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Sunday, December 25, 2011

Merry Christmas and AccuQuilt plays Santa

The words "Be Merry" have special meaning in my life.  My mother always told us to be merry and to count our blessings.  As a child, those words were difficult to understand, especially when you wanted Santa to drop off a new toy, that was probably not in alignment with Santa's budget.  As I grew older, I began to understand why my mother valued those words, and why she emphasized their meaning to my sisters and me.    It is these words that I now find helpful to center my balance in  a world that can be easy to get caught up in thinking about what might be wrong, what may not be fair, and what I might want and can not have.  So, today, I wish for you to simply Be Merry.

Recently I hosted  the AccuQuilt Christmas theme blog hop.  While the hop is over, if you didn't get a chance to visit all of the blogs that participated in this hop, I encourage you to do so.  They shared some great tutorials and tips with fun projects for Christmas, and many are adaptable to projects throughout the year.  The participating blogs were:  Leona's Quilting Adventure, Cherry (Cherry Bossoms), Terrie (Bits & Pieces), Nancy (Tattered Garden), Katrina (Sunshower Quilts), Jacque (Lily Pad Quilting), Paulette (Sweet P Quilting and Creations) and, of course, SewCalGal.

AccuQuilt was the sponsor of this fun blog hop and they generously donated a GO! Baby.  As we had a Christmas theme for this blog hop, it just seemed appropriate for AccuQuilt to play Santa and the winner be announced today.

Santa (AccuQuilt) will be delivering a cute little GO! Baby to Hilachas very soon. 

Remember, Be Merry.  And, if you have an opportunity, pass on some Merry to others too!

Merry Christmas!


Sally King said...

Congrats to the new owner of a Baby GO. Hope you will enjoy!!

Susan S said...

I am not sure if I am losing my mind.....the tab for the FMQ challenge seems to have disappeared. Is the challenge still on?

VickiT said...

Oh what a nice way to wake up on Christmas morning to find you've won such a great new 'toy'. Congratulations Hilachas!!! Enjoy!

MANY thanks to everyone for all the wonderful tutorials and all the great giveaways and to SewCalGal for putting all her hard work into organizing it all.

MERRY CHRISTMAS to everyone! I hope you're all having a great holiday already and you have found some fun things under your tree today.

Hilachas said...

Wow! . What an exciting Christmas gift to be receiving on Christmas Day. Thanks so much. I am "Merry."

Michele said...

Merry Christmas and congratulations to the winner!

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

Oh wow!! congratulation Hilachas....a wonderful gift...thank you for the giveaway.

andsewon said...

I too understand your Mom's attitude of Be Merry! We are so blessed compared to so many if I never receive another gift under our tree! Must never forget to be grateful.

Congrats to the lucky winner! I love my GO!