Saturday, December 7, 2013

Naughty Or Nice Holiday Party: Day 7


Today is the last day of the Henry Glass Naughty Or Nice Holiday Party. We are sad to see it end because it was so much fun. We apologize for the technical glitch yesterday. Somehow yesterday's post disappeared. Don't forget to go to the following posts to enter: Day 1Day 2Day 3Day 4, Day 5, and Day 6. 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?

Today


Dana Brooks of My Lazy Daisy embraces the holidays in all of her designs. She loves Christmas and we can tell every time we receive her artwork in our offices. Her latest line, Naughty Or Nice, is no exception.



1.  My favorite gift was the Diet Coke Tree my daughter-in-law made me. My worst gift was Nothing.

2.  I’m a late shopper. Better late than never!


3.  Holiday Slushy
½ Gallon of Vanilla Ice Cream
½ Gallon of Raspberry Sherbet
One Large can of Pineapple Juice
One 2 Liter bottle of Ginger Ale or 7-up
Chunk up the ice cream in a large bowl and pour pineapple juice and Ginger Ale or 7-up, stir and enjoy!

4.  Keep it.


5.  Always nice with just a splash of Naughty!

Anni Downs is the designer of several very successful holiday lines for Henry Glass. The 12 Days of Christmas  is her most current offering. Anni drew all of the symbols of the 12 Days of Christmas in her adorable whimsical style including drums, jewels and geese. We have a couple of patterns including a simple stocking to accompany this line on the Henry Glass website.Her website is filled with wonderful patterns and we especially love "The Partridge And The Tree." Hurry over to her blog for a giveaway of Button Tree Lane! We're interviewing Anni next week. Do follow us so that you can come back for that.



Anni sent along this beautiful photo of her sitting on "a very bored Santa. I think that he was wishing Christmas was over."


1.   My earliest favourite gift I remember receiving was from that magical man Santa. We often would camp at Christmas and I would worry Santa would not be able to find us. I was excited this year to wake up, not only to find a present, but to find THE doll I was coveting – a Velvet doll whose hair would extend and shorten with the winding of a knob…..well…until I thought she needed a proper hair cut…..I had no idea her hair wouldn't grow back….hmmmm…..
My husband is now my own personal Santa. He always finds something totally unique and AWESOME!! Lucky ME :)
My worst gift? A store bought jar of jam after spending hours making a present for a stitch-group gift swap. I'm not particularly fond of jam.

2.  I'd love to say I'm organised and have everything wrapped by December 1st, but I am always chasing my tail – life is way too busy! I panic buy in the days leading up to Christmas – I guess it keeps me from procrastinating!!

3.  It can be disgustingly hot here at Christmas, so fruit punch with plenty of ice is my favourite drink with chunks of watermelon and strawberry – YUMMO!

[Anni:  Food is always an integral part of our Christmas, that and silly paper crowns we'd rather not wear. The Gingerbread house was made by my daughter and my elf-like father in the background.]

4.  I have never returned a gift. I'm sure as soon as I did, the person who thoughtfully gave it to me would be standing behind me horrified. It's not worth the anxiety….I'm SUCH a coward!


5. Anything I did as a child that was construed as 'naughty' has vanished from my mind. I certainly never received a sack of coal, so definitely on the 'nice' list for me ;)

The Lizzie B ladies, Liz Hawkins and Beth Hawkins are always busy designing, writing, teaching and vending at shows across the country. Their lines which include Hip Happier reflect their fun and bright attitude. They are working on some new designs as we speak so follow us on the blog to see what's coming up next for them. In addition, they just re-designed their website and it looks great!

Liz Hawkins

1.  Why is it always easiest to remember the WORST gift?  My mom gave us sweaters every year for a family photo op.  I was a senior in high school, I wasn’t much into wearing color.  I wore a lot of black, mostly because it really bugged my dad, haha! He would always ask why I couldn’t go back to wearing pinks and blues.  Ugh!  I had an abnormal aversion to the color pink.  And this was the height of the 80‘s!  Anyway, Christmas morning I opened my sweater box, a little scared to find what might be inside.  There it was in all it’s sparkly glory, a light PINK and white mock turtleneck sweater!  I think it had some metallic threads in it too, which really did make it sparkle.  I’m pretty sure the look on my face was priceless for my parents.  I wore it once, for the family photo.  Immortalized for all time.

