Thursday, December 5, 2013

Holiday Hullabaloo Blog Hop

Today is my day to showcase the Holiday Hullabaloo Blog Hop.   It has been  five days of fun as we prepare for Christmas.  Jacquelynne is such a talented artist  as you will see from her lovely fabrics, cards and her blog



Each day of the hop will have prizes - SURPRISES!  No one knows what they will be, but will be valued between $15-30.  All that you need to do is leave a comment on the bottom of this post to be entered to win   the giveaway on my blog.  Then...... be sure to visit all of the participating bloggers to have a chance to win theirs.  Also .... be sure to visit Jacquelynne's blog, The Art of Home, and leave a comment to be entered in the Grand Prize worth over $100.  You can enter each day!!! 




Monday Dec. 2 Lily Pad Quilting http://lilypadquilting.blogspot.com/

Tuesday Dec. 3 Sew Cal Gal http://sewcalgal.blogspot.com/

Bejeweled Quilts by Barb http://bejeweledquilts.blogspot.com/

Wednesday Dec. 4 Upstairs Hobby Room http://upstairshobbyroom.blogspot.com/

Freemotion by the River http://www.conniekresin.com/


Thursday Dec.5 A Quilt & a Prayer http://aquiltandaprayer.blogspot.com/

Tami’s Quilting Adventure http://tamichaulk.blogspot.com/

Friday Dec. 6 Needled Mom http://needledmom.blogspot.com/
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For those who are visiting my blog for the first time, I thank you.  I am kept busy as a wife, mother, daughter and grandmother, but do try to make some time for my passion which is needlework of any kind.   This was our family picture taken last Saturday at our Thanksgiving celebration ....five children with their spouses and all 27 grandchildren. 



One of my loves is quilting and it is at this time of the year that I enjoy decorating with my Christmas quilts. 











I hope to get my snowman flimsy quilted next week so I can add that to the decor as well.



Thanks so much for visiting my blog.  Since we have our big Christmas dinner here on Saturday night, I will pick a winner on Sunday night.   Good luck in the giveaway.

106 comments:

OhioLori said...

Looove your Family picture!! What a Blessing you have there! :)

Martina said...

Wow, I justthink its so wonderful to be a biiig family! Have a great time together and thanks for sharing all those lovely quilts. I especialy love the snowman and Santa, so cute!

Farm Quilter said...

You have a wonderful family! Thank you for sharing all your quilty holiday goodness with us :) Love the quilts!

Christine M said...

What a great family photo! Thanks for sharing all your gorgeous Christmas quilts and decorations.

Bev C said...

Hello,

Lucky you to get everyone there for the photo. Treasured times for all.
Love your quilts especially the Santa one.

Happy days.
Bev.

QuiltSue said...

What a wonderful family. I bet things get quite noisy at your house when you all get together.

Mad about Craft said...

Congratulations on your lovely family!

Your quilts are also lovely!

Fiesta said...

Mary your home and family are lovely. God bless

Lee said...

Such a fun family picture- really one to cherish! Thanks for sharing pictures of all your lovely quilts!

Gill said...

What a great family picture!!
I love all your Christmas quilts - especially the Christmas tree one!!

Dorian said...

Love that family picture! Your holiday quilts are lovely too. Have a Merry Christmas.

Gene Black said...

I love a big family Thanksgiving. WOW you have made a lot of Christmas quilts. I really love your angel table runner.

Mhairi said...

I love your snowman quilt and the snowman and Santa mats. They are really cute.
Thanks so much for sharing your beautiful creations, especially the most wonderful creation of all, your family.

Kay said...

Such beautiful photos of family and quilts. I especially love the snowflake, and the red Christmas tree.
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andsewon said...

Love the family pic! Enjoyed seeing your holiday quilts! So festive!!!
Lola

Kate said...

How blessed you are with your family. I so enjoyed seeing all your Christmas goodies - you have some beautiful items. Happy Christmas.

ozone3 said...

What great decorations!! Love the Snowman tree...really cute!!

Thanks for the chance to win.

Marit Johanne said...

What a wonderful family you have! And you have beautiful Christmas quilts for decorating!

Barb said...

What a neat way to decorate for Christmas with all your various quilts - I love them! And what a family, too. Happy holidays for you all!

Lisa Marie said...

Wow, so many beautiful Christmas quilts!

Peggy Carstens said...

I love all the Christmas quilts you have. What a nice way to decorate for Christmas.

sandi said...

Love seeing the picture of your family and all the holiday quilts. Happy holidays!

Shanna said...

Oh Mary! Looks at all that Christmas Decor, I am definitively jealous there!! I am so excited that you have so much accomplished, the work is fantastic as always with sneaky bits of fun tucked in there, thanks for showing us!

Lori said...

what a wonderful family picture to have. I love the way you decorate with Christmas quilts and such. They are wonderful. Especially your soon to be finished snowman quilt. Too cute.

Kelly Williams said...

Wonderful family portrait. I really love your Christmas quilts. Beautiful. Thanks for the opportunity.

