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Saturday, December 3, 2016

Day 3

Hi there all you cloud friends.  I am posting today for the Advent Calendar that Jo over at Serendipitous Stitching has organized.  Thanks for all your work, Jo.  We are asked to do two things.  First post a photo of a seasonal design and second tell you about a special object we have to help celebrate the season. For my design I have chosen a Plum Street Samplers piece called "Promised Lamb." I stitched it during the Christmas season last year. This year we are enjoying it in the family room.


I had a difficult time picking the object as many of the things  I use at Christmas time have sentimental value.  My entire Christmas tree is a tribute to family.  However, I was able to pick one item that is very special.


I can not remember a time in my life when this was not being used as the stable for the Christ child.  The lovely figurines were a gift from my step-mother who passed on last May so it will be especially important this year.  My mom used to let my sister and I play with the figurines so the original ones are long gone.
I hope you have enjoyed my holiday memory trip and I wish for all of you ,a very Merry Christmas!

32 comments:

  1. Great stitching, lovely chart and nice crèche, très joyeuses fêtes de Noël ! Amitiés.

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  2. The Promised Lamb is beautiful. So is your Nativity. Christmas would not be Christmas without our Nativity also.

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  3. Oh, wonderful stitching on the Plum Street Sampler piece, I really like it and it must be wonderful having it grace your walls this festive season. Love the story of your nativity scene - so sweet. Merry Christmas to you and yours, my very dear friend.

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  4. The Plum Street piece is so pretty... I love how the motifs are spaced so you can appreciate each and every one of them. Nativity scenes hold a special place in my heart too. My Grandma had a wonderful German set and I realized how much she loved me when she let me put the Baby Jesus in the manger... a special memory. Hope you are having a good December... not too busy... hugs!

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  5. The Plum Street sampler is lovely - what a wonderful addition to your Christmas decor. A beautiful Nativity as well.

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  6. Your Promised Lamb looks lovely. I really like your nativity as well.

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  7. Lovely stitched piece!! Nice to know you still have things from your childhood days to use in Chirstmas.

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  8. What a lovely door to open today on the advent calendar- a reminder of the real reason for Christmas!

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  9. No Christmas witches? lol love your Christmas stitches! Merry merry Christmas to you and your family!

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  10. Thanks for taking part in the Advent Calendar Blog Hop this year. Plum Street make some beautiful samplers and this is a lovely one.
    I also like your nativity scene, I have one with china figures and a hand-made stable. When we were children we made our own from peg-dolls or Playmobil people!

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  11. Promised Lamb is so pretty.
    And the Nativity is surely a keepsake.
    Wishing you a Merry Christmas also.
    Marilyn

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  12. What a gorgeous sampler, and your nativity set is lovely

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  13. Wonderful sampler.
    Enjoy the christmas time.

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  14. That is a very special decoration Thank you for sharing your memories. Your Sampler is beautiful

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  15. Your Plum Street Sampler piece is lovely, as is the nativity scene.

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  16. Your Promised Lamb is lovely, I don't think I've seen that one before. How wonderful to have those memories of the stable.

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  17. A lovely choice of both your sampler and nativity scene.

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  18. Lovely piece and memories!Enjoy the holidays!AriadnefromGreece!

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  19. Promised Lamb is very pretty, and what a special creche you have! Always thought one that could be played with was a good idea but never got around to making it happen - what special memories you have.

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  20. We had a nativity scene every year too. Now that I'm thinking about it, I wonder if my brother still has it. Never saw this PSS design, very nice.

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  21. A lovely stitch and an extra-special creche.

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  22. Lovely sampler ... a great design! Nice to read about your Christmas memories ..... hope you have a super one!
    Barbara xx

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  23. Promised Lamb is so lovely. Your nativity scene is wonderful and so many happy memories.

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  24. Hopping by on the blog hop. What a beautiful piece you shared. Love your nativity set. Happy Holidays!

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  25. Hopped over in the blog hop .... a fabulous sampler you have shared with us all. Beautiful nativity.

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  26. So beautiful, that Plum Street Sampler design. And I loved to read about the nativity scene, which is a real heirloom for you.

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  27. I enjoyed seeing your Nativity set, Barb... Mine was given to me by my mom, too, and I treasure it when I put it out each year. Love your sampler, too--so simple and lovely :)

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  28. Your sampler is lovely. Thanks for sharing your Nativity set and your Christmas memories.

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  29. Such a lovely sampler, Barb! And a beautiful Nativity set too. I think our Nativity is the thing I most enjoy bringing out each year at Christmas.

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  30. I love your Sampler. It would look nice in any room! I am very fond of Nativities, particularly ones with stories (I have quite a few myself), and yours is a very lovely one. Happy Christmas!

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  31. Been drawn to Plum Street samplers lately, so nice seeing your neat finish! Lovely nativity, thank you for sharing. Have a wonderful Christmas.

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