Monday, December 2, 2013

Naughty Or Nice Holiday Party - Day 2 & pdq Club!



Thanks for coming to our party. Didn't you just adore Mary Jane's "horse" yesterday? Don't forget to go to her blog and enter her giveaway. She is giving away TWO block of the month Tour Des Jardins kits.


Here are the general guidelines for this party. Each day we will feature the answers of the questions that we posed to the designers. You will find out about their holiday habits and each day you will have the opportunity to share your thoughts. You will be eligible to win a fabulous bundle of fabric. All you have to do is answer the question on the blog [and/or on Facebook] for a chance to win the bundle of fabric of the day. No substitutions. You can enter on the blog and/or Facebook for two chances to win per day. You have until midnight December 9th to enter and all winners must claim their prizes until midnight December 13th or the prize is forfeited and we will announce a new winner.

Thank you for visiting our website, blog and Facebook page. It has been a great year for the Henry Glass designers. They've been busy working on a big project with the folks at Martingale & Co. The book will be released next fall and we know that you are going to love it. Stay tuned to our blog and Facebook or sign up for our newsletter to receive news about some exciting announcements in the new year.

For this blog party we asked the designers the following questions:

1. What was your favorite gift? Worst?
2. Early or late shopper? Earliest or latest that you've shopped?
3. Favorite holiday drink? Alcohol or none? Recipe?
4. Are you likely one to return a present or to suck it up and keep it?
5. As a child were you likely to make the naughty or nice list? 
1. What was your favorite gift? Worst?
2. Early or late shopper? Earliest or latest that you've shopped?
3. Favorite holiday drink? Alcohol or none? Recipe?
4. Are you likely one to return a present or to suck it up and keep it?
5. As a child were you likely to make the naughty or nice list?


Today, Jill Finley is our guest and she is going to have some fun answers to the party questions. Make sure that you go over to her blog too. She is giving an extra bundle of fabric away there. We are going to show off her pdq* Club [PRETTY DARN QUICK] project for "November" too. It is the perfect gift to make because it is so festive and an easy project. Here is the link to all of her other projects in the series. We know that you'll find something great to make as a last minute gift or two.

1.  As a kid I always loved getting snow things—like sleds or new skis and boots.  We had a lot of family fun on the ski slopes.  And the sledding was monumental—we lived on a hill and the road was long and steep.  Sometimes in the winter when we got a great snow storm, we would just not plow the road, so it was perfect for sledding.  (Only problem was that cars couldn’t drive up.) Dad would get out the snowmobiles and shuttle the sledders from the bottom back up to our driveway.

[Jill's family doing their annual Gingerbread Houses.]

2.   I am definitely a late shopper!  One year I actually tried starting early—several problems arose:  I forgot what I had purchased and where I had stashed it, and I just kept shopping, the more time there was, the more I spent!  So now I just do my shopping a few days before Christmas.  Our wedding anniversary is on the 17th and we usually would go out—and do our shopping!

[Jill and her mom with daughters Talia and Sarah on their way to the Nutcracker - an annual event.]

3.  Hot chocolate!  If  you are spending all that time outside sledding and building snow forts, you have to have hot cocoa!   No alcohol here—we have plenty of fun without it!  Now if you want really great hot cocoa, this is what you do:

Heat together on the stove in a large pot:
4 cups milk
4 cups half and half
1 cup cream
Stir it contanstly so it doesn’t burn.  When it is steaming, and almost to a boil, add in a large package of chocolate chips.  Stir until they melt.  (You may want to add a few more or less, depending on your taste.)
Add a dash or two of salt, and 2 teaspoons of vanilla.  Stir and enjoy!  (you can add flavorings like orange extract or peppermint or cinnamon, etc)  YUMMM.

4.  It depends what the present is, and who it is from.  Sometimes it is just not worth the effort and pain to return it!  We often make homemade gifts, and they are really not returnable!  (Not that you would want to!!)

[Grandkids with new jammies.]

