Friday, November 18, 2011

Secret Santa Swap

  1. What are your hobbies? Quilting and Sewing, reading, movies, ZUMBA!
  2. What are your favorite colors? sage, purples, cranberries
  3. Do you collect anything? Thimbles, Fat Quarters, Anything with bees and/or honey on them
  4. Are you allergic to any fibers or animals? No
  5. Do you have any pets? Angel the tabby cat, and Mr. Pickles, lavender tipped siamese
  6. Coffee, Tea, or Chocolate? COFFEE! I'm from the northwest so it's our default setting for the most part
  7. What do you like to read? Crafting and quilting books and magazines
  8. Do you prefer Cookies or Candies as a sweet? homemade cookies - snickerdoodles are my favorite
  9. What is your favorite holiday treat? soft gingerbread cookies (the ones from Starbucks are awesome)
  10. Describe your favorite holiday tradition. Perusing craft and quilting bazaars, annual Christmas party with my quilt group, going to see the Nutcracker production
  11. Did you believe in Santa as a child? YES!
  12. When do you open presents? Usually Christmas Eve we open gifts, Christmas morning we open the stockings and have a light brunch that includes cinnamon rolls & hot cocoa
  13. Do you put up a tree and when? If not, how do you celebrate? We usually put up our tree Thanksgiving weekend. I prefer the fresh smell of a real tree. Each year we choose a different theme for the tree. However, we always have some of our same traditional ornaments on the tree regardless of the current theme. Last year, our Christmas tree theme was GIRAFFES. Yes, you read correctly. My 20 year old daughter is an avid collector and it made for an interesting Christmas tree.
  14. Does your tree have a theme? (see above)
  15. What has been your favorite gift to give? to receive? I love to give to the Angel Tree ministry in our church. I also love to give to local food banks. My quilt group donates quilts to various charity projects as well. This year we are in process of making 60 pillow cases and quilts for a local homeless shelter - 1 for each bed.