Firstly, congratulations to Dee and Sharon in France for winning the William Morris calendars! Dee and Sharon, if you would please use the contact link at the top right or the home page to send me your mailing address, I’ll get the calendars posted to you. Thank you to everyone who shared their stories with us.
This week we celebrated Nikolaustag here in Germany. On the night of December 5th all the children put their clean shoes outside their door. The shoes must be clean or Nikolaus will pass by. During the darkest night he magically goes from house to house leaving small gifts for the good children in their shoes. The very, very naughty children get a switch in their shoes. If you want to learn more about St. Nikolaus and his special holiday, you can read about it here.
This week, if you click on the title of the second verse, you will hear the children sing both the first and the second verse.
Zünden wir zwei Lichter an mahnen wir den Weihnachtsmann:
“Pack schon die Geschenke ein, bald muss alles fertig sein”
Today, the second Sunday of Advent, I’m giving away four laying tools made by my father. these beautiful handmade wooden laying tools are one of the three tools I use daily – needle, scissors and laying tool. I’ve called it my scootching tool and I’ve used it as a pointing tool so I didn’t touch the threads when pointing out something on a piece of work.
Why four tools? Because this week I want you to share your gift with a stitching friend. I will send you two tools and you will give one to a friend. The best gifts really are the ones we can share.
To enter your name for a chance to win one of these calendars, share with us a a story about a home made gift you either received or gave. What was it? Who made it? Do you still have it?
Comments will be closed Wednesday, 12th December, at midnight GMT. I will send the winners in Europe their laying tools from Germany. If you live in the USA, I will send them when I get home to Iowa just before Christmas.
I can’t wait to read your stories!
Schöner Zweite Advent!