Wednesday, December 9, 2015

10th Day Online Advent Calendar Bloghop

Jo is hosting the 2015 Online Advent Calendar Blog Hop. If you have missed the previous days hop on over and check them out.

Today I'm sharing an angel ornament. I found this pattern here while looking for a quick-to-stitch ornament for Kaye's Christmas Ornie SAL. My little angel is holding a candle that is made up of a bugle bead and gold seed bead; her halo is stitched with Krenik braid.

One of my fondest memories of Christmas Eve is hearing carolers. Growing up, civic groups, churches and other choirs/singers often could be heard caroling in the neighborhood, To this day when I return home for the holidays I make it a point to attend the Challenge of Carols. After a night of caroling, many choirs converge in the main square for a sunrise Christmas Concert. 
At home I usually spend the night watching Christmas movies, It's a Wonderful Life is one of my favorites, as is the Charlie Brown Christmas. Vickie has a clip of my fave part of Charlie Brown Christmas in her post. 

Thanks for stopping by, hope you enjoy the rest of the Online Advent Calendar Blog Hop



Justine said...

What a beautiful ornament. Carol singing seems to have died out where I live. I have fond memories of singers coming round when I was a child and being allowed to go to the door to listen.
I can't believe we're at the 10th already!

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

Thanks for taking part in the Advent Calendar Blog Hop this year.
Your angel ornie is simple and elegant, especially in the blue and white colour scheme.
The only time you hear carols in my town now is at organised concerts, there is one this weekend around the community tree.

cheryl said...

What a sweet and lovely angel ornament. Merry Christmas!

Sheryl S. said...

Gorgeous ornament. I love hearing Carol singers and have memories of visiting houses singing with a girlfriend when I was young.

Pattie Davidson said...

Gwen your angel is beautiful. Miss seeing you. Have a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year Pattie

Barb said...

Your ornament is so pretty. Your description sounds like the perfect Christmas Eve.