holiday shopping
November 30, 2020
Christmas goodies
December 10, 2020
holiday shopping
November 30, 2020
Christmas goodies
December 10, 2020
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holiday flurries

Hello all, Mary Ellen here.
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas! Big fluffy flakes coming down slowly. So pretty.

How are all of your holiday preparations coming along? I have put away the fall things, but haven’t gotten the Christmas ones out yet. Got my 2nd shingle shot yesterday, and don’t feel very ambitious today. The cleaning crew comes today, so I’ll blame my lack of decorations on wanting everything cleaned up before I add “Christmas”.

If you’re looking for a project for the kids to do, here’s one that could be cute or pretty. Lace appliques will take it one direction. Fussy cut fabric appliques from novelty fabrics would take it another way. Click here for directions.

A reminder that tomorrow is the last day to comment on our blog to be entered into the drawing for prizes. If you miss the deadline, your name will go into the next batch for a spring time drawing, I will get all of the names together and draw for the prizes next Thursday. You’ll be hearing from me on my plan for picking up what you win.

Here’s a prompt for a comment: What is your favorite Christmas cookie or treat?


  1. Janet Reilly says:

    I like gingerbread cookies or really almost any cookie. On Christmas Eve I enjoy a warm spiced wine.

  2. Jean Nicholson says:

    Spritz cookies!

  3. Debby Finegan says:

    I am so behind my holiday plans. Hopefully I will have a sudden spurt of inspiration to push me forward. Happy safe holidays to everyone.

  4. Joann L. McGowan says:

    Favorite cookies are made from an old family recipe using buttermilk. I will enjoy some when I finish making my Christmas gifts.

  5. Sylvia Siegel says:

    I like sugar cookies best!

  6. Mary says:

    I like the peanut butter cookie with the chocolate kiss on top. I’ve got 2 batches of dough in the fridge ready to go these are for my husband’s favorites then I’ll make mine. I guess I’d better get baking.

  7. jJackie Groszkowski says:

    Kris Kringle cutout cookies are my favorites. They are a lot of work if you frost them. They’re just as good without the frosting.

  8. JoAnn Castiglia says:

    Oh my it’s so hard to name just one !! But I love to make Italian cookies. Cuccidates (fig cookies) are my family’s favorite. I have to make sesame seed cookies for my son. Chocolate meatballs and lemon cut outs for my grandson. I make about 10 varieties. It’s my favorite time of year !!!

  9. Annette Meyer-Grunow says:

    Still sewing pillow cases and quilting a tree skirt for my daughter’s new house ( she will be moving in around the 15. But cookies are next, this year I am late as gingerbread cookies have to sit to get soft, the honey makes them hard first.
    My favorite cookies are marzipan almond macaroons filled with red currant jelly and covered with chocolate.

  10. Linda J Hunter says:

    Actually my favorite treat is Lindt dark chocolates. Much better than cookies!

  11. Pat says:

    My favorite cookie is a cut out.

  12. Lori Racle says:

    Oh, snowballs/Mexican wedding cakes/Russian tea cakes or whatever you call them are my favorites! But I frosted sugar cut out cookies come in as a close second. They may be missing this year unless I get a little push.

  13. Sharon M Militello says:

    Italian chocolate cookie. Brings back happy memories of making them with my girlfriends We would bake at least 4 batches, took us all day, then we would have at least 150 each. The recipe was 10 cups flour 6 eggs etc. so you see it was a very big recipe

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