Wednesday, July 31, 2013

HO HO HO BLOG HOP


I would like to first thank Mdm Sam for the inspiration of this hop and Carol for being our hostess for the event.  You can always click the button on the side bar to find the daily list of bloggers participating.  I share my day with these lovely ladies:





I knew exactly what I wanted to play with once I saw the introduction for this new Hop.  I love the Twister templates and own three different sizes.  And I bought a new toy/tool which just wanted to come out and play too.  So I chose my smallest Twister - yes, that's a 1.5" template.


If you have not worked with a twister template, you start with a block layout first.  With this little guy, I need to start with 2.5" squares.  You can see how that cutting and re-stitching really affects the size of your finished piece.


My finished mini Twister Christmas Tree.  Started with a 32" square piece and ended up with a 15.5" cute little wallhanging for the season.


Of course you have some heavy seams, so I chose to 'tie' rather than quilt this.  So I used various beads, buttons, and metalic threads to tie and decorate my little tree.  It's hard to see, but I also tied little white star buttons in the white background.



And like most quilters, I have other fiber arts I like to play with.  Cross stitching has been a long time love affair for me.


I love to capture structures that show such texture and design.  And who can't remember 'Over the River and Thru the Woods' ......


'To Grandmother's House we go' - Christmas time on the farm is like no other for me.  Animals in their abundant coats for the winter cold, sleigh rides and sleigh bells, a fire and roasting chestnuts, Christmas goodies baking and filling the house with wonderful smells. And family and friends filling the old house to the brim!

My fabric framing tutorial for cross stitch can be found HERE at SewWeQuilt .


As a thank you for visiting and to find some inspiration for your next Christmas project, I have a give away ..........



A layer cake of 'Skater's Village' by Karen Cruden for Windham Fabrics (photos from Missouri Star Quilt Co. where I purchased these).

Easy peasy - just leave me a comment on your favorite Holiday food.  I will ship international and will leave comments open until midnight August 9th (est) and will announce & contact the winner the following morning - be sure I have a way of reaching you.

Enjoy the Hop,
Sewingly Yours,
Sharon

243 comments:

  1. We love sweet mince pies for dessert. Your twister quilt is really cool. I love that when you tied it you put ribbons and bells and stars on to decorate.

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  2. Your mini twister tree is sew cute! Love your cross stitched winter scene. Thank you for sharing.

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  3. Great projects! I love to cross stitch too! Its hard to pick just one type of holiday food! But I would have to say my grandmothers recipe for Date-Nut bread is on the top of the list.

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  4. wow Sharon that is awesome and love your cross stitch a lot of hours has gone into that one,its beautiful,well done.xx

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  5. Oh I love your twisted tree! I have thought about making something like that, but never got around to doing it....one of these days! Maybe I should join one of Mdm Sams hops one of these days, and that would motivate me...sew much to do, sew little time!

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  6. It's really a cute one! My favourite holiday food are the different desserts, especially one which I made only once a year.
    Thank you for the chance,
    Edit from Hungary
    edige08 @ gmail.com

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  7. I love your cross stitch! Looks amazing. What an art to do!
    Thank you very much for the idea of the christmas tree with the twist. So fun!!
    favorite Holiday food:
    In Sweden we love the Gingerbread - to bake the small thin cookies and feel the atmosphere in the kitchen - that is christmas!

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  8. I love your Lil Twister Tree. that is another pattern I need to try.
    One of my favorite dishes is homemade fruit cake.
    Thanks for sharing
    xo jan

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  9. Love your christmas tree :) My favorite food has to be the traditional Christmasdinner when all the family is together around the table.

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  10. Loving the twister tree....genius! Thanks for sharing and for the very generous giveaway!

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  11. Hello ! Graet work :D I love it :)
    I would like to join in your giveway too ;) My faworited food ? hmmm ... it names "makówki" - it is a mixture of ground poppy seeds, milk, sweetened with vanilla sugar, dried fruit and nuts and soaked in sweet milk biscuits. Caloric bomb, but I love it :) Have a nice day :) Agnieszka

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  12. What a cute tree! Love it! Food for us is always buckeyes and spritz cookies for Christmas. I also make peppermint bark. Really liked your cross stitch too. Thanks! K-

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  13. Your Christmas tree is so beautiful and cute. Thanks for sharing your creativity and for à great giveaway.
    Have à great day.

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  14. I love your work. The cross stitch is lovely. The Twister tree is darling. You are very talented. I can't pick a favorite food. I love food to much to pick a favorite. But, I must say that I have quite a sweet tooth that LOVES the holidays. Thanks for sharing.

