Sunday, December 18, 2016

Advent calendar - Day 18

Hello my friends,

Today I am joining in with Jo's Advent Calendar!

If you haven't been following along so far ..... have a look here, on Jo's blog to see what is behind the other doors!

Thank you Jo for the work you do in organising your blog hops ..... it is such a fun way of meeting, and getting to know other stitching bloggers!


Jo asked us to post a photo of a Seasonal design:

I think this pattern for a cake band was from Cross Stitcher magazine ..... 

Cross stitch - Cake Band

if you've visited my blog before you may have seen this one .....

Margaret Sherry - cross stitch
..... as this Margaret Sherry cat is one of my favorites!

Jo also asked us to share a treasured ornament, something with sentimental memories. I was intending to have finished the Goldwork ornament I have been making this year ..... but I spent too long stitching my Christmas bag 

Christmas bag

..... and ran out of time for my Goldwork .....

Goldwork ornament

so, perhaps...... just for this year ..... Jo would accept last year's new door wreath as our treasured ornament?

Christmas door wreath

I look forward to sharing more stitching with you next year!

Thank you for visiting, 
Happy Christmas everyone!

Barbara xxx


  1. That little Margaret Sherry cat is so sweet. I also love all the other stitched items you show. Wonderful stitching, Barbara.

  2. I don't think I have seen an embroidered cake band before. In both Sweden and Japan most cakes have a top layer of cream and can not be decorated with bands.
    The wreath looks great on your door.

  3. All beautiful Christmas projects Barbara! Love them! Christine x

  4. And I'm looking forward to seeing more stitching from you. Merry Christmas! πŸŽ„

  5. That's a great cake band, Christmas cake is my favourite cake! The MS cat is so cute too, I love her cats and her mice.
    I would have liked to have seen your goldwork ornie but I accept the lovely wreath as an alternative as long as the ornie is completed for next year's post!

  6. Lovely stitching on everything, and your bag looks fantastic, well worth the extra work!

  7. The cake band is lovely, and the kitty is adorable.
    your goldwork looks intricate...

  8. Oh I loved that cat there!AriadnefromGreece!

  9. I have enjoyed visiting your blog. Your stitching is lovely.

  10. I like the kitty in the wreath ornie - so cute!

  11. Lovely Christmas stitching Barbara, all pretty designs and the wreath is perfect. Love the cake band and the cake :-)) happy Christmas

  12. Lovely Christmas projects Barbara, I am a big fan of that bag.

  13. I LOVE that kitty!! Great Christmas projects. I have never heard of a cake band.
    Merry Christmas
    xx, Carol

  14. Love your Wreath. The little kitten of course is too cute and I love your red Christmas Bag. Beautiful

  15. Love the cat of course, but everything is lovely. Terrific post!

  16. Everything looks lovely, I especially love your MS cat!

  17. I love your cake band. So sweet. Merry Christmas to you!

  18. Lovely stitching.I like your MS cat too.
    Happy Christmas.

  19. Lovely stitching Barbara - wishing you a very Merry Christmas!

  20. What lovely stitching! And your wreath is gorgeous!


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