Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Day 4 of the Holiday Party!


Day 4 of our Holiday Party…and today I am going to share with you some of my holiday favorites...but before I do, make sure you check out Beth Logan's blog.  She will be sharing some of her favorites and a free pattern today as well! 

I love to walk down memory lane during the holidays, it brings me close to loved ones I have lost and takes me to a place that is cozy and comfortable.  My first holiday favorite would have to be my wind up Santa that my grandmother made when I was a little girl.  It still plays Jingle Bells, and puts a smile on my face every year.  I think back of Grandma Ethel, her humor, her love of the holidays…she could make a pinecone wreath like nobody else.  I know that my love of sewing and creating came from her.  She was a bit blunt and rough around the edges at times, you never had to wonder where you stood with her, be we got each other.  I love you Grandma!!

Another favorite memory is singing Christmas carols, Christmas Eve with my Mom, Dad and brother.  We would go to the Candle light service at church, drive around town to see all of the lights and then come home to sing a few carols together.  Oh how I loved that time.  I also remember as a very little girl having my dad lather up with shaving cream and chase me around the house as Santa Claus…guess he didn’t traumatize me too much as I still think of it as a fond memory.  Oh how my Dad loved Christmas…sure do miss him but feel so close to him this time of year. 

As for my favorite recipe, well it would have to be cut out cookies, with LOTS of frosting.  If you know me, you know I love frosting.  My Mom and I would bake the cookies, and then we could be as creative as we wanted to frost the cookies.  I think I loved cleaning out the frosting decorator more than anything, I could lick the frosting!!  I can’t say that I have a particular recipe to share, just a simple sugar cookie recipe.  I do remember baking all kinds of cookies during the holidays.  We had so much fun baking and sharing with friends and neighbors.  I’m not too much of a connoisseur in the kitchen; I wonder what my children will remember from their childhood, I’m afraid it won’t be baking!!  At any rate, it’s so much fun to re-visit some old memories. 

I love decorating for the Holidays and since my girls and I opened our occasional store, “Patchwork & Primitives” it makes it even more fun.  We get to decorate the store and our homes for Christmas.  I'm also including a few pics from our last open house…you can see what we do in our spare time!! 


So with all of that said, we get to my free project.  I decided to include a couple of recipes with my projects this year.  We have some fun dry mix cookie recipes that are quick and easy and make great gifts.  To give them a “Caboodle” twist, we have added our “Holiday Cookie Coozies.”  They’re quick and easy and anyone would love to get one.

CLICK HERE to download the FREE pattern!

Download the pdf files with easy instructions and if you have any questions, feel free to drop us a line.  If you have problems downloading the free pattern, let me know and I can email it to you.  From my family to yours, we wish you Merry Memory Making this Christmas Season and a Happy New Year!!

Holiday Blessings,
Leanne

34 comments:

  1. I love the Coozies. Thank you for the pattern. Have a wonderful day.

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  2. thanks so much for the cookie cozy. it is so cute. enjoyed reading about your traditions.

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  3. Thanks for the Coozie pattern!

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  4. Thanks for the Coozie. I love making dry mixes for gifts. Thanks!

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  5. Your Coozie pattern is super cute.Thanks for the pattern and recipe!!

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  6. That is such a cute pattern! Thanks for sharing! Holidays really are great times to make lasting memories, thanks for sharing your's! Happy holidays!

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  7. My Dad loved Christmas time too and I miss him the most at this time of the year.
    hulseybg at gmail dot com

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  8. What a cute little pattern and cookies in a jar do sound like a great gift- thanks for participating in the blog hop- it is always such a fun event.
    Regards from western Canada,
    Anna

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  9. Wonderful pattern for a cookie jar and i enjoyed reading about your family and traditions.

    Debbie

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  10. Such a sweet pattern - I can't ever save/download from Google docs, would you be able to email it to me? thanks so much for sharing. x

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  11. Thank you--they are so cute and the recipes sound yummy!

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  12. What a great gift idea!! Love it!! Thank you for sharing.

    Have a super great sewing and stitching day!

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  13. THANKS FOR SHARING NEAT IDEAS!

    msstitcher1948@yahoo.com

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  14. Merry Christmas to you and your family. I really appreciated your acknowledgement that for some of us, sweet Christmas memories are in part about bringing close the people who are no longer here with us. I suppose that's why "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" is my favorite Christmas song--it has a bit of the holiday longing to it.

    Thanks, also, for the pattern and recipe. What a clever idea!

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  15. Leanne,
    These little coosie jar covers are adorable. Thank you so much for the pattern. The cookies sound delicious too. Merry Christmas.... It is a bit hard for me to say that... I am just not ready for the whirl wind. I try not to let it get too crazy but it can not be helped! I am enjoying all the ideas on the hop. Janita

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  16. What a cute little idea! Would make a great gift for my mail lady!

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  17. Thanks for the Coozie pattern. we love snickerdoodles.

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  18. Thank you for the recipe and pattern. HG designers rock!

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  19. Thanks for the recipe and copies pattern. What a great combination.

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  20. Thank you .... your coozie is so cute.

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  21. Thank you for the recipe and pattern, wishing you Happy Holidays as well.

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  22. Thank you for the recipes. I enjoyed reading about your memories.

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  23. The jar cozie is so cute. Thank you and also thanks for the great cookies. Those will make very nice gifts.

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  24. What a cute idea! I see lots of these in the future of many of my friends! Thank you!

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  25. Love the free pattern and I will certainly use it for some gifts. Thanks for sharing.

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  26. Thanks for sharing the free pattern!

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  27. Thank you so much for the coozie pattern and recipes.

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  28. Thanks for the download. This will be great to make for my grandkids.

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  29. Thanks for the pattern, I downloaded it and plan on making this one.
    Happy Holiday

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  30. Leanne, I'm with you totally about the cookies and frosting, but I can't be eating too many of them. Happy Holidays!

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