Monday, November 14, 2011

Henry Glass Jolly Holiday Party Blog Hop- Day 2!!

It is my day for the Henry Glass Jolly Holiday Party Blog Hop! Remember to stop by each of the designers' blogs for the day, get their secret word, and then at the end of the blog hop visit the Henry Glass Blog and enter for your chance to win a GIANT prize pack! My contribution to the prize pack will be a fabric bundle from my Joy,Love,Peace,Noel fabric collection, and 2 holiday quilt patterns:

I will also be doing my own giveaway, read down to the bottom of this post to see how to enter....

Here is my free project for the Blog Hop- a Jolly Holiday Santa Gift Sack. It is easy to put together, and I think it is a cute alternative to paper gift bags. Who wouldn't want to get their gift to come in this little bag?? It's like two gifts in one...


Click here to download the PDF for the free project sheet.

For the blog hop this year, we are doing a little Q & A session:
What is your favorite holiday food? Christmas cookies! Every kind!

Does your family have a favorite holiday tradition? We always go out to a tree farm where there is a tractor ride out to the field. You pick your tree, they cut it down for you, then load it back onto the tractor and you ride back to the barn to pay for it. While you are waiting, there are free cookies and hot cocoa. It is especially fun and pretty when there is snow on the ground. It is something I really look forward to every year.

What's your favorite holiday movie? Elf ("Buddy the Elf- What's your favorite color??). We watch it every Thanksgiving night to kick off the Christmas season! Once we watch Elf, it's really Christmas time for us. I also love While You Were Sleeping, a cute romantic comedy. And then there's Year Without a Santa Claus (not a movie, I know, but still who can resist the Heat Miser and Snow Miser???)

What's your favorite holiday song? Oh Holy Night. I even did a fabric line by that name.I love Christmas music- I have a collection of about 40 or so Christmas CD's.

Do you make many holiday presents? I make lots of cookies for gifts- dozens and dozens of cookies. I give them to all of the neighbors, our friends at church, etc. Everyone has now come to expect them every year!

Would you prefer a large fully decorated tree or one like Charlie Brown's tree? I am definitely a "more is more" kind of girl- so we get the biggest tree we can fit through the door and decorate it with ornaments that we've had for years. Every year as we trim the tree, it is fun to remember back on all of the other Christmases when we decorated the tree. And my husband takes a photo every year, so we can see how much our girls have grown (they are now 21 and 16).

Do you like a big family gathering at the holidays or do you prefer a small dinner followed by hot chocolate by the fire? Both- first we go our parents and spend the afternoon with grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins, and we have a big Christmas dinner. Then our family comes home in the early evening and we relax by the fire and watch a Christmas movie.

And now,  my secret word for the Henry Glass giant prize pack giveaway  is......  Christmas Pudding!

Make sure you stop by the LizzieB girls' blog today too!

Here is the line-up for the whole week:
Day 1 (November 13)
Jill Finley of Jillily Studio
Kari Ramsey of Fresh Cut Quilts

Day 2 (November 14)
Jacquelynne Steves of The Noble Wife (ME!!)
Liz and Beth from Lizzie B Creative

Day 3 (November 15)
Vicki Oehlke of WillowBerry Lane
MaryEllen von Holt, Alice Berg, and Sylvia Johnson of Little Quilts
Lucy Morey of Hot Scott Patterns

Day 4 (November 16)
Barbara Jones of QuiltSoup
Anni Downs of Hatched and Patched

Day 5 (November 17)
Leanne Anderson of The Whole Country Caboodle
Brenda Pinnick of Brenda Pinnick Designs

Day 6 (November 18)
Janet Nesbitt and Pam Soliday of Buggy Barn
Renae Allen of RGA Design
Dana Brooks of Lazy Daisy Cottage

Day 7 (November 19)
Linda Lum DeBono
Chelsea Andersen of Pink Fig Designs


I am also doing a giveaway here on my blog. The winner will also receive a fabric bundle and 2 holiday patterns. To enter, comment here on my blog and tell me what your favorite part of the holiday season is. Comment by 11:59 pm Eastern time on Saturday the 19th, and make sure that I can contact you through your Blogger or Google account or your email.
Happy Hopping!!!!

210 comments:

  1. wow, I am first - first rarely wins but there is always a first time...my favorite part of the holiday season is family and our family seems to grow every year. The special thing about our family is that most members start out as friends and soon become family one can never have too many moms.

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  2. What a great gift bag, thank you for the pattern. My favorite part of the holiday season is being with family and celebrating the true meaning of Christmas.

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  3. Your gift sack is gorgeous. Thank you for the pattern. it looks great!

