Thursday, November 29, 2012

Day 8 Holiday Lane Blog Hop....

I can't believe this is the last day for the hop...
these past 8 days have just flown by.
There were lots of challenges and lots of last minute changes....
I tried my best...it has been fun and I've enjoyed being your hostess.
Thank you Mdm Samm for all your sweet and encouraging words.

I have family coming from Canada tomorrow afternoon.
Lots of fun things planned for the weekend.
I have still lots to do before they arrive
I will be visiting everyone...just might be a bit late.

I have a giveaway on my blog and will draw the winner on December 5.
Go HERE to enter.


****Another Schedule change****

Dachsies With Moxie is posted on That Other Blog
When I returned from my quilt meeting at 10:30 last night
I had emails from Agnes asking if I would post 
her write up and pictures on 'That Other Blog'
she was having computer issues.


Friday November 30
Dora Quilts - not up yet
Madame Samm @ Sew We Quilt

Don't forget to visit Mme Samm at Sew We Quilt...to see the top picks of the day.
Mme Samm has a Pinterest board for each of the blog hops...
be sure to check them out....there is sEw much inspiration!!!



...hugs and happy stitching




Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Day 7 Holiday Lane Blog Hop...



WOW...what a parade of Holiday Lane creativity so far
and only 2 days left for the Holiday Lane Pillow blog hop
...where does the time go???

Great job ladies!!

****Changes to today's schedule****
Please remove Elaine, she is caring for her aging parents
and 
Jeanne who blogs at The Learning Curve Quilts and Such.
She was taken to the hospital yesterday
...her sewing buddy Marilyn emailed me last evening. 
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Please take the time to visit the talented ladies 
who are sharing their inspiration with us today.
Leave them a sweet comment and make their day Ü !!


Thursday November 29

Geema's Wonderings

Don't forget to visit Mme Samm at Sew We Quilt...to see the top picks of the day.

Mme Samm has a Pinterest board for each of the blog hops...
be sure to check them out....there is sEw much inspiration!!!


...hugs and happy stitching


Day 6 Holiday Lane Blog Hop...

I must thank Mme Samm for gently convincing Jill from Jillily Studio 
to let us use this pillow pattern for the blog hop and it has been perfect...


I have had so much fun making this Holiday Lane pillow.
I started with a solid black homespun for the night sky, stitched the house blocks
and then started planning the embellishments!!
I stitched french knots to make a gentle falling snow.
For the snow on the roof tops,
I felted some recycled winter white wool garments from the thrift shop
and hand buttonhole stitched around the drifting snow.
This is my first project working with wool...boy am I excited!!
Of course I had to have snowmen and I used more of the wool...luv the snowmen,
I embroidered their eyes and noses added the ear muffs and homespun scarves.
Is this not cuteness!
Then I added doors, windows and shutters
and raw edge appliqued around them with invisible thread.
I embroidered the window panes and
there were even a few birds that  flew in to sit on the sill.
2161 that's where I live at the moment but
time is ticking till we move back to Canada.


Then came the lamp post and the trees.

  

I added buttons and beads for the door handles
and even a heart shaped grapevine wreath on one of the doors.


I embroidered house number...32 on the red door
(sorry , DH should have taken a closeup)
When I move back to Canada
 I'm moving to her back yard...the warning is out!!


I embroidered the smoke from the chimney and hand quilted around the roof tops,
trees, windows, doors, and the snowmen.  
The back of the pillow has an open back to insert the pillow form.
I bound it like a quilt so I can take out the pillow form and use it as a table runner.
or...I can add a hanging sleeve and use it as a wall hanging.
I love this pattern...it is a free pattern at Jilliley Studio.
She has more free patterns...be a follower of Jill's and you won't miss any of them.
My plans were to have 2 projects finished....that didn't happen but I am
planning on making more Holiday Lanes...it may be 2013, just saying!
I'll post it when it is finished...I really do need these deadlines.

Visit the talented ladies who are sharing their inspiration with you today.
Leave them a sweet comment and make their day Ü !!

