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Monday, December 7, 2015

Let's Have Some Fun!

It's been a great year! Yes... some bad... but, mostly good... and the bad had to happen before the good could happen! So... it's all good! :-)

To celebrate the good... I'm having a giveaway!!! Just for followers of the blog... a way to say "Thanks for hanging in there"... even between looooooong lengths of time between posts! lol!

Here's a preview picture of some of the items that will be included in a stuffed medium sized flat rate box...

A Summer Gatherings book, packet of Steam-a-Seam 2 Lite, A Primitive Gatherings quilt pattern (Picnic Quilt), some red Minick & Simpson fabric, a Moda Candy booklet, and two packs of Moda Candy! I'll be adding more items as I find them... but, I can honestly say this is a giveaway with quilters and wool applique fans in mind!

What do I ask of you? Simply be a follower of this blog and leave a comment on this post (only) and share a short Holiday story, a Quilt story, a favorite quilting notion, favorite candy... simply put... share something positive! :-)

Life is good!

All comments will be printed out, folded up and tossed into Santa's hat! Santa's helper will pick a winner Wednesday morning (the 9th)... so, check back here on the 9th... winner will have 48 hours to email me their mailing address.

Until next time... stay healthy & keep on smiling!



  1. ****Merry Christmas****
    My favorite thing for the holidays is anything cinnamon flavored!
    I love this time of year too!

  2. When my children were young, my daughter gave the name "Squeaky Mouse" to the little stuffed mouse that hopped from pocket to pocket of the advent calendar bringing treats each day of December leading up to Christmas. My special project this year was creating another little stuffed mouse that delights my 19 month old granddaughter every morning. On December 1 she experienced her first Hershey's kiss. When I was talking to her on the phone later that day she told me about "Skee Mow". When I asked her what Squeaky Mouse brought her she just laughed like a mad woman -- that's what she thinks about her first taste of chocolate! And she LOVES Squeaky Mouse! -- Thanks for your generous giveaway!

  3. What fun! Please do not enter me in the giveaway...just wanted to say that it was good to see you here. xo

  4. I love this time of year because everyone just seems a little "happier". I love the Christmas music playing everywhere. Please enter me in your giveaway.

  5. There are so many favourite things about Christmas but I think my favourite is the family all going to a beautiful candlelight service at our church Christmas Eve and then everyone comes back to our house for treats and a little Christmas cheer.

  6. Oh my, this is super generous of you. Hmmmm, what I love about the holiday season....seems everyone is friendlier and happier. People smile more. Strangers say hello and happy holidays. I love the smells and aromas of the holiday food, the tree and the candles.

  7. Sharon,
    Since I'm not a quilter, please don't include me in your give away.
    Candy . . . I haven't had maple sugar candy in many years. At the craft show I attended Saturday, there was a gentleman selling maple syrup...and maple candy. I bought it and within minutes it was g-o-n-e. YUM.
    Merry Christmas (how can that be?).
    Hugs :)

  8. I'll share a short quilting story but I don't want to be included in the give away. You have quite a generous give away...

    My first quilt was a red and green tulips appliques and I had most of my squares appliqued and had just bought enough white fabric for the quilt. My second daughter was looking for a white piece of fabric for a project and she found one of my white square and cut out a circle out of it without asking. I was disappointed but thought I would get more of the same fabric but was never able to find a match. I started from scratch and finished my double quilt years later. Now my youngest daughter has it.

    Take care and stay safe and happy.

  9. Hi Sharon,
    It has been a year of many changes and interruptions to our quilting lives.....I just love seeing each off us do the same thing at different times.
    My joy tonight is connecting and feeling good from hearing kindness in our little world. Please enjoy the season and find joy all around!
    Do not enter me in the drawing - you have alway been kind!!!
    Merry merry,

  10. This year will be special now that Nick is older. He was walking around my house and saying Christmas every time he saw something I had put up for decorating. I got him a fisher price nativity and loves playing with that, so this will be a christmas filled with Joy through the eyes of a child.


  11. Merry Merry!
    Sounds like fun!
    I once made my baby boy a Flintstone quilt, he hated it because it was too heavy. FRED & Wilma traveled all over the house for years, wrapping stacks of toys, stacks of books, bed rails, and anywhere they could go except over one of us, because it was just too heavy. After seeing them everywhere unwanted though they were, I finally decided to set us all free, and disappeared them out the door, once and for all. You guessed it, only after they went missing, a good thing gone. little now big, so and so was looking for them. :(

  12. Hi Sharon,
    One special memory for me is Jeff's and my very first Christmas as a married couple! We had very little money and wanted to find a small cheap tree, but everywhere we looked was too expensive! We ended up going to Kmart and saw this tiny little tree in a display, loaded with ornaments and asked if it was for sale! It just so happened that they were just about to take the display down for a larger tree and the manager sold us the whole display, tree, ornaments and tree skirt for.....$10.00!!! We were sooo grateful and enjoyed our little tree for quite a few years till it just wore out!
    It was a generous gift, as is your Giveaway!! Thanks for the chance!
    Hope you have a great week!!
    Warm Hugs~

  13. The first weekend in December is the Scandinavian Festival in Portland. This was our 5th year of going and celebrating our heritage. It's is always fun and festive and a great way to kick off the season!! Thanks for the chance at your giveaway.

  14. I always look forward to the Fish House Parade on Black Friday--it's a little crazy, but lots of fun!


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