As for my favorite gift....it’s one that I still have after all these years.  The first time it was given to me, I was 8.  It wasn’t Christmas, but it felt like it.  My dad called up to me to come down to the living room because he had something to show me. I skipped down the stairs and stopped dead in my tracks.  He was sitting in a chair, and on his lap was a black case opened up.  The sun through the windows made it shine.  There, cushioned in blue velveteen, my very first flute!  It was the most beautiful thing I had ever seen. Years later, my parents gifted me with another flute, an upgrade from that first one.  A beautiful Yamaha flute with a silver head-joint.  I love it still and play it often.  I taught both of my girls to play as well, and we all play together.  What better gift can there be than one that keeps on giving?


2.  I start shopping pretty much after Thanksgiving.  Is that early or late? I feel like it’s still early!  I wish I could be one of those people who shops in July and has it all wrapped before the fall.  If I shop any earlier than Nov, I forget what I bought and find it years later.  Not a good thing.



3.  Fav holiday drink....well, hot chocolate is a given.  We have a hot chocolate frother, is that what you call it?  A machine that heats and froths the milk at the same time?? Anyway, we have all the makings for a good cup out on the counter all winter,  our favorite hot cocoa powder from Switzerland, marshmallows, and DaVinci flavored syrups to rival Starbucks!  But I also make homemade eggnog every year on Christmas Eve.  It really is my favorite holiday drink.  I keep it alcohol free (with a lot of Rum flavoring!), even the kids like it!  



4.  Usually, I suck it up and keep the gift (hello, pink sweater???).  In fact, there’s only ONE time I can ever remember exchanging a gift.  Someone gave me Mariah Carey’s first Christmas CD.  I knew I would never, ever listen to it. I couldn’t stand (still can’t!) her weird voice ventures into the outer limits beyond what a voice should sound like.  I even met Mariah Carey at the UNICEF Snowflake Ball a few years ago.  I decided not to tell her that hers was the only CD I’ve ever returned.  ;)



5.  I was a perfect angel.  Until I was a teenager, that is.  I was a horrible teen.  I can say that now, because I have AMAZING teens!  By comparison, I was rotten.  I don’t know why I never got a lump of coal on Christmas, I certainly deserved it.  My most naughty moment was when my brother and I snuck out of the house (which we did often, I hate to admit).  A couple of my friends were sleeping over and so we all snuck out together and went to Philadelphia, 30 minutes away.  Also probably not the safest place to be at night.  But whatever.  We were almost back home when we got pulled over by police.  They had been looking for us.  Uh-oh!  They escorted us home where my parents were up and had been in a panic for hours looking for us too.  It was horrible!  There was no such thing as a cell phone back then, so they had to call in the police to help them search for us.  Man, that still makes me feel bad, just remembering!  I wasn’t very naughty again after that. 

Beth Hawkins

1.  As a kid, probably my fave was a blue Schwinn bike with a banana seat and flowery basket in the front!  As a grown-up...my husband does pretty well in the gift-giving department!  One year it was a sewing machine I just HAD to have, more recently, a huge monitor for my computer, or new ski gear.  (He has also probably given me the worst gifts too, but that was early on (like the ugly sweater he bought me before we were even married!).... I've been lucky and he has improved greatly over the years!

2.  I don't even THINK about shopping until December, but I also don't wait til the last minute!  I get it done quickly and DO NOT like to be out shopping that last week! (And thank goodness for the Fedex guy...he usually saves me!)


3.  I LOVE hot chocolate! With marshmallows.  And I love the smell of hot cider.

4.  I hate to stand in the return line...so I am most likely to keep it.  (I think that ugly sweater eventually ended up at Goodwill.)