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  15. Beautiful tree! Just love to know where you got your pattern! I love my twisters too! They are awesome! Your cross stitch is amazing. Love the giveaway fabric! My favorite food at Christmas time is homemade chocolate covered pretzels, and a yummy yam casserole my mother in law makes! Thank you!

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  16. THat looks great. I have not used the Twister tool, but is seems like great fun! The cross stitch pattern is amazing. I do stitchery, the one stitch I have never mastered is the cross stitch. I suck at that.... So I am in awe! Beautiful!
    My favourite food for Christmas is .... TURKEY! Well, that and chocolate. But that is my favourite food always, so it doesn't really count. Thank you for sharing!

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  17. I love those twister projects. Seeing yours makes me want to give it a try even more! I love the candies people make for the holidays, especially peanut brittle.

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  18. Your Twister tree is just perfect for the holiday. I have used the larger one but not the little one and I really like the look of it...very cute. Kudos to you on your cross stitching. It is one thing I have never tried but it is gorgeous...it even looks dimensional. Nice projects. I hope you have a great day.

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  19. How sweet your mini Twister tree turned out!
    Christmas food? I love all the traditional norwegian christmas food, most of all the pork ribs.

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  20. I love making twister quilts. I love your tree. My fav holiday food? Fresh pumpkin pie. Yum

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  21. I love your twister Christmas tree Sharon. It is so effective. Gorgeous cross stitch too. Favourite Christmas food? mmmm! I always make almond bread at Christmas so I'd have to say that. It's so yummy!

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  22. What beautiful work Sharon! Can't decide which is my favorite! As for favorite Christmas food...easy! Pumpkin pie! Yummy!!!!!

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  23. Wow, the twister pattern really works as a tree!! Just gorgeous. Enjoyed your stitchery. That's a lot of work! My favorite food for the holiday would be the big turkey dinner!

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  24. Your cross stitch is just beautiful! And the twister tree is amazing. My favourite holiday food would have to be homemade Christmas pudding. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  25. I love your twister tree. How cute to "tie" the tree with the beads, buttons and metallic threads. You have given me a idea - oh, yeah I may have new project!

    My favorite holiday food? Hm ... for today I will choose fresh baked apple pie with lots of cinnamon.

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  26. I just love your tree Sharon.

    My favourite Christmas food? Probably the Chinese takeaway (all of it) that we always have on Christmas Eve and all the family come - noisy, messy and fun.

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  27. Your tree is adorable! Love the colours you used, especially love the gold with the red and green. Thanks for showing the finished size along with the original. I have two twister tools and haven't used them yet. Maybe now I will, thanks to you. Every Christmas Eve, we make huge lobster sandwiches...love them! Thanks for the chance!

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  28. I have never done a twister quilt, but have been intrigued by them. Your tree looks all sparkly! How fun!

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  29. What a adorable tree. Love it. I also have an twistertool but did not use it. So thanks for the inspiration.

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  30. Lovely work ! I love the cross stitch -I used to do this until I discovered quilting - maybe time to have a rethink?
    We love mince pies at Xmas from Betty's - our local specialist bakery

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  31. Very beautiful tree. I also like to cross-stitch and I loved the scenery. My favorite food would be all the Chrustmas cookies. We all bake cookies and then after dinner we sample all the various kinds and pick our favorite new cookie recipe.

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  32. I have been wondering how the Twister tool worked and now I know! You do lovely cross stitch work. I used to but my weird eyes don't do close up work very well any longer. Maybe that is why I don't like to hand stitch binding!

    My favorite Christmas food is something we call "Mexican Tea Cakes" which are crushed pecan cookies rolled in confectioner's sugar. I can never eat just one!! Lovely giveaway - thanks for the opportunity to win.

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  33. My favorite holiday goodie is struffoli.....it's an Italian sweet of honey and crisp dough balls. My mother used to make them every year.

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  34. I'm sitting here with my mouth wide open... I love your quilt! That technique looks so neat! The food that screams Christmas to my family is Spritz Cookies, thanks for the fun give-away:@)

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  35. Love your twister tree! I've never used the twister rulers and always see so many cute projects made with them. Also love the cross stitch... the picture is lovely! Thanks for sharing and thanks for the giveaway! Oh.... I'd have to say that I love a roasted turkey... yeah, I have it at Thanksgiving too, but I love it for both holidays.

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  36. Thanks for sharing your twister tree quilt. My Mom made lots of pies for Christmas & my favorite was her mincemeat pie. Thanks for the giveaway too.

