and some of the winners are…

First of all I would like to thank all of you for your wonderful comments and recipes…This is a present for everyone to get a bunch of great recipes…I wish I was cooking more this year, but that’s just the way it goes…I think I am finally starting to feel what I would call better and not just saying I am better…but i know it will take awhile for me to be 100%.  So I know you are all waiting to see who won some prizes…just so you know this is on the up and up…Amy is here making patterns…see the folded paper…she picked the three winners…I have nothing to do with it…so although I love the comments I cannot be bribed.

The first prize is FQ bundle from Moda-French General-  won by Rachel Childress-childressrk@yahoo.com

the second prize is a charm pack from Moda-Gatherings-won by Patti —michfarmgal@yahoo.com

the third prize is a jelly roll from Moda-Civil War Crossing-won by Kathy G-kg4baskets@aol.com

WINNERS  please email me your addresses so Santa may deliver….

You still all have 10 more chances to win!  LB

47 Responses to “and some of the winners are…”

  1. December 21, 2010 at 12:33 pm

    Oh my goodness, I meant to comment yesterday and I got caught up in cookie making. I’d love to be entered into your giveaway. Such wonderful things. And I have to tell you that I’m having a wonderful time with the BOM I’m receiving from you – Farmer’s Wife. I can’t wait to finish it!

    • 2 Rosie
      December 22, 2010 at 4:28 pm

      Lisa, glad to hear you’re feeling better.
      Here is a Christmas cookie that my family always enjoy. It’s light and yummy.
      Christmas Mint Cookie:
      2 egg whites ; 1/4 teaspoon salt. Beat this till stiff
      Gradually add to egg white 3/4 cup sugar, 1/2 teaspoon vanilla. Beat for 5 minutes.
      Fold in 1/2 cup chocolate chips (the mini ones work the best) and 2 tablespoons crushed peppermint candy.
      Drop by teaspoon onto greased cookie sheet.
      Bake 250 degree for 45 minutes.

  2. 3 Janet
    December 21, 2010 at 12:47 pm

    I love your blog — I check it everyday! I especially enjoy your pictures — they give me lots of inspiration.
    Take care and Merry Christmas!

    Favorite recipe:
    Cheese Ball
    1 stick butter or margarine
    8 oz. cream cheese
    8 oz. Merk’s brand (or any brand) sharp cheddar cheese spread
    1/4 chopped green olives
    1/4 chopped black olives
    Blend together, place in bowl, top with chopped walnuts, and serve with crackers.

  3. December 21, 2010 at 12:55 pm

    OMG…..gift opportunities from Primitive Gatherings…….

    How lucky could a woman get during her holiday preparations!

    A hectic time for all of us……..


  4. 5 Patti O'Donnell
    December 21, 2010 at 12:55 pm

    So many beautiful ideas are dancing in my head.

  5. 6 Jan R.
    December 21, 2010 at 1:11 pm

    Thank you Lisa for this extra Christmas goodie for us! I have been reading all the wonderful recipes! I think I may just have to try them all!!!! What a great idea you had – especially for this time of year!
    You are quite an inspiration and I just love having Primitive Gatherings projects (as in MANY!!!!) to work on throughout the year! Have a very Merry Christmas, feel better ok? And here’s to a wonderful, fun filled, PROJECT FILLED 2011!

  6. 7 Vicki
    December 21, 2010 at 1:46 pm

    Merry Christmas! Please sign me up for a chance to win a gift.

  7. 8 Sherrie Davis
    December 21, 2010 at 2:18 pm

    I love this easy and quick dessert.
    Chocolate Chip Cheesecake

    2 pkg. Pillsbury chocolate chip cookie dough.
    Press one package of cookie dough onto the bottom of a 9 x 13 pan.

    Mix 3 packages of cream cheese softened (8 0z. each) with 3 eggs, 3/4 cup sugar and 1 tsp. vanilla. Pour over cookie dough.

    Slice 2nd package of cookie dough and lay over top of filling. It will blend together as it bakes.

    Bake 350 for 50 minutes till brown. Good warm or cool.

  8. 9 Janet Johnson
    December 21, 2010 at 2:33 pm

    Microwave Peanut Brittle

    1 c. sugar
    1/2 c. white corn syrup
    1 c. roasted salted peanuts
    1 tsp. butter
    1 tsp. vanilla
    1 tsp. soda

    *In a 1 1/2 quart glass csserole dish (I use my 8 c. Pyrex measuring bowl), stir together sugar and syrup. Microwave on High for 4 min. Stir in peanuts. Microwave on High for 3 1/2 min. until light brown. Add butter and vanilla, blending well. Microwave on High 2 min. more. Add soda and stir until light and foamy.

    Pour onto greased cookie sheet* and let cool. When cool, break into small pieces and store in airtight container.

    *Be sure to prepare greased cookie sheet before starting candy as it hardens quickly.

  9. 10 Peggy
    December 21, 2010 at 2:51 pm

    So happy for those who won. The fabrics are beautiful.

  10. 11 Rachel Childress
    December 21, 2010 at 2:51 pm

    I was about to go to bed (it’s almost 10PM here in Germany) and I decided to check my email, and saw that I won!!! I never win anything! I couldn’t be more excited!!! How WONDERFUL! 🙂 Thank you so much! I will send you my address. God bless you, and I hope you have a Merry Christmas! 🙂

  11. 12 judith
    December 21, 2010 at 2:59 pm

    I can’t believe all the fantastic recipes! There are enough for a wonderful cook book!

  12. 13 Karen Griffin
    December 21, 2010 at 3:13 pm

    Love your web site and you store.My favoite cookies to make at Christmas are Pecan Lady Fingers, soooooo good. Karen G.

  13. December 21, 2010 at 3:36 pm


    Merry Christmas and Happy 2011 when it gets here. I just love your stuff, order things on occasion but really want to visit your shop. Keep inspiring me and showing me things I can’t live without!

    Robin in cold Virginia

  14. December 21, 2010 at 3:56 pm

    oh my favorite holiday tradition that I make with my daughters is a toll house pie…if you love choc this is the pie to make!

    and of course it has to be warm out of the oven!!!!!

    Congrats to the winners so far!
    always fun to get surprises in the mail!
    Merry Christmas to you and your family and staff!

  15. 16 pam schmitt
    December 21, 2010 at 4:10 pm

    Well I hope you feel better Lisa. I’ve been there and it takes a long time to get back to 100% Hoping I can win one of those prizes. I have some cute patterns I can use that fabric with. Some friends of mine are talking about coming to a retreat there. We would love it I know especially if it’s close to your shop. I’ve been there once and order online usually. Live too far away otherwise I would be at the shop all the time. Love wool and civil war fabrics.

  16. 17 Sue Schultz
    December 21, 2010 at 4:14 pm

    Beautiful fabric. Please add my name for a chance to win. I will come back and share my fudge recipe but don’t have it with me right now. Lisa, I wanted to tell you I was able to purchase a fat quarter bundle of your Muslin’s you created for Moda. The quilt shop I got it from had ordered it from the quilt market sample spree. I was excited to see it. You did a great job. It is nice to have a fat quarter of each of the colors so I can know which color I want to order for future projects.

  17. 18 betty terrell
    December 21, 2010 at 4:53 pm

    The gifts looks like a lot of fun. I have made eleven quilts for Christmas from my stash. A win would help rebuild my stash.
    Thanks for the chance to win.
    Betty in MO

  18. 19 Karen
    December 21, 2010 at 5:38 pm

    I would love to win. Beautiful fabrics.

  19. 20 Nancy E
    December 21, 2010 at 5:53 pm

    Congrats to the winners! I have been enjoying looking at all the recipes that have been submitted.

  20. 21 Kristy
    December 21, 2010 at 5:57 pm

    Congrats to todays’ three winners…….what a Merry Christmas they will have with that luscious fabric. I will remain hopeful…..isn’t that what Christmas is all about? HOPE!

  21. 22 Sue Schultz
    December 21, 2010 at 8:06 pm

    Ok, back with the fudge recipe! Fanny Farmer Fudge
    2 sticks butter & 1 cup milk. Heat on stovetop in large pot, add 4 cups sugar. Stir until dissolved. It is important that it dissolves well. Stir in 25 large marshmallows. Bring to a boil. Take off heat. Add 13 oz. Hershey Bar, 2 oz. baking chocolate, and 12 oz nestles semi-sweet chocolate chips. Stir until in melts. Add 1 cup choppe nuts (optional). Vanilla if desired. Pour into 9×13 pan sprayed with Pam and put in the refrigerator to cool. My family loves this fudge.
    Merry Christmas!! Sue

  22. 23 Janet Larsen
    December 21, 2010 at 8:20 pm

    The prizes bring excitement to the Santa’s at this time of year!
    A favorite family recipe is HOT BEEF DIP —

    1 pkg. (8 oz.) Cream Cheese
    Cut into small bits — 3 pkgs. of 3 1/2 oz. dried beef
    1/2 onion
    1/2 green pepper
    Combine above and add 3 (16 oz. each) containers of sour cream.
    Bake at 350 for 1 hour.


