Monday, December 8, 2014

Sew Mama Sew and Giveaway!

I'm linking up  with Sew Mama Sew today for her Giveaway! YAY!


I have packed up my projects for travelling, and this year, I remembered to bring them with me! Last year I left everything at home. What a bummer that was! My projects keep me (relatively) sane, with something to keep me busy.

I brought Christmas ornaments to make, and 2 quilt tops to work on.



There is a difference in the two pictures, one shows the fold in the edges, and one doesn't. I made a bunch of these. Every year, I make ornaments for the grand daughters. They each have a collection now, someday when they move out on their own, they'll have a Christmas collection to start with. They'll be able to look at them and say, My Grandma loved me.

This is one of the quilt tops I brought to work on:



Now, for the Giveaway info!

Cheryl Brickey of Meadow Mist Designs has kindly offered to supply me with some of her fantastic, magnificent patterns as Giveaways!
To enter, make a comment below telling me about your favorite holiday tradition. For a second entry, follow my blog, and let me know how you are following. If you are already a follower, just let me know how you follow. The Giveaway will be open for one week.

Here are Cheryl's patterns:
Quilting: Peanut Butter Pinwheels - Layer Cake
Peanut Butter Pinwheels

Quilting: Charming
Charming
Quilting: Scrappy Tiles - scraps and layer cakes
Scrappy Tiles
Good luck.

Thanks,
Lin

87 comments:

Sherry said...

One of my favorite holiday traditions is evening church service and singing carols and hymns.

Jen Barnard said...

My favourite tradition is listening to Christmas records while decorating the tree with my mum.
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Dixie said...

I love holiday baking...something about Christmas cookies and all special dishes makes me very happy! mumbird3(at)gmail(dot)com

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Welcome to the Glorious Chaos! said...

I love Christmas lights, I love hanging them, and seeing them!

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Chiska said...

I love going to the woods to get our tree.

Kate said...

I love going to midnight mass and opening one present afterward!

Kate said...

I love going to midnight mass and opening one present afterward!

bee said...

wrapping presents!

Courtney said...

I love all the pretty decorations. Happy Holidays!!

CJ said...

Oh I'd love to win some of Cheryl's patterns! My favorite tradition is going out to dinner and a movie on Christmas Eve. We've done this for about 20 years now.

Vicki H said...

We love looking at Christmas light displays.

Wild Irish said...

Chilling out and christmas baking YUM!

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JoyceLM said...

My mom always baked lots of cookies for Christmas. I'm still following that tradition. Thanks.

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Susan said...

I love putting up the tree and touring the Christmas light displays with the family.

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Penny Arndt said...

My favorite Christmas tradition is going to church in the evening on Christmas Eve.

Michelle said...

My favorite holiday tradition is making cookies with my kids

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Margaret said...

Making Christmas cookies with the grand children every year.

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Stephanie said...

I read the Birth of Christ story from the Bible to the family on Christmas Eve.

gram k said...

Reading old Christmas stories with new audiences! Thanks for the giveaway....so lovely

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Andi said...

I love sitting around the piano and singing carols together. Definitely my favourite tradition!

Ariel Huffman said...

I think my favorite holiday tradition is actually St. Nicholas day. Even as my siblings and I get older, we love sitting on the floor listening to our parents tell us the story before heading to bed. In the morning, we wake up early to see what we got in our stockings. Its usually silly stuff like little kid note pads and fuzzy socks but that chance to be a kid again is priceless. :) Thanks for the giveaway.

Christine S said...

Lots of baking :)

Mama Lusco said...

My favorite tradition is Christmas Eve candle-light service at church. Thank you. mamalusco at live dot com

tammi said...

We spend Christmas eve with my sister's family, attending church together and having my husband's homemade clam chowder. It is a little calm before the crazy of a large family Christmas.

Jodi said...

My favourite Christmas tradition would have to be making my late grandmothers secret Frozen Christmas Pudding. It comes with rules... once a year only at Christmas and the recipe is only to be shared with family who can be trusted to keep the tradition and the secret always. It is a great honour to be trusted with the recipe and I am one of very few descendants trusted with it at the moment.

Claire said...

My mums Christmas pudding!1896

KathyinMN said...

I like to decorate the tree.

Farm Quilter said...

Spending Christmas Eve with my husband's entire family, from his parents to our great-nephew. Everyone really tries to get home for Christmas Eve, but as our children grow and leave the state, it becomes more difficult!

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Gill said...

We always go to the midnight service on Christmas eve then come home for mulled wine and mince pies

Lisa Marie said...

We bake lots of Christmas cookies and deliver them to family and friends.

Alexis Borsboom said...

Baking cookies.

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Laura said...

Holiday baking to share is a favourite tradition.

Breanna S. said...