5.  Well. . . .if you were to ask my mom, I am quite sure she would say I was often on the naughty list.  I know this because she would frequently remind me and others who might be listening how “difficult” I was.  I think she was always a little amazed that I turned out to be a “normal” adult.  At Mom’s 90th birthday party, she said a few glowing comments about each of my siblings, and when it was time to tell about me, she told the story of when I was so naughty that I stood in the corner ALL DAY rather than say I was sorry.  I was only 6.  

I wasn’t really that bad, just, as they say, a willful child.  I think I have done a few good things since then.  Let’s hope so! Mom is gone now, and every day I am grateful to her for all she taught me—even though I was “difficult.”


HG: Thanks Jill. Your answers were fun. Now we want to show off the next pdq* Club [PRETTY DARN QUICK] project. It is an easy and beautiful project and you can download the pattern here. If you make this project [or any of the pdq Club projects, make sure that you show us! We love to see your versions. Just e-mail us here.








Jill styled this shot to make her sofa look so festive and comfortable. We love the reds and greens that she used in the pillow.


Today's featured fabric is Weekend Retreat by Jan Shade Beach. This fun line boasts beach balls, kites and sail boats. Jan has designed a couple of beautiful quilts to go with this line and they are available as free downloads on our website.




In addition to the fabric bundle that is featured today, Jill has generously offered a bundle of her gorgeous Poppy Patio line to give away as well.


To win these two scrumptious bundles of fabric, tell us what sewing notion you have on your wish list?

Good luck!

-hg

179 comments:

Vroomans' Quilts said...

I really want a Martellie Ergo Cutter!

Margaret said...

I have different type rulers and a sandpaper mat for applique. These are on my list along with several fat quarter bundles.

Dee D said...

I found these neat things to help you trim up half square triangles - they are call Bloc_loc rulers. Definitely on the Christmas list!

Tammy said...

I have several on my list.
A snap hoop for hand embroidery. A new seam ripper.
acrylic hexagon templates
triangle acrylic templates

SewCalGal said...

What a fun post. :)

SewCalGal
www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

Lee said...

On my list is a fix it seam ripper and thread remover. :) My sewing friends love theirs - Thank you for the fun hop! I am loving the PDQ pillow!

OhioLori said...

Ooooooh.... on my wish list...the sewing notion I give Top Billing for, is a new pair of fabric cutting sccissors!! (mine are soooo old! lol)

Sallie said...

New Olfa blades for my rotary cutter. Thanks for the giveaway!

Sallie said...

New Olfa blades for my rotary cutter. Thanks for the giveaway!

Pat S. said...

I have all of the basic quilter's notions on my wishlist. I'm taking my featherweight with me on a visit to my son & I plan on leaving it with him for future visits. That means that I also have to have another supply of quilter's notions, too. Happy holidays & thanks sew much for this chance to win :-D

Linda Towles said...

I would love some Truecut square rulers!

mrscwatson said...

I've ordered lots of new rotary cutter blade when Joanns had them on super sale! Why I even wait so long and cut with a dull blade, I'll never know! The big thing on my wish list is a sewing table that my machine drops in (but that's not really a sewing notion). Thanks for the give away! mrscwatson81 (at) hotmail (dot) com

mascanlon said...

The Hold It Precision stiletto by lazy girl Designs, hope I find one in my stocking!

martha said...

I would like to have some frixon pens in my stocking.Thank you for this pretty give a way opportunity! Love the fabric.

Julie said...

I have a new rotary cutter on my wish list.

Karen in Breezy Point said...

I have my eye on the new 1 inch hexagon die from Accuquilt.

Tina said...

I Have Thread On My List. Thank You For A Chance On Your Giveaway.

Deb said...

I would really love a new and larger cutting matt! Happy Holidays!

Jean said...

Oh my goodness. I've been quilting for twenty years plus, so there aren't many notions I don't have! There is always a new specialty ruler or two on the market, so perhaps one of them, if Santa is listening! Thank you for this fun opportunity!

DebrafromMD said...

I need a new 12.5 inch square ruler. I dropped mine recently and broke it.

barbara woods said...

I just received a new sewing machine so maybe more fabric

almstreet said...

I need some new cutting tools and rulers!

beth said...

