Monday, December 19

Giveaway Winners and a Funny Baby Video

This scene reminds me of when our daughters used to take part in our old church's Living Nativity each year.  Precious memories!

It sure seems like Christmas came along right on the coattails of Autumn.  We are blessed with all our children coming home this week, and with our son Sam even staying for three weeks, in preparation for our daughter Kaitie's wedding in mid-January.  Then after that, we babysit our baby granddaughter for a week.  She'll be one year old soon... my how time flies.  We'll be so busy for the next six weeks or so that I want to take this opportunity now to wish you all a Very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

In case you missed it, last week was the end of my Sew Mama Sew Giveaway Day post, which I paired with free patterns for a Pomegranate & Berry Table Topper

Between the Sew Mama Sew linky party and Betsey Langford featuring my free patterns in the American Quilter's Society On Point newsletter, that post got an unprecedented amount of traffic and comments.  :o  

Thank you to both Betsey and Kristin and especially to all of you who left such wonderful comments.  I loved reading each and every one.  What you had to say about your favorite things about winter really has given me a better appreciation for the season.  You all are so expressive and funny!  

With such a great turnout, giving away one copy of my book Crafted Appliqué: New Possibilities didn't seem like enough, so I increased the number of winners to three commenters. 

Without further ado, the randomly drawn winners of a signed copy of Crafted Appliqué: New Possibilities were Nancy, Karen, and Anita.


And just to leave everyone with a smile on their faces....

"Are you making yummy sounds?" is sort of a running joke in our family and it comes from a scene in a favorite movie: "Young Frankenstein".

"The Monster: [off-screen] MMMMMMM!
Dr. Frankenstein: Oh, do you like it? I'm not partial to desserts myself, but this is excellent.
Igor: Who are you talking to?
Dr. Frankenstein: To you. You just made a yummy sound, so I thought you liked the dessert.
Igor: I didn't make a yummy sound, I just asked you what it is.
Dr. Frankenstein: But you did. I just heard it.
Igor: It wasn't me.
Inga: It wasn't me.
Dr. Frankenstein: Well, now look here. If it wasn't you, and it wasn't you...
The Monster: [off-camera] Mmmmmm!"
Well we sure know who's making the yummy sounds in our home now.  Our granddaughter Eden recently discovered toast with cream cheese.  :)



  1. Eden is so precious! You are certainly having busy times and a January wedding - brrr!!
    Congratulations to your winners!
    Merry Christmas and a blessed New Year to you and yours!

  2. Mmmmm Eden is so sweet! Enjoy your family and the week with Eden. January weddings are lovely but maybe just a wee bit cold. Have a Merry Christmas Lara!

  3. It sounds like you're getting the very best of Christmas! Eden is so adorable and I can't believe how much she's grown. I hope you enjoy every second, Merry Christmas my friend :)

  4. Aren't you just the luckiest mama/Lolly? To have all your kids home, and this nom-nomming (Cookie Monster!) little sweetie in your home--!! Such fun, and exhausting, but in a good way. Thanks for the grins! Congrats to Kaitie and Zak--you never know there's quite often a lovely January thaw... :-)

  5. Thank you, Lara! I am very excited to have won a copy of your book! I await its arrival with great anticipation. Sounds like you'll be super busy ! Enjoy every last minute! XO

  6. What a sweet child! You are such a lucky Grandma, Lara, to have Eden and all of that fun! Enjoy every minute and have a wonderful holiday!

  7. such a pretty little girl. have fun with your grandchild. all children are so very precious. have a wonderful christmas

  8. Congratulations to the winners and wishing you a very Happy Christmas and all the very best for 2017! Hugs Christine x

  9. Awww....those are definitely yummy sounds. She is getting so big, Lara. What a blessing she is for your family. Have a wonderful Christmas.

  10. Hi Lara. I used the none binding binding tutorial you link to me....that one is awesome!!! Thank you very much

  11. How exciting that Kaitie is getting married! And a January wedding will be beautiful. Eden is just precious! And her yummy noises are wonderful. Have a wonderful Christmas!

  12. Such joy to have these precious grandchildren. Merry Christmas.

  13. I'm so excited for you that everyone will be home for Christmas! And then a wedding?? You are gonna be one busy momma. Eden is growing up so quickly and what a cutie :) Congrats to the winners of your book! You are just the best, even picking two more people!

  14. A baby, Christmas, and a wedding, you are going to have such a wonderful time. Congratulations to the winners and a Merry Christmas to all.

  15. Thanks again Laura, I am thrilled to be receiving a copy of your book! And lucky you having everyone home for the holidays...always a bonus!

  16. What an adorable video! Your granddaughter is precious. Merry Christmas to you all!!!

  17. Alright Lara! Don't know how I missed your giveaway post, boo! But I am now feeling a little gyped...where is that funny baby video?!? Lol! Here's to wonderful loving times with your family, and congratulations on the upcoming wedding!! xo!

  18. Isn't being a Grandma the best!!!! Eden is growing up wonderfully and I'm sure she is just a true blessing!! ENJOY the holidays.

  19. How fun! I love that video! I tend to make sounds like that when I like food too! Merry Christmas!

  20. Sounds like you will be busy. Having all your family close will make it a good busy though :) Eden has grown so much!! She's adorable! I hope you have a wonderful and Merry Christmas Lara. Hugs!!

  21. Wow she has gotten so big and still so cute! Happy Christmas and a very happy new year!

  22. I am so glad we have been able to make a connection, Lara. It has been wonderful to get together with you online this year. You are a blessing and a great inspiration to me. Thank you for being my friend and for all your quilty support! Looking forward to spending the new year with you! And wishing you and yours a very Merry Christmas!