Friday, December 3, 2010

Henry Glass Designer's Project Parade - Day 4

Today is the 4th day of our Henry Glass Designers Project Parade!

Welcome to Rose Cottage Quilts - if you do not know me let introduce myself.

I have been designing quilt patterns for almost 15 years, my sister is the one who pushed me into designing. So on a whim I decided to try a few quilts - and people liked them! I have 3 books with Leisure Arts and almost 40 pattern designs. I applique and piece easy, whimsical quilts.

I designed fabric with Windham for 5 years and now I am with Henry Glass. It is always fun and exciting to see your ideas become quilts.


I love Christmas with all of the decorations, lights, and parties with friends and family. Our family has had a few traditions such a putting up the Christmas tree the Saturday after Thanksgiving, making cookies, wassail, and pajamas from Santa on Christmas Eve.

I can not give you pajamas for Christmas, or let you smell the wonderful wassail aroma as it fills our home, but I can give you our cookie recipe. These cookies are fun to make ahead of time and when you want warm cookies, you can pull them out of the freezer and bake them



Christmas Cookies

1 cup sugar

1 ½ tsp. vanilla

1 cup butter/ softened

3 cups all-purpose flour

2 eggs

1 tsp. salt

½ tsp. baking soda

Mix sugar, butter, eggs and vanilla. Stir in remaining ingredients. Divide into 3 equal parts. Shape each part into rolls, about 1 ½ inches in diameter. Roll in colored sugar crystals. Warp and refrigerate at least 4 hours.

Heat oven to 400°. Cut rolls into 1/8-inch slices. Place about 1 inch apart on an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake 8 to 10 minutes. Immediately remove form cookie sheet. Makes about 7 dozen cookies















My free project is a 12 Days of Christmas Advent Hanging

It is made with a dish towel – or toweling fabric, scraps of Christmas fabric, ribbon, rick-rack and buttons. I had a great time embellishing my pockets, I hope you will also.


12 Days of Christmas Advent Hanging

1 woven dish towel or 28 inches of toweling fabric

8 inches of large green rick-rack

2 ½ yards of large red rick-rack

1 yard Christmas Ribbon

12 assorted fabrics – cut into 3 ½ x6 inch pieces for the pockets

Assorted Ribbons, rick-rack and buttons

Thread to match

1 thin dowel cut to the width of the towel

- Fold each pocket in half, right side together and stitch around the edges leaving an opening to turn them right side out. Embellish the pocket with the desired ribbons, button, etc.

- Sew 10 pockets onto the towel to form a tree shape, leaving the top open.

- Sew the large green rick-rack down the center of the towel below the pockets. Sew the remaining 2 pockets on both sides of the trunk. Sew a bow make of the Christmas ribbon onto the top of the trunk.

- Sew the red rick-rack around the edges of the towel, leaving an opening on the top and bottom sides for the dowel. Sew the Christmas ribbon onto the top of the hanging and tie to the desired length.

Fill the pockets with small candies, suckers or whatever you can find so each day has its little surprise

Beside my free project I will have a free drawing – Fat quarters of my fabric line “Rose Cottage”. Just leave your email address in the comment section.

I will have another give-away in a day or two, so check back to win!

One last thing – my word for the Henry Glass Give-away is Holly!

Remember to log onto the other 2 designers for today -

Quilts Soup and Lizzie B Cre8tive

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shishie said...

Thank you so much for the lovely advent Calender project. I just love it!

Staci said...

Very cute project, thank you for sharing it!

Heather said...

Thanks for a cute pattern!
Heather G

Di said...

quiltntherapy@yahoo.com and I'm lov'n your fabrics!

gill said...

Thank you for the cute project and the recipe - I like the idea of rolling the biscuits in coloured sugar
Gill

Sunnybec said...

Thank you for the pattern...another one to add to my list of "want to dos!!" Linda

Karen said...

Gorgeous Advent hanging and thanks for the cookie recipe too! I enjoyed reading about your holiday traditions.

Mary said...

Love the rose cottage line! THanks for the chance to win some of it. mary6850 at gmail.com

bonniequilt said...