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  4. Christmas is hot here in Australia. So keeping cool whilst cooking a full traditional dinner is challenging. Keeping traditions I grew up with in the UK is my favorite part, especially when my children bring their friends round to see the totally over the top decorations that adorn the house!

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  5. Lovely bag! Thanks so much! I love the gatherung of family and candles burning in the dark.

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  6. As I live in France and my family all live in the UK, Christmas can sometimes be hard, thank goodness for the internet and Skype! I love to see all the Christmas lights in town and all the trees decorated.

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  7. Wow thanks for a great giveaway... My favourite part of the holiday season.. of course celebrating the birth of Jesus with my family


    Sandyn

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  8. thanks for the chance of a giveaway!! My fav part of the holiday season is all the christmas lights on christmas eve....love wandering the streets is awe :)

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  9. I made Christmas sacks a couple of years ago, they are a great idea. My favourite part of the holiday season is after Christmas day when I can kick back and relax.

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  10. Thanks for the cute bag. I love having family being together.

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  11. My favourite part of the holiday season is decorating the tree, unwrapping all the ornaments that are carefully packed away each year, many handmade by my lovely mum who sadly passed away last year..precious memories and a special time.

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  12. Thanks for the gift bag pattern.

    My favorite part of the season is watching the eyes of the little children as the "magic" unfolds around them.

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  13. There is nothing more special about the holidays then having all my family together. As the family grows it becomes harder and harder to all be together so I love sitting and watching them all. Now that I am a grandma, family means so much more! Oh and celebrating the birth of Jesus is simply breathtaking at times. We have a birthday cake for him so that I can remind the kids why we get to open presents. I love Christmas and it warms my soul!

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  14. My favorite part of the holiday is putting all the decorations on the tree that my son made when he was younger. He's 27 now and it just brings back a lot of memories to see those pre-school and elementary school ornaments.

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  15. my favourite part of the holiday season is wrapping all the presents! I can get carried away with ribbon and bows :)

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  16. Thank you for the pattern! What a great gift bag! Thanks for your donation to the hop giveway and for your own on the blog. I love doing stuff with friends and family for the holidays - going to hear some holiday concert, baking cookies and making gifts together! thanks!

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  17. My favorite part of christmas is visiting all the homes that have been decorated. The Christmas lihts are just so pretty, how could that not make you happy.

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  18. My favorite part is being with my DH, son and daughter & family and going to church services on Christmas Eve hearing the Christmas story and then Christmas morning watching my 2 grandson's scramble down the stairs to see what Santa brought them nothing better than that in my book!!

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  19. WOW!!What a cute pattern!! Getting ready to download.will be making this up soon!! Thanks much!! This is a wonderful hop!! Very kind of all the designers for sharing their memories and design!! One of my favorite Christmas memories is looking down the stairs to the fireplace and seeing the stocking filled to the brim with goodies!!!
    Oh! Memories!! My parents are 92 and 88..the memories live on!!

    Ellen
    UKFAN52@MSN.COM

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  20. I am still blessed to be able to spend Christmas with both my parents who are in their 80's.
    We go to the Cantata every Christmas Eve and on Christmas Day there is always a big family dinner. Thanks for this - your pattern is fun.

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  21. I enjoyed your post! Love the Santa Sack! Thanks for sharing!

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  22. My favorite part of the holiday season is seeing my family. I only get to go home once a year.

    Mary
    http://www.quiltgenius.com

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  23. Thanks for a chance to win some of your fabric. The best part of the holidays for me is the time I get to spend with my family. Everyone is so busy these days, the holidays are about the only time they come for a visit.

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  24. The best part of the holidays is getting the family together and spending time with each other.

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  25. My favorite thing about the holidays is how nice everyone is!

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  26. What a darling Bag!! Thank you for the pattern and a chance to win your lovely Give Away!! Well it's hard for me to pick a favorite because I just love the the whole Nine yards of Christmas! I guess I would have to pick Entertaining my family and friends throughout the Holidays. I love to cook and make special recipes at this time so most get togethers are here at our house. I hope you have a Blessed Holiday Season too!
    Huggs, Nancy

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  27. My favorite part of the season is activities with family and friends.

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  28. My favourite part is the getting together of my two boys plus wives and partners just being together.

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  29. Love the Santa Sack - thank you xx

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  30. My favorite time is Thanksgiving when all the family and some friends get together.

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  31. my favorite part of the holiday season is the music... especially the late candlelight service on Christmas Eve - so magical walking out into the night after all that wonderful music - and it's Christmas!

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  32. I love Christmas music. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  33. Love the bag - I love all Christmas-time with family, cookies,music,decorating.

