Your πŸŽ…πŸΌ Advent πŸ•― Calendar πŸŽ„ ~ Day 5

Hello my lovely friends πŸ’• Let’s peek behind Door # 5 πŸšͺ

😍 The gorgeous Christmas Tree at Rockefeller Center in New York

Amazing! Isn’t it?! πŸ’•

Are your Christmas decorations up yet? I will put mine up tomorrow 😊 The weather has turned wintery ⛄️ That’s always the signal to get a move on!

I hope you have a fabulous day! 😘

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Your πŸŽ…πŸΌ Advent πŸ•― Calendar πŸŽ„ ~ Day 4

Hello my lovely friends πŸ’•

Let’s open Door # 4 ….

Wow – it’s a…em, very interesting…Christmas craft 😁

Have fun! I hope you’re willing to share your creations with us! 😍

I wish you a fabulous day! πŸ’•

Your πŸŽ…πŸΌ Advent πŸ•― Calendar ~ Day 3

Hello my lovely friends πŸ’• Shall we take a look behind Door # 3 of our Advent Calendar? 😊

Let’s shall πŸ€“

What’s this?

It’s a picture of the ‘Christkindlsmarkt’ in NΓΌrnberg, Germany 😍

It is one of the oldest Christmas Markets in Germany.

But – ‘Despite intense investigations carried out by several historians and people interested in local history, the origins of the NΓΌrnberger Christkindlesmarkt are unknown. The oldest piece of evidence relating to it is a box made of coniferous wood. On the bottom can be found the following inscription: “Regina Susanna HarßdΓΆrfferin from the virgin Susanna Eleonora Erbsin (or Elbsin) sent to the Kindles-Marck in 1628”. The box is currently in the possession of the Germanic National Museum in Nuremberg.’

(Source: Wikipedia)

The market takes place every year during Advent on the city’s ‘Hauptmarkt’, a large square in the middle of town, and adjoining streets. Each year it attracts more than 2 million visitors.

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I hope you enjoyed this little bit of Advent history. 😊

Thanks for stopping by! πŸ€— I hope you will do so again soon! 😘

Your πŸŽ…πŸΌ Advent πŸ•― Calendar πŸŽ„ – Day 2

Hello my lovely friends πŸ’• Time to open the 2nd little door on our Advent-Calendar 😊

Behind Door # 2 is today’s ‘Awwww’ moment 😍

All together…’Awwwww’ πŸ’•

Sending Smiles πŸ™‚ Love ❀️ and Hugs πŸ€— your way!

Have a fabulous weekend!

Your πŸŽ…πŸΌ Advent πŸ•― Calendar πŸŒ²

Hello my lovely friends πŸ’• Do you have an Advent Calendar? It’s a german tradition, and I’m happy to see that it really caught on here in the States over the last few years. πŸ˜ƒ

I had one since I was knee high to a grasshopper, and remember being so excited every morning to open that little door. A piece of chocolate before school…gasp…unheard of the rest of the year πŸ˜†

Of course my daughter had the ‘chocolate behind the little door’ one since she can walk. When she was 8 or 9 we got fancy. πŸ‘ΈπŸ» In a magazine I found a pattern for a crochet/quilted wall hanging/Advent Calendar. The middle is a crochet Santa, the border is quilted. 24 buttons hold little bags with treats. This year is the first year that it’s not hanging in my house. But…she found a nice spot for it in her new home 😍

So…are you ready to take a peek behind the first door?

Introducing ‘Clementine’ – she’s my little Christmas elf. Every year around this time she makes an appearance πŸ’• Well, she looked around, and wanted to take selfies with her favorite scarf ‘Falling Leaves’. After a few failed attempts she let me help. 😁

Have a beautiful December! πŸŒ²πŸ•―πŸ€ΆπŸ»

I hope you stop by tomorrow to open door # 2 ☺️

πŸ’ Happy πŸ’• Birthday πŸ₯‚

Hello my lovely friends πŸ’•

A special greeting to all the ‘December Birthday Babies’! πŸ˜πŸ’πŸΎπŸ₯‚πŸŽ‚

I hope it’s a special, fabulous, wonderful, joyous, lovely one…and won’t get silenced by all the Holiday Celebrations! πŸ€—

You’re a very fabulous friend! 😍

Enjoy your day! 😊

FiPs, WiPs, and a Tip πŸ€“

Hello my lovely friends πŸ’• Thanks so much for stopping by, even though you must have felt a bit abandoned over the last few weeks. ☺️

I’ve been quite busy with hook and yarn, and that’s what today’s post is about.

FiPs…I’m pretty certain that that’s not a ‘thing’ 😁 It just sounds so nice in the title. I decided – for the sake of a pretty headline – that it will stand for ‘Finished Projects’.

And here they are…

The ‘Blue Skies’ Slouchy Hat

The ‘Falling Leaves’ Infinity Scarf (one of my personal favorites) 😊 If you like a closer look – it is now (with more pictures) in my brandnew Etsy Shop And a ‘ Newsboy/Cabbie’ Hat- Bear seemed to like it…even if he looks a bit grouchy πŸ˜‰

The WiPs The Puzzle Poncho is coming along

The ‘Flower Meadow’ has been a bit neglected lately – but it moved toward the top of the list

New is another ‘Puzzle’ – I just don’t seem to be able to move away from them 😏

A few weeks ago I bought these gorgeous Caron cakes

They’re so pretty and beautifully soft…they are going to be something luscious for me! 😁

First I thought ‘Poncho’ – then I decided that I would much rather have a fabulous, funky sweater. With different stitches and shapes. This is what I have so far

One side and the start of the sleeve

I don’t know what happened here πŸ˜• I followed the instructions, double checked every stitch, and number…but it’s quite ‘ruffly’. I do love it though, so it can go to the bottom of the sweater, and be a quirky finish that just hangs about – probably surrounded by fringes. πŸ€“

I see some trial-and-error frogging in my future, but hopefully it’ll -eventually- turn into something pretty. 😍

That’s all for ‘WiPs in pictures’. I do have to make some smaller things for the store – like hats, headbands, dishcloths…but I don’t have anything to show there yet. 😊

A Tip for my Crochet Friends

Hopefully it’ll help you win every game of ‘Yarn Chicken’ 😁

Oh…one more thing – please join me in a ‘Dance of Joy’

I had my first crochet sales last week πŸ˜ƒ

These pretties found a new home…

Yes…’Feronia’ went to live with someone else. My daughter’s first question was “Was the lady worthy?” πŸ˜‚ And I can wholeheartedly say ‘Yes’! πŸ’•

This hat went home with her too

And ‘ Purple Delight’ is now warming the neck of a lovely friend of mine 😍

So…that’s all the news for today ☺️

I hope to see you again soon πŸ’•

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