Friday, December 9, 2011

BLOG HOP PARTY!!!!!

And the winner is: LORI :)   Congrats!!!


Lori left this comment:
My son is the youngest of all the cousins and as the older teens get tired of making cookies, decorations and singing carols he has missed out abit. Two nights ago we grabbed big flashlights and headed out into the forest where we found a peerfect tree and decorated it to surprise all the local joggers and hikers. we sang carols at the top of our lungs alll the way home!





Blog Hop Party with Give-Aways

Oh my gosh, I am so excited to be a part of this wonderful Blog Hop Party that Michele from the Quilting Gallery has put together! THANK YOU MICHELE!!!!! And Happy 4th birthday to the Quilting Gallery!!

I have been wanting to blog so much more than what I have, so this should be a wonderful beginning!! I am looking forward to reconnecting with my blogging friends and making many many more!! And what a time to host a give away, during the season of giving!!!

There are over 250 blogs participating in this Blog Hop, and each blog will be having a give away, so it will be worth the time to hop on over to each blog and see what is happening!! For a list of the blogs that are participating just go here and there will be a complete list for you!! This list will be posted December 10, and the party will go until December 17th. Oh what a great week this will be :)

Now on the the goodies. Well, I know some of the stuff that will be given away. A lapel stick, some fabric, some other goodies I can find, and I am thinking that there will be some other surprises added in too!! I can honestly say that I rather procrastinated in getting everything collected before this post...ooops ;)  I will post pictures later of some of the goodies :)

To enter in to this giveaway:

  1. comment on this post telling me your favorite family activities to do over the holidays :) (for me it has been making chocolates, cookies and crafting with my 3 wee ones, and watching them decorate the Christmas Tree).
  2. For a second chance, follow my blog and comment here letting me know that you are a follower ;) 
Hope Everyone has a great time!!! Looking forward to meeting many new blogging friends :)

Christine

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Mary Grace McNamara said...

We love to decorate our tree together, and then of course the baking...everyone loves to help with that!

MGM

Mary Grace McNamara said...

I'm a follower too!

MGM

Catskill Quilter said...

Decorating the tree is one favorite, and baking Christmas cookies is another!

Catskill Quilter said...

I am a happy new follower of your blog!

Ana e os Viraventos said...

I love the advent calendar tradition. We open a surprise each day!

Michell said...

Like doing the xmas tree and looking at lights

Michell said...

follow you now

Maria Wallin said...

Since my family live in Sweden and I in Malt a we have started new traditions with our fiends here the last few years. I love spending time baking and making christmascanides with them, we listen to Christmas carols, drink mulled wine and just have a lovely time.

Mimi said...

I love that in this blog hop I can find all the Canadian bloggers and start following them!! I love surprises too! Over the holidays I enjoy spending time with my family.

Mimi said...

I enjoy the holidays to catch up on reading, relaxing and doing some cross country skiing!! Thanks for the chance.

Carol said...

I am a follower. I love playing all sorts of games with the family after Christmas dinner.

free indeed said...

We decorate cookies every year...I have for 45 yrs...first with my mom, and then with my kids, and now even with my grandkids!!!! We have a traditional recipe called German Crisps...a light lemony wafer cookie...it's a cookie cutter type recipe.

Tracey Rampling (The Peony Teacup) said...

My favourite family activity is making fresh, homemade pasta :) And shortbread.

Tracey Rampling (The Peony Teacup) said...

I am a new follower

Peach Rainbow said...

I love making sweets with my mother :D
Thanks for the chance :D

Peach Rainbow said...

New Follower!

Connie said...

I am a new follower, great giveaway!

Connie said...

My favorite activity is making crafts with my grandchildren, thanks for the giveaway!

Monica said...

We love going to the movies on Christmas day. It's a family tradition that we've been doing for more than 20 years.

beaquilter said...

new follower here

beaquilter said...

My favorite thing to do with the kids is decorate the christmas tree on BLACK friday- no way I'm going shopping on that day!

conny's quilts said...

I became a follwer and I love our family tradition of making a dinner together with all of my family each year (mother, childre, grandchildre) I am busy blog hopping already and I am a participant as well! So much fun! Kind greetings from the Netherlands!

Sewnuts said...

I am a new Follower (love quilting blogs - esp. those of fellow Canucks!). My kids are grown and flown the nest, but we still enjoy opening "stocking gifts" together before Xmas morning breakfast and later playing fun board games! Just being with family is wonderful!

tubakk said...

I like to have the time to sit down with family and good friends to eat the traditional food we use for Christmas here in Norway. I'd very much like to win a surprise from you. Have a nice week end!

