Sunday, December 9, 2012

birthday blog hop!

welcome to the quilter's blog hop party!

 Blog 
Hop Party with Give-Aways

if you're a new visitor, let me tell you a little bit about what goes on around here.  i post a lot about quilting, usually blocks for different bees, and i have a vintage sheet addiction.  i share my VS fabric finds in my etsy shop. i post recipes, and write about my family and crafting with kids.  we have an 8 year old daughter, and three boys, ages 6, 5, and 2.  i'm a lucky stay at home mom, and most days you'll find me in my pjs. i'm planning some DIY/home improvement posts too, so if you're not a follower, i'd love it if you join me!


let's get on to the real reason you're here, the giveaway!  i decided to offer up 3 fat quarters of fabrics.  these are fun prints i bought before i knew if i was having a niece or nephew (and it's a niece).  the stripe is riley blake's peak hour stripe, next is riley blake alphabet soup beads in blue, and then argyle in green.  i love how well the fabrics work together!  add in some solids and you have a fun mod baby quilt.

anyways, to enter to win, just leave a comment on this post, and make sure to check the box in the rafflecopter widget! i'd love to know what your christmas eve tradition is, is you have one.  if you're a follower, you can have a 2nd entry (or third!) just follow the directions.  US shipping only, please.  ends 12/17.  *

if you aren't sure how to use rafflecopter, simply leave a comment on my blog below, then sign into the rafflecopter widget using either your email address or your Facebook information and click the button next to leave a blog post comment.  questions or trouble with it?  email me at craftytammie @yahoo . com  i use rafflecopter because it seems to be the fairest and easiest way for me to run giveaways on my blog.  :)

a Rafflecopter giveaway


thanks to michele and the quilting gallery for hosting this fun event!  happy 5th birthday!  have a great time checking out the other blogs, and thanks for stopping by!

110 comments:

Carla said...

My kids are in their 20's now, but they still come home and stay all night on Christmas eve. We even still leave a letter for Santa.

Needled Mom said...

We have everyone here on Christmas eve for gift sharing.

Allison C said...

We make Christmas cookies as a family. The kids decorate and the adults bake (and taste test).

Colleen said...

I cook Christmas Eve dinner and then we go to a Moravian service. After at mom and dads we bring in the presents and stuff the stockings. We open our Christmas eve pjs.

Elizabeth said...

We open one present on Christmas eve.

B Greene said...

M husband's family celebrates and opens gifts on Christmas Eve and we celebrate with my family on Christmas Day. Thank goodness it worked out that way!

Lisa Marie said...

We have done lots of different things on Christmas Eve. This year we are going to the bonfires on the levee in Gramercy, LA. We've been once before and it is a really unique and enjoyable event.

Ella said...

We have dinner and open one present (if you want to).

Jodi - usairdoll said...

I love the fabric! I even like the selvage, hehe. I'm saving my selvages for a project in the future.

Thank you for a great giveaway and all the chances to win.

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Joyatee said...

We don't really have any particular tradition on Christmas Eve, but we all make sure the family is together. Thanks for the great giveaway!

Crickets Corner said...

The whole family comes over for a buffet sytle dinner then we open our presents. Even though everyone is grown Santa still leaves one or two gifts under the tree for anyone that stays the night. What's really funny is that no matter how late Santa has to stay up to put the gifts under the tree there always seems to be unexplained gifts for her under the tree in the morning. Maybe there really is a Santa.

gccmom said...

We open our Christmas stockings right before we go to bed on Christmas Eve after we come home from church.

Sis-O said...

My husband and I go on a road trip to visit relatives as soon as he gets out of work prior to Christmas(Friday this year).

Lee said...

Christmas Eve is for my immediate family now (kids out of grad school and one in college) then we go to family parties on Christmas Day! Lots of fun! thank you!

Barb said...