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  37. Christmas Fudge!!!

    oh, my. There is a reason it's only made at Christmas in my family. We would all weigh a ton if it was available year round. Rich, soft, melt in your mouth and soooo smooth. My favorite flavor is the 1/2 chocolate (on the bottom) 1/2 peanut butter. I don't even eat Reese's cups - they taste yucky after having had this fudge. mmmm... wonder if a batch in August to celebrate this hop is "legal"?

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  38. I love the stuffing we eat at Thanksgiving and Christmas. I make it the way my Mom did and it's delicious.

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  39. Wow I love you mini twister Christmas tree. I didn't know you could get such a small template, I must get one. My favourite Christmas food mm difficult as there is so much to choose from. I love Brussel sprouts and in the Christmas season everyone seems to serve them(even if they don't like them) so I'm very happy.

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  40. Your twisted tree is amazing, and the cross stitch is really lovely. Our favorite holiday food is probably a potato gratin that I only make at that time of year!

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  41. Oh you did an exceptional job on your twister tree. I just love it!! thank you for the giveaway. I love shortbread

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  42. LOVE your little twister tree! I'm inspired to make one myself. It's hard to ID a favorite holiday food--perhaps the dessert pizza that has become a tradition for us or the frozen cranberry salad we usually make. Thanks for sharing!

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  43. I love the twister tree. My favorite is Christmas cookies. I have a recipe that is a cross between a gingerbread and a molasses cookie. Thanks for a chance to win.

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  44. That little twister tree is cute as can be. Thanks for the chance to win a layer cake of such cute Christmasy fabric.

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  45. LOVE your twister tree! Great idea to trim it with beads and stars.
    Love the lights, smells and sounds of Christmas. It will be here before we know it.
    I always enjoy seeing pictures of your cross stitch projects.

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  46. Your twister tree is really nice! The cross stitch piece is beautiful. My niece does beautiful cross stitch as well and I finish for her quite a bit. I adore all forms of hand work!
    Lovely giveaway as well . Thanks for the chance!
    Lola

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  47. We love what we call 'duelly' at our house. It is layered peanut butter and chocolate fudge...yummo! Tummy rumbling as we speak. LOVE your quilt and I might give it a go....and maybe it's small enough it might get done by Christmas :)

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  48. By holiday food, I'm hoping you mean Christmas, as that's the only holiday (ok, so there's Easter, Valentines Day & New Years Eve too) that we celebrate, no Thanksgiving here....so my favourite holiday food is or rather was, my Mums Christmas cake and pudding, but sadly she's gone now, so no more 'lucky stirs' of the mix as she made it either :(

    Thanks for the chance to win
    Hugs
    Naomi

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  49. I love the mini twister tree wall hanging!. As for favorite holiday food it has to be cranberries. Have an old Julia Child recipe. It's simple but never fails.

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  50. I love your twister tree! I also like to play with twister projects. My favorite holiday food is my mother-in-law's chicken dressing (it has chicken in it)!

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  51. Your little tree is a charmer and using the decorative bits to "tie" it was smart. You mention wonderful holiday images in your post and make me think of all of the beautiful things of Christmas. Christmas cookies are a favorite food. It seems there are more homemade ones at that time of year.

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  52. Oh I just took a twister class! They are so much fun! I am definitely going to have to try this tree. My favorite Christmas has to be all the delicious homemade cookies!

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  53. I have to confess that I love the rum balls that one of my friends makes each Christmas. That doesn't make me a bad person does it?

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  54. Wow Sharon....I don't even know what to say it's so amazing. I love it! I have a Twister ruler and have yet to use it. It's not this small one but just a bit bigger so now I'm going to have to get in there and give it a whirl. (Pun intended!) And the cross stitch stirs a whole pot of memories for me - I used to do that for hours in the evening when I had put the children to bed. Holiday food - we have a family favorite Orange Cake that I make every Christmas. My grown kids come in the door asking where it is. :) blessings, marlene

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  55. I love your christmas tree and the stitchery is beautiful!
    I love all sorts of pickled herring and Janssons frestelse is so good and on every smorgasbord! Janssons frestelse is a gratin made of poatoe, onion, anchovy and cream. It's delicious!

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  56. Favorite food is the cookies. The real problem is choosing the cookie. My mom always made 7 or more varieties. I'd say it's the Santa Snacks. They are made up of all the best ingredients.

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  57. Your quilt is really gorgeous! I have a friend who loves the Twister Ruler! I have not used it as of yet but have been thinking about buying one.

    My favorite Christmas food is the fruitcakes that I bake from scratch... and then again, when I think back to my mothers homemade dressing, my mouth waters... I miss her so much!

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  58. ok, first I am so impressed with the twister tree...awesome...and your cross stitching though is out of this world...stunningly beautiful...

