Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Patterns and Charm Pack--It's SMS Giveaway Day!

The giveaway is now closed. Thanks to everyone who stopped by!

Welcome to Live a Colorful Life. It's Sew Mama Sew's Giveaway Day and I'm so happy you stopped by.
Included in the giveaway are two patterns designed by me, the latest issue of Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks (which includes one of my blocks), and a charm pack of California Girl by Joanna Figueroa for Fig Tree and Co. (because I'm a girl from California).

One of my favorite holiday traditions is "soup and cookie" day where our son, daughter-in-law and grandchildren come over for homemade soup. Then while Aaron and Christa are off shopping, or just having some quiet time at Starbucks, the grandchildren and I make homemade cookies. This year we made these:
For a chance to win the giveaway, leave a comment letting me know if you have a special holiday tradition. If you are follower, leave another comment for a second chance. All readers are welcome. The giveaway ends on Friday, December 13, at 5 p.m. PST.

Be sure to check out all the other fabulous giveaways (supplies) here (handmade items).

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you will stop by again.

349 comments:

«Oldest   ‹Older   1 – 200 of 349   Newer›   Newest»
05 08
Unknown said... #

Hi! I live in Villa Carlos Paz, Argentina, over here it's summer, so it's a must make a homemade Fresh Fruit Salad. Anyway, I ♥ making cookies. Best wishes!
juliaperucca(at)yahoo(dot)com(dot)ar

Amber said... #

Each year around Christmas, I take my niece ice skating. On Christmas morning we all gather around the tree for breakfast and a game of throwing wadded up wrapping paper at one another. Lots of fun memories. Thanks for the giveaway!

Unknown said... #

Following via Bloglovin'

Beezus said... #

I guess our holiday tradition is that we always travel. Even as a kid, my family always traveled. This year, though, we are going to my in-laws for the weekend before Christmas but are celebrating Christmas by ourselves, at home. I can't tell you how happy it makes me to say that. :) We're winging it on what sort of meal we're going to make and what activities we're going to do, but we live in Nashville, so there are plenty of options. Of course, my husband is on call (grrr!) so that may end up being a part of our tradition, too, but I'm trying to ignore that little gray cloud on my horizon.

Jocelyn said... #

My hubbys family gets together on Christmas Eve. We only see some relatives once a year, so it's a really nice time. Thanks for the great giveaway!

Beezus said... #

And I follow you via Feed Wrangler because it works so well with Mr. Reader for my iPad. Very similar to Google Reader, so I am quite happy my husband set it all up for me! Yay!

Andee said... #

Our special holiday tradition...every year I pick out an ornament for each of my kids that is some kind of memory for the year. If possible I write the year on it. My grandma did this when I was a kid and it is my favorite thing to buy the kids (now grown) all year! I am always on the lookout for the right ornament...sometimes all three kids get the same one, and sometimes it is unique to them and what they are into that year. This year I got each one a camel ornament to remind us that this year was the year of the hump day camel ads lol!

Char said... #

I have two brothers and two sisters and we always get together for dinner on Christmas Eve with all the kids, grands and now great grands. On Christmas morning my husband makes cream chipped beef for breakfast while my daughter and I play with all the things Santa has left.

Erin @ Why Not Sew? Quilts said... #

We bake cookies and decorate and listen to Christmas music.

Erin @ Why Not Sew? Quilts said... #

I follow you through bloglovin!

Alison V. said... #

We go to church on Christmas Eve and then open presents at my Grandpa's house!

Alison V. said... #

I am a follower!

Lyanna L. said... #

We get a xmas tree on xmas eve. Thanks for the giveaway chance =)

JenJohnson said... #

We open new pjs on xmas eve every year

giddy99 said... #

We don't really have any long-standing traditions; our families are constantly evolving. :)

giddy99 said... #

I follow via BlogLovin!

LethargicLass said... #

When my Dad was alive we would drive around and look at all the lights...

Kathryn said... #

We like to sing Christmas carols on Christmas eve.

