Monday, November 26, 2012

A Primitive Christmas Blog Hop!!!!

Welcome to our special little day on the

A Primitive Christmas Blog Hop!!!!

Here I am - the 1st Blogger on this fun little hop and I just arrived back home at 6 am this morning from our Thanksgiving vacation in Wild and Wonderful West Virginia!   So I guess you know - I had this blog post all scheduled to go way ahead of time!  LOL 

I'm so excited for this blog hop and all those yummy cookie recipes and fabulous Christmas Ornament patterns that will be posted over the next few weeks by my fellow blog hoppers and friends!!!!  12 yummy cookie recipes and 12 awesome Christmas ornament patterns will be shared with you!  Wow - I'm in good company! Thanks Ms. Stacy of Buttermilk Basin for organizing this little hop - you rock girl!

Here in our neck of the woods, Christmas time is such a fun time for us.  We have fun traditions here and there and one that is our favorite is the "annual" putting up the Christmas Tree the day after Thanksgiving!  Now, I'll admit, this year we  are slacking off a wee bit because we were out of town for the Thanksgiving holiday, but we will be jumping right in on the whole Christmas decorating thing this coming weekend!

And since a Christmas theme blog hop isn't much without gorgeous pictures of decorations - I'm sharing last years Christmas decorating photos which will pretty much be the same here this year!



Now if I can just keep pestering my husband just a little more - I bet the lights will be up on our house this weekend also!  (Our house looks "naked" without the Christmas lights compared to the neighbors!  LOL)

I love snowmen - so I toss a few of those here and there around the house for added holiday cheer!




Here is the pennyrug I designed for last years blog hop and it is still available as a free pattern download on our website - the link to that pattern is below the picture!


Here's your link to the PDF file for you to print and enjoy:

Snow Pennyrug Pattern


I'll get to decorating the big Christmas tree this weekend, but here's a picture of last years tree after Santa had arrived late at night on Christmas Eve!



but for now I need to go bake another batch of these:







Enjoy the recipe for these yummy cookies!  So easy to make!

Another fun holiday tradition (among many!) that we have is to venture off to Indiana on Christmas Eve to spend the afternoon and evening with my parents.  There we have a nice dinner, open presents and chit chat. It seems like every year when we leave there and start heading for home - it snows.  I wonder if this year will be any different! Here's a little picture of my kids 2  years ago opening their presents from Grammy and Pappa!


Are they not cute!

Christmas Day itself is always a treat having children at home!  They are growing up so quickly on us, but they know - you have to believe in Santa for Santa to come and leave you presents!  After our morning of fun opening Christmas gifts, I get hard to work in the kitchen, cooking up a huge meal for my family and my husbands family and anyone else that shows up.  We usually end up with a dozen or more, all gathered around the dinner table feasting on all the goodies!

Christmas is a time of family fun here in our home, see even our dog Harley gets in the Christmas spirit!


This year Bella - my dear sweet kitty has joined our family also!


She's such a character and loves having her photo taken!

 And of course we cannot finish this blog post without gifting you your free Christmas Ornament pattern.  I hope you enjoy this pattern and have a blast stitching these cute little ornaments!



Just click on the title of the pattern above and it will lead you to the PDF file of the pattern!

But wait - here's another cute freebie ornament pattern just for you!



Again, just click on the title of the pattern above and it will lead you to the PDF file for the pattern!

I hope each of you a blessed and Happy Christmas season!




Here's the line up for this spectacular "A Primitive Christmas Blog Hop"  All the links and dates are provided for each of the blogs you will just have to visit to join in on all this fun and excitement!


40 comments:

sue bennett said...

Thanks so much for sharing with us. Just love the little woolies. Everything is going to look just beautiful.

Doniene said...

It is so nice to hear of other families Christmas traditions!! Our family is much the same!!

The cookie recipe looks scrumptious- it is definitely on my baking list!! And the ornaments are adorable! You are so generous to share so many!

Happy and Blessed Christmas season to you and all yours!

Blessings,
Doniene

Tempus fugit said...

Your three freebies are just wonderful !
Thank you very much for sharing and merry season to you !

Colleen said...

Thank you for sharing your traditions, recipe and pattern! I for one will be making those shortbreads...love shortbread anything! The patterns are fantastic!
Have a wonderful Holiday!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful ornaments - thanks. Loved your Christmas photos. :)

Have a happy and safe Holiday.

Anna said...

Thank you for starting off the merriment! I needed a boost to get going!

Kate said...

I enjoyed your post - thanks for sharing a bit of yourself with us. Thanks, too, for the free patterns and recipe ... shortbread is my favourite. Have a great Christmas!

JulieF1962 said...

Thank you so much for such cute patterns and a delicious recipe!

Janet said...

Thanks for sharing some of your Christmas traditions with us. I love all the cute ornament patterns and the recipe sounds yummy!! Have a wonderful Christmas.

glassbylindi.blogspot.com said...

Thanx for the recipe and patterns! Happy Merry Christmas to you and yours.

Carrie P. said...

looks like you know how to celebrate Christmas. thanks for the recipe and patterns. Merry Christmas!

WoolenSails said...

I enjoyed reading about your Christmas and the wonderful ornaments.

Debbie

Robyn said...

Thank you for the patterns and just in time for the holidays!

Sallie said...

What a wonderful post! Thank you for the patterns and recipe!

Prim Gal said...

thank you for the wonderful freebies to get us in the Holiday Spirit. I am sure my husband will love love love the shortbread cookies.

Gale, Ky quilter said...

These patterns are so cute! I love your snowmen - my favs, too. And the shortbread looks awesome. Thank you!

Karen said...

Thank you for the wonderful cookie recipe and the very cute ornaments. It is so fun to see the pictures and hear about your family traditions. I love Christmas and have been collecting ornaments that I have made and also bought since I was in my early teens. I have so many that I think I could fill a dozen trees. Please don't count my age lol. I also have an addiction to wrapping paper and Christmas cards. I have to buy a new roll and new box of cards every year even if I don't need it.
Have a wonderful Holiday season and again Thank You!
Karen

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Beckyjean said...

Love hearing about your family gatherings. Thank you for the freebie pattern & the yummy recipe.

Have a wonderful evening~Becky

Myra said...

Thank you for the wonderful patterns and the yummy recipe. I enjoyed reading about your family celebrations. Have a very Merry Christmas!

Lesley said...

Thank you so much for sharing your Christmas story! And many more thanks for those patterns...the ornaments are adorable!

Kyle said...

I love hearing about how different families celebrate the Christmas season. Thanks for sharing such fun patterns. It's a wonderful gift to all of us that enjoy your designs.

Carin said...

Thank you very much for sharing those great ornaments !!!!!
great pictures in your post.

Josette said...

Merci pour ce partage.

Karen in Breezy Point said...

Thanks for the adorable ornaments AND for reminding me about the Snow penny mat. I printed it out last year and then forgot about it. I am going to make on RIGHT now--I love it!

Angie said...

You are just adorable---thank you so much for the sweet ornament patterns. :)

sue said...

Thanks for the free patterns! More to make love the woolies

Unknown said...

Thank you for the free patterns!! Have a very Merry holiday season!

Unknown said...

Thank you for sharing your patterns----love them! Have a merry holiday season!

Teri said...

Hi there! Visiting for the first time thanks to the blog hop. Thanks for the adorable patterns!

Joan and Kevin said...

Thank you so much for all the patterns!

Jeanne Gwin said...

Your ornies are delightful. Tanks for sharing with us.

bairdmtn said...

These are sew cute! Gonna make some of these while I am off work this week!!

Mary said...

Cute ornaments and the cookies sound delicious. Thank you!!!

Anonymous said...

Thank you for sharing the patterns and Christmas tradition. Angela

Mysisterandmedesigns.com said...

Great ornaments! Can't wait to try your recipe. Looks like a very fun family. Thanks for sharing! Merry Christmas

Liza S. said...

Merry Christmas! Thank you for sharing with all of us. The cookies look wonderful!

Unknown said...

Oh, thank you so much for the adorable patterns!! I love your style!! I am looking forward to whipping up a few of these in front of the fire this season!!

Bridgidk said...

THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!!!
Your patterns are ADORABLE. I can't wait to get started on them.
Also THANK YOU for the YUMMY recipe.

Denise :) said...

I'm a little late to the game (so to speak), but *so* glad I found this hop! You've been very generous with your offerings!! I've made that recipe before ... only we love it with apricot!! Thanks again so much for sharing - and I'm a new follower! :)

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