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  34. I love Christmas carols, Christmas concerts, and family gatherings. As my nieces and nephews get older and go away to college, I love to see them all at Christmas. We are a very noisy bunch!! After the big gathering, I treasure the time with my DH and 2 grown daughters. Even those treasured times will be different this year since one of my daughters has moved out of state and has to work on Christmas Day (she's a nurse). We will adjust!

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  35. I love these blog hops, thanks! My favorite part of Christmas is decorating the tree, then waiting till it's all done and turning out the overhead lights,and turning on the tree lights. It's always so beautiful, I love decorating the tree.

    Thanks for the cute bag pattern!

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  36. Now that I have grandies - seeing the season in their eyes makes for a magical time.

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  37. Thanks for the pattern for the gift bag. I have meant to "go green" and make bags for several Christmases, now that I have your cute bag pattern I will. And thanks for the opportunity to win the fabric. My favorite part of the holidays is the night after the holiday...just sitting around with the family, telling stories, playing parcheesi.

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  38. My favorite part of the holiday season is spending time with family and see my son's eye light up on Christmas morning when he sees that Santa came!

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  39. It just hit me this morning, reading blogs, that Christmas really is " just around the corner".YIKES!! My favorite part of Christmas is being with my family. Sometimes that is not on Christmas Day because of travel and work schedules. But whatever day it is, we have an all day celebration, with laughing and eating way too much and sharing silly gifts galore! Thanks for the chance to win your yummy fabrics.

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  40. I love making and giving quilted gifts, and baking cookies to give, but the best thing is seeing my extended family that I don't get to see often enough. Enjoyed your post and your Santa bag is adorable.

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  41. My favorite part is Christmas dinner with the family.

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  42. Enjoying time with family and friends enjoying Scandinavian traditions.

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  43. My favourite time is any time that can be spent with family. It isn't always possible in person but Skype helps.

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  44. My favorite part of the holidays would actually be two parts. The first, and most important is spending time with my family. The second is shopping, and being able to find the absolutely perfect gift for someone, that you know they are going to be so happy to get. That does it for me!
    Thanks for sharing this great project with us. I can't wait to make this for two special gifts that I will be giving this year.

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  45. There is so many things, Christmas eve services, getting together with friends but my favorite and miss the most is the large family gatherings.

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  46. One of my favorite parts of the season is driving around at night and seeing all the wonderful Christmas lights and decorations on the houses! Thanks for a lovely bag pattern.

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  47. Thank you for this beautiful pattern and the chance to win. My favorit part about cristmas are the traditions, to do the same thigs every year, to make sure, that they´ll stay traditons...
    Bente - Germany

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  48. My favorite part of the season is spending time with my family and friends, especially the ones that i only see once a year. ALl the holiday decorations help too.

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  49. Thank-you for the opportunity to win. My favorite part of the holiday is having all the family together and going to church Christmas Eve.

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  50. The coziness of spending time with family and friends.

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  51. My favorite part it the decorating and gift making and then getting to share that with others.

    Debbie

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  52. I think that my favorite part of the holiday season is the togetherness that seems to come with it. All the acts of service, and just love that permeates the air.

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  53. what a cute gift bag! Thanks for the pattern.

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  54. I am so happy that you are part of the blog hop. I love your Santa bag pattern! It is so cute. I already have some of this fabric but would LOVE to win some more!

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  55. O Holy Night is one of my most favorite Christmas songs too. Cute bag idea:)

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  56. love the christmas music. what a neat bag to give presents in. thanx for the pattern.

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  57. I like the music and the movies best of all. Everything seems easier humming a Christmas tune.

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  58. My favourite part of the season is having all the kids home for Christmas!! The ol' saying...there's no place like HOME for the Holidays
    was written by a Mom!! Have a wonderful Christmas...and thanks for the chance to win your lovely Give Away!! Also thank you for the Santa Bag! Very sweet!
    Paulette

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  59. My favorite part of the holiday season is simply being with my family. I cannot imagine it any other way! :-)

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  60. My favorite part of Christmas is my annual cookie exchange -- it gets everything going and ready to celebrate.

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  61. Thank you for your great Christmas bag pattern!

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  62. I love your free pattern, and my favorite thing about the holidays is time spent with family....this is so much fun! mjthompson at
    gondtc.com Jan

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  63. My favorite part of the holiday season is being with the ones I love and watching them open up the gifts I give them. I love giving presents!

