Friday, 22 December 2017

'Twas the Weekend Before Christmas

I decided not to feature a Blogger of the Week this week as we are all so busy with Christmas preparations.  Instead I asked our previous Bloggers if they would like to send in a Christmas photo.

We start with the well-know poem; 'Twas the Night Before Christmas from Giovanna:

Prairie Schooler Book #63 Christmas Samplers


The house had been decorated with greenery by Sheryl and Melanie:

Top - Noel Blanc by A Mon Ami Pierre
Middle - Peace Doves by Nora Corbett
Bottom - 2011 Christmas Tree by Nora Corbett


The tree had been decorated with ornaments from Leonore, Margaret, Mouse, Pat, Jo and Pinky:

Top Left to Right:
Snowbirds by Country Cottage Needleworks
Merry Christmas Robin by Lynne Nicoletti
Very Merry by Lizzie*Kate
Bottom Left to Right:
Needlepoint Ornaments by Laura J. Perrin
Christmas Hearts by Just Nan
Christmas Angel Ornament by Dimensions

The stockings had been hung with care by Beth and Heather:

Left: Stocking by Cross My Heart Designs
Right: Enchanted Ornaments Stocking by Dimensions


Brigitte and Gracie were hoping that St. Nicholas would soon be here:

Left: Prairie Schooler #36 St Nicholas II
Right: Santa by Gracie


The next morning Ariadne, Deborah, DJ and Faith all awoke to find that Santa had left a special present, a world covered in snow!

Winter Reverie 2 by Jannlynn
Midnight Snowman by Dimensions Gold
Christmas Scene from DJ
Snowman TicTacToe by Ursula Michael


I'd like to thank everyone who has contributed to the blog this year, everyone who leaves comments on the posts and a special thank you to everyone who sent in photos for this Christmas Blogger of the Week Special!

If you would like to be interviewed next year or would like to nominate someone, please drop me an email.


  1. Wonderful post and lovely stitching everyone! I'm sorry I forgot to send you some of mine. Excellent work on this new blog Jo!

  2. Oh this is such a great story.I really love it and will be sharing on fb. Thank you Jo for being such an inspiration for all of us to stitch more and be more creative!Have a very merry Christmas and a happy new year!AriadnefromGreece!

  3. I enjoyed this very much Jo. Merry Christmas!

  4. Great photos! Thank you for sharing. Merry Christmas!

  5. Love the story Jo!

    Thank you for all the hard work you do on this blog and I look forward to more great posts in 2018!

    Merry Christmas and Happy New Years, Jo!

  6. What a lovely post Jo. Thank you for organising this blog

  7. Great post! Merry Christmas πŸ˜„πŸ€ΆπŸ»πŸŽ…πŸ»

  8. A great and very special Christmas story, Jo.
    Hve a Merry Christmas with your family.

  9. Jo what a great job you did with this. I love your Christmas story and how you added all of your bloggers of the week to it. I also really enjoy reading about the bloggers of the week and getting to know new stitchers. Great job. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. RJ

  10. What a fun post Jo. Congrats to all for the lovely finishes.

    Merry Christmas,

  11. Such lovely stitching! Merry Christmas.

  12. Thanks for doing this! It's been so much fun to read about each person.

  13. Great post Jo, I always really enjoy taking part in, and seeing everyone´s work on the Advent hop.

  14. A lovely post, you are so clever and have such fab ideas.

  15. What a wonderful post - everything send in such pretty stitching! I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas.