Sunday, December 1, 2013

2nd Day of Giveaway

I have received so many nice comments about the things you love about the holiday season.  What a joy to read all of them.  Please keep them coming!  I will read them all and then pick the winner on Dec. 8th. 

If you click on this link http://leisureartsblog.blogspot.com/2013/11/talking-with-mary-jane-carey-about.html  you will see an interview I did with Leisure Arts about the holiday season and my book called "Christmas Sparkle" that they published. 

I'm also going to post in the next few days a little glimpse of my very newest fabric collection (due to ship in May 2014) and guess what?  It's a Christmas line.


Here I am in 1952.  You can just see a little glimpse of my Mother in the background.  And of course, we had tinsel on the tree.  And you will note the lovely hair - I think my Mother liked to give both my sister and I perms since we had baby fine, straight hair.  What a winner this photo is. 


21 comments:

  1. The log cabin quilt in Christmas Sparkle is lovely.

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  2. Very cute! I used to love to put tinsel on the tree. But i sure hated taking it off! We saved it from year to year and had to lay it out straight in a cardboard container to store it. I just asked hubby Friday if we were going to put tinsel on our tree this year and his answer was a resounding "NO!" :)

    Sandy A

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  3. I love tinsel and just decorated my tree today. Of course it has tinsel!

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  4. Cute picture! I remember putting tinsel on our tree when I was young, I thought it it made the tree so pretty. :-)

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  5. I had a dress just like that...Great childhood picture.

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  6. I love the picture of you in 1952 - I love going through all the old family photos at Christmas, digital ones aren't the same!

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  7. I love everything about the holiday season. Baking, decorating, shopping for just the right gift, and holiday get togethers. Oh and the snow!!

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  8. My mother had tinsel on each and every branch, it hung without touching anything and her tree was just beautiful!! Those were the days weren't they ? Love the picture....

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  9. There are so many things about the Christmas season that I love. The lights for one. They make everything look much better. Just the all around beauty of this time of year makes me happier.

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  10. OMG Mary Jane, you are bringing back memories...yes we had the tinsel on the tree...lots of it...and my sisters and I had the 'Toni' home perms too, some days we looked like the curly kate pot scrubbers. This is sEw much fun. Happy stitching, Pauline

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  11. I remember putting tinsel on the tree when I was at home. I love going to and participating in the Christmas Eve service. I love getting together with my shrinking family. I love walking through an evening snowfall and looking at all the lights.

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  12. Old photos are great! The hairstyles and the fashions are always interesting!

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  13. i checked out your picture before i read what you wrote about it, and yes, I was going to mention the tinsel! Does anyone use that these days? Is it even for sale? I remember our tinsel laden trees. What memories!

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  14. What was it with mothers and curly hair back in the day. I had naturally curly hair which my mother was constantly trying to make do something other than what it did. Luckily she didn't try to perm my hair but my sister who had straight hair got those.

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  15. I love the too cute smile and the sweet dress!

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  16. LOVE THE REDS+GREENS OF THE SEASON!

    msstitcher1948@yahoo.com

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  17. I put an old pic of my sister and I sitting on santas lap years ago lol, thanks for the giveaway.
    smjohns63 at yahoo dot com

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  18. Cute picture! i remember having a tree with tinsel when I was young. My mother always let us decorate the tree. We had so much fun putting all of it on the tree.

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  19. I remember putting the tinsel on our tree, one strand at a time!

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  20. Your smile is just precious...you look like a very happy girl. So cute!

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