I can hardly believe how quickly 15 days went by! Wasn't the Primitive Christmas Blog Hop fun??!! I thoroughly enjoyed it, and sure hope you did, too!! If you visited Stacy West's Buttermilk Basin blog you also learned that she decided to host several more of these wonderful soirees this coming year! YAY!! Exciting stuff.
Know what's also exciting? Announcing the two winners of my blog give-away!! They are...
Thanks for the cheese spread recipe - filing it away for this year's treat! And, those snips are really cool! Have a Merry Christmas, Pam - and thanks for a very satisfying blog.
and Quilter47...who posted:
I am so happy to see this pattern and cant wait to make it. Watching Christmas Vacation on Christmas Eve is a family tradition and we even have some of the Hallmark Christmas ornaments. I missed out on buying Cousin Eddie's RV. Have a wonderful Christmas and thanks again for the fun pattern and a chance to win.Ladies...please email me (Pam@HeartspunQuilts.com) with your address info so I can get those wonderful Gingher snip scissors in the mail to you in time for Christmas!
My thanks to everyone who visited my blog, not only during this special blog hop, but who regularly take time to check-in with me. I so appreciate you all year. Most of the time, I do what I do alone, and you keep me company while I'm designing new quilts and new fabric lines, stay with me during the boring paper work, and give me a good reason to keep doing what I love. I'm so grateful to all of you!
To everyone who took the time to leave me a comment, I can't begin to thank you for your very heartfelt words and Christmas remembrances. They filled my spirit with so much joy...I can't begin to express what it all meant to me. Thank you so very, very much!!
Some of you asked questions in your comment, and I was unable to answer you because it was sent "no reply blogger". I would be happy to answer you, but I have no way of doing so.
Several of you inquired about the sampler shown in the photo above with the Gingher scissors, asking for the name of the pattern. The sampler is from my collection of antique samplers, and was one I have not yet framed. I just wanted something pretty in the photo with the scissors. Never meant to frustrate anyone, and there are tons and tons of wonderful sampler patterns out there. I certain you'll find some for your stitching pleasure.
Just wanted to remind you that you have one more week to take advantage of my special offer of FREE SHIPPING!
I have bundled a kit of the three quilts from my brand new pattern, Tokens of the Past: Gathering In Red.
You will get the pattern, a Prairie Gathering 10 inch pre-cut, and the borders and bindings for all three quilts!
Click here to read more about this special offer.
Offer for free shipping ends December 22nd.
As we count down the days until we celebrate the reason for the season, I hope you're not terribly rushed and stressed over all we do to make the holidays enjoyable for our families. I know this is easier said than done. Try to take a little time to stitch something for yourself. Stitching always brings a sense of peace to my heart and spirit, and I suspect it does the same for you. Oh, and by the way...I'll be trying to take my own advice!