Hello and welcome to the Online Christmas Advent Calendar Day 5 (Blog Hop)... organized by Jo from Serendipitous Stitching ..
I would like to introduce myself to those who are new to my blog.. or just popping in today :)
Well I am a happy, smiley adventurous kind of person that loves to experiment and try new craft things. I currently cross stitch ans sew... and dabble in a few other things too. I will try anything as long as its fun and makes me happy.
For me to participate in this wonderful Christmas Advent Calendar blog hop I have to ooooh show you some wonderful Christmassy (love that word) things :) And answer a question...
Here are some Christmassy things I have stitched...
This is from my favorite designer.. Blue Ribbon Designs and LOVE everything that Belinda designs.
This is a Prairie Schooler Design ... I only very recently found Prairie Schooler designs.with Thanks to Frances :)
Another Prairie Schooler Design... they are just timeless..
This was a special design created just for me! I know!! It was designed by Gaynor from Stitchers Anon.
This is another new designer I have only very recently discovered... Its a Heart in Hand Design called "Christmas Alphabet".. lol Thanks to Frances again!! :)
My post before this one.. the 4 th December is all about this project.. sorry I posted this post th December slightly early as I did not want any one to think I had forgotten what with all the different time zones....
And the back of it :)
Here is the one she sent me...
The question is...
What is the best Christmas present I have ever received?
I thought about this question for some time.. over the years as a child I have had the best ever Christmases. Growing up and living in Germany was amazing and I loved it.
But I thought I would tell you all about a brilliant Christmas present I actually only got about 5 years ago.
Should give you all some back ground...
For years and I mean years I have always wanted my own sewing machine. As a child I have watched my mum make things and really enjoy this too. I can recall her even making me clothes as a child.. ha ha visions of the Von Trap children come to mind.. but oh no, they were really lovely things, dresses and skirts. Later I see her making curtains and recovering chairs.. so naturally I wanted to follow in her footsteps and have a go myself!
But like I say for years and years I asked, Christmas after Christmas hoping one year that someone would buy me one. They never did...
Oh this is not a sad story and not the end yet...
So it was about 5 years ago... out of the blue whilst at my parents home celebrating Christmas I was given a large box. Now I really had no idea what it was... I only got as far as ripping off the top bit of Christmas paper.... then I just sat there and cried my eyes out. Even recalling this now brings happy tears back to me. See for all those years wanting a sewing machine then to be given one... I was very over whelmed. Yes once the tears stopped rolling down my face I then proceeded to scream the house down!! ha ha shreeking OMG I have a sewing machine!
Oh but the story does not end there!
Yes I was thrilled to have a sewing machine now... but the sad thing is for the past 4 years its been tucked away in the cupboard or in a box when I have moved. See I did not have the confidence to use it, I did not want to do things wrong.
It was not until the start of this year ..2014 that my mum and I got together and she sat for hours showing me how to use my sewing machine. I need a little more hands on and guidance when it comes to learning new things.. see if your not aware I have specific learning difficulties... dyspraxia, dyslexia and dyscalculia too... but after many hours I picked it up :) And the more time I spend on it, the better I will get.
So yes the best Christmas present I have ever got was the sewing machine my mum bought me. And my confidence keeps growing as I do use it all the time now :)
That is it!
Lovely that you have popped in to see me... feel free to leave a comment :)
And I hope to see you again soon :)
Happy stitching and smiles to you all :)
I have not forgotten about Friday Night With Friends.. I will make my next post for this... and show you all what I have been up to :)