December 21, 2012

A Primitive Christmas Blog Hop sadly comes to an end...

Merry Christmas Everyone!
First off, I want to thank each and everyone of you for taking time out of your busy schedules to follow our A Primitive Christmas Blog Hop!  I hope you have enjoyed the recipes, pictures, stories and ornaments designed just for you!  During the Holiday Season, is it important to sit down, relax and get caught up in the magic of this delightful time of year!  My hope is that our hop helped capture that "magic" and inspired you to give handmade!  If nothing else... give yourself the gift of making an ornament just for you each Christmas!  I love to make an ornament each year to give to my girls... It is something that they will have for years to come...

Secondly, I would like to give a HUGE thank you to all 11 gals who made this possible!  Each one is over the top talented, kind and such a pleasure to work with!  It is always fun to join together and share our talents and give back to each of you!  Without each of YOU, we would not be following our hearts and making our dreams come true!  On to my post... Enjoy! 


 
SNOWMAN HEART ORNAMENT
Supplies: Scraps of Black, Cream, Red, Gold & Orange Wool * Coordinating Floss to match wool selection plus brown for arms * 10 inches of thin black ribbon * small cream beads * 2 -1/4 inch black buttons * Pinking shears
 


 
Instructions: Trace and cut out each wool design piece. Glue-Baste each piece in place on black wool.  I left a 1/2 inch all the way around the heart to trim later with the pinking shears. Use 2 strands of coordinating floss to blanket stitch around each piece.  Sew cream beads on for snow, 2 black buttons down front of snowman, use 6 strands of cream floss to stitch snowflake on if you would like making a plus sign and then adding lines as shown on picture for snowflake, use 6 strands of brown floss to stitch arms on snowman, use 6 strands of black floss to make French knots for eyes. Once your stitching is complete, use your pinking shears to trim around the entire edge of the black wool.  Tie on a black string, hang and enjoy!
 
This year we are scrambling to redo the upstairs while my mother went back home for a couple of weeks... The ceiling guy, the painter and the electrician have just finished up... hence NO Holiday decor!  GRRR!  SOO to share a little Holiday decorating, inspiration and ideas with you - I headed up to my FAV shop, Round Barn Potting Co.  Words can not describe how cool her shop is!  It is in an old red barn.  It is always one of my fav places to do some Holiday shopping for those "creative" people in my life!  Here is her blog - stop over and tell Lori I sent you her way!  You will not be disappointed! http://roundbarnpottingco.blogspot.com
 


 

My Holiday Cookie Recipe!
 
I LOVE to bake and cook!  Each year I bake cookies for those far and near!  Too me, there is nothing more exciting then giving!  So I spend hours checking out new and old fav recipes... I make my list, gather my ingredients and put on my new handmade apron (gift from a special friend!) and start in!  This year the theme is simple and quick as I am out of time and my youngest daughter Grace is assisting me!  Today I (Mrs. Claus) sent out these tins full off cookies... Then I came home and baked a ton more for round two which is for all the teachers and helpers at Gracie's elementary school!  And yes... there is still more to do!!!  :)  PS ~ The cookies are the white powdered sugar coated ones to the bottom right in tin!

 
For those of you who do not know... George and I are blessed with two darling young girls that we are always excited to be with during this magical time of year!  From Orchestra concerts at the Mall of America, to volunteering for parties, band concerts for Grace to Holiday Sing Alongs at the elementary school... We manage to get it all in!  I rarely miss an event or special time in their lives... So without further ado... My two lovelies...  Grace and Hannah
 
 
 
 MY GIFT TO YOU!
In closing, I want thank you for helping me be able to follow my dreams, do something I enjoy everyday and most importantly... be present to raise my two young gals and be a care taker for my terminally ill mother who needs a double lung transplant but has opted not to get one at this time... My handwork is my saving grace... It helps ease the mind when I worry mom will not make it thru another challenge and keeps me busy while I am at the doctors with her for hours on end... It helps pass the time while I am waiting in the car pool line at the girls' schools... and one thing I will always treasure is that it has connected me with each of you!  Whether I see you at a show, across the country at a class I am teaching... or through an email - I am blessed to have been given the opportunity to be a tiny part of your life!  I wish you and your family a blessed Holiday Season filled with much love, laughter and memories! 
I look forward to spending 2013 with each of you!
 
My gift to you.. Please leave a comment about your Holiday or Holidays past and I will draw 12 lucky gals name and give them a month membership to my Wool N Needle Club for January!  I will ship it directly to you! How fun is that!
 
Merry Christmas from the Wests...
George, Stacy, Hannah & Grace 
 
 
 


 

 


148 comments:

Anne said...

Oh no...not sure I want to be first! Thanks so much for this great blog hop. Such great designers and projects. My Christmas memories are when my parents were still alive loving seeing their grandchildren get so excited to see all the presents on Christmas morning.

Tempus fugit said...

Your ornament is so lovely ! Thank you for this great Blog hop project I so enjoyed to follow on each of your blogs ! I wish you and your family a merry Christmas and all the best for 2013.
Anne from France

Meredith said...

Love this very cute ornament! However i cannot seem to download it - don't know what I am doing wrong. My favourite Christmas memories are all around decorating the tree with some of the beautiful handmade ornaments sewn by my late mum - they are very precious and bring back such lovely memories.

Cathy said...

