Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Welcome!!!!
I am very excited to be a part of
A Primitive Christmas Blog Hop


Monday November 26th
Tara Darr

Wednesday November 28th
Debbie Busby

Friday November 30
JoAnn Mullaly

Monday December 3rd
Lori Brechlin

Wednesday December 5th
Lynda Hall

Friday December 7th
Cheri Payne

Monday December 10
Stacy Nash

Wednesday December 12th
Ali Strebel

Friday December 14
Kathy Schmitz

Monday December 17th
Jeni

Wednesday December 19th
Lisa Bongean

Friday December 21st
Stacy West

Thank you Stacy for all your work to put this together!!  
This is only the 2nd post of the blog hop so jump right in and don't miss a hop!!
When it comes to my Christmas memories as a child I can't help but think about
my dads long wool socks with a red stripe and red toes hanging somewhere
in the house filled with oranges and nuts Christmas morning!!

I don't really remember anything else that was in them.....just that we always were excited to dump out all those different nuts and get to use the old nut cracker.
 Shiny tinsel is a vivid memory along with a special gift from Santa!!!!
Depending on the shift my dad worked determined if we opened gifts on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day!!
Its funny to sit and think about the past.....and realize that over half of it....... has been as a mom and a wife......which means I have memories of my own little family and our Christmas traditions like
hunting for the Christmas tree.
   In the beginning it was just me and Jeff heading out on Hwy 26 to Mt Hood trekking through the woods and snow (ankle deep!!) in hunt of the perfect God grown Christmas tree!!!!
Several years later it involved outings in the woods with the kids in tow.....They were hunting for the tree and I was usually hunting for them (knee deep in snow)!!!
The years pass and I sent Jeff and the kids out to get the tree while I stayed home nice and warm waiting for them to return while making warm cookies and hot cocoa!! (I'm getting smarter!!)

As the kids left home it was back to me and Jeff at the corner tree lot spending way too much time and $$$ trying to find the PERFECT Christmas tree (usually in the rain) !!!!

Our kids now have their own kids (GRANDKIDS ...the JOY of my life!!!) ....
and new family traditions are being made.
So finally that brings us to our newest tradition....... I send the kids and grandkids out with money for the tree and a hunting they will go hunt (in the snow or in the rain) and bring the PERFECT tree to NANA!!
After all it doesnt matter what it looks like anymore
when the grandkids pick it out!!!!
We don't usually have a white christmas or even that much snow.....but when we do get it.... we always try and make an effort to make a snowman!!!
Last year my granddaughter Addison called and wanted to come up to Nana's house because we live at a higher elevation than she does and we had snow....she wanted to come make a snowman!!
So up she came....her mom dropped her off and out we went to make a snowman!!!
Well, she says, "Nana, I forgot my gloves.....so I have to keep my hands in my pockets!!!"

 Yes.....that meant that Nana was buidling the snowman.....
and the next thing I knew she was up in house sitting on the back of the couch all cozy with a blanket watching ME through the window build her a snowman!! 


So my gift to you this holiday season is this little snow angel ornament!!

 Even when it's cold outside a snowman always warms your heart!!


And don't forget to add this to your holiday baking list!!!

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One of my favorite cookies at Christmas time!!
  Easy to make.....Easy to eat!!!
Like little snowballs!!!!

Keep Hopping......
Up next my friend JoAnn Mullaly from
JAM - Wool Crazy


and
if you leave a comment including the word
 "SNOW"
by noon Wednesday Dec 5th
you will be entered into a drawing
for a free SNOW ANGEL ORNAMENT KIT

Merry Christmas
www.woodenspooldesigns.com

131 comments:

belen said...

Well, I liked your post so much! In fact, you made me cry, it is so beautiful the way you have told us
Happy Christmas!
And why not? Snow
Hugs
Belen ( from Spain)

Tempus fugit said...

Your ornament is so lovely ! Thank you very much and merry season to you from a Wooden Spool fan ;-)
Anne / Tempus fugit

Carin said...

Thank you SNOW much for your wonderful ornament. I love it !!
Great to see the pictures of your childhood and thanks for the recipe.

Linda G said...

We've already been "Dashing through the SNOW' - our first snow came a few days ago.

Joan and Kevin said...

I love winter snow storms!
I also love your ornament.
Thanks for the giveaway!

Tara Lynn Darr said...

Adorable ornie pattern! Love the recipe too!

LibbiesHome said...

I LOVE that snow angel! Thank you for sharing your memories of Christmas. :)

Darlene D said...

