Friday, December 9, 2011

It's Party Time!


The best of all gifts around any Christmas tree: the presence of a happy family all wrapped up in each other.
~Burton Hillis

Every time I look at the calender I'm a little surprised how close Christmas is.  I think I have all of my shopping done and am only waiting on a few more things to be delivered.  Next I have all the wrapping to do.  Hopefully I will get some wrapping done this weekend - at least the ones that need to be sent to our daughter's family in New Mexico.  We thought about having Amazon wrap the packages and then have them sent directly to her but it was going to cost around $60 to have that done and then there were a couple that wouldn't be wrapped because they were being shipped directly from the seller. (Wow, that sentence was way too long - lol!)   I think we can beat that price in shipping alone.  Maybe I can convince DH to help with the wrapping - he does a beautiful job.  Are all of your gifts wrapped, sent and/or under the tree?

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LITTLE FACT OF THE DAY

Christmas Cards

Today is Christmas Card Day!
Christmas Cards originally started as letters sent from school children to their families around the holidays. Christmas Cards as we know them today began to be seen after the invention of the steam press in the 1840s.
The first cards printed in England specifically for use at Christmas were designed by John Horsley in 1843 and were sold at Felix Summerly's Home Treasury Office. They featured the greeting, "A Very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to You."
The first signs of people mailing cards to each other in the United States occurred around 1845. Until 1875 Americans had to import their Christmas Cards from Europe, but in 1875 that changed when a German immigrant by the name of Louis Prang published the first line of U.S. Christmas Cards.

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DECEMBER FINALLY FINISHED

I finally finished my December mini quilt and was able to put Mr Turkey away......

Santa was a fun little quilt to make.  It ended up measuring 12 1/2" X 12 1/2".  His cheeks are supposed to be rosy and created with crayons but I don't have any crayons in the house :(  This is a pattern from Count On It by Nancy Halvorsen.  Santa is hanging on his wire stand ready to greet everyone who enters our home.

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IT'S BLOG HOP PARTY TIME!


This giveaway is now closed!

Michele over at Quilting Gallery has organized a great Blog Hop Party again this year.  Last I looked, there were over 200 participants!  That's a lot of giveaways!  I'm participating, too.  What am I giving away?  Well, how about........

A Connecting Threads table runner kit!  The pattern is called Louisa May Table Runner and measures 16" X 32".  Included with the pattern is.......

this gorgeous assortment of fabric.  There are five fat quarters (hmmmm....I see one didn't get in the picture but it is in the package) plus two 1/2 yard cuts of the fabric on the right.  This is enough fabric to make the completed table runner - top, bottom and binding.

How can you win?  Simple!  Just leave me one comment telling me what you will be serving for Christmas dinner.  My answer would be - "I don't serve Christmas dinner.  We always go over to my SIL's and I ALWAYS bring the fruit salad ambrosia".

RULES
1.  Only one comment per person. 
2.  You must leave me a way to contact you.  If you are a No-Reply blogger, then please leave your email address in  your comment.  If I can't reach you, you CAN NOT win.  If you are unsure if you are No-Reply blogger, check out the info in my left sidebar.
3. This giveaway is open to everyone - yes, that means internationally.
3.  This giveaway will end on Saturday, December 17, at 4:00 pm PST.  The winner will be announced on Sunday, December 18, no later than noon.

After you have entered my giveaway, remember to click on the link above or HERE to take you to all of the other giveaways.  The list of links will be available Saturday morning, shortly after midnight.  Happy blog hopping!!

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TODAY'S GOAL

Today I hope to start cutting fabric for my Gardener's Journal quilt


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GIVEAWAYS
(These are not part of the Blog Hop Party)

Dye Candy is having a giveaway.  You could win a copy of The Wedding Quilt by Jennifer Chiaverini or Chris's stained glass snowflake ornament or a $25.00 credit toward the purchase of Chris's quilt jewelry pieces or hand dyed fabrics from my Dye Candy shop.  This giveaway ends Saturday, December 10, at 7:00 pm.

The Q and the U is having a giveaway.  You could win a signed copy of Riel's novel The Town That Drowned.  This giveaway ends Sunday, December 11, at 7:00 pm AST.

Art Nest is having a giveaway.  You could win a quilt made by Susannah on her new machine.  This giveaway ends towards the end of December.

Notions is having a giveaway.  You could win two fat quarter samplers of Just Desserts from Connecting Threads.  This giveaway ends Sunday, December 11, at 11:59 pm.

I Have A Notion is having a giveaway.  You could win a signed copy of Square-agonals or a Square-agonals pattern.  This giveaway ends Monday, December 12.

Toad U Sew is having a giveaway.  You could win a Blue and White Triplets Kit.  This giveaway ends Monday, December 12.

McCall's Quilting is having a giveaway.  You could win a fat quarter pack of Moda Christmas-themed fabrics.  This giveaway ends Monday, December 12.

Quilt Hollow is having a giveaway.  You could win two patterns from the designer, Debbie Allen.  This giveaway ends Sunday, December 11.

Hawthorne Threads is having their weekly giveaway.  You could win  a Mod Tod fat quarter bundle.  This giveaway ends Wednesday, December 14.

American Quilting is having a giveaway.  You could win six Christmas fat quarters.  This giveaway ends Wednesday, December 14, at midnight.

Canton Village Quilt Works is having a giveaway.  You could win 11 fat quarters of Kaffe Fassett's Aboriginal Dot fabric.  This giveaway ends Sunday night, December 11.

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FINAL THOUGHT


203 comments:

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marth225 said...

We'll be having Thanksgiving leftovers with a fried turkey. I'm getting my husband a oiless turkey fryer and I'm going to put him to work

Donna said...

I eat at my sister's. She serves steaks on Christmas eve and ham with all the trimmings on Christmas day.

