Friday, November 18, 2011


Henry Glass Blog Hop


Day #6


Our Secret Word is Stuffing


we want to follow the rules

first or we may forget as we get so excited

about our post today!


Be sure to collect all the secret words & go to
to collect and view all the designers
and their blogs.
Then enter to win the Grand Prize.


FALL FESTIVAL FUN


Lazy Daisy Hot Pads
or Children's Placemat


These have been a favorite here at the Cottage!


We share the idea of making these pot holders

in children's or fun focus prints

then having the little ones

use as a placemat for hot foods!


This photo shows the pot holder

before you turn right side out

be sure to clip corners

to help with bulk in keeping corners sharp!




Mixed Blessings

This is a fun idea
for your Thanksgiving Dinner table favors.

Each is filled with the items listed below.
Wrap in celophane bags and tie with ribbons and bows,
place card on each with the Thanksgiving message attached.

If you would like to stop by and pick up a card with the message attached
so you can make your favors, we have a sample ready for you to pick up
and make copies for your guests.



A Mix of Blessings

BUGLES: Each is shaped as a Conucopia or Horn of Plenty to remind us of our ancestors and our heritage and that our lives are filled with blessings.
PRETZELS: They represent our arms folded in prayer to give thanks.
CANDY CORN: A lesson on Frugality. During the first winter the pilgrims were each allotted only 5 kernels of corn per day because the food was so scarce. The next year was a bounty as ours can be.
DRIED FRUIT: Thanksgiving is the celebration of the harvest from the field and trees. Preserve harvest for times of need and share.
NUTS & SEEDS: Seeds represent future hope and promise, the potential of a bounteous harvest for the next season if they are planted and well tended.
THE MIX: We are each given a unique combination of blessings. Give thanks and enjoy them!!

HAPPY THANKSGIVING




And now,
some Holiday Fun with

Lazy Daisy Cottage

and the

Brooks Family





What is your favorite food?

Macadamia Nut Pie


Pear, Walnut, and Gorgonzola Salad

Bacon Mushroom Appetizers


For recipes, see December 2010 blog posts.
Scroll through the whole blog
for all sorts of holiday treats and yummy recipes.


What is your favorite holiday tradition?

Whoville Party



The entire family --
cousins, aunts, uncles
get together for
the Whovillation!


We dress up as you can see
and we spread Christmas Cheer
in the stores and streets
passing out candy canes
and wishing everyone...


A MERRY CHRISTMAS




What is your favorite holiday movie?
Jim Carrey's

How the GRINCH stole Christmas...

of course!!



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


Do the math --
with grandparents,
aunts and uncles,
cousins, three children,
and 9 grandchildren,
it is sometimes difficult
to settle in with hot chocolate
by the fire
with just the hubby and me!


SOUNDS NICE... SIGHHHHH!



Be sure to visit the other Henry Glass Designers
on
todays Blog Hop







80 comments:

  1. The blog hop is such fun. Thanks for sharing. Have a wonderful day.

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  2. What a fun post! Thanks so much for sharing!

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  3. Thanks for the cute pot holder pattern and treat mix! I'm having a great time with his blog hop.

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  4. Great idea this mix! Thanks so much!

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  5. Thanks for the pattern and the fun! Whoville sounds like a blast!

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  6. Thanks for sharing the pot holder pattern. That macadamian pie sure looks good.
    Whoville party sounds like a blast.

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  7. What a fun family! Enjoyed your post so much!

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  8. Thanks for the great idea for the Thanksgiving bags. I love the meaningful explanation of each of the items. Happy Thanksgiving!

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  9. Oooh that pie!! Deliciousness! Thank you for sharing the cute post. Oh and making the secret word so easy to find :)

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  10. What fun having a Whoville party! Thanks for the tutorial.

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  11. You really know how to have FUN!! What a happy bunch!! Thank you so much for the little mat pattern!! I know those will really come in handy!! Just so you'll know, I'm hungry now after looking at all that great food! Absolutely LOVE your party favor idea so I'm going to begin that tradition!! Thank you!!

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  12. thanks for the ideas.
    Christmas sounds like a lot of fun at your place.

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  13. A Whoville party! Now that is a fun idea:)

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  14. Dana, your Whooville Party sounds like a blast! Great post with yummy pictures. Thanks! Kd ~ www.KdQuilts.com

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  15. So many wonderful ideas and shares - thank you. I just love the Whoville cellebration - what fun!!

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  16. Thanks for the great ideas .My favorite food is Paella and Tortilla de patata.( I`m from Spain).

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  17. THanks for the great idea for the mix of blessings!

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  18. Thanks for all the ideas and participating in the blog hop!
    Linda
    http://homesweetquiltinghome.blogspot.com/

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  19. Thank you for the pot holder design and for the Thanksgiving idea. I love the Whoville Party pictures.

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  20. Love the Whoville party!! How the Grinch stole Christmas is my all time favorite Christmas show!

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  21. Cute pattern and love the goody bad with the card....but the Whoville party? Awesome!! Sounds like such a blast!

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  22. Your Whoville party is hysterical. What a fun way to spend time with family. You must have a great hairdresser/ make up artist/ costumer designer.