Thank you for the great pattern!!

pineneedles4 said...

Thank you for the great recipe and pattern! Merry Christmas!

Vanessa in Oklahoma
pineneedles4@yahoo.com

Sipiweske Quilts said...

Love the project. Thank you! - Marlene

Quilt n Queen said...

Cookies sound yummy and your pattern project will be a fun one to make. Thank you for sharing and for the chance to win some of your 'Rose Cottage' line....Love it!!!!!!!!

Stitched With Prayer said...

Thank you so much for the wonderful cookie recipe (yum), the darling Advent Calendar pattern and a chance to win some of your beautiful fabric line. Good Luck to Everyone!

Donna said...

Adorable project. I have a niece learning to sew and this is one we can easily do together. She loves to bake cookies, also. Thanks for being part of the blog hop. Happy quilting.

Dorian said...

A darling project! Thank you, and thanks for a chance at a win. Your fabric is lovely. And roses are my favorite.

Jacquelynne said...

Very cute pattern! And your cookies look yummy!

Nancyz said...

Great idea for the rolling the cookies in colored sugar. Thanks for the pattern and the giveaway.

Lorraine said...

rainyday18837@yahoo.com Thank you for the holiday inspirations.

Lin S said...

Cute pattern -

jackie said...

Thank you so much for the recipe and the creative advent hanging. This will be on my list of things to make for next year. How fun for children to help design each of the day tabs. So nice to meet you.

Lizziebeth said...

What a cute project, thanks for the free pattern. Love your patterns.

Vicki @ DottyJane said...

Thanks for sharing your advent project and the recipe!

Jane said...

Love the look of you fabric line.
Thanks for the advent pattern. Happy Holidays

Briarose said...

I love that fabric line! Thanks for the project-a fun one to make for my grandson..Claire

qltr22 said...
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Rafael's Mum said...

Thanks for the recipe. Christmas cookies is just what we need!

qltr22 said...

The advent calendar is TOO cute!

Christine said...

This will be a great project to tuck away for a day of sewing with my grandaughter. I have enjoyed the blog hop. Merry Christmas from Ontario, Canada

Linda said...

I love whimsical and your advent calendar pattern and hope to get time to try your cookie recipe (but I can't yet - can't let anything get in the way of this blog hop!)
Thank you

DebrafromMD said...

Love visiting all the designer's blogs and meeting new people. Thanks for the pattern!

PunkiePie (Jen) said...

What a very cute project!!

jean said...

Thanks so much for the advent calendar project and the coookie recipe.

allcounty said...

Great idea for the small child.
thanks, Karin E:)

Cheryl said...

OOOOO! would love to win! What a sweet advent calendar. thank you!

Amy said...

I like that your Advent calendar is 12 days - a little less sugar...
Thanks!

valoarATgmailDOTcom

~Kathleen said...

Such wonderful fabrics and cute project.
brown.k [at] centurytel.net

Linda said...

My thanks for being part of this festive hop. Your advent calendar is cute. I have also become a follower.

ld9381 said...

Thanks for the pattern and cookie recipe! Sew cute!

Lee Ann said...

Thank you for the advent project. :-)

JayTee said...

enjoyed reading your pot

rebecca said...

Fun calendar project. You girls are so talented!!

Audrey said...

This is fun checking out all the blogs in this project parade! I love that you used a tea towel in yours!
Audrey
audreybretz@gmail.com

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Thanks so much for the advent Calendar. And thanks for participating in the fun blog hop.

Mary said...

mvkquilt@sbcglobal.net Very Cute. Thank you.
Mary

mascanlon said...

Love this project, so bright and cheerful, thank you!
mascanlon49 at hotmail.com

Brenda said...

Thanks for a great project!

Laura said...

Great project and thanks for the chance to win some Rose Cottage fabric!

Mary Jo said...

Thank you for the free pattern and cookie recipe! Can't wait to try them.

maryjo@thequiltbear.com

Holly said...

Really cute project! I can almost smell and taste those sugar cookies. Yummm.

pinsandneedles said...

What a cute project! Thanks!

