Saturday, July 28, 2012

Sew Merry & Bright Book Tour & Giveaway


Thanks for heading over to the Jolly Jabber continuing the Sew Merry and Bright book tour! As we round out the Christmas in July movement, it’s only fitting that we are featuring a not so traditional holiday book in the not so traditional holiday month.  Linda Lum DeBono’s book,  Sew Merry and Bright, features festive patterns for the Christmas lover, with a bright and modern flair. This book takes you step by step to creating a home filled with Christmas cheer. From pillows to ornaments, to advent calendars and holiday quilts, this pattern book has your holiday decorating covered.


Linda’s use of color is what sets her apart. She uses traditional colors in nontraditional shades, incorporating plenty of lime green, pink and turquoise. Her advent calendar features many brightly colored shapes, accompanied by a candy cane, making its purpose widely understood. The calendar is clean and modern, yet festive and plenty cheerful.


My favorite pattern featured in Sew Merry and Bright is the Noel Pillow. I love using pillows in my holiday decor, and this one stands out. The chevron print, a popular trend right now, looks unique in combination with the lime polka dot pattern and the red noel lettering.



Now that you are feeling the Christmas cheer, we are going to do a giveaway! We will be giving away a signed copy of Sew Merry and Bright! Leave a comment below telling us your favorite way to decorate for the holidays. The winner will be chosen on Saturday August 4th. Good luck and Merry Christmas in July!

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Tiffany said...

I like to decorate with snowmen - every year I try and at least buy one more, so that I can add to my collection :D

Chelle said...

I love anything with Santa on it!

Cathy K said...

My favorite motif is reindeer, and often they sit out all winter. At Christmastime, I also love stockings hanging on the mantel, in anticipation of Santa's visit.

Norma's Clay said...

I like to use the nativity and red and green.

Hildy said...

Don't like it to cheesy, so I decorate in the classics red and green and lately added a bit aqua to the mix. Thanks for the giveaway and greetings from germany, Hildy
hildy(at)ebertzeder(dot)de

Karen said...

I love setting up my Dickens Village.

Lisa Marie said...

I love putting up the tree ornaments we have collected over the years. Some that our son made, some bought on trips, some given to us, etc. Each one has special memories.

Johanna said...

I love my rudolph collection!

Michelle MMMM4 said...

My favorite way to 'decorate' my home is with friends and family! Oh, and a Christmas tree full of ornaments too.

Carol said...

I love decorating with lots of things. One of my favorite decorations last year was a little Christmas tree that I put on my desk in the kitchen. It was so cute with gingerbread cookie ornaments, I put the tiny white lights on a timer so the tree was all lit up each morning when I came in the kitchen.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

We have lots of ornaments that we have collected over the years. We also enjoy putting up a little Christmas village. My daughter has taken over that project. She is so creative.

Diann said...

Hanging the stockings is my favorite part of holiday decorating.

Melanie said...

I love decorating our tree. We have ornaments that were on my parents first tree, ones my son has made and ornaments we've collected as a couple.

It always brings back such great memories!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

The Christmas tree is definitely the center of attention for our holiday decorating!

Karen O said...

My favorite way to decorate is to have my Nativity sets out and about, and the tree with all the special ornaments.

Alina said...

Well, the way I decorate for Christmas is a little different. We don't have Christmas tree, but we have a section set aside for our collection of Heritage Village houses.

Waverlee said...

I love Christmas fabric bunting and quilted table runners :)

Kimberly Cassie said...

Would love to win a copy of this book. I love to all sorts of decorations, but some of my favorite are themes from childhood cartoons: characters from Rudolf, Charlie Brown, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, etc.

Lori said...

I love decorating with snowmen. They are all ove the house from Dec 1 to Jan 15
Thanks for the great give a way
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Quilter Kathy said...

I love lots of little lights, and a home filled with quilts to snuggle up in while it snows...can't wait for the holidays. Love these non traditional Christmas colours!

loralie said...

My favorite way to decorate is with my antique ornaments. Sometimes I put them on the tree, sometimes in a crystal bowl, sometimes both.

Judy1522 said...

