“Take your needle, my child, and work at your pattern; it will come out a rose by and by. Life is like that – one stitch at a time taken patiently and the pattern will come out all right like the embroidery.” — Oliver Wendell Holmes
Barney my BBFF (Best Bassett Friend Forever)
"It's great to be a dog, because if you gain weight it's somebody else's fault." - Annie Knight
Well, here it is, the last day of our first Canadian designers' blog hop! I hope you've enjoyed meeting this amazing group of talented women and making their free patterns and recipes as much as I have. So today it's my turn and I've designed a quick and easy project to use some of those extra pine needles you have after trimming your tree. It's a little sachet called "Christmas at the Cabin" and measures 6 1/2" x 6 1/2".
For my recipe, I had to share these Peanut Butter Balls. I found the recipe in a newspaper about 35 years ago and have made them pretty much every year since. A warning--they are highly addictive!
And as a little Christmas gift to you, I'm having a give-away--your choice of up to 2 yards of free fabric (sorry, not wool) from my website, www.countryquilts.ca. This can be in any combination--2 yards of one fabric, fat quarters of 8 different fabrics, or anything in between, as long as I have the amount in stock. All you need to do is be a follower of this blog (you can sign up today if you want) and leave a comment about the blog hop before noon Pacific Standard Time on Saturday, December 17th. The winner will be selected at random and notified Saturday afternoon and I'll post the winner's name on Sunday, December 18th. Good luck!
Have a wonderful Christmas and don't forget to go to the next page for the free pattern and the recipe!
Hi and welcome back to our blog hop! This week I'm happy to introduce my friend Sue Jensen of Quilted Escapes. Sue lives less than an hour away from me. We met several years ago before her first trip to Market and have done so many times since then. She's not only a fellow quilt designer but a close friend. For our blog hop, Sue has designed an adorable snowman candle-mat and is sharing a recipe for snowball cookies. Click on her link (above) to get to her blog.
Have a great week and we'll see you next Sunday for the last stop on our blog hop!
Author (how cool that I can finally honestly claim that!), quilter, pattern designer,and manic crafter. I love anything beat up, showing its wrinkles, worn down by time. Wife to long-suffering Ben since 1976, mother to amazing kids--Charissa and Geoff. Love traveling and discovering prim/antique/quilt shops along the way and I love spending time at home surrounded by my favourite things.