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  59. Very beautiful christmas tree , I will try to use the twister ruler ... My favorite holiday food is the christmas french desert " buche de Noel" christmas log , the most popular in France !!
    thanks for the chance

    marie

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  60. Love, Love your twister quilt. It turned out so cute. Your cross stitching is amazing.
    Love frosted sugar cookies, my mother-in-laws recipe is the best.

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  61. Very very pretty. Love your project. Cross stitch is my other favorite thing although I haven't done much this year which is odd for me as I always have something on the go. I guess I have been having so much fun with my new sewing machines.
    Let's see my favorite Christmas food if a Rashberry cheesecake that my son makes. I have to talk hin into making it as it is so expensive to make but so good. Thanks for showing your wonderful piece and having a give away.

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  62. I love your little twister tree. I have yet to try making a twister quilt...but it's on my list. I used to do cross stitch as well, but my eyes aren't as good as they used to be. Your cross stitching is beautiful! My favorite holiday food is trying out lots of new cookie recipes!

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  63. Precious mini Christmas Tree with your mini twister. I would never attempt such a thing! I like how you finished it off with the details. Beautiful cross stitch.....perfect for the season and it shout your name! Great job.
    I will pass on the dessert this time :)

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  64. I've never made anything with the Twister, but your little tree makes me want to try...it's beautiful! Your cross stitching is gorgeous!

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  65. Love your twister quilt, I'm thinking I want to try the Twister! My favorite holiday food is butter cookies. Love the spritz my mom makes with the cherry in the center. Yum!

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  66. I love eggnog...there I said it! No one else in my home likes it...I LOVE IT!! So at Christmas I make some to bring with me to to other peoples homes so I can enjoy it too.....But I also love the cookies and special dinner....as long as there is eggnog!
    I love your twister tree. I have the Twister template and am now going to have to try one too!
    Maria
    riamccabe@gmail.com

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  67. Those tiny twisters are so cute! Do cookies and sweets count as food? lol

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  68. Yout twister tree is fabulous! And how can I choose just one food? But if I have to... I choose homemad caramel puffs! :)

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  69. Layer cake of fabric, fantastic and my favorite theme skating. I love cross stitch it is relaxing.

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  70. Beautiful work. One of my favorites is a homemade fruit cake that is soaked in wine for a year - yum! Thanks for sharing.

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  71. Love your Christmas pretties! I have a twister project too :)

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  72. Oh, I love the twister tree! The cross-stitching is gorgeous - something I have not yet tried. Beautiful work!

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  73. Your Twister Christmas tree turned out great!!! My favorite food at Christmas is the sweets - love to make all sorts of different cookies!!

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  74. Love the mini Twister tree. It's a great idea for a Christmas wallhanging. lyn.robyn.smith@gmail.com

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  75. Love the Twister tree and as far as a favorite food perhaps mini Cream Cheese Cherry Tarts. And thanks for offering the giveaway!

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  76. Wonderful work you have displayed today...Wow! and what a great giveaway ! Pecan pie, marshmallow roll and sheep dip are the favorite Christmas dishes in this house.

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  77. Wonderful twister tree,and very original.Love it!!
    We love to finish the December 24 dinner with Flan de turrón,is delicious.(Don´t know how to say in english "flan de turron ".You can read the recipe here:
    http://javirecetas.hola.com/flan-de-turron/

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  78. Your cross stitch is wonderful. I stopped doing cross stitch when I started quilting, why did I do that? The tree is so sweet, great job on that too. Does Egg Nog count as a holiday food? I hope sew.

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  79. Beautiful projects. I love to cross stitch as well. Thanks for the link for framing :0)

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  80. Gingerbread! Thanks for the chance!

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  81. your mini quilt and cross stitch is so lovely. At thanksgiving and Christmas my brother makes the most awesome huge cinnamon rolls. they are to die for. thanks for a chance.

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  82. Love the twister tree and love holiday cookies!

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  83. I love your twister tree! I've never seen a twister ruler that small!
    Favourite Christmas food has to be mince pies - with a dollop of creme fraiche!

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  84. Lovely work. Fruit cake is my favorite Christmas food. Nice fabric giveaway

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  85. We love fudge! Your twister Xmas tree is so cute. Thanks for sharing everything

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  86. The sweet potatoes with marshmallows on them! Love your bitty twister. I bought some Quilters Candy the other day. I'll have to try this - I have the tool. Thanks for a great post!

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  87. Your little twister tree is beautiful! I love the buttons and beads you added when you tied it.
    Your cross stitch is also gorgeous!
    My favorite Christmas food? I would have to say Christmas Fudge. (the kind made with marshmallow creme). I have such wonderful memories of eating it while decorating the tree as a child!

