Thursday, December 5, 2013

Naughty Or Nice Holiday Party - Day 5


Fa-la-la-la-la. Fun party! Thanks for dropping by. Keep coming back because we have a few more days left. Don't forget to go to the following posts to enter: Day 1Day 2Day 3 and Day 4. Good luck!

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?


Kim Diehl sat down and gave us this great post for our party. We don't know how she has the time because she is constantly traveling and teaching. She has been working on many different lines of fabric for Henry Glass. Her latest offerings are Hearthside Seasons, Perfect Pairings and More Perfect Pairings [available in March 2014]. Besides working on her fabric, she has been busy working on a top secret project for us which will make its official debut in the quilt shops next year. Today we are going to give you a sneak peek.

Henry Glass is teaming up with Kim Diehl to bring you Simple Whatnots" - an all new "quilt shops" only club featuring exclusive quilt and project designs stitched entirely from Kim's collections of fabrics. Further details can be seen on our website here and your local quilt shops will have more about the program in the new year.








1.  The gifts I remember the most are from when I was a little girl – my very own record player and a shiny red Schwinn bicycle with colored streamers and a horn. I nearly wore out the record player listening to a kid’s story about the last of the Mohicans, some of my mom’s old 45’s, and my Partridge Family record over and over again (I was madly in love with David Cassidy). Worst gift ever put under my tree:  a pocket piano from the dollar store….and it was broken!

2.  I’ve heard rumors that there is such a thing as shopping early and beating the holiday rush, but I’m not one of those people. I tend to put things in a super secret safe place, and then I promptly forget about them. The silver lining is that I usually find my hidden gifts in the spring and then everyone gets “Happy Easter” presents. My husband and I almost always shop together in December and try to tackle the family gifts in one outing. We pick a morning at an early time when most people are still in bed, take the “divide and conquer” approach, and get everything handled all at once. Then, I make sure he witnesses my hiding places. Ho, ho, ho…works like a charm!

3.   Hot Mulled Cider is one of my favorite holiday drinks, because I love how it makes the house smell like Christmas. I also like how the spicy scents wafting out of the kitchen take me back to my childhood and my grandma’s house during the holidays. Here is my super simple recipe:

HOT MULLED CIDER



2 quarts of apple cider
1 teaspoon of orange zest (or do like I do, and toss in a few chunks of orange peel)
1 tablespoon of cinnamon candy (red hots)
1/2 teaspoon of whole allspice
1/4 teaspoon of mace
1/2 teaspoon of ground coriander
1 teaspoon of whole cloves
1/8 teaspoon of salt
3 short cinnamon sticks, or 1 long stick, broken into pieces


Place all ingredients (except for the apple cider) into a coffee filter, gather up the edges, and tie it tightly with string. Drop the spice bag into a kettle of cider, bring to a boil, and simmer for 30 to 60 minutes. Remove the spice bag, ladle into mugs, and serve!


4.  A present has to be REALLY bad for me to return it.  To me, Christmas is about so much more than gifts, so I’m happy with most anything…except for dollar store pocket pianos.
5.  Define naughty.  (wink)  I think I was mostly good, but I’m sure my mother would tell you that I had my moments. As a kid, I only considered that I was naughty if I got caught…and I was pretty sneaky. 

As a fun little holiday extra from me to you, I thought I’d share project directions for my Snippets and Bits Mug Mats. Pair one of these with my Hot Mulled Cider recipe, include a mug, and you’ve got a quick gift for a special friend. And because I think more is definitely more, I’ve included choices for three different color combinations – just download, raid your fabric stash, and start stitching!
[HG: You can download the pattern here.]



Next we visit with the designers at Cathy Heck Studio.  Cathy and Ellen Heck, mother-daughter designing duo, work together on projects for Henry Glass, often finishing the art work of the other. You can learn more about life in a family business by following their fun blog. Here is their multi-generational set of holiday answers for our holiday party.


Cuteville Country Fair is their first line with Henry Glass Fabrics. You can view the entire line on our website and download the free projects that accompany it.






