Stocking Love * Quilt along and fun facts

Christmas Stocking Block 17 in our quilt along  This is our last quilt block for this quilt. Hope you had fun and I had fun sharing family Christmas with you. Next Friday – It’s Christmas Cookies !! 

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Family Memories : 

Do you have a family custom about stockings?  I remember as a child Mom buying a fake (cardboard) Fireplace so we could have a mantle for our homemade stockings. Even when I married – we never lived in a house with a fireplace so we made do with book shelves or walls to hang our stockings. 

This is a Vintage one that can be purchased from Amazon.

Here’s a few Stocking facts” 


  • A Christmas stocking is typically a sock or sock shaped bag.
    Christmas stockings are traditionally hung on Christmas Eve, ready to be filled secretly with presents during the night, which are usually opened the next morning.

  • Santa is said to put gifts in Christmas stockings, for good boys and girls.

  • There is no written history of the Christmas stocking, although there are many legends of how the stockings came about.

Need a template to make your ownhttps://mccallpattern.mccall.com/filebin/images/free_downloads/McCalls/PDF/stockings.pdf

Letter to Santa

Today Holiday post is all about Letter to Santa !Inspired by this Quilt block : 

Du Your kids write Letter’s to Santa ? Read on you still have time to write your lessons and get one back. Direction bellow , Lisa 

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Here’s a suggestion for you to mail.


Here’s how:

  1. Have the child write a letter to Santa and place it in an envelope addressed to: Santa Claus, North Pole.
  2. Write a personalized response to the child’s letter and sign it “From Santa.”
  3. Insert both letters into an envelope, and address it to the child.
  4. Add the return address: SANTA, NORTH POLE, to the envelope.
  5. Ensure a First-Class Mail stamp is affixed to the envelope.
  6. Place the complete envelope into a larger envelope, with appropriate postage, and address it to:NORTH POLE POSTMARK
    POSTMASTER
    4141 POSTMARK DR
    ANCHORAGE AK 99530-9998

We recommend sending Letters from Santa by December 8 so that they can be received by the Anchorage, AK, Postmaster no later than December 15. Santa’s helpers in Anchorage, AK, will take care of the rest!https://about.usps.com/holidaynews/letters-from-santa.htm

Holiday Tradition * Elf on the Shelf

It’s Friday ! And the Holiday Inspiration  Quilt blog is Elf on the Shelf: 

From the Movie : Elf and the Book ! Read more about the family fun and start your own family tradition. Lisa

 

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Quilt Block pattern

 

 

What is The Elf on the Shelf®?Elf on Shelf information

The Elf on the Shelf® is a fun-filled Christmas tradition that has captured the hearts of children everywhere who welcome home one of Santa’s Scout Elves each holiday season. The magical Scout Elves help Santa manage his naughty and nice lists by taking note of a family’s Christmas adventures, and reporting back to Santa at the North Pole nightly. Each morning, the Scout Elf returns to its family and perches in a new spot, waiting for someone to spot them. Children love to wake up and race around the house looking for their Scout Elf each morning.

You can tell Santa’s Official Scout Elves apart from other elves at the North Pole because they arrive in their official solid red jumpsuit with their very own storybook called The Elf on the Shelf: A Christmas Tradition. Ready to adopt your own Scout Elf?

My son is Now grown but my Cousin does for her daughter :

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Christmas Eve at Home

Happy Friday ! 

And today’s quilt block celebrates Christmas Eve.

Christmas Eve Block

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Christmas Eve is the night before the big day. Do you have any special traditions in your family ? 

In years past we have attended Midnight church or Mass as we waited for Christmas to come. When there was small kids in the house – we have spent the night assembling together toys and setting the gifts for Christmas morning. But before bed make sure Satan eats his cookies we made and left for him as well as reindeer food. Lisa

Sugar cookies decorated by kids

Sugar Cookies

  • 1 C shortening
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 C milk
  • 1 1/4 C sugar
  • 4  C flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 2 tsp vanilla

Mix together and  chill . Roll out and cut out and  Bake at 375 until done. Decorate as you want.   Lisa

 

Make these fun bags to leave for Santa reindeer

Reindeer Food 

  • plastic bags
  • oatmeal
  • sprinkles

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Decorate and make tags for bags. need a free topper free printable

Holiday Ornament Collection

Today Holiday Post  is all about  – Ornament Collections inspired by the newest quilt block in this Christmas Quilt along I am doing. #12 quilt block

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My Mother is an avid Ornament Collector and every ornament tells a story of a gift or a travel memory. Here;s a few I would like to share:

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Santa’s came from a trip to Michigan to visit us. We bought them at Bronners. Everything Christmas year round . Cant visit order here order

 

 

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My Sister bought this as a Birthday gift.   Mom,myself ,my sister and my hubby has November /December birthdays. 

 

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Tree :  Pink Bear – first great granddaughter. 

Acorn present from Grandson.

