Tuesday, 8 December 2020

Advent Calendar Blog Hop

I have the 8th day ... I always enjoy the Advent Calendar Blog Hop, it's been great again this year, thanks Jo. 

My stitching photo is from last Christmas, it's the ornament I stitched for our daughter and her partner as it was their first Christmas in their apartment. I love robin's, these are so cute and we could all do with a bit of Mistletoe Love. 


This year Jo asked us to share our Favourite Christmas Book, it can be a Christmassy story or a book we love to read at this time of year. 

I don't read this book every year but I do like this story, it makes me smile as it's a typical 'all is well in the end' story. I love Jane Austen's books and also enjoy many of the books written by other authors based around her stories. Victoria Connolly is one of my favourite such authors, I was hooked on her writing as soon as I read 'A Weekend with Mr Darcy'. I hope you'll be able to find a copy of my Christmas choice if you haven't read it already, her other books are super too. 

My Favourite Christmas Book is........ Christmas with Mr Darcy


I hope you saw my previous blog about the Bouquet of Flowers, thank you to everyone who sent a flower. This year our Tree Festival has had to be virtual but the Bouquet of Flowers will be in church in 2021. 

The virtual Tree Festival shows St Laurence's Church during our previous festivals, the church always smells amazing as the trees are all real. There are 60 trees all decorated in different themes, there are some very clever ideas. The Family Tree (5.18) is one of mine from 2012 the year my Dad passed away. 

Here's the link to the video on YouTube, make sure you have the sound on, settle down with a cuppa and enjoy .... Merry Christmas.



I hope you are enjoying this year's Advent Calendar Blog Hop, all the links are put up daily on Jo's post at Serendipitous Stitching, thanks again Jo.  

Wishing you all a Happy Christmas, stay well, stay safe 🎄


20 comments:

  1. I love the ornament you stitched for your daughter and her partner. The robins are so cute. I really enjoyed seeing the pics of your flower ornaments and the flower tree. Such a lovely idea. I hope you have a happy Christmas!

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  2. Thanks for taking part in the Advent Calendar Blog Hop this year. I love the little robins, perfect for a first Christmas together. Or any Christmas together really!
    Thanks for sharing the beautiful trees with us again.

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  3. That is such a cute ornament! I will have to look up that book. A very Merry Christmas to you!

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  4. The robins are really sweet!
    Thank you for the book recommendation, it will go on my list!
    I hope you have a super Christmas Claire!
    Hugs,
    Barbara xx

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  5. Clare: Your ornament is adorable.
    Thank-you for having another link posted to enjoy the trees, they are all lovely.

    Merry Christmas
    Catherine

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  6. That is a darling ornament Claire! I will see if this author is available at our library.

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  7. That's a cute ornament :-) Such a shame you will have to wait until next year to put your flower tree in the church, 2020 will go down as the year that everything was cancelled!

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  8. Gorgeous little ornament and the trees are wonderful, a delightful idea.

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  9. What a cute ornament you stitched for your daughter and her partner. The trees are a wonderful idea and it kind of reminds me walking through our Museum in Chicago and all the trees on display. Every tree there represented a different country.

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  10. The robins are cute. I'll check out your book recommendation.

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  11. The Christmas robins are very cute. I recently watched one of the Mr. Darcy movies - think it was on the Hallmark channel. Sad to say I've never read the book so I must rectify that!

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  12. Great ornament, and thank you for the link. Hopefully things will be more normal for next year's trees.

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  13. Such a pretty ornament and I will have to check out both the book and the link for the trees. Merry Christmas

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  14. That is a sweet little ornament and certainly one that will be treasured for years to come. Thank you for letting me know about Mr Darcy - this is another series to add to my literary list for 2021 Merry Christmas

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  15. Sweet little stitched ornie! I love handmade Christmas! The books sounds like one that would be right up my alley!! :)

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  16. Such a precious ornament you made them, mistletoe is a must at Christmas!
    That looks like a very enjoyable book, thanks for sharing.
    There we so many unique trees to look at, even dragons! I look forward to seeing yours next year.

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  17. I love your ornament, it's lovely with a great finish. I could probably add this book on my shelf, love Jane Austen story and since my retirement begin every day reading an English book, sometimes Christmas stories ! Joyeux Noël ! Bisous.

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  18. Awww the robins are so sweet together! What a fun way to decorate their first tree together. I like Jane Austin too, I've never seen this book but now I'll have to look for it. I love the "all is well in the end" stories! I'll have to go and take a peek at your tree for the church...I'm so far behind in blog reading...I wish you and yours a very Merry Christmas!

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  19. What a cute stitched piece and nicely finished too.

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  20. Cute ornament Clare and the book sounds really good

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