Friday, December 4, 2020

Virtual Cookie Exchange and Christmas Hop

Who's ready for cookies and Christmas? Tis the season for both!

The Virtual Cookie Exchange and Christmas hop, in its sixth year, is hosted by Carol of Just Let Me Quilt. I just love participating the hops that both she and Carla of Creatin In the Sticks host - they are always fun, with lots to see!

I think this is my first time participating in the cookie exchange, mainly because I don't make many cookies anymore. But, I do have a favorite Sugar Cookie recipe from my MIL, which is always a favorite with hubby. 

Though a bit deadly in the ingredients list, these cookies melt in your mouth - it's hard to stop at just one. Believe me - I know. Hubby can't stop snacking on them!

Sugar Cookies

We'll be leaving these out for Santa, so I'm sure he's also going to expect a well decorated house. I'm choosing four of my Christmas patterns, all of which will be within Santa's viewing range from the fireplace.

My new adorable gnome decked out in red, next to his chubby little house.
Love the wonky trees in his yard!

red gnome next to his house

A fun applique project featuring snow on curvy Christmas themed trees.

snow covered trees in christmas prints

Check out the blue and white version, Winter Forest, an all-snow tree table topper.

If Santa hasn't filled his sweet tooth enough with the cookies, he might enjoy the Peppermint Candy table runner. This one is calorie free!

red and white stripes with green pinwheels

Santa may also be impressed that I have portraits of his crew on the wall in Reindeer Wreath, cause they're just as important as the big man himself!

black and white check reindeer portraits on red

I think Santa would be very satisfied by my decorations. If you're just joining in on the hop, be sure to visit the others for cookies and more Christmas inspiration.

December 1

Creatin' in the Sticks

Doreen – Just Let Me Quilt Guest

Bumbleberry Stitches

Home Sewn By Us

Quilt Schmilt

Food for Thought

Life in the Scrapatch

Ms P Designs USA

Just Sew Quilter

Cathie's Craftworks

Cynthia's Creating Ark

 December 2


Karen's Korner

Sew Many Yarns

Selina Quilts

Pieceful Thoughts of My Quilting Life

Days Filled With Joy

Words & Stitches

Just Because Quilts


December 3



DayBrook Designs

Karrin’s Crazy World

Samelia's Mum

Songbird Designs

For The Love Of Geese

Stitchin At Home

Dreamworthy Quilts

That Fabric Feeling

 December 4

Just Let Me Quilt

Quilt Fabrication

DesertSky Quilting

Seams To Be Sew

Happy Cottage Quilter

Pumpkin Patch Patterns & Quilting

The Darling Dogwood

Kathleen McMusing


Ho-ho-ho! Happy Holidays!

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  1. I think Santa will be more than satisfied by your decorations! Thanks for the recipe!

  2. Oh, those cookies. My mom used to make those! I can taste them, melting in my mouth! You have so many fun holiday quilts!

  3. Your decorations will bring Joy to Santa's heart for sure. And the cookies will make his belly happy too. Have a very Merry Christmas!

  4. I've been crazy for gnomes this year, so your sweet runner has my it! You are just amazing with all the things you create. Those trees are just the cutest, as are the reindeer and pinwheels. Sugar cookies that would melt in my mouth sound like a perfect recipe...yum! Thank you for sharing and joining in the fun, Susan! xo

  5. Beautiful decorations, and we always love sugar cookies! Thanks so much for sharing!

  6. Oh, I surely love a good sugar cookie! Thanks for your recipe. Your Christmas quilts are all wonderful, but I have a preference for the reindeer. =)

  7. Lol i think we shared the same cookie recipe. Love all your runners.

  8. Your featuring so many great patterns. Love the Christmas trees and the Christmas fabrics are perfect. The Reindeer Wreath is sweet, too; the cock-eyed way you positioned the reindeer blocks has so much personality. Sugar cookies are definitely a part of the season.

  9. Beautiful Christmas projects! I’m sure Santa will enjoy seeing these beauties. Thank you for the sugar cookie recipe. Looks like a good one

  10. Every single one of your projects are wonderful! Love them all, but that little Gnome for the holidays certainly strikes my fancy! And the cookies sound amazing too.

  11. I love your quilt projects and those cookies sound delicious!

  12. The cookies sound delicious!!! And, I LOVE all of your great table runners and wall hanging!
    Happy quilting! :-)

  13. Sugar cookies are a favourite around here too. Our local bulk food store sells something this year called 'fairy dust' which is a new type of sprinkle that looks SO pretty either on top of cookies or whipped cream gracing the top of a cup of hot chocolate.

  14. Hi Susan! Thanks so much for the sugar cookie recipe. It's an interesting mix of ingredients - margarine and vegetable oil. I will have to give it a try. I'm always on the hunt for the "best" sugar cookie recipe, and I have plenty of family to pass judgment for me! ~smile~ Roseanne

  15. Your quilting projects always inspire and make me smile. Such a warm and pretty Chistmas house you must have. Santa will certainly be happy.

  16. We love sugar cookies too. Thanks for the recipe to try. I really love your curvy Christmas trees table runner. I love them all but I think that's my favorite! Reminds me of paisleys!! Thanks for joining us this year!!

  17. I love the curvy Christmas trees! And the reindeer wreath is super cute too! Thanks for sharing.

  18. The mod trees are so much fun and I pinned those reindeer the other day. Sugar cookies are always a favorite!

  19. Merry Christmas! Your decorations will certainly win the approval of the "big guy". Thanks for sharing.

  20. I love your Christmas decorations especially the curved trees.

  21. I love the decorations you will have out in full view of Santa! The reindeer are especially cute, though I love them all!

  22. This sounds festive and fun. I would love to join. I will email you.

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