What a great post! Lots of changes over the years. We had a tiny bit of snow here in Nova Scotia this week, looking forward to more tomorrow!

StitchinByTheLake said...

This is my first visit to your blog but I enjoyed it very much - I love your header. I live in Arkansas so snow is a rarity for us but I'm worse than my grandkids I think; I'm always wishing for snow days! blessings, marlene

Julie said...

Thank you for sharing some Christmas memories. The *SNOW* angel is so adorable! Thank you for the pattern, the recipe, and the giveaway. Merry Christmas!

Julie

Colleen said...

Oh, that little Snow Angel ornament is adorable. Loved reading your story, it brought back memories for me also. That first old photo...I think I have one very similar of my sister and I from years ago! We were suppose to have a coating of SNOW this morning but that didn't happen! Have a wonderful season and thank you for sharing!

Margaret Shifflett said...

Thanks for your wonderful ornament instructions. As a retired teacher, I know how time to do fun things like this. And, if you didn't know, teachers love SNOW days more than children!!! Let it snow. (I actually saw a few snow flakes mixed in the rain that we had yesterday.)
Blessings, Margaret

Kathy B. said...

Thank you for sharing your Christmas past, present, and happiness in knowing that future Christmases will be special times as well. I too know the feeling of trudging through the deep snow -we always gets the wintery white stuff as we live in the snow-belt of western New York State. Your ornament is ever so cute, can't wait to make a few to keep and share.

Robyn said...

What a lovely blog. I enjoyed my visit and I especially love the SNOW man ornament. Thank you.

carolyn said...

I am hoping for Snow for christmas. For the grandkids of course!

Sue Bennett said...

Well I hope everyone else gets the snow this year. Love the snowman. The cookies are one of my favorite also. Thanks so much for sharing.

Me and My Stitches said...

Such a cute snowman and a great story. The cookie recipe looks yummy. I am hoping for snow - I love having a white Christmas.

Quiltingmama said...

I would love to have snow this year, but living in Texas, we rarely get snow....thanks for the great story and lovely ornament!

Can'tstopQuilting said...

beautiful story and I love the snowman ornament!My Mom use to make the cookies when I was a child!

thethimbleroom said...

What a lovely post - I really enjoyed reading it. :) Thanks for the cute ornament!

krislovesfabric said...

Love your wonderful SNOW man!!

Jaja said...

Snow, Snow, Blessed Snow. Fall down from heaven above and cover us with your love.
Blessed Christmas to you and yours!
Jaja

Julee said...

Love the part where you got to build the snowman while she watched....Here in Iowa it is a 50/50 chance if we get snow on Christmas. Thanks for the snowman ornament.

Debra @ Life is a Stitch said...

So cute!: the snow stories AND the little snowman ornament! Thanks for sharing and for the chance for a kit. Merry Christas

bairdmtn said...

Loved your story and it sounds like something that would happen to me!!! Snowmen are my favorite and yours is so cute! I will be making some of these for sure!! Thank you so much for sharing this pattern!!

martha said...

My parents used to make snow ice cream on the first day of snow fall,

PamE said...

Thanks for the "Snow"man!! Have a wonderful Christmas season!

Ann E said...

The snow angel is darling! I had forgotten about pecan sandies. Thanks for the recipe.

Mary Jean said...

I love your SNOW angel ornament!!! I have made these snow ball cookies for many years and they are my kid's favorite....I add mini chocolate chips to mine.

Sharon said...

There's SNOW place like home at Christmas :-)

Lori said...

Oregon's got some great trees to choose from!! I'm in Central Oregon and hope we have SNOW before Christmas. Thanks for the ornament pattern.

Anonymous said...


I live in southern CA and miss the snow that we had when I lived in the midwest.

Love the snow angel. SEW cute.

Charlotte S.

Kd Brown said...

Really loving the progress of your holidays. We should have *SNOW* tonight up here in the Rockies. Thank you for the great goodies! Happy Holidays to you.

Mary said...

Thank you for that wonderful snowing post. Your snow ornament is adorable.

Kate said...

Thank you for the ornie pattern and the cookie recipe - I shall try both. I enjoyed your pix of Christmas as a child and your memories ... reminded me of my own childhood. Memories are Snow good to have! Enjoy your Christmas.

mimi said...

Thank you for posting the cookie recipe. It seems to be the one which was a childhood favorite - and I'd lost the recipe. Can't wait to try it. We're still looking forward to our first SNOW of the season!

LJ said...

I love having SNOW for the holidays but it always brings concerns for my holiday travelers. There are +s and -s for everything!!

my3Kitties said...