1.  Cathy: About twenty years ago, we moved into a mid-century modern ranch home that had been built in 1958.  Although our main Christmas tree looked like an ornament-laden Victorian phantasmagoria, I thought our house might look snazzy with a shiny silver 1950’s tree.  But I knew Santa would have to be super-magic to find a 40-year-old tinsel tree. That Christmas morning, when I walked into the entry, what to my wondering eyes should appear, but a shiny aluminum tree with its very own rotating rainbow light.  I heard through the grapevine that Santa found it in a thrift shop in its original box! To this day, it is the first decoration up, and with Brenda Lee playing in the background, we are ready for a Christmas party hop.

Ellen: In 1991, Santa brought us matching easels with original Santa sketches already on them! Here’s a photo of us that morning rocking some matching plaid nightgowns. That’s mom and me sketching together like we have for the last twenty years, and Julianna in the foreground sharpening a peppermint pencil.



2.  Ellen: Hmm. I guess I’m a little early, because I’m mostly a cyber shopper these days.  In the last few years, I’ve loved being able to shop from people on Etsy and more recently, Kickstarter.

Cathy: I am a medium-early shopper.  If it needs to be shipped, I try to be early, so that the shipping doesn’t cost more than the gift. (Been there, done that.)  If we decide to make handmade gifts, like something delicious, we often wait for our college-aged elves to arrive home and help with the assembly line. We have as much fun making the gifts as giving them, and of course, the quality-control taste-testing is required.

3.  3. Favorite holiday drink? Alcohol or none? Recipe?

Ellen: Hot Chocolate.  And, I think I’m going to try Jill Finley’s recipe from this blog party right away. It sounds delicious.

Cathy: Milk Punch.  My first sip was from Green Pastures, a restaurant housed in a charming Texas estate, where they served an excellent creamy white milk punch for brunch.  Later, we moved to New Orleans, where the milk punch was brown, and, let me just say that the brown was not from chocolate. When we moved back to Austin, I was assigned the holiday beverage for a party.  I decided that the white recipe would lead to a far better tomorrow than the brown recipe, and happily found the original Green Pastures instructions. P.S. We always make a spirits-less pitcher for the kids. PPS. It’s a good idea to mark the containers accordingly.



Here is the recipe.
Ingredients: 3 cups vanilla ice cream, 1 1/2 cups milk, 1/2 cup bourbon, 1/4 cup white rum,
1 jigger brandy, 3 ice cubes, nutmeg

Combine ice cream, milk, bourbon, rum, brandy and ice cubes in blender.  Blend until ice cream is liquefied and mixture has smooth texture of a thin milk shake.  Serve in wine glasses and sprinkle nutmeg on top.  Makes about 5 cups. (Tricks: It fits in the blender more easily if you make it in half-batches.  We don’t add the ice cubes if we are taking it to a party. It’s even better if you grate your own nutmeg, and your guests will be amazed with your culinary prowess.)




4.  Ellen: I don’t think I’ve ever returned a present. Also, a few years ago, our youngest sister revolutionized how our family shops for each other by sending an emailed wish list with links. We’ve all adopted it, and it’s made for several years of spot-on stocking stuffers!

Cathy: I will return it if it doesn’t fit, because, well, it doesn’t fit. If it is hand-made by any of my children, I will save it forever in my “Special Things” box.  Below is a drawing from Cathy’s Special Things Box.  A mom’s Christmas gift just doesn’t get any better than this!



5.  Cathy: I think I would have made the nice list.  However, I’m pretty sure that Santa knew the whole story, and yet he still made my Christmas wishes come true.  I love that guy ... and his cute wife.

Ellen: Ditto! Santa and Mrs. Claus are a really great couple. So great, in fact, that I think they deserve extra glasses of milk punch this year ...