Linda said...

Our fav activity is decorating the tree. Everyone helps and we have lots of fun and laughs. Thanks!

Linda said...

I am a new follower

hueisei said...

Hmm..watch holidays movies together :)
Thx for the chance to win ^^v

hueisei said...

New follower.

marth225 said...

I like to take it easy - no deadline - no worries

Barbara said...

I love surprises! Fave family thing is Christmas dinner. So special!

Jenny said...

we love building snow forts, snow men, and making snow angels! thanks for a chance at your giveaway

Carolyn said...

I'm a follower of your blog. :0)

Carolyn said...

All the extra special baking is a long time tradition, especially my sour cream pound cake. I never bake it except at Christmas. :0)

tiny said...

I love it wen all the kids er together and we have a lot of fun.

tiny said...

I am a follower from your blog.

Deb said...

I love decorating the tree and putting out all of the other Xmas decorations with my boys. It gets us all into the holiday spirit!

Deb said...

I love decorating the tree and putting out all of the other Xmas
decorations with my boys. It gets us all into the holiday spirit!

Carla G said...

My favorite activity is putting up the decorations around the house. Like the wreaths, the lights, and the window clings. Thanks for a great giveaway! :)

Carla G said...

I'm a new follower of your blog! :)

Sheila said...

My favorite activity would be to decorate the tree and make cookies.

Paula said...

Decorating the tree, wrapping presents and making gift tags. my youngest loves to help with these.
Thanks for the giveaway!
ap_lemos at yahoo dot com

Paula said...

I'm a new follower
ap_lemos at yahoo dot com

bohemiannie! art said...

Opening presents!!!

Sandra said...

New follower via google connect

Sandra said...

Love going for a drive with the hubbie to look at the Christmas lights.

Quiltin' Sandy said...

I love to wrap the gifts, write out all the cards, bake special shortbread, make a fruit cake, gee I like it all. :)

Quiltin' Sandy said...

I am a new follower, too.:)

quiltmom said...

My favorite activity during the holidays is to decorate the tree with friends at our annual tree trimming party. It is always a fun event.
It is nice to meet a fellow Albertan.
Regards from Edmonton,
Anna

quiltmom said...

I have become one of your followers too. I hope that you meet many wonderful new bloggers during the blog hop.
Regards from Western Canada,
Anna

Flo @ Butterfly Quilting said...

baking christmas cookies is my favourite!! (and eating them)

Mrs.Pickles said...

thank you for the chance to win! we like to make appitizers

Cherry Red Quilter said...

I love the decorating, buying and giving all the gifts and getting together with my loved ones for festive fun! What's not to love!

gill said...

I'm a follower!

gill said...

I love baking with my daughter!

Bright Angel said...

I am a new follower. Thank you for the great giveaway! :)

Bright Angel said...

My family loves baking and decorating Christmas cookies together. Thank you for the chance to win. :)

JustPam said...

I love spending time with the family and enjoying the kids opening their presents

JustPam said...

I am a new follower

Jo said...

I thing my favorite is watching people open the gifts I have made for them.

Jo said...

I am a new GFC follower

Mom C said...

My favorite activity is caroling with our extended family. Unfortunately, it's not my family's but they tolerate me and go.

Lisa Cox said...

I'm a follower! YAY!

I love baking for the holidays and then giving the pies and cookies away to fundraisers to help the less fortunate.

Donna Joy said...

I follow you now.

Donna Joy said...

Merry Xmas from Saskatchewan. Thanks for the surprises in your giveaway. It is fun to bake gingerbread cookies and tarts for Xmas. This quilting blog hop is Xmas fun to.

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

We just enjoy the chance to be together.

@pril said...

Making candy and snowcream when it snows.

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

Just love family time.

Mary said...

I love making Christmas cutout sugar cookies with my grandchildren and decorating them. We end up with flour and frosting everywhere WHAT a mess! but it's so much fun.

Jennifer Gail said...

I love making cookies. Sshhh and eating the dough. LOL

Kelly said...

Baking cookies with my girls, watching holiday movies, and making Christmas presents!

kelly (at) mysimplewalk (dot) com

Thanks for the chance to win!

Kelly said...

Following you on GFC! Thanks!

kelly (at) mysimplewalk (dot) com

Mhairi said...

I love going to the beach on Christmas Eve and having hot chips before going for a splash in the ocean with my husband and two children.

Sibi said...

I love making bread dough ornaments with my son (although he's getting sorta old for that now) and decorating the tree together with x-mas music blasting through the house. A nice steaming cup of hot chocolate with marshmallows is always nice too! We also like to go to our church's midnight mass where the choir sings so beautifully.