I snow would like to be included in your drawing!!! Such wonderful Christmas memories, i am soon to be a Grandmother myself, so reading your post made me laugh regarding building the snowman...

Merry Holidays, Tammy

Anonymous said...

I LOVED your snowman and also share the joy of grandchildren! As a teacher, I LOVE snow because with it comes the excitement of a spontaneous vacation day!

Jackie

Teri said...

Oh how I loved to read about your traditions...some of which Phil and I did when we were back in MI. We didn't have the mountain but SNOW was aplenty. I love the SNOW angel as well. Can't wait to make her for my SNOWman display. Love and hugs to you, my friend.

Susy said...

Thanks Debbie... I loved your Christmas story. Your family pictures looked a lot like mine. Love the old T.V. set. Thanks for bringing back my memories.
I can't wait to make the Pecan Sandies and I love the ornament!
Thanks so much,
Susy from San Diego

Heartsdesire said...

How sweet your "snow" angel is. Thank you so much for the pattern, I just love it. Going to make a few for the family for Christmas.

Janet said...

Love your snow angel and yummy looking cookies. It might be cold here, but little snow has arrived in the Rockies so far this year. Thanks for sharing your memories and have a wonderful Happy Holidays!

Mary said...

The ornament is darling and it goes with such a special story!

Perfect recipe - pecan sandies are the cookie that Christmas tastes like to me. Thanks for posting both.

Lindi said...

Oh so cute!! I have so many memories, thanx for walking me down that lane. Also thanx for the pattern and recipe.

sforme said...

Hi Debbie! The ornament is very cute, thank you for sharing. Also great to see your beautiful family. Your Troutdale neighbor, Susan


Beckyjean said...

Beautiful post!! Waiting on our first snow here in Wisconsin. Thanks for the pattern & cookie recipe.

Have a wonderful day~Becky

Smeek said...

We don't get much snow either. But who can really resist a snowman?
Thanks for the giveaway!

Kathy L. said...

Thank you for the pattern. Love the old pictures of Christmas' past!!!

Still waiting for SNOW here, (WI) supposed to be 58 next week Monday!

Have a Merry Christmas

Kathy

Julie said...

Your childhood Christmas pix look a lot like mine-same rug and all that tinsel! Love the ornament! Sometimes I wish for SNOW here in Florida but usually that passe quickly when I remember the shoveling! But it's so pretty! Happy holidays!

kathyinozarks said...

I enjoyed reading your post and I have always loved snowmen. thanks for the chance to win your kit. loved the cookie recipe thanks kathy

Sue said...

Thanks for the Snow Angel pattern, very sweet. I love it when we get snow for Christmas, it makes it all so special.
Sue

Kathy J said...

I love snow and snowmen and adore your pattern. Too cute! Thanks for the chance to win.
Kathy in LA

Teresa S. said...

What a beautiful SNOWman you built for your granddaughter!

Merry Christmas to you and yours!

Miss Stacy said...

Simply amazing! :)))))) XOXO

Miss Stacy said...

Simply AMAZING! XOXOX

paulette said...

Someday you kids will look back at these pics and think about 'the olden days'...especially in all that SNOW!
P

Eileen said...

I really enjoyed your story and thread of generational changes in it. It read like a journal. Merry Xmas

Sandie @ crazy'boutquilts said...

Loved your post! And how sweet to play in the SNOW for your granddaughter. :-) Love the ornament! Thank you!

Mary said...

I love your little snow angel ornament. I'm off to
Colorado Springs for the birth of my newest grand-daughter. These will be fun to make with her big
brothers and sisters.
I love that you ended up building your granddaughters snowman. What nanas won't do for the grands!

Sheryl said...

Debby thank you so much for the pattern. Why I just saw you at Homespun and Holly making your SNOWman tag!! Have a great xmas with all of your grandbabies!!

Lis said...

As I'm leaving for Northern Sweden to celebrate Xmas with my children and grandchildren i'm guaranteed snow.
Thanks for you post. I liked it
Carpe Diem

JOY said...

The first picture on your Wed blog sure looks like one from my childhood :) Your ornament is adorable. Merry Christmas!

barbara said...

Debbie,
Thank you for your walk down memory lane. It's amazing how much your childhood front room looked like mine with the tinsel laced tree in the corner and the TV against the wall. Your ornament is delightful!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the memories as I too remember going with my parents to cut down a tree in the woods...oh how I wish for one more trip with them..Cindy

Anna said...

Thank you so much for the ornie! love him. wish you were there for the Sat. group at Homespun and Holly!!!

linny said...