Kathryn said... #

I follow you with bloglovin.

Bethany said... #

We always watch National Lampoons Christmas Vacation!

Anonymous said... #

I made a Nativity Set that my children could play with when they were young. Every year, my son uses it to tell the Christmas story. He is now 26!

sew4given AT aol DOT com

Anonymous said... #

I follow your blog via Bloglinv'.

sew4given AT aol DOT com

Cynthia Brunz Designs said... #

No holiday traditions. I am usually so bushed from working on customer quilts I love to spend christmas on the sofa. Believe me, I am counting the days!

Cynthia Brunz Designs said... #

I am a loyal follower!

Vicki said... #

Family..family! Lots of goodies.

Vicki said... #

I am a follower through email.

Carla said... #

Hmmmm. Traditions. Everyone gets a stocking, even though they are grown ; )

Bobbie said... #

W get together at my sisters house for soup and appetizers on the Sunday before Christmas to celebrate with my Mom

Carla said... #

Of course I follow

Bobbie said... #

Ps I am a California girl too and love this fabric

Sallie said... #

Standing rib roast and Yorkshire pudding for Christmas Dinner is our tradition.

Jayne said... #

We always have a lazy relaxed Christmas Day. Pajamas, breakfast and a day of movies!

Jayne said... #

I follow via GFC!

Laura said... #

We always wear fun christmas pajamas to bed Christmas Eve!

Cheri the Quilting Nanny said... #

Baking cookies has always been my favorite tradition...tons and tons and batches and batches... all by the dozen!!!!

Cheri the Quilting Nanny said... #

I joined to follow you via Email

ThreadCatcher said... #

Baking cookies, trimming the tree together...Christmas eve with grandparents and Christmas day at home. I like your soup and cookies idea. Thanks for the giveaway.

Julia C said... #

We always have Chinese food on Christmas eve.

dewiec(at)yahoo(dot)ca

ThreadCatcher said... #

I follow with RSS Feeds.

mlafayette said... #

This year we are doing Truth in the Tinsel with the kids!

Vivian said... #

Hi there! Every year my daughters and I go into town and pick out a new ornament each. It's fun seeing how their taste have changed as they grow up.

ALC said... #

We gift each person a new ornament in their stocking every year!

ALC said... #

And I follow via feedly :-) Love your blog!

Kim @ TiesThatBindQuilting said... #

We have a tradition for our Christmas Eve dinner. We always get a honeybaked ham and then my mom makes green beans, potatoes, etc. Yummy!

supersara20 said... #

We always bake certain goodies for Christmas

Carla S said... #

Our tradition is to open one present on Christmas Eve and we bake and eat baked stuff on Christmas Eve.

Carla S said... #

I am a follower through GFC and instagram.

Kathy@KayakQuilting said... #

One of our favorite holiday traditions is attending the Boston Pops Christmas concert two nights before Christmas. Everyone gets dressed up, we have a nice dinner and then travel into the city for a lovely concert. A very special evening with the family.

Kathy@KayakQuilting said... #

And I am a follower! Love your work!!

Sowing Stitches said... #

One of our favorite traditions is star gazing on Christmas Eve!

Mom C said... #

We go sledding Christmas Eve day. We have a cabin 15 miles from home so we sled and thenwarm up with hot chocolate and chili. By 2 we're ready to head home to finish up the last minute things for our Christmas Eve dinner and program. Thanks.

JoyceLM said... #

My three sisters & I would help our Mom bake lots of Christmas cookies. I keep on that tradition of baking cookies to giveaway at Christmas. Thanks.

JoyceLM said... #

I'm a follower with Bloglovin'. Thanks again.

michael ann said... #

how fun! i'm hoping to start the tradition this year of making myself, husband, and little boy christmas eve jammies. now i just have to get sewing!

Paula said... #

We put all our Christmas pillows on our beds! Those are the only "special celebration" pillows we own.