5.  I was probably on the nice list.... definitely had  my naughty moments but I cleaned up my act in time for Santa to arrive!

Jacquelynne Steves is a designer from New Jersey who writes beautifully about design but also about living. Her newsletter is a gorgeous read and a must-read. You can subscribe for free on her website. Jacquelynne's lovely painterly perspective is reflected in her newest line, Cottage Charm

[Jacquelynne and her daughters]

Jacquelynne's lovely painterly perspective is reflected in her newest line, Cottage Charm. This line features little creatures like bees and butterflies painted with a soft palette.

[Cottage Charm, available April 2014]

1. My favorite gifts were always the gifts that my kids gave me when they were little- handmade ornaments, trinkets purchased at the Santa Shop at school. I remember all those years that the tree was weighed down with those macaroni and popsicle stick ornaments that they made at school! Now that they are grown up, they each choose one or two “tacky” ornaments for the tree. It’s fun to laugh every year as we go through the boxes of those handmade memories!


2. I usually do my shopping two or three weeks before Christmas and I’m almost always finished by the 22nd or 23rd.. Sometimes I will pick up gifts throughout the year, if I see something that I think would be a great gift. Problem is- I almost always forget that I bought it and find it around February or March!

3. My favorite holiday drink is something warm and relaxing, such as hot cocoa or mulled apple cider. 


4. If I receive a gift that I don’t like, I usually keep it anyway- sometimes I find someone who actually would enjoy it, and then it’s really fun to give it away!


5. Always on the nice list! I was always the “good girl.” Sometimes I think, though, that it would have been a lot more fun to be on the naughty list once in a while! 


Beth Logan of Art Stuff, Ltd. She lives in the Pacific Northwest and she is the designer of today's featured fabric, American Beauty. Her work is whimsical and her blog is equally fun to read.


1.  That’s got to be a tie between the shiny blue bike I found under the tree when I was 6 and the engagement ring I was surprised with 22 years later. And it’s ok, my husband won’t mind not owning undisputed first place on that one; he totally understands and remembers that kind of magic when we were kids.

I honestly can’t think of a terrible gift I’ve gotten – even the weird ones I’ve grown sort of fond of, if only the funny memory of how weird it was to get them.

2.  Late. I’ve often been out on the 23rd or 24th doing my shopping. Although I do prefer to be holed-up with loved ones enjoying festivities by then, there’s a sort of a neat vibe out and about on Christmas Eve in the city – not as desperate and stressful as you might think; strangers who would normally be self-absorbed in their own worlds are just sharing the experience in a very cool way, like people might do during a first snow. 
In a family where many of us make gifts, there’s an unspoken and sort of secret tradition staying up stupid-late on Christmas Eve to finish a gift . . . a bad habit many of you creative folks out there may secretly relate to.  
As usual I’m trying to get this year’s handmade gifts finished early (does this still count as early?) so check back in a couple weeks and ask me how that’s going.  Or don’t.

I’ve always been sort of jealous of people who can plan ahead when they see great gifts or find amazing deals on things at other times of the year.  Those tend to be the most personal and thoughtful gifts.  I tried doing this a few times, but failed miserably. A couple of these I found stashed in my basement years later when they were no longer appropriate for the people I’d originally bought them for.  The very worst was when I found a lovely coffee table book that was perfect for a certain someone, and bought it through a mail order catalog (back in the Ice Age before internet shopping) and by the time it finally arrived in the mail (remember 6-8 weeks for catalog processing?) I forgot why I had bought it and just kept it for myself. A year or so later the originally-intended gift recipient was visiting, and at some point I said, “oh you know what? I have this great book about that…” As we were thumbing through the pages together, it finally hit me…
Yeah.
I stopped even trying to buy early after that.