Willa said...

Cute idea. Small enough to finish even at this late date. I think my mom in assisted living might enjoy such.

thanks for the chance to win.

Junelle said...

Thanks for the project. Great idea to use a towel!

Martina said...

Lovely project! Like it!Thanks so much!

Miss Alissa said...

What a very cute, but simple project!

bairdmtn said...

What a cute project! Another great idea that you have come up with! Thanks for the cookie recipe also!!

Marj said...

Thank you for such a nice giveaway! Happy Holidays!

gmp said...

Thank you for sharing this clever Advent Calendar with us. I absolutely love anything that that has that huge rick-rack on it. It's just so much fun! And, for the cookie recipe too.
Merry Christmas.

paulette said...

Thanks so much for the cute advent calendar!! I am just loving this Project Parade!! Also thanks for the chance to win your give away!
Take care!
Paulette

Wendy said...

Cute advent calander pattern. Thank you, and for the cookie recipe which looks yummy :)

Sandy said...

What a darling project. Thanks so much for the cookie receipe and the giveaway!

Kim Q said...

Thanks for the cute little wall hanging pattern!

pinsandgiggles said...

Thank you for your generosity of the cute pattern. Happy Holidays.

TJM wanna be quilt artist said...

Sailfe52@aol.com
Thanks for spreading Xmas cheer....

linda lum debono said...

Such an adorable pattern! Thanks for a lovely pattern and post!

The Quilting Pirate said...

I love the Advent Calendar! Thank you for sharing it with us. I would love to win your giveaway! quiltingpirate at gmail dot com

Lori said...

What a sweet advent wallhanging! Thank you so much for the pattern. Merry Christmas!

Diane H said...

Thank you very much for such a sweet pattern. Happy Holidays to you and yours.

Material Mary said...

Fun project and very do-able.
Mary

Birdena said...

Such a cute project, thanks for sharing it.

Connie said...

Thanks for the cute advent pattern! Thanks also for a chance to win fat quarters of your beautiful fabric.

Sandy said...

Thank you for sharing your story and your pattern!

jesop84 said...

Thank you for sharing such a cute project. Merry Christmas!

Diana said...

Santa leaves pajamas for my kids(ages 38,36,33) also. Always had great Christmas morning photos with new jammies. Cute project,would love to win the drawing,

Cindee ;) said...

Cute project...thanks!!

Cindi P. said...

What a great idea to use a kitchen towel or toweling fabric. Thanks

Stitches of Love said...

Thanks for the cute Advent calendar. julie stchsluv@aol.com

Angela Bartlett said...

Thank you for sharing a pattern! And yummy cookies too!

Kathleen said...

THank you for the lovely advent calendar project and a great giveaway....

free indeed said...

One of these years, advent calendars will be the gift I make all the grands. I'll be filing yours for future reference.

freeindeed at myfairpoint dot net

luvtoquilt said...

Darling project -- thanks for the chance to win!

Brenda said...

Thanks for sharing. I am new to this and will check back often.

Bobette said...

Thank you for the cute designs. BobetteDavis@hotmail.com

Carol said...

jholmqu474@aol.com. Thanks for sharing the cute project and the cookies sound delicious.

Julie B said...

What a cute tree pattern.
quiltinjewel at gmaildotcom

Jan said...

The cookies sound yummy, and thanks for the lovely advent project.

brendapinnick said...

What a sweet advent calendar! The cookies look delish, thank you for the free pattern and recipe! I love your fabrics!

cathy said...

Very cute project. Can't wait to make the cookies. cathyquilt@gmail.com

Nancy said...

Cute project!
Now, since my last name is Bird too, I think you should pick me! LOL!

nrbird @ gmail.com

Sequana said...

Thx for the recipe and the really cute project. This will make a really nice holiday book to keep.

Debbie said...

The advent calendar is so cute. I love your patterns and have made several over the years. The fabric giveaway is great. Happy Holidays!

Cory said...

Thank you for participating in this wonderful Hop. I have found some new blogs and I am enjoying the new recipes and projects. I would love to win your give-away. Take care and God bless, Cory

Fibercrafter said...

