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Saturday, 24 December 2011

Advent calendar - Day 24: Merry Christmas!

My freebie advent calendar has now reached the final day. I show you this pretty Christmas tree and presents from Aliolka. I want to say thanks for all for the lovely comments I have received and all the new readers I've got now!

Merry Christmas to all! 
I hope you have all your loved ones with you to share this wonderful time.

Friday, 23 December 2011

Advent calendar - Day 23: Snow!

Only a little bit of wet snow here at the moment. Do we really have to wait until Christmas Eve to get some snow, if we get some at all... I hope not. So I show this freebie and it will lure the snowflakes here. :) Pattern is Snowflake from Penelopi's cross stitch freebies blog.

I'm dreaming of a white Christmas!

Thursday, 22 December 2011

Advent calendar - Day 22: Noel

It's almost Christmas Eve. Have you been naughty or nice? Today's freebie is "Noel" from Isazabelle's blog.

Wednesday, 21 December 2011

Advent calendar - Day 21: Boule Noel

Oh my... I am so late today posting my freebie of the day. I just have tp confess I have been so busy that I just didn't have time earlier today but I hope this pattern makes up the wait. :) Pattern is from Bien le bonjour aux brodeuses blog: Boule Noel.

Tuesday, 20 December 2011

Advent calendar - Day 20: Bon Noel 2011

Christmassy colours: red, green, white! :) This would be lovely if framed or the parts can be used for something smaller.

Santa is almost here! :)

Monday, 19 December 2011

Advent calendar - Day 19: Christmas wonders

Yet another day, yet another freebie. :) This one wishes you Joy, Hope, Peace, Wonder and Believe.

Sunday, 18 December 2011

Advent calendar - Day 18: Bonne annee

Today's freebie wishes a happy new year but in a Christmassy style. :) Pattern is from Gazette's blog.

Saturday, 17 December 2011

Advent Calendar - Day 17: Christmas tree

It's the third  time I show you a pattern by Aliolka. Her patterns just are so pretty. :) Click the picture to go to the pattern.

Friday, 16 December 2011

Advent calendar - Day 16: Noel 2011

Not so many days left on my Advent calendar. Christmas is getting nearer. The sixteenth freebie pattern of this year comes from Bien le bonjour aux brodeuses blog and it's called Noel 2011. This is from the same blog than my very first freebie of this year. Click the picture to go to the pdf pattern.

Snowy days! :)

Thursday, 15 December 2011

Advent calendar - Day 15: Spice bags

These are really really cute! Spice bags, gift bags, candy bags, what ever you want to put in these cute bags is fine. :) Since the colours are so delicious I might put some Christmas candies in these. :) Patterns are from The World of Cross Stitching magazine.

My blog posts might have been a little bit sweeter lately. A certain someone I met a while ago might have something to do with it since he has brought smiles, joy and happy thoughts in my life. :) I am taking my time to see what will become of this and try not to smile ALL the time, otherwise people at work might start to think I have more screws undone than usual in my head. :D

Wednesday, 14 December 2011

Advent Calendar - Day 14: Holly Quilt

Today's freebie requires a bit different kind of stitches. It's a beautiful ornament from The Victoria Sampler. I really like the pretty Christmassy colours.

Tuesday, 13 December 2011

Advent Calendar - Day 13: Cardinal Heart

Today's freebie flies to my blog from Kissy-Cross blog. This simple ans stylish cardinal comes to warm our hearts.

A cup of tea and warn hugs!

Monday, 12 December 2011

Advent calendar - Day 12: Cute little Christmas trees

I had some technical problems this morning but finally I got today's freebie posted. :) These cute little Christmas trees are from Aliolka blog. There are many more so click the picture and see them all.

Sunday, 11 December 2011

Advent Calendar - Day 11: Ribbon Reindeer

This Sunday reveals another one of Daffycat's lovely and gorgeous deer patterns. I just love these, I hope you do too! :) You can get the pattern by sending email to Daffycat (click the picture to go to the blog).