3.  This time of year I’m a sucker for warm, sweet, spicy, festive stuff. The really impractical drinks: the ones that make you sleepy, tipsy, and feel sort of sick like you just had way too much sugar.  Hot mulled/spiced anything, really – cider, wine, or even better, something rich and creamy. For years I was obsessed with making homemade eggnog, Tom & Jerry and hot buttered rum batters, and worked at perfecting my recipes.  I would make my special Hot Buttered Rum for the grownups and “Hot Buttered Nothings” for the kids.  It’s the simplest recipe, pretty much foolproof! Here it is:

Beth’s Hot Buttered Whatever.
Batter:
½ C of butter (that’s one stick) at room temperature
1-1/2 C brown sugar
1 C white sugar
1 T vanilla extract
A pinch of salt
(the rest is really to taste, this is just a loose suggestion)
2 T cinnamon
1 t nutmeg
1 – 2 t ginger
A pinch of clove
You can stay basic with these few things and it will still be delicious, but feel free to add your other spicy favorites: cardamom, allspice, mace, whatever tickles your fancy and makes you happy!

Mix this up in a food processor until combined – it will be like a sticky cookie dough (yum).
Keep in a cute jar or plain old plastic tub in your refrigerator, either way it will taste yummy for a month or so.

For a boozy drink: scoop a big, heaping spoonful into a mug with a shot of your favorite dark rum, bourbon or brandy and top it with hot water. If you’re feeling fancy, garnish with a little orange zest, a curl of orange peel, or an anise flower, and always serve with a cinnamon stick for stirring and feeling festive.  For kids, designated drivers, and teetotalers: do all of the above but skip the booze and enjoy a Hot Buttered Nothing! Once I tried a little rum extract in the batter for the HBNs, but personally I preferred the “nothing” to the fake flavoring.

It’s of course recommended that you drink this from a Santa-face mug while listening to your favorite Rat Pack crooner sing that classically odd combination of sacred carols and silly ditties.  Either way, you’ll get sleepy, tipsy, and full of sugar, so it’s a little naughty.  But also nice.


4.  Are you likely one to return a present or to suck it up and keep it?
I couldn’t tell you the last gift I actually returned – I keep everything. If someone thought something was perfect for me, there’s got to be a reason for that.

5.  As a child were you likely to make the naughty or nice list? 
Painfully nice, I’m afraid. Never a risk-taker when I was young, I mean just look at that kid!

Today's featured fabric is American Beauty by Beth Logan.  The red and blue colors are stunning and the stitchery prints add a delicate sophistication to such a bold line. Do you want to win this bundle of fabric? Tell us about your favorite holiday ornament and if you've been naughty or nice!







Good luck and thank you for joining our party!

-hg

103 comments:

Fiesta said...

My favorite ornaments are the glided pine ones I made from the ones I picked in my backyard about 20 years ago. I still have them and display them. They have held up well

Brenda said...

My favorite ornaments are the ones that my kids have made. It makes me remember days go by. I have been nice with a little naughty thrown in.

Margaret said...

This hop has been so much fun. Learning about each designer is so inspirational. I think I have been nice this year and my favorite ornament is a Hallmark ornament that I got in 1987 of a answering machine that you press the button and Santa says Ho Ho. The children, the grandchildren and now great grandchildren love it when the tree goes up and they press that button. It still works after all these years

Lisa Marie said...

I've enjoyed the interviews with the designers on this hop. My favorite ornament is from my son's first Christmas and it has his newborn photo in it. I believe I am on the nice list -- at least I try to be!

PK Sews said...

My favorite ornament is a construction paper candy cane made by one of my daughters in kindergarden. It's a bit wrinkled but still holding up after 20 years! Thanks for the holiday fun!

Tiffanyjeans said...

I love getting to know your designers even better. I am always a good girl. I think my favorite ornament is one with some darling black bears on it from Steamboat Springs Colorado.

Becky said...

Thank you for a wonderful blog hop! Enjoyed learning more about your designers. My favorite ornaments are some bread dough ornaments I purchased at craft fairs. They are personalized with the names of my family members and the year. Merry Christmas!

Michele T said...

My favorite ornaments are the felted Moose and Bears I made a couple of years ago... got the idea from Pinterest!!

Vroomans' Quilts said...

