Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Holiday Lane Pillow Blog Hop with Madame Samm and Pauline

And a Give Away

  
Thanks to Madame Samm  for putting together such a great hop and thank you to Pauline for coordinating the hop. Thanks also to Jill from Jillily Studio for the fun pattern.
 
 
I chose a sweets theme. When I sewed together the house blocks I wasn't very excited about
the 2 brown houses. I felt there wasn't enough contrast with the sky, and they sort of got lost. But then I started embellishing:
 
 
I love it.
 
 
 I am going to use it as a wall hanging for my cookie exchange party, and it will also be a big hit on gingerbread house decorating day with the grand kids.
 
 
Before you hop on over to the next blog, leave me a comment. I will have a drawing on Dec 1 for
2 pounds of California pistachios grown right here in Fresno county.
 
Here's the list for the rest of today's blogger.
Wednesday November 28
Mary Jo - that other blog
 
 
 
 Jaxie's new bed from the Black Friday sales. He loves it. He lived at a rescue shelter for over a year; he's been living with us for 6 weeks now. He's a very good boy. We can't save them all, but we can save one.

98 comments:

  1. Your Holiday Lane is very lovely . It is also a very beautiful wallhanging.
    And the dog such a charming picture. Thanks for sharing

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  2. Wow I love your embellishments - great job!

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  3. Oh Gwin....a pillow worth noting and your new resident, looks like he has found a piece of heaven....both are jewels..

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    1. Thank you for putting this great hop together. Normally, I don't do any quilting for myself this time of year. I make gifts and items for the church boutique, but this one is for me to keep:)In future years, I'll remember that I got Jaxie while I was working on the candy lane. That makes it extra special.

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  4. What a great job you did!! Love the sky fabric you used. The sweets theme is awesome!!

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  5. Wow,it`s super cute and the background is just excellent.I`m seeing the heaven.Great job!!

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  6. Lovely little village! Best of all, I love Jaxie's new digs.... he's a lucky fellow (and so are you, to have his companionship)!

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  7. Jaxie's a cutie. Thanks for sharing your pretty pillow & thanks for the chance to win.

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  8. You are a genius! I wanted to do this, but could not, for the life of me, figure out how to make seven brown houses look different. I was WAY too stuck on the gingerbread and missed the candy! I must have looked at dozens of candy prints, too! Wonderful job!

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  9. NIcely done - thanks for sharing. (love the blog name)

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  10. WOWEE!!! Bet you make TOP 3!!! Love your Sweet houses down Holiday Lane!! I am saving this for inspiration!!!

    Thank you for the giveaway! I eat 47 pistachios a day on my diet!! Hope I win yours! :)

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  11. Your pillow looks sweet enough to eat! Fabulous!

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  12. This is so completely cute!! What a great idea!

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  13. Love your sweet theme and Jaxie looks like a very happy dog

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  14. My my!! this is one sweet pillow. I just love it!!

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  15. It looks like a gingerbread house village - what a swell idea! Great imagination you have. Lucky Jaxie to be rescued and loved so much.

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  16. Ohhhh a girl after my own heart. A sweet street candy pillow!! :-)

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    1. Pistashieos are my favorite. The pillow is beautiful. I love the sky material. It looks like a storm coming in and you just want to stay inside and sew. The dog looks like he is in for the night also. Thanks for the give away and showing your pillow.

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  17. OMG, I love pistachios. Yumm, what a great giveaway. Jaxie looks so cute and content, so happy to hear of shelter dogs getting homes. I like your pillow. Thanks. Vivian

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  18. Gingerbread Lane! that's what I would call this! It looks like gingerbread houses! I love this, it's so cute!
    Little Jaxie is in heaven! Good for you on chosing a rescue pet.
    hulseybg at gmail dot com

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  19. I love your little candy houses! How perfect for gingerbread decorating day! So cute!!!

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  20. Great details making your sweet treats pillow! Why it certainly should be a big hit with all the sweetness! Thanks for sharing!

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  21. Your sugar houses are SWEET! Great job!

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  22. Oh how sweet!!! What fun fabrics, didn't this turn out cute? And a cookie exchange? Now that sounds like fun, tell us more!

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  23. Looks just like a gingerbread village! We're decorating gingerbread houses next week. Can't wait!

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  24. yummmmm looks like you hit the candy shop ..... sew cute
    now is that a schnauzer named Jaxie in the bed..... I know another named Jax that sleeps like that too.
    thanks for sharing
    in stitches

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  25. Oh, I just love your candy houses, best part is no calories, LOL. Thank you for sharing and for the great giveaway. Pistachio's are my favorite nuts, can't stop with just one. Hope I am lucky enough to win.

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  26. A chocolate lane! Love! And your pound puppy looks adorable!

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  27. Oh my goodness your grandchildren are going to love this! The embellishments are perfect and made me smile just to see them. My grandmother lived in Sanger, near Fresno, for many, many years when I was a child. Do you know it? blessings, marlene

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    1. Hi Marlene. Sanger is about 15 miles from Fresno, we go there sometimes for dinner. It's a nice little town. Sounds like we have a lot in common. I'm retired (67) and love spending my time sewing and doing things at the church. Thanks for your sweet remarks. Guin

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  28. A cherry on top of the houses...love it! There are so many great embellishments on your houses and your snowmen are so cute. My grandsons would love it. I have two rescue puppies and wish I could save them all, too. One was from an eviction home and the owners never came back to get her. She spent two months in the shelter and her time was almost up before we brought her home with us. Your new puppy looks quite comfy in his new little bed.