Wacky Woman said...

Love all your Christmas quilt, especially you very cute snowman quilt.

Hilachas said...

Beautiful family photo. You are truly blessed. Your Christmas quilts are amazing as well. I've been working on my first Christmas quilt but it isn't going to be finished this year.

JoyceLM said...

Thanks for sharing the pics of your lovely holiday quilts. Love the snowman & Santa table toppers. Thanks for the chance to win.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Beautiful pictures. I LOVE the quilt hanging on the wall by your tree. Thanks for the giveaway :-)

Jacquelynne Steves said...

What must fun it must be to have so many children and grandchildren there for the holidays. I can't imagine how many turkeys you had to make!!
Love all your projects! Thanks for being part of my blog hop :)
Jacquelynne

sew.darn.quilt said...

You've shared so many lovely and whimsical quilts and projects, thank you. The last one with the snowmen as a tree is very cute.
Thank you for the chance.

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

What a great family picture. So many lovely decorative holiday quilts.

Michele T said...

You have some beautiful quilted projects - thanks for sharing in the hop!!

em's scrapbag said...

You have some wonderful Christmas quilts. The snowman is very fun. Hope you are able to finish it so he can join the festive decor.

Lisa said...

Wow all your quilts are amazing!

Sandy@UpstairsHobbyRoom said...

love cute snowman so you know I love the ice skating and tree snowmen!! so adorable!

Dee D said...

I love the snowman tree - it is so cute!

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Charmed Life said...

I just love your red tree quilt with all the swirls of fabric...what a lovely way to use your stash...and those snowman and santa quilts are darling too!

Sallie said...

Great family photo! Lovely quilts - I especially like the pinwheel ornaments.

Teresa said...

Some wonderful work here, including the family.

Vicki H said...

Awesome family pic. Great projects too.

Teresa in Music City said...

My goodness - what a wonderful huge family!!! You are really blessed :*) I enjoyed the tour of your Christmas quilts - my favorite is the Snowman quilt you are finishing up - too cute!!!

Missy Shay said...

Wow, you are very talented! I love your family photo!
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Linda said...

HI,love all of your Christmas projects you posted>so neat!
Thanks for sharing!
MERRY CHRISTMAS!

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Pauline G said...

What beautiful Xmas quilts decorating your home

Country Whispers said...

Your Christmas quilts are beautiful and I think it's great to have such a big family and be able to have everyone gather together at the holidays. Merry Christmas!

Mrs.Pickles said...

what a lovely family and lovely quilts thanks for sharing

Colleen M said...

What a beautiful family. Thanks for sharing. Thanks also for the chance to enter.

Amy's Crafty Shenanigans said...

I love your Christmas quilts - especially the wall hanging in the picture with the tree :)

Sandie @ crazy'boutquilts said...

You have such a lovely home and wonderful family~ have fun on Saturday! I love all you decor. :-)

Donna W said...

Thanks for opening up your home to us (with pictures). Beautiful!

Sue said...

Mary, I still don't know how you find time to do all of your quilting and sewing! You have to be SUPER Mom, grandma, etc! Thanks for sharing all of your wonderful things!

java diva said...

I think your table runner with the trees on the end & angel with trumpet in the middle is beautiful! It has a stencil look to it.

Debra Kay Neiman said...

Love how your quilts warm up your home...new follower on bloglovin so I can keep up with you. Merry Christmas. crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

Barb said...

You are just loaded with inspiration....and what a fantastic Family picture....

Carrie P. said...

thanks for sharing all your lovely quilts. Merry Christmas!

Sheila Ivany said...

To have all your family together for Thanksgiving & photos, definitely to be thankful for. Great picture and memories for life. Thank you for a chance to win. Happy Quilting:) Email smivany@gmail.com

Jeanne Gwin said...

Well Mary, I have waited all week for you to show up and now, finally, you are here. Love the family pictures, they always make me happy to see your happiness. Can't wait for the Christmas pic! You are so blessed and you show it with your sharing heart. Now, I have questions!! Aha, thought I was just going to smoosh you will nice words today huh? :) I want to know the name of a couple of patterns please.....the wall hanging over your sideboard and the pinwheels. thank you ma'am and have a nice Christmas with your family!!

ritainalaska said...

what a marvelous family picture! sew much to be thankful for! enjoyed your Christmas quilt d├ęcor!

Rhonda D. said...

You are blessed with such a large family! Love your decor! Thanks for the chance to win!

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barbara woods said...

you really have past me, 24, and all of ours are fixed so they will be no more

IHaveANotion ~ Kelly Jackson said...

Love the family photos!!! Wonderful. I'm so impressed with all the holiday quilts you have made...I'm not going to share how many I have...LOL.

Smiles,
Kelly

annmarie said...

What a lovely family - how blessed you are! And how wonderful to have all those Christmas quilts for decorating. - what fun! This has been a great blog hop......

teachpany said...

Great quilts! Very inspiring! Thanks for sharing your pictures. Enjoy your Christmas!