Lisa said... #

Our family tradition is a large breakfast before we open gifts!

Lisa said... #

I am a follower!

Heather said... #

Instead of leaving cookies for Santa we make gingerbread houses.

Heather said... #

I am a follower!

pizzaeater said... #

I live in the very hot desert. However, it can get very cold in my opinion. My holiday tradition is being able to wear my pj bottoms without sweating.

Angelia Lanouette said... #

On New Year eve we like to make up a bunch of finger foods and play card and board games for hours while waiting for the Times Square ball to drop. So much fun! Thank you for sharing! anglanouette at gmail dot com

. said... #

One family tradition if to attend Christmas Eve services at church and then coming home and playing games with the whole family.

Deb (Two Cheeky Monkeys) said... #

We like to open our advent calendar every day. :)

Kathy said... #

Cute! We have an end-of-the-holiday-season open house party called the Last Noel. We blast Christmas carols and invite all our friends, and it's something the kids and their friends look forward to all year.

Julie said... #

We decorate gingerbread houses. I glue gun them together and the kids decorate. Fortunately, they then are not edible and it really cuts down on houses falling apart.Fun for all ages. Your mice are cute.

Unknown said... #

we devote the last saturday before christmas to decorating the tree!

Marti M said... #

Home made cinnamon rolls on Christmas morning.

Marti M said... #

I am a new email follower.

lindaroo said... #

A new tradition: in December I post a daily photo (facebook, instagram) of some part of my Christmas decor. Several of my friends are doing the same, and it's fun to appreciate the personal touches each one of us adds to the season. It's like an advent calendar!

lindaroo said... #

Yes, I'm a follower!

Susan said... #

No, sorry we don't have a special holiday tradition! How sad!

Susan said... #

And I'm a follower, of course! (I'd love to win this giveaway- it is a very, very generous one! In fact, I'd be happy with even part of it...I'll share!)

Pam said... #

We put our tree up on December 18, we have a big party with pots of Chilli, Meatballs, and Pulled Pork, all served with a selection of Breads. We drink Hot Apple Cider and play silly games. Second childhood once a year.

Pam said... #

Oh yes I am a follower.

Stephanie @ Quarter Incher said... #

We all get new PJ's on Christmas eve to sleep in!

Fran said... #

We don't have any special traditions, unless eating lots of food & having lots of fun are special traditions? Yeah, guess not. Thanks for the chance to win this lovely prize.

Fran said... #

I follow you via email subscription, thanks again!

Six Little Ducklings said... #

New pj's on Christmas eve, baking lots of cookies and celebrating Advent with a calendar, wreath and church activities.

Nati said... #

Thanks for the chance to win, we being from Argentina spend the holidays in the swimming pool!

Unknown said... #

Our holiday tradition is actually to stay at home together, however this year we will be travelling visiting our families in other countries. Thanks for a chance to win! julia(dot)glotova(at)gmail(dot)com

charlotte said... #

We have cookie Sunday with the kids and grandkids every year. A whole day of baking and take out pizza for dinner.

Wild Irish said... #

Icing the Christmas cake with my 9 year old daughter and this year she actually made the christmas cake

Sunnybec said... #

I love it when all the presents are done and all the cards are written and posted and I can snuggle under a quilt with my Jack Russell and watch Christmas Movies with a sigh of relieve that I have finished for another year!!!!!

Sunnybec said... #

I am a follower.

Lisa Marie said... #

We make lots of cookies and give them to family, friends and neighbors.

Lisa Marie said... #

I follow via GFC.

Joyce said... #

The whole family with kids (and now grandkids) gather at my sister's house. Everyone contributes to the meal and she makes the Touchiere pies. It makes for a wonderful day!

Joyce said... #

I follow on Bloglovin!

stitchinpenny said... #

With family so far away, gathering is about all we can muster. We would love to have others, but we sneak in what we can each year around travel plans.

Unknown said... #

We ride to the mountains of NC to pick out our tree every year. We listen to our favorite Christmas CDs and have lunch a the same little restaurant.