The fresh Christmas tree is always my favorite way to decorate. It makes the house smell so nice and then we can also enjoy all the ornaments collected over the years.

Mary Sue said...

I use snowmen of all types. We also put up a Nativity in a special place and use lots of candles. Oh and our tree is a hodge podge of collected ornaments that I love the best.

Sallie said...

I love decorating our tree with eclectic ornaments - souvenirs of family happenings throughout the years. Thanks for the giveaway!

CathyK said...

My favorite way to decorate for Christmas is with a variety of different types of decorations! Certainly, the tree is one focal point, but the most important one is my Nativity scene. It is beautiful!

Mommarock said...

I like to add a home made ornament to the Christmas tree with the kids each year. They seem to get better each year.. wonder why that is? LOL

Ellyn said...

I change it up every few years. Most recently my Christmas decor has been very traditional and formal. I'm tired of it. Would like to do something more contemporary! this book would sure help...

KMSC said...

I love my Christmas tree decorated with old and new glass ornaments I've collected over the years.

CraftySLP said...

We collect a new ornament on every vacation. I enjoy unpacking them and adding them to the tree and remembering all of the lovely places we've traveled together.

Kathrynn said...

I love decorating the tree. We have ornaments that my mother made when we were first married and new ornaments the kids and I make each year. This year our granddaughter is making one.

Janet said...

I like to have a nice wreath on my door to welcome visitors. When I can, I get fir or cedar branches for the wreath. I have a quilted poinsettia wreath to use when the real thing eludes me.

Fignie said...

I love to hang snowflakes all over the living room (white/silver/clear/blue) - then glass ornaments (red and gold) go in the kitchen/dinning area.
I can't wait to get to spruce up the house this year!

(And I LOVE the look of the pillow from the book ... wow!)

MissMary said...

I flip a tomato cage upside down and string it with lights and ornaments - super mod-farmy and eco-friendly tree! (I think I just coined the term "mod-farmy") :-D

mahoo said...

I love using my vintage decorations in unexpected places around the house.

Marianne said...

I have a huge collection of nutcrackers and love putting them all over the house.

Donna said...

I have a hodge-podge of ornaments - special, memory filled, wonderful ornaments. I love to smell an apple pie baking, while listening to Christtmas music as I visit my memories and decorate the tree.

Barbara Sindlinger said...

Trees - I have 3 trees that I put up each year because I love looking at all the homemade ornaments I've received throughout the years from my family. One big tree, one long skinny tree (angels only on this one) and one little one with knitted ornaments that I put in my studio.

Threads by Terry said...

I love to decorate the kitchen. Little salt and pepper shakers, bowls and cups and towels and such..

Terry

Pat said...

I love classic Christmas colors - candy canes and evergreens - but I'm loving the addition of lime, turquoise and pink. I'd love to win a copy of this book, it looks great!

Alison said...

I love decorating my tree and using all of my Christmas themed linens!

Kwilty Pleasures said...

I decorate with theme trees. My favorite ia a red bird tree and everything red bird in my kitchen. It stays up from November to FebruRy giving me bright pops of red during the winter months in Ohio.

Little Ella Lu said...

I love going out in the woods with my family and bringing a tree home and all of us decorating it.

Denise said...

I usually start decorating the second week in November. My house is always fully decorated inside and out by Thanksgiving, that way we can enjoy it longer. The Thanksgiving dinner is always at my home with my husbands and my families both in attendance. My favorite theme is Snowmen with lots of trees, greenery, and candles. I scatter quilts all over the house, on chairs, sofas, bedrooms, and even out on the front porch and patio furniture! I have several Christmas themed pillows I toss around too. Before the day is over...someone always goes outside to sit and talk, and wraps up in a quilt!!! I love to see my quilts being used. The decorations usually stay up into the first week in January....then of course comes the Valentine stuff!!!

Gill said...

I like traditional red and green and lots of homemade decorations!

Vivian said...

Oh thank you for the chance!!!!

We love a handmade Christmas, the girls make paper chains and they go up all over the place, I prefer to have a red ornament tree but the girls make random things and add them in as well.

We've actually left up the Santa Salmon on the ceiling fan all year, really, he's a bit of a pain to try and take down so we just ignore him until it's Christmas again.