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  64. Favorite part of the holiday? - everything, of course!!! The decorating and cooking and family and the spirit and eating and, and, and!!!
    Thanks for the chance to win a great prize! Debra in Ohio

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  65. Thank you for the gift bag pattern--it will be fun to pull from my stash for this one. My favorite part of the holiday season is late Christmas Eve when I can site and gaze at the tree with softly playing carols in the bakcground, and reflect upon my family and the past year.

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  66. Love the gift bag and hope to have time to whip up a few before Christmas. My favorite part of Christmas is getting to spend time with family.

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  67. First, thank you so much for the wonderful gift bag pattern! I'm going to try it today, it is so adorable. Okay, there are so many things I love about the season, but as my family has grown and moved around to where we don't get together like we could in years past, my favorite part of the Holiday season has become our Christmas Eve Candlelight church service, focusing the true "Reason for the Season". It also includes some fun and meaningful stories and activities for the little ones. It's just something I look forward to every year.

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  68. Cookies...cookie baking, cookie plating, cookie giving to friends and neighbors is so much fun. Church on Chrismas Eve is also a big tradition. I'm anxious to try your gift bag.

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  69. My favorite part is watching the children in the family. They have so much fun getting ready for Christmas and making art work for gifts. And their eyes on Christmas morning when they see the presents!!! Yep, watching the children has always been my favorite.

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  70. Good Morning!
    Thank you for the great pattern and the fabric and pattern prizes!
    My favorite part of Christmas is when Family Time starts with an hordouve supper Christmas Eve, we usually play a game or watch a movie and relax and be together!
    After Christmas gift opening, there is a special breakfast and then we just hang out and be together all day!
    I usually cook the turkey and most of the dinner early Christmas Eve, so Christmas Day is about relaxing and being together!
    Take care, Leslie

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  71. Having my children and grandchildren come home for the holidays is definitely my favorite thing.

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  72. Hi!
    Thanks for the great pattern and giveaway prizes! My favorite thing at Christmas is after all the work and cooking is done early on Christmas Eve, we sit down to an h'dourve supper and start family time. We will play a game or watch a movie. After Gift opening on Christmas Day, we have a special breakfast and then just hang out all day! Christmas Dinner is easy as it has all been done the day before!
    Take care, Leslie

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  73. My favorite part of Christmas is the pre Christmas season, the getting ready for Christmas.

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  74. Lovely gift bag.My favorite part of christmas is getting days with my family.

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  75. Thank you for the wonderful pattern, it is so cute and such a great idea! Time spent with family and friends is the best part of the holidays.

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  76. I love to see the cities decorations going up. All the lights, and wreaths and the huge tree in the square. It is just magical!

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  77. What a cute idea. My favorite part of the holidays is being with my family and taking homemade gifts to neighbors! But the best part is being with all my grandchildren!!

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  78. There are two things that are my favorite part of the Holiday season. One is spending time with my family and the second is hearing from friends and relatives that live far away. Thanks for the adorable pattern.

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  79. My favorite part is seeing the Grandchildren's eyes when they are having fun. Our children loved doing the Secret Santa 12 days of Christmas, where you take little treats to a neighbor or friend for each of the 12 days before the big Day. 12 cookies, 11 bows,etc. We would make up little rhymes for each day. Christmas is for the Children my MIL used to say. I see now what she meant.

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  80. Jacquelynne, you are SO TALENTED! I agree with you...my favorite part of the holiday season is the Christmas Music. Bring it on and play it early. :) Thank you for a great giveaway! Kd

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  81. I love when the whole family is home and especially little ones nothing like christmas with children. Wonderful giveaway. Debbie

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  82. My favorite part of the season is getting together with the families and playing games until 3 or 4 in the morning. Thanks for the chance to win. Tammy

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  83. Great gift bag. My favorite part of the holidays is family. When I was little the whole family would gather at my grandmothers house and I loved the noise and confusion and all the new toys.

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  84. Holidays are all about over indulging in fabulous food with your friends and family. What a combination! :-) Thanks for the adorable gift bag pattern, I will be making some up for this season!

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  85. I love the holidays to enjoy with family and frieds - good food and good company, couldn't get any better than that! Thanks for sharing!

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  86. CUTE GIFT SACK!
    THANKS FOR SHARING!
    MY FAVORITE PART OF THE HOLIDAY SEASON IS DECORATING THE TREE+OUR LIVING ROOM!

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  87. Thanks.
    I love the Christmas Eve Party with my family.
    That's the best.

    Cute project.

    luntville@aznex.net
    www.colleensquiltingjourney.blogspot.com

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  88. My favorite part of the holidays is having a festive meal with our family, unfortunately they all live too far away now to do that but we do have some wonderful memories.
    love your project, thanks

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  89. I'm a big Christmas music person too. I probably have more than 40 Christmas albums and I try to add at least one a year. This year I already got Michael Buble's new Christmas album. My favorite album though is Handels Messiah, A Soulful Celebration. It the Messiah done in such a different way but I love it and the Halleluja Chorus gives me goosebumps. Hope you have a merry Christmas.