I still have many of the ornaments my children made in elementary school. They are chipped, reglued, faded, bent and raggled - but they remain my favorites because they were made and gifted with love.

Lee said...

I love bird ornaments! thank you!

Sandy Casper said...

My favorite is one from plastic canvas that my mother made, years ago....of course I've been nice!!!

patricia said...

When we were first married, I went to my mother and mother-in-law and asked to raid their Christmas boxes. Both willingly complied. I have ornaments as old as us (Read "the hills!) and so dear. It's like keeping them with us.

Diane H said...

Mostly nice with a splash of naughty. My favourite ornament is a pottery angel given to me by a very special friend. Enjoying these great posts very much.

Sallie said...

My favorite is a soldier my son carved out of a bar of soap.

Sue said...

My favorite ornament was a glass santa ornament that looked kind of Japanese that my dad got when we lived in Japan. I was mostly nice. I had 3 brothers and they got in trouble more. Made me look good.

Jeanne Gwin said...

My favorite ornament(s) are a Hallmark set of old pickup trucks with Christmas trees and presents in the bed of the truck. They remind me so much of my childhood and Christmas. I want to tell you that I have been nice, in fact I will tell you that I have been nice. Naughty isn't allowed in my life. Thanks HG for such a fun blog hop. Merry Christmas HG and Designers.

mascanlon said...

Always good (mostly)! My favorite ornaments are ones my brother made the first year he was married. All sequins and tiny pins, a tree! a glittery ball! A candy cane! How did he have the patience.

Julie said...

I love any kind of homemade ornaments. I usually try and get 1 every year at a craft show.

cynsteff said...

My favorite holiday ornament would have to be my trio of vintage wooden german angels!! AS far as naughty or nice ...I try to be nice... but some family members may disagree;-0

Cowtown Quilts said...

My favorite ornament is a small glass snow globe with a snowman inside. As for whether or not I've been naughty or nice, I've been both. I do good deeds all the time and do a LOT for others. But, I have also gotten to the age where I know life is too short, and I need to be naughty and have some fun. So, I've been both naughty and nice, but having a good time with both!

Donna said...

My favorite ornament is a Fontanini nativity enclosed in a lovely tear drop shaped glass.

Cindy said...

I love the ornaments my children made when they were small. Brings back many tender memories. Thanks for sharing so many fabric designers with us!

Emily C said...

When I was little I had a small elf in yellow that clipped onto the tree branch. I thought he was the best ornament, even though he had lost an ear at some point.
I have been very good.I don't do naughty, unless it is sneaking off from homework to enter Christmas giveaways =)

Deb G. in VA said...

My favorite ornaments are the ones I've made. I think I've been mostly nice this year (but only Santa knows for sure!).

Debra Kay Neiman said...

My favorite ornaments are ones that look like toys. When my children were young we made lots of different kinds of ornaments for out tree. My grown daughter just inherited them this year. Now I am making felted ornaments for our tree. Merry Christmas, crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

Sugarbabe said...

nice. A paper angel my mom gave me when I was 12.

Sugarbabe said...

nice. A paper angel my mom gave me when I was 12.

java diva said...

Nice all the way. Even to this day.

DebrafromMD said...

My favorite ornaments are the rocking horse series from Hallmark. We have every one except for the very first horse. I'm on the nice list, well, at least I hope I am.

JoyceLM said...

My favorite ornament is a small starfish that a friend gave me over 35 years ago - she painted it to look like Santa. And of course I've been nice. Thanks for the chance to win.

Cecilia said...

My favorite ornaments are a family of bears that a friend made for us when my children were young. I have had them for 25 years now. I would have to say that I was always on the nice list. :-). Thank you for the chance to win Beth's beautiful fabric.

Joyce Carter said...

My favorite ornaments are actually the ones my grandchildren made for me. I put them on the tree every year, even though they have grown up. And, of course, I am on the nice list. Thank you so much for all the giveaways.

Diana said...