Anne said...

I still pull out all the Nativity sets, ornaments and doo-dads my children made in grade school. It makes for warm fuzzy memories. They are all in their 20s now!

Jenny Young said...

I love to decorate with decorations that I have received from friends. As I put them out I have fun thinking of all our great memories!

Kayla Yapuncich said...

Thanks for the chance! I love christmas stockings all over the place - the more "antique" or "handmade" looking, the better!

Patty D from NC said...

Thanks for a chance to win. I love pulling out my holiday quilts to decorate.

supersara20 said...

I make sure I have something in every room. Makes it cheery!

Marcia W. said...

I like to pull out a variety of old decorations and pick/choose each year for a theme. We are leaning towards wooden decorations for 2012. Last year it was silver. If win this book, then can make a batch of felt decorations to add in so 2013 is the year of felt.

Kathy MacKie said...

I love putting out my Jim Shore Christmas ornaments.

Sara Amerine said...

Almost all our Christmas decorations are handmade. Mostly by my great grandma, she would make the same ornament or decoration for EVERYONE in the family each Christmas. I'm so glad that I have all these wonderful things to remind me of her.

Kelly O. said...

i just love to decorate with sparkle and glitz-- I went crazy with the mirror ball fabric available a couple of years ago and made some fun Christmas glitz placemats!

ritainalaska said...

i decorate lightly now that i'm older and have passed the bulk of my decorations on now that i live in a very small cottage. it's cheery and bright and reflects the season.

Kathryn said...

My favorite way to decorate is to buy various colors of poinsettias.

lynaeve said...

Currently I only put up a tree.

Kay said...

Our tree is mainly red, green and gold. We have a display of a variety of nativities including vintage ones. We have a selection of christmas cuddlies on the hearth. Every year we go out as a family to choose some new decorations. I also have a wall of cross stitched christmas pictures and samplers. The children also have a tree each in their rooms. I love christmas, thank you for the giveaway.
ks(dot)eyles(at)yahoo(dot)co(dot)uk

Haley said...

The tree is definitely the biggest part of our Christmas. We get a fir and decorate with multi colored lights and a mix of traditional heirloom ornaments and newer ones that I've picked up here and there.

Kylie Carlson said...

I love pasting tissue paper snowflakes and stars to my windows! It's a fun and simple way to brighten up the view to the out-of-doors during the unrelenting overcast days.

scottylover said...

I love to decorate my office at work with holiday decorations. I have skinny little windows at the top, one holds 3 little cardinals and the other has a sign that says "Merry & Bright" and just barely fits in there. I would love to have a small quilt for the chair but don't have one made yet!

Sandy A

Debra said...

I have been making my own knitted or quilted fairy's or elf for a few years now and look forward each year to adding to this collection.

Joanna Jenkins said...

We celebrate by making mountains of potato latkes! YUM.
Thanks for the giveaway,

Tricia said...

I put up a huge tree with all my favorite decorations I've collected over the years.

Sandy said...

Fresh evergreen greenery adds fragrance and a touch of nature to the house. That's what I like to add to my Christmas decorations.

Vivian said...

I decorate with a lot of everything. Every room in my large home is decorated, including the bathrooms. Many of the items are handcrafted using wood, fabrics, or quilts.

CJ said...

I like to decorate with snowflakes and snow frosted trees and white lights. That way I can keep those decorations up until late February! Besides that it is a focus on Jesus - the reason for the season!

Homemaker Honey said...

Putting up the tree is my favorite way of decorating for Christmas!

Deborah
homemakerhoney @gmail .com

Stephanie said...

I love to decorate using red, white and green. I like to use snowflakes and snowmen.
Shuttermom77 at gmail dot com

Donna F said...

I like to put my nativity scene on my fireplace mantle, the train running around the bottom of the tree, and lots and lots of candy cane hanging every where. Sashes hanging in the doorways. One thing I do every year is change up colors. I love the colors Linda uses on the cover of her book. That's good inspiration for my color changes this year.

bdaiss said...

