🎄 Hello! Welcome to my needlework Advent Calendar! 😊
Sorry for the delay but I’ve been feeling a bit under the weather this weekend.
Today’s first entry is a WIP shot I took last year, Sew Advent SAL from 2015 by iStitch Designs; I used the usual a Vaupel & Heilenbeck linen band and silk threads of my choosing (NPI, AVAS and Gloriana) to turn this mostly white band sampler much more colourful.
Because I haven’t been well, I had a few bed-bound stitching hours on this old WIP and I’m pleased to tell you it’s going up as a Christmas decoration in a bit. 😊 It’s a Rico Designs kit (red band 2 over 2) that features a prefinished soft heart ornament, ric-rac and a linen band that’s going to become a bow stitched on top of the heart. I’ll show you when it’s done.
Last but not least, a shot of Christmas on Gingerbread Lane by The Frosted Pumpkin Stitchery I finished a while ago, another one on 40ct. with my own choice of threads and alterations – all materials hand dyed by Nina.
TAC: My words for today are:
- Natale = Christmas
- sciarpa = scarr
- stivali = boots
- pattini = skates
- pinguino = penguin
- tazza = cup
- pan pepato = gingerbread; literally peppered (pepato) bread (pane)
and because yesterday was also TAC day for letter Q, here is a fun fact: in Italian the sound ducks or geese make is “qua qua” (quack quack), so the Disney characters Huey, Dewey and Louie became Qui, Quo and Qua, a wordplay on multiple levels because:
- qui = here
- quo = where in Latin
- qua = here
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I hope your December is going well, see you tomorrow!