Cathy and Ellen:  And just to get a few more nice points with the Clauses this year, we would love to give away a nice fat set of fat-quarters from our new Henry Glass collection, Cuteville County Fair.  You could whip up some festive holiday pot holders while you are sipping on the holiday punch of choice. Just comment with your planned project, even if you’re starting early for next year! Happy holidays from Cuteville, North Pole.

In addition to the Cuteville County Fair giveaway, you can win today's featured fabric by telling us your favorite dish to make for the holidays. Today's fabric is Heartstrings by Marie Cole.



Good luck!

-hg

146 comments:

Cowtown Quilts said...

Actually, Kim's mug rugs do look like a quick and cute project to make with any kind of fabric and for any occasion. I think I just might take her up on her PDF and make some of them! My favorite holiday dish to share is layered taco dip (guacamole, sour cream, tomatoes, red onions, Monterrey Jack cheese, and Cheddar cheese) with tortilla chips. Yum! You could have a meal on it!

Abbigail said...

I plan on having a quilt made for all my brothers and sisters for Christmas next year! I have 4 brothers and 2 sisters so I had better get started and these fabrics would get me going! Thanks!

Karen in Breezy Point said...

Yum--those beverages all sound so good! My favorite thing to make for the holidays are spritz cookies. They are easy and fast to make and one recipe makes a ton of cookies!

Debra Kay Neiman said...

Anything that goes with cranberry sauce. Merry Christmas. crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

Brenda said...

My favorite dish to make is myh mother's apple coffeecake. It makes me remember my childhood.

Vroomans' Quilts said...

My planned project was a mini challenge with an on-line group: a Christmas piece using no red or green. And I don't cook or bake - my family appreciates that. But I always buy something seasonal from the local bakery - support my community and please the family.

Becky said...

Wow! What an awesome post! Hope that one of my local shops has the Kim Diehl Club. Will the patterns be available for retail purchase? Love the photo of ladies from Cathy Heck Studio. The one in the matching pj's with them sketching is fabulous. Thanks for a great blog hop and giveaway!

GranChris said...

I would say as long as sweet potatoes are there I'm happy.

Kristy said...

Just finished a stuffed doll for my daughter, now on to personalized stockings!

As for yummies...I love desserts! Particularly 7 layer bars! :) Thanks! ADORABLE fabrics!

Becky said...

My favorite dish to make for the holidays is homemade chocolate fudge with lots of pecans! I can only make it when there are lots of other folks around. I need others to help eat it before I do:)

Aunt Marti said...

I make an incredible Amaretto Bread Pudding with Amaretto sauce that everyone loves!

matope said...

the antipasta. i love olives mushrooms and cheese. and a nice eggplant parm. sweet potatoes. and gingerbread men!

LisaT said...

You didn't say which holiday so I pick Thanksgiving. Cannot stand eating canned cranberry sauce complete with can line just plan like that but love the taste of cranberries. So, I but a can of the whole cranberries, add in drained mandarin oranges, drained pineapple - crushed or tidbits, and walnuts and it's a delicious cranberry citrus fruit salad!

Bethany Martini said...

Eggnog cake is my favorite!

Sue said...

Planning to make some seasonal placemats. After seeing Kim's mug mats I think I will make some of those in addition. Favorite holiday dish to make is a stuffed blueberry French toast for breakfast and Cranberry, Apple Oatmeal.

Cindy Jantti said...

Love Kim's mug mats....Can't wait to make a few for my quilt friends! Thanks so much for doing this little blot event...love following Kim and all that she does!

sew_grannyo@yahoo.com said...

I am definetly going to be making 2 more sets of placemats, fabric bowls and bath mats for next year. The youngest daughter ASKED for them and when her sisters saw them a ruckus (playfully) ensued. So, I have my list . . .

Apple Avenue Quilts said...

I think I'd make some kind of fun tote bag. My favorite thing to make for the holidays is a weird jello salad that looks awful but tastes wonderful. Thanks for the chance.

Carolyn said...

Favorite thing for the holidays is cinnamon rolls on Christmas morning! I'm seeing Kim's mug rugs made with Cathy & Ellen's fabric!