Such a cute tree - love the different trimmings! Thanks for the pattern and the chance.

Joyce Young said...

Thanks for sharing your Advent project and cookie recipe. Love your patterns. Happy Holidays!
jyoung@goinet.ca

Pat S. said...

It's nice to meet you, Laurie...I love your Rose Cottage fabric line! Thanks so much for sharing a recipe and pattern; and thanks for the chance to win some of that gorgeous fabric!

Erica said...

Advent calendars are so much fun; thanks for the pattern!

Diann said...

Yum, Christmas cookies. I've got to get baking.
DiannC@aol.com

Dee said...

I first saw "Rose Cottage" on another blog and was really charmed by it. Great job designing it!

Liz said...

Fun it for the grandkids. Thanks!

llundebrek@gmail.com

SewCalGal said...

Yummy cookies and cute pattern. Thanks for sharing.

SewCalGal
www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

Truffle queen said...

Love your project! Thanks for sharing the pattern! Think I'll make up a batch of the cookies today!!

eem2848 at sbcglobal dot net

Cyndi said...

Hi! Thank you so much for the cookie recipe and the Advent Hanging project - I'll be giving both a try! And thank you also for the wonderful give away and the chance to win!

Wishing you and your family a wonderful and blessed Holiday Season!

XOXO,

Cyndi

Deb G. in VA said...

Thanks for the cute advent calendar project and the cookie recipe! I love your Rose Cottage fabric line! grif at ctsi dot net

marcella said...

Thanks for the adorable pattern. I love the idea of only 12 days to count down. The full month advent calendars sometimes get behind in our house as things get busy. We could definitely keep up for 12 days though!

Connecticut Chronichols said...

Thanks for the pattern and cookie recipe. suebasket at aol dot com

peggy w said...

Love the blog hop. Thanks for the pattern. Thanks for the giveaway. So generous. mdwelectric@comcast.net

Stormy Days said...

Cute, cute advent project, thank you.

Darlene B said...

What a cute project! Thanks for sharing - I'm loving all these great quick gift ideas. dsb448@att.net

pedblom said...

Cute project. Thanks.

LizA. said...

Thanks for sharing. the cookies are very similar to a recipe I use only mine has cream cheese in it. The advent hanging is very cute -- might have to make one or two for some nieces and nephews for next year...

Country Log Cabin Quilter said...

Thanks for sharing your pattern! Please add me to your drawing.

Heartsdesire said...

The Advent calendar is a great idea. Also love the cookie recipe. I'm always looking for something easy at Christmas time. Thanks for the chance to win the giveaway(s).

Merry Made Quilts said...

Thanks for your "word" and your lovely advent calender project! Sew cute!

DianeY said...

Cute project-I love that it was on a towel!

Susan said...

Thanks for the cute pattern!

rose said...

love the fabric line, thanks for sharing your advent calendar pattern, happy holidays

Kare said...

Thanks Laurie for the dish towel pattern - what a great idea for a hostess gift!

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

Thanks for the pattern and the giveaway. I'm f Fat Quarter Junkie....grin.

Merry Christmas,

Billie

Julie in WA said...

It is so nice to read about your family traditions. Not sure I have ever had wassail. I wish I had started to make pajamas for my daughter each Christmas; flannel comes in such great colors and styles today!

Mary said...

I love your project - anything with a cute dish towel is extra good! And I can't wait to try the cookie recipe.

robin said...

Cute advent calendar! Thanks for the pattern.

arjanz at xplornet dot com

Karen in Tucson said...

Since I love Advent Calendars and make new ones every year, this will be a lovely one to add to my collection. Thank You.

Betty said...

Cute project. Thanks for sharing.

Rosa said...

Thanks for the lovely project and the recipe.I enjoyed reading about your xmas traditions.
moramargaritaster@gmail.com

Victoria M. said...

Thanks for your cookies and calendar....yummy and cute.

I'd love to be entered in the drawing for the fat quarters!

Mary said...