Thearica said...

I love baking my Christmas Nut cakes and sending them off to friends! And what I like best is going home to visit my girls and my grandbabies!

Thearica said...

I am your newest follower and invite you to come and visit me and follow me back.

Sibi said...

I am now a follower of your blog!

Sallie said...

Favorite family activity - play games. Thanks for the giveaway! Merry Christmas!

Shawna said...

Favorite Christmas activity I guess is just visiting with family and friends that I don't get to see the rest of the year. Of course there is usually a party somewhere to celebrate the reunion! lol Thanks for your giveaway.

missmoozie/at/gmail/dot/com

crafter1953 said...

I love giving things so I make candy, cookies, and ornaments. My family and friends love to see me coming because I will have bags and boxes of gifts for everyone.

Shawna said...

I'm a new follower via Google Reader. Thank again for a chance to win.

missmoozie/at/gmail/dot/com

crafter1953 said...

I am a new follower. Happy Holiday to You and Yours.

Deb said...

Decorating the tree and making holiday cookies and candies are our favorite things to do as a family.

Jen said...

We love to wander around the neighborhood looking at lights and holding hands ;)

Jen said...

I'm a new follower! I love the cake you made for your sisters wedding and hope to see some of your DJ blocks :)

Vroomans' Quilts said...

We have been making christmas ornaments together this year.

Dianne Giles said...

I am a new follower. Thanks for the chance, Dianne

Dianne Giles said...

I love to spend time with the family especially since we have new family members. Thanks for the chance, Dianne

Quilting Mama said...

We have a "camp out under the Christmas tree night" in our house sometime between Christmas and New Years. It's lovely to read books by the tree light and snuggle in to a night full of sugar plum dreams.

Quilting Mama said...

I am a new follower now! Thanks!

Ali said...

Great to see Canadian Blogs participating. I love watching how excited my class is for the holidays, one of my girls says Santa says HoHoHo with a deep voice everyday. Very cute.

Dresden Quilter said...

I love driving around to see the Christmas lights and having hot chocolate with my children.

Needled Mom said...

I love doing Christmas baking with the grandchildren.

Needled Mom said...

I'm a new follower.

Carla said...

My favourite thing is to listen to all my boys talk about when they were kids. I learn something new every time!

Sandra :) said...

My favourite family Christmas activity is baking Christmas cookies, which the kids then haul to work to share on their respective construction sites - I get to bake, and they keep the calories away from me, LOL!

Cathy said...

we love playing board games!

Rhonda G said...

My favorite activity is to stay indoors and eat lots of desserts and treats.

Rhonda G said...

I am a new follower. Great blog and thanks for the opportunity to enter.

Beth said...

I think this year it will be enjoying the warm sunny days of summer... Too hot to cook or bake...

Anonymous said...

I love surprises! Thanks for the chance to win.My favorite thing to do is put up the tree, and let my grandchildren decorate it. Joyce--ccarter13@windstream.net

Quilting "b" said...

I am a new follower

Quilting "b" said...

I love just spending time withh family and friends during the Holidays

Mary said...

I love to make cut out cookies for Christmas. Thank you for a chance to win.

Anonymous said...

I am new to your blog. I just want to say welcome as I am from Sonora, CA good ole USA. I enjoy baking, shopping for special gifts and of course, dedorating the tree and wrapping presents. Your gifts are awesome and would make any quilter happy to receive them. Thank you for your participation in this fun Blog Hop Party.

Merry Christmas

Sandi T.
sandit1@sbcglobal.net

Jen said...

I am also trying to blog more, seems like there is never the time! :) I am a procrastinator too. My favorite activity this year has been putting up decorations with my 2 year old - he is so excited about everything!

Allycat Creations said...

I love visiting the craft markets and strolling around. Freat blog. Thanks

Rochelle said...

Of course we love making holiday cookies. But oddly we also like working on a big puzzle over some of the downtime through the holidays.

James-Linda said...

NEW FOLLOWER>LOVE YOUR BLOG!
THANKS FOR SHARING!

James-Linda said...

CAROLING IS A FUN FAMILY TRADITION!
WE ALSO LOVE THE COOKIE+CANDY MAKING AS WELL! MERRY CHRISTMAS♥

Anya said...

Making gingerbread houses! Thanks for the chance!

Linda V said...

Watching the kids opening packages on Christmas morning is the best! Thanks for the giveaway chance!
Linda
http://homesweetquiltinghome.blogspot.com/

Linda V said...