We live in a resort community, so have the unique opportunity of watching a torchlight parade of skiers come down one of our ski hills. This is followed by fireworks, Christmas carols, hot chocolate and cookies. Then we head home for a nice Christmas Eve dinner before we settle down for our long winter's nap!

Chiska said...

We always open one gift and it's always pajamas. We also read the Christmas story from the bible.

Connie said...

Great fabrics for the giveaway! We usually have a nice dinner on Christmas Eve.

Anita said...

Normally, we spend the evening with my dad's family and have a white elephant gift exchange. =) Thanks for a chance to win.

Sharon said...

We spend Christmas Eve at my father-in-law's place. He's from Switzerland so he loves quiche and a spinach salad. Then we open gifts. When our girls were younger we had to convince them that Santa stopped the night before at Grandpa's house.

Laura said...

We go to the Christmas Eve service at my church and have a nice family dinner after! We also open up one present each on Christmas Eve before bed.

Laurel09 said...

We each get one package to open on Christmas Eve (parents & children alike) -- Christmas P.J.s, and then we put those on and sit together to read The Night Before Christmas. Of course we leave out cookies and milk before we/the kids head to bed!

Claire said...

I thoroughly enjoyed reading everyone's traditions. I resist tradition and try to do something new every year. This year it is to drive through the race track viewing the light display.

Katie said...

I am due with a baby in April and don't know if it will be a boy or a girl.
I always go to a Christmas Eve service where they have live animals and lots of singing. Then my husband's family all come over to our house to eat, drink and just have fun.

Cecilia said...

We have always celebrated with my husband's parents on Christmas Eve and my family on Christmas Day. Now that my parents are gone my husband and I just sound the day together. Thanks for the giveaway.

marth225 said...

I grew up with my parents letting us open one presant on Christmas eve. I expanded that with my kids and let them open everything - that way I could sleep late on Christmas.

Tiffany said...

We always get a new pair of pajamas on Christmas eve!

Angie said...

I'm all about DIY so I think I am going to love this blog! Thanks!

Sandra said...

Your fabric sure would makea great lap quilt for my grand newphew. I am a follower of your blog and follow on Facebook as well. Thank you for the chance to win those fabrics and Merry Christmas.

Sandi T.
sandit1@sbcglobal.net
Sonora, CA

Kathrynn said...

On Christmas Eve we have homemade oyster stew.

Melinda said...

My mom always bought us a new ornament for the tree each year so now I do that with my kids!

Anya said...

Watching A Christmas Story. Thanks for the chance!

Pink Scissors Design said...

Watching It's A Wonderful Life!

Deborah
pinkscissorsdesign @gmail .com

BizyStitches said...

Thanks for being part of the blog hop. really don't have a tradition, but we do love to watch Christmas movies. Thanks for being part of the blog hop.

BizyStitches said...

I'm a new follower. Thanks for being part of the blog hop.

barbara woods said...

we have big family gathering

Patty said...

On Christmas Eve we have a soup supper and Santa comes with the kid's gifts. Haven't figured out yet how he sneaks in!!

Sew Distracted said...

Christmas Eve we always go to my Aunt's house. When we get home my kiddos put their cookies and letters out for santa.

Alison said...

We spend Christmas eve with my dad's family and go to church together!

OhioLori said...

We always read Night Before Christmas...after the Christmas story from the Bible....and have mugs of Hot Chocolate & Christmas Cookie"s we all worked on earlier! Waaaay fun time! :)

Thanks for chance to win your Drawing!

Michigan Gal said...

On Christmas Eve we have a taco feast then read the Christmas story from the Bible, followed by Christmas carols and finally, presents!

Heather said...

I always make a gingerbread house with my girls on Christmas Eve.

Reb Thack said...

We have a big dinner complete with Christmas crackers. Dessert, then Jammie's, a Christmas show for the littles and a plate of cookies for Santa. Cuddles under a quilt for our last family read aloud of the season: 'twas the Night Before Christmas.