Kasey said...

Love the Santa! I'll be making a pineapple-glazed ham, cheesy potato casserole (known in our family as Grandma's spuds), veggies, fudge, and Christmas cookies to take to my husband and his coworkers who will be working Christmas Eve. I hate the idea of my husband or anyone not having a good meal on Christmas Eve, so I bring it to them!

sunny said...

I can send you a couple of crayons! We're having Prime RIb for Christmas, which is great because hubby is cooking!! My shopping is finished, but nothing else. It will be a very busy weekend at our house.

krisgray said...

Our families are converging at our house in St. Louis, the Gateway City. SInce my mom served ham for T-giving, DH insists that we have turkey and all the traditional stuff for Christmas. However, we will have fewer starches and more green vegetables than tradition call for!

I have to get my grandma a tea kettle. Other than a few little gifts for the grandparents that we say are from DS, we are done, but not wrapped! Since I am in charge of cleaning, DH will be doing most of the wrapping.

Barb said...

I just love love your Dec. Santa..

We always have Lasagna for Christmas dinner and homemade rolls...ummm ummmm good...and ohhhh so fattening!

Kim C said...

Your Santa came out great, rosy cheeks or not! We are going to be with our daughter and Son in law and grandkids for Christmas. I will help cook, but look forward to see all the grandkids. Thanks for a fun read today!

Connie said...

Love your little Santa, how cute! We will be having a ham and the fixins for Chirstmas dinner, great giveaway!

MissMary said...

My new employer gives turkeys away to every employee at Christmas. I've never cooked a turkey before--I'm vegetarian--but as this one is free, I'll try my hand at it! Hopefully my (non-veggie) family will approve. If not, nothing lost, nothing gained ;-)

Tracey Rampling (The Peony Teacup) said...

We're spending Christmas Day at my mom's, but I will be taking some homemade pasta or lasagne. My sister and I are also planning to spend Monday coordinating the appetisers and side dishes..

Mommarock said...

Oh that fabric is delightful.. great giveaway. We have Thanksgiving Dinner re-do.. Turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing, cranberries in raspberry jello with apples and pineapple (delish)..pumpkin pie etc.

Megan Harmeyer said...

CUTE mini quilt! Are you kidding? No I don't have my shopping done. No I don't have any of my gifts wrapped. I don't even have my tree up. LOL I hope to get a big chunk of shopping done on Monday when I'm off, but that means I can't just lay around in bed.

Jessica said...

I also can't believe Christmas is so close! That Santa mini quilt is adorable (even without the cheeks :) ) - great job!

My mom usually serves turkey and a small ham. It's the only time of year I have the latter.

yorkie mom said...

Christmas is all about the heritage food! We eat venison stew, pieroges and oyster soup! Yummy! Thanks for a chance!

Rhonda G said...

We don't celebrate Christmas at our house, but my honey likes to have a large honey ham over the weekend. Love the table runner pattern. : )

Melissa @ Sew BitterSweet Designs said...

My dad always bbqs a prime rib and my mom and I make all the sides: spinach dip, creamed corn, ambrosia, mashed potatoes, and stuffed eggs. Thank you for the wonderful giveaway!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Wow Christmas dinner, I have not planned that far ahead yet ;-) We sometimes make a turkey, and even have had lasagna before! My hubby loves to cook, so we may end up with a brisket. Yum!!! Thanks for the great giveaway!

Tiffany said...

I will be making two seperate Christmas dinner meals - one a simple ham meal, and one a rib roast meal I think. Not sure side dishes yet!

Your december santa is adorable!

Sunnybec said...

I love some of the things at Connecting Threads it's just such a shame they will not post internationally. Well then I will just have to win this wont I LOL. We are thinking of having duck this year, with roast pots and veggies, and chestnuts with lardons and sproats...my tummy is rumbling now!!!

Sharon Pernes said...

I love that info on Christmas cards.
The food I love making is Homemade pizza for Christmas Eve.

Patty C. said...

I am thinking Ham for Christmas - With all the trimmings :)I have to work Christmas Day but I am hoping for leftovers -I have 4 kids - Maybe I need to hide some food in the neighbors fridge -lol

Carla said...

I will be serving turkey! Thanks for the lovely giveaway!

Rebecca said...

We always do appetizers for Christmas at my parents house. I haven't decided what to bring yet :)
ourbusylittlebunch(at)hotmail(dot)com

Lisa @ Sixmunchkin Stitching said...

Lovely colors! I am going to my in-laws for Christmas so I'll be helping make the meal there; most likely helping with the mashed potatoes, pies and anything else that's needed!

corina said...

My Christmas dinner will be very traditional (turkey & all the trimmings) except for the fact that it will be held on December 31st! My daughter, who I haven't seen in a year, is coming home for 2 weeks so we are postponing the festivities until she arrives (I can't wait).

James-Linda said...

NEAT GIVEAWAY>THANK YOU!
WE'LL BE SERVING CHICKEN 'N DRESSING AND LOTS OF YUMMY FRUITS+VEGETABLES!
COOKIES+CANDY FOR DESSERT!
MERRY CHRISTMAS ALL!

MoeWest said...

Thanks for the chance to win the nice tablerunner kit. We'll be visiting our daughter and family and I'm contributing the free range turkey. I'm interested to see if free range turkeys taste better than what I usually buy. They definitely cost more.

gill said...

Thanks for a great giveaway!
We will be eating turkey with all the trimmings!

Sallie said...

What a cute snowman for Dec. My DH always make enchiladas for Christmas Eve, and we really look forward all year to standing rib roast and Yorkshire pudding for Christmas Dinner. Merry Christmas!

Sue Daurio said...

We do Italian for Christmas day, stuffed shells, manicotti, all the good stuff. And the best part, my husband makes the sauce :)

Anne said...