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  88. I keep seeing these twister quilts - amazing how special it makes even straight forward squares look. Yours looks fab!

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  89. Your twister is amazing! I didn't realize they shrink so much from start to finish. Love your cross stitch as well. I have a couple cross stitch projects of my own that need finishing. Yours has inspired me to pick them up again. Oh and Cheesecake is always on the top of my holiday food list. :)

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  90. I've been seeing the twisted quilts of late...I love cross-stitching too your cross-stitch is gorgeous as well as the quilt hanging lovely work.

    I have a hard time resisting chocolate covered cherries that I made during the holidays. thanks for the lovely fabric giveaway also

    ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

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  91. Love the twister block. My favorite food has changed. As a child, it was the homemade bread, a teenager it was the desserts and now it is the dressings and the cranberry sauce.

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  92. Love your Twister Tree. I have two of the twister templates, possibly a third but I can't remember now. I haven't used them yet. I guess this is another 'fear' of messing it up that I need to overcome.

    Oh gosh, how to choose just one favorite during the holidays? That's tough. I think for sweets it would have to be my Pecan Tassies I make each year during the holidays. I LOVE those because they are like tiny little pecan pies and the crust made with cream cheese is awesome. Each year I think I should make a pie using that crust recipe because it would have to be good.

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  93. I don't know that I have just one favorite holiday food! Do I have to pick?

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  94. Your tree turned out adorable. I had no idea as to how to use that template...seems as I need on of those. My favorite holiday food....gee, I like them all, LOL.

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  95. My favorite holiday food is fudge that my mother makes. We only have it during the holidays. Yum.

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  96. Anything with chocolate! Love your twister quilt, what a fabulous variation.

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  97. great twister project....
    For Christmas I have to make it danish style. pork roast with the pork rind that's crispy! red cabbage, potatoes and for dessert, almond rice pudding! it's a game, so there's slivered almonds in there chopped up but ONE whole almond and whoever gets the whole almond on their plate gets an "almond" present, for the kids it's often a game for the adults it's chocolate, but when I was a kid the grown ups would pass one of us the almond under the table so we'd get the prize, or they'd tease and put their tongue in their cheek and say they GOT it!!
    One year I won a "3D" 4 in a row game and beat my older cousins in it!

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  98. Love your twister tree!! That cross stitch hanging is amazing!!! My favorite Christmas food is, of course....COOKIES!!!!!

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  99. I love turkey and stuffing. I could eat it every day.

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  100. I have never seen the wee twister tool, your tree is beautiful. For the holidays, I enjoy baking and eating Christmas cookies.

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  101. I love the twister tree pattern and would love to make one--super cute. Lovely work. Also, you do amazing cross-stitch. I've done very little, but I know quality work when I see it. My favorite holiday food would have to be homemade chicken and noodles! Great memories--I use my grandmother's recipe.

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  102. Such pretty projects. It would be hard to choose my favorite. My favorite holiday food would have to be roast turkey with dressing.

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  104. Sharon, I love your mini twister tree! I have been wanting to try a twister project. I love how it turned out! Fav holiday food is actually a drink - hot spiced cider!

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  105. What an adorable twister tree. It sure changes up the looks of those blocks doesn't it. And that cross stitch...WOW WOW WOW, that is beautiful. It's been years since I have crossed stitched. Now I want to pull something out and work on it a little. Fabulous projects!

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  106. My favourite is quite simplt the turkey roast.
    Thanks for sharing your work

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  107. You are right, all the seams are a PITA!! The tree is so cute, love the colors. I love dressing (stuffing) and gravy. Of course, I love pretty much all the other food too, sigh.

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  108. it would dressing i love home made dressing. love your wall hanging, it is adorable. babscorbitt@gmail.com

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  109. Wow! I have great admiration for anyone who does counted cross stitch because it takes so much tenacity and patience. Thanks for reminding me about the little twister-I purchased one on a shop hop and have not yet used it. I love your idea of the Christmas tree. I'm sure it would work for a wreath too.

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  110. Love that little twister tree! I have wanted to try the twister but it is still on my to do list. Your cross stitching is amazing! Thanks for sharing and a wonderful giveaway!

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  111. Love the wall hanging. i have a l'il twister, but yet to use it. maybe this will be the impetus I need. My favourite is Christmas cake...Thanks for sharing.

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  112. Both your quilt and your cross stitch are delightful. It may seem strange to someone in the northern hemisphere but my favourite holiday food is pavlova. Of course it is often up to 100 degrees Fahrenheit on Christmas Day. I like to top my pavlova with strawberries, banana and passion fruit -yum.