I just love the snowman ornament! I have 3 daughters and 6 grandchildren. The adults decided a long time ago to just buy gifts for the children but I always sneak in something special for my girls. I'm going to make the ornaments and attach them to their gifts this year. Thank you so much for organizing the Christmas blog hop. I've loved every minute of it!!

Laura said...

Thank you for the blog hop. I love the snowman ornament! Christmas in the past involved lots of extended family gathered together at my aunt's house for the traditional 7 Fishes Christmas Eve dinner, then we gathered at our house on Christmas Day for a multi-course feast. Now that we live over 1,000 miles away from everyone, our Christmas is small and quiet and just the 5 of us. And just one course! It is all still good!

Kathy B. said...

Stacy, you are a phenomenon! I so appreciate the work you did to put this blog hop together. For the past four weeks I have been so delighted to visit the designers' blogs to read their Christmas memories, view pictures, drool over the recipes, and best of all - see the ornaments/ decorations they have shared with us. Your snowman is fantastic! Can't wait to start stitching! Best wishes for you and your family, and bless you for taking such good care of your mom. This is our first Christmas without Mom and we miss her dearly. Christmas memories last forever and bring us comfort and joy. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Darlene D said...

I've enjoyed the hop so much! Thank you for taking the time to organize. I love your little ornament, I'm planning a quilty/wool tree for next year, so that one will definitely be on the list. Looking forward to having family here for Christmas, being together and sharing the celebration of our Saviour's birth with them! Merry Christmas to you and yours!

Vroomans' Quilts said...

I would beg from the give away as I am allergic to wool. But I wanted to let you know how wonderful this Hop was - the exposure to so many new to me places and inspirational crafters. Thank you so much and Happy Holidays.

Cathy said...

Thank you for this wonderful swap!! All of you never disappoint!! The time you have taken at such a busy time is very appreciated!

Joyce said...

I greatly enjoyed your blog hop and want to thank you. I also cared , with my sisters' help, for our mom when she was terminally ill...never knowing if you were celebrating the last holiday with her. I hope this Christmas brings you joy and peace. Merry Christmas!

1yayadiva said...

I have so enjoyed the blog hop! Thanks for all your hard work. The ornament is adorable can't wait to get started on it, I love snowmen. Merry Christmas to you and your family.

Ellen S said...

The blog hop has been wonderful...a BIG thank-you to each of the designer!! and you for organizing!! The snowman ornie is wonderful!! I have been a fan for years and always make a few of your
designs each year!!!
Happy Holidays to you and your family!! Your girls are darling!!

Joan and Kevin said...

Every year my family gets together at my parents house. We all bring something to eat. It is the best!
Thanks for the giveaway!

slrquilts said...

Can't tell you how I have enjoyed the Christmas Bog Hop. Winning a free membership in the Wool Club would be the perfect ending of my year. Thanks for sharing♥

Sue Bennett said...

I can not believe that this has come to an end. I have visited every blog and collected all the recipes. Thanks for your snowman ornament. Thanks for all you do and I look forward to your new patterns in 2013.

LesQuilts said...

Hi!
What a wonderful gift!
I have also enjoyed this blog hop and all the designs!
I love the ornament and will be making it!
I am a woolie addict, I love the quiet, tactile feeling of wool in my hands!
Best to you this holiday season!
Take care, Leslie

carolyn said...

THANK YOU for the blog hop. What fun this has been. I saw some things I remember doing as a kid. And, some new things. Also, the cookies look amazing. I want to try alot of them.
Thank You for the wonderful gift.
Merry Christmas, and Happy Holidays.
Carolyn

Mary Schreiner said...

Merry Christmas and thanks so much for hosting the blog hop. It's so much fun to read about everyone's Christmas traditions. You put together a wonderful group of designers. I've met most of you at one time or another at quilt market and always feel like I'm in the company of a "rock star" when I do. Have a blessed, merry Christmas!

Regina said...

My favorite memories are the each year with my grandson and daughter. Seeing him and his Mom make memories makes me so happy. Merry Christmas to you and your family! Thanks for the chance.
rchihuahua2@sbcglobal.net

Sheri said...

What great ornaments....I received one of them from my special quilt friend the other day....the blogs have been wonderful! Thanks!

kelley said...

Thanks for the blog hop...it's been fun visiting with the different designers...

Christmas always brings wonderful memories of my maternal grandmother...she planned for it all year...saving paper and bows from year to year...stitching quilts, doll clothes and making ip sewing baskets for gifts...the big party was her house Christmas Eve...

the greatest gift I received from her was my love of handwork...for which I am daily grateful...

Merry Christmas!

Me and My Stitches said...

Your post is wonderful. Thank you so much for doing this blog hop - it has been so great - awesome recipes and patterns...just a ton of fun. We make our Christmas tree pendants into tree ornaments each year and give them to family members. Another tradition is an annual cookie bake at our house - which is tomorrow! I'm excited because we had snow yesterday (I'm in Iowa!) and glad we will have a white Christmas. Thanks again for all that you do! Merry Christmas to you and your family.

CC said...

Thanks so much for putting together the blog hop. It's been so much fun. Our family is small now, just four of us so Christmas is just a nice quiet evening usually spent snacking and playing a game, but's it's fun. When my grandmother was still with us she would always make Lefse for Christmas and I use to look so forward to it and her swedish meatballs. Merry Christmas!

