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Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Reminders, giving and mumblings

First of all, I would like to remind everyone that the 'Swap Your Mini's - Artist Trading Cards CQ Style' swap is still open!  The staff of 'Crazy Quilt Quarterly' is hoping for lots of people to take part so it will be fun for all.  It's a one-for-one swap of Artist Trading Cards (measuring 2 1/2 x 3 1/2 inches) created in the crazy quilt style.  Deadline is Jan. 31.  More information can be found HERE in Pam Kellogg's post or HERE in my original post.  You may contact either Pam or myself for further info.  Please join in the fun!
Now we will have our usual dose of mumblings before I do the giving part of this post....

- THESE would make amazing gifts (and stash bust too!).

- Another of those things that are just too cute not to share HERE.

- One of THESE would be SO pretty all lit up for a festive decoration (or any time of the year).

- HERE's a really cute crocheted hat pattern for kids.

- There's a pretty Christmas placemat tutorial HERE.

- There's another printable 2018 calendar HERE (so pretty!).

- THIS gives a whole different twist on yarn bombing (and made me laugh too).
And now, for the's been awhile since I've done any sort of giveaway so I thought, in this season of giving it might be fun to give away one of my crazy quilted postcards to one of the readers of my blog.  The rules are pretty simple....

1. Leave a comment on this post telling me what your favourite Christmas dessert or treat is.  You must be a follower of my blog to enter and only one entry per person please.  I will leave the giveaway open until Friday at midnight.  

2.  Be prepared, should you win, to share the recipe for your favourite so we can all give it a try!

Simple, right???  

And here is what you could win
(once I finish it, that is!).

Today your quote is... "In my life, I've lived, I've loved, I've lost, I've missed, I've hurt, I've trusted, I've made mistakes, but most of all, I've learned"


  1. My favorite cookie treat of all time is Shortbread. the kind that is called Mexican Wedding Cookies around here (Maryland) - made into balls and rolled in confectioner's sugar - is my most favorite.

    Thanks so much for your blog!! I enjoy going to your links and seeing what you've enjoyed ... and it makes me smile when I see something you've linked to that I like, too.

    :) Linda

  2. Great links, Mary Ann. However, check out the first one as it doesn't seem to be working properly (might be the site). The swap is a great idea. However, time is not on my side. Good luck with it. I would love to win your giveaway! :) Cheers

  3. Thank you for the swap reminder. I have another ATC to stitch and swap but somehow thought I have lots of time...NOT! Love your links you find and share. You save us all lots of time. I absolutely LOVE your CQ card in perfect traditional Christmas Red and Green and White.
    I have a new favorite Pumpkin dessert from my WW friend, Sally. She created “Easy Pumpkin Orange Pie” and it is very figure friendly and tasty. With Thanksgiving upon us it will be delicious. Blessings MA Dear...xo

  4. Linda - I can't reply directly to you (you're set as a 'no reply' at your end). Just want you to know that your name is going in the hat. Good luck!

  5. Well, since I forgot to mention my favorite Christmas treat, it is my mom's recipe for a dark fruit cake. It is the best.

  6. It has to be an English sherry trifle. My mother always used to make one for the tea table on Boxing Day.

  7. My favourite thing for Christmas was the amazing cake Mum used to make years ago. No-body made it like my Mother did! Ha! I guess we all say that! This year Hannah is doing a vegan Christmas Eve celebration so I have no idea what is about to become my new favourite - have fun with your giveaway. Karen, Miss H and Baa. xxx (Baa wants you to know his favourite is Chocolate - always!!)

  8. Actually, it's cookies. My all time favourite is oatmeal cookies. The recipe was given to me by a friend years and years ago. They are not your regular oatmeal cookies, these are soft and almost melt in your mouth. The dough is rolled in icing sugar before being forked flat. I can make them anytime but I don't. Gosh, I guess I should get cracking here and do some baking before the season is gone...

  9. My favorite Christmas dessert would be the Pumpkin Pie that my mom always makes.

  10. Katie - I'm responding here because you must be a 'no reply' blogger. Just wanted you to know your name is in the 'hat'!

  11. My favourite Christmas treat is good old fashioned Home made mince pies. Strangely I don't eat them any other time of the year. Blessings

  12. I used to love Pumpkin pie with lots of whipping cream; however, I have developed an allergy to one of the spices used so now can only have it sparingly.

  13. Christmas Cookies are my favorite. Well, any kind of homemade cookies are my favorite. The thing I love best is Springerle cookies that are made form the rolling pin that my great- grandparents brought over on the boat from Germany. The sense of tradition gets me every time.

  14. sweet crazy stifching on your last photo!

  15. sweet crazy stitching on your last photo!


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