Unknown said... #

I follow by email.

Unknown said... #

I follow with bloglovin from work.

Lori said... #

Both of our daughter live out of state now, so I'm just looking forward to time with them both at home.

Lori said... #

I'm a new follower on blogger

Jessica said... #

We always go see the amazing lights at the Mormon Tabernacle.

Jessica said... #

I'm a follower on Bloglovin

Margaret said... #

We always dress up and go out for a nice Christmas Eve dinner and then drive around and look at all the pretty lights.

Margaret said... #

I follow by e-mail.

Ellyn said... #

one of my favorite holiday traditions is singing in our church's cantata! That will be happening this Sunday. Thanks for the giveaway

Ellyn said... #

also I follow your blog through GFC

Sonia B said... #

Those cookies are adorable. We always have a buffet style dinner on Christmas Eve and act out the nativity. Thanks for the chance.

Sonia B said... #

I follow via my blogger dashboard.

Kay said... #

Thank you for a great giveaway. One of my favourite traditions is that every Monday night in December we gather as a family to watch a Christmas film and have special treats.
ks(dot)eyles(at)yahoo(dot)co(dot)uk

Sandy said... #

We really don't have any traditions. Sad now that I think about it. Thanks for the opportunity to win!

jmj said... #

We all get together for a big German dinner of Christmas eve

Anonymous said... #

Nothing real special in the way of traditions, but we do try to view some of the Christmas lights folks put up. There are always some really pretty displays. Merry Christmas!!

Unknown said... #

We all go and pick out a Christmas tree together! Love California girl!

Val's Quilting Studio said... #

tradition;ynew jammies every christmas eve!!

Val's Quilting Studio said... #

Am a gfc follower and i have ya on my blogroll, Always enjoy our emails.....thanks for the chance to win,

Anonymous said... #

Shopping with my 3 daughters. Thanks for the opportunity.

Linda said... #

One tradition is that every son gets a new flashlight (we try to find a different kind every year!). They must have 30 flashlights sitting around somewhere!
We also go to a movie!
(Love those cookies! I made those mice one year and they were a big hit, but I never thought to put them on a cookie!)

Linda said... #

I'm a follower, of course!

Anonymous said... #

I follow you on bloglovin.

pennydog said... #

I wear my christmas cracker hat upside down because that's what my Dad used to do when we were kids.

pennydog said... #

I'm a bloglovin follower

M.W. said... #

We bake shortbread together using my grandmothers recipe.
Thanks for the chance to win.

M.W. said... #
This comment has been removed by the author.
M.W. said... #

I am a follower and I love the California Girl fabric.
Shawn

Born4Travel said... #

On Christmas day we stay in our jammies and spend the day playing games. Thanks for the chance to win!!

Deborah said... #

we always make from scratch Mexican food like mole, chile verde, enchiladas with slowcooked sauce, beans, tortillas, etc.
fiveninesix@gmail.com

Heidi said... #

My favorite tradition is the Fudge!!

DianeY said... #

With my immediate family spread from the east coast to the west coast and to Hawaii, we do a new thing each year, or not!

Lesley said... #

We don't really have any traditions. We just like spending time together.

Anonymous said... #

Those cookies are fabulous! We always do a chocolate advent calendar. Kids #1 and #2 are out of the house, but #3, who is 16, still insists on his chocolate!

Taryn V. said... #

My immediate family exchanges Christmas gifts on Christmas Eve. No wishlists allowed, so it is always fun to see what everyone chooses for the others!

Taryn V. said... #

I follow via Bloglovin'!

Katrin said... #

When we make cookies, my hubby always uses the duck cookie cutter to create himself an "Army of Duckness" instead of christmas cookies.

Barbara O. said... #

Our family tradition is a Fondue dinner at Christmas Eve, the only time a year I have Fondue. Thanks for the chance!

Barbara O. said... #

I follow you on Bloglovin. Thanks for the extra chance!