Teri said...

Thank you, Stacy, for this wonderful Christmas Blog Hop. I have enjoyed all my favorite bloggers and loved meeting the new gals. It is helping me continuing with the tradition of making ornaments for some nieces and nephews (18 in all) and though some will be too old soon (I stop at 16 yrs of age), I will have fun creating your heart for next year. And I am going to start early!! (always say that and yet this year it was last week when I finished this years treat. So, Merry Christmas to you and your family. May your year be filled with God's blessings.

Lis said...

Until the Magazine Primitive Quilts and Projects came out, I did not know this wonderful world of primitives which I have come to love. Through the artists of the magazine I came to this wonderful blog hop - I didn't know either that such blop hops existed, so all in all I'm very happy to have been able to follow all the stories recipes and designs and I hope that I one day have collected so much wool that I also can make the ornaments. Wool projects are not known to people of my country, Denmark, we always make quilts and so on in cotton. Thanks for this wonderful idea.

Lori from Notforgotten Farm said...

Beautiful post Stacy!
I want to thank you for including me in this year's blog hop,and for all of the hard work you put into it....wishing you & your family a Blessed Christmas and a Happy Healthy New Year ~
Lori from Notforgotten Farm
(p.s. - please don't include me in the drawing for your wonderful giveaway, let another sweet friend have the chance instead)
xoxoxx

Denise Wailgum said...

Thank You for hosting this blog hop, it is always sad to see things end! When I was a child I always loved to hear my father Hum to the Christmas Music, he has past away now, but when I hear Christmas Music and find my~self humming, it always make me think of my father! Happy Holidays!
Denise

PatC - All is Bright said...

First I want to thank YOU for the wonderful blog hop. I enjoyed it so much and knowing how busy you are - I thank you for all you do for us. It seems like you have such wonderful memories. I'm from south Texas and my memories of Christmas is getting the whole "familia" together and make homemade tamales. The laughter and great stories my dad would tell us when he was little and just being together is what I will cherish the most. Besides eating the delicious tamales! My Mom is 88 years old and no longer can make the tamales. The memories will always be with me.

Tana said...

I laughed out loud....my Swedish roots in the middle of Kansas also included lutefisk! Only my grandma's amazing ability to create her white sauce allowed me to develop a bit of a taste for this delicacy! Have a great holiday and a blessed 2013. And thanks so much for your blog hop....I love it. Tana

Kristen King said...

My favorite Christmas memory is Christmas 2000 when our son was just four months old. We had waited so long for him and it was so special to have a sweet little boy to love. Thank you for the wonderful ornament, I can't wait to get started on it!

Patti said...

Thank you so much for this lovely blog hop. It has been a rough holiday season for me, but this little treat three days a week has been a blessing to me. Merry Christmas to you and your family!
Blessings, Patti

kristie said...

Stacy, I love this Christmas blog hop and have many ornament ideas for next year!
I too have my needle work as my "saving grace"...really just saving my sanity with many things going on in one's personal life.
Do what your heart tells you to do and you will never go wrong. Merry Christmas to you and have a prosperous New Year.
Kristie

Barbara said...

Thank you so much for sharing your cute ornament. Our families only buy gifts for the children, however every year I like to make just a little something handsewn or crafted along with some sweet treat for each family, and this year it will be some of the fun ornaments from this blog hop! I love your patterns, and have two of them I plan on working on during my Christmas vacation time. Wishing you a very Merry Christmas!

LONA said...

Thank you so much for the chance to win. You are so right about the stitching being a saving grace. It seems like I am always waiting for someone or have to be somewhere early- like ball games or picking my grandson up. I always keep handwork in the car. It allows me to have a few minutes of my own time.
I really enjoy your designs.
Blessings to you and Merry Christmas.
Again-thanks.

LONA said...

Thank you so much for the chance to win. You are so right about the stitching being a saving grace. It seems like I am always waiting for someone or have to be somewhere early- like ball games or picking my grandson up. I always keep handwork in the car. It allows me to have a few minutes of my own time.
I really enjoy your designs.
Blessings to you and Merry Christmas.
Again-thanks.

LJ said...

I think most of us think back to Christmases when we were growing up for those special memories. Money was really tight when I grew up but our Christmas tree was a sight to behold. We tramped the hills to pick just the right one and always ended up with one that was huge! To this day, friends and cousins still talk to me about our fabulous trees.

Kathy said...

Thanks so much for organizing this blog hop. I have found several fun things to add to the "to-do" list. And some great recipes, too!

Hope you and your family have a Merry Christmas!

twoives said...

Thank you for the chance to win! For me Christmas is the decorated tree and Christmas cookies. As a little girl I remember sitting in front of our tree just mesmerized. Today my tree still has that same power. It is an old fashioned tree with predominately hand made ornaments: painted, carved, sewn. Once the tree is up my thoughts turn to making cookies for gifts. A very Merry Christmas to you and your family.

Country Prims said...

Hi Stacy, many many thanks for the great inspiration over the month of hopping! Loved it all and appreciate the time you and the others put in to organising and making it such a success:)
Trust you and all your lovely family have a very blessed Christmas and that the next year holds lots more creativity
for you:) I might have to steal your cookie tin idea for everyone!
I spent y'day making traybakes and fudge and the kids just love the atmosphere don't they.
Thanks again

Karen in Breezy Point said...

