Saturday, November 17, 2012

Day 7: The Henry Glass Very Merry Holiday Party!


Thank you for visiting The Henry Glass Very Merry Holiday Party! Today is the last day and we cannot believe it! We have a huge post today! We are rolling out the baby photographs! If you come back in the next couple of days, we will give you some HINTS! If you are brave and want to guess all on your own, please do!

Make sure that you read this entire post today! We have a fabulous guest blogger and she's got an awesome post for you! The equally fabulous llustrator Brenda Pinnick and Lizzie B Cre8ive ladies are posting today too!

For our grand prize giveaway of a huge bundle of fabric, we are going to post a baby/child photo of the designers and you'll have to collect your guesses. The winner will also receive a small gift from each of the participatiing designers. From November 18-25, 2012 you can submit your guesses to henryglassinfo@gmail.com. A winner will be chosen randomly from all of the entries. The winner will be announced on November 26, 2012. Good luck!






Kim Diehl has put together an awesome holiday post for you and we are delighted to share this beautiful post with you!


Welcome to my home!  Here in Idaho we’ve already had a dusting of snow (actually, a couple of dustings) so I’m REALLY ready to embrace the holiday season and fill my house with some homemade goodness. 

One of my favorite things to do this time of year is grab a coconut mocha, visit the produce and floral departments of my grocery store, and see what little seasonal things grab me to help make my home feel all holiday-ish. I love it when I discover my next centerpiece waiting on aisle 6 in the midst of the lettuce and tomatoes! 

And while I’m in a decorating frame of mind, I always grab some fresh cranberries for stringing…my daughters and I have strung miles and miles of cranberries onto perle cotton using size 5 embroidery needles, and these are so pretty draped from chandeliers and around your tree. It’s a fun and super easy project to do together with your kids, and it makes for some great memories – my daughters still love reminding me how I used to run a “cranberry stringing sweat shop” at Christmastime when they were little, but they say it with a smile on their faces. And I always paid them well with home baked goodies.



I have the best time decorating so my home for the holidays, and I especially love using things that aren’t intended to be seasonal…like vintage bowls, boxes, and jars that I already have on hand.  Sometimes the most unlikely containers are the most fun to use. What could be better than a rusty box filled with fruit and greens?



Maybe…..a rusty box filled with fruit and greens, sitting on a quilt! This is my “Christmas Magic” quilt from my Simple Seasons book. I break this quilt out every year for the holidays – and I really like that it has snowmen on it because I can use it all winter long, and not just for Christmas.


Here’s another tabletop in my home that’s all decked out for the holidays. This little “Candy Dish” mini quilt was made using scraps from my new Garden Grove collection of fabrics. The pattern can be downloaded for free by visiting the Good Clean Fun page of my website, or using this quick link:  http://www.kimdiehl.com/sites/default/files/CANDY%20DISH%20-%20project%20directions.pdf



And here’s one more little holiday space in my home.  This vintage coffee pot belonged to my grandma and it feels so Christmasy filled with bundles of greenery and red flowered sprigs, especially  sitting on a holiday quilt with a little patchwork cat. The quilt is “Frost on the Windowpane” from my Simple Seasons book, and the patchwork cat was whipped together using leftover quilt blocks and the “Catty Wampus” pillow pattern in my Simple Charm book. These little pillows are fast and easy to make, and I love that they let you put your orphan blocks to good use.  I’ve given them to my quilting friends as Christmas presents in years past…try tying them together in bundles of three with a ribbon, and they are adorable!



Since this is the time of year when we all like to hang out in our sewing rooms and dive into some holiday stitching, I thought it would be nice to offer you a second free project for our blog hop – a mini version of the “Winter” quilt project that I designed for my Hearthside Seasons fabric line (due in quilt shops this coming April).




Just click on the links provided below to download the free project directions and appliqué patterns.
You can download the pattern here and the applique templates here.

Since this is just a quick sneak peek at the Hearthside Seasons prints to come next spring, you could easily substitute the rich colors in my new Garden Grove collection of prints with the same great results, or even raid your scrap basket.  Shhhh!! It’ll be our secret!




