Today is the 12th day of Jo's Advent Hop. Every day there will be a new blogger(s) who will share a Christmas stitch and their favorite Christmas song. We are thrilled to take part in this fun, annual, holiday hop that Jo has so graciously put together. If you would like to read more about the hop and see a list of the other blogs to visit, go to Jo's blog at Serendipitous Stitching.
I made this one for Mary because of her love of birds. It is called "Christmas Birdhouse" by Country Cottage Needleworks. It was stitched on 40 ct. flax linen with over dyed threads. I used check and mini flower fabrics and green check ribbon ruched around the ornament. It took a whole roll of ribbon to make it nice and full. And, I love the little wreath button on the peak of the birdhouse.
Choosing my favorite Christmas song was hard to do because I love so many. My very favorite is "Oh Holy Night" by John Berry (who has an incredible voice) but it has been chosen a few times so I will pick another favorite which is "I'll be Home for Christmas" by Rascal Flatts. Love the harmony on this rendition.
You can find John Berry's "Oh Holy Night" here
and "I'll be Home for Christmas" by Rascal Flatts here
My Christmas Ornament is "Season of Love" by Diane Williams of Little House Needleworks.I used the called for DMC with the exception of substituting Weeks Chestnut for 869 and GA Cranberry for 3721.
"Season of Love" is one of my favorite ornaments in her series. It was a quick stitch and I love the sentiment as Christmastide is indeed the Season of Love.
My favorite song is "The Christmas Song" sung by Nat King Cole. I remember hearing it for the first time in my grandparents living room in the 1960's and ever since then it has been my favorite Christmas song.
You can find Nat King Cole's "Christmas song" here
Just couldn't resist posting this:
We wish everyone a very blessed and merry holiday season. This year has been so much fun getting to know all of you so well and sharing ideas. We should be back with another post right after the holidays if not before.
The girls from Stitching Friends
"He who has not Christmas in his heart will never find it under a tree."