Love the mini quilt! I am so fortunate that my daughter and son-in-law will be with us at home for Christmas! We traveled for Christmas in 2009 and 2010 to be with DD when she lived six hours away. Last year, DD spent Christmas with her husband's family, so this will be a treat. I will serve smoked turkey (hubby's specialty), dressing, sweet potato casserole, green bean casserole, rolls, cranberry sauce, and mandarin orange salad (the one made with vanilla pudding, buttermilk, Cool Whip, and fudge striped cookies). For dessert, we will Italian cream cake. Yum!

Janet said...

I think we are having traditional Christmas dinner on boxing day this year. And on Christmas we'll have cold meats, cheeses, wonderful bread and the fixings....

elizabeth said...

Love your darling Santa mini : ). We have a Christmas brunch and everyone gets in the kitchen and helps out!

quiltercaroline said...

Absolutely love your mini quilt - I think it may be my favourite one yet! I really must try to do something like that as I am having a little bit of quilters block and some small fun projects might get me started again. Thanks for the giveaway - I don't get the Christmas dinner as my mum does and although the rest of the family will be having a three bird roast I am a veggie so will be having my vegetarian roast!!! C

Quiltin' Sandy said...

G'day from " Down Under", Linda. Even though it is Summer here, I have always cooked a roast dinner with ham/pork/turkey etc. We have had some VERY hot Xmas days. This year for the first time, we will be eating out at Xmas Buffet, DH decided it was time for me to have a break Santa Mini Quilt is lovely. :)

Natasha said...

NOTHING!! First year in a few that I will be serving nothing. We will be going to my brother and his new house.

however, I have a feeling I will be asked to bring something.

Christine M said...

As it's summer here in Australia,we have cold turkey, ham and chicken with salads. This year it's at my parents' house. Of course, we also have yummy dessert too!

frog cottage said...

We are having xmas at my daughters this year,so it will be turkey seafood and salads...i havent been allocated my dish to make as yet!!

Teresa Felgueiras said...

This year I will be making Duck rice and roasted pork tenderloin with fried chestnuts. For dessert will have rice pudding, a rich chocolate mousse and some "rabanadas" which is a Portuguese traditional recipe.

Catskill Quilter said...

I just love anything from Connecting Threads, Linda! We are having Christmas dinner with family, and are not cooking this year. Lucky us, huh?

Rosa said...

I eat at my mother in law and this year the main is fish.

Deb said...

Well it is summer in New Zealand so we will be having chicken, ham and salds with fresh fruit salad and pavlova for dessert

Kathy said...

Hopefully just our little family will be celebrating Christmas day together. We will spend time with the extended families the rest of the week. Our Christmas dinner will probably be pork chops, mashed potatoes, carrots, and something sweet. Can't wait to see the look on my 4-year old's face when he sees all of the presents under the tree.

quilterliz said...

G'day. Your December Santa is just beautiful. We have a traditional Christmas lunch here. The family are coming to us this year, seeing that it is our first Christmas in our new home. We have the ham, lamb and chicken and I will also do a roast pork on the hooded BBQ. Roast vegies as well and of course the plum pud and brandy cream and custard. Take care. Liz...

Fiona said...

what a lovely giveaway... and I love your mini quilt santa...
I will be going over to my daughters but I am sure she will ask me to bring the ham.... it is a family favourite
Hugz

Talin's Corner said...

I usually serve turkey, but this year I am planning on trying something new. I found a pork loin recipe that I would like to try. So I will be searching my cook books for side dishes.

Sheila said...

I love your little mini quilt , I am a fan of Nancy Halvorson . I usually cook turkey with all the trimmings on Christmas day , thanks for the chance to win this great giveaway .

Cathy said...

Your Santa is lovely and we are serving turkey with all the fixings for Christmas Dinner. I think 19 of us will be sitting down for dinner!

Lisa Marie said...

When I cook Christmas dinner it's usually turkey, stuffing, potatoes, etc. Life has been chaotic this year and I really don't know if I'm cooking or my MIL is. Time to make a plan!

Gene Black said...

I don't serve Christmas dinner either. At this point I don't know where I will be eating ha ha...but I am sure I will eat!

Mimi said...

Christmas dinner is at my home with the whole family and I am serving a traditional dinner of turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, surprise veggie and two salads to please everyone!! Thanks for the chance!

annmarie said...

Our big meal on Christmas is breakfast - my son & his family come to open gifts then. So Christmas dinner is pretty low key & relaxing. We love shrimp so we'll probably boil some up with a little potato salad & cole slaw on the side. Great giveaway - thanks for the chance to win. I love table runners & that's the perfect size for my wooden kitchen table.

Michell said...

We have the big meal at Lunchtime and this year again we are having a big bbq with lots of salads and desserts. Try and not have to many hot things due to it always being quite a hot day and don't want to slave over a stove.

LethargicLass said...

I don't cook... I set the table, clean the house, serve the food, and clean up LOL

Leah said...

Love your mini December quilt. Santa looks great! This year I will be bringing the slush punch to Christmas dinner. :)

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Love the Santa Mini - just perfect for the season - do not enter me in the give away - Have one of those kits myself.

Snoodles said...

I've been blessed to win some giveaways recently, so don't put me in the draw....I just wanted to stop in and say "hello" because I have been so busy lately. I haven't had much time to comment. I always enjoy your blog, and I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

KOcanQuilt said...

What a pretty kit. I will be bringing veggies and dip to Christmas dinner at my Brothers house. Thank you for the lovely giveaway. Love your blog.

SewCalGal said...

You ask me what I'm cooking for christmas? Are you trying to stress me out? I'm a terrible cook. Can I order take-out from Jack-n-the-box? Seriously, I'll come up with something to cook, before Christmas, but the menu planning stresses me out right now. Hmm. How about turkey? We went to friend for Thanksgiving, so I miss left over turkey.