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  90. Thank you for the gift bag design!
    My favorite part of Christmas is sharing the holidays with my family and friends. Everyone always meets at my house and the laughter and fun from the day before to the day after Christmas is wonderful. When Christmas is over, I am already planning for the next years.

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  91. My favorite part of any holiday is being with my family and enjoying the stories, memories and food.

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  92. As I get older, I get more sentimental. My favorite part of the holidays is re-hashing stories with my family from previous years!

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  93. My favorite part of the holiday season is the tree! We always get the biggest one we can. It's fun to decorate -- there are often fond memories of people and events connected to each ornament. It is always a work of art. And it smells good!

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  94. My favorite part is when the family is together on Christmas day, those times are so precious. Thank you.

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  95. Was so excited for the gift bag pattern as I needed to make one for a gift I'm shipping to my son and now I don't have to hunt for one! Thank you. I think my favorite part of Christmas is gathering together with my children and grandchildren. Nola

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  96. I just love your fabrics, would love to win them and the patterns would be an awesome bonus.
    I've never seen any of your fabrics at my LQS shop, I sure hope they get them in.
    My favorite part of Christmas is spending time with my family and all my extended family as well.
    Thanks for the cute gift bag pattern, I'm definately going to make one or more of them.

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  97. I love everything about Christmas!!

    Your gift bag pattern is adorable and I can't wait to make some..TFS
    cwayons(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  98. I was thinking I needed to make gifting bags last year for my girls to give gifts to each other without me helping wrap. Thanks for the pattern!

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  99. I favorite part of the Christmas season is the beauty of it. People dress up their homes, the color lights enchant at night and the food is delicious and pretty, too.

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  100. My church does a Christmas production every year (Drama directed by me - and usually written by me, too). My Hubby is the Worship Arts Pastor so it's a real labor of love from us to our community.

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  101. My all time favorite time of the season is when out of town relatives come to our house for Christmas. My kids feel the same way. Food, games,stories, and laughter fill the house with joy!

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  102. Having the whole family together at Christmas! and mince pies of course!!
    Thanks

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  103. Kaye M. tkmattson@hotmail.comNovember 14, 2011 at 2:10 PM

    The best time during the holidays is going to church with my family on Christmas Eve. I started making fabric gift bags last year but they were pretty simple. I'd love to make some from your cute design. Thanks for the great pattern!

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  104. Family gatherings around the dinner table is my favorite. Thank you for a chance to win! :-)

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  105. Love the giftie bag -- thanks for the free pattern....oh, love watching and singing along "he's mister heat-meister, he's ...... LOL
    Love to listen to Christmas cds and make homemade cookies and gifts. We've done it for many years. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  106. Love your giftbag pattern-- it would definitely make any gift WAY more special!! I have so many things about the holiday season that I love so much-- it would be hard to choose just one... decorating the tree, sending cards to family and friends, the Christmas parade, singing carols, watching Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer on television, dinner at my Mom's with all the family... Christmas is my FAVORITE time of year! Thank you so much for this fun giveaway and blog hop!! :-)

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  107. i love feeling and smelling the crisp air of the season. i live in california, so thats as close to a season change we get. but i simply adore it.

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  108. Holidasy of course! It's summer in Australia so we get holidays!!!

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  109. My favorite part is spending time with my kids doing little things like decorating the tree and making treats.

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  110. Love the bag! You're right! Who wouldn't want 2 gifts in 1! My favorite part of the holiday season is the Christmas music. I love being out and about and hearing the music throughout the stores. Thanks for the opportunity to win!!

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  111. I love the Christmas music and church/school programs. Thanks for all your patterns and the chance to win..

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  112. Christmas is so full of traditions. One of the things we like to do is the same as you. Go to a choose and cut tree farm.
    Now that 2 of our kids are married, We all go and make a day of it.
    Thanks for the bag pattern.

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  113. My favorite holiday activity is caroling on Christmas Eve and the party that follows. Love that Eggnog !! Joyce

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  114. My favorite part of the holidays is sharing the traditions with my DGDs. The food is pretty awesome, too. We've added walking down Thompson Lane in Alameda to our traditions. All the neighbors on that street decorate. The whole community turns out nightly for a stroll.

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  115. I really like the family dinner and all the accoutrements.