  23. 24 Janet Larsen
    December 21, 2010 at 8:32 pm

    Wouldn’t it be fun for a Santa to win this time of year!

    Our family favorite recipe — HOT BEEF DIP

    Mix 1 pkg. (8 oz.) cream cheese
    Cut into small bits — 3 pkgs. (3 1/2 oz. each) dried beef
    1/2 onion
    1/2 green pepper
    Combine and add 3 (16 oz. each) containers sour cream
    Bake at 350 F. for 1 hour.


  24. 25 Dina Tabbert
    December 21, 2010 at 8:39 pm

    Thanks for all of the Christmas fun. It’s been a nice “escape” from all of the to do lists to come to your blog and see what’s new and exciting. It’s also been fun to change up the traditional Christmas cookies with some of the wonderful new recipes from the blog hop. Have a very Merry Christmas!

  25. 26 Kathy W. in Il.
    December 21, 2010 at 9:54 pm

    Merry Christmas, Lisa!
    We enjoy “Hot Uglies” every Xmas Eve for munchies. Mix together 1 c. grated cheddar, 1 c. grated montery jack, 1 c. finely chopped green onions, 1 c. mayo, 7 oz. can of ripe olives chopped, and 1 c. finely chopped mushrooms. Spread on plain cocktail rye bread. Place on lightly greased cookie sheet. Bake at 350 about 10 min.
    Wishing you and your loved ones many blessings in 2011!

  26. 27 Bettie Karki
    December 21, 2010 at 10:34 pm

    Merry Christmas…. Wonderful and easy Holiday appetizer: One block cream of cheese, softened covered with – 1/2 can whole cranberry sauce mixed with 1/4 c orange marmalade and 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper. Serve with Ritz crackers….

  27. December 21, 2010 at 10:57 pm

    Lisa…Just checked the site before turning my computer off; What a surprise to have my name chosen!!! Thank you for the jelly roll! I know exactly what I shall do with it! Merry Christmas to you and all! KathyG

  28. December 22, 2010 at 10:16 am

    So sorry, I forgot to bring the Cheese Cake recipe! Tomorrow for sure. A very yummy and sought after Christmas dessert.

  29. 30 Linda
    December 22, 2010 at 10:53 am

    Hope this finds you feeling better—-maybe someone is telling you to slow down. Have a fun holiday—filled with God’s blessings. Merry Christmas, Linda
    PS–Thanks for helping me spend my retirement!!!

    Adapted favorite new “eats”

    2 sweet potatoes cut in chunks with skin
    l crisp apple cut in chunks with skin
    1/2 cup craisins or a handful
    some butter
    sprinkle with brown sugar and cinnamon
    Double, triple, or whatever to accomitate however many you have
    Roast uncovered for about an hour at 350 or whatever
    This can also be made in a steam bag, but I like it roasted better. Enjoy

  30. 31 Colleen Sowinski
    December 22, 2010 at 11:10 am

    Thank you so much for a great website and blog – visit daily – order lots. Wish I lived closer to your shop! You, staff and family have a great holiday and feel better soon.
    Cranberry Relish
    4 cups fresh cranberries
    1 1/2 cups sugar
    Combine in microwave glass bowl
    Microwave 7 minutes, 50% power
    Microwave 7 minutes, 50% power
    Add 1/2 cup Brandy
    Chill overnight.

  31. 32 SHARYN
    December 22, 2010 at 12:47 pm

    Hi Lisa. Christmas is such a wonderful time of year and I wish more people would carry their goodwill feelings all year long.

    My families all time favorite, have to have it at every get together is my Broccoli Casserole. Easy and delicious. And best if you can make it the night before then cook the next day before serving. Which helps with the crazies the day of the meal.

    3 bunches fresh broccoli/ cleaned and cut up into bits OR 3 bags frozen broccoli
    2 cans cream mushroom soup/ I mix a can of mushroom and a can of cream of chicken
    3/4 cup milk
    2 cups grated cheddar cheese
    2 cups Bisquick
    2-3 tablespoons butter

    cook broccoli, drain and place in bottom of 9 x 11 cake pan that was sprayed w/Pam
    stir milk into soups and pour over top of broccoli. Spread cheese over top of soup.
    Mix the butter into the bisquick using a fork till crumbly. Spread over top of cheese.
    Bake in 425 degree oven for 25 mins or until lightly browned and bubbly on sides.

    Keep on blogging. It’s the first thing I look at on the Web everyday!!
    Merry Christmas to you and your family.

