Friday 24 July 2020

Midwinter Christmas

Tomorrow I'm going to a midwinter Christmas celebration at one of our local quilting guilds.  

My Gingerbread Village

Some people in New Zealand and Australia like to have midwinter Christmas celebrations, and do all the things it's usually too hot to do at Christmas - like drink mulled wine and eat roast dinners.

I've been asked to bring along some of my hand made Christmas decorations, and my Gingerbread Village in particular.  If you're a new follower, and haven't seen my Gingerbread Village, you can read all about it on the tab at the top of the page, or by clicking here.  The gorgeous patterns were designed by Thea Dueck of The Victoria Sampler in Canada.  

So this week I pulled out my shoe boxes and sorted out which decorations I'll take along.

I'll also take some of my Christmas quilts because I expect they'd like to see them too.  I'm not going to give away too many spoilers here, but I might report back next week on more of the things I'll be sharing tomorrow.  

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Gretchen Weaver said...

Your Gingerbread village is so beautiful! Everyone is going to love it. Wish I could come and see all the lovelies. Please, do share in detail next post. Happy stitching!

Marly said...

I love your Gingerbread Village, although I don't have the patience to make one myself.
Your Midwinter Christmas is a great idea. In reverse, a former colleague of my husband's with a New Zealander son-in-law celebrates Christmas in Midsummer, as the whole family did when visiting NZ a few years ago; complete with roast turkey and roast potatoes!

Jenny said...

Its sure to be a wonderful display!

dq said...

A little Christmas gathering with show and tell sounds fabulous! I didn't know that your part of the world brings out Christmas sharing this time of year or the reason why. Thanks for sharing.

Your Gingerbread village is exquisite!

FlourishingPalms said...

I saw on Instagram that you had a success visit to that quilting guild. How fun! I'm personally not into Christmas decorations since we haven't put up a tree for the past ten years. No one comes to see us for Christmas and 2020 will no doubt be the same. But with someone as prolific at making as you are, it's a wonderful excuse to pull out your beautiful makes and let others appreciate them too.

Rebecca Grace said...

Wendy, your needlepoint gingerbread village is breathtaking! What a wonderful idea, to create your village in fabric and thread that will be just as beautiful decades from now as it is today. I tried to make a gingerbread house a few years ago and my sons made fun of me; they said my house was so pitiful that it looked haunted! :-)