Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Day 5 at Holiday Lane Pillow 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...

Tuesday November 27
Insanity Defense ) not up yet
Ginger Snaps Quilts not up yet

           Here are our top 3...

This was most certainly one of of our favourites this morning...made with wool, it is striking, the red piping, the snowman, the smoke out of the chimneys. well all of it soooo darn appealing, we want to live on that lane lol...

 This lady brought a smile as her pillow was in flight..you must check it out...lovely stitching
and the colours balanced so well with the background and her gorgeous Santa...

 And we adored this one, reminded us of a cottage lane...the colours very welcoming...
love the details on her trees.....lit up our morning...

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 adore today's picks...who could resist that flying pillow, especially with a little Santa in tow! And the woolen pillow is just so wonderful! Love the wonderful variety that I have seen today and throughout this hop.

  2. I love seeing all the different styles of the same pattern

  3. Love these picks for today. The one with the Santa and reindeer is such a cute idea.

  4. Cute picks and cute pillows today!

  5. I had to come and see who you chose for top 3 and I love your choices... I knew the first one up there would make it! I love all of that embellishing! I think I shall make a second one in wools! A trip to the thrift store first!

  6. Love the wool pillow with Santa and his sleigh! That wool looks like it would be soft and comforting.

  7. More great choices. The colors and details are all terrific.

  8. My day is tomorrow; almost ready! Thanks for allowing me to be a part of the hop, Madame Samm.

  9. Another great day and so much fun to visit all the sites. Thanks as I always say!

  10. Wool and flannel and cotton, oh my! Great choices again.

  11. The pillow flight was definitely my favourite pillow and picture! Great day, on to reading today's now!


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