Thanks so much for doing this blog hop--it was fun and SO inspiring. I moved up North about 13 years ago, and miss the Round Barn so much. It wasn't the pottery company then, but chock full of wonderful holiday sights and scents and the perfect blend of vintage and newly crafted items that I could never pass up!

heartlandprims said...

Thanks so much for the blog hop...great recipes and great projects. For me, Christmas was made special by my mother, who never lost her sense of wonder with the simple pleasures of family, faith and fun. I try to carry on with her traditions in my own way, and am happy to say I still believe in Santa. Have a Merry Christmas and a fantastic 2013.

Phyllis said...

Thank you for such a fun blog hop. What great recipes and love the projects. Wishing you a blessed holiday with your family.

Sally Annie Magundy said...

Thank you so much for this wonderful primitive Christmas blog hop! As well as blogs I adore, I've been introduced to delightful bloggers that are new to me and I've so enjoyed everyone's contribution. So much fun and so inspiring!

Merry Christmas to you and all of your dear ones!

JAM said...

Stacy....Thanks so much for being you and coming up with the idea of the hop! It was way fun!!!


Hugs to you and Merry Christmas.....
Jo Ann

Kate said...

Thank you for this fabulous blog hop with so many great ideas and recipes. I really, really like your snowman ornie!! I absolutely love the Christmas season - everything about it. In days gone by when our children were young and then when our grandchildren were young there was always a houseful of merriment - those memories sustain us as we celebrate without being around family. Merry Christmas!

WoolenSails said...

I have enjoyed following the hop and visiting the blogs.
With the free patterns and ornaments, I have been making small items that I can pass out at the nursing home, for those who do not get visitors and need some cheer.

Debbie

jayne said...

I have so enjoyed this little journey you gave us this Christmas...I love Christmas but not for the gifts or even the yummy cookies. I love the sharing of love, the kindness we show and the thoughtfulness we extend to all.
Christmas is always a great memory and I have enjoyed them all...
MERRY CHRISTMAS

Liza S. said...

Thank you for bringing us the blog hop. It has been such fun to see a glimpse of Christmas through all of the talents of these women . As for Christmas memories, I have always loved going to pick out and cut down our tree. As a young girl with my parents and siblings and now with my own family. It's always such fun to find the perfect one. Thank you and may you have a wonderful Christmas and a happy and healthy 2013.

brenda said...

I sooo enjoyed the blog hop and visited every site at least once! I hope to see another one in the future. Christmas here will be spent with lots of family and lots of food and fun. Best wishes for a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Mary said...

I have enjoyed the hop. There have been several cute ideas to play with. Your ornament is a great take along project to work on. Thank you so much for sharing.

Orange Sink said...

Hi Stacy.
The blog hop was so much fun! Thank-you for hosting and giving us the opportunity to meet so many fabulous designers! Super job!!!!

Your daughters are the cutest kids!!! Great photos!!

My favorite Christmas memory..... oh so long ago... riding with my Dad who hauled milk for the creamery.... in his big red milk truck on the milk route! The farmers always had a gift for him.... new gloves, baked goods, a box of chocolate covered cherries! Sweet memories!

Merry Christmas to you and your beautiful family!
Cathy G

martha said...

Thank you for the lovely blog hop and of course the ornament! My favorite xmas memory will be the present one. I love making new memories with my grandkids and my kids. Martha from Minnesota

Barbara Pavlas said...

I share some of the same memories with you, being an angel in Christmas plays, going to the courthouse downtown and receiving an apple and orange. Good times indeed! Thanks for bringing the blog hop!

marie said...

The blog hop was great as my waistline shows with all the cookie tasting. My memories are when the kids were little and still believed in Santa, now it's the great-grands with the wide eyes on Christmas morning.

dmf said...

Thank you for all your work in organizing the Blog Hop - it sure was fun! Love your ornament, and Snowmen! Dee

bairdmtn said...

I just love Christmas Eve with all the family gathered at our house! I always cook a meal so that everyone else doesn't have to and after we eat, we open our presents!! I am a 911 Dispatcher and always work on Christmas! I enjoy my job and that is a tradition for me also!! Love your ornament! Snowmen are my favorite!!

Julie said...

lThanks so much for hosting the Blog Hop--its been lots of fun!
My holiday memories are of helping my mom and aunt put together cookie plates for my grandmother's friends and delivering them on Christmas Eve. They did the work, she got the glory, and I got the leftovers!

Julie said...

lThanks so much for hosting the Blog Hop--its been lots of fun!
My holiday memories are of helping my mom and aunt put together cookie plates for my grandmother's friends and delivering them on Christmas Eve. They did the work, she got the glory, and I got the leftovers!

Lindi said...

Thank you so much for all your hard work, putting this together, making a pattern to share, all the recipes, and just everything! Merry Christmas!

kathy said...

A heartfelt thank you to you and your friends for the fun bloghop. I got many ideas for ornaments and Christmas decor. One of my favorite parts of Christmas is putting the ornaments on the tree and the memories that they invoke--especially the hand made ornaments from my children when they were little.

Lindi said...

....sorry, was interupted (work) my holiday will be spent with friends and family, unfortunately not all the family, but some. Again, Merry Christmas.

Mary said...