Love the little snowangel. We never see snow in our part of the world. Thanks for the giveaway.
lyn.robyn.smith@gmail.com

Rita said...

Thank you so much for the SNOW Angel, she's beautiful!

carleenphoenix said...

I love your post and it brought many memories back to me of my childhood!! Your "SNOW"man is delightful, thanks for the chance to win. Carleen

Anonymous said...

I enjoyed your Christmas tradition and story. Thank you for the adorable "Snow" angel ornament. Angela

Twyla's Thimble said...

I wish we'd get some snow!! Last year it was a brown Christmas and I'm hoping this year will be white!!!'

Daisy said...

That has to be the absolute most adorable Snow Angel I have ever seen. She is so sweet. Thanks for the chance to win. Daisy

Judy Z said...

Love the opportunity to win this delightful snow angel ornament. Thank you!

Kerry said...

We don't get snow at this time of year, (it's 102 degrees here today), but I do love looking at snowmen. Always bring a smile to my face.
Thanks for a great post.

Mary said...

I really enjoyed reading about your Christmas trees over the years. Grandkids really do change our perspective, don't they? Hope you get some snow this year, and I think I would get an extra pair of gloves to have on hand!
Thanks for the neat ornament pattern.

sandy said...

I just happened to find your blog and enjoyed reading about all your wonderful memories. Brings back some of mine. In northeast Iowa we have snow during the winter and especially at Christmas. When we don't it is a rarety! So then it doesn't seem like a "true" holiday season without it. Keep up the good work! thanks for the recipe, the ornament, and a trip down memory lane.

mainelymoose said...

Oh what JOY,what BLISS! Love your story! SNOW...? I can talk about SNOW all day and all night!!! They said we were to get SNOW yesterday in the forcast and I stayed up all night waiting for SNOW and here it is time for bed angain and still no SNOW... WHERE IS MY SNOW??? Merry Christmas to you and I hope you get lots of SNOW!

hueisei said...

Very cute! Thanks for sharing :D
We NEVER have SNOW during Christmas.

Liza S. said...

your post was so nice and the cookies sound delicious. as I look out my window the snow is falling and you are putting me into the Christmas mood. Merry Christmas!

Marlene said...

HELLO!
Thank you for sharing your sweet memories.
What a GREAT Nana you are! It's amazing what pickles we get ourselves into because of little ones. And hopefully we love every minute of those memories too.
Love your snowman ornament.
I would love to have "snow" one winter here in Southern California but I guess I'll just need to drive to the nearest mountain.
Thanks again.

Kathy H said...

I enjoyed your post and one of the best parts of Christmas are the memories. Your snow angel is so cute. I can't wait to make one. Thanks so much.

eeyore1960 said...

What an adorable Snow angel ornament! Thank you for sharing it with us!

Cindi P. said...

The weatherman said today that we usually have 9 inches of snow all ready this year and so far we've had less tha an inch of snow and that snow fell on Thanksgiving. My grandchildren were able to make a mini snowman!

appleberrycottage said...

What a cute ornie! I'll have to make a few of these this year. I especially like the dictionary wings. Your grandkids are getting big. My trio is 17, driving, and looking at colleges. Where does time go???
Laura

Sorcha girl said...

Loved, loved your post today and the cute little snowman ornament. We lived in Portland and also enjoyed a trip to Mt. Hood for a tree. Spending time tromping through the woods to find a tree in the crisp air was an enjoyable start to the season. Now we hike in the snow of Yosemite National Park.

Karen said...

Your snowman is adorable. Thank you so much for the great pattern. I loved making snowmen & snow angels as a child. It was so much fun playing outside all day in the winter when school had snow days. My mother would even let us fill the kitchen sink with snow to play with if it was too cold to play outside.
The cookie recipe sounds yummy too. Thank you :)
Karen M

sue said...

love the snowman. Thanks for the great post and have a Merry Christmas!

Patti said...

Thank you so much for sharing - your memories, the design and the recipe!
Here in Chicago sometimes we get too much SNOW, but it is fun to have at least one snow day each year...
Blessings, Patti

Anne said...

Love that little SNOW angel so much. I'll be making one for sure (unless I just happen to win one) LOL

Kathy MacKie said...

We don't see much SNOW in this area which is just fine bt me!

Terri said...

Glad to see you're back! I miss you. What sweet memories and a sweet little snowman! I'm going to need to make that! Blessings to you and your family this Christmas. Hugs ~ Terri

oldecrow said...


we have a lot of the smae Christmas memories! Love the little snowman ornament. Thank you "Snow" much for participating in this blog hop! So far I am loving it!
Thanks again,
Wanda
Olde Crow Mercantile

Karen in Breezy Point said...