November 28

Don't forget to visit Mme Samm at Sew We Quilt...to see the top picks of the day.
Mme Samm has a Pinterest board for each of the blog hops...
be sure to check them out....there is sEw much inspiration!!!

Now...if you have been with me from start to finish...you deserve a giveaway.
Just leave me a comment and I'll draw a winner on December 5th. 
You don't have to be a follower but I would luv it if you choose to be.
Make sure I have a way to contact you...I will need an email address.
Someone will win a $25.00 gift certificate to Crazyquiltgirl Fabric Shop.
Check out Cori's shop...you will find great prices, and the best customer service.
I know she would luv it if you signed up for her newsletter or followed her blog.

Ü Ü Ü 

...hugs and happy stitching





Monday, November 26, 2012

It's already Day 5 of the Holiday Lane Blog Hop...




There are sEw many wonderful Holiday Lane fun projects.
In 4 days there are 143 Pinterest pins...WOW!!!

Visit the talented ladies who are sharing their inspiration with you today.
Leave them a sweet comment and make their day!!

Tuesday November 27
Insanity Defense - not up yet
Ginger Snaps Quilts - Vickey has posted

Stop by and visit Mme Samm at Sew We Quilt 
...see the top picks of the day.
Check out Mme Samm's Pinterest board.  She has a board for each of the blog hops...
....there is sEw much inspiration!!!


Hugs and Happy Stitching...


Sunday, November 25, 2012

Day 4 Holiday Lane blog hop....

I hope everyone had a great weekend and survived the
Black Friday shopping.
I can't believe I haven't set foot in a store since Thursday, 
that's when DH and I went out for about an hour to get a few groceries.
DH went out on Friday and bought me a new computer...I stayed home.
We decided on a lap top but I'm using a plug-in mouse...
I'm easing into using a lap top.
There is so much to learn again...Windows 8... 
so far so good but I know I am testing his patience!!

 


Are you ready...
...let's get inspired by the talented ladies scheduled on Day 4...

Monday November 26

Your sweet comments will make their hearts sing.

Be sure to visit Mme Samm at Sew We Quilt 
to see the top picks of the day.
She has a Pinterest board for each of the blog hops...
be sure to check them out....sew much inspiration!!!



Hugs and Happy Stitching...


Thursday, November 22, 2012

Day 3 Holiday Lane Blog Hop


I hope everyone in the USA had a great Thanksgiving
and many happy memories were made with family and friends.
This was a busy time and if you missed any of the ladies
the first two days please go back and see all the fabulous Holiday Lane inspiration.
There are 59 pins on Madame Samm's Pinterest board...awesome!!

Friday November 23
Today's inspiration comes from 11 more talented ladies
let's do some cheering....

Your sweet comments will make their hearts sing.
Be sure to visit Mme Samm at Sew We Quilt 
to see the top picks of the day.

Don't forget to register for
the first BLOG HOP in 2013

Deadline is November 25th....read all about it at Just Let Me Quilt

see you all on Monday
to cheer on 14 more talented quilters
hugs and happy stitching




Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Day 2 Holiday Lane Blog Hop

Happy Thanksgiving 
and safe travelling...




After day 1 we already have 32 pins on Mme Samm's Pinterest Board
awesome!!!!

Start cheering
today's talented ladies on, 
be prepared to see some amazing Holiday Lane cuteness.
Leave them a sweet comment and it will make their hearts sing.

I thank you all for sharing your time and talent with us!! 


Thursday November 22

Hallbrook Designs


Dont forget to visit Mme Samm at Sew We Quilt 
to see the top picks of the day.
Mme Samm has a Pintrest board for each of the blog hops...
be sure to check them out....sew much inspiration!!!

DH has arrived home from England..it was a good trip 
and I graduated to toast and raspberry jelly for dinner.
Now I just want to keep those pounds I lost...off!!
Thank you for all your get well wishes. 
You make my heart sing... 

...hugs and happy stitching