My mother taught me it’s always better to give than receive, so I’m giving someone (maybe you?) a copy of my brand new Homestyle Quilts book (co-written with my technical editor and friend, Laurie Baker) and my Simply Beautiful Quilts 2013 calendar. 




To be entered to win, please leave me a quick comment before midnight, EST, on Tuesday, November 20th, and tell me your favorite holiday dish that you serve (or maybe someone else serves it and you just love to eat it!).  Mine?  Definitely cornbread stuffing! Swimming in gravy!!

Be sure to visit the blogs of my lovely and talented fellow designers Brenda Pinnick http://brendapinnick.com/topics/brenda-pinnick-blog//  and LizzieBCreative  http://dreamlaughcreate.blogspot.com/ today to complete this year’s Henry Glass Holiday Blog Hop…

I think it’s been an awesome and inspiring week!
Have the happiest of holidays,
Kim ~


We hope that you've enjoyed this party. You still have time to visit each of the designers' blogs for some giveaways. There are a couple of posts here on our blog so please scroll back and go through all of them!

Henry Glass Fabrics would like to thank our amazing designers for this awesome party and for letting us share their artistic vision with you through fabric.

Happy holidays.

-hg



157 comments:

StitchinByTheLake said...

I don't know if I could pick a favorite dish but my mother's recipe for "Pink Salad" ranks way up there! blessings, marlene

rebecca said...

My favorite dish for the holidays is from scrath pumpkin pie. Yummy!

Thanks for sharing the wonderful snowman mini!!

Tina said...

I love your designs! My favorite dish for Thanksgiving is the homemade stuffing too.

Margaret said...

My mother's Waldorf Salad (yummy!), tho I have to say there isn't anything served on Thanksgiving at my house that I don't love. I LOVE this holiday!
Happy Thanksgiving!

Sallie said...

I love cornbread stuffing, too - it's even better cold the next day!

Mommarock said...

Mini desserts. I eat so much for the dinner that my favorite is to make mini desserts. That way you can sample all of the desserts and eat a mini pumpkin pie the size of a cupcake, and for apple pie I cut apple wedges and then sprinkle the pie crust with cinnamon sugar and cut it in one inch slices and then wrap those slices around the apple wedges and bake. They turn out as apple turnovers and taste like pumpkin pie. Brush the tops with butter and sprinkle again with cinnamon sugar and serve. YUMMY.

Kathleen at Rose Prairie said...

My favorite dish sweet and sour red cabbage, then the stuffing. Happy Holiday

shishie said...

Mine definitely is stuffing, it is so very yummy with tons of gravy!

Grace said...

my favoritedish for holidays is home made caramel corn ...

Brenda said...

My favorites are stuffing, mince pie and cranberry apple salad. Yum! Love leftovers.

Darlene D said...

One of my favourite meals over the holidays is a salad and cold meats and finger foods meal. We usually have it on boxing day and I always make a spinach dip, definitely one of our families favourites! Kim, I love your blog post, wish that you had your own blog, but happy to see you posting here!

Gill said...

I'm in the UK and we don't have Thanksgiving but Christmas is coming and I love mince pies!

Kim Q said...

A favorite? I love it all! It's a challenge keeping up with my daughter's ever-growing list of food allergies, but still, I think the stuffing ranks way up near the top of the list.

Grandma M said...

My favorite dish is the stuffing. Never enough of it! Thanks for the lovely post and give away.

Emily C said...

I love pie, particularly dutch apple and pumpkin.

dortha said...

My favorite is broccoli/apple salad. So good. Grape salad has also become a favorite. Would love to be entered. Thank you.

martha said...

Love the calender, are they all quilts in your books? Or are they new ones!

Meme said...

Cornbread dressing aka stuffing, is my favorite, especially leftovers.

JoyceLM said...

I make a pumpkin crisp that everyone enjoys. Thanks for the great giveaway.

Stevii said...

I love stuffing with gravy. As soon as dessert is over I want everyone to go home so I can sew!

arlette said...

