Monday, November 26, 2012

A Primitive Christmas Blog Hop!!!!

Welcome to our special little day on the

A Primitive Christmas Blog Hop!!!!

Here I am - the 1st Blogger on this fun little hop and I just arrived back home at 6 am this morning from our Thanksgiving vacation in Wild and Wonderful West Virginia!   So I guess you know - I had this blog post all scheduled to go way ahead of time!  LOL 

I'm so excited for this blog hop and all those yummy cookie recipes and fabulous Christmas Ornament patterns that will be posted over the next few weeks by my fellow blog hoppers and friends!!!!  12 yummy cookie recipes and 12 awesome Christmas ornament patterns will be shared with you!  Wow - I'm in good company! Thanks Ms. Stacy of Buttermilk Basin for organizing this little hop - you rock girl!

Here in our neck of the woods, Christmas time is such a fun time for us.  We have fun traditions here and there and one that is our favorite is the "annual" putting up the Christmas Tree the day after Thanksgiving!  Now, I'll admit, this year we  are slacking off a wee bit because we were out of town for the Thanksgiving holiday, but we will be jumping right in on the whole Christmas decorating thing this coming weekend!

And since a Christmas theme blog hop isn't much without gorgeous pictures of decorations - I'm sharing last years Christmas decorating photos which will pretty much be the same here this year!



Now if I can just keep pestering my husband just a little more - I bet the lights will be up on our house this weekend also!  (Our house looks "naked" without the Christmas lights compared to the neighbors!  LOL)

I love snowmen - so I toss a few of those here and there around the house for added holiday cheer!




Here is the pennyrug I designed for last years blog hop and it is still available as a free pattern download on our website - the link to that pattern is below the picture!


Here's your link to the PDF file for you to print and enjoy:

Snow Pennyrug Pattern


I'll get to decorating the big Christmas tree this weekend, but here's a picture of last years tree after Santa had arrived late at night on Christmas Eve!



but for now I need to go bake another batch of these:







Enjoy the recipe for these yummy cookies!  So easy to make!

Another fun holiday tradition (among many!) that we have is to venture off to Indiana on Christmas Eve to spend the afternoon and evening with my parents.  There we have a nice dinner, open presents and chit chat. It seems like every year when we leave there and start heading for home - it snows.  I wonder if this year will be any different! Here's a little picture of my kids 2  years ago opening their presents from Grammy and Pappa!


Are they not cute!

Christmas Day itself is always a treat having children at home!  They are growing up so quickly on us, but they know - you have to believe in Santa for Santa to come and leave you presents!  After our morning of fun opening Christmas gifts, I get hard to work in the kitchen, cooking up a huge meal for my family and my husbands family and anyone else that shows up.  We usually end up with a dozen or more, all gathered around the dinner table feasting on all the goodies!

Christmas is a time of family fun here in our home, see even our dog Harley gets in the Christmas spirit!


This year Bella - my dear sweet kitty has joined our family also!


She's such a character and loves having her photo taken!

 And of course we cannot finish this blog post without gifting you your free Christmas Ornament pattern.  I hope you enjoy this pattern and have a blast stitching these cute little ornaments!



Just click on the title of the pattern above and it will lead you to the PDF file of the pattern!

But wait - here's another cute freebie ornament pattern just for you!



Again, just click on the title of the pattern above and it will lead you to the PDF file for the pattern!

I hope each of you a blessed and Happy Christmas season!




Here's the line up for this spectacular "A Primitive Christmas Blog Hop"  All the links and dates are provided for each of the blogs you will just have to visit to join in on all this fun and excitement!


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