Tuesday, November 20, 2012

AURIFIL Ornament Hop

Woohoo! It's our turn to give you all a lovely ornament to decorate your tree, or house, or workspace, or....wherever!

Don't you ADORE ornaments? I bought a little sparkly white frosted tree last year, can't wait to get it out again and splash it with colorful ornaments.

Raise your hand if you already have Christmas decorations up and holiday tunes cranked up?!

We've been running around like crazy getting our ornament ready for the blog hop. Of course we had to get a tree just to hang it on! Thankfully, we had a little help from a couple of our Aurifil friends...

LOLOLOL! That just cracks me up every time!

Okay, now you're ready to ROCK with our Aurifil ornament.

We stitched this SWEET little winter mitten!
For the pdf, click *HERE*

And don't forget to check out these other two Aurifil Designer blogs today:

Victoria Findlay Wolfe

Pam Kitty Morning

Make sure you leave us all some fabulous comments to be entered to win some Aurifil prizes!  We'd love to hear what YOUR favorite ornament is...was it stitched? Handmade? Store bought? Given as a gift?

We would love to know!

Meanwhile, I think I need me one of these:

Just to display all of our cute Aurifil ornaments! Don't you think? 

Have a Rockin' Holiday...

Liz & Beth

P.S. Want to come join us for some FUN? Check out our NEW Dream Laugh Create Studio website and sign up for our Studio Event featuring Amanda Herring of The Quilted Fish and Becki Crosby of Whippy Cake. It's going to be a rockin' good time for sure!

Saturday, November 17, 2012

HG Very Merry Holiday Party - Day 7

It's OUR dayyyyyy!!

Oh yeah.  You know what THAT means?
Well if you know Lizzie B at all you know it means THIS:

Get up and BOOGIE!!
Preferably dressed in holiday garb...and a retro classic wig if you have one handy. Which you should.

Now that you've got your groove on with us, we'll share a couple of our fav's about the holiday season.

First of all, it's all about decking the halls! I save Christmas cards that are sent to us each year and use festive red ribbon to tie them on the garland going up the banister.  I LOVE to see the cards each year, new AND old.

One of Beth's fav holiday traditions is getting out her North Pole Village every year.

And of course, we both do a LOT of holiday baking!  I mean, who doesn't? Ok, if you don't, you at least BUY some yummy holiday goodies, right?

One tradition I started when my family lived in France was baking a Buche de Noel on Christmas Eve.  

But honestly, what would the holiday season be without COOKIES???

I found THIS delish recipe on Pinterest last year from Tatertots and Jello, Peppermint Whoopie Pies, YUM!

For 7 of our Lizzie B favorite Holiday Cookie recipes, click *here* or type "Cookie Countdown" in the search box at the top of the blog page.

THE ultimate Christmas cookie in Lizzie B Land is a one that has been a tradition in my family since I was little. It just wasn't Christmas if my Mom didn't whip up a batch of these tasty treats.  However, they never had a name, we just referred to them as the powdery-sugar cookies...in recent years however, my sister and I named them...  

And now...for the free project you've been waiting for!

A sweet Poinsettia Pincushion. Such a fun little creative gift! Fill the jar base with a little sewing kit for your quilty friends; thimble, pins, needles, small scissors.  

How cute would it be filled with ribbon candy? SO festive!

Click *HERE* for the pdf download.
(of the pin cushion, not the candy! LOL.)

So how about a little Lizzie B giveaway on our bloggy day?  Leave us a comment on THIS post about your FAVORITE holiday tradition and you'll be in the drawing to win a yummy fabric bundle of our new collection, VOGUE!

Just wait until you see the Vogue eMag we're putting together filled with A-MAZING projects a very special design team has created exclusively for VOGUE! It'll be out in time for you to whip up some more fun gifty projects this holiday season.

Other blogs to check out today:
Brenda Pinnick
Click *here*
(sorry for my oopsie sending you to her site yesterday!)


 Kim Diehl
Click *here*

Don't forget to leave us a comment...send your baby pic guesses to Henry Glass....
...and have a VERY Merry Holiday!

Liz & Beth

Friday, November 16, 2012

HG Very Merry Holiday Party - Day 6

Day 6! Day 6!
Our Holiday Party is still going strong!
Have we put you in the holiday spirit yet?

Let's see if today's designers do the trick!

Hop on over and check out the very artistic...

Brenda Pinnick
Click *here*


The upbeat and fun....
(and fellow Diet Coke lover)

Jana Nielson
of Izzy & Ivy Designs
Click *here*

Now if those two don't have you cranking up the holiday tunes and dreaming of a white Christmas, then I don't know who will!

Oh wait.