    Sharyn in Dubuque, Ia

  32. 33 Carmen
    December 22, 2010 at 2:37 pm

    Love the Settler’s Pride BOM colors. Haven’t started mine yet, but I have all the kits from you sitting here so when I’m finished with one or two WIP’s I can get going on that one!! Thanks for all the great inspiration! Oh…..please enter me into your drawing:)

  33. 34 Geri
    December 22, 2010 at 6:24 pm

    I love all these recieps. Sherrie, I can’t wait to try yours.

    I have a great dip for crackers. Hot pepper jelly, any kind and cream cheese mixed together on crackers. Wonderful. Please enter me in your drawing. Would love anything as a prize. Love your store. Can’t wait to come back. Geri

  34. 35 janet chrzanowski
    December 22, 2010 at 7:14 pm

    Here is a very popular Cheese Ball recipe
    2 – 8 oz. pkg. cream cheese, softened
    1 stick butter, softened
    1/2 c. chopped, green onion tops
    1/2 c. chopped, green olives
    a generous shake of garlic salat

    Combine ingredients and shape as desired (bell for Christmas, football for Super Bowl, etc).
    Chill for short time then roll in chopped pecans.
    Chill several hours or overnight before serving. DO NOT substitute the garlic SALT nor the PECANS.
    Always a crowd pleaser. Janet

  35. 36 Joanne O
    December 22, 2010 at 7:20 pm

    Lisa – Every year, I make this recipe for my neighbors. I baked it yesterday, dropped it off last night, saw my neighbor this morning and she told me the entire cake was gone already! The original recipe is for Irish Whiskey Cake/Bread, but they love rum across the street! So when I make it for them, I use Rum. Since I married into and Irish family, I use Irish Whiskey for our cake! The recipe is as follows:

    1 yellow cake mix
    1/2 cup oil
    1 3.4 oz box of instant vanilla pudding (non cook pudding)
    1/2 cup Irish Whiskey or Rum
    1/2 cup water
    4 eggs

    Grease and flour a bundt pan or 2 loaf pans. Mix everything and bake at 325 degress for 40 – 60 minutes. When a toothpick comes out clean, cake is done. Cake will get brown on top. Put glaze on while hot. Cool cake 30 minutes in pan. Glaze is as follows:

    1 cup sugar
    1/2 cup margarine (I use butter)
    1/4 cup Irish Whiskey or Rum
    1/4 cup water

    Boil the above ingredients for 2 – 3 minutes. Pour over cake.


    I get my glaze going right before the cake gets out of the oven. After removing the cake from the oven, I leave it in the bundt pan and poke holes in it with a wood skewer. Then I slowly pour the glaze over the cake while it is still in the pan. I let is sit in the pan for 30 minutes then tip upside on a plate. Sometimes you have to loosen the edges before you tip it out. I decorate the top with candied red and green cherries. Wish I would have taken a pic of it yesterday before I took it over there!

  36. 37 Janelle
    December 22, 2010 at 7:28 pm

    I LOVED your idea about melting the chocolate for peanut clusters in the crock pot!!! It would have been so much easier for all those cake balls I made ….

    This recipe is delish:
    Bake a German chocolate cake according to directions. When cool, break into pieces in a large bowl and add 1 tub of ready-made coconut-pecan frosting. Roll into bite-sized balls and then dip in almond bark or melted semi-sweet chocolate. You can add sprinkles, or drizzle with contrasting bark for decoration. Easy and yummy!

  37. 38 Lisa Z.
    December 22, 2010 at 10:02 pm

    We have a favorite dip that is great with crackers or vegetables. Pretzel thins are great too.
    Low-fat ingredients can be substituted if desired.

    1/2 cup mayonnaise
    1/2 cup sour cream
    1/2 cup ranch dressing
    1/2 cup shredded parmesan cheese
    1/4 cup crumbled bacon(I have had good results with the bacon sold in jars in the salad aisle)

    Mix together. Chill and serve.

    I have really enjoyed the recipes and find your site very inspiring.

  38. 39 Joleen
    December 22, 2010 at 10:31 pm

    It didn’t take me long to decide which is my favorite recipe to share. I just hope my sister doesn’t give you the same one, since we are both LB blog junkies!!!
    My recipe is for Swedish Kringle.

    1 cup flour
    1/4 cup crisco
    Sprinkle salt
    1/4 cup cold water
    Mix like a pie crust and pat in a round pan.(the style of pan you would put under a pie plate to keep it from bubbling over in the oven)

    1 cup water
    1 stick marg or butter
    Cook until marg melts and its boiling, remove from heat then add:

    1 cup flour
    3 eggs
    1 tsp vanilla
    1 tsp almond flavoring
    Mix well and spoon on crust. Bake at 375 for 45 minutes or until golden brown. Cool completely. Then frost with recipe below.