Our family Christmas just keeps getting better and better as each year there is one more grandchild. The newest will be born on Sunday, the 23rd, on his aunt's birthday. This is a wonderful way to celebrate!

Robyn said...

Two years ago we had snow on Christmas day. That might not seem like much to some people but I live in southern TN and in my 41 years I had NEVER had a white Christmas. We woke up early, opened our presents and my husband happened to look outside; SNOW! It was coming down fast and thick. We ended up with about 5-6" of snow. I was like a little kid, playing, sledding, building a snowman. That truly was the best Christmas present I've ever received.

teri said...

Thank you for the wonderful ornaments, cookies and sharing your lives with all of us. Merry Christmas and may we all have a safe and healthy new year.

Sheryn said...

Thank you for organizing this blog hop. It has been so much fun. Thanks also for the ornament and cookie recipe. I love buttermints, so I am going to have to make these. Merry Christmas to you!

Cindi P. said...

Thanks so much for organizing the blog hop! My only issue becomes will I have time to do all the baking and creating that I want to get done from all the wonderful ideas! Merry Christmas to you!

Bridgidk said...

Pick me, pick me!!! Im jumping up and down here waving my arm in the air, do you see me??? LOL!!! I absolutely LOVE all of your pieces. You are constantly out doing yourself. Thank You for ALL you do for ALL of us!!!! Have a VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!

sandi s said...

Thank you for organizing this blog hop.It has been so much fun to follow. My favorite thing to do for the Holidays is to get to spend time with my grown children.

Kathy MacKie said...

My fondest memories of Christmas past will always be the smells of Christmas, the tree and the delicious food, makes me tear up just thinking about it but in a good way. Thanks so much for the fun and recipes.

Kathy J said...

our best Christmas memory is watching our 2 year old "help" decorate the tree. Priceless!

Julee said...

Thanks for doing the primitive blog hop as I have enjoyed all the guests blog sites. I have had many unusual Christmases but glad to say more wonderful ones now. I even put up two Christmas trees this year. Bought a white prelit on clearance last year so I put it up along with the old one, but in different rooms. So I have lots of CHRISTmas spirit now.
Have a Merry CHRISTmas and a wonderful New Year.

Lara said...

Stacy you ROCK! I love all your ideas, patterns and over all outlook on life. Happy holidays to you and your family! Lara

Dee said...

13 years ago, when my son was newly divorced with 2 children, I bought him his christmas tree - he still mentions the tree I gave him that first year. Thank you for your blog:)

wendy said...

I thoroughly enjoyed the blog hop!! I looked forward to each and every day a new one was posted. I remember Christmases past when I was a child and spent time around the piano singing Christmas carols and of course decorating the tree was a hi-light! Thank you for putting this blog together.
Wendy

Can'tstopQuilting said...

Your daughters are beautiful. The ornament is adorable. I enjoyed the blog hop! And I was blessed with a new grandson on the 18th! Happy Holidays! Pam

Carrie P. said...

thanks for the hop. I enjoyed looking at each blog. the ornament is so sweet. thanks for sharing.
your daughters are lovely.
Merry Christmas!

Prim Gal said...

One more wonderful wooly ornament to addd to my must do's. Thank you for taking time out of your busy schedule to offer this blog hop also.

saltandpepper said...

Thank you for the Blog Hop. I have really enjoyed following along. My Christmas was growing up with six brothers and sisters and waiting to open gifts early on Christmas morning. You can only imagine the chaos that came with it.But I still have special memories of those years with the whole family together for Christmas.
~Merry Christmas to all~

Linda said...

Had a blast with the blog hop, thank you! My favorite memories are decorating with my Mom. She waited until Christmas eve to trim the tree. I also have fond memories of our school Christmas bazaar. I loved seeing all of the hand made items. Maybe that's where it all started for me!

Kathy L. said...

I don't know how to thank you for the blog hop. I followed your hop 2 years ago which started me into blogging (so far just following not my own YET). I feel like I have gotten to know so many wonderful crafters out there thanks to blogging and I don't know if I would have started this whole thing without your hop. Thanks for another great year. Thank you also for the wonderful designs you do.I have many some done, some in my do to pile. I wish you and yours a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Kathy

Friendship Crossing said...

Hi Stacy,
Just wanted to thank you so much for the Christmas Blog Hop again~ it's always SEW much fun and just gives us gals an extra 'perk' this time of yr! What an extra sweet person you are to do this for us.

I used to carry your patterns yrs. ago in my cross stitch shop and now I'm excited to carry them in my Etsy shop ~ yours are always a best seller!

Sorry to hear about your Mother! Mine was in a nursing home for 7 yrs. and the holidays are not the same w/out her.

Merry Christmas and please enter me in your giveaway!

Big hugs,
Tanya

Primitives By The Light of The Moon said...

Thank you for the lovely blog hop. So many wonderful designs.
My favorite memory is of my dad so long ago dressing up as the skinnest cowboy santa you ever saw in red flannel long johns but all the kids were simply in awe that Santa had came for a visit.

Wishing you and your family the merriest of Christmas'.

Mary Jean said...

Thanks so much for the wonderful blog hop. I loved the projects and have completed several. My favorite memories are of my seven kids when they were all at home. Now they are scattered and I take turns spending Christmas with them. It's fun seeing the traditions they now have in their homes.

Sandie @ crazy'boutquilts said...

