Monday, November 26, 2012

Day 4 of Holiday Lane Blog Hop

EVER since I saw this pillow last fall from 
our  sweet JiLL from  Jillily Studio, I fell in love with it...
Clearly a year later it still is one of my most favourite
designs from a very sweet lady  whom I admire...
She is witty, bright, inspiring and downright creative! 

SEW I called her and convinced her in my very firm way lol
that I WANTED this pillow pattern for our blog hop.
She finally accepted my reasoning...
"If I love it, everyone will love it too" lol

 Jill has a new book out,  new fabric line and this Holiday Lane pillow
pattern to share...This is "simple piecing and a little applique."..
( once the book and fabric comes in, I will be taking photos
to show you too)

I am excited to say the least to see what your HOLIDAY LANE
will look like..

Would you believe JILL and I have already discussed
next years HOLIDAY LANE PILLOW series...Yep...lol

SEW there you have it my dear blog hoppers, creators
and designers...This will be our very last blog hop for 2012...

I am feeling the HOLIDAY spirit already, ARE YOU?

 HERE are those on the hop today...

 Monday November 26

           Here are our top 3... 

AS soon as I laid my morning eyes on this one this morning
they POPPED, how vibrant, stimulating to all the senses...
a great choice in fabrics... well .....very appealing! 

And then I came across this one..all the stitching details..the stained glass in the window,
the wreath the garland, the birds.....very well done, just leaves you with a smile....

 and tell me who would not be over the top with red bows on the trees
and the background, and well everything..perfectly suited for any mantle...

YOU are going to love this 
lady as much as we all do ....She is a perfect cheerleader
for this event...She loves HOLIDAYS, she loves cheering everyone on, 
and  she loves this pillow
almost as much as I do lol..

I met Pauline almost 2 years ago. She was so quiet
and reserved, she had a voice but she did not use it very often..
I saw something in her..in fact I saw a lot....She is the QUEEN
of binding, she is a terrific embroideries', her quilts are divine...
She is passionate, funny, someone you are glad to know...

When I asked her about this hop...she embraced
is as much as the pillow blog hop idea...
I am sew glad she did....
She has found her voice! 

hate rules sew we call them guidelines...

#1 Everyone must turn off their word verification the day 
they are showing their Holiday Lane Project- PERIOD.

#2 Only 15 ladies with no blogs will be accepted,
it will be a first come, first serve basis.

#3 You must have your post ready at 
midnight E.S.T. If you are not
sure how to do that, we will guide you. 
( will do a tut for you if necessary)

#4 And most important, YOU
must add the names and links from
those who are on the hop the same
day as you. We want everyone
to find your Holiday spirited friends
as easily as they found you- PERIOD.

#5 All  Subscribed HOLIDAY LANE hoppers must

put button on their blog. ( please comply) 
( on the top right) 
copy code in gadgets
 html copy- that is it
( those who have no blogs, of course
you are omitted lol)

Winners of these bundles...
how you can win..

#1 if you participated in this hop, you can win...
#2 the top 3 who are highlighted here will also have an opportunity to win
#3 and all those who leave comments, ( each comment) gives you another chance...

Winners will be announced at the end of the hop....

Oh forgot to add...

P for Pinterest
YOU can see all the photos of this hop


  1. I love the top three! They are all fabulous!

  2. I've been enjoying each day's entries! Thanks!

  3. Rosemary B here:
    Happy Monday.
    I have all of today's blogs on my toolbar now and I am going to visit --- after I run around town this morning, then go to the gym. I am excited to see more massive creativity

    Have a sun and fun filled day

  4. Hi Madam Samm- Made it to work early so I could get the post posted- it IS UP! Thank You for allowing me to be a part of this hop!I will definitely be making a few more pillows! Now I am off to decorate 9 Christmas Trees with my Residents!

  5. I enjoy seeing all the different fabric choices for a single pattern. Thanks for the hop.

  6. Great choices! I loved the Lanes today.

  7. The pillows today were so cute! My little pillow has seen quite a "workout" since my 5 year old grandson got here. He has insisted on using it to sleep and nap on and even to prop up on when he sits to talk. I think a lot of little guys out there will enjoy some really nice pillows.

  8. The pillows are all so pretty. I love the first one the best because the shimmer of the fabrics make it look so beautiful.

  9. Excellent choices for the Top Three! That first pillow, well I just love that one. The colors are amazing. :)

  10. that first one would have been one of my picks too. something really neat about her fabric choices. love the other two also.

  11. Amazing colors and fabrics--love them all!

  12. Love seeing how each person has personalized their pillow! Thanks for another great hop!

  13. -absoutely amasing! I had never thought to see such a variety....

  14. Honeyyyyy... I am homeeee.. :)

    It has been a fabulous 16 days but it feels so good to be home! I am eager to get back to blogging each morning... For now I am going to go hopping around to see the pillows I have missed so far!

  15. There have been SO many great pillows: great colorways, great fabric selections and lots of wonderful additions and variations. Making the pillow was fun; seeing what everyone else has made is inspiring.


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