    5 tlbs. Margarine or butter
    3 cups powdered sugar
    3 tlbs. Evaporated milk
    3/4 tsp. Vanilla
    3/4 tsp. Almond flavoring

    Beat well with hand mixer until smooth. Spread on cooled crust and can top with sliced
    almonds and maraschino cherries.


  39. 40 Avon Bingham
    December 23, 2010 at 12:50 am

    A great recipe for this time of year is my cheese ball.

    2-8oz pkg. cream cheese
    1/4 c chopped olives
    2 C sharp cheddar cheese give or take a little
    2 T mayonnaise (do not use miracle whip)
    1/8 t garlic salt
    `/8 t Beau Monde seasoning from Spice Island
    ( I have left this out if I couldn’t find it)
    1 T grated onion on fine grate
    (you get almost a juice with pulp)
    form into a ball and roll in chopped pecans or sliced almonds
    add crackers and enjoy

  40. 41 Avon Bingham
    December 23, 2010 at 12:51 am

    A great recipe for this time of year is my cheese ball.

    2-8oz pkg. cream cheese
    1/4 c chopped olives
    2 C sharp cheddar cheese give or take a little
    2 T mayonnaise (do not use miracle whip)
    1/8 t garlic salt
    1/8 t Beau Monde seasoning from Spice Island
    ( I have left this out if I couldn’t find it)
    1 T grated onion on fine grate
    (you get almost a juice with pulp)
    form into a ball and roll in chopped pecans or sliced almonds
    add crackers and enjoy

  41. 42 LONA
    December 23, 2010 at 9:37 am

    Family favorite cheese dip

    2-8 oz cream cheese (if you use reduced-fat cream cheese, use 1 of those and 1 regular or it gets
    1 small can of crushed pineapple drained
    1 tbsp chopped onion
    1 tsp Lawry’s seasoning salt
    1/4 cup green pepper
    1 cup pecans, chopped
    Mix all together and chill.
    The original recipe calls to use 1/2 of the pecans, form into a ball and roll into the rest of the pecans- but we use it as a dip instead,

    Thanks for the chance to win.
    Keep up the good work- you have an assortment of wonderful projects that are always so tempting and inspiring.
    Merry Christma

  42. 43 Susan Jonak
    December 23, 2010 at 2:48 pm

    I love getting new (tried and recomended) recipes-making the soft ginger cookies tomorrow. Happy Holidays-what a great blog!

  43. 44 Peggy McGinn
    December 23, 2010 at 6:11 pm

    I found your website after visiting your booth in Des Moines. Your booth was so much fun! Continue to feel better and have a Merry Christmas!

  44. 45 Marcia W.
    December 24, 2010 at 4:03 pm

    Congratulations to the winners. Merry Christmas Eve. Pumpkin Soup recipe. Cook a pumpkin until soft. Cool. Drain the water off. Puree in a food processor until some smooth and some chunky. Fill a small saucepan half full of the pumpkin. Add a dash of salt, quarter of cup of lite brown sugar, small cubes of candied ginger, touch of cinnamon and fresh ground nutmeg. Then, add heavy cream or milk until has a thick soup consistency. Warm over a low heat stiring continually so won’t stick to pan and scorch (like milk and sugar based sauces are prone to do). Serve in small soup cups – garnish with more cinnamon if desired. Delish!

  45. 46 Marcia W.
    December 24, 2010 at 4:07 pm

    I have difficulty seeing where to post. Here goes again.
    Congratulations to the winners. Merry Christmas Eve. Pumpkin Soup recipe. Cook a pumpkin until soft. Cool. Drain the water off. Puree in a food processor until some smooth and some chunky. Fill a small saucepan half full of the pumpkin. Add a dash of salt, quarter of cup of lite brown sugar, small cubes of candied ginger, touch of cinnamon and fresh ground nutmeg. Then, add heavy cream or milk until has a thick soup consistency. Warm over a low heat stiring continually so won’t stick to pan and scorch (like milk and sugar based sauces are prone to do). Serve in small soup cups – garnish with more cinnamon if desired. Delish!

  46. 47 Joyce
    December 29, 2010 at 6:02 pm

    Thanks Lisa! The Primitive Muslin Jelly Roll arrived today! Hmmmmmmmm what to do with it!
    I’m really glad you came out with some primitive muslins – they are great (much better than the tea dyed muslin from Marcus – just my opinion)

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