Saturday, 1 December 2018

Advent Blog Hop

The lovely Jo at Serendipitous Stitching  has organised an Advent Blog Hop to lead us all up to Christmas - thanks Jo

Everyday a different blogger will be posting up a Christmas photo of something stitched or crafted for Christmas; Jo will be sharing the links to each Advent on her blog so don't forget to pop by. I feel privileged and honoured to start our Advent Blog Hop.

My photo for the Advent is of a piece of stitching I did many years ago and is a big part of our Christmas. I used aida band fabric and variegated thread to stitch this cake band, baking it with baking paper. I'm not sure when I bought the snowmen candles; they have never been lit and are put safely away each year until the next Christmas.

 It would not be Christmas without our Snowmen cake!

Snowmen dancing around our Christmas Cake 
The theme of this year's Advent Blog Hop is 'My Favourite Christmas Song' - mine favourite is O Little Town of Bethlehem. Although a beautiful traditional carol my favourite version is sung by Cliff Richard. It really gives me a warm feeling, perfect for the Christmas season.


Wishing everyone joy, peace and love as we travel through Advent



🎄 Merry Christmas 🎄

25 comments:

  1. Thanks for kicking off the advent calendar in style Clare! I really enjoyed listening to Cliff's version of O Little Town, brings back great memories.

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  2. Thanks for taking part in the Advent Calendar Blog Hop this year with cake and a lovely song too.
    We have a massive candle I've owned for about 20 years which only gets lit for Christmas Dinner and probably outsee me and become a family heirloom!

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  3. Hello my lucky girl!What a lovely cake band. Now that's something I would never try to stitch but yours looks lovely! Have happy Christmas holidays!AriadnefromGreece!

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  4. Oh Clare. I have goose bumps from the song. Thank you. I just love everything about your cake!! I hope this Christmas is an especially blessed one for you and yours!!

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  5. A lovely Christmas hymn to be sure. Thank you for your participation. Merry Christmas 🎄

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  6. Glad to see you opening this Advent Calendar. How a glass of Champagne (N. Feuillatte of course) will be nice with this lovely (and calorie-free) cake. Send you love and kisses and wish you a happy advent time. Amitiés.

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  7. A lovely opening for our Advent event!
    Love your cake band, and how amazing to find those snowmen candles, they are just right!!
    Happy Christmas, Clare! I really enjoyed listening to Cliff’s record!
    Hugs,
    Barbara xx

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  8. Lovely cake band Aimetu and I really enjoyed listening to Cliff´s version of O Little Town of Bethlehem, I don´t remember having heard it before. Happy Advent.

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  9. Clare, How nice the cake band is such a sentimental part of your Christmas tradition. Ihope you have a Blessed 1st week of Advent. Mary

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  10. Awww, those little snowmen are so cute.
    Your cake bands are delightful, I love the one you made for me.
    Happy advent x

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  11. What a beautiful decoration. I don't blame you for loving it. I had never heard that version of that song. Beautiful. Thanks for sharing. Merry Christmas!

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  12. What a pretty cake band you made Clare. And I too love the song O Little Town of Bethlehem. Thank you for the link. RJ@stitchingfriendsforever

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  13. A cake band! I'm such a messy cook I would be afraid to ever use such a neat creation. Yours looks great and it's even more awesome that it comes out every year.

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  14. Love the Snowman cake and Cliff Richard's song, too. Merry Christmas to you and yours. xxxx

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  15. What a delightful piece. Those little snowmen are so cute! It looks like several of us are using designs we stitched in the past.

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  16. Your cake band is a treasure, I love it! It's been years since my parents have made a cake like that, is it a fruit cake? And the snowmen candles are the perfect addition.
    That is a beautiful song, I don't think I've heard Cliff Richard singing it before.

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  17. The cake band is gorgeous Clare

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  18. Beautiful cake band and I like the candles too.

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  19. What a lovely cake band! This is one of my favorite songs too. It was a pleasure visiting today, Merry Christmas!

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  20. I love your Snowman cake tradition, I would never think it would be possible to cross-stitch a cake band! It's so cute ⛄ A very Merry Christmas ��

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  21. What a lovely stitching and such a wonderful idea, adds a lot of visual interest to the snowy white cake. I love baking too. Merry Christmas!

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  22. So cute! It's a very original decoration! I like O Little Town of Bethlehem too. I've never heard this version before! Merry Christmas!

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  23. The snowman cake is great. I love Christmas traditions. Merry Christmas.

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  24. oooooo Christmas Cake … love those candles and that band is precious … love your choice of song too, not heard this one for a few years … Merry Christmas … it is now Christmas Eve and I have listened backwards the blog hop songs :) love mouse xxxxx

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