SewCalGal
www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

KatieQ said...

We'll be having roast turkey with the usual side dishes. My daughter is a vegetarian so last year I decided to surprise her by buying some tofu "turkey." She politely thanked me and said it was one of the worse things she ever tasted. She's quite happy with mashed potatoes, crescent rolls, and vegetables as long as her dad makes a pumpkin pie.

Barbara said...

We'll be having prime rib.

Susan said...

Your Santa quilt is so awesomely cute! I didn't do any Christmas cards yet - eeep!

We are having turkey and gravy and stuffing and mashed potatoes and peas and all the traditional stuff. =)

Thanks for the chance to win!

dezertsuz at gmail

Julie said...

This will be the first Christmas dinner I am not serving in 25 years. We are going to my 95 yo grandmas for Christmas this year. She wants to cook for everyone this year :) I will take the pies though. Thanks for the give away.

Carol said...

I will be serving home made crusty bread with flavoured oils to start with. A lovely Loue Turkey with mashed and roast potatoes, brussel sprouts and home grown green veg with bread sauce and home made chutneys. For sweet we will have home made Christmas pudding with vanilla cream and brandy butter. All served with Bollinger champagne and Ameretto with coffee to finish.

quilterinmotion said...

We are in an RV park and the turkey or ham is provided. We each bring a side dish and it is assigned so I can't tell you for sure what I'll be cooking----but not the entire meal! Nice give-away, Linda. Very generous.

Patty D from NC said...

Turkey! (our dinner of choice on christmas day) have a great holiday

Sandy H said...

I'm also not cooking Christmas dinner this year--we'll be at my IL's--but that usually means I'm doing some sort of appetizer. My fave--and a family fave--is brie with cranberry topping. The cranberry part is done in a slow cooker and smells wonderful while it's cooking away! Thanks for the give-away.

Anonymous said...

My oldest son always makes prime rib for Christmas dinner so why would I cook? My mouth is watering already. I help him in the kitchen with chopping and prepping.

Your blog is great...keep up the good work.

Theresa W

foleywestrup(at)hotmail(dot)com

Anonymous said...

I will be having dinner with all of our family at Mom's house. I will be making a dip - 1 package of cream cheese, 1 jar of homemade chili sauce and a can of tiny shrimp. Put soft cream cheese on bottom of glass oblong dish; wash shrimp and put on top of cream cheese; spread on the chili sauce. Enjoy - we do. Thank you for a chance to win the Connecting Threads Table Runner Kit. What a wonderful gift to make and to enjoy. I hope you have a wonderful Christmas.

Sandi T.
sandit1@sbcglobal.net

mtnquiltr said...

I'm a vegetarian, so *my* dinner is Broccoli Wild Rice Casserole, oh yum! And we always have a big English trifle for dessert. Oh sure, now I can't wait!

MooseStash Quilting said...

My dinner will be whatever my son the chef fixes us. I just sit down and enjoy, then clean up the kitchen. Are all chef's as messy as my son? When he's done there isn't a pan or dish or utensil that isn't dirty. I wash dishes for hours it seems! I don't know why having pizza deliver is such a crime!! hahaha

Annie said...

Linda, your 12 inch monthly quilt, Santa is cute,cute,cute!

If ever you need to put rosy cheeks on fabric, get into your cosmetics and use some of your blush.I've done that successfully.

: )

Joanie's Quilts said...

Fortunately I will not be cooking Christmas Dinner, my son will be! No I will make some lasagna for another meal, something all my boys like and I enjoy making!

Christine said...

I go to my sister's for Christmas and believe it or not we have not discussed the menu yet! Whatever we decide on will be wonderful! Happy holidays to all! :)

Pattilou said...

Christmas is a let down day at our house and I don't usually serve dinner. No plans yet. Your give away looks like a fun adventure!

sdgodfrey said...

We're having Christmas at our house for the first time. We just got a turkey fryer, so we'll be trying that out. We'll also have ham, brocolli casserole, scalloped potatoes, some pies, and whatever else the rest of the family bring with them.

JCnNC said...

We DO NOT have Christmas Dinner - rule in our house is that I get to enjoy Christmas right along with everyone else. We sure do a lot of cooking and baking the week before so we can all just "graze" and always have a wonderful brunch AFTER presents. Thanks for the giveaway participation. Judy C

free indeed said...

I don't cook for Christmas either. Stopped when I noticed I was always stuck in the kitchen while the kids and their dad got to play with all their new stuff and interact...I was missing it all! After that, I started a new tradition of sticky buns for breakfast, fry up some ham and eggs for lunch and maybe leftover meatpie from our Christmas Eve. Nice easy Christmas Day!
All the kids are gone now and not everyone comes home except the unmarrieds most of the time...might have to restart the cooking a big meal for them....Christmas Day can be long now that there are no things to build or put together....:)

Jen said...

Aack! I don't know what I'm serving yet! I know I'll be bringing gluten free cornbread stuffing to my grandparents house on Xmas day as part of the potluck. Our Xmas eve plans haven't been finalized yet, but I love to cook, so I'll squeeze in a meal somewhere ;)

Cindy said...

Christmas day, I will be having roast turkey, Grandma Eva's mashed potatoes, 7 layer jello (red and green stripes), Apple-banana salad and spinach salad. Don't usually make a dessert since we will have Christmas cookies still. We are excited to have my husband's sis join us with her family on Christmas this year. Christmas Eve will be spent with my family and we all bring appetizers to munch on after midnight mass. I'm usually in charge of bringing barbeque chicken wings. There's always soooo much food.

Monica said...

We'll be having ham for Christmas with the usual trimming. And I'll probably make baklava too.

Donah said...

