Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Our "Christmas Gift"

While the family was trying to decide what we would be giving away for our Christmas drawing, only one thing was agreed upon, it had to be something "special". In the end, all agreed it had to be a quilt made by my "Aunt Sue". So, I called her and placed my order for a quilt big enough to snuggle up with while reading a good book or watching TV.

"Aunt Sue" has a small business called "Idee's Legacy" where she makes and sells BEAUTIFUL high quality quilts and ready to sew quilt kits. She uses only quality materials for all her quilts and kits.

I had hoped to have a picture of the finished quilt to post but not just yet. (She also works a full time job.) But, here's a tease! A picture of the top of it, no borders and not quilted! Doesn't look like much yet does it? Wait till you see the finished product. She does an awesome job of quilting! If time permits, she will probably finish it this coming weekend.

Our follower's that made the move with us back to blogspot were notified they automatically received extra chances. (Perks for their patience... lol!)

But, everyone can sign up once for a chance to win "Our Christmas Gift". Just leave us a comment telling us your favorite thing about Christmas.

Winner will be drawn randomly on December 25th.

Sorry, but you must live within the United States.

Here's the quilt she made hubby three years ago. The top is almost all appliqued!

Talk about a lot of work!

This is one of hubby's "treasures".

20 Comment(s):

Deidre December 1, 2009 at 3:33 PM  

My favorite thing about Christmas is decorating the tree as a family. We did ours last night and my two year old even helped, great memories I will always cherish.

kayla,  December 1, 2009 at 4:34 PM  

i love the look on my daughters face. the decor, the lights, the food!!!

Anonymous,  December 1, 2009 at 7:55 PM  

I thought I "lost" your wonderful blog....but found you again today and signed up again....I love Christmas...my fav things is my white snowman Christmas tree with all my snowman ornaments....and my little grand-daughter gets to put her "Strawberry Shortcake with snowman" ornament on the tree. Love quilts too!

Anonymous,  December 1, 2009 at 8:15 PM  

I love piling into the truck with my hubby and kids and driving around to check out christmas lights in surrounding neighborhoods. I love to hear my kids ooh and ahhh.

fireball1212 December 2, 2009 at 1:09 AM  

I think my favorite part is the ritual and contemplation of our advent wreath.

fireball 12 12 at hotmail dot com

Suzanne,  December 2, 2009 at 8:23 AM  

I love going to see the "high lights" which is what my now 13 yo called Christmas lights when he was little (it took a while to figure out what he was talking about!). This year we have the 13 yo and a 15 month old so we are very excited to introduce the "high lights" to the little one!

Suzanne suzyqpon at yahoo dot com

Val December 2, 2009 at 8:38 AM  

My favorite thing about Christmas is the memories of all the Christmas times I have already had and it feels good like a fuzzy robe and a hot cup of cocoa.

Anonymous,  December 2, 2009 at 10:53 AM  

I love the family time. My brothers and sisters and I all get together for a meal and visit.

patoswald@hotmail .com

Margie December 2, 2009 at 5:09 PM  

I always loved driving around on Christmas Eve after our family dinner and seeing the Christmas lights. Even though my little one hasn't started to understand the holiday, I look forward to doing the same traditions with him, so that he may look back fondly on them like I do. Even though he doesn't understand that Santa brings the presents, he still gives the look of wonder and awe at all of the decorations and lights. The holiday is amazing to see through the eyes of little ones.

Thank you,

reggierhy December 4, 2009 at 2:56 PM  

Handmade quilts are such a treasure; they are truly a celebrated American art. My grandmother made all of us kids a quilt before she died and mine got lost in a move. I have never quite gotten over either loss. What I love best about Christmas is the whole family gathering together. Whether your family is more like the Hatfields and McCoys or the Brady Bunch, it is sure to be a good time giving us stories to tell and retell for generations.

traci,  December 5, 2009 at 11:12 PM  

i love christmas, love all the decorations, the treats , the presents under the tree, even the shopping! but what i love most of all is that is the one day i am positive my daughter will be here. its always been just her and me , we have aunts, uncles, and the rest, but OUR family is just us, til this year when i got the best gift of all, she gave me a grandson! and of course he is begining to crawl and get into the tree,and i love it!! that is what i love most about christmas, family.... thank you , tracisme@gmail.com
ps,hubbys quilt is awesome!!!! daughter would love that !

Brooke December 6, 2009 at 1:37 PM  

Christmas is such a great time to continue traditions, spread holiday cheer, and spend quality time with love ones. I have a two year old and i'm soooo excited to start our own family traditions and teach him the meaning of christmas.


Angela December 14, 2009 at 3:55 PM  

I love to take the family driving around to see all the lights. Then we go to midnight mass to celebrate together. Just the look on my kids face when then come down the steps in the morning is worth all the long lines and crowded stores. I love it all!


Elaine,  December 14, 2009 at 7:52 PM  

I love the excitement that is in the air at Christmas time.

Anonymous,  December 14, 2009 at 8:33 PM  

There are so many things that I love about Christmas. People are kinder than usual and more tolerant. I love to watch my kids when they are eating cookies and looking at lights. I love to surprise them with little fun things. It's really all about the little things.


Anonymous,  December 14, 2009 at 11:12 PM  

Thanks for your generosity. As far as Christmas goes, we have lots of family traditions that we all really enjoy. Two favorites are that we go caroling to neighbors and give them a homemade treat and we also make gingerbread houses with lots of candy.
kat christensen

Sheri,  December 15, 2009 at 9:21 PM  

My favorite things about Christmas is the peace and love that you feel. It seems to be God's gift to us this time of year. I also love the many traditions that we have such as purchasing a special new ornament for all of the children every year and aweing over all of the ones from years past. Also having our special family bake night when we all get together to bake and make our special cakes and cookies.

Lisa December 16, 2009 at 10:41 AM  

I love Christmas because it allows us to talk about God's gift to us, Jesus. Thank you for this opportunity to win.

andrea December 17, 2009 at 12:19 PM  

I love the Christmas lights. Please enter my name in the contest.

Anonymous,  December 19, 2009 at 10:04 PM  

Love your site. Simple with lots of great coupons. Hope I can win the quilt!

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