Thanks for sharing your cookie recipe, that looks so easy and fun and yummy too! Must be breakfast time. I've seen your stuff but this is my first time visiting your BLOG. Our Santa gave Pj's too! Now my grandkids get them... I hope I win some fabric for Christmas! Thanks to the chances.

Barbara said...

Thank you for sharing your project pattern and recipe!
bjlehatcomcastdotnet

Jansie said...

Love the project, cookies and chance to win your beautiful fabric! Thanks so much! jansie(at)gmail(dot)com

Donna Joy said...

Advent calendars are so much fun. Yeah fabric giveaway, thanks

Shannon said...

Thank you for the give away. I think we will bake those cookies today.

Nicki Lundeen said...

Thanks for the advent calendar and cookie recipe! nlundeen at catt dot com

Nana Jo said...

Can never have enough fabric. Thanks for participating in this hop.
joan.kruse@gmail.com of joan.kruse@comcast.net

Kathy H said...

Thanks very much for the pattern for the advent calendar. It looks very festive in the bright colors.

Marilyn said...

Thanks for a great giveaway and project idea.

Melissa said...

I love the towel as background for the calendar. Very cute!

bountiful quilter said...

Rose Cottage is so pretty. Thanks for the advent calendar project, it's so cute. Have a great holiday!
westielover1890@yahoo.com

Lissa Jane said...

Thanks for the pattern and the recipe and a very generous giveaway!

Lissa
Australia

Leslie said...

That is a really cute idea! Thanks for the recipe, too!

Renea said...

Thanks for the giveaway. The idea so using a dishtowel for this advent hanging is great.

Barbara said...

Super cute 12 Days calendar/towel. Thanks for the blog hop - i've been having a blast reading all these new blogs.

Marsha said...

beadsneagle2000@yahoo.com I enjoyed your blog today and thanks for the chance to win!

Kathy said...

Cute project - I love all the rickrack everyone is using this year. Thanks for the chance at a giveaway.

Kathy said...

Cute project - I love all the rickrack everyone is using this year. Thanks for the chance at a giveaway.

Karen said...

Wonderful project and I love the recipe - can't wait to try it!

I just love Christmas!

naej95 said...

You have beautiful quilts!
Merry Christmas!
Connie F

The quilting Cat Lady (Kattarkonan) said...

What a cute advent calender, thanks for the pattern. The cookies look yummy too.
Alda, Fl

Mary Jo said...

Thanks for the cute project and cookie recipe. Love your fabric. MJ Larson

Sue said...

Very cute project, thanks!

Nancy said...

What a great Advent Calendar! Also like rolling the cookies in colored sugar to get pretty edges! Thanks for the great ideas!!
alnaloge@gmail.com

Varga Györgyi said...

Thank you for the Xmas cookie, and the lovely free pattern!

schmidt1016 said...

I really like your patterns. They have a fresh, whimsical look to them. Thanks for the cute calendar. Very sweet!

Leslie S. in MN
esclante at comcast dot net

Michelle said...

Laurie, I have seen your fabrics for years as I participate in the Fab Shop Hop. I have been wanting to make a quilt with them, but there are so many fabrics and designers to choose from it is always so hard to choose just one for each project. :) It was nice reading about your family traditions. Thank you for the advent hanging.

Debbie F said...

Love your advent calendar project -it's adorable. Love your fabrics!
debfit12@mindspring.com

Shirley in Canada said...

that is such a cute Advent calendar...thank you! Enjoyed the cookie recipe to ;-)

Carol said...

Really cute project idea. Would love to try it. Thanks for the giveaway.

Sandy Milo said...

Cute advent calendar! Thank you for sharing!

sue said...

Thank you for the cookie recipe and the kitchen towel pattern. Would love to win your great fabric!

Sandi M said...

sandi@bearhollowbooks.com

great pattern

Judy said...

Cute project, thank you.

colleenmiller said...

Cute project! Thanks for the opportunity to meet you and to enter your drawing

Colleen said...

Great project!

Barb said...

This would be a cute gift, just add a couple of extra matching towels trimmed with fabrics that match the pockets--voila! kitchen is decorated.

Apple Avenue Quilts said...