Love all the colors you used for your post today, including the fruits and the quilts <3, also I love pumpkin pies, yummmmmmmmm

Joan said...

Thank you for sharing your lovely quilts. I do enjoy your beautiful, quilting books. My favorite dish is my Welsh grandmother's stuffing. Thank you for the generous giveaway and Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.

LesQuilts said...

Hi! Thank you for the wonderful designs, I promise, I will be making one of these!
I have 2 favorite dishes required on my Christmas table...
1) traditional Ukrainian bread, it is a simple of good luck. Made with eggs, fruit, raisins
2) Perogies, another traditional Ukrainian dish of dough pockets with mashed potatoes and cheddar cheese, boiled and then kept warm in melted margarine and bacon, served with sour cream....
Thank you also for the wonderful giveaway gifts!
Take care, Leslie

LesQuilts said...

Hi! Thank you for the wonderful designs, I promise, I will be making one of these!
I have 2 favorite dishes required on my Christmas table...
1) traditional Ukrainian bread, it is a simple of good luck. Made with eggs, fruit, raisins
2) Perogies, another traditional Ukrainian dish of dough pockets with mashed potatoes and cheddar cheese, boiled and then kept warm in melted margarine and bacon, served with sour cream....
Thank you also for the wonderful giveaway gifts!
Take care, Leslie

Donna said...

Chocolate Pie wins hands down as my favorite holiday food.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

I love desserts, so my favorite holiday dish is pumpkin pie cake that my daughter makes for the holidays. Thanks so much for the fabulous giveaway. The blog hop has been fun. Sorry that I can't open some of the designers blogs :-(

gmp said...

My Mom's stuffing was special, but then again so was the whole meal that she would prepare for us. And, her Scotch Apple Pie and Mincemeat Pie were to die for!

Sandra said...

Turkey, cranberry sauce and stuffing. I could enjoy this all year long. So good. You have done a tremendous job entertaining us with your talent as well as your pdf for the candy dish and the mini Winter Quilt. You are the most generous quilter and are always good to your followers. ANd if that wasn't enought, you are having an awesome giveway. Thank you for giving all of us a chance to win your priceless book and 2013 calander. What a wonderful way to start the New Year.

Sandi T.
sandit1@sbcglobal.net

Terry said...

My favorite holiday treat was my FIL's stuffing.Thanks for the chance to win your book!

bairdmtn said...

I always have the family over for Christmas Eve and I cook a special rigatoni dish and a special potato dish with a couple of desserts to serve! Saves everyone else from having to cook and we can have a great meal together! Thank you for your great project sheets!!

Me and My Stitches said...

Oh boy...not sure how to pick a favorite - I love turkey, and all the trimmings. Pecan pie is soooo rich and good and I only make it for Thanksgiving and Christmas. Can't wait for Thursday...now if the cooking and cleaning elves would just show up!

Karen O said...

Favorite is a family dish we call Cranberry Fluff. It is so good!

shar-mn said...

My favorite holiday food is a smorbakkle-which is a flaky, rich Swedish cookie with pink cooked powdered sugar frosting & coconut on top. It's a family recipe.

Sharlene

Anonymous said...

I can't choose bewtween the cornbread stuffing and the sweet potatoes so I have plenty of both!
Thanks for the chance to win your new book. You are such an inspiration and have made my quilting experiences such a pleasure. Grandma Rita

Mary said...

Pumpkin cheesecake is my favorite for Thanksgiving and chocolate mint sheetcake for Christmas. Love my desserts! Thanks for the great pattern and sharing your beautiful decorating ideas.

Kd Brown said...

Kim, I always love the quilts you make and your decorating! I totally agree with you about the stuffing with gravy for my favorite holiday dish--mine would be sage dressing though. Happy Holidays to you in Idaho. I'll see you on Facebook!

Colleen G said...

Thanks so much for the patterns, I enjoy your work and have created several of your designs. My favourite holiday treat is French Canadian even though I am not. I love tourtiere, a rich meat pie that I restrict to Christmas Eve dinner. It is a tradition introduced in my childhood as part of our "after church dinner", that includes a seafood chowder from the Canadian east coast and an Italian antipasto platter. Eclectic mix of cultures that we all love.

paulette said...