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  116. I want to say 'fudge', but I know the real answer is Jesus! :)

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  117. Another to Do for the holidays, Thank you. Favorite part of the holidays besides family, food and presents, is the reason we celebrate. Time to reflect, to be grateful and to enjoy it all.

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  118. My favorite part of Christmas is celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ, and spending time with my family. It's so great to see my adult kids and grandchildren, and still be able to celebrate with my parents too!!

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  119. I love love love your freebie! and it's really nice to learn about you :-) I'm quite new to quilting and don't know many designers yet.

    My favorite part of the holidays is spending time cuddled up with the fireplace going, snow falling, and talking and laughing with my family.

    Thanks so much for the chance to win!

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  120. Enjoy reading your blog. Thanks for the pattern. Have a wonderful holiday season.

    Deb W.
    debworthman@gmail.com

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  121. Thanks for sharing your lovely pattern. I like the build up to the holiday with the preparations, decorations etc. Thanks for the chance to win as well. Enjoy your holidays.

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  122. My favorite part of the season is just sitting, relaxing and enjoying the coziness of the sights and smells of the season once all the decorating and baking is done! I've always wanted to make those little gift bags...maybe this year I actually will! They'd be perfect for filling with homebaked goodies! Thanks for sharing!

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  123. My favorite part of the holiday is getting together with family. Our kids don't live near us, so we usually visit one of them for Christmas and another one either before or after. Being with the grandchildren is so special!

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  124. My favourite part of Christmas is visiting our family and seeing the grandkids.

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  125. My favourite part of the holiday season is having the whole family together enjoying good food and quality family time. This year is going to be extra special as I will hopefully have two grandchildren. One born in July and hoping baby smoodge will put in an appearance before not after Christmas.

    Love the santa sacks and so timely with two grandies to sew for.

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  126. Thank you for sharing your gift bag pattern!! That will come in SO handy to wrap gifts this year-especially those quilty gifts!! My favorite part of the season is the time spent with my family!

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  127. Love the cute bag pattern. Thankyou for sharing it with us. My favourite time is Christmas Day because the family are all there to share the day. Hugs,

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  128. My favorite part of the holiday season is making all my candies or cookies to send with hubby to work. It makes him the king of the day when he shows up with my goodies and I know it makes him proud and feel good. I really hope to do it this year since the past couple years I haven't been able to because of health reasons.

    Other than that decorating our house is my most favorite thing. I LOVE the way it just lifts our spirits to have all the holiday decorations out with the pretty lights etc. It is such a nice change from the normal look in the house.

    Listening to all the beautiful Christmas music is at the top of my list as well.

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  129. Christmas Eve is my favorite time, we exchange free or handmade gifts on Christmas Eve after dinner. The gifts are tiny, promotional items, anything free that someone wants to share and give to someone else. Pillowcases, bird houses, anything hand made.

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  130. Thanks for the pattern, love it and see some in my future as gift bags.
    My favorite is Christmas Eve when we go to church with my family and the church is lit with candle light.

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  131. I love going to Christmas Eve candlelight services and then driving around to look at the lights.

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  132. My favorite part of the holidays is the time I get to spend laughing, hugging, and just being silly with my 3 daughters and my husband. Our 2 daughters in college come home and we are all here together, enjoying each other. We love to watch Elf, Holiday Inn, While you Were Sleeping (my favorite movie of all time), The Santa Clause, and It's a Wonderful Life. We all pile on the sectional and snuggle under blankets while we watch the movies. We usually watch one a night after everyone is out of school for the semester. Sweet times! :-)

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  133. My favorite part of the holiday season is the inner beauty that shines through. People have that extra special smile, that goes from their lips to their eyes. Whether it is because of the reason for the season, or from the joy of giving, it seems to spread from one to another all month.

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  134. What a great, fun idea. I've never done a blog hop competition before. The festive season has begun! I love the Santa Bag.

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  135. Thank you for wonderfull sewing pattern. I will definitely use it.
    And my favourite part of the Christmass is the present part. Giving and unpacking together with my little son and husband. I am trying to give them always something what they will really like, something what I made and something funny. So it is just so sweet to see all that sparkle in their eyes because of those 3 different packages under the tree.

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  136. Thanks for the pattern - it's very cute! My favorite part of the holiday in recent years has just been having both my boys under the same roof with me for a few days!

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  137. My favorite part of the holiday is decorating the tree! My least favorite part is taking it down and trying figure out how to put all the ornaments back in the box they came out of!

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  138. Favorite is all my family being together and all the yummy food.

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  139. I just love having all my family together at Christmas especially now I have two grandsons they are even more fun. Love the bag I am in Santa Swap and I might toss the bag I made and make a new one. Thanks Sandra

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  140. Being with family is my favorite part of Christmas. I also love the music and all the beautiful decorations.
    I really like the gift bags. Thanks for sharing.