I change it up every year! I have a variety of decorations in about 4 colors so every year I just pick a different pair. Although one thing always stays the same: my Marshall Field's Santa Bear collection.

Thanks for the chance!

barb's creations said...

I love to hang Christmas decorations from doors,drawers in every room,I especially love hanging decorations my friends/family have made :) Barb.

Amy said...

I deck out my kitchen with a make-your-own hot chocolate station. Chocolate (of course), marshmallows, crushed candy cane... that sort of thing. Yummers!!!

Anonymous said...

I love Christmas lights everywhere. My father put up the lights when I was growing up and I helped. Now, I put the all over in memory of him.

Debby said...

I am big on decorating during the holidays, from several trees to numerous fireplaces and more!! Always open to new ideas.

blondie19012k said...

I love tinsel, everywhere I can find a space for it! I love bright coloured tinsel rather than the more traditional colours though, my favourite last year was turquoise and pink!

Ruth B said...

I love to decorate with quilts! Big surprise, right? And I like to use non-traditional colors to give everything a little touch of me.

Sandy D said...

I have a collection of snowmen so I like to get them up.I have also started putting Christmas Quilts out to help decorate the house.they are alot easier to take down after Christmas.

Anonymous said...

I love to decorate with vintage items - old dept store boxes, hankies, ornaments, an old tree stand, etc. Maybe the book will help me loosen up with new colors! Sue in MN

Jennifer Salter said...

Christmas lights and candy canes! I have so much fun making my house glow! And last year I started a new tradition of making a Christmas quilt each year! :)

Ali said...

I have a little tree made out of green feathers, and a blue glitter reindeer with fuchsia antlers. As long as those are out I consider myself decorated!

Vicky said...

Definitely Christmas quilts - I try to make one every year - and lots of greenery and twinkle lights!

Melody said...

I like to decorate with glass ornaments that I have painted.

melodyj(at)gmail(dot)com

kbzelazny said...

My husband manages a Christmas Tree Farm, so we always have a fabulous tree! The book looks like so much fun!

B Greene said...

It is all about the Christmas tree :-) Thanks for the chance to win this great book!

drmithome said...

I love my Christmas Village which I usually try to set up during Thanksgiving holidays.

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

For me it is snowmen....I love anything with them on it...thanks for this chance.

Michell said...

The Xmas tree is the fav thing too decorate in my house. The kids have their own bag of decorations and enjoy putting them on the tree

Sis-O said...

I haven't decorated too much in the last few years but always the tree. My grandsons just moved to town so this year will probably be more decorative.

imos said...

Our decorating centers around the tree -- lots of ornaments we've collected over the years.

Jennifer Gail said...

I like to use lots of stuff in nature. Real holly with berries makes me smile.

Jamie Lee said...

I always put the tree up the day after Thanksgiving!

bets said...

I am pretty old fashioned so do a simple "everything" Xmas in decorations! Always have a mantal with garland and lights! Add a new ornament yearly for my husband and I!

Kate said...

We love to se up the tree after we go out and chop it down! And then using all the ornaments we have collected over the years. But it is not the holiday until there are presents and family to share it all with!

MoeWest said...

I like to have something Christmasy in every room.

Tamie said...

Setting up my nativity set means Advent and Christmas to me.

Judith Blinkenberg said...

I like to decorate my table in Christmas Colors, a festive quilt on the couch, and this year living in the mountains, I'll decorate pinecones. We will have a tree with ornaments from when the kids were little.

Christine M said...

I love to put up all the decorations my 3 boys made when they were very young. The other decorating is the mini Christmas quilts I have made.

Goosegirl said...

Oh fun!! I love to decorate for the holidays! I pull out lots of red and white everything! I also put out all of my Mary Engelbreit things and put them all over my house, along with antique quilts and little houses. Thank you for the chance.

Gwen said...

I love Christmas! And I love Christmas decorations! I have decorations for every room in the house-- and decorations for the yard too! :-) The more, the merrier!! I add to my collection every year too-- just have to buy some of those "after Christmas" markdowns! Thank you for the chance to win! Hmmm.. if I win, I see even MORE decorations in my future! :-)

Courtney said...

I'm a bit of a Scrooge for the holidays, but I do love putting up lots and lots of white and blue lights!