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  23. Great post, Dana! (I knew it would be.) I loved everything you shared--especially the Thanksgiving mix, because I was looking for something just like that. Thanks, and have a great day!
    Jill

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  24. That salad has been one of my favorites since the first time I tasted it! My grandchildren all love to help cook and I know they'll enjoy having their very own hot pads. Thanks!

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  25. Thanks so much for the potholder tutorial. So cute!

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  26. Fun post!! I love the Whoville party-- may have to try that in our family!! :-) Thank you for the patterns and the "Mixed Blessings" idea-- LOVE it! such a neat idea! :-)

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  27. thanks for the glimpse of your Whoville party!! What fun
    Thanks for the coaster pattern - now I'm off to check out the recipe links

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  28. Thanks so much for the pot holder tutorial!! They would make wonderful gifts!! What a fun post!
    Paulette

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  29. Thanks for the potholder pattern , it should be a fun one to make and also use.

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  30. The Whoville party sounds like great fun. Thanks for sharing your holidays traditions with us. Merry Christmas.

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  31. THANK YOU FOR A NEAT PATTERN+YOUR INTERVIEW!
    THANK YOU FOR SHARING ♥

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  32. Enjoyed your fun post, but your yummy photos have made me HUNGRY !! Thanks for the neat pattern and favor idea. Happy Holidays!

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  33. I love the Whoville idea, what fun! Thanks so much for the pattern and recipe.

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  34. Your Whoville party looks like so much fun, what a great holiday tradition. Thank you for the pattern.

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  35. Thank you for sharing your pattern. I have enjoyed everyday of this blog hop.

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  36. Thank for sharing, and a hyppy hollyday to you and yours too!!
    Liebe Grüße
    Bente

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  37. YUM...that macadamia nut pie looks delicious! Thank you for sharing the pattern!

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  38. I love the Thanksgiving Blessings idea!!!

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  39. love all your pics.........have a wonderful christmas

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  40. You must have a great time during Whoville! How fun! Thanks for sharing your holiday with us.
    esterling1923 at gmail.com

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  41. Thanks for the great post. So much fun.
    Is there any chance you can upload a copy of the Mixed Blessings recipe and printed card since most of us are unable to stop into your shop to pick one up?

    Also, I went back to the recipes and found most but the Macadamia Pie recipe is not there that I can find. I'd love to see that one.

    The outfits for the Grinchy stuff are just darling. And such fun too.

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  42. What a fun post, love the Whovillation! photos.

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  43. whoa, looks like way too much fun!! Love the salad :-)

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  44. love your Whoville pics :) looks as though your family has a lot of fun

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  45. Thanks for the fun post! A Whoville party sounds like my kind of fun. ;-)

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  46. Great hot pad pattern; thanks for sharing. Happy holidays to you and yours!

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  47. Thanks for the mix blessing idea! Love it! Happy Thanksgiving to you!

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  48. love the pot holder and the Thanksgiving blessing

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  49. Thanks for the hot pad / child's placemat pattern and sharing the interview with us. Happy Thanksgiving!

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  50. I love your hotpad/placemat. How cool is that! Now I am off to check out the yummy recipes.

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  51. Very unique and clever placements!!
    Love it!!

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  52. What a fun post to read! I love the idea of favors as well. Thanks for sharing the receipe as well. I'm a new follower too.

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  53. Thanks for the potholder pattern. I love How the Grinch Stole Christmas. Happy Holidays to all.

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  54. Oh, your favorite food photos have me drooling! I want to come to YOUR house for Thanksgiving!

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  55. Your posting has such a friendly, welcoming feel to it. My niece lives in Washington, Utah--when I visit her, I'll be sure to stop by.

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  56. What a fun post! Thanks for the blog hop!

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  57. My grand-daughter LOVES the Grinch Who Stole Christmas. We have gone through 2 DVD's of it (worn out). Great posting, and pattern. Enjoying the Blog Hop, Have a lovely Christmas with your family

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  58. I have really enjoyed reading your post and had a few chuckles along the way. Thank you for the tutorial as well!

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  59. Looks like fun! You have a lot of energy! Love the pot holder. Have a Merry!

    Judy T

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  60. Your pattern is cute - thanks!

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  61. What yummy looking recipes- the pear and walnut salad looks especially delicious. Thanks for sharing the link.
    Warmest regards,
    Anna

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  62. I love your pot holder and have made these as coasters in circles, squares and squares folded in triangles!! Thanks for sharing! I am a new follower now!

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  63. Love your pot holder and mixed blessings.

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  64. I love your treat bag idea with the many symbolism ideas and yeah your from Utah.

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  65. Thanks for the potholder project and the yummy recipes. The Whoville party looks like a lot of fun!

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  66. Thanks for the potholder pattern. Your Whoville party looks like fun. We like to watch the Grinch every year too!

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  67. Love ALL of your ideas, They are great ones!! Thanks

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  68. love the pear and walnut salad! nice project!

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  69. Love your site and your great pattern! I'm going to try several of the yummy recipes! Thanks!

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  70. Oh yum!! Now I'm hungry, thanks! Lol

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  71. I love the whoville tradition! Thanks for the hotpad pattern. I'm looking for cute and quick ideas for gifts.

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  72. Thanks for the fun pattern..can't wait to make some!

    Terry

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  73. Cute fabric in your potholder! Enjoying my visit, thanks!

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  74. I really like your thanksgiving bag of goodies.

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