Love your ornament!~ thank you! Our Christmas memories center around being together and baking together... always such fun. Thanks for the great blog hop! Merry Christmas!

jan calvert said...

Love the blog hop....a great Christmas gift for a stitcher!!!! Thanks so much....for the time and energy you spent putting it all together!! I've loved your patterns and made alot of your designs into ornaments and other things that I've always enjoyed.....

Kay Harmon said...

Thank you for putting together this hop. It has been my favorite hop.
Thank you for sharing your family with us. I know what you mean about handwork being a saving grace. When my mother was going through chemo, my handiwork was therapeutic.
My favorite holiday memory was the year I got my little maroon transistor radio. We lived in a rural area and it was so exciting to pick up radio stations from around the nation - even Mexico. I will always remember the smell of the radio as it warmed up.
I hope you and your family have a very blessed 2013.

appleberrycottage said...

Thanks so much for the cute ornie pattern! Christmas Eve is church and either pizza or dinner out (which is a treat for us). Christmas morning is watching the kids opening their gifts and brunch.
Laura

sue said...

Merry Christmas. Thanks for the free pattern. My best memories are with family both the dinners and being snowed in for a couple of Christmas days.
Hang in there caring for parents can be challenge as you get pulled always (kids, job, and parents).

Cathy W said...

I really enjoyed the blog hop. Thank you so much for all you do. I like the ornament patterns. Wool applique was my new discovery in 2012. How great it is. Thanks to all for the patterns. Merry Christmas to you and your family

oldecrow said...

Thank you so much for hosting this Blog hop! I have truely enjoyed reading everyone's post and have collected some terrific recipes as well as some new ornament projects for next years tree. Wishing you and yours a very Merry Christmas an a Happy New Year!
Wanda Olde Crow Mercantile

Judy Z said...

It truly has been fun following the Christmas Blog Hop and I thank you and all the designers who made this special. Finding the Christmas spirit has been a little difficult this year for so many of us. Reading each blog and sharing in the Christmas memories truly brings a little joy. Merry Christmas to all and Peace on Earth.

jonette said...

Merry Christmas. I love the ornament and can't wait to make it. Would love to win!

rebecca said...

My heart sings when I hear about the generous people in the world. Glad you are on that list!!

Nancy said...

The snowman ornament is a cutie!
I have so many Christmas memories, the best being from when I was a young girl and our family was so big on my Mom's side that our Memere would hire the local town hall to have a huge Christmas party for her whole family. Everything from Santa to music and even square dancing called by her sister Noella and hubby. It is still something that us grown grandchildren love to talk about. Now I have my own grandchildren to enjoy and every moment with them is a joy in itself all through the year. MERRY CHRISTMAS !!!

Pam in IL said...

Grace and Hannah are beautiful! Thanks for sharing with us. This will be our first Christmas with no kids living at home, so not sure how we'll handle it. We head to my sister's home for Christmas dinner and I'll get to see my girls there.

Thank you for the great blog hop. Merry Christmas and Blessings to you and your family!

The Woolen Cellar said...

Stacy...thank you for you most grateful and interesting post. I'm sending up a prayer for your Mom and your family. I'm sure you are looking forward to your Mom's return. Also, I love your patterns and have many of them. I have a passion for making things out of wool and love your designs as they all fit so well with my home decor. I pray you will have a joyful Christmas and an extremely great 2013.

Linda said...

Merry Christmas to you and thank you for the inspiring blog hop...keep them coming. My favorite Christmas memory is caroling around our neighborhood with my 5th grade class and ending the evening with a cup of hot chocolate...good times from the past.

Sue said...

Merry Christmas to one and all! I've always loved making gifts for family or friends for Christmas. And I love receiving homemade gifts, too. Thank you for the fun blog hop.

Lori said...

It's been a terrific blog hop! Thank you!!
Every Christmas morning for the past several years I wake up early and fix Danish Aebleskivers for whoever is at home, family, or friends. They are a fried round donut type pastry filled with a little piece of apple. It is so much fun and I look forward to this every year.

Wendy said...

I really enjoy the blog hop and meeting new friends. The ornament is adorable, thanks so much. Christmas is all about family being together and enjoying a fun day together.

Karen said...

Hi Stacy,

I 'm so sorry about your Mother. I will keep her in my prayers. Your daughters are so cute. I love the time you spend with them. I was always real close with my mother and sister. We always baked tons for Christmas cookies together. My sister and I would spend long hours wrapping presents and decorating them to perfection. Christmas comes way to fast now and I have a hard time keeping up.
Happy Holidays,
Karen M

Unknown said...

My favorite memory is of the homemade fireplace my dad and uncle made. It was made of plywood and painted like bricks, we hung our stockings from it. It had a moter that moved cellaphane flames. My brothers and I loved to sit in front of it waiting for Santa. Thank you for the blog hop. I have really enjoyed the fun.

The Wooden Acorn said...

Hi Stacy,

Oh my gosh. The end of your posting is beyond touching. You have to know how much you touch our lives too with your incredible talent. You are a wonderful mom and a wonderful daughter. God will take care of all of you. Merry Christmas dear and thank you for being you.

Christmas Memory: On Christmas Eve, we would get into the car for a Christmas "Light" ride and when we came back home, the presents were magically under the tree. We missed Santa coming down the chimney every single year due to the car ride. It took me 10 years to figure it all out. :-)

Louise said...

