Thursday, December 4, 2008

Countdown....

A few years ago my Mum and Dad made this beautiful Advent Calender for us. Mum did the quilt, Dad did the boxes and together they put together a little surprise inside - buttons, shells, bits of old jewellery....
My two boys were so excited to put it up, on Sunday night, to begin the countdown to the big day...


Inside the boxes are lollies for them to enjoy as well as a little something to hang on it afterward....
We haven't put up our tree yet. We can't decide whether to buy a real one or put up our "fake" one - due to the stinking cat wanting to climb up it last year and make a real mess of both the tree and the ornaments on it!!! Any suggestions???

Sophia's mini quilt is finished
(yep, couldn't sit still last night so I sewed on the binding and handstitched it down)
and ready to send with some other little things including Sheepskin booties to keep her little toes warm for their winter!
Haven't done anything today except had my hair cut. I feel like a new woman now and less like a wooly mammoth!!!!
Kathryn. XX

9 comments:

i cant sew said...

you have been busy! the mini quilt is lovely and such a great 'heirloom' piece. a hair cut is so important, i am having mine done next week and i am overdue by about 3!!!! i feel so ordinary, cant wait to feel new again. xxrosey

A Bite of Country Cupcakes said...

I have athing for advent calenders of any crafty description!
That is truly so lovely and
sentimental!
What a nice thing to share with your boys.
Quilt looks trumps too!

Janellybelly said...

The advent calendar, & Sophie's mini quilt, look beautiful.

TattingChic said...

What a sweet and sentimental advent calendar! Love the namesake quilt, too! :)

Linda and Laura Lilly Cottage said...

Love your advent calender, we have along banner of little pockets numbered 1 to 24 and I put little treasures x 3 inside the pockets and the children are not to look ahead to the other pockets and they have to take turns to take the treasures out of the pockets...it is soo good for them to learn patience I tell you!
i was going to say put a playpen around the tree but I doubt that will stop a cat, what about putting bells on the tree so they make a really loud sound if said cat trys to climb it? Hmmm tricky one. Hope you find a solution soon, kiss noises Linda Lilly Cottage.

MelMel said...

My mum used hang dried orange on the tree, cats don't like citrus, so it kept them down....


I love a real tree!xx

Hen said...

Looks lovely, what a lucky baby. It will be an heirloom for her when she's older.
Hen x

Annie said...

That's a lovely Advent Calendar. I hadn't thought of the cat and the christmas tree. Hmmm I'll have to think about that myself. Let me know what you decide!!

Goosey said...

Love the advent calender, I made our children one each several years ago but now wish I could change them a bit but maybe I should leave them be, they are niave and I would hope to improve now! Love the mini quilt too, the colours are wonderful