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  113. Love the cross-stitch. Used to do a lot of cross-stitch before I got the quilting bug. Favorite food is fudge :)

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  114. NO contest--my favorite holiday (or anytime) food is tamales---mom's of course!

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  115. Hello! My favorite Christmas treat is the peppermint fudge my mom has been making the last 10 years. It's heavenly, and I always make myself sick eating it hahaha! Thank you for the giveaway!
    ~Brandy
    brandizzle7133 at yahoo dot com

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  116. I love the little twister tree and your cross stitch is beautiful!!
    My favorite food is Christmas Cookies and only have them once a year.

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  117. I bought the twister tool 6 months ago and stilled haven't played with it. I'll have to het it out and make a Christmas tree. I just love the way yours turned out. My favorite Christmas food is a frozen salad with strawberries, blueberries, bananas, cream cheese and coolwhip. Yummy. Thanks for the chance at the giveaway
    tvbart@charter.net

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  118. Love your Twister Tree and that lovely cross stitch too! I look forward to eating Spritz cookies each year.

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  119. Oh Sharon! Your work is truly beautiful ... as always of course!! Absolutely love love love your little twister, and yes, I'm going to have to find the littlest mini twister as I don't have that one but now definitely want it {wink}. Thank you so much for sharing in this hop...you are an inspiration!

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  120. I can't eat it anymore but if I could it would be homemade Fudge or even some Pumpkin squares. Yum!

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  121. I can't get enough of my Cream Cheese Apricot pound cake each year. The golden raisins and pecans make it amazing. Good thing I only make it at Christmas! I would weigh a ton! Thanks for sharing your talents and gifts!

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  122. I love the Twister rulers! Your tree is the cutest! I made a bunch of teh wreaths last year:)
    My fav holiday food is....the special cookies that only get baked around the holidays... Spritz, butter, coconut macaroons and fudge:) yums!

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  123. I love the twister tree. My favorite Christnas food is roasted turkey

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  124. That tree is just fabulous!!! I may have to give that project a try!

    I love the cookies at Christmastime. Does that count as a food group?

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  125. Oh my gosh.......your mini twister is so adorable. I truly envy you the patience to do cross stitch. It's a past love of mine.
    My favorite Christas food? Gingerbread cookies, of course!

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  126. I loved your twister project the best! My favorite Christmas food is Lane Cake. We used to have that every Christmas and I try to make it the same way Mama did.

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  127. Oh my goodness! I love your twister tree but the cross stitch is just stunning!

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  128. I love pumpkin pie. We have it at Thanksgiving and Christmas along with apple.

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  129. HELLO,LOVE ALL OF YOUR PROJECTS!!!
    HOMEMADE FRUITCAKE IS MY FAVORITE!
    THANK YOU FOR SHARING!

    msstitcher1948@yahoo.com

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  130. Your twister tree is wonderful and I also love the cross stitch project , that was a lot of work ! At Christmas I love fruitcake , just wouldn't be Christmas without it .

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  131. That's easy...Christmas cookies! My favorite is a rich, buttery shortbread called Sugar Diamonds.

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  132. Fabulous twister tree! I think those twisters are great fun! My favorite holiday food...Mashed potatoes, true comfort food! Happy Sewing!

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  133. Love your little twister! Very sweet. Favorite holiday food~ just one? LOL Pumpkin pie. Thanks for the fun!

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  134. How the blocks twisted was a neat surprise for me!! Please enter me in your giveaway... Christmas is not to far off and I have ideas!

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  135. Your Twister Tree is something else. Wow! I think it`s fantastic!

    Favorite holiday food, I would say cornbread dressing. I love the smell.

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  136. sweet potatoes with pecans and brown sugar!!

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  137. All of your projects are amazing. I wouldn't want to put them away after Christmas was over.

    My favorite Christmas food while growing up was homemade pierogi.

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  138. Amazing projects!!! :) My favorite Christmas food has always been Rosettes. :)

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  139. My favorite would have to be pumpkin pie. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  140. You do lovely work and I enjoyed your blog. Thanks for sharing it with us.

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  141. oops, I forgot. My favorite is baked apples.

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  142. Eu gosto do que é tradição..torta de maçã,peru assado etc..Obrigada e parabéns.tiacarminhapezzuto@gmail.com

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  143. WOW! All your projects are simply beautiful! I can tell that you put a great deal of work into them. Very nice job. My favorite food for Christmas is fruit cake. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  144. Very beautifufl work, Sharon ... I love the stitching scenes the best, but what's not to like about a miniature twister. Thanks for the love you share. Judy C in NC

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  145. My favorite food is my Grandmother's cranberry salad recipe. That twister looks really pretty. I need to get a new toy ;) I love your cross stitch work too.

