I think coming from the North of Scotland with long cold dark winters, I embrace the concept of hygge quite well, for me it is all about making the house warm and inviting, baking cakes and home cooked family meals, long brisk country walks, and then home for tea and crumpets in front of a roaring fire, a little bit of knitting or quilting, watching a film snuggled under a quilt...
Jasper is very good at hygge!
Waiting for the Christmas Cactus to flower
This year in addition to the real tree, which will go up later in December, I have an advent tree in the kitchen.
I put it up on first advent Sunday and I am having a lovely time adding one decoration per day from this basket of lovelies, all appropriately Scandinavian!
Our advent calendar is of the strictly chocolate kind, I am afraid there would be a revolt if I suggested otherwise!
I have noticed all over blogland, that there are lots of different creative advent calendars around and some very clever people making things from them. I was very interested to read Karen over at Cornflower's idea of having a creative advent, each day she will draw a ticket out of a hat with a current project on it and then work on that for a few hours. I have a few neglected projects that I would like to work on, I will try and do a little each day on one of them throughout advent.
My long term WIP Remember When
My Current Knitting project
Hand Quilting The Welsh Quilt
Linking up to Freshly Pieced and Esther