Sunday, 2 December 2018

Day 2 of the Advent Calendar πŸŽΆπŸŽ„

Welcome to day 
of Jo's Online Advent Calendar!
If you're new to blogging and have no idea what I'm talking about, go take a look at her blog to follow along.


I know this is an oldie and one I've posted before, but it fits this year's question. This is one of the first ones I stitched as a kit, probably in the 80's.


And another oldie, this is one I stitched on the flip side of a cat piece.


If I had my act together, these would be finished by now!



Jo's asked each of us what our favourite Christmas song is. I have way more than one, but this is one of my favourites that I grew up with, Must be Santa.
So many of the older songs I remember my Dad playing are being heard on the radio now, so it's great. Whether it be the original or a remake.

Mele Kalikimake sung by Bing Crosby and,
I Saw Three Ships (Come Sailing in) was my Nana's favourite, one of mine too.
If you're not participating in this year's Advent Calendar, please let me know your favourite!


Day 2 is also shared with sweet Barb @ Wicked Stitcher, so please be sure to pay her a visit.
The lovely Kaye @ Kitten Stitching has Day 3 of Jo's Advent, head on over there tomorrow.

So thanks, Jo, for another fun event, it wouldn't be Christmas without it! I'm looking forward to hearing what others like to listen to. Maybe we'll all get to hear something new!

27 comments:

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

Thanks for taking part in the Advent Calendar Blog Hop this year. Love your carolling stitching, perfect for the theme. You have plenty of time this month to finish those smalls for this year.
I'll be listening to your song while I update the blog!

Katie said...

Great stitching and great songs. We love Mele Kalikimake!! I'll be joining by posting December 14th.

jocondine said...

Perfect stitching this little Christmas choir! Love my visit for this second day in the Advent Calendar. xxx

Mary said...

I'm enjoying Mitch!! Yes, you will have to finish those sweet stitches!!

Ariadne said...

I loved the perforated cards you are making. I didn't know that song bytheway! Have great holidays.AriadnefromGreece!

Linda said...

I love the first piece Astrid. You can get those pieces finished. I like Jingle Bells.

Linda

Beth in IL said...

Love your piece. And if you 'find time" to finish your pieces, let me know so I can find some too to finish my pieces!

FlashinScissors said...

Lovely stitched pieces, old and new!
I don’t know the song ..... too late to listen tonight, I’ll be back again tomorrow!
Barbara xx

Kaisievic said...

Great post, Astrid and lovely Christmas stitching and songs - what a fun blog hop this one is!

Barb said...

You have so many lovely Christmas stitches. The caroling design is just perfect for the theme and the season.

RJ said...

What beautiful holiday stitches you have done Astrid. You are bringing back alot of memories with Mele Kalikimake song by Bing Crosby. We had his album that had that song on it. I believe the Andrew Sisters sang with him. My parents played it all the time throughout the holidays. RJ@stitchingfriendsforever

Aimetu Clare said...

Lovely holiday stitching. I haven't heard that song for years, brings back memories of my Grandparents, thank you

Sheryl S. said...

I love your framed stitching Astrid and the other smaller Christmas pieces. I don´t think I have ever heard the song before.

Faith... said...

Loving your Christmas stitching Astrid! That is one of my favorite songs too!

None of us have our act together so don't worry!

Vickie said...

What wonderful stitching you shared with us Astrid! And I love that song! And the video is SUPER!!

Rachel said...

Lovely stitching and music!

Mini said...

Beautiful Christmas stitching, I specially like the shape of the big one.

Mini said...

Sorry hit enter too fast, thanks for the follow. I'm following you now :)

butterfly said...

What Lovely stitching .
I love all the old Christmas songs I could play them all day.
Have fun.

DJ said...

I love the first one you posted, I think I have a similar one in my stash...now I have incentive. Have a Merry Christmas, Astrid, and the rest of your family too!

Julie said...

The old songs are the best aren't they.
Your new ornaments will be lovely when finished.

Aurelia Eglantine said...

Your stitching is lovely, especially the carol singers! When I was growing up we always played Bing Crosby's Christmas album, and I love Mele Kalikimake too. My favourite carol is probably Silent Night. Merry Christmas ❤πŸŽ„❤

rosey175 said...

What an appropriate piece for this year's advent! Mele Kalikimaka is sort of popular in Hawaii too. Just a lil' bit. You'll have those new ornaments finished before long! :D

OhSewCrafty said...

Your stitching is beautiful and you found the perfect frame for it! My son and I both enjoyed the video. Merry Christmas!

Mary H said...

This is so sweetly nostalgic! My parents had several of those records...I love all those old Christmas songs!

Mouse said...

hopefully you will have finished those ornaments as its now Christmas Eve … lovely choice of stitching to … and giggling at the song atm .. not heard this one in years … love mouse xxxxx

beadgirl said...

I'm a little behind in my blog visit, but: Merry Christmas! Nice stitching (I especially like the little cookies). Have you heard Bob Dylan's version of "Must Be Santa"? It's a hoot!