Sunday, December 31, 2017

Farewell 2017

December was such a busy month here. Not too much of a surprise for most people, I suppose. 

I had only stopped in my sewing room a few quick times to take up a
package or two of goodies I'd bought online.

No sense in letting those lie around and give my sweetie another reason to roll his eyes. 

Yesterday was the first time I spent any quality time in there during the entire month of December.
I even had to change the calendar page! Yep, it will say December for only 2 days. 

My last 2 projects for 2017 were baby bibs. Not too surprising.
I wish I'd kept count how many I've made over the past 5 years.
No two are alike and every one is stitched with love!

Baby Joseph will receive this bib:

Baby Maria will get this one:

These orders came in last week.
It's sweet that an order specifying "Joseph" and "Maria" were given to me the week of Christmas!

Happy New Year, my blogging friends!

I wish you many blessings for 2018!

Linking up with 

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Virtual Cookie Exchange Blog Hop And Giveaway

Are you a cookie lover?
If you are, you are in the right place! 

I am tickled to be among one of the quilting bloggers on this hop
hosted by Carol S. at Just Let Me Quilt.

Follow along and collect some yummy new recipes to add to your collection!
Many of the bloggers are offering prizes too!

Nothing better than cookies and prizes, right?

Today, I am sharing one of the oldest recipes that is traditionally
made every Christmas in my home.

The recipe for Swedish Jam Shortbread was published
in our local newspaper back in 1987.
(Somehow that doesn't seem so long ago.)

They are easy, chewy, sweet and IF you call raspberry jam a fruit serving,
they are healthy to boot! 

This photo does not give justice to these flavorful nibbles!

Hop along to visit the other bloggers listed below!

I think I mentioned a prize, didn't I?

Orange Peel Template Set and a Windham Fabrics charm pack!!!

To be entered to win the above items.
leave a comment telling me about the one cookie that you just have to have every Christmas!

If you are a Bloglovin' follower of this blog and your name is randomly chosen,
you will find some extra goodies in your package!

*Just click the link along the right side bar that says [Follow me on bloglovin']

Contest closes at midnight (CST) Friday, Dec. 8th.

UPDATED: Contest closed! The winner has been emailed!

Peanut blossoms...they became the "family favorite" when my children were small. Now the grandchildren help make them too

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