Gingerbread Cookies

Happy Holidays from my house to yours! I didn’t realize I had so much to talk about when it came to Christmas until I had a look at the interview questions we are answering.

I did know that Christmas is absolutely my favorite time of year and always has been. I love the generosity and kindness one sees at Christmas and always wish we could keep that spirit with us a little longer than we do.

I’m excited to share a pot-holder design with you. It seems like everyone always uses Christmas dishes and towels during the season and these might make nice hostess or neighbor gifts. You could make a plate of Gingerbread Cookies and provide the recipe with the pot holders. The reason I made these is that my mother needs new pot-holders. Here she is.

She was very specific about what she wanted; “like those ones I got 20 years ago from that lady at the craft fair”!!!! I, of course, had no idea what she was talking about but did a little investigating. The hot pads were simple round cloth disks that really fit a hand pretty well. What I loved about them is that didn’t have any hanging loops or wooden rings attached to them (which made my photo shoot a little more challenging).

They were just the essence of a pot holder. “What happened to the ones you had?” is asked? “Oh I caught them on fire” she said. Forget about taking away someone’s keys when they get older…maybe we need to take away her pot-holders! I plan to make a holiday set as well as some everyday ones for her. You can find the patterns on our web site. We also have some good sales going on right now too!

What is your favorite holiday food?

I debated sharing this recipe with you because it makes for a long post. In the end, I decided why not?! My grandpa was an incredibly patient farmer from Arkansas and he used to make the kind of corn he said "made a rabbit hit a bear". We never knew why he said that but it always made us laugh. When he and generation all passed away, no one made this corn anymore and I missed it way too much. As a way of honoring him and keeping this tradition alive, I resurrected this recipe for home-made creamed corn! This is not that icky stuff from the can that you are probably thinking of. The best way to explain what it is, is to tell you how we make it. Then you will see why it is only served during the holidays (we ration it out!)

During July, when corn on the cob is in season, we order 6-12 dozen ears from the farmer. We chose a farmer that grows the “Confetti” variety of corn. It is white and yellow and incredibly sweet. We schedule a picking for a Saturday because making the corn is a time consuming job. The corn is picked early in the morning and we are there to load it up and head for home. From there, we husk, remove all the silk, wash, dry and stack the ears in a cool place.

Next comes the tedium and the mess. We do this job outside and cover the ground where we work with sheets. Take a sharp razor blade, (you will need a pack of single edge razor blades for this job, barely trim the tops of the kernels by running the razor blade down the ear. These tops are for the compost post pile. Next, take a butter knife and run the smooth side of the knife down the ear while holding it over a pan. All the creamy goop and goodness that comes out is what we are keeping. When the pan is full, stop and bag the corn goop. We use very strong freezer bags. For every pint of goop, add 1 teaspoon sugar and 1/8- 1/4 teaspoon salt. Squish all the air out of the bag and seal well. Lay the bags flat in the freezer and allow corn to freeze before moving it.

To prepare the corn, melt 1 stick (yes, one whole stick) of butter in a large frying pan. No wonder this is so good! Add the corn. I have used it frozen or thawed. The only difference is in the time it takes to cook. Cover the pan and cook over low heat stirring frequently. You have to keep an eye on it so it doesn’t scorch. We usually give someone the job of "corn stirrer" so somebody tends it closely. Cook about 1 hour. Sometimes we have to add a little more butter as it cooks. You will end up with a bowl of the creamiest, most delicious creamed corn you have ever eaten. It takes some planning but it is really worth the effort of keeping this tradition alive.

Does your family have a favorite holiday tradition?
Ours is to have a sit-down traditional Christmas dinner and a family party. We do this on Christmas Eve.

Did you love or hate sitting on Santa’s lap?
I loved it and I loved him!

Was there a gift you desperately wanted? Did you get it?
I wanted everything I wanted desperately!! Yes, I always got what I had hoped for.

What is your favorite holiday movie? I don’t watch them.

Favorite holiday song?
There are three that I love equally; they are the Carol of the Bells by Celtic Woman, Mary Did You know (but only the version by Michael English) and Christmas (Baby Please Come Home). I just downloaded All I Want for Christmas by Justin Beiber and Mariah Carey a couple of weeks ago. I listen to these songs all year long!