Katherine said...

My Christmas Tree is a point of pride for me every year. This year, I hope to finally have an advent calendar up, too.

Mhairi said...

I love bunting but for Christmas I love the tree and all the decorations on it. I also think that it is really important to get into the Christmas spirit with an advent calendar. We have one every year.

Gunilla said...

I love to use the embroderied tablecloth that my grand-mother made, together with some cute wall-hangings. I do wish I had learned more about how to do embroderies from my grand-mother, she was so good at it!!!

Anita said...

I like to decorate with all of my favorite ornaments and Christmas decorations from previous years...especially my kids ornaments. Seeing them come out every year always screams Christmas is here :)

Jodi - usairdoll said...

Linda's book looks full of great projects. I like to decorate with special ornaments out, lots of lights on the tree and around the house. I also like using tablerunners, pillows and lots of yummy smelling candles.

Thank you for a great giveaway and a chance to win.

usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

Tina said...

Happy Christmas in July from Australia or should i say goodday.
I love to decorate with lots of Australian Christmas bush and decorate our tree with some beautiful orniments I brought in Canada. Just reminds me of the Christmas we spend there in the snow.

Susie said...

Christmas is my favorite time of year. Out come my Santa's and old fashioned glass ornaments and lights.

Karen said...

I love Christmas trees! I have 4 around the house every year.

Pat said...

I love all my vintage Christmas, and my snowmen!

Elisabetta said...

I love door wreaths and candles everywhere, the Christmas tree of course and some soft music in the house =)
thank you so much for this opportunity

Beth said...

We have a nativity set that can stand up to the children, and I love having it out for them to play with.

Margaret said...

I like to decorate with lights and quilts. I have made several small quilts to hang and lay around the house. Makes it very warm, shiny and bright.

Lesley said...

My favorites are Santas...everywhere...made of fabric, wood, ceramic,,,you can never have too many Santas! The book is wonderful...thanks for the chance!

bunny said...

I love to wrap up something old with something new. Solmetimes it will be old holiday pictures on a brand new table runner or Christmas ornament. My grown children love the old/new.

╰☆╮ Barb ╰☆╮ said...

I don't seem to have a Christmas decorating theme - over the years I've collected things I love, and have things people have given me. In retrospect, it's all about color and remembrance to celebrate and to brighten up the winter grays. Looks like a neat book - thanks for introducing it to us!

lauraluvsloons said...

I love putting up the tree. The lights and all the hand made ornaments I've painted and sewed over the years bring back so many sweet family memories.

Kathy said...

My favorite way to decorate is led by my five-year-old son. He loves to put up the tree, so after Thanksgiving it's up. He puts things in funny places but is so happy. I also hope to have a couple of Christmas throws, a wall hanging, and a tree skirt someday.

Julie said...

I always try to have one new item to decorate with come Christmas. This year it will be my beautiful quilt made with Basic Grey's "Jovial" collection from last year. Its use of a little bit non-traditional colors is a little like this book!

Jeanne said...

My favorite way to decorate for the holidays is with Christmas trees, village houses and garland. Thanks for the chance to win this great book.

Jeanne Gwin said...

I used to have a tree in every room but now just do 2 or 3 total. It is way too much work for me to put up 15 trees now. And we go to DS1 for the day, they are not nearly as appreciated as they used to be. I love the primitive style and continue to use that motif. Thanks

Elsa said...

I always get the smallest tree I can find and decorate it with decorations I've had since I was a little girl. I also have a few stuffed animals I put around the base of the tree. They aren't Christmas animals, but give the tree a festive feeling!

Bunk said...

I love putting my ornaments on the tree some are very old from when my children were little .Some are from kindergarteners I taught 35 years ago. So many good memories!

Mary said...

I love to decorate with quilted things I've made like wallhangings, tablerunners, a tree skirt, stockings and quilts of the holiday colors.

Sarah said...

I love to decorate with my kids. They are on to me to get the tree up from early November, but I try to delay it til December. Otherwise it seems to take forever for Christmas to come for them. I love seeing the joy on their faces as they decorate the tree with hanging ornaments, knowing that this exciting time of year is not far away. sarahleigh at internode dot on dot net

Maxine said...

