Monday 25 January 2021

12 Days of Christmas and a bit of snow

This year I'm doing the 12 Days of Christmas SAL with the ladies at Needlecraft Haven. We are stitching any design but we don't share our progress or finishes until the 25th of the relevant month. 

25th January - Day 1 - A Partridge in a Pear Tree

25th February - Day 2 -  Two Turtle Doves

25th March - Day 3 - Three French Hens 

25th April - Day 4 - Four Calling Birds

25th May - Day 5 - Five Gold Rings

25th June - Day 6 - Six Geese a-Laying

25th July - Day 7 - Seven Swans a-Swimming

25th August - Day 8 - Eight Maids a-Milking

25th September - Day 9 - Nine Ladies Dancing

25th October - Day 10 - Ten Lords a-Leaping

25th November - Day 11 - Eleven Pipers Piping

25th December - Day 12 - Twelve Drummers Drumming 

We are not sharing our photos on social media until the 25th so our SAL has a mini reveal every month. I am also taking part in a Facebook SAL hosted by Jo and Christmas Ornie SAL blog hosted by Kaye but I'll be posting after the Needlecraft Haven relevant date - it does make it exciting, different to posting as soon as something is done. 

Anyway I'm doing Jardin Prive's design and Plum Street Samplers design. As yet I have only stitched the Jardin Prive one, it isn't finished and the photo is a little dark.

We've had snow here, it fell most of yesterday and is still there today. I'm still building up my strength and was nervy about going out but it is so pretty. Hubby found out the wellies and we went for a 20 minute stroll, keeping to flat paths and avoiding crossing roads as they are packed ice. It was so refreshing and we made it back with no slips or wet bottoms ! 

It was nice to get home and sit in the conservatory looking out at the garden. Our Sam Toft cushion is so true especially with a marshmallow hot chocolate.

Stay safe everyone, keep warm and dry.


Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

I think I like the red version of this design the best. It's lovely that there are so many SALs with this theme this year!
I've been stitching my Bothy Threads design today and it's gorgeous!

diamondc said...

Clare: What a very sweet post, the snow the photo of you both and the design you stitched, the hot cocoa looks yummy and of course the colored marshmellows, yummy.


Mary said...

Love red birds!! Such a sweet small. YOur snow looks so pretty, we are supposed to get snow today and I'm looking forward to it. Great photo of you!!

Maggie said...

There seem to be a few ornament SAL's this year. I like you first finished one :-)
The snow was so pretty wasn't it, glad you managed to get out for awhile and enjoy it.
Take care x

butterfly said...

Lovely post ,great photos and pretty snow .
look forward to seeing your SAL .
Take care .

Faith... said...

I have always loved how the snow looks when it first falls and covers the trees. Glad you got out for a bit and enjoyed it. I love your partridge! Good luck with completing two sets of The Twelve Days of Christmas.

Mary - Lecoeurceltique said...

I've decided that the red version is now my favourite as well, Clare.
The snow looked lovely but I bet it was even better when you could look at it from indoors with a hot chocolate.

Astrids dragon said...

What great winter photos, especially being able to enjoy it in your conservatory with your hot chocolate.