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  146. Hiya Sharon!!! Love your little tree, gotta get my Twister toys out to play with. I don't have the tiny one, will have to look for it now. I LOVE fruitcake, I truly do!!! My mother used to make an Orange Slice cake with with the jelly-type orange slices that tasted like fruitcake, only better. Loved it, and miss her and it at Christmas. Thank you for sharing and for the giveaway. Merry Christmas, blessed be, hugs!!! Pam

    pamspretties57 at gmail dot com

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  147. LOVE your twister tree Sharon! I've made a couple of those too - they are so much fun!!! My favorite holiday food is my mother's Almond Crescent cookies! No one makes them like her - even me using her recipe. They melt in your mouth :*D

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  148. Sharon I love the twister tree. I didn't realize there was a tiny twister tool. You did a great job! And the cross stitch winter scene is amazing! So lovely.
    cheers
    maggie

    maggiemine42@gmail.com

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  149. I love your twister tree. I have one pinned in a file on pinterest but it finishes much, much larger than your little beauty. The yellow/golds are so pretty in there!

    Favorite holiday food? Well, I love turkey dinner with all the trimmings but as far as food you don't eat any other time of the year? Anise flavored ribbon candy probably.

    THX for the giveaway chance. I hope you enjoy your feature day!

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  150. You are a ho ho ho holiday whiz. Love all that inspiration.

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  151. I love your tree, really creative idea.
    My favorite is bread pudding with whipped cream.

    Debbie

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  152. Eggnog cookies! They are a shortbread cookie with eggnog icing on the top. Delicious!

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  153. Favorite holiday food would have to be all the different choices of vegetables and the different desserts, to hard to pick one. Very pretty tree quilt and nice winter scene cross-stitch.

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  154. We always have prime rib! mmm love it

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  155. My favorite is pumpkin pie. Sometimes I can't wait and will have a piece for breakfast. Your quilt is so inspiring!!

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  156. I love your twister tree!!! It's so cheerful. Your stitching is beyond gorgeous! Thanks for sharing.

    bevwalks at aol dot com

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  157. Nice projects, love the cross stitch!

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  158. My favorite Christmas food would have to be homemade meat pie. Love your little twister tree!

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  159. Love, love, your cross stitch farm. It is just beautiful! I have a twister ruler and have yet to use it, but your Christmas tree quilt has made me want to drag it out. My favorite Christmad food is pecan pie.

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  160. My favorite holiday food is Christmas Cookies!

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  161. What great projects! So ambitious! :) I love Holiday foods, maybe because I give myself permission to indulge often, lol. I make beignets every Christmas morning as a tribute to my little grandson who was born in New Orleans, and I love those powdered-sugar-donuts, hot from the oil. I love roast turkey, love egg nog -- good grief, I just enjoy it all. :)

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  162. Lemon pound is my favorite holiday food!

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  163. We have roast beef for Christmas dinner and it's delicious; other than that, I always love to see those filled hard candies show up in the store.
    Your Twister is incredible and I may have to try it!

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  164. That twister quilt is great!! Love this Blog Hop!! Thanks

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  165. Hi Sharon. Love your projects. That twister tree is amazeing... What a great ho ho ho hop. Thank you fo rthe chance to enter your giveaway also. Such pretty fabric.Don;t you just love all this gorgeous holiday fabrics we keep seeing on this hop.

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  166. Amazing cross stitch! Just beautiful! I love the twister tree too. It's fun to work with the twister!

    Fav food??? that is hard as I love Christmas food....I guess turkey, or pumpkin pie, or Grandma's crescent cookies...

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  167. My favorite Christmas food is apple pie. We have a family recipe for crust that is always delish. Love your projects too.

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  168. I love Christmas sugar cookies that my sister makes. The frosting is about 1/2 insh thick. Love your Christmas tree, I have a twister ruler but haven't used it yet. I guess I will have to get it out.

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  169. A comment on my favorite holiday food.... well, to be honest, I have not been able to have this since I was a child as my Mom would stuff our turkey with these little sausages instead of stuffing and then bake the bird that way. Those sausages were so good, I could never get enough of them - and when I have picked up some myself to try to re-create this meal, these sausages where to strong in flavour and - well, they are not right. So that is my favorite holiday food from my past.

    Now it would be - tarts!!

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  170. I love your cross stitched picture. I have one to make with child angels on parade, cute as can be! With all the great foods at Christmas, it is hard to choose just one, but I do love a good fudge without nuts.

