Tuesday, December 20, 2011

AQS Calendar Giveaway!

Leave a comment and you'll be entered to win this AQS Engagement calendar. One winner will be randomly chosen on Friday. (52 great quilts in there to enjoy all year.)

In your comment, tell us something that you have enjoyed during this Christmas/Hanukkah season. I have enjoyed decocrating the Christmas tree with my husband. The ornaments bring back lots of memories. We have a pair of mangled eyeglass frames that we found in the Badlands of South Dakota back in the 1970's. We thought it showed how really bad those Badlands were. It's a pretty interesting tree. Haha.

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86 comments:

Janet said...

Today was my first day of work for a week. I enjoyed that very much :) The crowds arrive tomorrow and the whirlwind begins.

Willa said...

enjoyed filling a stocking for Salvation Army. Also wrapping some packages.

Kristy said...

What I have enjoyed about this holiday season...the anticipation!!!

James-Linda said...

MERRY CHRISTMAS ALL!
WE REALLY ENJOYED DECORATING OUR LIVING AREA WITH OUR TRADITIONAL STUFF+THEN ADDED A NEW NATIVITY SCENE AS WELL!

arlette said...

This christmas' going to be a bit different, my grandma isn't with us anymore, I certainly don't feel confy with that, but it's helping me to have joy with small things and getting time with my family

sewmanio said...

I have enjoyed making personalized gifts for my family. Thanks for the giveaway.
Merry Christmas to all.

Pat from FL and MI said...

We are moving into a new down-sized home. Not much decorating, but I'm enjoying the neighbor's decorations as I wade thru my boxes.

Debby said...

I have enjoyed seeing all the Christmas lights this year. We have seen the neighborhood lights, but also lights at the Botanical Gardens and Stone Mountain. Beautiful.

WoolenSails said...

That is one thing I didn't get this year, a calendar, lol.
My favorite thing was making presents and surprising some new friends who made my year special by brightening up my days with gifts.

Debbie

sosarahsew said...

This is my son's first year as a minister. Three weeks ago I took our church organist with me to listen to the cantata his church choir was performing. Great music, good fellowship, true Christmas message.

Thanks for the chance - I have always enjoyed those calendars.

SHARBUS1 said...

What I enjoyed about this holiday was for the first time I got my christmas gifts done on time and mailed. I think my kids will be shocked. I enjoyed the christmas lights.

Exuberant Color said...

I went to lunch with a friend at the restaurant of our local hotel and it had about 15 trees all with different kinds of decorations, so pretty.

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

I enjoyed getting together Sunday with all five of my sisters, three of my brothers, their entire families and my Mom. That came to about eighty people celebrating the season!

Deanna said...

Traditional decorations and traditional food--but, mostly, traditional time. Lots and lots of time together.

elizabeth said...

I have been baking cookies and wrapping presents : )

Kathryn said...

I have enjoyed pre-christmas visits by two daughters. We'll see them again the week after Christmas, but it was nice to see them just one on one. Kathie L in Allentown

Osage Bluff Quilter said...

I got to enjoy the 10 year old grandson singing in the school program.
Merry Christmas

Stitched With Prayer said...

What I enjoyed most was being surprised on Dec. 11th, when my 23 year old grandson who my hubby and I raised, stepped into our living room and said "Merry Christmas Grandma"!!! I hadn't seen him in over 8 months because he has been away in the Air Force and just the night before he had told me he would not be home until the evening of the 24th, and then only for 5 days. Everyone in the family was in on the surprise and I'm pretty hard to surprise...my entire family says I have a sixth sense and they were sure I knew something was going on, but I had no idea. He doesn't have to leave until the 30th so I am enjoying every second of these three weeks he has at home. So...that moment when he gave me one of his wonderful hugs, will forever be what I enjoyed most this Christmas. Hugs and Merry Christmas everyone!!!

JoAnne said...

I have enjoyed making a quilt for my son. He finally told me that he wants one! I am so excited because it's beautiful!

Chiska said...

My favorite thing this year has been my 3 year old's responses to the question "What do you want for Christmas." First it was asked after she talked with Santa. She said, "A snowman! See he (Santa) gave it to me." and now she's settled on, A rock! A pink one! I love that.

Needled Mom said...

Love those glasses!!! How fun!!

I have enjoyed sewing raincoats for some of the granddaughters this year.

Linda said...

Please don't enter me in your giveaway because I already have a copy of that calendar. Why? Because one of my quilts is in it! Check out the page opposite April 30. I couldn't be more pleased.

I'm enjoying and pleased to simply be spending Christmas with some of my family. Love and peace to everyone.

Judee said...

I enjoyed decorating with my husband. He is like a little kid!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

I have enjoyed decorating my house with my daughter. She has such a great eye for decorating. It's so much more fun to do it together then when the children were little and I did most of it myself. I've also made several gift baskets which have been given as a thank you to those who have been very helpful to us.