My favourite holiday dish is Sweet Potato Supreme! Yum!! Thanks sew much for hosting such a wonderful Give Away!! Happy Holidays!
Paulette

Lisa Marie said...

My favorite is stuffing just like my mom used to make.

Snoodles said...

Can I say a dessert? LOL Love pecan pie....what can I say - I'm a southern girl! Thanks for sharing the pattern and templates; this is on my to-do list!

Anonymous said...

formsWAI love the smell of turkey cooking.
Turkey and all the trimmings are
my favorites. I also love all your books and designs.

Marge

Linda said...
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Karen in Breezy Point said...

It's all about the pie for me--pumpkin, of course! Thanks for the adorable pattern--now that I know the machine applique technique from the Gruber's class, I may be able to get it done in time!

Donna W said...

My favorite holiday dish is turkey and all the trimmings. I guess that counts for more that one dish(?) And, I especially love it, since we go to my sister-in-laws for Thanksgiving, and she makes it!

ferne said...

My favorite dish is probably the sweet potatoes with marshmallows...yummm! I could make it a meal. I also love snowmen, I'm not sure when that started since I live in California and don't see snow very often though I have moved to a higher elevation and now get a little snow a few times a year. When it does snow the first thing I do is build a snowman no matter how small he might have to be!

Diane said...

My mom's sweet potato casserole! Thanks so much for the beautiful holiday inspiration. I hope your holiday is warm and wonderful!!

Elin said...

Well, I love having plenty of leftovers of all of the dishes!

Nancy E said...

Mine has to be things made with cranberries, one of my favorites is Mock Mincemeat Pie, and then, cranberry relish. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Patty said...

my favorite dish is mincemeat pie I love it. It was something special I shared with my dad,we were the only ones in the family who liked it. I miss him.

Carol C. said...

I love everything about Thanksgiving dinner, but especially am looking forward to the pumpkin pie... I love your designs...and am looking forward to making those little quilts! Thanks!

patricia said...

I had it at work party and never got the recipe. It was a cranberry-orange concoction that was delicious. That and my mother's spaghetti. Pop didn't like turkey.

Linda said...

HI! LOVE THANKSGIVING TOO!
MY FAVORITE IS THE HOMEMADE CORNBREAD STUFFING-SO TASTY!
THANKS FOR SHARING!

msstitcher1948@yahoo.com

Denniele said...

My grandmother made the best cranberry wild rice dressing. Every time I eat some, I am reminded of her.

NancyL said...

Our Christmas favorites seem to involve cranberries: Cranberry Cake with warm Butter Sauce, and Cranberry Bread. Plus lefse of course!! Love your designs-thanks for the giveaway!!

corinne said...

Ok, I love snowmen and I am making your adorable snowmen wall hanging for my hallway. Thank you for the pattern.

Raewyn said...

My favourite dish is fruit mincemeat pies, the fruitier the better! Thank you for the chance to win - your book looks lovely, as always.

Kristen King said...

I have loved your designs forever! :) Thank you for the wonderful patterns and my favorite holiday dish is scalloped corn all baked and yummy. :)

marie said...

My favorite dish is the stuffing. Oh, I'd love to win your book to add to my collection of your other books I own. Happy Thanksgiving.

Anonymous said...

The only time I cook goodies is at Christmas so My favourite treats are additions to the final curtain call on Christmas day. I make velvet short bread in memory of my Mom and at the request of my son, surprise cookies, once made for my sister in law who ended up on a glutten free diet are now made for my daughter. Next I cook cherry balls that are a memory of my childhood christmas treats followed by half moon mince meat tarts in memory of the men in my family who have passed. I place them on my Mom's silver plates under white doilies and as Christmas days winds down I have made contact with those I loved and those still around me, making in turn Christmas Memories for the next generation.Ethel Snow

ljeanne said...

My price of admission to any holiday meals is a bowl of my Wild Carrots. The recipe came from an old church cookbook.