I am a new follower, too. Thanks for the giveaway chance!
Linda
http://homesweetquiltinghome.blogspot.com/

Melinda said...

I love making sweets with the kids!

Melinda said...

I'm a new follower!

Tina said...

I'm a new follower.

Tina said...

Reading the christmas story of Jesus's birth on Christmas Eve

mblittle5 said...

I just love decorating the tree. I crank up the Christmas carols and have a glass of wine and enjoy the process.

Marilyn said...

The best time is when my grandsons come to decorate the Christmas tree with me.

NM_Creatrix said...

Love everyone opening presents at the same time. Total chaos

Bricoles Textiles said...

Best family's activity during Christmas time ... décorating, cooking, eating, playing ... in a word being all together !
Thanks for the give away

Kristy QP said...

Love decorating the tree together!

Kristy QP said...

I'm a follower. Thanks for the giveaway!

jqluo said...

Karaoke with my family members.
Thanks for the generous giveaway!

jqluo said...

I follow your blog.

Dix said...

new follower. thank you.

Dix said...

Love to decorate tree with fam.

Kathy said...

Our favorite thing to do on Friday date night is to drive around and look at Christmas lights. Thanks for the giveaway.

Gwen said...

I always SOOO loved doing the things you mentioned at Christmastime, when my girls were young... decorating the tree and then turning out the lights to oooh and aaah at the beautiful twinkling lights... baking a decorating Christmas sugar cookies... and all the other special Christmas activities that children love so... Now, I have a new little Granddaughter and get to look forward to doing all those things over again!! :-) People ask what I wish for at Christmas this year, and I have to say that I've got everything I could desire.. well, except for maybe some more grandchildren! :-) Thank you for taking part in this blog hop, and giving us a chance to win a wonderful prize!!!

Missy said...

Favorite Holiday activity is opening presents with my family. Thanks for the chance to win.

Missy said...

I am a new follower

SewLindaAnn said...

I'm a new Follower. Have a great Monday!

SewLindaAnn said...

Fave family activity is driving around looking at Christmas lights and enjoying lots of sweet treats with Christmas movies!

SewLindaAnn said...

I'm a new Follower.

SewLindaAnn said...

Driving around looking at Christmas lights and then having treats while watching a movie.

AlessandraLace said...

I love baking cookies. hugs

Lucija said...

Subscribed to your newsletter.

Lucija said...

My favorite thing is making christmas cookies with my kids.

Dana Gaffney said...

I love holiday baking, making mountains of cookies and decorating them. I don't even mind the mess. Thanks.

needlesinthegrove said...

became a follower..and shared on Facebook how much fun this is!!!

Since our children are grown and live too far away to be together on Christmas Day, my husband and I spend the day visiting the Assisted Living center where we live...there have almost a dozen in town. You would be surprised to find out how many of the elderly are left alone!!!

Nanbon44 said...

I am a new follower

Nanbon44 said...

my favorite activity would be decorating gingerbread houses with the grand kids

Jeanne said...

Just hanging with my boys and grandchildren is all the excitement I need for Christmas.

Jeanne said...

I am new follower #63 to your blog Stop over and join in with me and enter my giveaway

Jeanne said...

I am a new follower to your blog.

Jeanne said...

Driving around and looking at all the decorated houses and neighborhoods/

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Making M&M cookies :-)

nicolesender said...

My favorite family activity over the holidays is to take my grandson out to see the Christmas lights.
nicolesender(at)yahoo(dot)com

nicolesender said...

New gfc follower: nicolesender
nicolesender(at)yahoo(dot)com

ButtonMad said...

Randomly giving away ten gifts to people who don't necessarily know me but whom I feel deserve or need them...it always starts Christmas off for me...
As a family we love going for a really long walk after Christmas lunch and we chat all the way...then it's home to brandy butter and pud...

Pippa Parsons said...

making mince pies to eat on xmas eve and leave out for santa

suzie said...

I love the family getting together and decorating the tree. As I have become a Grandmother to two this year I am looking forward to making new traditions with the grandies.

Susan said...

Surprises are fun!
Baking Christmas cookies and wrapping the presents!

Cami said...

I love Christmas morning when we all get together around the three to open our presents and celebrate!

Lyn said...

Making gingerbread houses with my Grand children

Lyn said...

following your blog

Quiltaholic said...

My favourite holiday family activity is watching my children decorate the tree!

Quiltaholic said...

I'm a new follower, yay!

Lise said...

I'm a new follower and my fav is to watch my kids and grandkids open their gifts..watching other's reaction is priceless... thank you for giving me a chance to enter your giveaway

Lise said...

