Merry Christmas 2020

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And the angel said, Have no fear; for truly, I give you good news of great joy which will be for all the people:

For on this day, in the town of David, a Saviour has come to birth, who is Christ the Lord.

I wish everyone a Merry Christmas.

Here are a few Christmas photos from me. Like every year I have increased my porcelain collection 😀

This is the first Christmas where I do not visit anyone, or do not get a visit. I was sick for 2 weeks, luckily the test was negative, but I don’t want to risk anything because I am not 100% fit yet. 

But luckily there is the internet. There you can see your people just like that 🙂 Instead, we open the gifts during a video conference. That’s bound to be fun.

Stay healthy and save ❤ ❤ ❤

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Advent, the 4th candle is lit

Is today really already the 4th Advent and in a few days Christmas?
I had so much planned, all the things I wanted to do. But then unfortunately a nasty cold came in between. Fortunately, the C-test is negative.
Last year a cold was just that. A cold. This year I’ve already had 4 tests and each time the wait with : do I have it or not?

Actually, I wanted to make a new picture with my Advent wreath and candles every Sunday. As I said, the stupid cold came in between. But today at least the wreath with 4 glowing candles 🙂

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Last year I had Hanna knit me beautiful sweaters, because when I knit myself, it just doesn’t look nice and even. She even embroidered maritime motifs on my last sweater.

https://justelly.com/2019/10/25/my-wish-sweater/

That gave me the idea to have something made for the Christmas season. An embroidered Advent calendar.
Even if I can not embroider myself, I love the designs of V. Enginger. They are so cute and retro. I even have some of her books.
Hanna and I picked some designs for my Advent calendar from the books.

I waited almost a year for it. First, because there are quite a few parts and second, because Christmas was soooo far away. 😀

What do you say? Aren’t they just adorable?

Cross stitching Dec 1-3

Cross stitching Dec 4-6

Cross stitching Dec 7-9

Cross stitching Dec 10-12

Cross stitching Dec 13-15

Cross stitching Dec 16-18

Cross stitching Dec 19-21

Cross stitching Dec 22-24

Originally I wanted to make little bags out of all the embroidery. But when I picked up all the pieces, I noticed that some motifs are very large.

When I sew a little bag from it, you can no longer see the motif completely.

I’ll have to figure out the best way to do that. Maybe sew little bags and then sew the motif on the fabric.

Could look interesting, depending on what color the fabric has. Maybe red or green or even tartan I can imagine.

Stay healthy and safe ❤ ❤ ❤

 

Oh man, it is already the first Advent

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This year so much has happened in the world, but at the same time so little in my life.

This stupid virus has turned my life upside down.

I miss the fact that I can’t date anymore, that I can only talk to friends on the phone, or that you can’t hug them anymore when you see them (6 feet apart of course).

After spring I hoped it would be over soon, I even gave up my vacation on my beach, just to see that the numbers are rising again.

Today is the 1st Advent.

For me this time is very important because my family has always done a lot together from the 1st Advent to Christmas: baking cookies with mom, making presents for family and friends, singing Christmas carols together, going to the Christmas decorated church. During the Advent season, our home always smelled heavenly of cookies and fir branches, which my mother had in many vases.

Knowing that the situation will certainly not improve this year makes me a little depressed today.
I haven’t sewn anything for ages. My sewing class closed again 2 months or so ago because of Corona.

But slowly I have to start with the gifts I have planned. I won’t be able to deliver the gifts myself this year, but there is still the post office, so I can send the presents.

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Stay safe all of you ❤ ❤ ❤

Merry Christmas 2019

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year 🙂

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Last year I made an Advent calendar, which I still like very much.

For this year I had planned to do the same, but unfortunately I remembered too late to see how to do it practically with Photoshop. Above all I did not consider how time-consuming my idea was. Too bad.

I won’t write what I wanted to do now (maybe I’ll like the idea for next year), but for next time I have to remember to to start earlier.

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The last two weeks I was in bed with severe flu. Therefore I could not go shopping or decorate my apartment properly. Too bad, because I didn’t have time to take care of it before. I didn’t even get a tree this year. Didn’t feel good enough to go outside.

But look what the mail brought in yesterday ❤ ❤ ❤

Normally I would have hung the ornaments on the tree, but so I just photographed it as if it was a breakfast table.

The plate is only a little bit bigger than 2 inch. This “doll’s dishes” looks exactly like my real Christmas dishes. Isn’t it cute?

 

 

Merry Christmas 2018

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Merry Christmas to all

Today again a picture from my Christmas porcelain collection.
This year the small ornaments were added. One is hanging on the tree, two I placed next to their big originals for the photo. I find them so cute ❤ ❤ ❤

December 24th – My Advent calendar

December 24th - My advent calendar

 

ܗܘܐ ܕܝܢ ܒܝܘܡܬܐ ܗܢܘܢ ܘܢܦܩ ܦܘܩܕܢܐ ܡܢ ܐܓܘܤܛܘܤ ܩܤܪ ܕܢܬܟܬܒ ܟܠܗ ܥܡܐ ܕܐܘܚܕܢܗ

 

On my last day of my Advent calendar I come in the most important language of the Christmas Gospel: Aramaic.

 

The language that Jesus spoke to his followers and disciples, the language with which he found so many who believed in him, that even today, after more than 2000 years, we still celebrate the day of his birth.

 

My thanks goes to those who have put the translations of the Bible in so many languages on the Internet. I hope no one will mind that I used these lines.

 

December 23rd – My Advent calendar

December 23rd - My advent calendar

Advent, advent, a candle is burning
First one, then two, then three, then four,
Then the Christ Child is standing in front of the door.

OMG, is this really the fourth Sunday of Advent?

Time has raced. Fortunately I did everything I wanted to do.

I also sewed presents but unfortunately I forgot to photograph them before I gave them as gifts.

Edit:

If you look at all 4 photos with the candles on the Advent wreath, you will see that it has gone from very bad on the first photo to almost perfect on this one. The first photo took so long that it was already dark outside. The other two I had taken during the day and looked better.
The trick is to spotlight. I had wondered all the time why the photo looked so bad in the beginning and then googled how to photograph candles.
So I bought small studio lamps for the last photo and lightened the motive with the candles. And voilà it worked 😀

 

December 22nd – My Advent calendar

December 22nd - My advent calendar

Och det hände sig vid den tiden att från kejsar Augustus utgick ett påbud att hela världen skulle skattskrivas.

Today the Christmas Gospel in Swedish.

Now there are only a few days left until Christmas.
The good thing is that yesterday was my last working day of the year. I have to go back to work next year. Doesn’t that sound great? Hehe

December 21st – My Advent calendar

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이때에 가이사 아구스도가 영을 내려 천하로 다 호적하라 하였으니

Today the Christmas Gospel in Korean.

Today I wanted to show something I had made myself, I had painted it, finished it, and now I wanted to put it on the table.
My disappointment was great because it didn’t look as I had planned. I have to do it again and change it.
Therefore today only the cars which would have been part of the project.

December 20th – My Advent calendar

December 20th - My advent calendar

Mutta niinä päivinä tapahtui, että käsky kävi ulos keisrilta Augustukselta, että kaikki maailma piti verolliseksi laskettaman

Today my Christmas gospel comes in Finnish.

From a country when I read about it I always think of a lot of snow. Snow that we won’t have at Christmas if you believe the meteorologist. Too bad, because white Christmas would be so romantic.