I have been both naughty and nice, but a "nice" naughty. My favorite ornaments are ones my children have made, soldier, star, but also the first ornament we bought as a married couple> It was one that caught my eye and was expensive but my hubby bought it anyway. It was blown glass pear with a partridge in a a pear tree inside. We still have it and it gets a special spot on the tree.
Loved the blog hop and thanks for the giveaway.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

My favorite ornament is a lighted Hallmark nativity scene. We bought it years ago, and it still graces our tree. I think I've been good, this year :-)

Terry@ a quilting blog said...

My favorite ornament(s) are those that were handmade by my children and late mother-in-law. I'd say I'm on the nice list…others might not lol!!! Thanks for the sweet giveaway :)

Pat V. said...

It's hard to choose a favorite ornament. I have a collection of hand crocheted snowflakes made by my favorite (late) aunt. I'd have to say they are the best of them all. I think I've been pretty nice this year, guess you'd have to ask DH and kids if they agree...

Melissa @ Missouri Mel said...

My grandma's glass ornaments.

Karen in Breezy Point said...

My favorite ornaments are paper Swedish stars. I remember my Grandmother making them and had to make some for myself! I'm pretty sure I have been nice--at least the last few days!

Sandie @ crazy'boutquilts said...

This has been such a fun hop! And I've been really good this year! LOL :-) My favorite ornament is one my oldest son made with his fingerprints. I love when teachers do those projects! Thanks for the fun!

Gloria Galiana said...

My favotite ornaments are the ones my boys made for me when they were small. Always a nice person.

Pauline G said...

Great blog hop with some great designers

Susan said...

My favorite holiday ornament was the lighted angel we put on the top of the tree when I was a kid. That angel lasted well into my teen years when she finally got broke.

Ornaments I still have that I treasure are beaded ornaments my mom made me a few years before she died.

Sewgirl said...

My favorite ornament is one from Hallmark that has train that goes round and round. The kids loved trains when they were young and were thrilled to find this ornament on the tree one year. It is still one of their favorites that they "look" for when they are home.

teachpany said...

I think it's always nice to be a little naughty. So, I'm really nice. My ornament is a hot pink glass ball with silver. It's been on the tree since I was a little girl. The others are the little ones that represent my son through the years.

Quilting Tangent said...

A quilted patchwork star.
24Tangent@gmail.com

Linda said...

HI,what a neat Post+Hop too!
Love the sharing! My favorite ornament is my 3" white porcelain angel. Thanks for sharing!

msstitcher1948@yahoo.com

Linda said...

HI,what a neat Post+Hop too!
Love the sharing! My favorite ornament is my 3" white porcelain angel. Thanks for sharing!

msstitcher1948@yahoo.com

Judy1522 said...

My favorite ornaments are a set of red hearts from Hallmark that have a saying on the back and the front opens up like two doors to reveal a holiday scene inside.

Kris said...

My favorite ornaments are Gingerbread people of all kinds. But I have some bird ornaments that I remember as a kid my mom would hang across a doorway, they have a special place in my heart.

Joanna said...

My favorite Christmas ornaments are my Annalee dolls. They take over the house at this time of year, but they look terrific. I try to be nice, but some naughty always sneaks in.

scottylover said...

My favorite Christmas ornament is a Victorian style ornament in the shape of a tea pot. It is pink and glittery and I got it at a sample sale we were having when I worked for a local department store. I have several other ornaments that go with it, too!

Sandy A

Kd Brown said...

Nice. Always nice. My favorite ornament was a musical church we had when I was a child that played Silent Night. :)

Debbie Rogowski said...

I've been mostly nice and just enough naughty to balance it out ;)

My favorite ornament is my sugarplum. It just hangs unnoticed somewhere at the bottom of the tree but it should ALWAYS be there

Jan R Bell said...

I have had a great time at your party. So much fun! It is hard to choose my favorite ornament...they all have wonderful memories attached, but it is probably my cross stitched nutcracker ornament. I have always been on the "nice" list, though my mom may not quite wholeheartedly agree perhaps. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Christine M said...

