Saturday, December 10, 2011

Blog Hop Party Giveaway Enter Via This Post

 COMMENTS ARE NOW CLOSED

EDITED TO SHOW THE FINISHED TOWELS!

Tea Towels all finished

I know I am a little behind in the post of what you need to do to win but first I want to show you what you will be winning.
Two embroidered tea towels.
Hand embroidered by me!
I finally traced them today and will work on them so they are finished by the end of the hop.


Blog Hop Party Giveaway

Here they are traced and ready to work on

Close up tree one

Tree 2

I haven't decided on floss or perle cotton so you will be surprised!

colors for trees

Now on to the fine print.

I would like you to tell me your favorite Christmas cookie.
I would love it if you want to be a follower too.
You MUST comment on this post, although I will consider everyone that has already posted on the post from yesterday too, since I don't want to exclude anyone.
I will ship internationally!!
If you happen to have the recipe for your favorite cookie I would be happy to have that too!!
You can email it to me at mamaspark@gmail.com or link to it in your comment.

Don't forget to click on my Blog Hop Party button too so you can visit everyone that's participating and enter all the wonderful giveaways! 
 ~XOP~


79 comments:

Andra Gayle said...

My favorite Christmas cookie is called a Gila Monster cookie. it is basically an oatmeal cookie with M&Ms, peanuts, chocolate chips, coconut and raisins added to it. Really tastes fabulous!
I am a follower and I would love one of you towels! Thanks so much for the chance!

Mommarock said...

Oh those are beauiful! Of course I am a follower. I love peanut butter ritz cookies.

James-Linda said...

THANKS SO FOR SHARING!
MERRY CHRISTMAS ALL!

Cherry-Almond Bars

1 c butter
2 c sugar
3 c all-purpose flour
4 eggs
1 t vanilla extract
1 t almond extract
1 t salt
21-ounce can of cherry pie filling
*******
Blend butter+sugar,add next 5 ingredients and mix well.Pour (this is like cookie dough so you may have to use your hands to pat it onto the cookie sheet) 3/4 of the batter into a greased 15"x10" jellyroll pan; spread cherry pie filling over the top. Dot with remaining batter (I drop it by teaspoonfuls all over the top); bake@350 degrees for 30 minutes.
Makes about 3 dozen bars.

Charlene S said...

I am a follower. My favorite cookie is thumbprint cookies. The recipe is simple to make b/c it is to be used with very young children. 1 cup peanut butter smooth; 1/2 cup sugar; 1 egg. Mix these together. Take spoon and put glob on cookie tray and press in center with thumb. Bake at 350 for 15 minutes or until golden brown. After you take cookies out, place a Kiss or MM in center while cooling. You can also bake the batter in a loaf pan. If you do it this way, put a chocolate bar on top while cooling and cover with foil for 5 minutes.

Jsoosay said...

My favorite isn't actually a cookie but I wait anxiously for them all year. Crunchy Chewy Snacks.

6c. corn flakes
1 1/2c. coconut
1 1/2 c peanuts
1 1/2c. peanut butter
1c. sugar
1c. karo syrup

Boil sugar and syrup until bubbly and stir in peanut butter. Pour over cereal, peanuts, and coconut in large bowl and mix until well covered. Pour onto a buttered cookie sheet. Let cool and break into pieces.

Lisa @ Sixmunchkin Stitching said...

Hmm, I love to make pfefferneuse ( I never spell it right!) for my sister! It's a cookie my grandmother made every year that I try to continue every year in making.

Lesley said...

I am a follower and love home made sugar cookies, cut in star shapes, and really big! The [patterns for the tea towels are beautiful Fingers crossed! In your next post, can you tell us what the difference would be in using embroidery floss or the perle cotton? I'm not sure what the difference is and never know which to use...is it only the thickness that's different? Thanks!

Vickie said...

My absolute favorite Christmas cookies is Peppermint Candy Cane cookies! Yummmmmy!
Who wouldn't want something that you made! Your work is fabulous! Thanks for a chance to win!

QuilterLaura said...

It would have to be my favorite....grandma's chocolate chocolate chip. It's not the holidays without them!

2ne said...