Laine said...

What a great family picture. How lucky for you that everyone was there and "willing" to have their picture taken. I try every year at Christmas and each year there are a few that just don't want to cooperate. Love all your quilts especially the one with the red tree applique.

PK Sews said...

What a beautiful family you have! And I love your quilts! Thanks for sharing!

Abbigail said...

Happy Holidays! I love all the items you made!

sunny said...

What a fantastic family photo! How lovely that you were all able to be together. You have some beautiful Christmas quilts.

Ivory Spring said...

Mary, such a beautiful Christmas home! I am in love with that "Christmas cactus" looking quilt - not sure what the pattern is called.

Blessings to you and yours!

Joanna said...

You have made some lovely Christmas quilts. And you have a beautiful family, as well. Happy Holidays.

Beth said...

Your pinwheel ornaments are absolutely darling! I'll bet your house is filled with Christmas cheer, homemade.

Cyn said...

Super eye candy. Nice decorations. Totally in awe of you lovely Family Portrait. You are blessed. Thanks for sharing.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from my home to yours! ����

Frog Quilter said...

Love your house with beautiful quilts.

Amy said...

How great to get everyone in the picture! Love all your Christmas quilts. A beautiful way to decorate!

Sewgirl said...

What a beautiful family you have...you are blessed! Thanks for sharing all your projects..such fun.

Terry@ a quilting blog said...

What a beautiful family picture and love your Christmas quilts!! Thanks for sharing :)

Meredith said...

Love the family photos, and all your beautiful Christmas quilts!

charlotte said...

You have such wonderful Christmas quilts. Great family photo too.

Ellee said...

Your family looks happy. What a blessing. -- soparkaveataoldotcom

Bonnie58 said...

Beautiful family. You must be so proud. Thanks so much for sharing.

Patty D from NC said...

Wow! I just love those snowman and santa quilts that look like they are standing on their hands or something.

LeAnne said...

You've made your house so welcoming with all the quilts. Have a great holiday with your family.

Agnes B. Bullock said...

I just love your Santa and snowman qilts!

pippirose said...

I love your family photo. And your quilts! Especially the Santa and Snowman. Adorable!
:o)
pippirose59@gmail.com

Kathryn D. Duke said...

What FUN!!! Felt like I just visited your lovely home...

SewCalGal said...

Thank you for the open house tour of your lovely home. Inspirational quilts and I love them all. But I'm curious about those pinwheel ornaments? Is there a pattern for them? So cute.

SewCalGal
www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

ps - please don't enter me in your giveaway. I'm just popping by to say Happy Holidays.

Karen in Breezy Point said...

Love your Christmas projects--especially the snowman tree!

Judy1522 said...

Wow! You have an amazing family. It reminded me of my family holidays when growing up with all the Aunts, Uncles and cousins. Your Christmas quilts are gorgeous.

~Kris~ said...

I love seeing your family photo. How wonderful you were all able to be together for Thanksgiving. Such a great blessing. Also enjoyed seeing all your holiday quilting. The large wall quilt by the tree is spectacular. Thanks for sharing.

Emily C said...

Wow, what a large family! Lucky you =)

KatieQ said...

It must be fun to have 27 grandchildren. With only 2 children, I doubt whether I will ever have that many grandchildren. but I will be delighted with any I get.

Michele said...

What a wonderful family picture :-) I enjoyed seeing your holiday quilts :-)

Heidi [Banks of Frog Creek] said...

That snowman quilt is so fun!!

Cecilia said...

Thank you for sharing your pictures with us. I enjoyed seeing your family and your quilts. I really want to make one of those feather tree wallhangings. Thanks for the chance to win.

Jodi - usairdoll said...

What a great family picture! So neat that all of you were able to get together. Love, love your Christmas quilts and runners! A few of them are on my to-do list.

Thank you for a super giveaway and a chance to win.

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Joan H. said...

You are indeed blessed to have such a large, close family. Are they all as talented as you are? Your quilts are so beautiful!

Michele said...

You have such pretty quilty things to decorate with. Thanks for sharing the photos and for the chance to win.

StitchinByTheLake said...

So many beautiful quilts - loved seeing them! blessings, marlene

shawn said...

I really like your quilts they are beautiful and thanks for the giveaway.
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QPT said...

cute designs!!!
Happy Christmas!!!
JingleBells Jinglebells

Carmen N said...

What wonderful projects you have done!

My Sister Made Me Do It.... said...

Golly I've been so busy I hadn't read any blogs since Wednesday! How wonderful all your Christmas quilting looks and wow....amazing how two people can create such a big family! LOL....that's what we tell my parents everytime we meet at their home for Christmas and 4th of July!

Goldogmom said...

Happy Holidays. I am awed by your creative projects with a large family too. Thanks for the chance to win.

Michelle

Sandy Lowery said...

My, what a large family you have, must be fun when everybody gets together. Merry Christmas.

Barbara said...

Another amazing family picture with a great backdrop.