Laurie in Iowa said...

I enjoy getting my stitched Christmas pieces out for display and decorating my feather tree with hand-stitched ornaments from friends.

The Cozy Quilter said...

I love to make gifts for friends and family. Some friends and I made 47 pillowcases for charity.

Jo Ann 3 said...

I enjoyed working tonight at a local shelter here in town. My family helped sort presents that will be handed out at christmas .

The Nifty Stitcher said...

I have enjoyed all the usual things like decorating the house with my girls and also having my Jury Service cancelled !!

Edith Bieri said...

Hi, I've enjoyed baking cookies with my husband and children.
Edith

Aud said...

Hi everyone; I allways enjoy the extra time I can spend with my familly :) G

Barbara said...

I'm enjoying having my son home from college!

Pamela said...

I've enjoyed planning a special event for my family - we are doing a Polar Express train ride! Even the little grandsons are coming, so we should have a blast and I can't wait.

Sharon said...

What was challenging to me this year was the fact that I decided to make everyone's gift and you know what I had allot of fun doing it. My very first year in making everyone's...Merry Christmas

Teodo said...

I've enjoyed doing garlands of bread.
ciao ciao and Merry Christmas to all.
Linda

gill said...

We enjoyed decorating the tree last night! Opening the box and re discovering all the ornaments! Priceless!

Kathie said...

I love baking cookies with my children and watching them decorate all the sugar cookies.
Love decorating the tree and reflecting on all the ornaments where we bought them , who made them, etc Its just a fun time of year and yes lots of memories
Kathie
Thanks for the giveaway just what I need a desk calendar to keep me organized!!!!

Christine said...

Enjoying my son home...he lives on the other side of the country...happy Christmas...

verobirdie said...

I enjoy my daughters not only coming home for Xmas, but also been happy to.
Merry Xmas to all!

Eileen said...

Love those calendars - so inspiring!

Michelle said...

my favourite part of the holidays is baking with my kids. we make a bunch of different cookies and banana bread. we make a big mess!

June Calender said...

I've enjoyed hearing my not-yet-two year old great-grandson crow "Tacky lights" as we drive around town. He loves tacky lights.

Mickierae said...

Our tree is decorated with ornaments from places we have visited. This year we added a hand carved eagle from Alaska and a small elk ornament from Kentucky. I love looking at all the ornaments and remembering the trips.

The Calico Cat said...

Donuts for dinner. It's all about the miracle of light brought forth by oil, so we eat fried foods!

Joan said...

I have enjoyed welcoming Sierra Grace, my daughter's fourth child, on December 12. :)

ewespecial said...

To our family,Christmas time is family time! We celebrate the joy of the season--
Happy Holidays to all....
and Happy 2012.

tinkingalong said...

I enjoy going to see lights - first I went to Zoolights with my daughter and then last night wentwith an old friend to see lights at the local nature center. It cheers me and brightens the season.

Mary said...

I've enjoyed decorating my house and getting ready for the big day. I love all the memories each decoration has of where it came from or when I made it or who gave it to me.
Merry Christmas!

heleen said...

It's quiet and cosy in the house. There's a lot going on, but next year will be better, I hope.
I love to slow down this time of year.

Michele said...

I too, love all the memories of the ornaments we've collected over the years. The kid's handmade creations are my favorite!

Annelise said...

Merry Christmas to all!
I enjoy the company of my mother and spending christmas with her. She is 88 years old, and I am so happy, that she is still among us!

golden isis said...

My happiest-bittersweet moment was wrapping little gifts for my son (and fiance), and sending it to his home in Taiwan. Spreading a Christmas cheer to the other side of the planet was my best "Christmas" moment!

golden isis said...

My happiest-bittersweet moment was wrapping little gifts for my son (and fiance), and sending it to his home in Taiwan. Spreading a Christmas cheer to the other side of the planet was my best "Christmas" moment!

Anya said...

I've enjoyed doing my college son's laundry! Merry Christmas to you, Karen, and thanks for the chance for the lovely calendar!

Carol said...

I have enjoyed listening to all the Christmas music in various places through the month: in stores, on the radio as I go about my errands and shopping, in friends homes and in my own. And I'm so glad there is Google to look up lyrics when I want to know the wording details! Would live to have that art calendar. Bet the quilts are stunning.

misspatchwork said...

I enjoyed to bake cookies for the family.
I wish you a merry christmas.
Gudrun

Marilee said...

I always love the quilts in the AQS calendar. They just keep getting better and better.

connie said...

I love spending time with family and friends. It seems like we are better at making the effort around the holidays. :-) Makes me happy! Have a wonderful Holiday Season!

Snippen' Threads said...

Can never have enough quilting books or pictures of quilts to inspire.

patchouli moon studio said...
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patchouli moon studio said...