Merry Christmas. Thank you for the beautiful snowman ornament and cookie recipe. The Christmas blog hop was fun - a very special gift.
Hope you have a blessed Christmas.

Bridgidk said...

You know its sad, I didnt think anyone made tins full of cookies as gifts anymore. Im the only one I know that even bakes. My mom was the one that use to send the goodie tins. Shes been gone for 16 years. I miss her!

Mary said...

My Christmas memories always include baking special cookies to share with friends. I baked with my dear mother, together we baked with my son and daughter. I still use her special recipes. I do alot of my baking alone (tho dh is here to encourage and sample) but mom is with me in spirit and soon our daughter will join us for last minute cookies.

Met Naald en draad op Bonaire said...

Merry X-mas to you and your family. Thanks for organizing th bloghop. Wil start to make the ornament toninght it's lovely!
Marjan

Ruth said...

What a neat giveaway! I am still new at wool appliqué, but I have a collection of wool and love it!

Colleen said...

Thank you so much for the wonderful blog hop. I enjoyed each post and every one of the wonderful ornaments. Every year since 1969 when my oldest brother got married my mother started the tradition of a family Christmas sometime during the week between Christmas and New Year's. This tradition still happens to this day.As my family grew with children, grand children and now great grand children we have stopped the swapping of gifts
since there would be no room for people. Now we share great food, wonderful stories from our lives the past year and lots of love at our Holiday Gathering. It is a very special time for the entire family and we look forward to it every year.

Cathy W said...

Thank you so much for the blog hop. I didn't get in on the beginning, but enjoyed the last half. Really enjoy your blog spot. Have a great Christmas.

Robin C said...

Merry Christmas. I really enjoyed the blog hop. And love your wool ornament.

sforme said...

Thank you for a great blog hop from such talented designers. Merry Christmas to you and your family!

LZ said...

I looked forward to seeing each entry in the blog hop. Found it very inspiring and relaxing in the midst of the long to-do lists. I never feel like it's truly Christmas without something homemade. Thanks for sharing.

Donna Joy said...

Thanks for hosting this blog hop. I enjoyed all the wonderful recipes and going down memory lane. Love the ornaments as stitching is so relaxing and rewarding. Ths year I plan to just relax with family and sort out my sewing room so I can start the new year with a few UFO,s .

Rita said...

Thank you for this wonderful blog hop. I truly enjoyed it. My favorite holiday memories always revolve around family. Merry Christmas!

Michelle said...

Loved all of the fun projects and the cookie recipes. Your girls are darling! Thanks for all that you do! Take care and Merry Christmas!

Homespun Handcrafts said...

I, too, have had moments in my life where handwork and crafting have kept me sane. I offer a prayer for a blessed New Year for you and your family. Thank you for the wonderful blog hop and your gorgeous snowman ornie freebie.

Chris
homespunhandcrafts at yahoo dot com

Sarah said...

Thanks so much for your work putting this blog hop together. I've enjoyed reading the posts and seeing the ornaments.
Merry Christmas.

mainelymoose said...

Memories , memories, memories, oh so many lovely ones there are... I will be 48 this December 24th and I have a childhood memory of when I was about 6. When you went into the school there was this enormous open area that had a tree that went clear to the ceiling of what seemed to me now of at least 30 feet. It was all decorated and lit up beautiful and seemed to go on forever... The whole school would go out and hold hands around this tree and we would sing Christmas songs. I'll never forget it was the first time I had heard the song, "Up On The Housetop" and everyone one clicked. I thought Magic was happening all around me and to this day when I hear that song it makes me want to cry from goosebumps from that memory when I was a kid! They gave us all a little cardboard box of candy for Christmas in the shape of a house and it felt like a million dollars... You never know what you do for a kid will be their memory forever! Merry Christmas to you all!!!!

Gloria said...

Stacy... it is "we" who must thank you for your wonderful work, loving dedication to the art and sweet, sweet, spirit! As a designer myself... I can truly appreciate how working in your art is your savior... what in the world would we do if we didn't stitch and sew? I can't even imagine. Some day... (I can't wait) to be able to attend a retreat with you, get to know you better, and bask in the sunshine of you just being you! I honestly know how hard it is to keep up with the designs, the blogging, and everything else you do. I am thanking YOU for your wonderful work and love for all of us. Merry Christmas sweet girl!!! Gloria

Three Sheep Studio said...

This has been a most enjoyable Christmas Blog Hop.
Thanks for all of your hard work to make this all happen.
Lovely post.
Merry Christmas to you !
Rose

Becky said...

Thank you for a fabulous Christmas blog hop! I love that in spite of not being able to decorate your home, you found meaningful ways to enjoy the holiday. We have slowly begun a new holiday tradition with some of our neighbors. We all tend to attend the same Mass on Christmas Eve. We started with having dessert and drinks at one of our homes after the service. This year one of the families is returning from out-of-town for a parent's funeral. We are making a big meal, pot-luck style and celebrating together after Mass. We have become extended family for each other. What a blessing!

Judy said...

Thank you so much for the blog hop..and your adorable ornament and recipe. It has been so much fun visiting each of the talented designers! My Christmas memories are decorating and all the crazy days leading to spending time with family and firends, smiling faces and hugs!
Merry Christmas
Judy--heartland stitcher

Mary said...