Do you make many holiday presents? What do you like to give?
I used to make almost all of the gifts I gave. That might have included Gingerbread Cookies or not. My time is so limited now that I only make gifts for my grandchildren and their mother and father. I like to give them something they can’t buy and something unique. This year it will likely be knitted and felted intarsia bags for the girls, knitted scarves for my snowboarder boys and/or quilts. I am always hopeful when I undertake my Christmas gift making. Usually, I find should have started about 6 months earlier than I did in order for it to be humanly possible to complete it all in time! Sound familiar?

If you could go back in time, when would you say was your most favorite holiday memory?
The best Christmas mornings I ever had, were those when my son (who is an only child) was about 3-5 years old. Seeing the excitement of Christmas through his eyes was better than anything else!

Do you like a big family gathering at the holidays or do you prefer a small dinner followed by hot chocolate by the fire?

I like them both, it just depends on the time of the day! I like to start out with lots of family and chaos but by evening I am ready for a calm respite. I don’t like chocolate so it would be some kind of a latte instead of cocoa for me!

As a reward for persevering to end of this epistle, I would like to tell you that we have a giveway contest for you here at QuiltSoup. We are giving away 5 fat quarters of our latest Pajama Party line of fabrics. It isn’t even in stores yet but you can see the whole thing at Henry Glass. I am really excited to work with this line. We have done a free quilt and pillowcases for you. Who knows, maybe pot holders would from these fabrics would be cute. Just leave off the Christmas appliques, etc, etc. Comment to be entered into the drawing. We will draw and announce the winner on Tuesday. Could someone please check on those gingerbread cookies????

I hope I haven't worn you out. I am sharing the day with Anni Downs of Hatched and Patched and everything she does is wonderful! I don't know Anni very well yet but hope to change that!

163 comments:

Evelene S said...

I love those potholders thanks for the pattern and also I went and downloaded the Pajama party patterns too. Thanks so much for being apart of the blog. I love your fabric because I just love pink!

Grammasheri said...

Mmmmm...gingerbread cookies sound really good right now. With a cup of ginger spice latte. Love those potholders...they could work as mug rugs, too. I'm glad you posted your grandfather's recipe for REAL creamed corn. It sounds so so yummy! You're right about the stuff you get in a can - its gacky.

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

I should really try those potholders. Now I'm hunger for gingerbread cookies!!!!!!!

ritainalaska said...

nice pattern for the hollidays, thank you very much!
pretty pink fabric and cute little quilt!

idzncolumbine said...

Cute potholders and your Mom looks very nice. Not going to do that creamed corn-my husband would love it-I wouldn't. Thanks for the pattern.

Karen said...

I enjoyed reading all the answers in your post. Sounds like lots of fun. Love the festive look for your pot holders. Thank you.

SandyN said...

Wow just LOVE the potholders.. so cute...


Sandyn

Sunnybec said...

Thank you for the pot holders patterns, think I will be making some of those for Christmas

Donna said...

I can taste the corn - haven't had this since I was a child. Thanks for the wonderful memory.

The pot holders are adorable. Have a happy day!

Quilter in the Gap said...

For the record...gingerbread cookies are my daughter's favorite and she is already asking for them. And you are right potholders do make great gifts. Thanks so much for the giveaway. I am a new follower.

Lee said...

The potholders are so sweet and latte sounds good too! thanks for the lovely giveaway and hop. Congrats on a wonderful line of fabric!

Vickie said...

These potholders are great and would make wonderful gifts! Love the Pajama Party Line! The colors are my favorites! Thanks for sharing!

Kathy H said...

I love the potholders. It is always so nice to have some little extra decorations to brighten everything up. Thanks for the pattern.

Martina said...

Lovely potholders and such a cute gift idea! Thanks so much! I am a huge fan of gingerbreadcookies too!

Ruth said...

Darling potholders! Thanks!

Becky said...

Those potholders are too cute! I love the name of your fabric line Pajama Party!!!! Thanks for sharing with us on this blog hop! Mom made fresh corn similar to your recipe except in Louisiana we added Rotel tomatoes and called it Mauc Choux. Happy Holidays!