Linda said...

HELLO,my favorite is Pecan Pie!
Thanks for a great giveaway!
MERRY CHRISTMAS ALL!

msstitcher1948@yahoo.com

Margaret said...

I want to make seasonal mug rugs next year for all my family. This would be a great gift for them. I also want to make advent calendars for all my grandchildren. . My favorite thing to make is sugar cookies with buttercream icing.

Lisa Marie said...

I love stuffing just like my mom used to make. I made a big batch that got devoured for Thanksgiving and plan to make another for Christmas.

Dee said...

My family loves the tradition of coffee cake Christmas Morning.

Margaret said...

A family favorite recipe for holiday meals is Waldorf Salad. Apples, celery, walnuts and marshmallows (see why everybody likes it?) witha a dressing of mayo, sugar and milk. It is yummy.

almstreet said...

I like to bake chocolate cookies with peanut butter chips!

Jeanne Gwin said...

I love everything about Kim and I have already downloaded her mug rug pattern. Thank you Kim. Since it seems all I get done is quilts for everyone, the bundle of FQ's would be a welcome addition to making the quilts. Thank you so much Ladies. I have enjoyed reading about everyone and their history and Christmas ways! I make a wonderful fruit dish with all fresh fruits that blend together so well and is so easy to make. I also make fruit trays for the kids and make them fun by decorating the fruits with faces. This year I am going to make (try anyway) fruit cutouts and make flower pots for the table decor. Thank HG, I am loving this blog hop.

Diane H said...

What a fabulous post! I make a sweet potato dish with a splash of Grand Marnier that is really good.

Therese Ruff said...

I love to share home baked bread. People are always so busy, and it is always appreciated. Next project? 45 little stockings, felt, then table runners.

Sandie @ crazy'boutquilts said...

What great projects! Love the little mug rugs. :-) I always have to have cranberry relish on the table~ it is my families favorite recipe. LOL Thanks for the great giveaway!

Tiffanee said...

My most favorite would have to be my moms Fudge...not sure why it's sooo different but I'm guessing it's the two giant tablespoons of creamy peanut butter that's added at the very last!!! My family literally fights over it...now that Mom is gone I've taken over the fudge making!! I've given the recipe to all my siblings but I think they just say that can't make it so I'll just give them some!! They're right!!

Tiffanee said...

My moms fudge...not sure why it's tasted so different maybe the two giant tablespoons of creamy peanut butter she always put in it at the very end!! Now that she's gone I'm carrying on the tradition!!

MoeWest said...

I'm thinking smaller for next Christmas, table runners instead of quilts.
One dessert that I always make is mincemeat tarts.

java diva said...

My favorite holiday dish to make is a sweet potato dish that I came across on McCormicks website years ago. The potatoes are diced instead of mashed, and there are dried cranberries and orange juice in it and topped with a pecan crumble. It smells amazing when it bakes and makes a tasty breakfast.

Michele T said...

I like to bake cookies and I have a few family favorites: Shortbread, Spice Cookies, Thumbprints, and Date Pinwheels.

delaineelliott said...

I would make some pot holders and hot mats out of the Cuteville County Fair fabric.
My favorite holiday dish is green beans with toasted almonds. We only have it with turkey so it is a treat.

Sunnybec said...

We like chestnuts, lardons and mushrooms fried together, especially if I do beef wellington... yum yum. Love the mug rug pattern, have downloaded the PDF thank you!

Lee said...

I make holiday cookies for everyone! trays of different kinds!

Joyce Carter said...

I would make some mugrugs out of the Cuteville County Fair fabric. I think it is so cute. And my favorite dish to make for the Holidays is Strawberry Delight. Thank you for the great giveaway.

Jackie said...

I love Shortbread cookies and my close second is Butterscotch squares which I make every year but truth be told any dessert is my downfall.

Joan said...

Kim's mug rugs are so cute. My favourite dish is a Hawaiian turkey casserole. Absolutely delicious! Thank you for the chance.