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  171. Lovely tree! My fav holiday food is cookies, Happy holidays

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  172. I love any kinds of dips. I especially love a pineapple cheese ball.

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  173. Your tree is wonderful. I love the scrappiness of it.
    My favorite holiday food is pecan pie. I could eat the whole pie....sigh!!

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  174. I love your Christmas tree and the cross-stitch piece you did. Awesome job! Our favorite holiday food is the Christmas ham my hubby does each year. Everyone looks forward to it especially having cheese toast and Christmas ham the next morning.

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  175. I love your min-twister Christmas Tree I bought one of those Twister templates but I haven't used it yet. Where did you get the pattern for the tree? Your cross- stitch is lovely.

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  176. I love your mini twister tree. I have the next size up template-lots of fun. Your cross stitch picture is awesome. Favorite holiday food-all of it! mince, pumpkin,shortbread,plum pudding, fruit cake, turkey, cranberry sauce, stuffing. Yummy

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  177. Cross stitch is my first crafting love; I have to work to make time to work on it during the summer but football time is the best. My favorite holiday food is my MIL's stuffing, I look forward to it every Thanksgiving and Christmas. Thanks for the chance at your giveaway.

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  178. I have never tried a twister block before. I love it!!

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  179. My favorite Christmas food is Spritz cookies made with the cookie press. Love them made in colors with sprinkles or other decorative pieces.

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  180. Love the twisters so much! Christmas food - coffee cake on the morning of :)

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  181. Love your quilt and the cross stitch picture. I love to cross stitch Christmas projects. I just finished a stocking for a new grandson who will be born any day now. Thanks for the great giveaway.

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  182. Oh!! Your mini Twister Christmas tree is super cool. :D I've got to make me one. Love the buttons. That's some very fun fabric you're passing along, too. My favorite Holiday food would be the homemade toffees my husband's sister-in-law makes every single year and ships to us, because that's the real signal of the season's start for me. :D

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  183. I am impressed with it all, but that crossstitched piece is incredible! I never did enjoy doing that myself.

    One of my favorite Christmas foods is Pecan Pralines. My mom saved the recipe made with Buttermilk from Ann Landers column in the newspaper many years ago.

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  184. Pecan pie is my very favorite food. Thanks for sharing

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  185. Pecan pie is a favorite of mine also. Your mini tree is adorable. Thanks for sharing and for the giveaway.

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  186. Love your twister tree. Pumpkin pie is my favorite holiday food.

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  187. Your wall hanging is so cute!! Thanks for sharing. My favorite holiday food is Honey baked ham and cheesy potatoes. So good...

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  188. Love the calm look to your site - it was a pleasure - and thanks for being part of the fun. My favourite Christmas food is Lipton's Onion Soup Mix and Sour cream dip with Ruffle potatoe chips. It was a special treat on Christmas Eve when I was little and it still brings back that special feeling for me.

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  189. You must be patient and creative to use cross stitch with your quilting projects. My favorite holiday treat is called pretzel salad. It is a pretzel crust with a layer of a cream cheese fluffy mixture and topped with fruit in jello. YUM!
    rayspools@aol.com

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  190. Just love the Twister Tree. I don't have this tool but it may be a future purchase. Love the cookie exchanges at Christmas time. YUMO. Thanks for the opportunity to win!

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  191. Love your projects!!! :) My favorite Christmas food is cheese sticks..

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  192. My favourite holiday food the the date candy that my Mom, Grandma, and I used to make every Christmas. I didn't make any last year though because my son decided he doesn't want any more and I'd gain a million pounds if I ate it all myself :(

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  193. What a neat project Sharon and I'm with you......love the twister templates! Your cross-stitching is beautiful too! Favorite holiday food has to be.....turkey!

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  194. I love biscuits of any variety but my favourites are the aniseed ones that a friend used to make and that I can sort of replicate.
    Christmas and biscuits just go together so this is my favourite food, followed closely by my Grandma's Russian toffee that just never tastes as good as hers did.

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  195. Oh what an awesome little tree!! I love it! I don't have any of the cool rulers or tools but I enjoy seeing them used by others.

    My favorite Holiday food would have to be my Mom's Sausage Stars. She called them simply, "Won Tons" and my whole family makes themselves sick on them. I was blessed that she left the recipe to me, so I am the designated "Won Ton Maker" for our family now.

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  196. that's a quilt I still have to try .... your little quilt is making me want to do it sooner rather than later. thanks sew much for sharing it with us.
    oh .... my fave holiday food today I think it would be eggnog.
    in stitches

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  197. My favorite holiday food is whatever someone else has made!!!

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  198. I did the same cross stitch! Took me 7 years, I love how you finished it. Looks good.

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