Dec 5, 2015

Advent Blog Hop


Today I'm joining in my 2nd Advent Blog Hop. The wonderful Jo over at Serendipitous Stitching is hosting a fantastic Advent Blog Hop. Each day we get to visit a new "doorway" for our countdown to Christmas. Today is Day 5 which means it's MY TURN.

For those people who are just hopping by for the first time let me take a moment to say Welcome and tell you who I am. I'm Katie. I'm a stay at home mother to a wonderful son who is 17. He is my life. I'm also lucky enough to be happily married. We own a home with my mom and I just love my family. I love traveling, geocaching, camping, and of course cross stitching. I stitch on anything that makes me happy. I love Heaven and Earth Designs and all things bright and fun.

Jo asked us to share how we spend Christmas Eve. Since my parents got a divorce when I was 10 I've woke up with my dad on Christmas Eve and then home for Christmas morning. We still continue it to this day. The day before Christmas Eve hubby, son, and me load up and head down to my dad and step mom's house. It's about an hour and a half away. We watch movies together. One we watch every year no matter what is National Lampoon Christmas Vacation. We go to sleep and my dad wakes us up early in the morning because he is worse than a little kid when it comes to opening presents. We open presents with them and eat a delicious breakfast. 2 in the afternoon we head over to my dad's parents. They actually rent this little building now since the family has grown so large. We have a lot of fun and sit around and tell stories about this and that. We head home and jump into bed waiting for Christmas morning here at our home. I just love Christmas. I love seeing the face of people when they open a gift. The smiles. The magic of the holidays. I just can't wait.

I would also like to share a piece that I not only stitched this year but actually finished. If you are a follower of my blog you know my pieces tend to just wait in a drawer forever for the finishing part. Guess what?!?!?
I finished my 6 Christmas Pals Ornaments!!! It's a kit from Dimensions. I started them for the Crazy January Challenge beginning of this year and worked on them for a total of 25 days. I enjoyed every stitch in them. I finished them off as little cubes. They aren't perfect but I love them anyway. Now they are happily displayed for the Christmas Season rather than hiding in a drawer.

23 comments:

  1. Great to see all of your Christmas pals together, they're so cute! Lol on dad opening his gift early:) Have fun!

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  2. Thanks for entering the bloghop and showing off your Christmas Ornament Pals. Please show us more of the cubes and the fabric you used. It might give me an idea for mine! :)

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  3. Nice traditions and love your cubes!!!

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  4. Lovely stitching,they look great together.I enjoyed reading about your Christmas traditions.It is wonderful to share this time of year with family.

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  5. Enjoyed reading about your holiday celebrations. Great cubes! Love National Lsmpoon, we have that movie

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  6. Sounds like you enjoy every moment of Christmas and that's just how it should be. Thanks for sharing.

    Your cubes look really cute.

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  7. Thanks for taking part in the Advent Calendar Blog Hop this year and sharing your Christmas Eve traditions. It's a great way to make sure you see both sides of the family.

    Love the Christmas Cubes too.

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  8. Wow, great traditions. I can feel your joy. :)
    Christmas Pals are so sweet!

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  9. Woohoo for 6 SIX finishes! Well done my friend. They look perfect to me!
    I loved hearing about your Christmas Eve traditions. Nice to visit family and even nicer to wake up at home on Christmas morning!

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  10. Wonderful traditions...sweet project. Nice to meet you thanks to Jo! I am day 12...

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  11. What a wonderful group of ornaments. Have a very merry Christmas!

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  12. Aww I love the finishing on the ornaments! Great job! It sounds like a great Christmas tradition :)

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  13. Love your Christmas Pals! ;o)
    Hugs xx

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  14. I have loved watching your progress on those ornaments!! I love your finishing of them!!! So pretty! I SO have to get these ones!!! ENABLER!!! Lol

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  15. Wow! You know how much I love those!! It's lovely to see them made up :) Can I just ask what you used for the actual cube? I really want to give a go at this type of finish but I find it hard to actually source a polystyrene cube. I found an actual square box but think it is too deep, so advise & tips welcome :)

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  16. Love your Christmas tradition. Congratulations on finishing your Christmas Pals. I think they look terrific! Merry Christmas!

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  17. I enjoyed reading your post, and seeing tour Christmas stitching. Merry Christmas!

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  18. So nice to read your story, Katie. And great to see all this wonderful Christmas finishes - all finished up - standing on that shelf.

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  19. Sounds like you have a great Christmas time with your family. Pretty Christmas Pals stitching.

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  20. Hi Katie, Hopping on from Jo's Advent calendar blog hop. Your Christmas Pals Ornaments are so cute.Enjoyed reading about your holiday celebrations.

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  21. Hooray!! The Christmas Pals are really really cute!! Thanks for sharing how you do Christmas Eve. I can't say we have a tradition these days. As a child, we went to Grandma and Grandpa's... that I remember! Hugs!

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  22. What a lovely way to celebrate with the families.
    Your Pals are adorable, you did a great job finishing them! I might have to look into making those, they really are cute.

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