Sunday, November 20, 2011

Jolly Holiday 7

My apologies...I lost a day and not sure how that happened!!  I do pray that you enjoyed the Holiday Party.  We enjoyed visiting with you each day.  Make sure to turn your words into Henry Glass so you can qualify for the grand prize give-a-way.  We wish you good health and great time with family and friends this Holiday Season!! 
Blessings from The Whole Country Caboodle
Yesterdays designers were
My Photo
Linda Lum DeBono
Chelsea Anderson 

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Jolly Holiday Party: Day 6

It's day 6 of the Henry Glass Jolly Holiday Party and I sure do hope you are having fun!  The designers today are:

Janet Nesbitt & Pam Soliday of Buggy Barn

Ranae Allen of RGA Design LLC

Dana Brooks of Lazy Daisy Cottage

Don't forget to collect each designer's secret word today for the  Henry Glass giveaway at the end of the Blog Hop!

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Jolly Holiday Party: Day 5

Kate & I in Central Park
Greetings Friends…I want to tell you just a bit about me.  My name is Leanne Anderson and I own The Whole Country Caboodle.  I love designing, especially for Henry Glass.  They are a great fabric company and have given me some great opportunity.  So I am very grateful to them. 
The most important people in my life are my family…my husband Ed, of almost 32 years.  My three amazing children, Shelby, Taylor and Kaytlyn and their spouses.  My latest loves are my two little grandchildren, Toby and Leighton.  They light up my life and are so special.  And I can’t leave out my little four-legged family members.  Chloe and Georgia are my Boston terrier dogs…we love them too.  So from my family to yours, we wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

I'm excited to show you our holiday project..."Snow-Mats Land"  This fun little table topper can be used all winter.  It's fun and fast!! 
Click HERE to download the free pattern!

1.  What is my favorite holiday food?
I think my favorite holiday food would be frosted sugar cookies.  I remember the days that we would sit around the table and frost cookies…oh how I loved the frosting!!  My least favorite holiday food would have to be FRUITCAKE!!
2.  Favorite Family Tradition:
Christmas Eve service…Candlelight!! Love the service and it has been a tradition since I can remember.
3.  Did I like sitting on Santa’s lap?
Well, wasn’t my favorite thing but it seemed necessary in order to give him my list!!!
4.  Was there a gift I desperately wanted?  Did I get it?
Well, yes it was a pair of crushed velveteen bell-bottoms.  I was in junior high, I knew if I got them I would be the envy of every girl…and yes, I got them and I have to think that I was the envy!!
5.  What’s your favorite holiday movie?
I would have to say “It's a Wonderful Life”…Mary, is it really you!!
6.  Favorite holiday song?
Silent Night
7.  Do I make holiday presents?
I love to make presents.  I have great intentions to get more done than I do, but I love to make small quilt projects and I’m looking forward to making some things for my two new grandchildren.
8.  What kind of tree do I prefer?
I like a Frasier Fir…love the smell.  We love to go out as a family and cut our trees together, it’s so much fun.
9.  Favorite holiday memory?
I love Christmas and I have so many wonderful memories.  As a child it was waiting to see what Santa brought.  My brother and I would get up very early, and I remember how I felt when I saw what was under the tree…it was so exciting!!
10.  Do I like a big family gathering or a small dinner followed by hot chocolate by the fire?
I love my family, and I want to have them around.  Big or small, I just want my family.

I pray this gives you a little more insight into who I am and what Christmas means to me.  The most important reason that I celebrate Christmas is because of the birth of Jesus.  Without Him we would not have anything to celebrate…He is the Reason for the Season!!  Make sure to post your complete list of secret BIG words on the Henry Glass blog from November 20 – 26, 2011.  We will pick a winner of the Grand Prize Giveaway of assorted fabrics and a small gift from each designer.  I will also pick a winner from my comments that are posted.  Share your favorite tradition with me and I will pick a winner from them.
Don't forget to check out Brenda Pinnik today on the Jolly Holiday Party!
Day 6 designers are Janet Nesbitt & Pam Soliday, Buggy Barn
Renae Allen, RGA Design LLC
Dana Brooks, Lazy Daisy Cottage

Jolly Holiday Party...Day 4

Hi Friends,

Oh how the days fly by.  I'm sitting here at the shop, looking out at such a beautiful Fall day...God surely provides eye-candy for the soul when you see what He does in the Fall.  Today is day 4 of our Holiday Party and we sure hope you are having fun and finding some great new projects to do.  Our featured designers today are:

November 16, 2011 Barbara Jones of Quilt Soup and Anni Downs of Hatched and Patched

Tomorrows Designers are: Can't wait to share with you!!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Jolly Holiday Party: Day 3

Welcome to day 3 of the party.....Make sure you stop by and say hello, and collect the secret words for the BIG Henry Glass Fabrics giveaway at the end of the Blog Hop!!  Here are the featured designers today!!  Enjoy!

MaryEllen von Holt, Alice Berg, and Sylvia Johnson of Little Quilts
Lucy Morey of Hot Scott Patterns
Vicki Oehlke of Willow Berry Lane
Kate and I just got back from New York...spent a few days in the city and had a wonderful time.  We were able to visit our friends at Henry Glass...such gracious people and we had so much fun.  Christmas in the city is an exciting time of year.  Window displays, broadway shows and just the hustle-bustle that goes with it.  Though I loved the city, I am reminded of the traditions that we have back home and I do love the openness and the pace of Iowa.  Here's a picture of Kaytlyn and I at the fountain in Central was an amazing day!!  Blessings and I'll see you tomorrow,
Kaytlyn & Leanne in New York
Tomorrow's designers are:
Day 4 (November 16)
Barbara Jones of QuiltSoup
Anni Downs of Hatched and Patched

Monday, November 14, 2011

Jolly Holiday Party: Day 2

Hi Friends,
I hope you are enjoying the party and the fun projects.  Continue to keep in touch as each day there will be exciting new projects and it will be a way to get to know the designers a little bit better.  So what traditions do you have during the holidays?  I was talking this morning with a very dear friend and we were sharing stories of the early days and Santa's arrival.  Oh how I love looking back into time and remembering the "Good Old Days!"  I do pray you can do the same and perhaps take a walk down memory lane and reflect on some good memories. 
Have a wonderful day,

Todays Designers are:

Liz and Beth from Lizzie B Creative

Jacquelynne Steves of The Noble Wife

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Henry Glass Jolly Holiday Party

Welcome to the Henry Glass Jolly Holiday Party! We are so glad that you're here to celebrate the holidays and to join in on all of the fun that we are going to have. There will be giveaways, stories and lots of inspiration.


Visit with each designer. You'll find her wonderful holiday post and a special design that she's made for you.
Here's the exciting line-up:

Today's designers:
Kari Ramsay of Fresh Cut Quilts 
Jill Finley of Jillily Studio 

November 14, 2011 The Noble Wife Jacquelynne Steves and Lizzie B Cre8ive
November 16, 2011 Barbara Jones of Quilt Soup and Anni Downs of Hatched and Patched
November 18, 2011 Janet Nesbitt and Pam Soliday of the Buggy Barn and Renae Allen of RGA Design
and Dana Brooks of Lazy Daisy Cottage 

Each day the designers of the day will post on her site. Click on the links above to go to the designers' blogs some holiday fun. In each post you will find each designers'  secret holiday word. Collect all of the words and post it on the Henry Glass blog  from November 19-24 and we will draw a name to win the grand prize.

What's the grand prize? Lots of fabric, of course, and each designer will be sending you something special.