Turkey, ham, cabbage rools and all the trimmings.

Diane said...

Our big meal is always Christmas Even & this year it will be Cornish Game Hens, Yellow Rice, Green Bean casserole ... :) Thanks for the chance! Happy Holidays!

Laurel said...

we're having corned beef, pierogi, green bean casserole, rolls, etc...

Martina said...

We will have it very easy but cozy and serve the famous swiss cheese fondue!Thanks so much!

JoyceLM said...

I'll be cooking a turkey breast, dressing, potatoes, green beans & lots of gravy. The gravy will never be as thick as my husband likes - a spoon could stand up by itself in his mom's gravy - but that won't stop him from going back for seconds & thirds. Thanks for the great giveaway.

MONA said...

Since we had Thanksgiving dinner at my house, we'll be going to my sister's house for Christmas. I'll be bringing the gingerbread house basics so the kids can decorate and then during dessert time, the kids can munch off all the goodies of the house! Great tradition of the season!
Love the fabrics of your give away and thanks for a chance to win both pattern and fabrics!

karamino said...

Thank you for the info on Christmas cards and giveaway! I like a baked turkey!

JMF said...

I think I am making turkey but I haven't bought it yet!! Love your giveaway:)

Kathryn said...

For Christmas dinner, I will be making the pumpkin pies. My husband's favorite. Kathie L in Allentown Thanks for the giveaway.

Sarah Craig said...

I don't usually cook Christmas dinner, but since we'll probably be stuck at home this year, maybe I'll get a country ham! Yumm!!!

Vesuviusmama said...

I will be enjoying whatever my MIL puts on the table for Christmas. I hosted for Thanksgiving, so I am taking Christmas OFF!

RobbieJoy said...

My awesome Mother-in-Law is serving dinner this year, but I will bring my spinach artichoke dip served in a bread bowl. It's a family favorite. (last year when we were toasting it the bread caught fire in the oven! It was a riot!)
Thank you for your generosity. :)

Just in case
rhaubejoi@yahoo.com

Lee D said...

fortunately I am not cooking the Christmas dinner this year. we rotate with two other families. I believe we will have turkey dinner with all the trimmings, including my sweet potatoe casserole

quiltma said...

Our menu will be Ham, Turkey, Noodles, Stuffing, Baked Sweet Potatoes, Mashed Potatoes, Cucumbers in sour cream, Black Olives, Rolls, Baked Beans and more just not sure what yet.

conny's quilts said...

What a lovely give away you have here, thanks for the opportunity! This year I will serve nothing for this my my sister and brother in law will do the cooking (I did last year) so it will be a surprise!
I am participant in this give away too, so you might visit my blog too. Kind greetings from the Netherlands.

AlessandraLace said...

I will go out and other people will cook.thank you for this chance to win. hugs

Linda V said...

I have served Christmas dinner for almost all of the last 40 years! We are having turkey and a ham with ALL the trimmings and more! Thanks for the giveaway chance!
Linda
http://homesweetquiltinghome.blogspot.com

hueisei said...

I think roasted turkey...
Thx for the chance to win ^^v

Emily H. said...

What a neat giveaway! Thank you for the chance! It's just me, hubby, and the fuzzy 4 legged kids, so I'll be cooking up a mini turkey, mashed potatoes, gravy, sweet potatoes, stuffing, and probably throw on some cranberry sauce :-) There'll be a pie or cake in there too for dessert most likely as well!

Grandma M said...

It will the traditional turkey and stuffing etc for our family.

beaquilter said...

I'm a new follower and what a nice give away- though honestly my head is starting to spin after doing thru most of the alphabet for the give away blog hop! I don't know what I'm serving for christmas dinner, it will most likely be my husband and I and out two kids, last year I did a danish christmas which also included opening presents on the 24th, this year we're doing it american style- so opening on the 25th..... so not sure yet

Pippa Parsons said...

the typical roast turkey and stuffing, veggies, spuds, perhaps some roast beef
thanks for the giveaway

Suztats said...

We'll be having a roast capon for supper with all the trimmings, and maybe even some pumpkin pie. Wonderful giveaway, and thanks for the opportunity to win.

das said...

We will be having vegetarian lasagna.

bohemiannie! art said...

I'll be serving....FOOD!!! But I have no idea what at this point. Thoughts for another day!

Lucija said...

This year we are having dinner in my moms house so I will be doing only the chocolade cake.

Dix said...

We are tornado survivors so we will eat whatever someone makes and invites us to have.

JustPam said...

What a really nice giveaway. I serve a lunch buffet of ham, turkey, salads, chips and other sandwich makings.

Marcia W. said...

As the whole family (my mother and I are the hostesses) will be here for Christmas Eve mid-day dinner, we want to cook a ham, standing rib roast, pecan pies, ambrosia, sweet potato souffle, tossed salad, and tea. Others are bringing green bean casserole, crock pot mac and cheese, rolls, and desserts. We always have a feast ... and no leftovers of roast and pecan pies. Thanks for the lovely giveaway. Connecting threads is one of my favorite places to shop.

Missy said...

Thanks for the chance to win this. We will be eating at my sister's and I usually bring a side dish of some sort..just waiting to hear what she wants.

Pat V. said...

Oh, this is a lovely table runner! Christmas dinner is always ham. Why? Not sure, but that's what I make!

Dona said...

Love the kit. We will have ham and wheaties potatoes - we don't have it any other time of the year so everyone looks forward to it.

Jsoosay said...

We do our big family dinner on christmas eve and we always have fondue.

piecinglight said...

I'll be doing some kind of cold meats, salads, and a pavlova. My husband has plans to do the trifle. All good Down Under Christmas fare!

jmniffer said...

We will be having a mini Thanksgiving. Just immediate family so fewer side dishes but all the leftovers stay here! Thanks for the chance at your giveaway.