Dorian said...

Great potholders, thanks for the pattern, I am forever needing more...no, I dont burn them, I just wear them out!

Cute fabric line too! Thanks for a fun blog hop.

Anonymous said...

So, you like Gingerbread cookies. So do I. Let's see. I could make a quilt, pillow case or even potholders for myself or for my Mom, since she is into pink, for a Christmas present. I would need to win those fat quarters from Pajama Party line of fabrics first. Your grandfather's recipe for creamed copy is a keeper to be passed down for more generations to come. The Jolly Holiday Party is a blast. Thank you.

Sandi T.
sandit1@sbcglobal.net

gmp said...

These potholders will make a qick gift for the holidays. Love it! Thank you for sharing this project with us.

Dana Gaffney said...

Cute, cute potholders. I'm off to check out your website. Thank you.

LesQuilts said...

Hi Barb!
Thank you for participating in the Blog Hop and the great pattern!
We have an almost grand-daughter (almost step-daughter to our son)and the fabric would be great for her!
Take care, Leslie

Staci said...

That pot holders are just darling, and the story about your mom made me chuckle this morning. Thanks for sharing the pattern, and I agree with some of the other commenters, darling mug rugs could be made with it.

Mommarock said...

I have a pot holder that is partly burned (I swear it wasn't me!!) and I still keep using it. Perhaps it is time to replace it ?? LOL

Robyn said...

Those potholders are great! (I too have caught mine on fire) LOL!! What a great gift idea.

Vintage Sandy said...

Love the pot holders thanks for pattern would love to win your new collection this is so much fun!!

Lisa Marie said...

This post made me hungry -- thinking about Christmas food! Love your Pajama Party fabrics, especially the flowers with the striped and dotted petals -- so cute!

JCnNC said...

Another great gift idea - and quick to whip up. Thank you for this opportunity - great blog hop. Judy C

Kathleen at Rose Prairie said...

I like the pot holders, your fabric choice makes them cute.
Happy Thanksgiving, and Merry Christmas

Darlene B said...

What cute potholders! I would love to win your Pajama party fabric. I'm going to get the free pattern right now! Thanks so much..

Erin said...

Very cute potholders!

Purl Buttons said...

Thank you for the potholder pattern. I am off to see the Pajama Party patterns!

Katy said...

Love the potholder pattern! Thanks!!

Gwen said...

What a lucky coincidence for me! I couldn't sleep last night-- laying there thinking about Christmas gifts for various family members, and I had decided that some homemade potholders would make wonderful "extras" to add-- I know that I surely do love my homemade ones-- they're so much better than the store bought type! Thanks so much for the pattern! And thanks so much for the wonderful giveaway!!

Cecilia said...

Thanks for the great potholder pattern. I just finished visiting my daughter and her family and realized that she needs more potholders! So this was great timing. Thanks for the giveaway.

Mike and Jen said...

Awesome pattern, thank you so much for sharing!

Carrie P. said...

What a funny name for the corn dish. Butter makes everything better.
Thanks for sharing the potholder recipe.
Love the new fabrics especially the daisy. congrats!

WoolenSails said...

Love your pot holders, fun design and great to decorate the kitchen with. Love the new fabric, it would be fun to make some things for my daughter's new place, with it.

Debbie

Sarah said...

Those potholders are adorable! Love your blog!

Joanna said...

How funny your story is about your mom wanting pot holders just like she got 20 years ago. She's a lady who knows what she likes. Love the design you came up with - very cheerful. Thank you for the pattern.

Sheila said...

Very cute potholders , thanks for the pattern.

Robin said...

What a wonderful blog to start my morning! I will definitely be saving the corn directions as a pdf for next summer. I love to add a creamed corn to my baked corn recipe and to have homemade creamed corn will make it over the top! Thanks for the pot holder patterns also.

Gloria said...

I am now longing for Gingerbread cookies which I have never tasted. I shall have to look for a recipe and get baking.
Those pot holders are lovely!

pinsandneedles said...

