Wednesday, November 21, 2012

HOLIDAY Lane Pillow blog hop begins today

pillow blog hop begins today...

EVER since I saw this pillow last fall from 
our  sweet JiLL from  Jillily StudioI 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...

Wednesday November 21

          Here are our top 3...( we waited for the others but time was a ticking) 

We loved the gingham prints, the details...the diff't chimneys....
great detail and yes we loved the pillow in the window...

and this lady could not be passed by, well you look at the detailed window complete
with curtains... and the background fabric with the trees...and the cookie jar
a perfectly suited match....

And how could we NOT choose this one....any GRINCH out there...I think
a Mary said her husband is...wellllll this pillow would suit any grinch or not...
IT is whimsical and magical as its creator....
p.s SHE WON, you know, beat me...I only made one lol

YOUR CHEERLEADER for this event will be .......

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. Love this Hop--so excited to see all the lovelies-

    1. glad to see you...if you pop in again..please leave an email...you are a no reply blogger...

  2. Looking forward to this blog hop :0)

  3. A couple are not open yet, but the fabric choices I saw this morning are really appropriate. Its nice how we can make a simple pattern our "own".

  4. I just finished making my blog hopping visits--so many great pillows and inspiration today! Thanks for including my Grinch pillow...it's always an honor. :O) PS. I haven't won yet. You'll probably end up making 10 pillows with matching coin purses. LOL

  5. Great Pillows and cute blogs, my blogging buddies did great. Explain Rule # 3 to me please. Thank you for leaving me a sweet commenting and Good Morning to you too. I just had my lemon juice, does that make me a sour puss in the Morning??

    1. about the posting at midnight EST eastern standard time...is that what you need clarification on ? lol
      no sour anything here this morning lol

  6. Day one has some great pillows!
    I am set to post on Monday but do need some help - I've tried to set blogger to automatically post at midnight EST twice now and it hasn't worked - I don't want that to happen again. Any tips?

    1. Hi Mary....when you schedule a time..you must hit done...on the left bottom, and then go to the top menu bar and hit publish..to check that it scheduled go to Layout, and look at your post ( all those you have written in the past) and you should see scheduled there...if not you did not hit that button...that should work..let me know if it doesnt'

    2. Rosemary B here: Mary, I think the new blogger interface or what ever that is, the publishing set up is so annoying. I have figured out presetting the time and date, but I need to get my daughter out here to help me figure out why my pictures and text do not always line up.
      Sometimes I ... get cranky... trying to get every thing right, then I notice I have some wide mysterious space... I would love to send blogger a note about my problem but I can't describe it
      I hope you get your time setting thing figured out

    3. Ok, I wasn't paying attention to the time zone. Good thing I read these comments. I'll go and change my post time since I am on the west coast :-)

  7. What a great show on the first day, one pattern and so many different looks! I enjoyed hopping around today, will hop along tomorrow again!

  8. Rosemary B here:
    great top choices today! I am making progress with the visits, and tomorrow I will have to do on Friday.
    I love these pillows, this is a great project, and it would make a nice gift to a beloved friend or relative

    Have a marvelous day every one.
    We have sunshine, but if you don't just pretend (it really works heehee)


  9. Oh How I Love This! So many wonderful "takes" on one design. Such a wonderful design and a "must stitch"! Do you know how I can purchase this design?
    Blessings, Patti

  10. What fun pillows today...looking forward to more!

  11. Samm, I visited all of them, and they are wonderful. We have Thanksgiving here tomorrow, so I may have to catch up on Friday, but I can't wait to see all the rest.
    Thanks for everything!

  12. It was really fun to visit the blogs today and see all the great creations! Great picks too!

  13. Thanks again for a fun hop. I loved all of the different pillows. You do so much work for all of this. Thanks

  14. You couldn't have pick three finer pillows! Each and every pillow is going to be fantastic in it's own right no matter if it's picked as one of the top 3 or not! Kudos to everyone :D

  15. Just finished visiting all the pillows for today. Some really creative ones out their. One that you picked is a favorite of mine. The one with the snowy background.
    Maybe next year I can participate in the next pillow hop with Jill's new design.

  16. I'm just starting today's blogs......and very excited!

  17. Fantastic choices! There are so many different ways this pattern can be completed. Love seeing how everyone adds their own little touches to make it their own.

  18. So amazing to see all those different versions. Great idea to do one next year. I think once started you can't stop make more, lol!

  19. Those are such wonderful pillows!

  20. -wonderful cushions, so exting to see how different they are,
    I´m so glad to be in the bloghop.

  21. These pillows are fantastic! Congrats Ladies.

  22. Love these pillow, what a perfect Christmas gift, add a book, candle and a snack and it's complete. Not much time left but I'm going to try it. Thanks for the giveaway and inspiration.

  23. OOOH! So fun! I wish that I had signed up for this one too!!! I do love how they are all turning out!

    Blessings & Aloha!


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