Carrie P. said...

Love all your ideas for decorations. Thanks for sharing the little quilts with us. Love the new fabric and would love a chance to win your book and calendar. thanks.
One of my favorite recipes is the all time favorite green bean casserole.

Monica said...

My family's favorite is my stuffing. To make it I saute onions, celery, apples, sausage, and walnut together and add it to a box of Savory Herb Stove Top Stuffing...shh don't tell my family...lol.

Sandie @ crazy'boutquilts said...

Actually, I love all the holiday foods! But I guess if I was to dig into just one, it would be the cranberry relish. Yum! I love your quilts and ideas! Thank you for the free patterns!

Miss Nancy said...

My favorite holiday foods are the turkey and stuffing and the gravy. Also with a bit of cranberry sauce on the side. Thank you for this great giveaway.

Have a super great sewing and stitching day!

Julie in WA said...

I always loved my mom's cranberry salad--with marshmallows!

Pati Olson said...

Thank you for the opportunity to win one of your wonderful books. I have all of your "Simply" books and they are my inspiration! I can't wait for your Hearthside Seasons line. It and the patterns are just delicious.

Pati Olson said...

Opps! Forgot to add my favorite dish to my comments. Definitely turkey and rice. It has been our family tradition for 40 years now.

Beth said...

My favorite is the Sweet Potato Casserole from Susan Branch's Autumn cookbook. So good, and not a marshmallow in sight.

MoeWest said...

I love the pie, pumpkin for Thanksgiving and mincemeat for Christmas! Thanks for the patterns.

Babette said...

Oh Kim that is an easy, every darn thing that has gluten in it!!!

Joanna said...

I agree with you that it has been an awesome week. I love squash and anything with gravy. Hope you have a Happy Thanksgiving.

Chookyblue...... said...

Oh I love making and eating caesar salad.........I only make it when we have a special even with plenty to eat it...........

Sheila said...

I have lots of favorite dishes but apple pie is still my all time favorite dessert for Christmas dinner ,thanks for the chance to win your book , I love your work!

Barb said...

I love baking the pumpkin pies--the smell is so delish! Eating stuffing with gravy is pretty delish, too.

Lee said...

My favorite dish is cheesy potatos! thank yoU!

corinne said...

I love mashed potatoes and gravy. We only have it on the holidays. Thank you for he cute pattern

Gayle said...

My favorite holiday treat is a loaf of Date Nut Bread made from an old family recipe - just the smell in the kitchen while it's backing brings back childhood memories for me. YUM!

janet said...

Hi Kim, my favorite thing on the thanksgiving table is the orange rolls...unless it's the mince tarts...or it could be the stuffing...of course the apple pie is grand...hmmmmmm

Chris said...

My favorite holiday treat will probably always be pumpkin pie. I remember getting up early the day after Thanksgiving, running to the kitchen and cutting a piece to take back to my bed for a special "breakfast in bed." Mmmm....

barbara woods said...

just found your blog thanks pecan pie

Rita said...

My favorite holiday dish is homemade stuffing!! Happy Thanksgiving!

Jan said...

Pumpkin Pie! Thanks you for the cute patterns! Happy Holidays!

Jan said...

Pumpkin Pie! Thank you for the cute patterns. Happy Holidays!!

VickiT said...

Beautiful quilts; thank you so much for the mini versions.

My favorite dish I make would be a Brocolli Salad that is extremely close to my very favorite salad from Sweet Tomatoes Restaurant. I searched and made countless recipes until I found the one that was almost exactly the same taste and now I make that each holiday.

Carol said...

My favourite dish with turkey is a sweet potato casserole (no marshmallows). My uncle used to make the best turkey dressing - never duplicated, but well remembered.

Marj said...

My favorite Holiday food is my Mother-in-law's Nut Roll cookies. The whole family helps to make them as they are very labor intensive. Then we all try to eat our fair share during the Christmas holidays.

By Hoki Quilts said...

