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Sunday, December 5, 2021

Virtual Christmas Cookie Exchange - Diamond Gnome Quilt Block and Pecan Cookie Bars

Welcome to 
Creatin' in the Sticks!

I'm excited to kick off the
where bloggers are sharing Christmas cookies recipes, traditions, 
and/or 
sewing projects.
Thank you, Carol, for including me!

Merry Christmas!


It's been a crazy year and I think we are all ready to start a new one.
Then Christmas comes along and things seem a little happier and brighter.
This gnome was supposed to be a larger project, but you know, life...

The block would be so cute in a quilt, but he is happy to be a
cheerful companion in the kitchen for me.

I am happy to share the free foundation paper pieced quilt block pattern, though.
Click HERE if you would like the free 7" finished 

But, maybe you came for the virtual cookies.


These are quick and easy Pecan Cookie Bars.
Like the pie without the goo and sooooo good.


If you want more cookie recipes, you are in luck.



Please leave each one a sweet comment.
Spread some Christmas cheer.

Thank you for stopping by
and
thank you, Carol for hosting this annual event!
It's hard to believe we've been doing this since 2013.
I don't really cook THAT much.  lol

Have the best holiday season!





38 comments:

Rebecca Smith said...

I love the gnome hot pad! Those pecan pie bars also sound amazing!

Elizabeth Coughlin said...

Your gnome is so charming! I no longer eat cookies, but those bars look yummy.

Inflorescencedesigns said...

Your pecan bars sound amazing! I love pecans but not really the gooey-ness of pecan pie so definitely going to have to try these! You little gnome is such a cutie too.

Stitchin At Home said...

The Gnome hot pad is so cute! Happy Holidays!

Carol said...

Thanks for the gnome pattern--very cute!! The pecan bars look amazing! That's a recipe I want to try.

Vicki in MN said...

Such cuteness, and the bars sound delicious.

Linda said...

Hi Carla, I love your gnome! Thanks for sharing that pattern. However, the first thing I did was save your recipe to my Recipes file! Your photo sucked me in - lol! I'll be making these for our Christmas cookie trays.

Brenda @ Songbird Designs said...

The gnome is so very cute, and the pecan cookie bars sound wonderful!! Thanks for sharing, Carla!

Jocelyn is Canadian Needle Nana said...

Hi Carla, very cute gnome in pretty fabrics and the pecan cookie bars sound delicious. A lovely post!

Carol S. said...

Oh goodness, that gnome is adorable and so fun! Life has been crazy for way too long, hasn't it. I'm ready for some Christmas peace, yummy treats, and family time. Those pecan cookie bars will definitely be part of my yummy treats! Thanks for sharing, Carla, and for hanging out with me for so many years. xo

Deonn @ Quiltscapes said...

Oh, yum, those look mouthwatering! And your little gnome is yummy too! So darling. I love this annual hop!

Danette said...

Thanks for the cookie recipe! It looks delicious and easy to bake! Your gnome will be a cute companion in the kitchen.

piecefulwendy said...

Gnomes and tasty cookie bars - what's not to like?! What a great post to start off the Hop!

Darlene of Creative Latitude said...

What an adorable gnome hot pad Carla and your pecan cookie bars look yummy. I definitely want to make some.

Needledmom said...

The little gnome is so cute. The pecan bars sound yummy too.

Lyndsey said...

The gnome is adorable and I must try the pecan cookie bars

Karrin Hurd said...

Love the gnome, thanks so much for the pattern! I have been on a gnome kick too this year. The cookies look scrumptious! Thanks so much for all you do!

For the love of geese said...

Awe, he is so adorable. Merry Christmas to you and your family and here's to a better year.

Kathleen said...

Adorable gnome and scrumptious-looking bars! Looking forward to 2022...the last 2 years have certainly been less than stellar.

Carol Andrews said...

Carla your little Gnome is just adorable! Thank you for the pecan bar recipe. I can feel my waist expanding as I’m drooling over it! 😉

Sewgirl said...

Thank you for sharing your darling gnome design. I have a friend who loves them and this will make a fun gift for her! Thanks for the yummy cookie recipe too!

Anorina @SameliasMum said...

Your gnome is a cutie-pie! Thanks for sharing the pattern with us.

Britt-Inger said...

Oh I love the gnome. It is such a cute hotbed. Thanks for sharing the pattern with us

Calicojoan said...

Awww…your Gnome is adorable. Thank you so much for the pattern. Those cookies sound fabulous. I’ve got to try this recipe!

Beatrice said...

The little gnome is so cute! And the pecan bars look delicious, thanks for sharing.

CathieJ said...

I love the little gnome and those pecan cookie bars look delicious. I love a bar cookie. So easy to make.

tink's mom said...

What a cutie pie your little gnome buddy is. Thanks so much for sharing him with us.
The pecan bar looks fabulously yummie.

wendy said...

LOVE the Gnome! I am addicted to Cookies and I can't resist a cookie recipe! Thank you!!!

Scrapatches said...

Cute Gnome and yummy looking cookies. Thank you for sharing in the hop ... :) Pat

Sheryl at TreasuredNest.com said...

I bet my dear hubby would loves those pecan bars.

Corrie said...

Those look good!

Cynthia said...

I look forward to trying out your recipe.

maggie fellow said...

adorable

Home Sewn By Us said...

Hi Carla! Oh, what a cute little gnome!! He is just perfect. Thanks for the link to how to make the block. {{Hugs}} ~smile~ Roseanne

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

Your gnome is so cute. Your cookie bars look yummy too.

Joy from Days Filled With Joy said...

Oh my goodness, your gnome is just adorable! I need to make one.. or two... :) The cookie bars looks delicious, I need to make some of them too! Thanks for sharing xx

Sharon said...

What a cute Gnome! Your cookie bars look delicious; we might give them a try on "baking day" this weekend. Thank you, and Merry Christmas!

Danice G said...

How cute! A gnome pot holder. The recipe sounds wonderful too.