My favourite ornaments are the ones my boys made when they were little.

LJ said...

I've been verrrry nice. My favorite ornament is one my Dad bought as a young man - probably in the early 1930s. It is a pink hand-blown glass ornament. I inherited it after Mom passed away and it even came broken - with a hole in the back. I don't care, it's still so very precious. Just think...it's 80+ years old!!!!

LisaT said...

Of course I've been nice! Favorite ornaments, probably those that remind me of when my son was young live a yellow Pokeman. Also enjoys ones we pick up during vacation time, we can remember the trip. Thanks!

Carrie P. said...

I have been nice for sure.
My favorite ornament is a glass Schnauzer that I bought after my pup when to doggy heaven.

Vicki H said...

My favorite ornaments are the ones my girls made when they were young. I believe I'm on the nice list, I don't think Santa was watching when I might have been naughty.

jmniffer said...

My favorite ornaments are snowmen and I have many. One I really enjoy has a birthstone colored jingle bell body with a glass head and scarf. I have been nice this year...need to work in some naughty next year! Thanks for the hop, meeting the designers has been fun.

Tabitha Keener said...

My favorite Christmas ornament has to be the ones my son would make at school and bring home! My nieces have continued this, and I'm waiting on my granddaughter to start school and continue it!! Thanks for a chance to win, it is greatly appreciated!

Sheila said...

My favorite ornaments are the felt ornaments I made when we were first married and had little money to buy ornaments , I still Sue them 42 years later , now that is love . Thanks for the chance .

Jan Baker said...

My favorite ornament is a rolly polly Santa.

Joan said...

My favourite holiday ornaments are my collection of snowmen. Love them! Thank you for the chance to win.

Farm Quilter said...

My favorite Christmas ornaments are the glass icicles I used to get specially made by a glass blower up in Truckee, California. So beautiful with ribbons of color inside the "frozen" clear "ice"!

Deb said...

My favorite ornament is a snowman holding an American flag.

Jo said...

my favorite ornament is a set of hand blown glass beads that are a garland. They belonged to my great grandmother. It has been so fun learning about the people who design the fabrics I love and use

Kathy H said...

My favorite ornament is a little sled that my mother in law made me when I was first married. She didn't do any sewing or crafts so it was especially wonderful.

delaineelliott said...

My favourite ornament is a small crystal Santa that my daughter gave me many years ago. I know she saved for a long time to afford it. I have been nice this year. Thanks.

barb said...

my favorite christmas ornament is one my daughter made for me six months before she died in my arms. it was her graduating from college i try to always be nice.babscorbitt@gmail.com

Dee said...

My current favorite ornament is the one my parents kept from when I was in kindergarten (ahem-50+ years ago - grandkids get a chuckle at my paper machie pink ornament.

Janie said...

My favorite ornament is a pine cone. Always naughty. Hopefully Santa will let me explain! Love your site and the amazing pictures of your fabric.

Donna said...

nice. I have a precious moments baby ornament for each of my children.

Karen said...

My favorite ornament is each of my children's first Christmas ornaments with there baby pictures inside. I think I was always pretty nice.

Dee D said...

My favorite ornaments are the gold plated ones we have collected the last several years from places we have visited (they look so pretty on the tree). I've been mostly nice!

Beth said...

My favorite ornaments are the ones my dad's aunt made for me when I was a little girl. They were always so special, and they still are, even after all these years.

Connie Cain said...

I too, think my favorite ones are the ones the kids made 20 years ago. Thanks for the chance. :)
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mrscwatson said...

A pickle that someone hides (it disappear in the tree) the morning of Christmas and whoever finds it gets a little gift, then that person hides it the next year and brings the gift. And I've been nice!

GranChris said...

It's the ones my children made when they were small. The kind that had noodles and pretzels and their handprints.

Barb said...

We had four glass birds with alligator clips to attach them to the branches, 2 blue, 1 red and 1 green. They were very fragile, and it was a special year when my mom finally let me place them on the tree.

Julie said...

