Thursday, November 29, 2012

Day 8 of our Holiday Lane blog hop with 1 more day to go for giveaways...

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...

Thursday November 29

           Here are our top 3.

We wanted to lick this pillow, it looked sew delicious ...look at all those candy canes..
what a lovely tribute to the love of a Christmas confectionary. 
This lady always brings such variety in her creations...

And how could we overlook this whimsical stitchery pillow...WOW,there are a lot of delicate stitches here...and the designs of each house to make it sew unique...priceless it is...we loved the snowman trim ...and look another candy cane wreath....delightful! 

and we could not help but be drawn into this ladies pillow...look at her rooftops, 
the fabric brick choices...truly inspiring with the addition of the lamp post...a lot of thought
went into this one...

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. Good morning, Madame Samm! Wonderful pillows! You are up early today...I am still in my quilting chair so I must go look at them all!

  2. Great choice!! All pillows are perfect:)

  3. Good morning Samm. The pillows are all so wonderful and unique! You all did a great job Ladies.

  4. Just finished hopping!! We have 2 wordpress blogs today so after I wrote my comment, I found out they wouldn't post.

    We HAVE to know the maker/designer of that yummy fabric in pillow #3 above!! Those brick fabrics are gorgeous and the shooting stars in the background fabric are awesome! Gotta have some of it all!

  5. Oh my goodness, the creativity of these women takes my breath away!

  6. I've just completed another 'hop' through Holiday Lane and I'm in awe. It totally amazes me how well the ladies have created their own versions of this pattern. Well done everyone!

  7. Rosemary B here:
    Happy Thursday. Another day of amazing creativity.
    Hubbs and I are running off to Annapolis Maryland today to celebrate my daddy's 89th Birthday.

    I am gonna try to have a close look at the pillows this evening.
    this has been a very festive Blog Hop. Every single version of Jill's design is just marvelous!
    happy hopping everyone. I am really getting into the Christmas spirit!

  8. Oh Wow how cool, what a wonderful compliment to have my Holiday Lane pillow show in the top three!!! THANK YOU! Congratulations to the other ladies, they are so wonderful!! There are so many cute and beautiful versions out there. Can't wait to see what shows up tomorrow too!!!! It was a lot of fun making these projects. The redwork was my favorite until I made the ornament! I love ornaments especially handmade ones!

  9. Wowwee! Gorgeous choices, very yummy!

  10. I love the red and white pillow, very classy and fun. eatkin85@yahoo.com

  11. Today's stroll through Holiday Lane was so enjoyable. It is nice that you were able to firmly convince Jill to let us use this pattern--it has made for an amazing show of all the creativity out there.

  12. Lovely pillows.

    I was surfing blogs this week, and I feel like I came in the backdoor to this Blog Hop. I kept seeing the pillows "out there" in the blog world. I finally had to look into the Sew we Quilt site.

    I am so happy to read, you pintrest these lovely creations in one spot!

    I am suppose to be sewing sleep pants this week for Grandkids Christmas presents due next week. I would love to make a pretty pretty like these pillows.

  13. WHAT? I'm so excited to be a part of this (my FIRST blog hop)! It is really such an honor to be a part of such a talented group of women (and men?) that I wonder what I'M doing here? Oh yeah, I'm just admiring everybodies labours!

  14. Beautiful and very unique creations in this blog hop.

  15. I like all of them! The red and white is such a clever take on the design and the peppermint candy one is so cute too. The brick fabric works so well with the houses.

  16. I am playing catchup to see all of these beautiful pillows! Thanks to all for sharing their projects.

  17. All the pillows are beautiful but the redwork pillow caught my eye. Just love it.

  18. Just went to check all the wonderful blogs for today!! What fun and so many wonderful pillows.
    Thanks again.

  19. Another super day of creativity! These ladies Rock!

  20. now cute they be any cuter? what great pillows.

  21. I seem to be having trouble getting my comments to go through. The pillows just keep getting cuter and cuter. The are really great. The redwork one is really neat.


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