Bright Angel said...

Thank you for the chance to win! We are not quite sure yet what we are having everyone bring for Christmas dinner, but we always have yummy homemade cookies! :)

Marcia - Crafty Sewing and Quilting said...

Thanks the chance to win the wonderful kit giveaway!
I am planning to have Christmas at my home this year and bringing my Mom here for a big meal of Roast and Ham and veggies and salads and of course baked potatoes. I love Potatoes!

Sonja Threadgill Nelson said...

Christmas dinner will be homemade tamales, chili, cheese, rice, & beans...a Texas favorite....did I mention more cheese LOL!

CynthiaT59 said...

I love to cook! We usually have ham on Christmas.

Sharon said...

I will be having turkey, ham, roast beef, and roast pork with everyone else bring the rest of the trimmings. Thank You for the great givaway

Kristy QP said...

We usually have a barbecue for Christmas lunch then leftovers for dinner. Usually it's the middle of summer and perfect for a barbie but the weather lately does not feel like summer!

Thanks for the giveaway!

Hilachas said...

Our Christmas dinner will be in the home of our youngest son. We will be cooking turkey and all the trimmings. One of the highlights of our trip is lobster which our son cooks on Christmas Eve. Thanks for the opportunity to win your generous giveaway.

Mrs.Pickles said...

we will be having lobster, crab and steak for christmas eve and then turkey, perogies cabbage rolls and more for christmas day. thank you for the chance to win

ritainalaska said...

my sis is serving! turkey and all the trimmings ... and i do not have to bring a thing, being the older sis and a little frail.

Sandra said...

My mother-in-law cooks the holiday dinners and I don't have to bring anything. I offer but always am turned down.

Mom C said...

We have a big meal Christmas Eve. I cook turkey and ham. Christmas Day and for as many days I as I stretch it, we have turkey and ham sandwiches. Love your blog. Thanks for the giveaway.

Maria Kievit said...

Christmas being on Sunday this year, whatever my hubby decides to make for the evening supper is what will be served. I don't make meals on weekends....lol

Sewnuts said...

Turkey dinner with all the usual fixings (doing almost everything except the turkey ahead of time!) at my mom's where I will do most of the work with my grown daughter as mom lately having mobility problems :( (I have her genes too with 3 joints replaced now - practically bionic!)Btw - for your Santa's cheeks - blush from your makeup works wekk too I've found! Happy Holidays and thanks!

Swedish Scrapper said...

Lovely Santa mini-quilt!
Even without the rosy cheeks.
Christmas dinner here will be baked salmon served with red cabbage salad with horseradish and apples, and steamed carrots with orange juice sauce. Simple, but turning into a tradtion in my house.

Debi said...

I won't be serving dinner, but going to my brother's for fondue!

Kathy H said...

I will be serving roast chicken for dinner and appetizers for lunch. No one wants to eat a big meal then. I like how your santa turned out.

Cathleen Savage said...

I'll be bringing the dessert to my sister-in-law's house!

Cathleen Savage
http://www.quiltmyphone.com
cathleen@quiltmyphone.com

Francis Paul said...

I know I will be eating game, (I think it's deer my daughter ordered) red cabbage and mashed patatoes. But the most of the preparing will be done by the DD's and SIL :-)

groeten, Francis

Anonymous said...

Not sure what we're making for Christmas - every year it's different and this is our first year of hosting so we have to decide!
steeplechaser29 at yahoo dot com

Kate said...

The table runner is absolutely gorgeous!!! Thanks for the chance to win.
For Christmas dinner we're having roast turkey and stuffing, sweet potatoes, brussels sprouts, mashed potatoes and gravy and dessert will either be Christmas pudding or Pavlova (undecided just yet).

SJSM said...

We are doing something different this year. My DD and SIL are vegetarian and want to make roasted beet pasta with beet greens with cheese. They said it not only is good but a spectacular presentation in reds and greens. I'll add a ham on the side for DH and me. Not a traditional dish but truly a pretty one.

supersara20 said...

The family has not ironed out the meal yet but probably ham and all the southern sides!

Heather said...

Probably ham cause it is easy and everyone likes it. Lots of sides and then bring on the cookies.

foodmathquilts said...

I'm not hosting Christmas this year, but I'll be bringing fudge everywhere I go! One dish that MUST be on the table is "Aunt Rheda's Cranberry Salad". Chopped fresh cranberries and celery in cherry jello. I don't think I ever met Aunt Rheda though, she was either my grandfather's aunt, or his great aunt! However _my_ great aunt typed up the recipe to share about 20 years ago, and my mom recreates it faithfully every year. It is a great substitute for cranberry sauce!
Sarah

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

Heading to my son's for Christmas....chili, tamales..two days of food and 13 deserts...giggle.

Lisa Cox said...

I haven't decided what to cook for Christmas yet, but it will probably be the traditional roast turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, and pumpkin pie. That's a huge meal to make for just 2 people, isn't it?

Carolyn said...

It will be just my hubby and I so we usually just do snacky kinds of things on Christmas day. It's such a lazy day for us, so no big holiday meal. We love it!

Thanks for the giveaway! :0)

Leslie C said...

Christmas Eve and our house, and this year it is Sauerbraten! (a little weird, I know). Also, potato pancakes and red cabbage. Yay!!!

Michelle said...

I'm with you I don't serve Christmas dinner! Thanks for the chance to win.

Cheri said...

Christmas Eve will be alaskan king crab legs--Yumm!!!

Bailey said...

Well, I haven't really planned that far ahead, we're not even sure where we're going or who we're having over. With 4 sets of parents between my husband and I, the holidays are a bit hectic that way.

Jennifer Gail said...

Hello Linda, I don't know yet me and my mom haven't got all that worked out. Merry Christmas

Kay Stephenson said...