What a great idea for some quick hostess gifts. Thanks for a chance to win some Pajama party fabric!

Pat said...

Can't wait to make the cute pot holders. Happy Holidays!

Miss Alissa said...

I love those potholders, going to make some soon!

Pat said...

Can't wait to make the cute pot holders. Happy Holidays!

Diane Wild said...

Yes, gingerbread cookies are the essence of Christmas. And, who doesn't need a potholder? Thanks for the pattern and chance on the giveaway.

Quilt Kitty said...

Pajama Party looks wonderful. xx

Jan Thompson said...

Gingerbread Cookies are my favorites too, and I love the new Fresh Fabric Line.....it will be wonderful for Spring.....

Cheryl said...

Never made gingerbread cookies will have to give it a go. they sound delious. Pot holders are gorgeous for christmas.

MooseStash Quilting said...

What adorable potholders. Perfect for a quick gift. Thanks for a wonderful give a way.

Lynda said...

great idea - cookies and pot holders, will have to think on that. love the pinks - mix with grey (the new black) and you could have a very modern quilt for a modern girl.

Karen said...

Thank you for the cute pot holder pattern!

Tressa said...

Love your fabrics and your designs. Thanks for the pot holders.

Cheryl said...

Enjoyed reading your post and I'm very thankful for your pattern. would love to be a winner!

DebrafromMD said...

I love the pot holders. I need to make a couple since I'm hosting Christmas this year. I'm trying to stay away from the gingerbread but I know I will cave the first time I see a piece of Starbucks gingerbread loaf with the cream cheese frosting.

Syd said...

I love your potholder pattern. What a great neighbor gift! Your fabric is wonderful. Thanks for sharing!

Vroomans' Quilts said...

I like simple potholders too. Not a cocoa lover either, maybe some hot mulled cider! Not one to work much with pink, but a new granddaughter is going to change NaNa's ways!

Marsha said...

Thank you for the potholder pattern, those are so darn cute! I loved reading about you, too. Have a wonderful Christmas with your family.

Leslie said...

You are hilarious! I love your fabric and patterns. Hope to see you again at a quilt show.

gill said...

I like the potholders - thank you for the pattern!! I especially like them because they're round!!

paulette said...

Thanks SEW much for the wonderful patterns!! Also for the chance to win your lovely fabric!!
Take care!
Paulette

paulette said...

Thanks SEW much for the wonderful patterns!! Also for the chance to win your lovely fabric!!
Take care!
Paulette

Debra @ Life is a Stitch said...

Thanks so much for the cute pattern! And, yes, we all could use some new potholders, don't you think?
THanks, too, for the chance at some great new fabric!

Jana said...

Love your potholders! Am definitely making some to give as gifts! Thank you!

Jennifer Gail said...

I love the potholders.Rainey day here might have to make some cookies.

evelyn said...

thanks for sharing. These potholders are unique. Love the Pajama Party fabric too.

Debbie W. said...

Great potholders. I go through quite a lot of them and it gets boring making them plain. Thank you.

James-Linda said...

NEAT POTHOLDERS>THANKS!
LOVED YOUR INTERVIEW!
HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

Lee Ann said...

I love the ornament potholder! Thank you for the pattern. And, thank you for providing a link to the free pajama party patterns -- such pretty fabrics!:-)

Mrs.Pickles said...

great potholders! Thanks for sharing

Cindy Sews said...

I love the pot holders! Can't wait to make one. They would make great Christmas gifts for my daughter to make. I love gingerbread cookies, too!

Jan said...

What wonderful memories. Love the potholders. I'm scratching my head over "made a rabbit hit a bear". LOL

Mary said...

Darling pot holders! And I really like the 'no loop' part. They always drag through the food.

Jill Finley said...

Barbara, you are amazing! What fun stories. I LOVE those potholders! They are just perfect, and not even burned yet!
Happy hopping,
Jill

Joan said...

Love the potholders! Thank you for the pattern and the generous giveaway.

Mimi said...

I am really loving those pot holders - cheerful! Thanks for sharing.

Apple Avenue Quilts said...

Thank you so much for the darling potholder pattern. I love your new fabric!

Judy1522 said...