I thoroughly enjoyed the blog hop and want to thank you for organizing it. Your ornament is very cute. I hope you and your family have a blessed Christmas season.

Sue Tokash said...

Thank you for the blog hop, I really enjoyed it. My favorite Christmas has been this one. My gift is having all my fledglings home for the holidays. It has been one of the best holiday seasons so far. Lots of family time, baking, game playing and catching up. I hope you and your family have a very Merry Christmas and a wonderful 2013!
~Sue

Kerry said...

Thanks so much for the Blog hop. I've had a lovely time making the ornaments with my teenaged daughters.
Very special memories there.

lizziebusy said...

Hi Stacy,
Thank you so much for your free pattern and the Christmas Blog Hop recipes and freebies! I wish ou a Merry Mas and Joyful 2013 to you and all your lovely family!

Elisabetta

Chrys said...

Thank you for such a wonderful blog hop! I'm adjusting to again another Christmas without my grandma (who was really more like my mom). She passed last year in April. My fondest memories are being with her and my grandpa on Christmas mornings. Now they celebrate their anniversary and Christmas together in Heaven, as I build Christmas memories here on earth with my two young boys.

Diane K said...

What a great blog hop. You have wonderful friends. Thanks for the ornament.

Bonnie58 said...

Thanks so much for the blog hop. Love the ornament. We have always had close and extended family for Christmas. Our home was the one with the wide open door and everyone was welcome.

Candee said...

Thank you so much for doing this blog hop for us! Such a treat to look forward to on MWF. A little break from all the rush. I have two little girls too. We are on the way home to wait for Santa to arrive.

Wendy said...

I love anything snowmen. Your ornament is adorable. Merry Christmas!

Karen Ritter said...

Loving my second year of anticipating and savoring each post in the Christmas blog hop! So many fantastic, inspiring designs and recipes, just need more hours to make them all. My goal is to make each one before the next Christmas. (Just hope I remember where I put all of the ornies when it comes time to decorate next year!) Blessings to all of these talented designers and their families and friends. Thank you for gifting us with your creativity and originality.

linda said...

I truly enjoyed the blog hop.So many new ideas for cookies and ornaments!
We are enjoying Christmas with children and grandchildren, and grandmothers! It couldn't be better, when you have family. Happy holidays to you, and again, thank you!!

The Woolen Cellar said...

Thanks for the lovely ornament pattern...keep doing those designs because everyone is just what I like. Hope you had a great Christmas and enjoyed those you spent time with. Merry Christmas!

jennifer768 said...

Love the snowman ornie!I would like to thank you for the blog hop,while I have missed a few due to illness,it is my hope to catch up on those I missed in the next few days.One of my favorite memories is of my dad taking me shopping for momma's gift when I was around five years old.Will be keeping you and your mom in my prayers.Hugs,Jen

CJ said...

Oh my -- you have no idea how I have enjoyed your blog hop. I am just getting back into life this year after years of caring for my senior family and then battling breast cancer. The internet and quilting have been my saving grace. I have been able to dream of all the beautiful fun items I plan to make. Thank you for sharing.

herky907 said...

Merry Christmas to you. The blog hop is fun. Prayers for your mom.

Rosemary said...

thank you for hosting the bloghop, it was lots of fun

Karen said...

Thank you for the great Blog Hop. Everyone had such great ornaments and recipes and stories. At our house we have many traditions. Even though my youngest is 16, my 4 children kept up the tradition of getting up early - 7:15! That was a tradition we were hoping to give up!

4e00fe18-26a0-11e1-9276-000bcdcb2996 said...

Discovered Buttermilk Basin patterns at the Houston Quilt Festival in November and can't get enough. I accidentally bought one pattern twice - the cute SNOW wall hanging/runner. My friend was delighted when I shared the duplicate pattern with her. At Festival I signed up for the mini quilt BOM and am now returning to my wool quilting roots. Merry Christmas and I hope 2013 is good to you!

4e00fe18-26a0-11e1-9276-000bcdcb2996 said...

Discovered Buttermilk Basin patterns at the Houston Quilt Festival in November and can't get enough. I accidentally bought one pattern twice - the cute SNOW wall hanging/runner. My friend was delighted when I shared the duplicate pattern with her. At Festival I signed up for the mini quilt BOM and am now returning to my wool quilting roots. Merry Christmas and I hope 2013 is good to you!

Stitches said...

I had a very nice Christmas with all of my kids and grandkids. We watched old some old tapes one day and it was nice to see some of our loved ones that have passed, it made it feel like we shared Christmas once again with them...Bittersweet memories..

Debbie said...

My family gathered together on Sunday for the dual celebration of my 60th birthday and Christmas! There were 14 of us and it was a full house but we laughed, ate and exchanged gifts all the while smiling and laughing-nothing better!

Betty in MO said...

Love the idea of the blog hop. It is fun to see how designers live and decorate. Please do it again maybe as a spring or summer treat.
Betty in Mo

Carrie ~ Cricketwood Prims said...

Thank you for organizing such a wonderful blog hop. I am truly blessed to see all the creative people who shared and their wonderful stories. I look forward to 2013 with much anticipation, God is wonderful and His Grace will keep you strong, wishing you a blessed 2013.

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Thanks for the comments! Drawing now closed!

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