All the savoury things really are just the entree's for the main event... give me a traditional English sherry trifle, loaded with sponge cake soaked in a sweet sherry and topped with confectioners custard and cream with roasted almonds, angelica and fresh strawberries poking out from the clouds of sweetened whipped cream - yep, it's a heart attack in a bowl but what a great way to go. :-)
hugs
Miche'le

Christa Marcotte said...

I love shortbread cookies with sprinkles and my moms thumbprints cookies with jam in the center!! Can't wait. Love your use of fruit and cranberries to decorate. I am definitely going to try that this year!!!

Mary Ann said...

I love to make fruit salad for the holidays. Thanks for the free download!

JollyWorkerAlice said...

My favorite dish is dressing, the Canadian version of stuffing. My dressing is cooked in a double boiler, so it is not stuffed into anything.

Rosa said...

I`m in Spain and I love Flan de Turrón,here you can get the recipe:
http://www.javirecetas.com/flan-de-turron/

It`s delicious!
Happy Thanksgiving!!

Marcia W. said...

My favorite dish is my mother's pecan pie that I love to eat.

Julie said...

My grandma's homemade noodles. She is 96 yo now and still gives us all a bag full for Christmas. Thanks for a great giveaway.

kutiequilter said...

Cranberry relish-just chopped up cranberries and apples with sugar to sweeten! Delish!

SuperMomNoCape said...

My favourite holiday dish has always been our traditional stuffing recipe that has been passed down through the generations.
Thanks for the great giveaway and the chance to win.
(supermomnocape at yahoo dot com)

Nancy said...

I love your new book. I saw it at a Quilt shop last week in Az. and I had spent too much money so I told myself I would get it later. Maybe for Christmas. I love sweet potatoes with lots of brown sugar and marshmellows. Nancy P.

Kaaren said...

Believe it or not, my favorite holiday dish actually happens on the days immediately following Christmas!

I just love cold turkey sandwiches made with the leftover white meat sliced really thin but piled high on fresh crusty bread to which I add some real mayo, a little bit of cranberry sauce and top with leftover stuffing.

Deeeeelicious!

Sandy D said...

My favorite dish during the holidays is Turkey Casserol. The local United Church has their hiliday supper every November and this is always on the menu along with all the traditional food.

Jayne said...

My favorite dish is jam cake served with fresh fruit salad. Both were special because my Grandmother made them.

Karen said...

Love your projects and I am looking forward to seeing all the new items next year. Because it is Summer for us now I love desserts with fresh fruits, so my favourite is pavlova filled with fresh whipped cream and topped with strawberries, kiwi fruit and passion-fruit.

Wendy said...

My favourite is stuffing with gravy. The leftover is the next best. The snowman quilt is going to be fun to make.

Becky said...

One of my favorite holiday dishes is sweet potato souffle. It has lots of pecans on top. Thanks for a wonderful snowman project. Happy Thanksgiving!

the girlfriend gap said...

favorite holiday dish... Pumpkin cheesecake. Thank you for the goodies. janita

Farm Quilter said...

My favorite holiday dish is Sweet Potato Souffle! My mom always made it...now it's up to me because this is our second holiday season without her. Thank you for the pattern and templates, as well as the opportunity to win your book and calendar!!! Blessings.

Meredith said...

I have many favorites. I can say I enjoy making my own stuffing and getting creative. Every year I get the request for (I enjoy making) apple pie with a crumb topping from scratch. Plus at the same time I make homemade apple turnovers. So the guests leave with a treat.

vivoaks said...

Love your design style!! I took a class last fall on how you do your applique, and I'm using it VERY successfully now!! Thank you! Thank you!!

Cecilia said...

Cute projects, thanks! I love cornbread dressing too!

Regina C. said...

I love chicken and dressing. I love all your work.

Angela said...

I only make lasagna for the holidays. It is by far my favorite holiday dish.

Twyla's Thimble said...

I love all food, it really doesn't matter what kind it is. I love all of your designs each and everyone of them. I have all your books to prove it.

Cloud 9 said...

I love pecan or french silk pie.
Kim - You are one of my favorite quilt designers. I'm currently working on Summertime Scatter Garden...loving how it is turning out. I'm working on the best part now, the applique. Hope I'm lucky and win your book!

