Today I’m joining Jo of Serendipitous Stitching for her Christmas Advent. I’m a bit late telling you this, but each day of December you can visit Jo to see who is posting! If you haven’t seen the calendar yet perhaps you’d like to pop over to Jo's blog now to catch up!
So, this is my day for door 22
Jo asks that we show a photo of stitching for Christmas:
“Christmas Cheers” by Lucie Heaton
I started Christmas Cheers in November, inspired by Rachel’s Naughty November (see HERE) and finished it around midnight on Sunday ! I was going to try to FFO yesterday, and write my post, but then I realised that would be bit of a “tall ask” as I wouldn’t be able to eat all day, and I’d end up with severe back ache, so this is it for now ..... but it’s not going in the pile to linger ..... I’m working on it already!
Unfortunately the weather is awful here today and the photo I took, trying to show the colour of the fabric as well as the stitching has not gone so well .....
I really enjoyed stitching this Lucie Heaton pattern and have already ordered the kit for her latest pattern on the cover of the current CrossStitcher magazine (Issue 365) - a lovely winter scene! I hope I don't have to wait too long as I feel lost without a project to pick up in the evening! The strange thing is I've ordered the kit and only today they have sent me an email saying only certain cottons are available and they are on their way ...... but I'm confused, why are they sending these cottons alone when I've ordered a kit? They're not much use without the fabric!!!!
Jo also asked us to talk about our favourite Christmas book, and I've enjoyed following the others and finding out what their book choices and memories are ......
but, unfortunately, I don’t really have a Christmas favourite ..... however I especially love the Agatha Raisin series, and remember reading “Kissing Christmas Goodbye” by M C Beaton.
If you’ve read any of the Agatha Raisin series you will know just what to expect. It’s a while since I read the book and I've forgotten much of the detail of the plot, so don't worry I won't give a spoiler here, but suffice to say it’s full of the usual light-hearted fun we expect from Aggie! The story wasn't quite what I'd expected but I do love reading about Aggie! However I feel the more books Ms Beaton wrote the quality was perhaps not of the same high standard or as entertaining as her earlier books, but that didn't stop my enjoyment of the story.
Do pop over to Jo's to see all the beautiful stitching of our blogging friends
I do hope you have a Happy Christmas despite all that is happening with Covid, and let's hope things will be better in 2021!