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Friday, 19 December 2014

Home for the Holidays

They're home!  Back in my arms... and looking lovely on those purple walls I might add!

Where Sunlight Falls, 2014 (2nd place award... it's my favourite)

All three pieces from the Prairies show were returned safely by mail to me today.  My kids came downstairs with boxes - For you mom!  For you mom!  For you mom!  ; )  Awesome.  Everything was frozen cold, but in perfect condition.  That was surprising for how much this show traveled.  I am very appreciative to the organizers for taking such good care.  I always seem to get things back from other events with some wear & tear or matting that needs to be replaced from people's hands.  That's never fun.  But this time?  Awesome. 

Also, in one box was this


To whomever made the front of this one, thank you also for all those beautiful hand stitching!  I love that the awards were fibre art as well.  That is really wonderful.

the new one on the right - Viewer's Choice

For now, these ribbons are up on my design wall.  I need to definitely do something special with them.  They are home for the holidays.  Just in time - our celebration is Sunday.  We will having out turkey dinner and then opening gifts right after to celebrate the Solstice.  The next morning, we have plans to head out to enjoy the first sunrise of the season, and celebrate that the daylight hours grow longer.  Did you know I've been photographing the winter solstice sunrise for almost 20 years now?  I love the tradition.  Thank goodness this winter has been so mild.

The last but not least thing I got in the mail was this.


I didn't join her latest swap.  I felt I didn't have time to complete cards for it in time.  She still sent me one!  Brandy, that is SO sweet.




I should mention that when I had the draw for the digital subscriptions to Quilter's Connection Magazine a couple weeks ago, one of the winners chosen was not linked to an email.  Try as I might, I cannot find contact information and they haven't replied from when I announced their name on the winning post.  SO.  Here's your chance...  without announcing another giveaway, go ahead and leave a comment if you are interested in a digital subscription.  To enter, tell me what your favourite holiday food is.  Mine is cranberry sauce.  mmmmmmmm  I'll pick a winner by Sunday morning.

Have a great day,


27 comments:

Heather J said...

My favourite is Christmas pudding and hard sauce. A lovely way to finish Christmas dinner.

HollyM said...

I think the cranberry sauce might just be mine too. I always look forward to a gift from a friend of a jar. It is special because it's made with a touch of onions, and spice.

The Soph said...

Christmas stollen and fresh berries for Christmas morning.

Hilda said...

Homemade eggnog with Amaretto in it! Never cared for eggnog until I had my friend's homemade. Happy Holidays and hope you enjoy all your favorites!

Sheree said...

I love a warm mincemeat tart with a small scoop of french vanilla ice cream. s.schlote@sympatico.ca

elle said...

mmmm! Shortbread and then hot mince meat! Season's greetings, Monika!!!

Peggy French said...

My favorite is my sister-in-laws toffee, it always turns out perfect and is greatly enjoyed

Hooked on a Feeling said...

Favourite holiday food: tourtière. Love it, and probably because it's not necessarily always included so it somehow makes it more special.
:)
Wishing you a fantastic celebration on Sunday (and Monday).

Jeane said...

My favorite Christmas food is the turkey and gravy..yum, yum! Wishing you and family a wonderful Christmas.

Kathy's A Quilter said...

love the blue nail polish to match Brandy-Lynn's beautiful snowflake. Merry Christmas from my heart and home to yours.

Suzanne Ramsay said...

Congratulations on your Viewer's Choice award. I enjoy your posts a lot.
My favourite food during the holidays are the tarts we make for Christmas Eve, our Reveillon celebration. Meat tarts and sugar tarts.

Deb Wieser said...

My favorite holiday food is the stuffing/dressing. I don't know why we don't make it more often than once a year! Maybe it wouldn't be so special then.....

Jennifer Scantlebury Vienneau said...

I love the combinations of foods we don't eat at any other time of the year anymore..the special veggie dishes are probably my favourite though! Congrats on your Viewer's Choice!

Sheila said...

My favorite holiday food would be my moms dark fruit cake , so yummy . Merry Christmas Monika :-)

Vini said...


I'm going to say my favorite holiday meal, not a food in particular, would be our Toutiere with salad, baguette and a bold red on Christmas Eve. All the chocolates and sweets are welcomed too of course! It must be the family love surrounding us that makes everything taste so good!
Happy Holdays to you and yours!

Suztats said...

I think I'd have to choose my Mom's pumpkin pie...........
Gee, I'd love a chance to win the subscription. Thanks.
Merry Christmas to you and yours, and Happy Solstice!

Denise Epp said...

Peppernuts...small Christmas cookies...and well, turkey of course.
Denise Epp

monika@mysweetprairie.ca said...

Why did I do this!? Oh you are all making me soooo hungry! Lol what a divine palette. :) mmmm

monika@mysweetprairie.ca said...

Thank you!

monika@mysweetprairie.ca said...

No kidding! :)

monika@mysweetprairie.ca said...

Thank you Suzanne :)

monika@mysweetprairie.ca said...

Ah! I have my MIL's 'Secret Penetanguishene Meat Pie Recipe'. ;)

Noreen Duncan said...

`Love "Where Sunlight Falls" Beautiful!!!

Christmas food favourites for me Coconut ice cream balls with creme de menthe and chocolate sauce, my Mom's butter tarts, and persimmons. Mmmmmm,
Merry Christmas and `best in the New Year to you and yours Monika! Noreen

Lydia said...

My favorite Christmas food(s) is shortbread cookies.

Shebandowan said...

My favourite Christmas food is Chocolate Truffles, but then any chocolate will do!

Janet

Audrey said...

My favourite holiday food is Grandma's shortbread. Grandma was town famous for her recipe, that she brought with her from Scotland, for good reason. Try as I might I am not quite able to get the shortbread quite as good as Grandma did, but it is real close. Christmas is not Christmas without Grandma's shortbread. Congratulations on your awards. All are well deserved.

Bonnie58 said...

It's got to be homemade butter tarts. Thanks Monika. Congrats on the awards.

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