New mat and blades. Mine are so old! Love Jill's work.

Four dogs and one quilter said...

Would love a nice snap setter. I make all kinds of things for my grandchildren and it would to have a gadget to make putting in snaps easier.

Wonky Girl said...

A pair of small sharp scissors to cut applique.

Lisa Marie said...

A Bloc-Loc ruler is on my Christmas wish list.

Karen said...

Thanks for sharing this fun post - can't wipe the smile from my face! Lovin' the new fabric lines too Henry Glass... I have several notions on my wish list - including a small lighting unit to put on my machine and a small vac to remove dust bunnies after lots of Free Motion Quilting. Happy December! Karen on Keuka

Crickets Corner said...

A Hen N More rulers and a set of Bloc_Loc square up rulers.

Brenda said...

I would love anything sewing/quilting related. I don't have any on my list because my husband wouldn't know what to get.
Thanks for the chance to win some fabric.

Mary Jean said...

A circle cut ruler is on my wish list.

barb said...

i would love an accu quilter to cut my fabric. i have severe arthritis and cannot stand and cut fabric with a rotary cutter.i have hand pieced and hand quilted for over forty years. all my quilts are donated to charity or given with food baskets my church gives to the needy. my income is less than four hundred dollars monthly for disability so buying anything such as fabric or an accu cutter is out of the question. hopefully i will at least win some fabric so i can continue to pay it forward. thank you for such a generous giveaway. babscorbitt@gmail.com

Bethany Martini said...

The new blue Olfa rotary cutter!

Jo said...

I have left broad hints and web sites to my DH where he can get me the Hex and more and the Sidekick rulers

Barb said...

New blade for my Olfa rotary cutter, I always wait too long to change them, when will I learn?

Barb said...

New blades for my Olfa rotary cutter, I wait too long to change the blade....when will I learn?

Debra Kay Neiman said...

I was saving for a brother scan n cut ... but it looks like I need a new iron first. Mine has started leaking. Merry Christmas and thank you for the PDQ pillow tutorial. crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

Barb said...

A new blade for my Olfa rotary cutter, I always wait too long to change the blade....when will I learn?

Gill said...

I'd love some Clover wonder clips!!

Kim Q said...

*sigh*...a bigger sewing room. Things and stuff are piled on top of each other! ;-)

Joanna said...

Can it be a big sewing notion, such as a new sewing machine with all of the bells and whistles, or at least of few bells. Small wish is the Guidelines rulers and grips.

KaHolly said...

I was gifted with a new mat for my birthday not long ago, now I need a new olfa rotary cutter w/blade refills and 2 new rulers. I've worn them all out!

Potpourri said...

I am hoping for a new rotary cutting mat.

Sue said...

I just moved and have a sewing room with a 3 season porch off it. I just got my sewing set up last night! I think I have all my work areas set up where they will be functional. The only think I really could use at this time is a new large cutting mat for my cutting station and shelves in my closed for storage. I am anxious to get sewing again.

Diana said...

Anything quilting related would be fabulous. Have tons of notions.
Love the material, thanks for the giveaway.

Sue said...

Just got my sewing machine set up last night in my new sewing room. A new cutting mat would shelves for my closet would complete it quite nicely.

Tiffanee said...

Variegated Longarm thread.....lots of it!!!!

Tiffanee said...

Variegated Longarm thread...Lots of it!!!!

Dee said...

Love the Bloc loc rulers - definitely on the wish list - along with a retreat machine that is lighter weight

GranChris said...

I want a Bloc Loc ruler.

Linda said...

Hello,I'd really love a new iron!
Thanks for sharing!

msstitcher1948@yahoo.com

delaineelliott said...

I am a fairly new quilter, and I would love to have the rulers that you use to square up blocks - one in every size available! Thanks.!

patricia said...

So spoiled. There's a new ruler out for cutting diamonds, maybe that one. Fabric, fabric calls my name.

shawn said...

A new mat and rotary cutter, thanks.
smjohns63 at yahoo dot com

Carrie P. said...

I would love more die cuts for my Accuquilt.

JessicaSews said...