I've tried really hard to be nice - and naughty only when necessary. My favorite ornaments are the ones with my grandchildren's initials on them. They love looking for them when I put the tree up. I wish I had more ornaments with initials on them!

ledamewood said...

As a child my favorite ornament was a peacock that clipped on the tree. My sister and I each had one. Unfortunately my got broken. Now my favorite ornaments are ones made by my grandmother and my sons. Love, love, love them and I love discovering them each year when we trim the tree.

Bonnie58 said...

It's been great getting to know some of the designers. Thanks so much for sharing. I don't believe I have ever returned a gift - a few have been re-gifted, but never returned.

Nina said...

Growing up my favorite ornaments were the pretty delicate glass ones. But, always the compassionate one, I felt "sorry" for the ugly ornaments and always made a place for them on the tree also.

Unknown said...

This was fun. I think my favorite ornaments are those my parents would find for us at craft shows and vacation spots each year. We have an ornament from each year of our childhood.

Lynn Osborne said...

My favorite ornament is one given to us when my husband and I got married. I am nice with a splash of naughty.

shawn said...

Mine is a nativity that lights up and plays silent night. Oh I am nice pretty much all the time.
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Tammy said...

My favorite ornament is a turquoise bird with feathers. And I adore it. It is my most favorite of all time

Sherry said...

I have a few favorites, all given to me by my husband and carefully chosen. They are glass and shaped like a watering can, spool of thread, flower, even a green olive. He chooses them to reflect something about me. I am usually on the nice list, I was shy and quiet as a child.

Apple Avenue Quilts said...

My favorite ornaments are the ones from by my kids. They range from handmade to lovely purchased ones with my taste in mind. I always think of the story behind each ornament. It always makes decorating special.

chefpa said...

Always nice, of course! And my favorite holiday ornament isn't an ornament at all, but a whole tree! It's silver, and has a light that changes color that shines on the tree. It's at least 50 years old, but I still love it!

Donna W said...

My favorite ornaments are the "old" fashioned looking ones. And, the "old" ones that we got from my parents and my husbands parents. So many memories.

Carin@Ullhärvan said...

I love the ornaments made by my children when they were younger! I was always nice!

Abbigail said...

I use plastic apples and cranberries on my tree. I don't use any ornaments on my tree. I love the simple looks of the old fashioned trees. I do use the clear lights on it to.

IHaveANotion ~ Kelly Jackson said...

My favorite ornaments are Christopher Radko. My husband buys me one every year and I think they are so pretty.

I'm still loving this hop...won't you consider doing it next week too?

Smiles,
Kelly

Laura said...

My favorite ornaments are the handmade ones. My kids made some with glitter and glue in preschool over 25 years ago that we still hang on the tree every year.

Lynne Tilley said...

My favorite holiday ornament is one my husband and I bought in downtown Chicago when we lived there for one Christmas and went downtown to see the decorations. It's an old world looking glass Santa head locally made in Geneva, IL. Beautiful. I have definitely been NICE all year (well, mostly )....

Jane said...

My favorite ornament is not actually an ornament but a roly poly Santa that has been under our tree for 43 years. My daughter received it for Christmas when she was 2 1/2 weeks old.

Jane said...

My favorite ornament is actually under the tree. My 2 1/2 week old dau8ghter received a roly poly Santa 43 years ago and it has been under the tree every year since. I am always nice. (fingers crossed)

LeAnne said...

The handpainted ornaments my sister makes. They're so beautiful and such wonderful keepsakes to treasure.

Sheila Ivany said...

Homemade Christmas ornaments are my favourite from family & friends. Hard to select just one. Thank you for a chance to win. Merry Christmas. Happy Quiter:) Email smivany@gmail.co

Sheila Ivany said...

Homemade Christmas ornaments are my favourite from family & friends. Hard to select just one. Thank you for a chance to win. Merry Christmas. Happy Quiter:) Email smivany@gmail.co

Rosalind Gutierrez said...

My favorite ornament on the tree is a string of lights that have colored liquid that bubbles up.