Deb@asimplelifequilts said... #

Every third year we spend Christmas in Kauai - I'm already looking forward to Christmas 2014!

Leah said... #

We always read the Christms Story every Christmas Eve.

Unknown said... #

We have a family ornament exchange. It's fun to watch the collections grow each year. kmcassie@gmail.com

Unknown said... #

Ongoing follower by email. kmcassie@gmail.com

Anonymous said... #

It's all about the food for our family. All sorts of traditional Norwegian goodies. thriftstorecrafter@yahoo.com

Anonymous said... #

I follow you on Bloglovin' thriftstorecrafter@yahoo.com

Karen4Q said... #

Fried halibut on Christmas eve is my favorite

CraftyHourMom said... #

We get together Christmas Eve for appetizers and family gift exchange! Love it. We are developing little traditions with our own little family now - so fun. Thanks for the chance!

CraftyHourMom said... #

I follow on BlogLovin' too! :)

lauraluvsloons said... #

We like to watch Elf and A Christmas story as a family.

Dita Bybee said... #

While growing up I remember that we would always go to my aunt's place on christmas day. Always, if not almost always.

Melissa Miller said... #

No special holiday traditions. Just enjoying the season and spending time with family. Enjoy yours!

Jusmom1 said... #

On Christmas Eve we light bayberry candles for luck and open small gifts under the advent tree! Thanks for the chance to win!

the running hare said... #

I used to love making a gingerbread house, decorated with sweets with my children. They are grown up now, so we don't do it anymore.

Katie.Herzog said... #

We always watch White Christmas. There is always grumbling at first, but then we all get enthralled. Thanks for the giveaway!

Jo said... #

We like to ride around and look at the outdoor Christmas lights everyone puts up

Jessica said... #

On Christmas Eve, my siblings, their families, and my mom all get together. If is so much craziness but also a ton of fun. I rarely get together with everyone at once. It is usually just once a year on Christmas Eve that we are able to do this. I love your little mouse cookies. They are super cute.

Katy McCoy said... #

My son and I watch Bing Crosby's White Christmas; it's a traditional started with my sister and mom, who are both gone now. My sister and I used to sing the "Sisters" song and laugh ourselves silly.

Katy McCoy said... #

I'm a follower in Sacramento!

Gill said... #

We all go to the midnight service on Christmas Eve at our local church then it's back home for mulled wine and mince pies!

atabanana29 said... #

We have an Elf on the shelf that the girls love!

bee said... #

i like our tradition of collecting items from places we've been/did for ornaments on our tree! each one has a story attached to it

Shauna said... #

My favorite tradition is Christmas Eve services, then home for Christmas movies and snacks. Simple days just to be enjoyed

Kirsten said... #

We like to look at lights on Christmas eve, then come in for hot chocolate and a movie. The stillness of it all is what I love.

Rocksteadyemme said... #

emmevon(at)gmail(dot)com
casino buffet with my inlaws!

Rocksteadyemme said... #

new follower!
emmevon(at)gmail(dot)com

Deb G. in VA said... #

We don't have any holiday traditions, unless always traveling to relatives for the holiday counts.

Deb G. in VA said... #

I follow your blog with Bloglovin!

Carrie P. said... #

what a fun tradition. I do have a tradition. Ever since we have lived in NC we drive to our mountains to a farm to pick out our Christmas tree. We have been doing it for 25 years.
Merry Christmas!

Julie said... #

Our tradition is driving around looking at Christmas lights. We try to find new areas to look every year.

Becky (My Fabric Obsession) said... #

I love your tradition, that's so sweet. We always decorate the tree as a family and re live some of the memories the ornaments bring from past vacations.

Becky (My Fabric Obsession) said... #

i follow you on bloglovin.

Susan said... #

I'm foilloowing on Feedly

Susan said... #

For 30 years my husband has been reading the night before Christmas to our daughters. Still does whenever they are with us on Christmas Eve. Hilarity grows every year.

