Monday, December 7, 2009

One Yard Wonders Book Giveaway

I’m back from Thanksgiving vacation and ready to embrace all that December promises. Today I’m going to hang wreaths and work on packaging our gifts for mailing.


© June Scroggin, All Rights Reserved

Since it’s Christmas season, I’d like to give one of you a gift. I’m offering a brand new copy of One-Yard Wonders: 101 Fabulous Fabric Projects, the book I told you about in a previous blog post.

My giveaway offer will be available today through Thursday. Leave a comment on this post sharing your favorite Christmas tradition. On Friday I’ll announce the winner (chosen via random drawing).

46 comments:

Bridgett said...

Yay! Will the book be autographed by you? :)

One of my favorite Christmas traditions is the 'present game' we play at my grandma's house on Christmas Eve each year. I forget what it's called, but it brings the family together and we're always laughing...so that's a good thing.

bridgetteleigh75@aol.com

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Michele's Quilting Journey said...

Absolutely fabulous opportunity! I'm so excited. Please do enter my name in the drawing!

My favorite Holiday tradition has always been watching my children divy up the little homemade felt figures for our Advent calendar. Using a Vogue pattern from the 70's, the little baby Jesus, star, snowman, church, elf, and so on became the most coveted gifts of the season. You may only have kept your stash for one month and have to put one up for all to share every their day, but oh, they loved it. Thinking of them now...all grown up...makes me cry! Precious, precious moments to last my lifetime!!

Missie/Crafting with Cat Hair said...

Thanks so much for the great giveaway!

My favorite tradition is making gun cookies with my mom and sister. We always have fun (sometimes too much fun) decorating the cookies. My mom's "gun" is from the '70s and features the little man cookie design, which they no longer offer. He's always our favorite to decorate. :)

Niki said...

Looks like a great book! Our favourite tradition is the reading of The Night before Christmas followed by reading the nativity story in the Bible.

blessings
Niki

nisroc said...

Wow! What a cool book, think this is the perfect gift for a bloody beginner like me! ;)

My Christmas tradition, hmmm, this year I made (the very first time!) cookies in very intensiv colors. And I bought a Christmas tree in pink which I will decorate with selfmade crochet stars and bows white colored.

ttlterror said...

You are so awesome to be doing this giveaway!!

My favorite Christmas tradition is on Christmas Eve, we all go over to my uncle's house and the WHOLE FAMILY gets together for a huge potluck and Santa comes over to give the kids their toys. It's a magical evening. All harsh feelings are set aside to make this night the most wonderful time of the year. The whole family consists of a good 30-40 people. Oh what a night!!!

Jennifer said...

Welcome back!! Fun giveaway. Let's see - my favprote tradition is driving myself nuts making presents for everybody. I complain about it at the time, but I can't imagine doing it any other way.

Anonymous said...

My favorite tradition is cutting the Christmas tree then having hot apple cider. It is always the best if it has just snowed...

Jenn
poohza@comcast.net
poohza.typepad.com

LittleGemsbyKari said...

my favs are snacks with my family christmas eve, instead of dinner :) sinful and yet so much fun.
littlegemsbykari@yahoo.com

Melanie's Randomness said...

Oh cute giveaway!! Count me in please! I love decorating the christmas tree. That's my favorite tradition. Hope your thanksgiving holiday was lovely!

Thimbleanna said...

Welcome back Junie Moon -- you've been missed. I hope you had a good trip. One of my favorite traditions is that our whole family spends the night Christmas Eve at whatever house is hosting. Don't draw my name though -- I'm on a blog winning diet!

Storybook Woods said...

Welcome home and have fun today xoxox Clarice

Fussy Peach said...

Welcome back Junie! One of my favorite Christmas traditions is the reading of the birth of Jesus at my mother-in-law's after Christmas brunch.

Sunnymommie said...

great giveaway!

my fav christmas tradition is take my kids in pj and drive look at light house.. it so much fun for me and my kids :)

greetingarts said...

You're back! Yay!

My favorite Christmas tradition is taking the girls out one night in their warm pjs and fleece blankets, and driving around looking at all the Christmas lights.

What's yours? :0)

Jen! said...

My favorite Christmas tradition is baking a ton of cookies and sharing them with everyone I know!

Jane said...

