Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Embroidered Advent Calendar

I was going to name this post "Festive Madness", but I've gone there before, and it's really no use complaining anymore. I'm fine, just busy, and if anyone has a recipe for making sewing time in between all the year-end festivities and preparations, please share!

Debi inspired me to put up a post on embroidery. Embroidery/cross-stitch was my sanity-to-go when spending weeks at the hospital during my pregnancy with DD, and later when she got sick a lot and I stayed home with her. During this last phase, in her first year, I made this cross-stitch advent calendar. It's a counted cross-stitch from a magazine. I framed it with red silk, and hung it up with the aid of a drumstick (DH is a drummer; clever, no?).

As you see, on the day before December 1st, the calendar has not been filled. Aaaah, madness...


  1. WOW! It's GREAT---the colors are amazing and it looks fantastic! Great job!!!!! I love it!

  2. Oooh! wow, that's really pretty :-)

  3. Wow, that looks like it took a lot of work. The colors are so joyful in it. I always love to see what other talents my fellow sewistas have. Thanks for sharing!

  4. That's beautiful and so special - so much nicer because you made it - very clever!

  5. What a beautiful wall hanging. And how special! You will have that for the rest of your life: a treasured keepsake.

  6. You did an amazing job! Love it!



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