December Giveaway Day with Sew Mama Sew!

It is one of the best days of the year!  That’s right - Happy Giveaway Day!  That’s right ‘tis the Season for Sew Mama Sew’s Giveaway Day!  I LOVE Giveaway Day! (well..technically week).  It’s a great opportunity to take some time, check out bloggers, and of course – win somegoodies in the process!giveaway 2015

Before we get to the giveaway I want to tell you WHY you want to follow my blog and read it every time I post!

Project QUILTING – a fun quilting challenge that gets posted every other week.  Season 7 will be starting at the beginning of January and it’s never too late to join in the fun!  We just wrapped up an off season ‘Focus Through the Prism Challenge’ – 411 quilts were created in seven one month challenges!  Either check out this POST to find out more about Project QUILTING OR watch the interview I did with Nancy Zieman for Sewing with Nancy.
scrappy crown alongBlock Tutorials & Therm O Web – Whenever other bloggers are doing quilt along’s I’m always happy to create a block for them.  When this happens it is also shared on my blog with my readers/followers.  I am also a Designer for Thermo-Web.  I share fun tutorials and how-to tips on different projects that uses their fabulous fusible and lately I’ve been focusing on the fun and versatile decofoils!
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Block & Quilt Patterns - I also sell a bunch of my patterns on Craftsy for prices that vary from $1 – $8!  My biggest seller is the Dresden Neighborhood!
Random Projects – I’m constantly making something!  I do my best to share with you what I’m working on, how it’s going, and things I’ve learned. 

Family and Orchard – I have three beautiful baby girls, a handy hubby and an apple orchard.  You’ll get to hear more about our adventure’s throughout the year and for some reason it seems like we’re never lacking in adventure.

Alright… enough about me!  Let’s see what I’m GIVING AWAY this week!…

WHAT CAN YOU WIN FROM PERSIMON DREAMS?

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One lucky randomly drawn person will win a bundle of six fat quarters of fabrics I hand-dyed, 5 random fat quarters of commercial fabric from my stash AND a fun sampler of red Aurifil thread!!!
I will ship internationally.

REQUIRED:  Easy – Just leave me a comment answering this question:
Be sure to include your email address so I’m able to contact you when you win!  If I can’t contact you I will choose a different winner.
Do you have a favorite ornament/craft project/baking that you do at the holidays?  Please share your traditions!
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I’m obsessed with making felt ornaments this year!  I have to say that these little ‘Ho Ho Sew!’ ornaments from Betz White are quite addicting!

BONUS Entries  Leave a separate comment for each to gain extra entries
The Giveaway is now CLOSED.
Seriously – if you don’t leave your email address, I won’t be able to get ahold of you and you won’t get the prize … seriously!

And…now that you’ve entered my giveaway – head back to SewMamaSew and see what other blogger’s have to offer!!!

There are TWO posts over at SewMamaSew  …

673 comments:

  1. I love making gilded pinecones to hang on the tree. It gives the tree an earthy feel

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  2. for the holidays it is usually all about baking for me -- cookies and breads. one of my LQS does a cookie tasting and recipe swap each year and it is always so much fun.

    Hubs and I break out the origami and make paper balls as well.

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  3. Lovely giveaway :) My favorite tradition is making cinnamon rolls for Christmas morning. I make them the day before, and set them in the fridge to rise, then pop them in the oven Christmas morning. Thanks for the giveaway, Merry Christmas! homesteadmom3 @ gmail dot com

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  4. werled@hotmail.com
    I am off for two weeks at Christmas each year, and I call it "finish all the things" time. "In progress" quilting projects tend to pile up when you work 50 hours a week. Those two weeks are so much fun - quilting and sewing and crafting away.

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  5. Baking: Pumpkin pie and cookies. Thanks.

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  6. I recently participated in a hand made ornament swap on Instagram and I really hope that becomes a tradition, it was so much fun!! Leopardlady2003@yahoo.com

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  7. I follow you on Instagram I'm @mlsewingblog. Leopardlady2003@yahoo.com

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  8. I follow you on Periscope I'm @mlsewingblog. Leopardlady2003@yahoo.com

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  9. When my three grown daughters were little we made salt & flour cookie cutter ornaments each year. Now that I finally have grandchildren the tradition continues with them....