Peaceful Sunday to all!

Saturday, 10 December 2011

Advent Calendar - Day 10: Jolly Christmas cards

Today, the day after the Christmas party ;) , I show you these Jolly Christmas cards from The World of Cross Stitching magazine.Click the picture to download the chart.

Happy Christmas crafting!

Friday, 9 December 2011

Advent Calendar - Day 9: Dance of the gingerbread men

I am going to a Christmas party tonight and to celebrate that here are these dancing gingerbread men as today's freebie. :) Click the picture to go to the Ant of Sweden site to download the pattern.

Have fun at the Christmas party! :)

Thursday, 8 December 2011

Advent Calendar - Day 8: Three small patterns

Today's patterns could be used example for cards or ornaments. These three small, quickly stitched, patterns are from The CrossStitcher magazine. Click the picture to go and download the patterns.

Happy stitching!

Wednesday, 7 December 2011

Advent Calendar - Day 7: The Christmas tree

On the seventh day of my advent calendar we will start decorating the tree. The pattern is called ель (fir) and it's from Aliolka blog.

We have snow! Happy snowy days! :)

Tuesday, 6 December 2011

Advent Calendar - Day 6: Stocking Reindeer

The sixth day and I show you one of my favourite patterns: Daffycat's "Stocking Reindeer". :) Her reindeers have made their appearance in my advent calendar in previous years and this year makes no exception. I have stitched all the reindeers and I will stitch this one too before Christmas. :) Click the picture to go to Daffycat's blog. You can get the pattern by sending her email (daffy-cat AT hotmail DOT com).

Peacefull Finland's Independence Day!

Monday, 5 December 2011

Advent Calendar - Day 5: Going to the woods

Today we take a hike. :) I mean hike to the fir tree forest. There are two versions of today's pattern, they are from Bodil Broderi. Click the links under the pictures to go to the patterns.

Christmas part1 and part2

Have fun decorating for Chrismas! :)

Sunday, 4 December 2011

Advent Calendar - Day 4 : Winter Wondeland Stocking

It's the Day four of my advent calendar and there is still time to stitch this lovely Winter Wonderland Stocking before Christmas. Ok maybe you need to be very fast but some are. :) Pattern is from Better Homes & Gardens magazine's website. It requires a registration before you can download the pattern. But if you don't want to registrate send me email or leave a comment with your email address and I'll send the pattern to you.

I didn't forget about the giveaway. :) The winner is Katri!
Congratulations! (She entered in my finnish blog). 

Saturday, 3 December 2011

Gingerbread house

I made another gingerbread house. The Tardis I made earlier moved to my working place to meet and greet the fans so I made this pink dreamy house for home. I made a hole in the base so I can put an led candle inside the house. You can print the pattern here (the blog is in Finnish but click the linked word "täältä" and you can download the pdf-pattern). Oh, I just realised this is one more freebie. :D Don't forget to enter the giveaway that I posted about earlier today.

Gingery Christmas greetings!

Advent Calendar - Day 3: GIVEAWAY!

On the day three my blog presents: a giveaway! :) The prize is the gorgeous "J'arrive" pattern from Tournicoton and Violarium will send it to the winner. You only have until the midnight (Finnish time, check it here) to enter so hurry up and comment on this post to sign in.
(This giveaway also runs in my Finnish blog, so the winner can be from here or from there but you only need to sign in on one blog to enter)

Feeling lucky? :)

Friday, 2 December 2011

Advent Calendar - Day 2: Joy

On the second day of my advend calendar I show you this beautifull bauble with a lovely message: Joy! The pattern is from Kissy Cross blog. Click the picture to go to the blog to load the pattern.

Happy Christmassy days!

Thursday, 1 December 2011

Gingerbread Tardis

Have you ever watched the TV series "Dr Who"? If so then you'll know what the Tardis is. :) I made a gingerbread Tardis for my work since there are many who love that series (including me :)). My colleague's wife will make Dalek and Uud from marzipan and we'll add them with the Tardis.