Fiesta said...

I make tembleque which is a coconut dessert . It is of the consistency of jello and very traditional. Thank you for the chance to win

Kalynn's Creations said...

My favorite dish is the pies - ok so that is really a dessert, but thats what I love. I always save room for my pie. Thanks for the giveaway, hope I win!!

Karen ~ Briarside Lane said...

I always make the cranberry salad (a chutney, to some) that my blessed mother of memory would serve at Thanksgiving and during Christmas. It is so refreshing even in summer, that I freeze bags of fresh cranberries while they are readily available now.

Thanks for sharing your free projects.

Diana said...

Favorite dish is probably the chocolate log made with chocolate wafer cookies, pistachio pudding and whipped cream. Yummy. Thanks for the patterns and for the giveaway.

Dee said...

My absolute favorite is fresh fruit salad with real whip cream....oh and sweet potatoes. I do so love and appreciate your work and your books.

Christi said...

I can't wait to eat scalloped cheese potatoes during the holidays!

cjpike@indiana.edu

Bowbailey said...

Gosh it's hard to pick a favorite, but stuffing with gravy is right up there along with yummy turkey. I love making your patterns and look forward to meeting you some day

pam noonan said...

Hard to choose a favorite. it would have to be homemade rolls and fruit salad. Love your enthusiasm and your fun designs.

Fiesta said...

Thank you for the chance to win your beautiful calendar Kim. I love the snowman quilt. Is that a separate pattern somewhere?

Susan said...

My favorite recipe for Thanksgiving has to be the carrot casserole that my sister-in-law always brings! Yummy! Thank you for the great patterns---I love them both!
Happy Thanksgiving!

Abbigail said...

All of your decorations are so beautiful! I love the little snowman quilt! I think one of my favorite Holiday dishes is a cranberry relish.
hulseybg atgmail dot com

Colleen said...

My favorite holiday dish would have to be...not really a dish...but my Mom's "Spritz Tea Cookies". I have cherished that recipe for many years and still love them every time! Thanks for sharing.

Kim Diehl said...

Thanks so much to all of you who have shared comments so far....I've loved reading about your favorite dishes and traditions. Some have been touching, some have been funny, and some have given ME great ideas!

Missie of Hallbrook Designs said...

Lovely show and tell Kim! Thank you! My favorite Christmas dish happens to be cornbread dressing. My recipe is a southern recipe and rarely do I find anyone north of Missouri who has a taste for it! Many times as a child, cornbread dressing was the only thing on my plate because I loved it so much. I would be curious if your cornbread stuffing is similar to my cornbread dressing. Happy holidays!

JCnNC said...

I loved seeing your holiday decorations and love that you use natural things instead of glitz. Favorite holiday cookie has to be Marty's (DH) cookies - Ritz crackers sandwiched with peanut butter and then dipped in chocolate. The best and a tradition. Judy C sends thanks

Joan and Kevin said...

My favorite dish for the Holidays is
Tourtiere pie. It is a meat pie with hamburg, ground pork, potatoes mashed, salt, pepper and sage in a pie crust. I love the free pattern!

Paula said...

We all love the recipe for great grandma's apple pie. Every family event we have apple pie.
I just love your designs and would so happy to win your giveaway.
Happy Thanksgiving!

Sherry said...

My favorite dish for the holidays is our stuffing, I learned to make it from my mom and made some yesterday for our "Seniors Thanksgiving Dinner" at church yesterday. Thanks for the fun patterns and this great blog hop.

Deb said...

My favorite holiday recipe is my grandmother's "Henken Salad" which is a gelatin, pineapple, condensed milk mix that's fairly common - but I only eat it at Christmas.
Happy Thanksgiving!

Deb dr392809@gmail.com

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

First is Turkey and Dressing...of desserts...chocolate pie and peanut butter candy....how can you name just one??? Yikes now I'm hungry againnnnnnn.

Anonymous said...

