Remember how exciting it was to open the little windows of an advent calendar? The memories we have from childhood seem to be all the stronger when they are flavoured with a sense of excitement and wonder.
One of my recent fascinations is with vintage advent calendars. I found these beautiful examples here, here and here. Searching through online collections, I found beautiful, detailed illustration and a large variety of embellishment which could only have been applied by hand. Just beautiful!
Most of all I love the Christmas stories and scenes that the calendars tell. Community gathering together…
… angels playing, the gathering of gifts, excitement at bedtime…
A prominant theme through the decades has been sweet faced angels, joy filled and eager to share that joy around.
Joyful Angels are the inspiration for, and is the name of my latest design.
16" x 25 wall hanging.
Joyful Angels will be released as a pattern with transfer early in August.
In the meantime, it is available right now to those participating in Quilt Fabric Delights' Christmas In July.
It's not too late to join up if you'd like to. For just $45 AUD you'll receive every pattern already revealed plus the many more to come over the rest of July. Check here for details.
Until next time,