Monday, December 31, 2007

100th Post Winner and Hogmanay

Sweet Leslie of Abiding is the winner of my 100th post giveaway drawing. Please send me an email (link in the right-hand column) with your mailing address, Leslie, and I’ll mail your bird ornaments to you.

I am so touched by everyone’s gracious, thoughtful, and encouraging comments. Thank you to each and every one of you for making me feel welcome in the blogging world.

The Scottish celebration of the last day of the year is called Hogmanay. Since we can’t attend the parties held in Scotland, I thought it would be fun to celebrate by making Scottish Black Bun, a treat often included in their celebrations. You make it ahead of time so it can mature; I made ours on Dec. 16 in preparation for tonight.

Recipe here.

Tonight we’re celebrating with friends at their house. I made this hot pad yesterday as our hostess gift to take along with the Scottish Black Bun. The fabric I used for the back of the hot pad is the background fabric in the picture.

I found a free graphic to use with a quote from Coleridge about friendship. I utilized Microsoft Word to lay it all out and then printed the result on a piece of printable linen fabric from The Vintage Workshop.

The printed graphic and quote would have been fine on their own but I decided to embroider it before sewing it into its final hot pad form.

A guid New Year to ane an' a' and mony may ye see!


Abiding said...

I am so excited! Thank you so much!!! I have emailed you.

Happy New Year!!!!

a pink-bee said...

Congrats to Leslie :)
Happy New Year Junie :)

Scrappy Jessi said...

congrats leslie!
have a great new years!!!

hopetreestudio said...

Love this I'm crazy for trees. Denise

Vyoma said...

That hot pad fabric looks great! Thanks for using my clipart. :)

And Happy New Year.

Kari & Kijsa said...

Congratulations to the winner...those birds are wonderful!

Have a blessed and prosperous New Year in 2008!

smiles, kari and kijsa

Jan said...

Congratulations to Leslie, and Happy New Year June!

Ali said...

Happy Hogmanay June!

Caleen said...

Happy New year Junie; Thank you for
your sweet comments and wonderful
swap partner.. God bless you in 2008!! Love the hot pad !!

meg said...

The hotpad is a wonderful idea & a thoughtful gift.
Thanks for the link to the Hogmanay site; I'm of Scots ancestry & look forward to incorporating these traditions into our New Year's visiting.
A guid year tae ye & lang may yer lum reek!

Rosemary said...

Congrats to the winner!!
I love the little gift that you made. You are so clever.
Have a Happy New Year!

twinkle said...

Enjoyed your tutorial for making Christmas card boxes. Great idea and your instructions were easy to follow. I also read through your posts and was wondering what kind of crafts you and your guests worked on at your Christmas Crafting get-together. I loved that idea.
Have a blessed New Year, lassie, and may your hands stay nimble and your mind quick and wise...

Mrs. Staggs said...

Happy New Year Dear June! I wish you all the best and as much happiness as your great big heart can hold!

Storybook Woods said...

Happy new year wishes and congrats on 100 posts xoxoxo Clarice

Gumbo Lily said...

Hooray for Leslie (my friend)! The Hogmanay looks yum!


Yummers! said...

How wonderful that you keep your heritage alive!!

Happy New Year to you and your husband. We just might meet in 2008 when we're in Arizona. What fun that would be!

Hugs to you both,

PS We're having a quiet evening at home with good food and 2 DVDs. I'm working on my first bandage as we watch. I've never knit with cotton before and it has such a different feel to it.

Karen said...

Happy New Year to you and your family. Lucky Leslie.

CalicoDaisy said...

June: We had a Hogamay celebration last night, too. My family (Chisholms) and friends (Ambrose, Stewart,and Isle of Skye) came for an early fun evening. My son made steak pie - "top rate" said The Steward of Glasgow. Scotch and shortbread and cock-a-leekie soup, too. What fun!

de vliegende koe said...

Congratulations to Leslie! Happy new Year, may it be full of inspiration and creation!

Fiona @ Dragonfly-Crafts said...

Congratulations !!!!
I've been away and missed your 100th post.
Happy New Year xx