Thank you so much for the cute project and chance on your wonderful giveaway!

Needled Mom said...

Very sweet design. Thanks for sharing.

Pat said...

Great pattern. Thanks so much for sharing. I an't wait to try the cookies!

LesQuilts said...

OHHHH!!!
cookies, a decoration and a chance for a free gift?!
Almost makes up for no pajamas! LOL
Thanks and take care, Leslie

Carrie P. said...

thanks for calendar project. very cute. Merry Christmas!

WvHmmngbrd said...

Love the parade!! Thanks for the chance to win!

Cindy said...

Cute advent calendar!
pinkpaw52@yahoo.com

Kathryn said...

kathryn dot laposata @ gmail dot com likes your advent calendar idea. It's a great holiday to anticipate. Kathie L in Allentown

Cynthia said...

Cute calendar project....thanks for sharing!

StitchinByTheLake said...

Cute Advent project! blessings, marlene

patticakes said...

This is such great fun hopping. Thanks for sponsoring a prize!

Smith Family said...

Merry Christmas! Thanks for the fun ideas. It's fun getting to know some Henry Glass Designers a little better.

Karen said...

Cute project. I love the idea.
kwtkns at nycap.rr.com

Beth said...

I love your project idea! Thank you!

Patty D from NC said...

thanks for the giveaway. have a great holiday!

hannah said...

Very cute 12 Days of Christmas Advent Hanging. Thanks for the cookie recipe - it sounds great. Thanks for sharing.

Lee said...

I love the advent project - I am going to make some for the nieces and nephews next year. Thanks for the recipe and the lovely giveaway. Happy Holidays!

MoeWest said...

Thanks for the project and cookie recipe!

Dolores said...

Thank you for cookie recipe and the pattern for the advent calendar.

Becky said...

Thanks for this cookie recipe! I look at lots of recipes, but not many of them appeal to me. This is one that I can see baking for my family. Thanks for participating in the designer blog hop! It's been great fun.

Pam said...

cute project..... thanks for sharing!! :0)

suz said...

what a sweet Advent calendar. Thank you for sharing that with us!

CJ said...

I love your new line of fabric.

Marcia said...

Thank you for the nice advent project. I'm enjoying my visit to each HG designer for the project parade. Your fabric is lovely and appreciate your special giveaway. Happy Holidays!

SewLindaAnn said...

Thank you for the quick and easy Advent Calendar project! larmenti@bellsouth.net

lovetostitch said...

This has been so much fun hopping around, and I have found so many wonderful blogs, yours being one of them. Wish I had that cookie dough made up all ready - rainy day and I'm ready for a cup of coffee!! Love your cute project - thanks so much!!

Sherry said...

Thank you for the advent calendar pattern. I hope to have a chance to make one soon, if not I will do it next year. Thanks also for sharing you recipe.

ShadyB said...

Thank you so much for the Advent Calander pattern! Too Cute!!

BDRussell99 said...

Thanks for the pattern!

Pam in Texas said...

What a great pattern! Thank you so much for sharing!

Sewlmate Sister said...

Prroject is so cute and your fabric line is just so pretty. Thanks for the goodies.

Julee said...

Thanks for sharing

Michele Hester said...

Cute pattern - thanks for sharing and Merry Christmas

SheilaC said...

Thank you for the Advent calendar design!

SheilaC

Barbara said...

Thank you for a cute pattern and yummy sounding cookie recipe!

Deb said...

This is my first visit here and I enjoyed browsing your blog. Thanks so much for the giveaway. debgiro at wildblue dot net

stichnRN said...

love your fabrics.

stichnRN@aol.com

Deb said...

Thank you for the wonderful Advent Calendar. I love them. I have five hanging up already - three cross stitched, one patchwork and one embroidered. They are all 24 or 25 days long so I think it would be fun to have a twelve day one. And if I make it using a tea towel then I could hang it in the kitchen which doesn't have one.

Kaye M said...

The cookies are pretty with the red trim. Your 12 days of Christmas project is a nice way to use up some scraps and bits of trim. Thanks for being in this fun blog parade.

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