Love your Christmas potholders thank you so much. They will make great Christmas gifts.

Julie in WA said...

Very cute potholders! Thanks for the pattern. Your soup has me intrigued.

Wendy said...

Gorgeous fabric! thanks for the free patterns.

Barbara Sindlinger said...

That creamed corn recipe really sounds like a lot of work but worth it. Think of the memories you have already from it. Thanks for the pot holder recipe - you guys are rocking with these great holiday gift ideas.

Sallie said...

Thanks for the giveaway! I love making gingerbread cookies with my family!

Bente-I like to QuiltBlog said...

Thany you, just lovely!
Liebe Grüße
Bente - Germany

Deb said...

Great post! Thanks for participating in the blog hop! I'd love to be entered for your new Pajama line! Christmas is my favorite season, too.

krisgray said...

Lovely potholders - thank you! Now I am thinking about making gingerbread cookies!

chefpa said...

The potholders are way cute, thanks for a great idea. And thanks for the opportunity to win some beautiful fabric. And boy, do I want some of that creamed corn!

Stitches said...

Potholders make a wonderful small gift and those are really cute. Love the new fabric and I love Ginderbread cookies, thanks for a chance to win..

Stacy Lindblom said...

I love the potholders because even I could make them. They're perfectly simple! Thank you!

Laine said...

Love the potholders. I downloaded the pattern. Thank you. If I close my eyes I can smell your cookies baking. Mmmmmmmmmmmmm

lsandes@comcast.net

Stitched With Prayer said...

Thank you so much for the sweet pot holder patterns, love em!!! OH and GINGERBREAD COOKIES are my favorite, LOL. I really enjoyed your post today and thank you for a chance to win some of your gorgeous new fabric line. Hugs...

Chookyblue...... said...

can never have enough pot holders.......thanks for the pattern.....have a lovely Christmas

patricia said...

Adorable. Just need it to be March instead of November.

Mom2RyandSis said...

Cute potholders,Thanks for the pattern!!

Cindy said...

I love your potholders! I especially like not putting the loops on them! I don't hang them in my kitchen, in fact no one I know does so I'm thinking that's what my gift will be this year!

Linda K said...

Oh, your Mom will love those potholders, I'm sure. Thanks for the pattern and the chance to win your yummy fabric. I feel a need to make some Gingerbread cookies!!

Diana said...

What great hot pads!!Thanks for the pattern!

Nancy said...

Those potholders are really cute! Thanks for the giveaway!

Snoodles said...

Such cute potholders - loved your story about your grandfather...the corn sounds delicious. Thanks for the pattern for the potholders!

Barbara said...

Well...now you've got me craving Gingerbread Cookies...LOL! Cute potholders. My mom would love those!

Needled Mom said...

Very sweet potholders!!!

Nifredil said...

Potholders are great. I am seriosly thinking about making it for this year Christmas. Where where do I take more time there are so many things going before Christmas these days? And the fabrics are adorable. I love it. Definitely have to look for it in fabric store.

alwayssewin said...

Lovin the potholders. Already downloaded the pattern. I gotta say..... I love your creamed corn recipe. We make that every year at Thanksgiving and we must have had relatives in an earlier life because that is JUST like we do it too. Thanks , Tammy

Celine said...

thanks for those lovely pot holders, such a great idea for Christmas gifts...

Potpourri said...

I love the potholders, mine suffered the same fate as your MIL
I love your fabric

Just Ramblin' said...

Love the potholders. Thank you for sharing the pattern plus the recipe. It's always fun to try something new. Happy holidays. Nola

Kaye M. said...

We grew corn in our garden this summer and froze alot of it. It will taste great this winter, so much better than the stuff you buy in the store. Your potholders are very cute and I just happen to need to make some. Thank you for the great ideas! tkmattson@hotmail.com

bairdmtn said...

What great potholders!! Everyone can use potholders for Christmas (or any other time!!) Your Mama is so pretty! You are so fortunate to have her!! Thank you for the pattern and recipe!!

sandrascraftcorner said...

Thank you very much for the free patterns. Your fabric looks adorable.

YankeeQuilter said...

Great little potholder pattern...always looking for quick quilt-buddy gifts!

