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 🙂

Merry XMas 2020-05

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.

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


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.


Stay safe all of you ❤ ❤ ❤

December 21st – My Advent calendar

December 21st - My advent calendar-2

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 4th – My advent calendar

December 4th - My advent calendar

In quel tempo uscì un decreto da parte di Cesare Augusto, che ordinava il censimento
di tutto l’impero

Today the christmas gospel in italian. The language whose country was part of the Roman Empire. The land that Emperor Augustus served. And the language so similar to Latain.

I’ve just seen that I forgot to put a candle in the car while taking a photo.
Maybe because I was looking for this car for so long and now I don’t want to light a candle there so that nothing can happen to the porcelain 🙂

December 3rd – My advent calendar

December 3rd - My advent calendar

                 En ce temps-là, l’empereur Auguste donna l’ordre de recenser tous les                      habitants  de l’empire romain.

I searched the Internet for the Gospel of Christmas in Aramaic. The language Jesus used.

Unfortunately I couldn’t find anything. Therefore today the beginning of the Christmas Gospel in French

December 2nd – My advent calendar

December 2nd - 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.


Yes, I’m a little late because I had problems photographing the burning candle. 😦
I wanted to do it as best I could. And that took a lot of tries 😀

December 1st – My advent calendar

I love December with the advent season, the smells of cookies and fir, the lights. Everything.
I also love the christmas gospel. I have already had it read to me as a little girl and still enjoy reading it today…
I believe that a lot of people all over the world do.

That is why I will make my Advent calendar international. On almost every day the beginning of the Christmas Gospel in another language.
I hope you like my idea 🙂

December 1th- my advent calendar

Now in those days a decree went out from Caesar Augustus that a census should be taken of the entire Roman world…


For about 2 years I have been collecting decorations of a certain brand.
Meanwhile it has become so much that I could decorate 3 houses hihi

Three weeks ago, I happened to find this figure in a shop. You can use it to change the number cubes every day in December.

That gave me the idea to create my own online advent calendar – with photos.
So for each day I take a photo that I want to use for the calendar.
Among other things also pieces of my collection.

For clarification: I only photograph pieces I own. I don’t advertise the company or sell the objects.

I just love all the things I bought and I think it can be nice photos for an advent calendar ❤ ❤ ❤