Kim, cornbread dressing is my favorite too....and the favorite of my husband and sons! We're Texans, so the cornbread version is all we know! I use my mother-in-law's recipe that she perfected over many years....it's delicious! Happy Thanksgiving! Carol

Judy1522 said...

One of my favorite dishes I make for the holidays is a breakfast casserole that I make for Christmas morning.

bethstrand said...

Oh my, favorite holiday dish...so many to choose from! Homemade stuffing is high on our family's list and even more so now that I can make it gluten-free. And pie, of course, pumpkin for me, apple for my husband...and the kids are divided on their choice!

Diane said...

My favorite dish for holidays is also cornbread dressing with gravy, and cranberry sauce. Thanks for the patterns and the chance to win.

LJ said...

Beautiful table decorations. Those holiday cookies that never get made any other time of the year always make me think Christmas!

DebrafromMD said...

My favorite holiday treat is pumpkin cheesecake.

Susie Johnson said...

Cherry Cheese Pie!

Carol Barnes said...

Definitely my favorite is Carrot Pudding with Burnt Sugar sauce that Mom made. It completes Christmas dinner for me.

LighthouseLisa said...

My favorite dish for Thanksgiving is Apple Pie but everyone at the table loves my Spinach Casserole.

Cindy A. said...

I'm easy, I like macaroni and cheese. The cheesier the better I always say. Since it's not something I make/eat all the time the holidays are my time to indulge, which I do...a LOT!

Love your books and designs Miss Kim! Thanks for all you do!

Quilt Hollow said...

A favorite is simply the cranberry sauce and pumpkin pie! It seems this is about the only time I have them. Lol. Love your style!

Stephanie Wagner said...

My favorite is strawberry jello salad. And my mom's homemade pecan rolls.

Adoptagrey1 said...

My favorite dish reminds me of a rare holiday trip with my father, who has since passed. Since it was Thanksgiving, and Daddy was missing Momma's traditional family meal, we all decided to sneak into a Santa Fe hotel's holiday buffet and discovered a wonderful chestnut stuffing. Daddy rarely wanted "new" recipes but could not stop talking about it. When we were back home in Texas, I worked hard to figure out their recipe and have made it every Thanksgiving since (now in daddy's honor)!

Kay said...

My favorite holiday food is turkey stuffing with gravy on top which I can never get enough of. Can't wait to get my own copy of your book. Thanks so much for the snowman pattern that I definitely will be making.

Teresa F. said...

I make a wonderful pork with clams, in Portugal we call it " Carne de Porco à Alentejana. It's delicious!!!

Wendy said...

I love Christmas pudding, swimming in cream!

Kathleen said...

It has to be the dressing, with sausage and apples!

Joanne said...

My favourite holiday dish is stuffing. My brother in law is stuffing king and with a bit of gravy and cranberry sauce, it can't be beat! Love your designs!

quilter said...

I love my mother's Cornbread Dressing. She uses fresh sage and it is so good! I wonder why we don't eat this more often, now that she has moved to NC? Love your designs.

Happy Thanksgiving,
Gloria
gyates625@bellsouth.net

hueisei said...

My favorite dish is roosted turkey. Hmm.. Sounds very boring, huh? Well, that is what we are having each year! :)

Janet said...

My favorite holiday recipe is for Steaamed cranberry pudding with gooey carame sauce :0) I love your new snowman project - the colors are so rich and comforting.

Janet said...

I love pretzel stuffing in my turkey. Now that I am gluten free I'm going to have to find another stuffing to love.

Sandy D said...

My favorite would be the Turkey with my sister's gravy. Nothing special she is just better at it then I am.

KaHolly said...

I absolutely love turkey, so it would have to be my favorite. However, my sister-in-law-in-law makes a delicious salad -Orzo Salad, that I can't get enough of! It's become a family joke!

Shelley said...

oh, it would have to be turkey pot pie!! And it's always the best the next day )

Sheila said...

I love making pies especially homemade pumpkin pie and pecan pie. This year my 20 year old grandson and I are making the pies together for the first time,which will make them even sweeter!!!!
Thank you for sharing your quilt patterns. I love your work.
Sheila Banks