In 1981 I started a City and Guilds Embroidery course and after a few weeks working with different techniques we were given our first assignment - Something to Delight a Child. Christmas was coming and so I decided to make an Advent calendar. Until about 10 years ago I used that calendar every year, but then we started travelling to UK for Christmas and it was too bulky to take with us. So a couple of years ago I made a more portable calendar.
So my original calendar has sat in a cupboard for some time - but now it is going to a new home and so I thought I would share a few photographs before it goes.
Just a few pictures of the little charms. The tiniest cathedral window pin cushion I have ever made - 1" square.
Beatiful advent calendar. Did you make the more portable one too?ReplyDelete
Oh my goodness, those tiny charms you made for the advent tree are amazing. Such a beautiful advent colour that your niece and her daughter are going to treasure. The portable calender is fabulous, too. Such a fabulous concept to wind it a little and a new day is on show. So very clever, Lin.ReplyDelete
Lin, you know I love your new Advent calendar! It is such a wonderfully unique and clever idea. Please let me be the first to know when you decide to replace it with a new one. Ha! I promise I would take exception care of it. I imagine it must have been a bit of self struggle to part with your now vintage calendar. I’m sure it will be loved in its new home. Those small couched thread numbers could not have been easy to create! I love them. But, OH MY!...how tiny the daily charms are! Your labors of love are so beautifully stitched. A nice display of your lovely works for a exhibition!ReplyDelete
What a wonderful Advent calendar! I'm sure it will be enjoyed in it's new home.ReplyDelete
That is quite an advent calendar, Lin. So many tiny, precious details. But I really love your new "portable" one! Where did you ever find such a pattern?ReplyDelete
How beautiful it all is Lin ... & such fine detailed work in everything.ReplyDelete
Lovely to hear your advent calender has a new home where it will be treasured. Your portable one is beautiful. You have created lots of beautiful things Lin.ReplyDelete
This calendar is darling! What a great idea.ReplyDelete
Good to know it is going on to delight another family! Full of interesting techniques and happy memories..ReplyDelete
Oh wow..... what a gorgeous tree with decorations... each one is a little work of art... love it.... and a good wall of work there.... your embroidery is so lovelyReplyDelete
Beautiful advent calendar and lovely gift for your niece and her daughter. I know they will think of you every time they bring it out.ReplyDelete
Wow that's a beauty.... I'm sure you niece will love it.....ReplyDelete
How lovely it is to be passed on and used. They are beautiful ornaments.ReplyDelete
Your Advent calendar is so lovely and it is such a nice idea. Glad it is going to a good home.ReplyDelete
You have the fingers of a fairy to work on such small pieces. They are all adorable. Amazing work, Lin. I'm so impressed. Wow! ;^)ReplyDelete
What a beautiful advent calendar , your niece and her daughter will cherish it I am sure . So much detail and work went into this treasure . ❤ReplyDelete