LOL! I haven't been able to think nearly that far ahead. Knowing my husband and the fact that we live in the south, it will probably involve something that can be grilled (beef) or smoked (turkey?). Whatever it will be, since I only have to make dessert and sides I'm happy.

Nanbon44 said...

I like serving Ham, but we also serve Turkey and a roast beef for our Jewish friends.

Melinda said...

I think we will have ham with lots of veggies plus cheesy potatoes.

Fran Wiest said...

What a great prize and a great Blog. We always have turkey, it wouldn't be Christmas for us without the turkey!

DonnaRae said...

I freeze most of Thanksgiving leftovers and do it again Ghristmas with way less fuss. LOL.

Thanks for the chance to win!

Anonymous said...

This is a great giveaway. I am a fan of Connecting Threads and they always have great stuff. Thank you for giving this away. Now-- What am I going to cook for Christmas dinner? That is the BIG question! I hate to cook so I usually wait until the last minute to deside, but we will probably have a glazed ham with all the trimmings. Sounds good, doesn't it? Joyce--ccarter13@windstream.net

Aimee said...

Ha! Christmas dinner!? Whats that lol My mom doesn't cook, and we are visiting her this year, it will probably be dominoes pizza be cause they deliver on christmas!

Gwen said...

First-- that tablerunner kit is GORGEOUS! LOVE the colors!!!! Crossing my fingers! :-)
Now, as for Christmas dinner.. Well, normally we'd either be going to my parent's or my hubby's parents' home for dinner, but this year, it's going to be here-- dinner for 12-- if you count my new little granddaughter- who won't be eating, but will be joining us at the table! :-) I'm planning to have ham & turkey, corn casserole, beans , dressing, rolls & cornbread, mac & cheese, sweet potatoe casserole and dessert of some kind... .I hope that I can pull it off!!! Looking forward to it, but nervous!!! :-)

quilary said...

I'm not serving, but am taking Pavlova, ham and a salad to my SIL's...wouldn't it be nice to eat in that order too! Thanks for the chance...

Desi @ Wee Share said...

I have a little family coming, but I will just cook munchies for breakfast and snacks and then we are actually going to Waffle House. Strange, I know, but we love it :)

Desi
weeshareblog@gmail.com

Kylie said...

I'll be going over to my Mom's house- I'll be bringing squash & apple stuffing but mostly eating cranberry fudge for dinner. Thank you for the lovely giveaway.

Kari said...

I will be serving nothing. We are going to my inlaws for Christmas. But if I were going to make dinner I think a ham or maybe go for a simple stir fry. It can be fun doing things the non traditional way.
Thank-you for the chance to win a very cute pattern and some great fabric!
kario66@hotmail.com

Lyn said...

We are having ham and twice baked potato's for Christmas dinner.

The Sleepy Dreamer said...

I'm eating at my moms, and bringing corn bread, and drinks. lnb1191(at)aol(dot)com

Anya said...

Ham and a cheesy potato casserole! Thanks for the chance!

Jane S. said...

We always have fresh salmon, scalloped potatoes, and asparagus for Christmas dinner. Plus there will be an assortment of salads (both fruit and vegetable) and of course Christmas cookies for dessert!

Thank you for the nice giveaway! :)

SassyCathy said...

We always have a HUGE feast of beef, ham, chicken, and an shameful amount of veggies -
BUT
this year - we are downsizing
to
Lasagne, Chicken Alfredo, Garlic cheese bread,
I am making a nice big green salad with all the extras I can think of
and several deserts.
We always eat at Moms.
Love the table runner -
Thank you for the generous giveaway :0
Cathy Byrd
aka Sassy Cathy
byrd@gulftel.com

Kess said...

We stay at my parents' house; we are kind of in the middle of all the relatives, so they all come there. By now, it's tradition to have manicotti, good french bread and garlic bread, salad, beans, corn, and cookies and ice cream. Yum yum yum. ^^
Thanks for the giveaway! I love the fabric colors and patterns.
kessilari (at) gmail (dot)com

Quilting "b" said...

We have Roast Chicken with Stuffing and baked Glazed Ham with all the triming. Later we have coffee and plum pudding. Thanks for the great giveaway

Back Porch Extras said...

I will be serving turkey, dressing, homemade noodles & gravy. Of course, mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, rolls and cranberries. Growing up in Midwest mom always made a Waldorf Salad so that finishes out our dinner.
Thanks for joining the Blog Hop!
Patty
Stash Away, Stash Away, Stash ALL!!

devotedtoquilting said...

I don't serve Christmas dinner. We meet at my older son's house, and he and his brother do most of the cooking (or their wives). I do take our version of scalloped potatoes. Love the pattern and fabric, thanks. Quilted blessings, Nita

Lynnie said...

we will be having a full spread.. turkey, duck, rabbit and all the side dishes you can imagine! it is gonna be busy, but great! Merry Christmas and thanks for an opportunity in the drawing!

QuiltSue said...

I will be serving a 4 bird roast. Yummy I'm looking forward to it.

Blondie ~ Vintage Primitives said...

Hi Linda

I will be cooking dinner down at my Mom's this year. Being the bossy daughter helps in delegating who brings what (this will include all my favorite of their cooking skills).
In honor and memory of my Daddy, I will be making a fresh coconut cake as one of the desserts.

Your projects always leave me feeling refreshed, inspired, tired and a wee bit lazy.

Merry Christmas, dear one. God bless,
Blondie

Mystica said...

We will have a more Asian meal - stringhopper pillau (which is similar to noodles but finer!) roast chicken, roast pork, salads, and most importantly desserts!

Pat said...