The SNOW Angel ornament is just precious! And how sweet are you to include the "ephemera" to make the wings? Thanks so much!

Jeanne said...

We've seen our first snow already, but nothing that is sticking around yet.

Stacey Larson said...

Let it snow let it snow let it snow>
We are in NC and we are hoping to get some this year. :) Then I get SEW and watch the SNOW.

thanks for the yummy cookie recipe -

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Oh, it has 'snow'ed a little each day since Thanksgiving, keeping the scenery, bright and white.

Martha C. said...

We never get snow here in Atlanta. Flurries, maybe! Love the snowman and cookie recipe!

michelle said...

Thank you so much for the great ornament pattern. I own soooo many of your patterns--they are all so adorable, I just can't get enough!! It is always a treat to get a new one. :) I loved your story in this post...awesome! I hope you and your family have a wonderful and blessed Christmas!

Shelley said...

You've reminded me of lots of snow memories in my family:) Nothing like cutting your own tree!!

Friendship Crossing said...

Your lil' SNOWman is adorable, but what I loved most about your post is how your little story led up to the freebie gift. Really clever!!

Thanks!
Tanya

svelder said...

I hope it doesn't SNOW until after the 1st of january!

Betsy said...

Enjoyed your post from past to present!! SNOW is something I am very familiar with....only a dusting so far this year but last year we had a wet and heavy snow storm on Oct. 29th that left us without power for 8 days!! We are hoping for a lean SNOW year this year!! Love your wooly snow angel. Merry Christmas, Betsy

Teresa S. said...

Isn't it amazing what we will do for our grandkids? Even build a SNOWman!
Thanks for your giveaway!

BobbiD said...

It's SNOW nice of you to do this. Thanks!

The Wooden Acorn said...

This designer blog hop is SNOW much fun. Thank you for sharing a bit about yourself and your family.

Carrie P. said...

I so enjoyed reading your post today. I love snow and your little snow angel is so sweet. Thanks for sharing.

Judith said...

Sew Sweet and love the snow angle. Thank you for sharing..Judith, Texas

Diane K said...

Debbie, I love your SNOW angel. She is adorable. I missed you this year at Hollyhill's Homespun and Holly. DianeK

Anonymous said...

I am having snow much fun making your angel! This is my kind of snow! Sharon
gritsgirlsc@sbcglobal.net

Donna S. said...

Thank you for the cute snowman pattern. Pecan Sandies are my fav too!! Have a great holiday season!!

Karen Kirk said...

I love your delightful snowman. Thanks so much. It's starting to feel like Christmas even though we don't get snow at Christmas here in Australia

Karen
Katoomba Australia

Martina said...

The snowangel is so cute! Thanks so much for sharing!

Quilter Kim said...

I loved reading your post and seeing your pictures from when you were young, reminded me alot of my early Christmases. I would love to have alot of SNOW this winter as we like to ride our snowmobiles and SNOW for Christmas always makes everything look beautiful!

Debby said...

Living east of 95 in North Carolina - we don't see much snow (especially the "sticking" kind!) However, we always hope for it so we can make snow cream!

Debby H.

Marilee said...

Oh, no, SNOW!

Jo Ann said...

SNOW. The snow angel ornament is darling. Can't wait to make one. Thanks for the pattern.

Angela Cruz-garcia said...

SNOWmen are wonderful are they not?
Thank you for sharing your memories, your pattern and your recipe.

Bridgidk said...

When I was a little girl we would always make snow angels. Where I live now it never snows. Your angel is SOOO Stinkin Cute!!!
I cant wait to make myself one. Thank you for the pattern and the memories.

Kath said...

Such a cute "SNOW"man pattern. Thank you so much for sharing the pattern and for an opportunity for a give away

cl said...

Thanks SNOW much for the Snow Angel!

Unknown said...

Loved your post. Wish it would snow in our neck of the woods, just for the Christmas season. Not sure I could deal with it for months. Thanks giveaway !

Michelle

Rebeka said...

Your snowman ornament is adorable. It would be perfect on my tree as we don't get much snow in So. California.
:o)

Karen said...

Thank you for the cute ornament and recipe. I "SNOW" that I am going to enjoy making both!

Buckeye Quilter said...

I don't think my comment stuck! I love anything snowman. The cookies are making me hungry. Thanks. Connie

Doreen B said...

Thank you so much for he chance to win a SNOW ornament.

corinne said...

I know it is too late for the giveaway but I just I love the snowman pattern

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