My favorite cookies for Christmas is called Sara Bernard - they are really jummy :-) I'll try to email my norwegian recepi.....
I have been a follower for a while.
Have a great week end.

Shari said...

Love your choice of embroidery. What did you use to transfer the design?

I don't know that I have a favourite Christmas cookie. My step-dad used to make these peanut butter based balls dipped in chocolate. He used to call them Gorilla Balls which cracked us kids up. He also made a beautiful date bar (slice)and lots of assorted cookies. That's more than 30 years ago now. I don't bake a lot of cookies - only chocolate chip and a really nice oatmeal. I can send you the oatmeal recipe if you like.

Hope you have a lovely Christmas. Only two weeks to go!

Lee said...

Beautiful embroidery patterns! I love holiday cookies. I love Scottish shortbread cookies the most though. Simple and tasty! thanks!

Kathy H said...

My favorite cookie is the Nestle toll house cookie with m and m's on top instead of the chocolate chips. They look so good too and are delicious. I am a follower. I love the look of embroidered tea towels.

Janet said...

My favourite cookie is my mom's shortbread decorated with glace cherries.
1 cup butter, 1/2 cup icing sugar, 1/2 cup cornstarch, 2 cups sifted flour, 1/2 tsp salt if using sweet butter. Cream butter. Sift all dry ingredients together then add a bit at a time to the butter. Knead a bit, pat out and cut or roll as desired. This makes a semi-hard shortbread, not one of those melt in your mouth ones. Then before baking decorate the cookies with pieces of glace cherry. Put on lots because these really add to the cookies. Bake at 325 for 20 minutes. Yum. Thanks for a chance to win - The embroidery looks like it will be gorgeous.

Monica said...

A favorite Christmas cookie? They would have to be the terrible tasting but beautifully decorated cut out cookies my grandparents made when they were still alive. They were works of art.

Grandma M said...

My favorite cookie is a hazelnut cookie dipped in chocolate.

Great embroidery patterns.

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Hey Pam - cute towels in process! My favorite cookie is a chocolate waffle iron cookie that is frosted. Yup, I'm a follower!

Michelle said...

My favorite cookies for Christmas are plain old sugar cookies decorated with icing and such for Christmas.
Thanks for the giveaway.

Cecilia said...

My favorite cookie is a sugar cookie that I make every Christmas. I'm a follower already. :-)

Carolyn said...

Ohhh love the giveaway prize! I'm doing some redwork embroidery right now myself. Love it!

My favorite cookie is the sugar cookie with icing. YUM.ME. I normally only make this particular cookie during the holidays, I make sugar cookies at other times, but not THESE sugar cookies. :0)

Carolyn said...

I've been a happy follower for quite some time. :0)

Thank you for the chance.

Sharon said...

Oh that is ok I just consider this as always the time that we stitchers run behind, no matter how well you prepare....Ummm my favorite all time is Chocolate pineapple drops....Happy holidays

beaquilter said...

cute towels, I'm a new follower... and that looks like a happy FAT cat! ha ha is his name garfield?? too cute.... have you seen the youtube videos of simons cats? they are too funny. anyways my favorite christmas cookie would be what I have right now, they are danish- I'm from DK originally- they are called peppernuts, but are little little round ginger snaps, sort of.... another close one- it's not a cookie though is marzipan things for christmas..

hueisei said...

New follower.
Thx for the chance to win ^^v

Marcia B said...

Homemade gifts are the best! Your tea towels will be darling, I'm sure! Thanks for this give-away opportunity!
My favorite Christmas cookie is Pecan Tassies! The taste like mini-pecan pies! YUM!

quiltma said...

Love the tea towels. My favorite Christmas cookie is Rice Krispie & Oatmeal... Yum!

Kathy said...

I am a follower. My favorite Christmas cookie are English Drops. They have chocolate, coffee, raisins, nuts... then they are frosted with vanilla frosting. Yum! Thanks for another great giveaway.

gill said...

I love the designs you're embroidering!
We're not big cookie eaters but we love mince pies!

Quilt n Queen said...

I'm only going to make a couple of different cookies this year....one is a shortbread with cranberries and white chocolate. They are my new favorite. I made them last year.....and that may be the only batch of cookies I make if I don't get my act together....by the way great giveaway idea....I have some Snowman tea towels stitched from last year....have a great day..(o:

Judy C said...

