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Thread: "Adventskalender" for grandchild #5!

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    "Adventskalender" for grandchild #5!

    When you can find "Lebkuchen" or Ginger Bread in the supermarkets over here you know: Christmas is coming..... And Lebkuchen are there at the end of August!!!
    And so it is high time to start making an "Adventskalender" or "advent calendar" for our fifth grandchild born in June!
    I love this panel with the teddy bears under the Christmas tree, but it is no longer available.. So I sent a question round the www and was lucky to get one! I think I made 5 or 6 till now for my grandchildren and nices!

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    First I have to quilt it a little bit, then I have to sew on the little bags for candys and some tiny gifts! Here you can see how it looks like when it is ready!

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    Anyone else preparing for Christmas?

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    Very nice!
    All I've done for Christmas is get gifts for my best quilting buddies.

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    How very cute!!
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    So cute!!!

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    ​Very cute!

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    I like your calendar. What do you add to the pockets? I made my grandsons one and got goofy and put big pockets on it.. it’s expensive to buy gifts for two teenagers for 24 day’s!

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    Very nice! Great job handquilting!

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    OH, that is so cute. Beautiful hand quilting. Love the bears.
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    What a great gift!

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    I love it! We have several advent calendars we save from year to year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crqltr View Post
    I like your calendar. What do you add to the pockets? I made my grandsons one and got goofy and put big pockets on it.. it’s expensive to buy gifts for two teenagers for 24 day’s!
    I fill in some candys or little chocolates, only on Sundays there is little gift like a new pencil or some stickers or so!

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    What a great idea! I'm off to find a christmas panel too. Did you use fabric paint for the numbers?
    A fabric stash is always missing that one fabric needed to finish the quilt on which you're working.

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    Very nice!

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    Perfect gift for grandkids & niece. I love it!

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    So adorable.

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    I love your Advent Calendar, I have given each family one, not hand sewn. May try doing one for each grandchild for their families. I may have to store most of them for a few Years.

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    That is so cute!
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    Letztes Wochenende haben wir Lebkuchen und Dominos gekauft. Ich nähe auch etwas für Weihnachten -- von mir aus könnte direkt nach meinem Geburtstag (15.09.) die Weihnachtszeit anfangen.

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    Last weekend, we bought [chocolate covered soft gingerbread, and these little petit-fours with a layer of gingerbread, jelly and marzipan in a little cube, all covered in chocolate. Sometimes Aldi has them, they're so good]. I'm also sewing something for Christmas -- as far as I'm concerned, Christmas can start right after my birthday (Sep 15th).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crqltr View Post
    I like your calendar. What do you add to the pockets? I made my grandsons one and got goofy and put big pockets on it.. it’s expensive to buy gifts for two teenagers for 24 day’s!
    I have 2 Advent Calendars that I do for my great niece (15) and nephew (22). I fill their pockets with small, silly things such as their favorite candy bar, a balloon, package of gum, an ornament that is their initial, pocket size package of tissues, a special cookie, Christmas pencil, etc. I shop the clearance counters after Christmas for items and save them for the next year (except for the candy and food stuff, of course). I also watch for clearance items all year, especially after holidays. A lot of things come 2 or more to a package like the holiday pencils. I added up what I spent on them one years and it was less than $12.00. I asked them how they liked their calendars and they said they loved them - it was not how expensive the items were but that each day they knew I had thought of them. Great kids!

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    I like Advent calendar quilts. i did two years ago with small polar bears. no pockets for gifts but stars that can be put on the tree daily. this is the second one and I forgot the stars that should have gone around the border. buttoned in place. and buttons on the tree for placement later. this only shows a few stars. the fabric isn't the best for this one. i wish i could find the earlier one. computers!!
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    This looks wonderful! You did a great job. I am not at all ready for Christmas. I don't even want to think about autumn. It just means that winter and snow and cold are not far behind.

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    Such a great idea. They will love this always.
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    Very nice of you to make these for all your grandchildren. Don't tell mine :0)

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    I love Lebkuchen too, a real treat a Christmas.
    Here is my advent calendar - small pockets though!! Fo some reason I cannot upload the photo of the whole thing.
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