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  141. Just being able to have my husband home. He is in the military and this holiday season he will be home....it's just not a holly jolly season when your family isn't complete!! Love the sack pattern....we are visitng family this season so a few of those filled with goodies for the kiddos will be extra fun!!

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  142. My favorite part of the holiday is shopping with my step-mom and my niece. We pick one Saturday and hit all the stops my step-mom needs. Em and I are her "sherpa" and carry her packages and run to pick things up for her. Em loves seeing what her cousins are going to get and NEVER tells them she knows! How fun is that?!

    Thanks for the chance to win!
    Sandy A

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  143. My favorite part is the family togetherness. Thank you for the give away.

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  144. Thanks for the fabric giveaway. My favorite thing about the holiday season is getting together with family and friends.

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  145. What a great idea especially those hard to wrap gifts. Will follow your blog. Happy Holidays!

    Judy T

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  146. What a great idea especially those hard to wrap gifts. Will follow your blog. Happy Holidays!

    Judy T

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  147. What a great idea especially those hard to wrap gifts. Will follow your blog. Happy Holidays!

    Judy T

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  148. my favorite part of the holiday season is that it mkes people feel generous, even though they do not have much themselves, everyone is in the giving mood.

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  149. Its a lovely Christmas bag Jacquelynne- My favorite time of the Christmas time is the time of reflection under the Christmas tree lights. I love the smell of a Fresh Christmas tree and looking at the collection of ornaments from all the years gone by. I also enjoy the time to gather with family and friends.
    Thanks for participating in the blog hop- It is a very fun event..
    Warmest regards,
    Anna

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  150. I love all the family gatherings and traditions, the smells and the excitement of my kids as they anticipate Christmas day. Thanks for a chance to win!!

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  151. My favorite part of the holiday is when my grand children all come to our house to decorate gingerbread houses.

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  152. My favorite part of the holiday season is decorating the Christmas tree. I love to get out each ornament and remember who gave it to me or where I got it. I also enjoy talking about the ornaments with my son.

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  153. My favorite part of the Christmas season is Christmas Eve night when the kids in the family put on an evening of musical entertainment along with scripture readings, stories, and a Christmas sing-along. We began doing this when the kids were itty bitty...they're now 20-somethings and we all look forward to it every year.

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  154. My favorite part is Christmas Eve mass with my family. It is at 10 pm so many area churches and neighborhoods have candles lit to light the way for the baby Jesus. We drive around on the way home to see holiday displays and the candles. It is magical. Thanks for the bag pattern and a chance to win. Happy jolly holiday hopping!

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  155. I love decorating and going to mass together as a family!

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  156. My favorite part of the holiday season is time with family. My second favorite are all the aromas of the holidays--seems like everything smells like cinnamon, cloves and pine! The bag is a great idea, and your santa is a cutie! Thanks for sharing this project.

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  157. My favorite part of the holiday season is Christmas music and caroling.

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  158. I like cooking with my mom during the holidays - we cook lots of traditional dishes, but I try to sneak in something new here and there.

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  159. Thank you for sharing the lovely gift bag pattern. My favourite part of Christmas is being with my family. Thank you for the generous giveaway.

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  160. I'm new to your blog; however, it's a favorite now! Love your cute Santa Sack - it is a second gift! Thanks for sponsoring the great giveaway - Joy, Love & Peace fabric bundle and holiday patterns.
    My favorite holiday tradition is sewing or baking gifts for family and special friends and neighbors.

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  161. I love everything about the season -- the tree, lights, selecting and wrapping gifts to give, the music, the special church services, cooking a big holiday meal with everyone's "favorite" food, but most especially, time spent with family and friends.

    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  162. My favorite part of the Christmas celebration is the Christmas Eve candlelight service. I also enjoy the luminarias that glow along walkways, tops of walls and along the pueblo-style rooflines here in the southwest.

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  163. My favorite part of the holiday season to to spend time with my family.

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  164. My favorite part of the holidays is seeing a young childs eyes light up when they see the tree christmas morning.

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  165. Jacquelynne,
    Don't enter me in the drawing, I just wanted to tell you that your project is really cute! Great little post!
    Kari

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  166. My favorite part of the holiday season is getting together with my family. It is hard when they all move away from home.

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  167. My favorite part of the holiday season is Thanksgiving - the kickoff! It's my favorite holiday! I really liked Christmas when my kids were small; but now it's Thanksgiving...