OUR day is tomorrow! Get ready to get up and DANCE. You know we'll have some sort of surprise here for ya.  
StAy TuNeD.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

HG Very Merry Holiday Party - Day 5

Only a couple more days to go now! 
Grab your hot cuppa cocoa (preferably with a dash of peppermint to get you in the holiday mood!) and catch THESE two blogs today:

Kari Ramsey
of Fresh Cut Quilts
Click *here*


Heather Mulder Peterson
of Anka's Treasures
Click *here*

As always....check out the baby pics 
on the Henry Glass Blog today as well. Have the Lizzie B Girls baby pics been posted yet? Hmmmm....I wonder if you've guessed right?

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

HG Very Merry Holiday Party - Day 4

Let's hear it for Day 4!

Designers up for today are....

Leanne Anderson
of The Whole Country Caboodle
Click *here*


Beth Logan
of Artstuff, Ltd
Click *here*

Don't forget to check the Henry Glass Blog EACH day so you can write down your guesses for the baby pics posted.  You may have noticed that they're posting two a day.  I have to say we were all pretty darn cute babies!  Wouldn't you agree???

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

HG Very Merry Holiday Party - Day 3

Ready for Day 3?
Have you guessed any of the baby photos?
Holy Moly....I have NO idea!

Check the Henry Glass Blog for MORE baby pics today. Click *here*

Today's designers are:

Shelly Comiskey
of Simply Shelly Designs
Click *here*


Wilma Sanchez
of Racoon Illustration
Click *here*

Hope your day is Merry!

Aurifil Designer of the Month - November

November's Aurifil Designer of the Month 
is Emily Cier!

Look at her SWEET block!

Check out the Aurfil Blog
to learn all about Emily.
Click *here*

Have you won any Aurifil from the blocks you've stitched yet?  Keep it up and continue posting on the Flickr page.

Guess what?  WE'RE NEXT!
Finally, finally! Our month is upon us, DECEMBER.  And we can't WAIT to share one of our all-time favorite winter motifs with you to stitch.  Are ya ready?

Meanwhile, don't forget to check out THESE Aurifil designers TODAY to get more freebie Christmas Ornament stitchery.

Are you getting excited for the Holiday's yet? I am!  I can hardly wait to switch on the Holiday tunes....

Monday, November 12, 2012

HG Very Merry Holiday Party - Day 2

Are you feeling Merry yet? 
If not, you MUST join our Holiday Party!

Up today are:

Dawn Heese
of Linen Closet Quilts
click *here*


Jill Finley 
of Jillily Studio
click *here*

Don't forget to check the blog back at Henry Glass where baby pics of designers are posted daily.  Keep tabs on WHO you think these pics are to win the GRAND PRIZE at the end of the hop!  

Good luck!

Sunday, November 11, 2012

HG Very Merry Holiday Party!! Day 1

Is everyone ready to PARTY??

The Henry Glass Designers are kicking off our annual Merry Holiday Party.  Hope you'll join us all for lots of freebie projects AND of course, as always, PRIZES! Check back here each day for a link to the designers posting that day.  For today, check out:

Linda Lum DeBono
Click *here*


Mary Ellen Von Holt
of Little Quilts
Click *here*

Let's get Merry!!!

P.S. Happy Veteran's Day to all you Veteran's out there.  Thank you for all you do for our country.  

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Hand-stitched with LOVE....(and Aurifil)

So I asked my fabulous friend Roseann Kermes of Rosebud's Cottage if I could totally just copy her blog word for word and post it here.  I mean, truly, it says all that needs to be said about our upcoming Aurifil Designer Blog Hop.  So here we go....guest blogger by default, AND Aurifil designer to boot...hit it Roseann!

You can never start too soon when it comes to Christmas! And I think one of the best gifts to give is something you make with your hands and heart. There's not always time to make something big. Ornaments, though, are treasured from year to year and really speak to  your friends and family ... they're just big enough to say ... I thought of you!

With that in mind ... a bunch of the Aurifil designers have gotten together to do an ornament blog hop in November. You'll have plenty of time to choose your favorites and get stitching. Three designers each week ... check our blogs on Tuesdays for the next designs.
The fun starts on Tuesday, November 6 with Sherri Falls,Gail Pan, and Amy Ellis.
You'll have a week to stitch ... and then on November 13th there'll be new ornaments for you from ... Anna, Pat Sloan, and Emily.
November 20th brings us Victoria, the Lizzie B girls, andPam Kitty Morning. You'll have something to do on Thanksgiving weekend!
And then on November 27th, we'll finish up with Sarah,Bari J, and me!
The cool thing about these ornaments is that they are all the same size and use the same basic pattern ... the only thing that changes is the stitched design. When you're all done you'll be able to fill a small tree ... or carefully pack them in an envelope and mail to someone special. So get out your needle and thread and start crafting for Christmas. Happy Holidaze!

Thanks Roseann! Can't wait to see all the sweet designs everyone comes up with.  I happen to know that Beth spent the weekend at her cabin, cuddled up to a roaring fire stitching the Lizzie B ornament....can't wait to share it with you all!