YankeeQuilter said...

Great little potholder pattern...always looking for quick quilt-buddy gifts!

Pat V. said...

Love the potholders. I have also caught a few on fire, so I'm due for some cute new ones.

A.J. Dub. said...

Those potholders are cute! Your mom has good taste.

I was surprised to hear you like sitting on Santa's lap. Even though I make my kids do it, it is a little creepy when you think about it.

Love your new fabric!
Thanks for the fun post and giveaway.

Rosa said...

Thepotholder are adorable and very christmas.I love your fabrics.And the cookies sound delicious!!

Aggiequilter said...

Thanks for sharing the cute potholder patterns with us, and I look forward to the Pajama Party line. It will be great for my nieces!
I haven't had homemade creamed corn since the holidays at my Kansas grandma's long ago ... so right, NOTHING like the yucky canned stuff.

VickiT said...

Wow. I am thrilled for your creamed corn 'recipe'!!!!!!! My Mom is gone now but that is the same recipe she had used but, I had never gotten it from her to know the exact amounts of sugar and salt. She also did not cut the tips of the kernels but used her corn cutter to get the kernels off and then the knife to get all the creamy stuff off the cob as well. The rest of her recipe was the same as yours with the butter in the pan and long cooking time. It is the best recipe, you are so right. Thank you since I can now do that myself next summer. The one thing I know from the fact she died without me getting some of her recipes like this one is that I needed to get all those things my kids love so much that are not written down anywhere but still inside my head so they will have them. One of my boys already requested a number of years ago to have me to just that with my chili recipe as well as my sausage gravy for biscuits recipe. I've done those already for them. Lesson learned but now, thanks to you, I now have the creamed corn recipe. THANK YOU!

The pot holders are super cute. I had to laugh at your Mom expecting you to KNOW what she'd bought so many years ago. LOL

And finally, wow, what an awesome giveaway. How exciting. Thank you for being so generous.

I hope you have a wonderful holiday season.

martinmosaics said...

I went to Henry Glass to see your new fabric line, Pajama Party. I love it! I especially love the orange fabrics! My daughter is a freshman at University of TN and their colors are orange and white. Those oranges would make a cute UT lap quilt for her. The multi colored flowers would make a cute accent for the oranges. When does it come out? I will look for it!

My mother used to make gingerbread every christmas and she would put an orange sauce over it. Mmmm! It was so good. If I ever want a hint of the taste I get some store bought ginger bread cookies and some orange juice. Dunk the cookies in the OJ. Sounds gross, but it is so good!

Diane said...

Cute potholders, my thanks to you and the other bloggers for the cute projects and I especially enjoy reading the answers to the questions. mmmm creamed corn sounds delish along with the cookies.

Diane said...

Cute potholders, my thanks to you and the other bloggers for the cute projects and I especially enjoy reading the answers to the questions. mmmm creamed corn sounds delish along with the cookies.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Cute potholders! And thanks for the pattern :-)

Mary said...

I love the potholders. I bet your mom is so proud of you and your quilt designs. Thanks for sharing about the creamed corn. What a neat tradition!
Enjoyed your post a lot.

Philopolis Designs said...

Very nice pot holder pattern for the holidays!

Marcia W. said...

Thank you for the patterns. We make ginger cookies with my grandniece who is six and she loves it. We all would love Pajama Party too!

Helen said...

I know what you mean when you talk about your best Christmas. My daughter is also an only child and she has just turned 3 so this is going to be the best Christmas yet for us, if her birthday was anything to go by!
The potholders look great, thank you so much for the pattern.

Debbie said...

Thank you for the potholder patterns. I love the smell of gingerbread baking. Pajama party is sweet.

JaneB said...

That recipe sounds delicious. I'm going to file it away for next summer when the corn is ripe! Send me the fabric; I adore that line!

colleen said...

I love the potholder patterns and the Pajama Party patterns. Thanks for the fun projects.

Sherry said...

Love the fun potholders and It is so fun to see all of the wonderful designers and read their blog posts. I want to bake some cookies!

Amy said...