I love baking sugar cookies with my children.

Breanna S. said...

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Anonymous said...

I love decorating my Christmas tree.

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Anonymous said...

I love decorating the tree and baking with my kids! Sarah: crjandsbj(at)netzero(dot)com

Susan said...

My favorite Christmas tradition is playing for Christmas Eve services at church.

SoozeM said...

I love just spending time with my family :)

DebraKay Neiman said...

Merry Christmas from Oklahoma, USA! I really love getting out my nativity figurines. crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

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Lixie said...

Eating roast gammon on christmas eve is my favourite tradition. So delicious!

Heather said...

My favorite tradition is baking cookies with my children.

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Barbara O. said...

Family dinner at Christmas eve, time to eat and talk in piece, and to enjoy being together. Thanks for the chance!

Sarah said...

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Sarah said...

My favorite tradition is the advent wreath. sarah@forrussia.org

sntbosch said...

We love to act out the christmas story with the little people nativity set!
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Brenda said...

For the last several years I have enjoyed a home cooked prime rib dinner with friends.

Love your ornament tradition. Tried for many years to do that with nieces and nephews, but then they grew to be too many!

Debbie -- Sheltered Stitches said...

I love dinner with family.. it just makes everything wonderful!

Lee said...

Thank you for the lovely giveaway! One of my favorite tradition is cookie baking weekend with my sisters!

Lee said...

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Cindy Dahlgren said...

My favorite Christmas tradition is Lasagna on Christmas Eve, and homemade Sugar Cookies. cdahlgren at live dot com

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jmniffer said...

I like decorating the tree together.

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Carla G said...

We always have an all appetizer meal on Christmas Eve. It is fun to try many different food items all in one meal. :)

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Reb Thack said...

Nightly, we do "family story" with the kids and adults all snuggled together for a different Christmas story every night in front of a fireand under quilts,

quilt455 said...

Going to the mountains to c u our Christmas trees with the whole family.

Marcela : Naturally Fun Days said...

Going to the mountains to get the Christmas tree. Having cinnamon rolls for breakfast on Christmas Day. Setting up the lights inside and outside the house. Trimming the tree. Going to see the Christmas lights. The ships lit up... all of December is one huge tradition that we all look forward to. Love Christmas!
Thanks for the chance. Happy Holidays!
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Tabitha Keener said...

Listening to Christmas music, making cookies and figuring out what to surprise my loved ones with. Thanks so much for the giveaway!

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Jovanna said...

My favorite tradition . . . using up my PTO days before the end of the year, this year is 2 weeks of paid vacation.

Ella and Nesta said...

I love decorating the house with my daughters. This is my favourite tradition! The Christmas tree is the most fun part!

Cindi Beasley said...

My favorite tradition is going to he Christmas tree farm to pick out a tree.

Karrie S said...

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Karrie S said...

i like hanging out with my family on Christmas Eve and Christmas. ksmith8@emich.edu

Susan Solberg said...

One of my favorite holiday traditions is our annual family Christmas party. Santa comes, aunts, uncles, grandparents, cousins, aunts, uncles, siblings, nieces, nephews, etc. A huge group with a lot of fun and excitement. Especially now that there are so many little ones again!

Libby said...

We get and decorate our tree on the day after Thanksgiving while listening to Handel's Messiah

MrsV said...

I love the time spent with friends and family that has become tradition.

Jess Burns said...

Christmas trees! We only had them half the time growing up, but since I've finished school and am not living with my folks, I prioritize a tree each year. :)

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Carmen N said...

My favorite tradition is attending the late Christmas Eve candlelight service.

nicolesender said...

I like to spend Christmas morning with my grandsons for brunch and presents!

nicolesender said...

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Kelly Wilson said...

Holiday cookies! Days of baking and then gifting. Thanks! notwendy gmail

Texas Quilting Gal said...

I love our stocking traditions!

Jacqueline Frances said...

Hi there Lin,
I love, love decorating the Christmas tree. It was my job when I was your-on the first day of Christmas vacation from school, I would light and decorate the tree. When my parents came home from work that day, a beautiful tree greeted them. I think it is because of that that I started collecting homemade tree ornaments. I now have a lovely collection filled with memories.
Fast-forward to now…I am on a small disability pension and my Hubs works the equivalent of part-time. We also have a teenaged son. Due to financial circumstances, we are unable to buy a tree this year, so the hubs came up with this: he took our patio umbrella and stand into the living room, opened the umbrella part way(so that the tips are still pointing at the carpet) and wrapped the christmas lights all around, finishing with the star at the top. It's not a real tree, but it is something made from the heart.
Thanks so much for the giveaway,
Jacqueline in Pitt Meadows
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Debby said...

We watch Elf every year. It is getting to the point my daughter can talk along with the movie.