Cherise said...

We always celebrate our Christmas on Christmas eve. :) Thanks for such an awesome giveaway! Happy Holidays to You! :)

Vickie said...

Our Christmas tradition is the meal we eat on Christmas Eve.(Our kids are married and go to in-laws on Christmas day) sew, we do Eve. We have sheep dip and baked potatoes. I bet your wondering what sheep dip is!!!

Deb@asimplelifequilts said...

We open gifts on Christmas Eve one by one youngest to oldest. Love it! Thanks for a great giveaway.

java diva said...

We have a birthday cake for Jesus.

Tammy said...

We do usually go out in the afternoon and hand deliver baked goodies to the neighbors and freinds.
conn_and_vans_mom(at)yahoo(dot)com

Shannon said...

Our Christmas eve tradition is to eat posole together and then go to Midnight Mass!

Sallie said...

My DH makes beef enchiladas for Christmas Eve dinner. Thanks for the great giveaway! Merry Christmas!

NM_Creatrix said...

One can never have too many fabrics!

Lisa Cox said...

We really don't have any holiday traditions.

Jennifer Gail said...

I lovce baking cookies on Christmas Eve.

Jennifer Gail said...

I follow you;)

KRubin said...

I used to spend Christmas Eve with my extended family. Now that we all have families of our own, we can't all fit in one place!

Carly said...

We go to church on Christmas Eve! Thanks for the giveaway!

Beth said...

As a kid, after church, we would get a pizza and drive around looking at Christmas lights. My son is too young this year...but mabe next year!

Theresa said...

We do Chinese buffet and then church on Christmas eve.

barbara woods said...

we have christmas with my kids and then have christmas with his

Becky said...

We attend mass on Christmas Eve. Following the service, we have dinner or dessert with neighbors. We open gifts on Christmas morning. Thanks for the colorful giveaway!

Vicki H said...

We open gifts on Christmas Eve. Of course there is something from Santa the next morning.

Beulah said...

Stargazing on Christmas Eve!

sowingstitches [at] yahoo [dot] com

Sheila said...

Being with family! Thanks for the chance to win!!

Lori said...

Spending time with family! My husband and I don't have any kids yet but when we do I would love to build gingerbread houses with them on Christmas Eve.

jmniffer said...

Candlelight services followed by our evening meal and then on to opening gifts. Thanks for the chance at your giveaway.

Mary Ann said...

Church with the family, then something homemade ravioli for dinner.

Kate said...

We go to mass on Christmas eve at 10pm or midnight and then open one present afterwards. This year I think we're going to have pizza for dinner too, with my husband's brothers and sisters.

Francine said...

we eat till we can't move, read The Night Before Christmas and then hubby & I sneak downstairs to spend the next several hours wrapping the gifts we vowed not to wait till the last minute to wrap ;)

Beth said...

On Christmas eve we go to the candlelight service at church and hope the kids don't set our hair on fire. It is always a close call!

Mary Marcotte said...

The kids come by for our favorite finger foods and we attend midnight mass. Thanks for participating in the blog hop party!

gtcoursey said...

I am a follower.

gtcoursey said...

We have a big family meal Christmas Eve. The little kids get to open their new pjs.

Debby said...

open one gift on Christmas Eve and family fun, love it

Jenniffier Kramer said...

When I was a kid we used to get to open one present as an adult we usually go look at lights

Mom C said...

Christmas Eve we have a family dinner, program and act out the nativity. After extended family leave, immediate family open one present, grandma's pjs, we read a story, have prayer, hugs all around and go to bed. Lots of talking, laughing and loving throughout the evening. Thanks.

Debra Lee said...

We open gifts on Christmas Eve!

Tanya said...

We go look at Christmas lights and get open one present on Christmas Eve, new pajamas.

Kess said...

We have a family dinner celebration with my mom's side of the family on Christmas eve. Thanks for the giveaway!