I love to decorate with antiques. They remind me of being little.

Suzie H said...

My favorite part of decorating for Christmas is making something home-made with the kids. We make ornaments, and I do a little sewing.

LethargicLass said...

I love filling glass vases with bright ornaments... it is festive without being overwhelming

Julie S "Aud's Mom" said...

I love filling every room in our house with vintage Christmas decorations and hand-made items.

Linda V said...

I love traditional colors everywhere. Thanks!

Kim~Stay Joyful said...

I love decorating for Christmas, but I have to say the best part is decorating with my daughter. She is a little over 3 yrs old and is already talking about Christmas so this season will be even more fun!

Cynthia said...

I love to design garlands. I use greenery and wire ornaments, flowers, whatever I think looks good. Every year it's different.

Zuzan said...

The special pride of place in the home is a round Christmas painting painted by Mrs. "B" bought in Malibu in the '70's - memories hold us,

Denise said...

We decorate fairly extensively, including several collections...nutcrackers, Byers' Choice, a village and just last year my daughter came up with the idea of adding a 'candy bar'. We used various sized containers with all red and/or green candies. For the licorice sticks we used an old-fashioned straw dispenser. It turned out very cute and was a big hit. The book looks like it has some great patterns and ideas.

Mystica said...

Lots of greenery and still I like to go with reds and golds!

JoyceLM said...

I collect Santas, so most of my Christmas decorating feature the jolly old elf. Thanks for the chance to win.

Mother Peg said...

I'm at a point in life where I don't really need any more decorative items, so I try to use all that I have in different ways. For example, I spread my HUGE Christmas village into little vignettes throughout the house rather than all in one big one. Of course, I must have some of the latest greatest fabrics out there! After all what does "need" have to do with it?

mrserindavis said...

I love to decorate with the old Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer tv movie characters :)

Sew at Home Mummy said...

I like to go with reds and silvers, all over the house. Every year we buy a new ornament for the tree in red and/or silver,and mark the year on the bottom of the ornament.

Peggy said...

I have ornies that I've collected over the years-a lot of them are pretty cardinals. I like red and green colors for Christmas.
Thanks, Peggy
peggy_verdongibbs@att.net

Sally said...

I have fake wreaths I put up with home-made ornies (may acquired it swaps) and snowmen are everywhere. Lots of christmas quilts go on chairs, walls and couch!

Barbara @ Nähtante Quilts said...

I like putting up a tree, I put up a Santa and some fabric ornaments all over the house, a wreath with 4 candles on the table and an angel (made of fabric) in the corner. I've sewn a mountain of decorations... :-)

Kd Brown said...

I love to decorate with quilted table runners for the holidays. Linda's book is fantastic! Thanks.

Linda said...

I love decorating for Christmas. It is such fun to unpack the boxes and find all the treasures again. My current theme is around one of Nancy Halvorson's older collections; tree skirt, table runners and the tree with quilt block ornaments, hand painted miniature hat boxes, metal stars, etc. This year I will be able to put out my village, can't wait.

Erin McSweeney said...

I love lots and lots of lights so you can turn off the lights and watch the snow fall and see it shine off the lights

carolann said...

I like to take inspiration from nature, pine branches, cranberries, etc.

Phyllis said...

I like to decorate with a traditional tree. I have a lot of cross stitch ornaments that I have made and some friends have given me. There are ornaments made by my children and some vintage glass balls. I like snowmen so I bring them out.

Kathie said...

It takes me about a week of working every day to decorate my house at Christmas! I have collected nativity sets for over 30 years as well as ornaments and of course my own hand made decorations :-).

Sharon said...

I love to use a lot of blue and white ornaments kn my tree and then tie in the mantle with a similar theme. We also love setting up our nativity sets. One quilted set we keep up all year.

Donna Baker said...

what a fun book & projects! my tastes change from year to year one time I will want to use all cutesy whimsical decor and the next all classic & pretty but I do love putting some stuffed animals on the fireplace ledge and my favorite photo of my cat got captured last year with her sitting next to a bear with the garland and lights all around her!