Anya said... #

Making gingerbread houses! Thanks for the chance!

JoanG said... #

We make traditional meat pasties for Christmas Eve dinner. The other part of the tradition is new wind-up toys for everyone at the table.

greeblygreebly said... #

Every Christmas eve we get together with my husband's family at his oldest sister's home where we have stockings (I know, a day early!) and supper and visit, it is a lot of fun.

Szamóca said... #

My husband goes with the four kids to my mother-in-law's house on the 24th, preferably in the morning (which never happens) and "mother-angel" puts up the Christmas tree, underneath the presents and cooks something "fishy". After dark the kids come home... This is our Christmas (in Hungary...)
ehodasz at yahoo dot com

barbara woods said... #

we get together , eat and give gifts

barbara woods said... #

follower

Susan said... #

We eat dessert and or dinner by candlelight the whole Christmas season.

Susan said... #

I am a follower. Thanks for sharing your inspiration.

Lucy | Charm About You said... #

We don't really have any, I guess we need to start making some although the kids are already looking forward to leaving out biscuits for Father Christmas and carrots for the reindeers on Christmas Eve!

Lucy | Charm About You said... #

of course I follow you :)

Passion to Create said... #

Love your blog so I have been following for a bit now!

Passion to Create said... #

We currently don't have any holiday traditions but are trying to think of some good ones to start!

Anonymous said... #

FOLLOW>BLOG LOVIN

msstitcher1948@yahoo.com

Anonymous said... #

HELLO, trimming our tree+living room+front door; going caroling;baking+decorating cookies+exchanging gifts are our Christmas traditions! MERRY CHRISTMAS TO YOU!

msstitcher1948@yahoo.com

cynthia said... #

Homemade cinnamon rolls on Christmas morning.

Unknown said... #

My favorite holiday tradition is going to late church where it is quiet and peaceful
!

Linda V said... #

No special tradition, just lots of great food and family. We do draw names for the adults, since our family has grown and every has a tight budget. Thanks for the giveaway

Pieced Brain Quilt Designs said... #

Wake up REALLY early on the 25th, cajole kids into eating breakfast really fast before opening the gifts! Love your cookies!

Pieced Brain Quilt Designs said... #

I am a happy follower!

quilt455 said... #

Eating pumpkin cookies with hot chocolate while watching Its a wonderful life with my family

Brenda said... #

I follow by blog lovin

Brenda said... #

We don't really have any tradition now. But we do enjoy Christmas!

BillieBee (billiemick) said... #

I'm a follower

DebraKay Neiman said... #

We usually take a trip around to look at the Christmas lights, even if we are in another city. Merry Christmas. crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

DebraKay Neiman said... #

I am happy to follow you on Bloglovin. Merry Christmas. crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

BillieBee (billiemick) said... #

Be grateful and eat Chocolate Pie!

Sue said... #

I love decorating the house from top to bottom! I could probably open my own Christmas store!

Sue said... #

I follow on Bloglovin'

kbzelazny said... #

This is a lovely giveaway! I love to bake cookies!

Amy's Crafty Shenanigans said... #

I am a happy follower :) Happy Thursday to you!

Amy's Crafty Shenanigans said... #

I make ornaments for my sister and me each year - I love handmade ornaments for my tree!

Needled Mom said... #

Your little mice are so cute. I'm sure the kids loved participating in that task. We always have a mother/daughter luncheon over the Christmas season which is so wonderful.

Needled Mom said... #

I'm a follower.

Quiltgal said... #

I enjoy making shortbread cookies. I also have a hbad habit of eat a pile of cashews while wrapping christmas gifts and watching old christmas movies on TV.

Emily C said... #

We go to gma's for dinner.

Linh said... #

We try to get as much in as possible when it comes to holidays. linhs4real@aol.com

Linh said... #

Follow you through Blog lovin. linhs4real@aol.com

«Oldest ‹Older   1 – 200 of 349   Newer› Newest»