Merry Christmas!
This is something that has been on my list for awhile... the little kaleidoscope you view through to see if you've done a good job of mixing fabrics!
^j^

Kaye M. tkmattson@hotmail.com said...

I would like new blades for my rotary cutter and a new mat as my old one is warped and doesn't lay flat anymore!

Susan said...

I have a Tri-Recs ruler on my wish list.

Farm Quilter said...

I would love all of Lisa Calle's rulers for my longarm - love them! OK, I'd really like every longarm ruler know to mankind (and woman) :)

Terry@ a quilting blog said...

On my wish list is a new iron since mine is exhibiting signs of impending death :(
Thanks for the sweet giveaway!

Diane H said...

My small stork scissors have hit the floor too many times and I love these for unpicking. A new pair would be lovely.

JustPam said...

I would love to get an accuquilt.

JustPam said...

I would love to get an accuquilt.

Vicki H said...

I would like to get one of those ruler holders, mine are never in the right spot when needed. And maybe a new iron.

Sandy@UpstairsHobbyRoom said...

great giveaway!!
I want to get a rotary blade sharpener.

Sunnybec said...

I'd like a turn table cutting mat, not sure that's the right name but you know what I mean!!

JoyceLM said...

I'd like a pinking rotary cutter - thanks for the great giveaway.

Sewbig said...

I can use some new rotary cutter blades. They would fit in my stocking nicely.

Apple Avenue Quilts said...

I would love a pair of really nice scissors.

PK Sews said...

I loved this post. It really got me in the holiday spirit. Thanks! I would love more thread for Christmas.

Joan H. said...

I really need a new large cutting mat...a rotating one would be nice.

IHaveANotion ~ Kelly Jackson said...

What a fun Party...thanks for including all of us.

The notion I have on my Christmas wish list is another Tutto Machine bag. When I go to classes or retreats I seem to run out of room so another bag would be wonderful.

Smiles,
Kelly

Sandy Casper said...

I luv all the pretties on your site!

teachpany said...

I want a long arm!! I could use a new stiletto, too. Or more Accuquilt GO! dies, especially the hunter's star.

LisaT said...

I could use a stylus, one of those do-hickeys that pushes the points out in the corners. Thanks!

Lynda said...

New rotary cutter and blade and a new cutting mat

Abbigail said...

I really need a new iron! Not that I ever iron clothes mind you....but I do need a new iron! LOL!

Fiesta said...

I would love some flexon marking pens.

Sheila said...

I definitely need some new blades for my rotary cutter and there are a couple of rulers I have been eyeing . Thanks for the chance at this great giveaway ,

Helen L said...

I'd love the accu-quilt hexagon die: I already have a machine I can use! Thanks for the chance to win such lovely fabric!!

Jeanne Gwin said...

I have 2 items on my list that I hope I get (I have more then that, lots of books)

10" Five-point Star Rotating Longarm Quilting Template - 1/4" laser-cut acrylic

Omnigrid Wooden Ruler Rack

Denise Cabral said...

I am asking for a sizzix fabric cutter!

Quilting Tangent said...

A zigzag rotary cutter.
24Tangent@gmail.com

Dorian said...

EQ7 is on my wish list this year. Thanks for a fun 'party'.

Kathy H said...

I am hoping for a new iron with lots of steam.

Barb and Sharon said...

I would like a LARGE cutting mat that covers my cutting table, could it also be white so I can see my dark fabrics?
Barb@Witsend

Karen said...

I would love a "go" fabric cutter.

Becky said...

I'd like a new creative grid ruler. I've wore the edges off the one I use all the time. Many thanks for another great giveaway!

dortha said...

I would like a lighted seam ripper. Hopefully to make unseeing easier.

DiAnn said...

A little light that attaches to my machine! Your PDQ pillow is great!!
Happy Holidays!

DiAnn

Donna said...

I need a new seam ripper. The old one got worn out from "lack of use." ha! ha!

Podunk Pretties said...

There's so many new tools I want, but what I need is a new cutting mat.

lefuntz said...

I just asked Santa for fabric but I really want an Accuquilt Go fabric cutter. I'm not sure I've been nice enough to deserve it though!

sandi said...