Sallie said...

A quilt. Favorite thing to make - Standing Rib Roast and Yorkshire pudding.

Mary Jean said...

My favorite cookie to make is Chocolate Chip Pecan Butter Balls and my favorite dish is Cranberry Apple Jello Mold.

janice said...

My thing to make is a cranberry and orange pinwheel cookie.

sandi said...

My favorite dish during the holidays is Sweet Potato casserole. I also love to bake cookies during the holidays as that is about the only time I make them. Thanks for a chance to win.

JoyceLM said...

Thanks for the recipe & the mug rug pattern. I make Pumpkin Crisp and Pecan Butterscotch Chip cookies. Thanks for the chance to win too.

Melissa @ Missouri Mel said...

My great aunt's old fashioned gingersnaps. I like that Cuteville collection.

Christine M said...

The last few years I have been making almond bread to give as gifts, along with choc chip cookies and Anzac biscuits.

Gill said...

I'm finishing some table runners!!
I had a great dessert today at an early Christmas lunch! Malted chocolate cheesecake - I must get the recipe, it was delicious!

IHaveANotion ~ Kelly Jackson said...

Those fabrics are bright and beautiful!

Our family makes sugar cookies every year. They are not typical sugar cookies, they taste more like a dry biscuit but for some reason the entire family loves them and we use cookie cutters to get fun shapes.

Thanks for this wonderful opportunity.

Smiles,
Kelly

Vicki H said...

Next year I am planning to make table runners. I love pumpkin pies at the holidays.

DebrafromMD said...

My favorite thing to make for the holidays are Christmas cookies. I have a few recipes that I only make in December so everyone looks forward to them. I sure hope one of my local quilts shops will pick up the Simple Whatnots Club. I love the designs.

Carol said...

I always make cheese balls, or caramel apples for our neighbors.

Tammy said...

I love to make red velvet cake. But I only put red dye in half of the layers the other half I dye green. So I alternate the layers with red and green bread and the white creme cheese iceing.It is beautiful. I also love to make cheese balls. But I will put mint jelly over mine and then garnish with sprigs of fresh mint...It looks very festive and has a very unusual taste

teachpany said...

My favorite is cornbread stuffing with sausage, apples and pecans. I could eat it for days! Great pictures! Enjoyed today's post.

Emily C said...

I always make ornaments, I am mostly done. I need to go count...
I love sweet potato casserole.

Barb and Sharon said...

I plan on making a quilt I've been collecting fabric for. Text fabric and orange background. Hmmm
Barb@Witsend

Barb and Sharon said...

I'd like to make pumpkin cheese cake over the holidays.
Barb@Witsend

Joanna said...

Thank you for the recipes and mug rug pattern. I love them. I'll be baking cookies and breads.

Deb G. in VA said...

Chocolate Pecan Pie! Thanks for the giveaway!

PK Sews said...

Thanks for the holiday-filled post! My favorite thing for the holidays is hot artichoke and spinach dip.

My heart is here said...

I love carrot cake :P

Mary Ann said...

I like to make fruit salad. What a great give away.

Jeannie said...

A quilt with a matching pillow case would be wonderful with your fabric. Favourite dessert at Christmas is rice pudding - yum! Thank you for the chance to win.

Barbara Pricola said...

My favorite is making the family recipe handed down for stuffing. It uses french bread, giblets, lots of vegies and spices. Ahrmt

Judy1522 said...

I would use the fabric to make place mats or mug rugs. My favorite holiday dish to make is a breakfast casserole that I make for Christmas morning.

Sheila said...

I always love to make shortbread cookies for Christmas , everyone loves them. Thanks for the chance .

Crickets Corner said...

My favorite is Cranberry Upside Down Cake.

Donna said...

My favorite holiday dish is fresh fruit salad. Love it! Thanks for the Hot Mulled Cider how to. This will make a lovely addition to family Christmas bake day.

Nancy said...