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  10. I love making Christmas cake cupcakes

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  11. My favorite Christmas ornament is a stick my son but a hook on when he was 4. He was so proud of himself for making is own ornament that it melted my heart and every year since it has had a place on my tree. Amy, armadillomail@loveable.com

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  12. Every Christmas I like to make pineapple cheesecakes for an old family recipe!

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  13. I try and make something homemade for Christmas presents. This year I am making a Holiday Cookie Mix Gift Bag. It is a tutorial that I found on the Internet and it is so easy to do. Thank you for being a part of the Sew Mama Sew Giveaway and giving all of us the chance to win your generous bundle of your own fat quarters along with the red Aurifil thread. I love the color red and have never had the chance to quilt using Aurifil yet. Happy Holidays to you. I enjoy your blog so much and have learned so much from you.

    Sandi Timmons
    sandit1@sbcglobal.net

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  14. I always make chocolate bark and usually a different flavor each year

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  16. We collect the Hallmark ornaments. We each pick a new one out every year. My favorite tradition!

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  17. My favorite ornament is a little mouse sitting on top of a cherry pie. My mom gave it to me years ago (too many to count) and it is always, always the first ornament that goes on the tree!

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  18. Making lots of Christmas cookies from family recipes

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  19. I follow on a Instagram (Littlehousenthedairy)

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  20. Thanks for those beautiful fabric bundle.I love make table runners and toppers to gift them and also we use to bake cookies.

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  21. I love to make wool felt ornaments and the moose and bears I made a couple of years ago were my most favourite!!

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  22. Christmas would not be the same at our house if I did not make frosted cut-out sugar cookies and Chex mix every year! Our favorites!

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  23. I LIKE you on Facebook. Great giveaway. Thanks for the chance.

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  24. I follow via Bloglovin and IG!!
    micheletimms at gmail dot com

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  25. I LIKED Project Quilting on Facebook. Great giveaway. Thanks for the chance.

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  26. I am now following you on Instagram as iambartsmom. Great giveaway. Thanks for the chance.

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  27. Every Christmas I make paper snowflakes to adorn my windows. I use coffee filters so they are all about the same size, but I love how each one is unique.

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  28. I signed up for your newsletter as iambuzzysma at yahoo dot com. Great giveaway. Thanks for the chance.

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  29. My sister makes cookies, I make chex mix, and we share!
    cork@pa.rr.com

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  30. I love to bake different kinds of cookies. I also make fudge and caramel popcorn for my friends and family.

    hijoffeATgmailDOTcom

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  31. I like to bake and do cookie exchanges!

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  32. I buy my girls their own ornament every year a put the date on it!

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  34. I always make fabric christmas cards to send to my friends and family.

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  35. I always make gourmet caramel popcorn. Camille@focus20.com

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  36. I follow you on Facebook. Camille@focus20.com

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  37. I follow you on Instagram too. Camille@focus20.com

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  38. I love making ornaments for the tree -- all of the time something different.

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  39. I like to make cinnamon swirl crust apple pie. I just finished a leftover piece for breakfast!

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  40. I signed up to follow you on instagram.

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  41. I buy each of the wives a homemade ornament every year.

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  42. I love to knit cute little ornaments, the smaller needles the better! Thanks for the giveaway.

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  43. My Mom and I used to make nut rolls filled with ground walnuts and honey.

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  44. I love hanging my kids baby ornaments every year. This weekend I'm hoping to make some felt ornaments with my grandson.

    usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

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  45. I follow you via FB.

    usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

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  46. I follow you via IG.

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  47. I follow Project Quilting on FB.

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  48. I used to paint those small plaster houses-I made a village through the years for my mother and eventually, my daughters ended up with smaller versions. I can no longer find the houses so I'm doing more sewing for Christmas.

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  49. I receive your newsletter.