I would like more Aurofil threads. Thanks for a chance to win.

jmniffer said...

I have Tri Rec rulers and a new seam ripper on my Christmas list.

Joan said...

I'd like to have some new dies for my go cutter. Thank you for the giveaway.

KatieQ said...

I would like a Loc Bloc ruler to help me square up HST. I would also like a new rotary cutter.

carolann said...

New quilt books and patterns!

scottylover said...

I need a new cutting mat real bad! I doubt I will get it, but I might get a gift card I can use for it!

Sandy A

ledamewood said...

Oh, what I want is not a notion, but I really want a long arm...but, it's not going to happen, at least not this year.

hookedonquilting said...

I'd love to have a flat Martelli mat as well as their round turntable for cutting. I have the rotary cutter and LOVE it!

Kd Brown said...

I want some great John James Tapestry Petites needles for hand embroidery. It's the little things that make me happy! :)

Debbie Rogowski said...

I'd love to have a LARGE square up ruler maybe like 18" and or one for 12" blocks. Then we could enjoy that sinful hot chocolate under some nice quilts

Lynn Osborne said...

A rather boring response but I really, really need more bobbins. Thanks for the chance to win.

Deb G. in VA said...

A Sewline needle threader! Thanks for the giveaway!

Sandy D said...

I need some new rulers mine have chipped so a 6x24 ruler would be nice. Maybe also some Aurifil thread would be great.

Michele T said...

I would love a Splash Rotary Cutter!!

Michele T said...

I would love a Splash Rotary Cutter!!

Margaret said...

The Omnigrid 1/2 inch rulers. I just saw them and I think I love them.

Cecilia said...

I would like a couple of long arm rulers for circles and waves. Hanks!

Barb said...

I really want a rotating cutting mat.

WYO Di said...

I would love one of those pressing hams that are the long skinny ones of different lengths.

ritainalaska said...

thin line glue nozzles are on my list followed by a ScanNCut!

Ellen said...

A sandpaper mat.

Connie Cain said...

I would love rulers! I want all the special ones, all I have right now is a 12 inch square and straight ones. Thanks for the chance to win these lovely fabrics.
craftyccain@gmail.com

Quilt n Queen said...

I'm hoping for larger light box or the sidekick ruler by Jaybird...thanks for the chance to play with Henry Glass fabrics!

Stephanie @ Quarter Incher said...

I'd love some Bloc Loc rulers!

Mary Ann said...

A new sewing machine. I wore out my Paff in a little over 5 years.

Julie said...

A Steady Betty is on my list. AND Bloc loc rulers.

Ellee said...

Batting scissors are #1 on my list for sure! -- soparkaveataoldotcom

Dana Gaffney said...

I have a couple of special rulers on my wish list and I always need new blades for my cutter. Thanks.

Tiffany said...

I would love some new thread! Is that a notion? LOL

Lisa said...

I would like a rotating cutting mat!!

JaneB said...

I'd like to try the Hex n More ruler!

Kristy said...

Seam Fix and extra rotary blades!

Susan said...

I would like a Tri Recs Ruler Set.

Becky (My Fabric Obsession) said...

I want to get some pantographs because I'm getting certified to rent long arm time!

Judy1522 said...

I have a supreme slider and Magic Bobbin washers as I want to start learning free motion quilting after Christmas.

Christine M said...

I'd love a new cutting mat. My one has now got a crack. Not bad after nearly 20 years of use! Thanks for the lovely giveaway.

Lisa said...

A needle threader! The fabrics are beautiful!

Deb said...

I'd like an ergonomic rotary cutter to use on a larger mat. That's 2 items!

Sandie @ crazy'boutquilts said...

I have a battery powered seam ripper on my list~ LOL that sounds like I rip a lot! :-o

Sarah Thompson said...

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Melissa @ Missouri Mel said...

Does a sewing machine more geared toward quilting count as a notion?

Malinda said...

Rulers for trimming half square triangles and flying geese. Or maybe a longarm, lol!

Cowtown Quilts said...

Believe it or not, I have Jillily's Appliglue on my wish list.