I'm glad you shared your recipe about the corn. I really want to give that a try. It sounds wonderful! Thanks for the pattern to make the pot holders. The right size project. I might actually get a few finished for gifts.

Beth said...

Love the story about your mom. Those kinds of funny conversations are the stuff of everyday happiness, don't you think?

Thanks for motivating me to get busy making pot holders. Merry Christmas!

Lynn said...

Such cute potholders! Thanks for the pattern. I'm off to find my recipe for gingerbread cookies!

Beth said...

Love the story about your mom. Those kinds of funny conversations are the stuff of everyday happiness, don't you think?

Thanks for motivating me to get busy making pot holders. Merry Christmas!

Debbie said...

Love the potholders! Will definitely have to make some of those.

Janet said...

Cute, very cute holiday pot holders that we still have time to whip up for gifts. Thanks for sharing the pattern! Love Pajama Party! I might be a Grandma; however, I'm still young at heart and love that fabric. Happy Holidays to you and yours!

Kerry said...

What lovely pot holders. Yes, I think I just might know someone who would like them too.

quiltmom said...

I really think the pot holder pattern is very cute. They are very fun. Thanks for the chance to win such a pretty bundle of fabric.
Thanks for participating in the blog hop.
Regards from Western Canada,
Anna

Pip said...

thanks for sharing the potholders, gingerbread cookies sound great to eat right now.

FIONA said...

Aboslutely love the potholders and the gingerbread cookies sound fabulous!

Fleurette said...

The potholders make a wonderful gift, thank you for the pattern.

linda lum debono said...

Thanks, Barbara!

Colleen said...

Great project. Thanks.

Anonymous said...

Not sure what the secret word is. Would you be so kind as to clarify.
Thanks.

Caroline said...

The pot holders are gorgeous, thanks! loved the story about the Creamed Corn!

Quiltin' Sandy said...

Thankyou for the lovely pattern. :)

Lauren H said...

I enjoyed your interview and (as always) love your new fabric collection! Thanks for the opportunity to win some!

Marilee said...

I read every word of the creamed corn recipe and am drooling. I will make these round pot holders...the cutest I've seen.

carol said...

Nice Pot Holders--too pretty to use.

NancyL said...

Thanks for the cute potholder pattern! I understand not having a loop or ring for hanging them up; I don't really like that either, but then mine get stored in a drawer where you can't see them. That works okay after they are used and get dirty but these are too cute to not be displayed! Thanks for the giveaway!

Linda V said...

I should really try those potholders, too! I have a stack of potholders - made from orphan blocks- in the making right now! Thanks for the giveaway!

Shawna said...

What neat potholders. Appreciate the pattern. Can't wait to try your Grandfather's recipe as well. Thanks for your giveaway as well.

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Jodi said...

YumYum I could go for some gingerbread cookies. That's how you know the holidays are here. Lots of great smells. Thanks for your pattern and your Grandfather's receipe. I'm loving this hop as well because I'm finding a few new blogs to follow. Including yours!

Thanks for the giveaway and a chance to win.

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sewnana said...

Just checking on those cookies for you now..... nearly ready. Thanks for potholder patterns. Pyjama Party fabrics look great.

KOcanQuilt said...

Cute potholders! Thank you. Your corn saga sounds exhausting, but i am sure worth it. Thank you for the chance to win some of the pretty fabric.

Judy said...

Great potholders! I posted on the 15th but I guess it didn't go through. Sorry

Judy T

MoeWest said...

Thanks for the pattern and a chance to win your new fabric line.

Kathy MacKie said...

Cute potholders, thanks.

Kath said...

Your mumma will love those pot holders, very nice. Love the fabrics too.

SewLindaAnn said...

Cute potholders and now I'm craving Gingerbread Cookies!

TINA said...

Love the potholder idea and design. Can't wait to get my hands on your new fabric line. Thanks, Happy Holidays.

suzie said...

Now I will just have to make some gingerbread cookies to use my new potholders I will be making. Thank you for the pattern.

Florence said...

Thanks for the potholders !

Patty D from NC said...

love those potholders!

Donna Joy said...

Your pot holders will make a wonderful gift with those gingerbread cookies. Thanks for sharing.