24 Days of Ornaments – 6

24 Days of Ornaments – 6

Welcome to day six of my advent calendar of ornaments. The Cheesy Christmas advent calendar (2020 & 2021) has given way to a tour of our hodge-podge of a Christmas tree – one ornament at a time until Christmas Day.

Today’s ornament is still all about stitchery…

Cross-Stitch & Tatting

Today’s ornament takes us wayyyyyyyy back! …to a time well before we had kids actually.

At some point, I’d picked up a small cross-stitch pattern for this bunch of fruit… it’s possible that it was even a kit with the cotton included, I don’t recall. I loved both the vibrant colours as well as the fruit-bunchy-ness of it.

If you look close, however, you’ll see the Biblical reference of Numbers 13.23… and this is the other reason I love the image of the grapes.

Numbers 13.23, records the entry of the 12 spies into Canaan. They cut off a bunch of grapes so big that it would take two of them to bring it back to Israel.

Why did they do that? To show the others how great was the Lord’s provision for them… the value and the abundance of His promise. If I have had grapevines in my gardens for years, it’s for the same reason. They are a reminder of God’s provision.


Around the edge of cross-stitch is a tatted edging. Tatting is type of lace that’s made with a shuttle and some fine cotton. This was probably one of the earliest things that I tatted, as I only learned to do it while in university.

This piece was originally a little wall hanging, but it came across the ocean with the Christmas stuff… so now it adorns our tree.

… and that’s today’s Christmas ornament.

Give the gift of Parisian strolls this Christmas.
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