by shirleysisson 20 Oct 2008

Here is an advent calendar that I made for Christmas last year. I had seen an advert in a patchwork magazine for this tree and really liked it. I had a stippled square amongst my designs and added the appliqued hearts and the numbers, then I zig-zagged them together to form the tree shape. I finished the edge off with binding and added the star to the top. Under each number I attached a piece of thin organza ribbon and I tied chocolates to each one.

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by dpickel 22 Oct 2008

Great idea! Great way to use up scraps and have something that can be reused instead of thrown away each year.

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by lbrow 22 Oct 2008

I like the advent calendars Shirley I also had them for my girls when they were home, & then the Gr. kids, now I guess I'll have to start 4 the Great Gr. kids. *4U

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by jrob Moderator 22 Oct 2008

Smashing!

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by clawton 22 Oct 2008

Looks great

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by shirleysisson 21 Oct 2008

Thank you for all the comments. You Cuties are always so encouraging. *4 all.

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by adelmarie 20 Oct 2008

very nice

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by blackie 20 Oct 2008

I loooovvvveeeee this tree - just superb!

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by mariahail 20 Oct 2008

Nice****

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by shirlener88 20 Oct 2008

Shirley - wonderful work - I think I need one of these. Hehehe! Shirlene

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by sandralochran 20 Oct 2008

Love it

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by sherylac 20 Oct 2008

Lovely and what an excellent idea

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by elenu 20 Oct 2008

Such a lot of work in this calender Shirley - you made a very good job of it though.

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by grannyo 20 Oct 2008

Such beautiful work.

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by ddoersch 20 Oct 2008

Neat idea... Who gets to eat the candy??

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shirleysisson by shirleysisson 21 Oct 2008

Thanks. Last year my husband ate them!!! This year, my GS will be here, so they will have to fight for them. *4U

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by stickmuster 20 Oct 2008

Great work Shirley, looks very good.*****************

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by dkjack 20 Oct 2008

What a great idea. Looks so nice. A lot of work went into this calendar.

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by gerryb 20 Oct 2008

Love it! What a neat idea to use that stippled sq file too!

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by simplyrosie 20 Oct 2008

Very pretty Shirley.

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by smoke1275 20 Oct 2008

I like this Shirley, I always make one for my childrens classes, I have done 7 so far. This is a great idea, otherwise this year I was thinking of stockings with numbers on a washing line.

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by blhamblen 20 Oct 2008

Y U M what a great idea :)

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by dgrammy 20 Oct 2008

looks great ,you did a good job

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by minnieb 20 Oct 2008

nice idea

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by ezzemml 20 Oct 2008

Very nice.

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by michelej 20 Oct 2008

This is great. You did a great job!!!!

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by nellasavino 20 Oct 2008

molto bello, complimenti, mi piacerebbe realizzarne uno così come devo fare???grazie

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nellasavino by nellasavino 20 Oct 2008

chi mi aiuta per il disegno?

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by roslyn 20 Oct 2008

Great. I had always intended to make one of these too. You've done a fantastic job.

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by mops Moderator 20 Oct 2008

This looks great. And it's a nice way to use some of those scraps of Christmas fabric.

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