Online Advent Calendar 2017 - December 1st

Ho! Ho! Ho!

Merry Christmas everyone.

Here is Day One of Serendipitous Jo's Online Advent Calendar


This is Mill Hill's Snowy Wonderland - which I stitched last year (2016).  It is one of my very favourite finishes.




Jo always sets us a little task for our blog post; we have to answer a Christmassy question:


How do you plan to spend Boxing Day?  Do you have any traditions associated with this day?

Well, normally, we all go to the movies for DS2's birthday, who was born on Boxing Day.

As, often, it is a bit flat the day after Christmas, we started to go see the blockbuster movies which usually came out on Boxing Day - all of the Lord of the Rings movies, the Harry Potter movies, and so on. And do you know, even though, DS2 is nearly 25, we still do it every year!

However, this year, TraderVic, DSister2, DD and DS2 and I will all be in Sicily for Christmas - so not sure what we will do with all of the Sicilian cousins but I am sure it will be lots of fun!

(Unfortunately, DS1 and DDIL will not be coming with us as they are moving to Brunei for two years instead! Yes, I said Brunei on the island of Borneo - my goodness!)



Here they are, all dressed up to go to a fancy dinner last evening.


Anyway, Merry Christmas everyone, 


Now, please don't forget to visit the Advent Calendar on Jo's blog each day up until the Big Day! 
hugs, 




Comments

butterfly said…

Love the frosty stitching , I love stitching Mill Hill too.
I love the 3d effect .
Wishing you a happy weekend.
Brigitte said…
This post is an absolutely great start of Jo's advent calendar. So nice to see your wintery forest all in whites and blues again, I still remember when you stitched it.
Such an awesome adventure that lies ahead of you. Sicily must be wonderful at this time of the year, not too hot and not too cold. And when you have relatives there, all the better.
Thanks for taking part in the Advent Calendar and kicking it off in great style.
I stitched Winter Wonderland myself and will be getting it out to display soon.
Always nice to see a photo of one of your handsome sons too!
Have a wonderful Christmas travelling.
Christine said…
Such a lovely stitched piece to kick off the Advent Calendar
Ariadne said…
Have a great month of December and great holidays on Sicily island. If you ever manage it to Greece you will have to meet with me too!But I bet your next trip will have to be to Brunei with the most amazing palace in the world I think!
I love your Mill Hill pattern.Is it on perforated paper? I think it is one of my favourite patterns too and with the little bunny it reminds me of the first night I arrived in Finland years ago for Christmas and saw such snowed trees in my friend's garden and a hare jumped out of the dark!Exactly that view and those colours in Finland. Have a great month! AriadnefromGreece!
Maggie said…
Lovely Mill Hill stitching.

Have a wonderful Christmas!
Kay said…
This Mill Hill stitching is beautiful, I love the colours even though they aren't traditional Christmas colours. Boxing day is also a birthday day in our house and my oldest was born on that day. x
Gwen said…
A wonderful start to the 2017 Advent Calendar Blog Hop.
Vickie said…
Oh yes, I too love this stitch of yours!
Kate said…
Such a beautiful piece!!
Linda said…
Cute finish Kaye. Great pic of your son.

Linda
Sheryl S. said…
Wonderful plans for Christmas this year, how exciting to be in Sicily. Pretty Snowy Wonderland and goodlooking son.
Julie said…
Great design to start this years advent calendar.
Have fun this festive season.
FlashinScissors said…
Great start for the Advent Calendar Blog Hop, Kaye!
Sounds like you willl have a wonderful Christmas with your family!
Barbara xx
deb said…
Your Winter Wonderland is gorgeous! Love the icy sparkle. :)

We often go to a movie over Christmas break too! The kids are 29 and 31 this year and we'll be going to the new Star Wars. It's fun to know that someone else has this tradition.
RJ said…
Beautiful stitching Kaye. We are off to a great start on the Advent calendar. Your holidays sound wonderful. Enjoy!!! RJ
rosey175 said…
I remember you working on this! The little snow bunny is my favorite thing. And all the blue. Lovely start to Jo's advent calendar fun :D
AnaCristina said…
Merry Christmas!!!
Barb said…
That is such a beautiful design. Looks just like a lovely frosty forest. I hope you and your family have a very Merry Christmas!!!
gracie said…
Lovely stitching and great plans.
Katie said…
Hello I'm visiting on the blog hop. I love that Mill Hill and have the kit to do myself. Just need to do it haha. It's sure beautiful finished up. Thanks for sharing your tradition. Hope you enjoy this year too.
beadgirl said…
Mill Hill kits are quite addictive, aren't they? Merry Christmas!
DJ said…
What a lovely stitched piece! What a nice way to spend Boxing day, too. I hope you enjoy your Christmas in Sicily!
Lesley said…
A lovely design to chose for the advent blog hop Kaye.It really is beautiful.
I love stitching Mill Hill kits. You have a very good looking family! Enjoy Sicily.
Belle said…
Hello!

I'm visiting from Jo's blog. I love the Mill Hill beaded kits and yours is beautiful. Your blog has so much lovely stitching. I hope you enjoy Sicily.
jocondine said…
Bonsoir ! I'm hoping "from door to door" with Jo's Calendar. Nice to visit you, lovely stitching. Have a great trip to Sicily. Joyeux Noël ! xxx
Margaret said…
I remember that piece from last year. I love it too -- it's so pretty! I love seeing your DS 1 and 2. Yikes! Brunei? Wow, that's a big move! I do hope those of you who are going to Sicily have a fun time. That's so exciting!! Who knows, maybe you can manage a movie while you're there!
Justine said…
I love your winter wonderland finish, it's gorgeous! Your Boxing Day tradition sounds nice and relaxed. Have fun in Sicily!
Astrids dragon said…
Such a lovely winter scene!
What a great way to celebrate a birthday and Boxing Day! What fun to be doing something different with family this year.
Happy Christmas, dear Kaye.
Carol said…
What a pretty finish, Kaye! I wish we had Boxing Day here in the U.S. For many, the day after Christmas is simply "back to work," but not for me now that I've retired--ha ha!!

Brunei--oh my! Wishing them all the best--that sounds quite exciting!
Elfie said…
I have really enjoyed visiting today. love your stitching, and it was interesting to read of your family's Boxing Day plans.

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