I like mug rugs and placemats. My favorite holiday dish to make is pumpkin cheesecake squares

Quilt n Queen said...

Sweet potato casserole with just a few marshmellows. Yum!! Thanks for the sweet mug rug pattern and the chance to win some Henry Glass fabrics to play with.
Happy stitching, Pauline

scottylover said...

I think I would use these fabrics to make a quilt for my cousin's daughter. I missed making one for her when she was born, so these would be great for a toddler quilt!

Sandy A

The Groom Family said...

Love this post! Can't wait to try the milk punch, yummy yum. �� Being from Texas one of our favorite holiday snacks is cranberry salsa with tortilla chips!

jmniffer said...

I always make my Mom's Million Dollar Fudge, with walnuts...yum! Thanks for the chance at your giveaway.

Lynn Osborne said...

My next project is a Christmas wallhanging. My favorite recipe is for fruitcake cookies. They are wonderful! Thanks for the chance to win!

Kathy H said...

I have a few wall hangings for my daughters that I still need to finish. Our favorite dish is our dessert. Boston creme cake.

Jo said...

My favorite food for the holidays is more of a topping for pudding but I used to eat it by the spoonful when I was a child, which might explain the hips, it is called hard sauce and it is even better I think than cream cheese frosting. As to what I would make with the fabrics, love the colors by the way, it would be a tablerunner with a set of placemats and I know just who would recieve them

Jo said...

My favorite food for the holidays is more of a topping for pudding but I used to eat it by the spoonful when I was a child, which might explain the hips, it is called hard sauce and it is even better I think than cream cheese frosting. As to what I would make with the fabrics, love the colors by the way, it would be a table runner with a set of placemats and I know just who would recieve them

ledamewood said...

My favorite dish to make is corn pudding.

shawn said...

I always have to take my home made cheese ball or they will not let me live it down,lol thanks.
smjohns63 at yahoo dot com

Fiesta said...

My favorite holiday dessert is tembleque. It is made with coconut milk , tons of yummy sugar and cinnamon. Such a treat!

Cecilia said...

My favorite dish is actually Divinity. I make this every year for family and friends. I would love to make a table topper or wall hanging.

mrscwatson said...

I just got the aiming for accuracy book and want to try to improve my triangles. these fat quarters would be great for all those blocks. mrscwatson81@hotmail.com

mrscwatson said...

my favorites holiday food is my mom's fudge! yum! mrscwatson81@hotmail.com

barbara woods said...

I remember getting a record player one year,to,love pecan . Pie

Christine S said...

Everyone seems to always want my cheesecake :)

lefuntz said...

Every year I make lots of candy and cookies. I'm especially known for decorated sugar cookies and whiskey cookies. Sounds decadent right. They are a light butter cookie flavored with bourbon. The alcohol bakes out, like an extract, but gives them a delicious flavor. Safe for kids. That milk punch sounds yummy. Hmm, cookies and milk. I'll have to try a glass as I do my baking.

Renea said...

My favorite dish to share is my sugar cookies. I have a secret ingredient that I use and everybody loves them. Thanks for the wonderful giveaway.

Tabitha Keener said...

I love making home made pecan pie and dressing, YUM! I'm working on several lap quilts for my family for Christmas, this fabric would be great, I definitely love the look!

Tabitha Keener said...

I love making fudge too!

Deb said...

My future project is Lori Holt's Row-Along...that I didn't do when everyone else was doing it. So my friend and I are going to spur each other on by working on it beginning in January.

Sheffield Beehive said...

I decided just this afternoon that I should make my mom a table runner. As a beginning quilter it will be quite a feat for me to get it done before Christmas since I decided last night that I need to make my dad a lap quilt -- a bit of challenge with so few days left. As for a favorite holiday food, I love to make cookies -- all kinds and en masse -- it has been a tradition since my kids were small that I make a lot of different cookies to be enjoyed with friends and family over the Christmas holiday. Denise

Sheffield Beehive said...