I'm a new follower and watching everyone open their gifts is priceless for me..thank you

JoyceLM said...

Favorite holiday activities are baking & eating cookies & visiting family. Thanks for the chance to win.

JoyceLM said...

I'm a new follower. Thanks for the chance to win.

nicolesender said...

I like to take my grandson out to see all the Christmas lights.
nicolesender(at)yahoo(dot)com

nicolesender said...

GFC follower: nicolesender nicolesender(at)yahoo(dot)com

Peggy said...

I like listening to Christmas music

Peggy said...

I like listening to Christmas music

Kathy H said...

We love to bake cookies and make a few ornaments.

Kathy H said...

I am a new follower.

Gwen said...

Back again! I was having trouble getting GFC to let me follow you the other day, so came back today, and it's working like a charm-- so I'm now a follower! Thank you for an extra chance to win! :-)

Janet said...

I love getting outside and enjoying the weather - if it isn't too cold.... a ski, a skate, a snowshoe or just a walk.

Martha said...

I am new follower of your site. Thanks for being so generous.

Martha said...

I always put a Christmas puzzle together on Christmas Day...it's my way of relaxing privately for just one day a year. Happy Holidays.

Maria Kievit said...

New follower

Maria Kievit said...

Making Dutch treats for New Year's Eve: Oliebollen and Apple flappen.(Dough with raisins fried in oil, and Apple Fritters)

Cat said...

I am a new follower of your blog.

Cat said...

My favorite family activity this time of year is to play board games together; we enjoy things like "scategories" & card games as well. We seldom get much "face time" with 2 off @ college, & a 3rd involved in so many activities in Jr. high.

Jackie said...

Spending time with my children and Mum as they all live away and we are rarely all together,

Mystica said...

Going to our school concert. My daughters and I attended the same convent school. Going for the carol service is a nostalgic experience.

Marg said...

Getting together with friends and family.
Thanks

Marg said...

Getting together with friends and family.
Thanks

strandkorbtraum said...

I'm just spending my third holiday sesaon away from home, so no family traditions, but I guess my favourite thing is my advent calendar and handful of picture puzzle pieces something sweet and a note from mum each day. I guess that's my new tradtion. I make myself a cup of tea each day and spend some time trying to figure out which pieces go together...
Thanks for the chance!

Cheri said...

My favorite holiday activity is getting together as a family and playing games.

Paul said...

I enjoy time with the family...


Thanks for the opportunity to win!

Paul
www.OutnumberedQuilter.com

Jsoosay said...

I like my family's Christmas Eve fondue dinner.

Jsoosay said...

I'm a new follower.

SHARBUS1 said...

Love baking cookies and making fudge. I'm a new follower

Laine said...

Watching all the holiday movies on tv.

lsandes@comcast.net

Laine said...

I am a new follower.

lsandes@comcast.net

Purl Buttons said...

I follow!

Purl Buttons said...

We like to watch Christmas movies together.

SassyCathy said...

My favorite family thing to do - for Chrismtas - is celebrate -
My son was born on Chrismas day - two weeks late - in 1984 - 27 years ago.
We always had his birthday party's on June 25th and celebrated 1/2 year birthdays - because Christmas is such a busy time of year, and no one would come party with us on Christmas day - it worked well for us.
This year - he married - on 9.10.11
so now - we have another reason to celebrate.
Hoping in the next few years - we'll have another - tiny - baby reason to celebrate.
Merry Christmas! and remember the reason for the season :)
Cathy Byrd
byrd@gulftel.com

SassyCathy said...

I am following your blog.
Thanks,
Cathy Byrd
byrd@gulftel.com

CMEH said...

my fave tradition is christmas eve with the family, eating visiting and making the kids tired... thanks for a great giveaway!

CMEH said...

I am an excited follower

Mary C said...

Love to bake cookies and make candy to give to friends and neighbors.

The Sleepy Dreamer said...

I love the time with family, enjoying each other's company, and laughing around the table. Also the amazing food. lnb1191(at)aol(dot)com

The Sleepy Dreamer said...

New follower on GFC, The Sleepy Dreamer
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Kess said...

Making cookies and (new today) Christmas sausages!!! Yay! Thanks for the giveaway!
kessilari(at)gmail (dot) com

smithcindyk said...

I am a new follower!

smithcindyk said...

My kids and I always decorate the tree while listening to Alvin and The Chipmunks. Now, it is my grandchildren and I :)

MC said...

We made our own stockings this year. It was fun and they turned out beautifully!

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