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  50. Love crocheting new ornaments every year and making cookies all shapes with my daughter.Amazing giveaway!

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  51. My sisters and I get together and make Christmas cookies/candy every year.

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  52. Every Christmas, I basically frantically try to craft all the things for all friends and family members. It is such a crazy time!! I start off with the ambitious goal of knitting something for everyone, but quickly start sewing things for people because it is faster. Alas, I often resort to buying things for the last few people on my list at the last minute. That's a tradition, right?

    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  53. I also follow you on instagram!

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  54. I can jam, chutney, salsa, pickles through the summer so I can give away packs of canned good at Christmas!

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  55. I follow on Instagram!
    Dmac5958ataoldotcom

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  56. I kids and I always make snowflakes and hang them all over the house.
    Dmac5958ataoldotcom

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  57. I make some Christmas gifts every year, we bake cookies and my now grown children get Christmas pajamas on Christmas Eve.
    ramona_murrayatcomcastdotnet

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  58. I follow you on FB
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  59. I follow project quilting on FB
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  60. I signed up for your newsletter
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  61. I usually sew something for each of my staff members and add an encouraging note. This year it was microwave pot holders
    nl@ridder.ca

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  62. I follow you through Bloglovin'
    nl@ridder.ca

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  63. I now subscribe to your newsletter
    nl@ridder.ca

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  64. We have a small tree on our kitchen island. Starting in December, every day we add another small wooden ornament until the wooden nativity is finally added.

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  65. We make pizza on christmas eve.........I also make pot holders to hand give instead of cards for christmas....happyness04431@yahoo.com

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  66. I got you on facebook............happyness04431@yahoo.com

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  67. My favorite thing to do in the holidays is to bake treats to give as edible gifts to friends- some favorites are almond buttercrunch candy, hot cocoa mix and almond biscotti! Thanks for the giveaway!

    onehotstove AT gmail DOT com

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  68. I also got you on project quilting.....happyness04431@yahoo.com

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  69. I also got you with your newsletter.....happyness04431@yahoo...

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  70. My mother and I make appetizers every year ahead of time and freeze them for the big day...yummmy

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  71. You know me as one of your biggest fans. Have several more Dresden workshops planned for the new year. You will hear more about this. Every Christmas I make Spritz cookies to be sure my Swedish husband has these memories from his childhood. My kids love them too....Merry Christmas and Happy New Year...2016!

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  72. We love making chocolate peanut butter balls

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  73. My daughter and I love making fudge to give to friends and neighbors.

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  74. I Like Persimon Dreams on Facebook as Raina DelRio

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  75. I Follow Persimon Dreams on Instagram as @raina_delrio

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  76. I Like Project QUILTING on Facebook as Raina DelRio

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  77. I signed up for the newsletter

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  78. My daughter loves her Christmas morning cinnamon rolls so I make sure that those are made so we can sit with lovely coffee and yummy rolls while we open our presents. Just thinking about it makes me smile (and I don't particularly even like cinnamon rolls) :-) monique dot belmer at gmail dot com

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  79. Fun giveaway--I love your photo of the little quilt with the bike! I have several special cookie recipes that I only make this time of the year, but I'm trying to avoid doing it--I'll end up eating too many of them myself!

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  80. I am a new subscriber to your newsletter and looking forward to it! Thanks

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  81. I love baking pine/bell/ornament biscuits every year with the moulds passed from my late grandmother.

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  82. We have a tradition that when my daughter comes home she loves to do a craft, so she picks it and we all get togeher and have fun.

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  83. I make a gingerbread house (almost) every year.

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  84. I liked Persimon Dreams on Facebook

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  85. Follow Persimon Dreams on Instagram

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  86. We have so many traditions in our family and I love them all; from opening new PJs and a new Christmas ornament on Christmas eve, baking cookies with my granddaughter, making pumpkin and banana bread for breakfast to going and cutting down our own Christmas tree. I just love the holidays and spending time with the family.

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  87. I signed up for your Newsletter. Thanks for the giveaway

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  88. We love baking, but my girls' favorite is a peanut butter/butterscotch fudge with colored marshmallows!