I decided this afternoon that I want to make a table runner for my mom and a lap quilt for my dad -- quite a feat for a beginning quilter but definitely worth a try. As for a favorite food -- cookies, cookies, and more cookies. It has been a tradition since my kids were small that I make lots and lots of different cookies and we share them with family and friends over the holidays.

Cheryl said...

Christmas cookies are a favorite. Love the mug rugs. They look easy to make.

Donna said...

turkey and dressing is my fave

Karen said...

My planned project for next year is finishing up my Quilting the Garden quilt by Blackbird Designs. 9 blocks and lots of border but oh such fun. Love your fabric line - sew cute!

OhioLori said...

My favorite dish to make, is to help my Husband make his awesome famous Cheesecake!!! Amazing!!! Tasty!! lol

JaneB said...

To answer the Cuteville question: I am making some small zippered pouches in cute fabric combinations with some piecing for my office mates.

JaneB said...

For the Heartstrings giveaway: My favorite holiday dish is Christmas Cookies of all sorts. My small quilting group has a tradition of a cookie exchange. With 8 of us all making different cookies you start out with a plate of the ones you made, then go home with a really great assortment. Love it!

OhioLori said...

My next year's projects include starting earlier...lol I plan to make each of the Kiddo's (all are grown now) a Quilt.... in time for Christmas 2014....so have 7 to make!


Love my Husband's cheesecake...is Awesome!! Makes at Christmas & I help...so hope this counts as favorite dish to make! :)

Connie Cain said...

Christmas cookies are the favorite in my family. we like to try out different ones every year. Thanks for the chance to win the fabulous fabrics!
craftyccain@gmail.com

Dee D said...

I would love to make some pot holders! At lease 2 quilts need to be made by March.

Dee D said...

My favorite holiday food is Yams 'n Apples.

Sherry said...

I downloaded the mug rug project and hope to make a couple. I am working on quilts for each of my six children and have completed a couple so far, maybe I'll be done by next year. I love to make my caramel rolls at this time of year. I will be making two batches this Saturday for our Christmas Tree Party.

Sandy Milo said...

Love Kim Diehl! Thank you for the mug rug pattern!

First introduction to Cuteville fabric but it looks very cute and fun! Would love to make potholders or a doll quilt if I win!

Favorite holiday dish to share is cranberry gello salad (with grapes, pineapple, and walnuts)! Yum!

Podunk Pretties said...

Every year I'm in charge of making the homemade yeast rolls and an assortment of cookies and fudge.

Lisnaweary Quilts said...

Christmas cake or mince pies, anything with lots of fruit!

Barb said...

I love making lots of different cookies to share with friends and family.

Ellee said...

My favorite dish to make is zucchini casserole. I like to change it up a little sometimes just for the fun of it. -- soparkaveataoldotcom

Jane said...

My favorite is a date nut cake that I make only once a year. It is so good!

Tina said...

I Have Several Things I Love To Make At Christmas,Fruitcake,Cookies,Candy. One Of My Favorite Candies Is Made By Swishing About A Two Inch Slice Of Banana And Then Working In Confectioner Sugar Until I Form A Stiff Dough (Similar To Play Dough) Then TakeAbout A Tablespoon And Roll Into Balls. My Father In Law Taught Me To Make Thes Many Years Ago. I Also Make The Candy Using Marchino Cherries.

Deanna said...

My favorite to make for Christmas is butter tarts.....my DIL
loves them.

Debra @ Life is a Stitch said...

Thanks for the chance, and thanks to Kim, too, for the great, quick pattern! The favorite family recipe is 'mashed-potato dinner rolls'.
Wouldn't be a holiday dinner without them!

Kirsten Holen said...

Sweet potato cranberry crumble. Mmm.

Farm Quilter said...

My mother's sweet potato souffle is a holiday standard. Now that she has gone home to Jesus, my daughters and I always get to make it.

barb said...

home made clover rolls. so good it makes your tongue want to smack your brain lol babscorbitt@gmail.com

Gayle said...