Welcome back, Junie Moon! Hope you had fun in sunny Florida! It's a bit chilly here the last few days - makes it seem "Christmas-y" - nice!
We have so many Christmas traditions - tree ornaments, the felt Advent calendar, Christmas Eve service, and more - but I think the first thing I think of is the cookies and gingerbread houses. Such a joy to see my grown children continue these traditions.
Jane - Jacksonville

Colleen said...

Congrats on the book success!

Goodness, the holidays have changed so much over the years and there aren't many "traditions" left, but one has kept on: Even though I am all grown up and way past needing new pjs for Christmas Eve, my Pops still insists we go shopping for a new pair the day after Thanksgiving (along with a stop for a yummy lunch). We have been doing this for 35 years now - we started when I was two.

GreenStyleMom said...

I'd love to get my hands on some of the projects in that book!

My favorite Christmas tradition is decorating the tree. All of our ornaments have special meaning (mostly as souvenirs from places we've traveled) so we reminisce with each one.

sassypriscilla said...

Welcome back! Your blog has been missed. I'm excited to see your projects i the book.

Our traditions usually involve some type of crafts that didn't get finished meltdowns and wine-drinking. Seriously though, I love Christmas movies (Holiday Inn, Its a Wonderful Life, Going My Way, Bells of St Marys, A Christmas Story, etc). In fact, I can't find the Bishop's Wife on at all this season. Just watched Christmas in Connecticut for the first time. What a hoot. Oh shoot, I should have my own blog for this.

Anyway, we always have a sibling Christmas that started on Christmas Eve when we were kids (4 of us) and now is usually after Christmas and just us adults. Christmas day is spent at my parents' home in all sorts of unwrapping chaos.

In our home, Jeff and I are each giving Aidan one gift and he is making one for us. I'll be making him something and Jeff is thinking Tinker Toys. It will be quiet and special. Aidan will open his Santa gifts on Christmas morning and then we'll head to Grandma and Grandpa's for the aforementioned chaos.

Anonymous said...

Would LOOOVE to win this book!!

Our favorite family tradition is gathering at my parent's house for Christmas lunch. We all hold hands and say the blessing, eat (each adult has prepared a favorite dish since my parents are elderly) and then pile into the living room so that I can pass out gifts to the grandchildren. We have always done it just this way; my parents just relax and enjoy having us all together in their home!

ckirkland3@suddenlink.net

kim said...

Yay, you're back!!! Hope you had a wonderful time!!

(I'm not entering, I already won something wonderful from you!)

karen said...

Welcome back. The book looks wonderful.

My favourite Christmas tradition is opening stockings filled by Santa.

Hope your Christmas is happy!

Lorrie said...

Welcome back! I hope you're enjoying getting the house fluffed up for Christmas.

One of my favorite Christmas traditions is after the feasting and presents when the family relaxes together in the living room, playing games, drinking apple cider or hot chocolate, snacking and laughing. Just being together is wonderful.

Lorrie

Jane said...

One of my favorite traditions is to make animal shaped sugar cookies (the pigs are especially cute) and then give them along with a donation to Heifer International. So pig cookies for a pig donation, or goats or sheep. Cute, fun, worthwhile!

katevet said...

my favorite tradition is having people over and eating like there's no tomorrow :) great giveaway!

a.din said...

Since I am the only member of my family to have moved away, my Christmas tradition has become just coming home. I'm a two day drive right now, but preparing for the 1,500 miles in a few weeks!

Sue said...

My favorite Christmas tradition is making pieroge with my family. We all get together, my parents, husband and kids and spend an afternoon together making these delicious Polish dumplings for Christmas Eve Valia (dinner) at my house. We make the work fun and think back to when my grandparents and my husband's parents were alive and made these treats for their families. I hope my own children carry on the tradition in years to come.

Kiva @ Farmstead Lady said...

What a lovely giveaway!

We have lots of great traditions but my fave is probably making cookies.

Mayya @ Sew Chic and Unique said...

Great giveaway how very sweet of you!
I have my eye on this book as i read so many great reviews.
I wont share my christmas tradition as i am not christian but as a muslim we celebrate Eid and the one is my MIL gathers all of her children for lunch and they are a big family of 6 brothers and 6 sisters!
So having them all with their kids is just a great way for the kids to get to know each other and its a great tradition of making sure we are all together year after year!

nicolette said...