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  89. I like Persimmon Dreams on Facebook.

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  90. I like Project Quilting on Facebook.

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  91. I love making a different ornament project with the kids every year. They each make one, then we label it with the date and their name before we hang it on the tree!

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  92. We have quite a few family traditions for Christmas. From our 7 fishes dinner on Christmas Eve, to waking at the crack of dawn to start visiting our grandkids to watch them open Santa's surprises, to everyone back to our house at night for dinner and gift exchange - grandkids do a "pollianna" at Thanksgiving and must make something for their special recipient - from the now 5 year old on up to the now 18 year olds! Thanks so much for the great giveaway! :)
    Debby E
    samtaylorcjsmimi at yahoo dot com

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  93. I bake the cookies for the WHOLE family. Lots and lots of cookies. Usually chocolate chip, peanut butter and oatmeal raisin. This year, my aunt that doesn't like raisins will be there so I will make some oatmeal cookies without the raisins for her.

    linda_collum@hotmail.com

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  94. following you on facebook
    Debby E
    samtaylorcjsmimi at yahoo dot com

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  95. I get your newsletter and love reading about your family and orchard. And the deer fence, the one with the quilts hanging on it...

    linda_collum@hotmail.com

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  96. I love making peanut butter kiss cookies.

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  97. I like Persimon Dreams on facebook.

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  98. I like Project Quilting on Facebook

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  99. I already receive your newsletter.

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  100. I always bake Cinnamon Pull-Apart Bread, because my family loves it. There can't be Christmas without it for them.
    Thanks for the chance!

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  101. Decorate the whole house, not just a tree. 24Tangent@gmail.com

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  102. I have so many crafting projects on my to do list that no two holidays are the same but I do love crafting throughout. My email is TrekkieChick29 (at) gmail (dot) com

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  103. I always used to make some tree decorations near Christmas, but our tree is now full to bursting so I'm going to have to stop!

    My email is linked to my profile.

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  104. Already following/ liked on Facebook. My email is TrekkieChick29 (at) gmail (dot) com

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  105. Following/ Liked Project QUILTING on Facebook. My email is TrekkieChick29 (at) gmail (dot) com.

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  106. My daughter is two, so holiday crafting traditions are new for us. And I have only been quilting 2.5 years, so my holiday crafting has mostly just been a rush to finish up Christmas gifts the last few years, and nothing before that unless you count the scratch-made lemon meringue pie my mother always requests. This year though, we made cookies for the first time. It was fantastic! Hugely messy, but fantastic. She spent the next day with her Nana and when she came she immediately pulled a chair over to the kitchen counter and climbed up and started saying "make cookies! make cookies!" and has been asking to make cookies again ever since.
    rtgandy at gmail

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  107. I bake shortbread star in different sizes and stack them up so they look like a christmas tree.
    jen dot barnard at btinternet dot com

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  108. I always sew a Fancy Folded Star each year in some shape or form, it's so much fun =)

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  109. I like making small crocheted ornaments. this year it was trees in purple and white. Thanks for the giveaway, Tabatha thicketsruby87@att.net

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  110. I also follow Persimon Dreams on Facebook. Tabatha thicketsruby87@att.net

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  111. I follow and participate in Project quilting on facebook too , tabatha thicketruby87@att.net

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  113. It's all about the baking. Now that the kids are married this might happen before or after Christmas but we always manage to make our favorite recipes. Now with the grandkids we have added the decorating of gingerbread houses with Grandpa. We buy extra candy and make extra icing so there is plenty to go around. Even with all of your reminders I forgot the email address the first time :) fraudonnaherr@gmail.com

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  114. My tradition is to complicate my existence and making my holidays super stressful by trying to sew all my presents for everyone haha... I never learn the lesson.

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  115. I love crocheted snowflakes. My favorite is one I copied from my grandma's tree when I was in college.