My favorite is an old family recipe for Date Nut Bread - it only gets made at Christmas time so it's really special

Susan said...

My family doesn't let me come to any festivities unless I bring my Dad's rice pudding and my brownies.

Tammy said...

Some really cute ideas on here. My small group is getting ready to start a row by row exchange in January/February. One of the girls wants a Valentine's theme... the heartstrings fabric would work perfectly with her theme!
My favorite dish to make is a baked artichoke and spinach dip with pita chips! never have any leftovers to bring home! lol Thanks for the chance to win!

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

My family's favorite dessert at Christmas time is Red Velvet cake with cream cheese frosting. Its delicious and pretty too!

dianne said...

Our quilt guild did book themed charity quilts for Christmas, for a local shelter for abandoned/abused kids. I made a Jungle Quilt and matching pillow, and included the Jungle Book, by Rudyard Kipling. There are 64 children in this shelter and our guild made 65 quilts!

dianne said...

My favorite holiday dish is a Trifle made with pound cake, strawberry jam, eggnog, and brandy. Everyone loves it!

DianneB said...

For me, its making old fashioned fudge - the kind you boil for about half an hour. I always make it for everyone in my family and ship with their presents. And Bing Crosby plays in the background.
Thanks for the stories, links and giveaway.

gmp said...

Desserts -Death By Chocolate trifle, Key Lime Pie, and Chocolate Cream Pie.
Grace

Karen said...

Ahhh my favorite dish is homemade cranberry salad. From fresh cranberries, apples, oranges, nuts and jello. It's soo yummy!

Bonnie58 said...

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

Bonnie58 said...

I have a christmassy jellied cranberry salad that the family loves and it only gets made at christmas. Thanks so much for sharing. great memories.

Kim Q said...

It wouldn't be Christmas here without tons of Christmas cookies! Sugar cookies, chocolate crinkles, chocolate chip and pizzelle...we love them all!

Tiffanyjeans said...

My favorite dish to make for holidays is cheeseball. If I don't make it and bring it to every family gathering, my family throws a fit!

pippirose said...

My favourite thing to make is Chocolate Shortbread cookies.
:o)

cynsteff said...

My favorite dish to make for holiays would have to be Grandma's cutou cookies and of course her homemade apple pie recipe... this year I am also trying out a cannoli dip!! Can't wait! Am also very much enjoying reading and seeing all the designers favorites!!

Cindy said...

Love the mug mats! Thanks so much for sharing the pattern and your talents with us! Loved reading about you!

Karrie S said...

mini cherry cheesecakes

Karrie S said...

my fave dish is mini cheese cakes

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

For years I have made Holiday Cookies. It's like a chocolate chip cookie but with colorful M&M's. It's our favorite.

Pat V. said...

My favorite holiday dish is pumpkin pie. It's the favorite in our house and I use fresh pumpkin.

Quilting Tangent said...

Desserts - Pumpkin pie, Blueberry Pie or cheesecake.
24Tangent@gmail.com

Jan R Bell said...

Pecan sticky buns! My project would have to include pillowcases.

Kd Brown said...

I love to make Frosty Mandarin Dessert for holiday potlucks and dinners. It is so good!

Dee D said...

I love to make sugar cookies.

beth said...

making christmas stockings and eathing lots of cookies!

Tammy said...

Cherries in the snow. layers of angel food cake with cherry pie filling and cream cheese and cool whip blended together.

chefpa said...

Favorite dish to whip up for the holidays...MINCEMEAT PIE. Great stuff! Thanks for the giveaway!

Donna W said...

Since my husband is the baker in the house. I would have to say my favorite are all the cookies he makes for Christmas!

Cynthia Brunz Designs said...

Love those sweet potatoes!

Laura said...

Christmas stockings for the grandchildren! I love making gingerbread men every year.

LeAnne said...

I'm working on my husband's quilt, hoping to get it done for Christmas. Potholders will make great stocking stuffers for my sisters. Just got done making six dozen iced sugar cookies, my favorite.