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November 12, 2009


beautiful pillow designs

Greetings I am so grateful I found your blog page, I really found you by error, while I was researching on Yahoo for something else, Anyhow I am here now and would just like to say kudos for a fantastic post and a all round interesting blog (I also love the theme/design), I don’t have time to go through it all at the moment but I have bookmarked it and also added in your RSS feeds, so when I have time I will be back to read a lot more, Please do keep up the superb work.

Donna in Sonora, California

Thank you Gudrun, and all of your fellow Blog Hop participants -- I plan to use several of the ideas for quick gifts this year and appreciate the talent and generosity of you all. What a wonderful way this has been to introduce quilting friends to all of your blogs. Happy Thanksgiving to each of you.

Cheryl Petty

We didn't go house to house singing, but that sounds like a great tradition, with the Santas and all. We looked forward to a great day of fun playing with all of our cousins on Christmas Day after we had opened our gifts. Then a great dinner at my grand parents.

Susan Brooks

Wonderful pictures!

Mary Ellen

Awsome pattern will enjoy making it Mary Ellen


Beautiful holiday dresses! I love the look of joy on your face when looking at Santa.


I am enjoying following this hop! Recipes, traditions,family stories, free patterns....what a great way to start the Christmas season. Thank you!


I love reading the stories! I am getting excited about Christmas and sharing the great stories I am reading


Since our tree is usually in a corner, or next to a wall because of space issues, no one but the tiniest fairies would ever be able to dance around it. But what a lovely tradition!


Thank you so much for the project and story!

Marg McCulloch

I really enjoyed seeing all your Christmas pictures. I love the Santa with the hair over his face!!


Great memories! I like the design.

Rebecca Clarke

We love tradition too. I just wanted to let you know that I got a copy of your Fast & Furious book in the mail today and I just love it. I am so glad that I found it and cannot wait to start sewing. I will have to look out for some more of your books as this one is a real winner.


It is so cool to dance around the Christmas tree-I can't wait to learn about the 13 Santa's---

Leslie Schmidt

The tree was always the element that signaled the season. Such magic! Did the kids ever get too rowdy and have a run-in with the tree?

Madonna Kay

Your Christmas Tree story reminded me of a neighbor who invited us over at Christmas time when I was in elementary school. There tree was on a table in the middle of the living room and we held hands and walked around the tree while we sang Christmas songs. I think that they were from Holland and we had wonderful cookies as well. I'm really enjoying your stories of Iceland. We visited Iceland for a couple of days in 1977 as a 'layover' when flying to Europe. I just remember how beautiful it was, the hot springs and the waterfall, no nighttime and beautiful Northern Lights.


It's always so fun and interesting to learn the holiday traditions of others. Thank you for sharing your memories with us.


We did not dance around the tree at my house either. On the farm we had a visiting Santa who was a farmer who visited all the families in the local area. He was jolly and fun. I think we even got a box of popcorn to celebrate.

Mary Jo Larson

What an interesting Santa story. I love to hear about the traditions in other countries.
I also want to thank you for putting this blog hop together. It is so much fun reading everyones stories and the great projects. Thanks so much. Mary Jo

Jayne Honnold

Thaks for sharing your memories.


It's a cute story. It's about time to put the christmas tree in my home, but I can't right now because I'm quilting and I don't regret it, lol

Sue Goodin

I have never danced around a Christmas tree because I've never had a room that I could put the tree in the middle. But it is my dream to have one someday and if I do I just may have to dance around it.

Maryann biesterveld

Gee you were cute but whats with the 13 Santa's ???? Loved the story!


I can truly say I've never heard of this tradition. Thank you for sharing.

Mary Jo Baird

Yours is a very sweet story! IThank you for sharing it with us!

Sheila Carita

I love your Icelandic story!! Thank you for sharing!


Peg Thiessen

Just discovered the Christmas blog hop - yours is the 1st site on my hopping spree and already I'm implressed.

Krist Van Os

great story - can't say that I have dance around a Christmas tree - do you still do that tradition???


That is a great story.


THANKS for sharing your past memories...Loving the blog hop

Beth Strand

This is so fun! I'm having a great time reading about all your traditions...our Christmas tree is always in a corner so dancing might be tough but it sounds fun!

Becky in Georgia

I have not heard about dancing around the christmas tree. Great tradition! Multiple Santas, another great tradition! Thanks for sharing. I'm loving your posts!


No I've never danced around the Christmas tree, but it sounds like such a fun tradition.

Mary on Lake Pulaski

Who wouldn't like multiple Santas???


I've never heard of multiple Santas before! That would be so cool! Our tree sits to close to the wall to even try to get around it.


What a great youth you had, and I love hearing about your "large" family. Trees and Santa are a great part of my Christmas! For a number of years Santa came to my house to see my children and extended family growing up. My son-in-law was also a wonderful Santa who visited family, friends and families in need.

Chris H

The church I went to when I was a little girl had kids dance and sing around the Christmas tree on Christmas morning. But you had to be a certain age. I was SO excited about getting old enough so I could join in.


I'm loving this quilt as you go project. I got everything ready last night and managed to get 4 pieces sewn down before getting ready for work this a.m. Hope to have it finished tonight! Thanks very much for the pattern


These stories! I'm having a great time on this Blog Hop. Thanks for sharing!

Rhonda Perez

Sounds like a fun tradition. My tree was full of tinsel and paper chains.


Love the dancing tradition. Wish I knew of it when my kids were young. They would have been very excited about it.

Julie in WA

Our tree is always against the window. If we tried to dance around it, someone would inevitably trip over the cord and the whole tree would come down.

Oh, that just sparked a memory! When I was in college, one friend in the dorm tried to go around the back of the tree. Sure enough, she tripped over the cord. Down she went! and then to the emergency room we went...she had broken a bone in her wrist.

Joyful Quilter

What a great tradition! Your grandma must love the holiday gathering of all her family!

Thank you for drawing my name for the Quiltmaker's 100 Block issue! I just sent you my address via email.


thanks for sharing your special memories!


Thank you so much for sharing your memories. It's so interesting to learn about Christmas customs from other countries.


Yes, we danced and with the help of the dog -- we knocked it down!

DianeY (kaiolohiakids)

Did you put the tree in the middle of the room? Ours has always been in a corner by a window, so I've never danced around it!
Can't wait to hear your santa story!


Love your story. And your pictures. And the visual I have inside my head! Thank you for a fun post.


Can I just tell you right now how much I am enjoying this blog hop? When I get up in the morning, first thing I do is show up here to check for the day's stories.

The projects are fun, yes.....but the best parts are all the pics and old stories.

Thx so much for organizing this.

Betsy Lynn

Great memories!
Our tree was in a big bay window so we couldn't dance around it, so we dance d in front of it.

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