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  116. What a fabulous and generous giveaway. Thank you for the chance to win. We don't celebrate Christmas but I still try to do some baking every year at this time. My favourite cookie is a cheese shortbread. A lot of work but worth every second. And, I try to bake one new item every year, just in case it becomes a new favourite.

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  117. Every year I make something different for my family. This year it's 12 pot holder, one for each month. Thanks! jbscraps@yahoo.com

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  118. I signed up for your newsletter, thanks! jbscraps@yahoo.com

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  119. Every year, I make Christmas sugar cookies.

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  120. Thank you for the giveaway. I love to make pecan pies, cakes and divinity candy for Christmas.

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  121. I swear my husband married me for my sugar cookies, so those are a MUST. I like to change them up and add peppermint or pumpkin for some holiday flare!

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  122. Follow you by email newsletter and am really glad I do. Love to see your interesting projects and revel in your color sense!

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  123. I love to do many crafts. With children, making ornaments by stringing speciality beads on pipe cleaners is a favorite. Also love to make paper pieced ornaments.

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  124. My favorite Christmas tradition is making and decorating cookies with my daughter. She is now in college and still loves to bake with me. Thank you for the chance to win.

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  125. My favorite holiday activity is baking Christmas cookies and giving them to our neighbors. My husband comes with me as my "Sherpa" and we both wear Santa hats as we make the rounds. Merry Christmas!

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  126. I make an ornament for each family member every year. I started when my children were small with the idea that when they are grown and have their own tree they will have a collection of ornaments to decorate it.

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  127. My favorite thing to do was bake... everything! But especially, bake small sugar cookie cut outs and hang them from a small artificial tree, thus making a "cookie tree". My kids loved being able to literaly take a cookie off the tree and eat it!!! Thanks for the giveaway.
    Cheri

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  128. I like Project Quilting on FB! So much fun to follow.

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  129. I don't do any of those social medias.. I follow you via old fashioned..email!!!
    Thanks for the giveaway!
    Cheri

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  130. I liked Project Quilting on Facebook.

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  131. I like sewing christmas tree ornaments.

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  132. I liked Project Quilting on facebook.

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  133. I signed up for your Newsletter.

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  134. I want to start a new thing to do
    make and give away a christmas quilt each year. I am working on one for my way tooo nice neighbors. there is a chance it will be completed for this christmas

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  135. I like making snowflakes with hama beads, you know the ones you iron to create a picture. I reckon it's pretty childish, but they look nice when you make them in different sizes and hang them in the windows lol!
    Have done that 2 years in a row now ;)

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  136. I love making lots of different kinds of cookies for the holidays. I have a few favorites(Sugar Diamonds, Date nut pinwheels,snowballs) and I always add some new ones too.

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  137. And I follow you on Instagram as well :)

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  138. We always get together with friends and have a baking day! Last year we made French Macarons and they were challenging. This year we are doing something easier! It is always fun though.

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  139. I follow Project Quilting on Facebook

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  140. i make fudge for my grands, usually make a apple cake and always make a few ornies before Christmas

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  141. It isn't Christmas until I make a popcorn recipe that my mother always made at Christmas when I was a child. It is just popcorn with a slightly spicy coating on it. We didn't have much money, but this was always a special treat. Thanks!

    Please click on the delaineelliott above for my email link.

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  142. I receive your newsletter. Thanks!

    Please click on the delaineelliott above for my email link.

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  143. I like making damson gin for Christmas!

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  144. I have been making projects for the family, different each year, zipper bags, pillow cases, etc.

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  145. It's just not the holidays if I don't make cream cheese spritz cookies. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  147. I bake cutout sugar cookies and then the grandkids come for a visit and we decorate them together. Of course a fun time is had and a big mess made.

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  148. I already like Persimon Dreams on Facebook.

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  149. I also like Project QUILTING on Facebook.

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  150. I already receive the newsletter.

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  151. We do Christmas Fudge!!! It is sooo good and we only make it at Christmas time so it is extra special. :)
    craftyccain@gmail.com

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  152. I follow via e-mail. :)
    craftyccain@gmail.com

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  153. I like Porject Quilting on FB. :)
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