Good to see you’re back!

The Christmas tradition I love best is to visit a suburban district, where they put out all the electrical lights on Christmas Eve between 17.00 and 20.00 hrs. All houses, shops and churches only have candlelight and children walk around with lanterns.

Anonymous said...

Love to enter my name in the drawing and love your blog!

Our favorite tradition is picking out the Christmas tree. Even now that the kids are grown and on their own it can still take a LONG time to find that perfect fir - then checking out all the house lights on the way home - and hot chocolate while we set the tree up.
Kathryn
KThomp5362@aol.com

African Kelli said...

My favorite tradition is creating a list of projects I am going to make for others. I love to give gifts and Christmas is such a great time to spoil those I love!
(I also love opening my stocking.)

Erika said...

Great give-a-way - Thanks!

My favorite holiday tradition is one we just started a few years ago, now that my siblings and I are all adults. We go to "midnight" church (which is at 11pm at our church) and then we go back to Mom and Dad's for a nightcap. So much fun to sit around together and tell stories about the weird things our relatives did that night, or how Dad fell asleep during church. It's a great family time!

Jules @ MoonCat Farms said...

I would love a copy! I've been eyeballing it since I first read about it.

My favorite tradition in our family is that we each put things in the others' stockings. I buy stocking stuffers all year long. It is so much fun to see what everyone has found!

Thanks for the giveaway.

Anonymous said...

My favorite tradition is leaving out milk and cookies for Santa and reindeer. the kids are in their
20's now but we still have to do it.
emms4s@aol.com

Barbara P. said...

My favorite tradition is driving around the town looking at all the Christmas lights and decorations. This year my daughter is 4 and really enjoying the lights with me. We've already had one night and are planning a few more including one to the city to see the "big lights"

Thanks for the giveaway. That book looks great.

Lunachance said...

One of my favorite things to do around the holidays is to pick a tag from a giving tree and buy something for someone who does not have enough. This year, the tag I got is for a newborn baby boy -- the mother is only asking for a diaper bag. So, she will be getting a diaper bag full of stuff. So far, I have a receiving blanket, a warm weather outfit (made of polar fleece), a sports onsie, and I still have some shopping to do. I always like to include a disposable camera, as I feel like the neediest probably do not have a camera available and there can not be too many photos of someone's baby.

Lunachance

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

I'm glad I had a chance to enter your give away June! I have not had a chance to order this book for my friend from Amazon as yet as it was hectic between my foot problem and preparing to go to Colorado last week. I'm sorry you missed my give away.

We have many holiday traditions but one of my favorites is going to Rockefeller Center to see the Christmas tree! The decorations in the store windows, all the happy people that are gathered and the smell of roasting chestnuts from the food vendors carts all make the visit a perfect day in the city!

gottahavemoxie said...

First of all I have to say that I love reading your blog. I have two favorite traditions, the first being our advent calendar. A friend made it for us when my kids were babies, we still use and my kids still look forward to using it every year. The second is our breakfast dinner of Cedar Smoked Salmon and other goodies, which we munch on all through the day.
Hope you have a wonderful holiday.
Wendy

Anonymous said...

Hi June - so glad you're back, I always miss your blog when you take a few days off!

When I was growing up we'd go to evening church service, then my parents would drive around the neighborhood and we'd oohhh and ahhhh at all the beautiful Christmas lights and decorations. It was a much anticipated family time.

Barbara

Iampegasus said...

Cleaning house all day. Dressing up in our Sunday best at 6pm. Singing a song with my sisters before getting our Christmas presents! I miss the good old days. :)

a pink-bee said...

What a neat prize ! Hope your holidays are happy :)
crystal

a pink-bee said...

Forgot my favoite tradtion ~ going to pick out our tree ~ which is this weekend

throuthehaze said...

My favorite tradition is decorating the Christmas tree
throuthehaze at gmail dot com

Filipa Sompy said...

I found your blog yesterday and loved it! I'm definitely following you. ;)

My favorite Christmas tradition is choosing or making a meaningful present to my loved ones each year! Speaking of which, I must hurry! ^^

sompy_stuff@hotmail.com

I'm also having a giveaway on my blog, please join if you'd like - http://soscraft.blogspot.com