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  168. Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday--I love the focus on gratitude and blessings, along with the memories of the many Thanksgivings I spent when our extended family was large and lived close by.

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  169. I love your free pattern & thanks for the chance to win. My favorite part of the holidays is being with my family. I'm also a "snow girl" and winter is my favorite season.

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  170. My favorite part is sharing the celebration of Christ's birth with those in need. We do this through our food bank and the Tree of Sharing.

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  171. Cute bag. Thanks so much for the pattern. My favorite part of is of course seeing family and speinding time with them. I also love to see all the wonder and excitement in the little kids eyes. It was my kids and their cousins and now it the grandson and his cousins.

    Thanks for the giveaway and a chance to win. So generous!

    usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

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  172. My favorite part of the holiday is the decorating and spending time with friends and family. Thanks so much for a chance to win and may your holidays be blessed this year - laurie

    llsbaskets@comcast.net

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  173. I love spending time with family and friends during the Holidays. My favorite family tradition is attending Mass together on Christmas Eve. Please blog about how you organize your baking for the holiday season. Do you bake over several days? Do you freeze items? Have a fabulous Thanksgiving with your family!

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  174. Really enjoyed reading your blog >This is the first bloghop I've done...It's lots of fun :)

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  175. Stopping by to visit your blog is always such a delight. Thanks for designing such great fabric! You are so talented.

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  176. There's so much I love about the holiday season, it's hard to choose just one thing. I'd have to say handing out the presents that I've made

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  177. My fav part of the holidays is just having our "kids" back at home, enjoying the time together.

    Thanks for the great pattern & giveaway!

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  178. having our neighbours for breakky every year..........simple and lovely time..............no dramas.........love the little project should be making a couple before xmas..........

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  179. My favourite part of the holiday season is when my children arrive back home, tired, usually cold but full of festive spirit and happy to be back in the nest among their family x Thank you for the opportunity to win

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  180. The music. I love the christmas Music

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  181. My favourite part of the holiday season is having all the kids come home from uni etc and spending some quality time with them. Thanks for the chance to win some fantastic prizes and the free pattern is lovely too.

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  182. I love singing Christmas songs, whether with family, friends, singing along with the radio, or with my ladies' quartet as we perform around town during the holidays. This is the one time of year when my other passion (music) gets a little attention!

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  183. Thank you so much for the gift bag design. My favorite part of the holiday season is our Christmas Eve service at church and then we come home to a quiet time with family.

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  184. What a cute bag and design-Thank you! My favorite part of the holiday is relaxing in front of the fireplace with soft music and enjoying the peace together before Christmas morning.
    Shirley

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  185. It has to be the memories. And every year there seems to be that many more.

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  186. My favorite part of Christmas is the time spent with family and in church giving praise. I enjoy setting out the nativity music box as the first decoration and the sparkly eyes of my grandnieces.
    BTW Congratulations on being the Aurifil Designer of the month and thanks for this giveaway.

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  187. Time spent with family, sharing new memories hopes and dreams. Eating lots of food only to say you'll never do that again. Being thankful for all I have. Thanks for giveaway.

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  188. Hi Jacquelynne - have loved your blog for ages!! My favourite part of Christmas is the fact that we get to celebrate the birth of Christ - He is the reason for the season! I enjoy family and friends and quiet times reflecting on how blessed we are. Thankyou for sharing your gorgeous pattern with us all. xx

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  189. Enjoying Christmas day with my family and friends. Thank you for the lovely pattern.

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  190. Thank you for the lovely pattern. My favourite part of Christmas is the wrapping of the presents and putting them under the tree. I love to see the reactions as the pile grows and grows!

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  191. My favorite part is being with family. Thanks for the bag pattern!

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  192. First of all - thanks for the giveaway opportunity. This hop is so much fun. I have so many favorites for this season, Love being with family, seeing all the lights, the smells of all the fantastic food and wathching all the Christmas movies.

    lsandes@comcast.net

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  193. My favorite part of the holidays would have to be when all of the kids are finally here and it is total chaos and the grands are running around and every now and then they sneak up behind you and give you a hug.

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  194. Family getting together is my absolute favorite part!
    Linda
    http://homesweetquiltinghome.blogspot.com/

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  195. Cute bag! I would make a great way to wrap a present too. Two presents in one :) I'm a new follower!

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  196. I love to be with friends and family and it is a joy to attend the Christmas Eve service at church. Thank you for the pattern.

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  197. My favourite part of Christmas is having my family come home, cooking for them, having the noise of the grandchildren around.... and having harvest finished..... so I get more time to sew. Thanks for your pattern "Jolly Holiday Santa Gift Sack". Much appreciated. Have a lovely Christmas

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