Nita said...

I love to put up all the white twinkle lights in my windows. I leave them up all winter long!

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

I bought little glass ornaments like from the 50s that I put on my tree and all my nativities.

Cecilia said...

I put out my nativity set and I also use snowmen, which I leave out all winter. Thanks for the chance towin a copy of Linda's book.

Ally said...

I am addicted to glitter trees, tons in the colors of the season.

wanda said...

We start decorating the tree on Thanksgiving night. I am a Christmas person so it takes a couple days to get my Santa collection and evey thing else for every room in the house. This book looks supper, thanks for the chance.

VickiT said...

My favorite thing to do when decorating for the holidays is to wrap white lights in pine garlands and hang in my doorways throughout my house. And of course, setting up my new tree hubby bought me after I saw it in a store window two years ago. He surprised me and went back to buy one, but the only had the store display from the window so he bought that. It is the most gorgeous purple tree with white and purple lights. I LOVE it. That is really saying a lot from me because while purple is my favorite color, until my health got bad I was avidly against anything but a real tree from our local family owned tree farm I had gone to since I was a baby.

Carla G said...

I like to decorate with lots of Christmas lights and window clings. And then it's up and away from my kids... Thanks for a chance to win this great book! :)

Beulah said...

Each year is different in the decorating department....but I always use glass ornaments, crystal, COLOR and birds thrown in the mix for the current decorating theme.

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NancyL said...

I like to decorate with evergreens; preferably real ones, and candles. Flickering candlelight is so warm and cheery! Also love to decorate with a lot of red!

Barbara said...

I like to decorate with red and white.
Thanks for the chance!
b.zanninelli@gmail.com

Louise Kelly said...

Fairy lights... little white fairy lights EVERYWHERE ! :) (oh and perhaps just a tiny bit of glitter) The book looks gorgeous...

legato1958 said...

I have a Nutcracker collection, a 12 ft high Tree, and love the tiny white lights inside my house.

sue
legato1958 at aol dot com

red in oz said...

I am trying to add a Christmas quilt to my collection each year (currently working on the snowmen BOM) as a key part of my decorations.

Linda said...

HELLO! MOSTLY WE LIKE TO DECORATE WITH REAL GREENS FROM OUTDOORS,AS WE LIVE IN THE ROCKY MTS.IN ADDITION i LIKE TO ADD QUILTED ORNAMENTS,MINI QUILTS AND BRIGHT TABLE RUNNERS ABOUT THE LIVING AREA>LOVE THIS SEASON!

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lovetostitch said...

We decorate with lots of snowmen, as we usually leave for Christmas, then when we return, we are still decorated for winter. Of course, we still put out lots of quilts, runners and pillow. I love Linda's cherry style. Everything looks so happy!!

Mom who loves to sew said...

We have always put up lots and lots of decorations for Christmas, including 3 trees. The kitchen is decorated in all snowmen, plus the tree only has snowmen on it. I have a Victorian tree in my dining room to go along with my 83 year old house. The family room has the largest tree and that is decorated with all of the children's ornaments I have collected since they were each born. Each room has many other decorations, even the powder room. Lots of work, but once it is up we all enjoy it. Tradition.

Sally Hurst said...

I decorate with quilts for most holidays, esp. Christmas. I have about 10 large quilts and many many small ones plus wall hangings. I'm electic in my tastes, from snowmen to Santa to angels. Hope I win the book!

Carmen Nuland said...

My favorite decorations are the Christmas tree, the stockings over the fireplace, and if I feel ambitious- a gingerbread house

Deb said...

I always decorate with snowmen...everywhere.

quiltmom said...

my favorite way to decorate is with a Christmas village on the sideboard. The mantle of the fireplace has had lots of different decorations over the years- sometimes Santas, other years nativity or snowmen.. It has varied lots but it always has our Christmas stockings hanging from it.
Thanks for the chance to win Linda's lovely new book.
Regards from Western Canada,
Anna

Patty said...

I put my Nativity Set on the fireplace mantle and run lights along the base of it.

EG said...

There are these round colored lights we got a few years ago - they're probably 1 inch round. I put them around our back deck and they're so festive!