Garilyn S said...

We like cuddling in close and watching a good Christmas movie before bed.

Abbigail said...

We always try to have our Christmas when we can all be here. Once it was in the middle of Jan!
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joyce said...

WE go to my parents and have Christmas with the family.

Jeanne Gwin said...

Yes we do, Christmas Eve at our grandson's and reading The Night Before Christmas to him and my granddaughter over the phone.

Kathy H said...

Our family drives through the neighborhoods that put out luminaries on CHristmas eve.

Dolores Fegan said...

Our church is usually open for families to come for communion. We do this and then drive around singing carols and looking at lights. Then home for a mug of hot chocolate and the night before christmas poem.

cyndiofthevortex said...

We used to buy the little kids a new pair of pj's for them to open on Christmas eve. Now that they're grown they get to open a new book. I am a new follower. I look forward to getting to know you through your blog.

Lis said...

Our tradition is to have a HUGE breakfast before we open gifts. That way everyone is wide awake. My kids are older so they don't mind waiting!
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Julie said...

We drive around to look at Christmas lights in town.

Catskill Quilter said...

We almost always have grilled cheese sandwiches. Then the Christmas cookies come out!

vicki said...

We read the night before christmas and the nativity story. Then cookies/milk for santa and bed. Thanks for the giveaway, merry christmas.

vicki said...

I am a follower

Sue said...

When the kids were little, we always opened one present on Christmas Eve. The kids loved this.

Nanbon44 said...

I am a fan on FB

Sue said...

I am a follower.

Nanbon44 said...

favorite tradition is decorating gingerbread houses with my grand kids..

Rhonda D. said...

We always go to church on Christmas Eve. Thanks for the
chance to win!

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VeeBee said...

New follower-- thanks, I like what I see here so far!

VeeBee said...

Christmas eve tradition: Usually mellow, hanging out by the fire (if it's cold enough here in SoCal), playing board or card games, and everyone opens one gift.

TheStylishHome said...

I'm a new follower. We don't have a Christmas Eve tradition yet. This will be our 3rd Christmas as a married couple, and now we have 2 kids... so I guess it's time to start developing traditions...I think I'll peruse your other answers and see if anything pops out at me *grin*

Beth Strand said...

I love ringing the bells and my husband calling out "Ho, ho, ho" late at night after the kids are in bed. (even though they are 13 and 21 now!) pbstrand@msn.com

Willa said...

Candlelight service in the late afternoon.

Nancy M. said...

The family goes to the candlelight service at our church. thanks for the give away. The fabrics would make a great little quilt.

Kathy Davis said...

Our Christmas Eve Tradition is going to church and then home to hot cocoa and cookies.
Kathy Davis
kdavis1@centurytel.net

Richard Healey said...

Look at the lights on christmas square

Maria Kievit said...

A Candle light service in our church. Always good, and always interesting.

Eileen said...

How does Rafflecopter work? Christmas Eve tradition - late watching the service at the Vatican and wrapping presents.

catj07 said...

Spending time with my family

Deb said...

Since my kids were waaay little, we always planned a Christmas Eve play, songs, etc. It was always so fun. We've lost some relatives through the years so there aren't as many family left to see the play. The "kids" are now 26, 27, and 29, and they still come up with scripture readings, songs, and a well-produced program. I can't wait til this year's play.

Karen O said...

Candlelight service that ends with Silent Night. So peaceful.

Karrie S said...

We open one present on Christmas Eve and open the rest in the morning. Thanks for the chance to win. Love the fabric you picked!

becky said...

Christmas eve was the night my husband and I would stay up wrap presents and just enjoy the down time listen to our favorite christmas cd "a very special christmas" is what it was called I think.We would just have fun relax and have conversations we didn't have on a daily basis for some reason like I said just have fun and enjoy each others company.thank-you for the give away chance.Becky
derry04@yahoo.com

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