I fix a corn casserole that I don't usually take time to make except at holidays. (Yum!) And an easy crustless pumpkin pie. And an easy oil-crust pecan pie. (Okay, it took me 30+ years to figure out how to make gravy, you don't expect me to learn how to make pie crust, too?!?!)

Merry Christmas to all!

Pat

B Greene said...

My future sister-in-law is hosting our wild bunch (isn't she brave). I have the longest drive (12 hours), so I just get to show up!! The table runner kit is beautiful - and the fabric is perfect for my dining room! I think it is meant to be :-) Thanks for the chance to win!

Dresden Quilter said...

I don't serve Christmas dinner. I will be at my in-laws. I will be bringing what is ever easy to transport since it takes hours to get to their house. Thanks for the giveaway.

mamahen02 said...

I usually bake a ham with wine, brown sugar, marchino cherries and pineapple. Everybody else brings side dishes. I love your Santa. Honey, you need to keep crayons around :0) I love to color with my grandchildren. For their Christmas stockings I purchased cryaon rocks from Amazon.com. I thought they might work better for little fingers. Love your blog! Merry Christmas!

Editfolt said...

Greetings from Hungary. Thanks for playing!


Our Christmas dinner will be fish juice.

Dianne Giles said...

We will be having roast pork, 3 different flavoured turkey breast rolls, baked potatoes, salads, capsicum & onion chutney, prawns and posssibly roast lamb. For dessert hot christmas pudding and custard and cream and my christmas icecream pudding! Whew! That's it I think. Thanks for the chance, Dianne

Jackie said...

Turkey and baked vegetables even though it will probably be in the mid 30's Celcius. Sometimes I wonder why we do it. Love the give away, thanks.

Mamabill said...

I will serve turkey and ham and all the trimmings. Hope lots of people come.

PJ said...

Roast Turkey dinner, with green vegies, mashed potates, dressing ( my DH makes the very best dressing - more like an old fashioned english meat pudding) and shrimp salad. Pecan and Mincemeat Pies.

Beth said...

We always have dinner wiht my parents and we are responsbile for the mashed potatoes. What everyone else brings is a surprise!
beth(dot)sebastian(at)gmail(dot)com

Lori said...

Oh I saw that commenters comment previously .... fish juice... interesting.

We will be having pierogies- basically a very Polish meal.

Love that pattern. I would love to make it for my Mom.

Pat said...

Hubby and I do a lot with our church's music program, so we have our family Christmas on a different weekend close to Christmas and are usually very tired come Christmas day. If we are home, I will usually try to make something special that we both enjoy, but this year, we are invited to have dinner with friends. I will bring a side dish...not sure what yet...depends on what our hostess wants me to make. Very nice giveaway. I love to make table runners!

Trish said...

We'll be having (more than one) turkey dinner.

Kd said...

Ham! A wonderful ham because it is my husband's favorite. What a great giveaway! You are so generous! Kd

crafter1953 said...

Hi, Happy Holiday to you and yours, I don't fix Christmas dinner My Mother-in-law does because I fix Thanksgiving dinner.Thank you for the giveaway.

quiltmom said...

I also do not cook Christmas dinner- we usually go to my sisters or sister in law. We often bring something- I will probably bring a salad or an appetizer for it.
What a nice table runner Linda- It has been a very fun blog hop.
Thanks for the chance to win it.
Regards from Western Canada,
Anna

Mary C said...

Haven't yet decided what to serve--not sure of how many we will have at our home. If it is just a couple, it may be a pot of homemade soup.

jqluo said...

We will go over to my MIL house. Not sure what she will serve this year.

Happy Me said...

I'm serving Alton Brown's City Ham recipe - my family absolutely loves it and since I started making it for them about 6 or 7 years ago, they will not let me serve anything else :-)

Your Santa is adorable!!! What a generous giveaway, I would very much appreciate winning it :-)

Merry Christmas!!

Cat said...

Thanks for such a beautiful kit; very generous of you.
Serving: frozen pizza if I don't get off this blog-hop; I haven't made it through half of them yet. I still have gifts to buy, baking to do, projects to finish. My sister-in-law actually always orders pizza or makes a frozen one EVERY holiday, she doesn't cook! Not kidding, they live out-of-state or I'd have them over.
Seriously for us: always a turkey, BBQ ribs for my boys, mashed potatoes, dressing, green bean casserole, homemade bread, greens salad, pumpkin pie, apple pie, pecan pie, cookies (variety). Mostly traditional.

Judi said...

Haha. Now there's a good question. I haven't thought about it yet. We will probably go over to my mother in law's but she is notorious for waiting until the last minute to let us know we're invited. If we stay here, I have a prime rib roast in the freezer that we will make. (I bought it for Thanksgiving, thinking we didn't have plans, and then the day before my mother in law finally invited us over - ha.)

Quilting Mama said...

Love the table runner pattern and fabrics.
I serve Christmas Eve dinner before church, usually lasagna, then Christmas Brunch is egg casserole, festive breads, etc. Dinner is at my parents and usually turkey or beef.....all reason to diet the rest of the year!!

Sandie ~call me crazy said...

My kids would revolt if there wasn't a ham on the Christmas dinner table. LOL Love the colors in the kit~ thank you for the fun!!

Donna Joy said...

Oh you chose gorgeous fabric for the table topper.Picking fabric is alway the hard part for me.
We are having the turkey with all the trimmings. Mmm cranberries. Wish I had a great recipe for trifle.
Thanks for the wonderful giveaway.

Carla G said...

I don't serve Christmas Dinner! We always go over to my parents place and I bring a salad and dessert (which I haven't figured out what I'm making yet). Thanks for a chance to win! :)

nicolesender said...

I'll be serving beef rib roast, potatoes and green bean casserole.
nicolesender(at)yahoo(dot)com

suzie said...

My contribution to Christmas dinner will be pasta salad and trifle. Too hot for a hot dinner.

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