Friday, November 19, 2010

Mistletoe Blog Tour Day 5

The topic of the day is a holiday tradition that has to be done no matter what.
I have thought long about this.
Do we have a tradition? hmm I am not sure we do.
We split holidays between Ohio, Iowa, Texas, Florida, and South Carolina. 
It's tricky. This year we spend one "Christmas" in Iowa...but it's during Thanksgiving weekend.
Needless to say I am frantically trying to finish my hand made gifts for everyone in Iowa. By frantic, I mean I have 7 quilts to bind by Thanksgiving Day.
Ah these aren't tablerunners...
We're talking 48" and larger.
I have 2 done. That leaves 5 in 6 days.
Whew...could be an I.O.U. kind of year.
Then we spend another "Christmas" in Texas in December. I am not so frantic about that one...yet. LOL
And lastly we spend the "actual" Christmas in Ohio with our kids.
Skipping Florida and South Carolina this year.
Well actually we are leaving after the 25th for SC.
Oh right, back to traditions...I guess our tradition is to celebrate Christmas as many times and as many places as humanly possible each year ;)

How about you? staying home this year?

Crackle Top Ginger Cookie Recipe can be downloaded HERE.
Stop by todays Bakers:

59 comments:

Wendy said...

Okay, traditions are good, but how about breathing? Wow! But when you say you get to celebrate many times, guess that puts a new spin on things. Busy lady ... thank you for taking time for this blog hop and sharing all your creative genious!

BobbiD said...

Wow. You are a busy lady! I will be staying put and hosting Christmas Eve. With all these great cookie recipes I may just serve dessert! Thnaks for sharing.

SewCalGal said...

yummy recipe. looking forward to trying it. Thanks for sharing.

SewCalGal
www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

Martina said...

Wow, thanks so much for still taking time and sharing! It was such fun to read those posts every day! And I love the recipe!

Teresa Felgueiras said...

Scrumptious recipe.I have to try it.

Madame Samm said...

Oh my..I love your tradition post...and I wish I could help you bind those quilts..my fav part of all...and this visit was tender sweet...I will be staying home..everyone is coming home...

Vickie said...

We are staying home! This cookie is a favorite in our house! Thanks for sharing!

Beth said...

Do you do all this traveling by car so that you can stitch driveway to driveway?

Michele said...

Wow! That is a lot of traveling and a lot of quilts! Enjoy it :) These cookies sound wonderful! Thank you for sharing them.

WoolenSails said...

We used to split up the season between parents, now we are the parents and the kids come here;)

Debbie

MIss Sherry said...

Have fun binding.... keep the cookies close at hand!

Melissa said...

Wow, You sound busy, but it must be fun to spend the holidays with so many loved ones :)

Brenda said...

You sure are busy. Hoping you get everything done without being stressed, Have fun celebrating!

JessicaSews said...

Thank you for sharing! Yes, we are all traveling this year to the Pacific Northwest....it will be a blessing if we all make it! I'm not counting on the weather helping us out and planning ahead for being stuck at the airport. !?!

Hope you get all that sewing done!

gmp said...

WOW - that is a whole lot of traveling! Have you ever just spent Christmas in your own home? I hope you are able to get all those quilts done. Thanks for sharing your recipe today. Sounds delicious.

Darlene B said...

Wow! You've got a full plate right now - good luck on finishing all of your projects!

mascanlon said...

Oh yes, we have several Christmas celebration, starts in KC on Thanksgiving and will end in CA on January 1! I love spreading it all out a bit! I only 2 quilts to bind and a month to do it, I'd help if I was closer...lol.

Gretchen said...

Wow! That's a lot of traveling! I think this year for me will be Xmas via Skype :)

Pat said...

Wow, hopefully you are traveling by car and can do some of the sewing there, on the way. I commend you for taking on writing this blog on top of it all.

kerrynjane said...

OK- anyone can tell that you need to slow down....a cup of coffee and your cookies today should do the trick! Of course, you can't bind a quilt using both hands to eat. How about doing those bindings on the machine? Much faster!

Suzanne said...

I think the 'binding' got missed in the cookies!!I Hope you didn't sew it on the quilt. LOL
I'm guessing there is some flour in those cookies!!
Love your posts thanks so much!

bairdmtn said...

Are you planning on sleeping any before Thanksgiving? LOL!!!! Good luck with your bindings. It can probably be done, but the ole' fingers will take a beating! Seriously, I can feel the love in your post. They will get done-you will somehow manage! Thank you for sharing your story and the great recipe with us!!

deb said...

Vickie Love to follow you Day by day You always have fun things to do Thank you For the Hop and all the recipes

Gwen said...