Pelican – Louisiana 

Christmas tree -lighting of White house tree (visit to Washington DC)

Big Apple ( Trip to New York) 

Clown –  Play in Chicago 

 

 

 

 

Under the Mistletoe* A Holiday Post

Happy Friday !  And it’s Holiday time on my blog :  Today we are talking about Mistletoe: 

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According to happier versions of the legend, Baldur (sometimes spelled Baldr or Balder) was killed by an enemy’s arrow made of mistletoe. His mother, the goddess Frigg, wept tears onto the arrow. … Overjoyed, Frigg blessed the mistletoe plant and promised a kiss to all who passed beneath it.
The Tradition of Mistletoe at ChristmasMistletoe is a plant that grows on range of trees including willow, apple and oak trees. The tradition of hanging it in the house goes back to the times of the ancient Druids. … The custom of kissing underMistletoe comes from England.
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Christmas has a way of reminding us of what really matters—and what could be more important than our loved ones? From husbands and wives to boyfriends and girlfriends to long-lost loves, the real-life romances in this book are surrounded by the joy and blessings of the Christmas season.

This collection will warm your heart and soothe your soul through the long winter. A Kiss Under the Mistletoe beautifully celebrates the way love and faith can transform a cold day in December into the most magical day of the year.

 

Link to pattern link

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Holiday Candies * Quilt block & recipe

Happy Friday ! 

And we are Celebrating the Holiday with our tenth block  called – Holiday Candies,

No mater if you are making it in fabric,paper or  using my recipe join me in my holiday fun.  Lisa

 

 

Merry & Bright Sew A Long with Pat Sloan : 

 

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Directions for all the blocks & Block 10 

Block 10

 

Holiday Candy Recipes :

 

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Holiday Candy

  • 11/2 box powdered sugar
  • 1 lb of chopped pecans
  • 1 lb flaked coconut
  • 1 can condensed milk
  • 11/2 stick oleo

Melt oleo add rest of ingredients. {Press in a 9 by 13 pan & refrigerate.

Next day melt 1 stick of paraffin & 12 ounces of chocolate in a double boiler. Cut cold candy and dip in chocolate. Put on foil to cool. Sore Cool

Holiday Caroling Time: Recipes and more

Happy Friday ! And it’s Holiday Time : 

Do you have a favorite Holiday tradition? Today’s Prompt from the quilt block – a Caroling we Go !!!

Here’s a great recipes to serve to carolers  or after you return :

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  • 2 quarts of cranberry drink
  • 5 C strong Tea
  • 4 sticks   Cinnamon
  • 3/4 slices Oranges
  • 1 C sugar

Directions : Heat until boiling. Strain and serve hot. Or can be kept hot in crock pot. 

 

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  Snicker doodles

  • 1/2 C butter
  • 1/2 C shortening
  • 11/2 C Sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 23/4  C Flour
  • 2 tsp cream of tarter
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 T sugar /2 tsp cinnamon

Cream butter and shortening. Add sugar and eggs, and dry ingredients.  Mix well and roll into balls . Then roll them into the sugar /cinnamon mixture and place on cookie sheet. Bake at 400 for 8 to 10 minutes. 

 

 

 

 

Quilt Block

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Waiting For Santa *DIY glass plate crafts

Happy Friday Friends : 

Today’s Holidays post is all about  Waiting for Santa. Does your family have special holiday traditions ?  In Louisiana it’s common practice to attend Mid Night Mass while waiting for Santa. Do you leave cookies for Santa ?

Do you have a special plate for Santa cookies ?  Here’e a simple kids crafts using purchased glass plates and sharpie markers (which comes in great colors)

 

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     Glass Plates can be purchased at Dollar Store,Amazon or Wal mart. 

Using a Sharpie Marker to make your Christmas plate : 

Clean the plate with rubbing alcohol and a paper towel.

 

 Kids can draw your design on the cleaned plate with a pencil. You can draw freehand, make a stencil or use a purchased stencil for your design. Keep it simple is best.

 

Color your design with permanent markers or oil-based paint pens. Designs made with paint pens will last longer.

Put the plates in the oven and set the temperature to 350 degrees. Let the oven heat to the set temperature before putting the plates in the oven. Turn the oven off after 30 minutes and let the plates cool inside the oven. Carefully remove the plates using a hot pad if they haven’t cooled completely.

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* I made these for Christmas but you can do this for any occasion. And plates and Mugs now come in many colors. 

This Weeks Quilt Block  : 

Waiting for Santa !   Quilt Block

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Friday * Holidays Crafts with Lisa

It’s Friday and that means holidays  here at Home.

I am still working on my  Christmas quilt and planning some great gifts to make for family and friends ,  Here’s the newest block Quilt a long

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My card that features a great holiday recipe. 

Inspired by the Quilt Block name this cute card uses clipbaord items as decoration. And a cute fabric flower. 

 

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My Christmas album page :

Featuring a cookie recipe to try with the kids. Each year my son and I bake cookies to give out as gift to neighbors & friends.

Try this simple page made fast and easy with Stickers from  Karen Foster ( Love to Cook)

 

 

 

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