Love the tea towels! My favourite cookie would the the old fashioned oatmeal raisin cookies. My husbands grandmother made these for the kids and the all love them!

JCnNC said...

I am a follower and I would most definitely love to have a hand embroidered towel. Love them. Favorit Christmas cookie has to the the one DH always makes - use to take dozens of these to the police department to share with the fellow offiers before he retired and moved away. A really big hit with the offiers.

Ritz crackers spread with smooth peanut butter and made into a sandwich then dipped in melted Almond Bark - usually use white and milk chocolate Almond Bark melted together. Make these EVERY Christmas. Judy C

Denise :) said...

Love the little stitch pattern -- very cute! My favorite Christmas cookie is probably Apricot Almond Thumbprints. SO melt-in-your mouth delicious!! But apricot and almond flavoring aren't for everyone so I won't send the recipe unsolicited! :)

AlessandraLace said...

thank you for this chance to win. I love panettone. hugs

KatieQ said...

My very favorite Christmas cookie will always be the kruschiki (Polish bow tie cookies) that my Babcia (grandmother) made when I was a little girl. I can still remember the powdered sugar getting all over everything. My current favorite is the traditional Spritz cookie. Thank you for offering the lovely giveaway. I am a follower.

Peach Rainbow said...

I love chocolate chip cookies :D
Thanks for the sweet giveaway :D

Kathleen said...

My favorite is traditional Spritz. I love the almond flavoring. They are smaller cookies, so you can grab one at a time - usually I end up eating more than if I'd taken one big cookie!

bohemiannie! art said...

My favorite right now...lemon bars! Or maybe toffee bars....or...hmmmm

Just Ducky said...

My favorite Christmas cookie is Brandy Balls because my boys love them so much they will make the recipe themselves.:)

Anonymous said...

My favorite Christmas cookie is the greek Kourambiedes. They look just like little snowballs! Thanks for the great giveaway!

Katina
kjkoukla(athotmail...

Jo said...

Love the tea towels! My fav is snowball cookies!

Bettina Groh said...

My favorite changes... yes, I'm fickle! But one of my favorites is called a "chocolate meatball". it was developed by the mother of a nun in the retirement home in Rochester,NY. It's chocolatey... it's spicey... it keeps.... and my grown up kids like them!
The towels look gorgeous and I'd love to be the winner!

Melinda said...

I really like shortbread. We have a favorite customer at the quilt shop that brings us some every year - hopefully soon. Hers is better than what I have made but mine is still good.

Needled Mom said...

My favorite cookie is the Mexican wedding ball.

Your tea towels are just gorgeous. Really nice stitching.

Anonymous said...

Sugar cookie mix as directed on package, add grated orange peel and coconut. Bake. Your towels are wonderful - someone will be a lucky winner (hope it's me!) VermontPines@aol.com

Sallie said...

I'm a follower. My favorite is frosted sugar cookies. Love the tea towels. Thanks for the giveaway! Merry Christmas!

ytsmom said...

The towels are so cute!

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

I love peanut butter goodies!

Hilachas said...

What a nice giveaway. The towels are absolutely beautiful. Thank you for the opportunity to win.

Carla G said...

What beautiful towels! My favorite are Chocolate Macaroons. Yum! Thanks for a chance to win! :)

Angie said...

I love them. You are so generous. Thanks for sharing! Happy sewing!
Angie

Anonymous said...

OH WOW! Those towels are very nice, and I love the design you are embroidering on them. My favorite cookies are Peppermint Candy Cane. Thank you for this great giveaway. Joyce--ccarter13@windstream.net

Lisa Cox said...

My favorite Christmas cookie is the gingerbread man. MMMM

Marcia W. said...

Mexican Wedding cookies a.k.a. crescents. Cute towels. Thanks for the chance. I follow.

Jennifer Gail said...

I love all cookies:)

Jen said...

My favorite Christmas cookies are the messy sugar cookies I am decorating with my son this year :) Thanks for the giveaway, the tea towels are lovely!

Ariane said...

I love shortbread cookies. They are great!! Thanks for the wonderful giveaway!!!

Nanbon44 said...

my favorite is sandtarts really thin ones that melt in your mouth.... also thank you for a visit to your town, it is charming...