Cynthia Brunz Designs said...

A nice new pair of scissors!

Deanna said...

I need a huge ruler, 20 inch square

My heart is here said...

I need a new pair of scissors! :)

java diva said...

A new cutting mat is on my list.

Joyce Carter said...

I would love to have some of the "speciality" rulers that have come out. Thanks for the great giveaway.

Sherry said...

I would like to have more rulers and acrylic templates.

Janie said...

I need a bobbin winder really really bad!

Renea said...

I really don't have a sewing notion on my list this year. The one thing that is on my list is an Accuquilt fabric cutter. Thanks for the great giveaway.

Robert said...

I would like to have some way to store all my rulers and templates, so I guess it would be a storage system. Thanks. From northern Iowa . . . .

Jane said...

A new wireless printer for my sewing room so I don't have to print at my husband's desk.

Jackie said...

I'd love to find some type of storage unit for my long arm rulers.

MoeWest said...

I would like a new ergonomic rotary cutter.

janice said...

I'd love to have an Accuquilt GO!

Carol said...

I requested a new cutting mat.

senecastitches said...

the Accuquilt 1" hexie die--and I was probably always on the naughty list too--my mom used to say there was a little girl who had a little curl in the middle of her forehead, when she was good, she was very very good but when she was bad, she was horrid...oh dear...

Debra @ Life is a Stitch said...

Not much on my list at all...my 'snips' at my sewing machine are dull, so I've put those on my list.
Thanks for the chance at some beautiful fabrics! That would sure be a nice gift:)

Gayle said...

I'd like to get Eleanor Burns flying geese ruler - looks like it's a good one.

DianneB said...

Merry Christmas! Thanks for a chance at your giveaway. I'm really wanting a new iron - mine has worked hard for a long time and deserves retirement.

gmp said...

I guess I could use a new die for my Go cutter.
Grace

Jo said...

I would like to get a hex and more ruler or wonder clips

Bonnie58 said...

Thanks so much for sharing. great memories. I think I was pretty much on the nice list.

Bonnie58 said...

I would love a die cutter. Thanks so much for sharing.

Aimee said...

I would love for Santa to bring me a new pair of scissors & some blades for my rotary cutter

Anonymous said...

I would love anything related to quilting new rulers, rotary cutter or a gift certificate would be great.

Tiffanyjeans said...

It isn't a notion, but an Accuquilt machine would be nice. Or pins, thread, scissors, anything at all!

patricia said...

Don't think I have one in particular. I'm thinking about a new supply of applique needles. Yeah, that would be very nice.

Julie said...

A new iron !!!! Thanks

Robin said...

I'd really love a fancy new iron!

Cindy said...

You are so talented! Thank you so much for sharing with us and giving us the opportunity to win!

Karrie S said...

rotary cutter blades

schultziequilts said...

I really need a sewing table so that I can actually use my dining room table to eat from! I also need some shelves/bookcases for fabric, books and notions. Thanks, Santa!

Karrie S said...

rotary blades!

Bethany Martini said...

An Oliso Iron!

almstreet said...

I really want a hexagon template.

Sara said...

I would love a new mat and rotary blades. I would love that bundle of "Poppy Patio" too!

Pat V. said...

My quilting wish is a sewing table! Unfortunately, this is going to have to wait til DD moves out and I take over her room!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Thread and a new die for my GO Baby!

Jan R Bell said...

A new rotary cutter and blades along with a rotating mat.

Kris said...

I really would like a new machine. I have two older ones that I use, but they are both probably not going to last much longer. I have worn them out.

Donna W said...

A new large rotary cutting mat. Mine is worn out!

chefpa said...

Thread...in more colors! Aurifil is my favorite.

Laura said...

I am getting a new sewing machine! I am really excited (its a Juki).

LeAnne said...

My sister asked for my wish list and I told her a cordless iron. Now she wants one too. And fabric is always on my wish list.

Sheila Ivany said...

I would like sandpaper mat and new bias rulers in various sizes. Not a notion but a new sewing machine would be nice. Merry Christmas. Happy Quilter:) Email smivany@gmail.com