Hi Karen,
You said you enjoyed "decocrating" the tree? Does that have something to do with a crate? Ha,ha, I'm just teasing you about the typo. I enjoy the quiet time spent with family and friends

Kris said...

I spent a day in early Dec. with friends visiting a church that had a large display of Nativity sets, all beautifully decorated. Then we went to lunch and did a little shopping. A very fun day.

GrandT said...

I love everything about Christmas, but this year I made my granddaughter a chest full of doll clothes - so much fun!

Quiltalicious said...

I have enjoyed trimming our soltice tree, decorating it with all our Star Wars ornaments... and the online shopping! No stores for me this year! More time at home with the family.

Larain said...

I would dearly love the calendar, today I am taking my gifts to the local shopping centre so I can have them wrapped and donate to a very worthy charity the Salvo's, my family is holidaying in the US so I am having an overseas holiday by default.

JustPam said...

I have enjoyed making Christmas presents and seeing the grandkids' Christmas programs.

Lisa said...

I've enjoyed the fact that my twins are old enough this year to understand christmas..... at 3.5yrs old & with parents who love christmas, we're all at fever pitch in our house :)

RustyBird said...

I've been enjoying the Christmas lights.

819545a0-663d-11e0-88c0-000bcdcb5194 said...

There is absolutely nothing I don't love about Christmas - from the hustle and bustle to the peaceful evenings. The lights on the tree, the sentimental decorations, the food, the music, the peace that comes over the land. VermontPines@aol.com

Lynn said...

I love most things around Christmas but especially love attending my grand children's school music programs this Christmas season.

Jackie said...

I enjoy going to the family party. All the cousins and nieces and nephews are there that we rarely see. Merry Christmas!

Vivian said...

We had a wonderful Christmas tradition start this year. Our 3-year-old granddaughter was given free rein to decorate our Christmas tree with the ornaments she wanted. Of course, there was a heavy concentration from the floor to about 3-1/2 feet up (as far as her little arms could reach), and it was delightful. After she finished I found some necklaces and a bracelet I'd given her for play also gracefully hanging from tree branches. It's wonderful!
Thanks for the giveaway. I love these books.

Kayjay in New Zealand said...

This Christmas is important because my friend is not well. I sent Myra a Santa Sack full of novelties, and stuff (can't tell you cause she reads this blog)and decorations for Christmas 2012 - We have to be positive! I sent it to her family so she won't get it till Christmas Day haha. And on Wednesday I'll be on a plane and going to visit Myra for a week. I can't wait!

Anita said...

Wow, that looks lovely! Thanks for a chance to win.

I enjoyed eating baked goodies...though I'm really trying to limit my intake. =)

Stray Stitches (Linda G) said...

This Christmas season I have enjoyed making a Christmas quilt for Loving Hands for the NICU in our local hospital. Thanks for the opportunity to enter your great giveaway.

Brenda said...

I'm looking forward to letting teenagers sleep in during the holiday. thanks for the chance to win.

Jerri said...

SO far, cooking! But I'm looking forward to seeing family.

Rebecca said...

I've enjoyed the kids Christmas concerts!
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Quilt Rat said...

I have enjoyed making special cards to send to cyber friends, and just relaxing this year.....not stressing over anything :-)

Caroline said...

I have thoroughly enjoyed making Christmas stockings for my three grandchildren (5,4,& 2, out of recycled blue jeans and plaid shirts and some wood letters and glitter. I Love quilting and recipe calendars!

Kathleen C. said...

I enjoyed sewing items for the Library Holiday Sale, but especially sewing a liberated log cabin tote for a good friend-she's thrilled with it and that makes me feel happy.
Merry Christmas to you, Karen.
p.s. engagement-style calendars are good for keeping a mini quilt journal throughout the year.

Lindi said...

Hi! Linda sent me over...
I have been very sick for the last 2 months so haven't been able to do much for Christmas, but my DS, DIL and 10 month Granddaughter arrived from interstate on Tuesday to spend Christmas with us all, and the house has been full of people and Christmas Spirit and family love, so I haven't missed any of the real stuff. :)

Patty said...

Fabulous! I enjoyed all the memories hanging the handmade ornaments made throughs years of past. We also organized a donation through our local charity in lieu of gifts.

Patti said...

Please enter me for the calendar giveaway. Linda sent me.

Sue said...

I have loved making my own gifts this year for Christmas and only buying materials and supplies. It has really added to the peace and love the season brings. :)
I'd love to win your giveaway. Thanks for the chance.

Zizophora said...

Love the glasses! I'm enjoying the crisp, cold weather and winter birds. My packages are mailed and delivered, but I'm not sure I'm enjoying that -- it's so unusual, I'm sure I must be forgetting someone!

Pat V. said...

My husband and I enjoy having our morning coffee by the Christmas tree. It's probably the only time of year we have coffee together!