I am sure that the recipients will just love all the time that you put into creating the special gift for each of them. May your endeavor be filled with all the memories of all these people as you continue the journey to complete them all. We do not usually have to travel much for the holidays as everyone is close at hand. thank you for sharing your recipe.

Christie said...

Glad I don't have your busy holiday traveling. You never know what the weather will do from hour to hour here in Nebraska, so we usually make last minute plans. But, now, our children don't live further than 5 miles away from us in two different directions, so, it is much easier for us. I hope you do take time to enjoy Christmas and don't feel so rushed. I believe everyone has a special ginger cookie recipe. They are all so yummy! Thanks for sharing. Read you tomorrow on the last day of toeing. HUGS... and stitches

Judy said...

I also am working on Christmas quilts. Starting to feel rushed already. So I think I will have a cookie or two. Have had my turn at hosting the Holidays, now the Grandchildren want to take over. Mixed feelings about that. Have a great day. Judy S.

Jen said...

We stay home for Christmas and people come to us. We're the only one's with children and they really like to be home for Christmas

Grandma Shell said...

We're staying pretty close to home this year. Our son wanted us to come down to TX but that's not happening. So it will either be here or over at our daughter's. I'm collecting all these recipes and crafts and making a little Cookie Cookbook.

Pat said...

Nothing wrong with IOU's.

baukje said...

Thank you, will try them. See you tomorrow!!!

lisa said...

the past few years, since I had my daughter/graduated college and stayed in my college town (so five christmases counting this one) we have hd a small Christmas here at home, I usually go to work in the morning since my hubby doesnt get up before noon anyways (and I get time and a half PLUS great tips) then brunck, nap, santa/christmas, dinner bed....but in Jan the girls and I go out to my folks and do it again there THEN take down their decorations

Karen said...

Wow, I'm exhausted just reading what you do! You are an amazing person plus you are doing this for us - thank you sooo much. The recipe sounds great, too!

Cindi said...

That's my kind of tradition. We have similar problems. Family in Michigan, Tennessee and North Carolina.

Kathy H said...

thanks for all the recipes. We are lucky to be staying home this Christmas and having people come to us. the week just flies by.

Cynthia said...

Oh my gosh...you are busy! Good luck on getting those bindings done...do you drive alot...have a husband who cooks/cleans...know anyone you can hire? LOL! Thanks!

Cindy said...

Wow, lots of binding for you to do.

Patti said...

Mmmmmmm......ginger cookies. Thanks for sharing!

lynnquiltsalot said...

Wow! You have a lot on your plate. Good luck.

cvdnurse said...

You really are busy!
Susan
susie.galasso@gmail.com

Diane Pruitt said...

Wish I was going to more "cookie exchanges".

Liz said...

I love Ginger Snaps. The Mistletoe Make & Bake Blog has been fun. Thanks for the recipes and projects!

Sandielynn said...

My hubbie loves ginger cookies of all kinds! Thanks for the new recipe!

Mrs. DillyDally said...

Ginger cookies are the best...any time of the year! I always look forward to a new ginger cookie! Thanks!

JANET said...

yum ginger cookies.

Marcia said...

Ginger makes most anything taste better! Great recipe. Thanks.

Thankful~Threads said...

That recipe is my favorite cookie! Thank you for a great holiday blog hop. ~Kathleen

Barb said...

The best tradition is spending time with those we love. Ginger cookies are definitely a favorite :)

schmidt1016 said...

Cute story! Plus good cookies. Who could ask for more? Thanks.

Leslie S. in MN
esclante at comcast dot net

Lina said...

I don't think I could handle all that travel. The holiday season is hectic enough as it is.

DutchQuilter said...

I don't know quite what happened to my comment, but it suddenly disappeared! Anyway, thank you for the great recipe.

MoeWest said...

Thanks for the ginger cookie recipe. Yum♥

Kathy said...

Making gingerbread man cookies and decorating them with my children has been a tradition for more than 25 years now and they still expect it every year, and I'm very warmed by that.

Stephanie M said...

Yummy recipe.
Thanks for sharing!

Carol in E TN said...

We always read the Christmas story in Luke 2.

ytsmom said...

We are lucky that our families are close enough that we do not have to do such juggling!

Sharon W said...

I have always lived close to my relatives. It is usually good except when you have to eat two full meals in one day. Thanks for the recipe.

Polly said...

Another yummy recipe!! YUMMO!! Thanks for this hop! It's really gotten me ready for the Christmas season! Polly

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Thanks for the wonderful recipe! I'm having fun collecting them! ♥

Trish said...

Great recipe and project!