Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Advent Calendar Blog Hop - Day 19

Hello!  Welcome to Day 19 of the Advent Calendar Blog Hop, which is being hosted by Jo at Serendipitous Stitching.  We were each asked to share some festive stitching and festive food traditions of the season.

I just finished stitching this lovely little scene last night.  I found this freebie pattern here: http://gazette94.blogspot.com/2012/10/promenade-en-traineau.html
(along with so many other amazing patterns)

I would also like to share a photo of an ornament I finished recently and tucked into my Mom's holiday package.  She has been having a lot of snow this week ... so I hope it brings a smile.
The pattern is "Let It Snow" from the 2013 JCS Ornament Issue.

My sweetie and I always enjoy a nice Christmas Eve dinner together and save the leftovers for Christmas Day, which keeps me out of the kitchen and available to chat with my family - who are all out of state.

Each year I start making candy and baking cookies in the days leading up to Christmas.  One or two different goodies each day.  I keep a small sample taste available for each evening - and pack the rest away for the grand finale on Christmas Eve, when I arrange all the varieties together and let the snacking begin.  I am always sure to make old favorites, as well as trying something new each year.

One favorite that I make each year is "Foolproof Chocolate Fudge".  It is a creamy fudge, rather than a sugary fudge (does that make sense?)  It is easy, foolproof, fattening, and can be made in the microwave oven.  The recipe lends itself to variations well - such as chocolate mint fudge, cherry chocolate fudge, etc...  

Whatever your holiday traditions may be, I wish you a safe and happy holiday filled with family and friends, joy and stitching!




 

10 comments:

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    According to Calvinists, God has only offered grace to a select few who were individually predetermined for salvation before man was created. Is this what the Scriptures proclaim? No, they do not.

    2 Timothy 3:16 All Scripture is given by inspiration of God..(NKJV)
    The words of John Calvin are not Scripture.
    The words of the apostle Paul are Scripture.(SEE: 2 Peter 3:15-16)

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    THE BIBLE PROCLAIMS THAT GRACE IS OFFERED TO ALL MANKIND UNDER THE NEW COVENANT TERMS FOR PARDON.

    Titus 2:11 For the grace of God that brings salvation has appeared to all men. (NKJV)

    Titus 2:11 For the grace of God has appeared that offers salvation to all people. (New International Version)

    Titus 2:11 For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation for all people. (English Standard Version)

    Titus 2:11 For the all saving grace of God has been revealed to all men; (Aramaic Bible in Plain English)

    Titus 2:11 For the grace of God that brings salvation hath appeared to all men, (King James Bible)

    The free gift of salvation has been offered to all men who will accept God's terms for pardon.

    THE TERMS FOR PARDON.
    1. Faith: John 3:16
    2. Confession: Romans 10:9
    3. Repentance: Acts 3:19
    4. Water Baptism: Acts 2:38


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  2. Love your ornaments! That top one especially is nice with the red house. What a great link you shared, as well. Thank you for sharing the link, and Merry Christmas to you.

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  3. Hello Cheryl,
    What lovely stitching you have done..The recipe sounds yummy and easy..Thank you....Wishing you and your family a Merry Christmas!

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  4. Hello,
    I'm very sorry that I'm bothering you and sending you a question on here. I couldn't find an option to send you a message directly. I'm desperatly searching for pattern from Dimensions "Her Majesty's Carousel" for my baby girl to come. Unfortunatley all I could find is an ebay lisiting for 150 dollars and can't afford it. I would really appretiate if you would be able to help me.
    Merry Christmas to you.
    Julia
    Julia.Eugena@gmail.com

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    1. Reply sent via email.
      ~Cheryl

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  5. Thanks for taking part! I love Gazette 94's blog and her lovely designs.

    Your fudge sounds great too, very yummy :-)

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  6. Beautiful designs you've stitched. Enjoy your Christmas celebrations.

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  7. mmmm interesting comments lol BUT brilliant post! I love your ornies and am going to try the fudge recipes tomorrow! Thank you xxxx

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  8. I have never try to make fudge, yours looks easy - I'm brave and I will try it. Your ornies are lovely. Have a wonderful Christmas and a very happy New Year!

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  9. Going to give the recipe to my daughter in law who says she can't make fudge! Love the ornaments!

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