Quilting "b" said...

I am a new follower, I love your tea towels. My favorite cookie is gingerbread

Desi @ Wee Share said...

I like cake batter cookies, with icing stuffed into between two cookies to make cookie sandwiches :)

Desi
weeshareblog@gmail.com

Pippa Parsons said...

oh beautiful, we don't have xmas cookies in this household but mince pies, xmas pudding and cake :_)

crafter1953 said...

Hi, I make peanut butter cookies and when I was able I would make about 125 dozen cookies and give them to everyone in the family now that I can't do it any more the young ones in the family are mad at me because they didn't get a big bag back then and now they are old enough they think I should still make them. I told them all they had to do is come help me.Happy holiday to You and Yours.

Happy Me said...

I would love the chance to win your lovely towels! I always make chocolate chip and oatmeal cookies by special request for my in-laws on Christmas Eve :-)

Barbara said...

Very cute!

Dresden Quilter said...

My favourite cookie is my mother-in-law's chocolate chip cookie that she always make at Christmas time. The towels are gorgeous. Thanks for the giveaway.

Anonymous said...

To make a gift out of love. That makes this gift even more special. That is a thoughtful and any quilter would be honored. I just your your cat picture. Yes, I am a cat lover and I have a cat. Her name is Shadow. Spoiled and loved ever so much. Thank you for making this Blog Hop fun. Merry Christmas.

Sandi T.
sandit1@sbcglobal.net

pinsandneedles said...

My favorite Christmas cookie is a family recipe for kipfel cookies. It has been passed along in my family from my great grandfather. Thanks!

Susan said...

I love embroidered towels...brings back memories of helping Grandma dry dishes. I loved her "days of the week" set.
Russian Tea Cakes
1 cup butter
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1 tsp vanilla
2 1/4 cups flour
pinch of salt
3/4 cup finely chopped pecans or walnuts
Heat oven to 400 degrees F
Mix everything until the dough holds together
Shape into 1 inch balls
Bake until set but not brown (about 10-12 min)
Roll in powdered sugar while warm
Cool
roll in powdered sugar a second time.
Pop one in your mouth and let it melt....yummy!

Darlene B said...

Beautiful towels! I love chow mein cookies - melted choc. chips and butterscotch chips....mix in chow mein noodles and drop onto a cookie sheet - very addicting!!!

Judith said...

Homemade shortbread base with a goooeeey mess of cherries(red and green)small walnut pcs and lots of coconut &sugar cooked a bit, then placed ontop of the shortbread & baked until it starts turning brown. Let cool and cut up. So good. My brothers beg me to make them every year.

Lynnie said...

My favorite cookie is the Scottish Shortbread, my dear mil makes them, I do not have the recipe yet.. but I am working on it! Thanks for such a beautiful gift giveaway! How lovely that you did this by hand!!! Please enter me & Merry Christmas!

Judi said...

My favorite treat is called Haystacks – large marshmallows, dipped in melted caramel, then rolled in Rice Krispies. My grandma always made these.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Our favorite Christmas cookie is M&M cookies. Take a basic Chocolate Chip recipe and replace the Chocolate Chips with M&M's. It's always a hit at my house :-)

Kelly said...

My favorite Christmas cookie is a Pizzelle :-)

I'm also a new follower!

Thanks for the chance to win!

Kelly (at) mysimplewalk (dot) com

nicolesender said...

My favorite Christmas cookie is my mom's Scottish shortbread.
New GFC follower: nicolesender
nicolesender(at)yahoo(dot)com

CMEH said...

my fave cookie has many names but it is the cookie with pecans rolled in powdered sugar.. the best... thanks for a great giveaway!

If Toys Could Talk said...

I'm a bit of a traditionalist. I love sugar cookies at Christmas time. With sprinkles... or frosting... or plain even! :) Thanks for the chance to win - your towels are so pretty!

A Home In The Highlands said...

Your tea towels are beautiful! :-)

Laine said...

Love the tree stitchery on the towels. My favorite cookie is anything with chocolate in it.

lsandes@comcast.net

Deb said...

My favorite is Buckeyes because a neighbor gave us some years ago as a surprise at our door. I've never forgotten it.