Cal said...

popcorn garlands!

Anda W said...

I love to decorate my home with handmade items my boys made when they were little, very heartwarming! awolk at rogers dot com

Candi said...

Love to use lots of lights and snowmen!!!!!

Annelies said...

I love star designs....so traditional and classic. Love the book. Would have SEW much fun making things for the holidays.

Richard Healey said...

I don't do a lot of decorations but I love lights and drive around looking to see what others do each year.

Edna V. said...

Photos of family and Christmas past are one of my favourite ways of decorating.

Lisa said...

My favourite thing is a reindeer my mum made for me as a little girl. Need to find the pattern do I can make one for my boy.

hueisei said...

Used a lot of lights and Christmas ornaments :) ribbons too..

Ellee said...

I like to decorate with lots of stars. soparkaveataoldotcom

quilary said...

I like to use as much tinsel and baubles as I can find to decorate the windows, walls, and curtain rails - it makes riotous colour and is lots of fun :)

Cathy said...

I like to use twigs and freshly cut pine for wreaths, swags and as fillers in crocks and baskets. Christmas quilts are hung throughout the house and we use lots of twinkle lights to brighten those long winter days.

Jacklynn said...

I decorate with the traditional red and green, and I collect snow flake ornaments for my tree (which is funny 'cuz I live in Wisconsin and I hate snow!)

Beth said...

I love advent calendars! My favorite one focuses on the nativity.

I decorate with snowmen, and many, many nativity scenes.

alady farmer said...

My favorite way to decorate is with the Christmas tree itself. We go out with the kids let them pick the tree & cut it down. Then we all decorate it together with ornaments we've all collected over the years.

Amanda Bushong
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Nina Christman said...

I love the birds. I want to make lots to make a statement. I am going to make ones for all the people I give an ornmament to. I am going to hang them off the front porch. Birds everywhere!

Meg said...

My husband and I are not very traditional; so we actually have a spiral christmas tree meant to be a lawn ornament as our indoor tree, and I have a small metal tree with light to put on are window sill.
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Marsha said...

I like decorating my sunroom which is attached to our kitchen dining area. It's 3 steps down so the Christmas tree set up in there is eye level. It has my natural, bird and stitched ornaments on it.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the opportunity for the giveaway. I need some extra motivation to update my Christmas things stored in the attic. Maybe this book will be the impetus as we haven't had a tree since my both my parents passed around Christmas time, although years apart. Since then even though I have retired and now have more time, it's difficult with 3 cats who love live plants! My lone plant has been "kitty grass," as when I have received flowera, they love to eat them! Maybe we'll get a tree this year and see what happens! I love the smells of Christmas, pine, cinnamon, etc, so that has been my way to celebrate.
Rosemary
nellieduclos@yahoo.com

Jill said...

Lights! the more lights the better!

trillium said...

I drape fake evergreen swags with lights in them, accent with flameless candles, and hang cross-stitched ornaments off of the branches. For this year I plan to make a wall hanging and matching seat covers & table runner.

Lisakb35 said...

I decorate with all of my homemade things, plus a few new things each year. I just love Christmas!

Meghan said...

I like to put out the teddy bears and other stuffed animals that have Christmas outfits, hats, etc.

roccagal said...

My fave Xmas accent are pine cones!!!!

Julia said...

I love christmas! I have tons of holiday decor and I use my quilting projects as table toppers, tree skirts, ornaments, stockings, and home decor! Would love this book! Thanks for the opportunity!

Barbara Woods said...

every christmas i drag out boxes and boxes of things that i have bough , made , and gotten from other people and put them every where

Lisa said...

I love Christmas! I think the best part is digging in the boxes looking through all the orniments and choosing which ones will be used. Now with David at 6 it is funner to let him choose! The tree is the best part!

tammi said...

I have ornaments I bought in Germany 25 years ago, which combine well with my newer ornaments, all full of memories. To me, that's essential to Christmas decor.

Cliodana said...

thank,s for the giveaway this book look awesome. My favorite way to decorated is with my kids and for my kids! love the light outdoor and make a wonderful tree, different each year with more memories add each time!

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