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  29. I LOVE your houses! what a great idea!
    Thank you for sharing!!

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  30. Guin-Love your sweet little pillow with it's great embellished details. I really enjoyed Jaxie's picture-how sweet-he looks so happy. I have 3 rescue kitties that are all very sweet, loving and keep life interesting as you never know what they're up to. I looooveee pistachios-even have my own collection! From the SFBay Area, thanks for sharing.

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  31. Sweet! Love the candy accents. Just wonderful. Thanks for sharing.

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  32. Your houses are so sweet done up in candy fabric.
    Jack looks very comfortable and grateful I am sure.
    Love pistachios! thanks for the giveaway.

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  33. Love your pillow and the snowman well what can I say about him/her so cute. The whole pillow is mouth watering.. And Jaxie well how cute is that. Thanks for the chance to win..

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  34. I love the pillow and Jaxie, I rescued a beagle 9 yrs ago, they sd he wouldnt live 1yr, Soon it will be time to put him to rest, but he has had a good life with us and he's favorite thing in the world is to fart under my sewing machine..

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    1. My big dog, Malone, does that under the ironing board while I'm sewing.

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  35. fun pillow, love the candy fabric

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  36. Although I have lived in Oregon for what seems a life time...I never forget those California pistachios! Yum! your pillow is going to be a hit with the grandchildren and as for Jaxie...looks like he has found his heart place.

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  37. Love the peppermint fabric, a fabulous way to say Merry Christmas.
    Yay!! for you, Jaxie appears to be in total bliss with his new bed.
    Congratulations on his arrival! :)

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  38. Oh I love your pillow - its so sweet! Jack is adorable too.

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  39. I love how you made your pillow to look like candy lane, very creative.

    Robin in Washington State
    assweetaspeaches hotmail

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  40. Oh my goodness..a true candy cane lane! I can almost reach out and pick one.

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  41. Guin...what a sweet theme for your wall hanging!! Your brown houses are wonderful...luv the tall door, and the cat are perfect!! I can't wait to see it quilted. Great job Guin!! Thank you for sharing your time and inspiration with us today. Happy stitching, Pauline

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  42. awww, what a nice thing to do we love dogs too. Your embellishments are really cute. Thanks for the parade of pictures.

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  43. Your Lane looks wonderful. The idea of a candy lane is wonderful and you did a nice job on it.

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  44. Hi!! It is so pretty!!! The brown looks great!!! Very festive!!!

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  45. Fantastic job, the embellishment is top notch! Thank you for sharing and the great giveaway! I live further north, so all I get are almonds and walnuts! jbechosend at sbcglobal dot net

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  46. I really love your gingerbread house theme. This is too cute! What an excellent job. I love seeing everyone's interpretation of such a great pattern.

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  47. Love the fabric your used for your pillow. Gingerbread! It is so cute. Thank you for sharing.

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  48. Your pillow looks good enough to eat. Great job I like it.

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  49. Love your choice of fabrics for your pillow, so fun and creative. I live inCoarsegold just up the hill from you so don't consider me for you giveaway. Good to meet you neighbor.

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  50. HI! NEAT POST!
    LOVE YOUR PILLOW!
    THANKS FOR SHARING!

    msstitcher1948@yahoo.com

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  51. The embellishments totally make this one! I love the candy theme, great job!!!

    Fawn

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  52. It is a Candyland Lane! What a great idea, love all the details that make this one special. And the dog bed...we got the same one for our dog and she assumed the exact same position as yours---getting every square inch possible in contact with that lovely soft fabric!

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  53. What lovely embellishments you have put on your pillow.

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  54. Your embellishments really make your wall hanging!!! They really do look like gingerbread houses! What a sweet treat indeed!!! Makes me want to live in one :)

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  55. I'd like to stroll along your Candy Cane Lane. Merry Christmas.

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  56. Love the candy houses.....it will make a wonderful wall hanging.....love the giveaway...Thanks

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  57. Gorgeous pillow. Thanks for sharing. Love the draw. yumm
    bonnielarson58@gmail.com

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  58. Sew cute. This could be called Candy Cane Lane.

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  59. Rosemary B here: Jaxie is a cutiepie and oh my goodness what a lucky pupster to have a new bed!! How fun. I know I wish I could take all of the babies that need a home.
    I love your gingerbread village with all of the candy. Just marvelous and so creative. This will make a perfect wall hanging! yummy
    Thank you for sharing your creativity

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  60. Your town looks like a Gingerbread House Town...so cute
    Gmama Jane

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  61. Your candy theme is so clever. I really like it. But I love pistachios. Thanks for sharing.

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  62. WOW What a difference embellishments make! Fabulous job. Thanks for sharing.

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  63. You transformed those brown abides into candy-coated cottages! Love how your little guy is slumbering in his new bed. :-)

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  64. You transformed those brown abides into candy-coated cottages! Love how your little guy is slumbering in his new bed. :-)

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  65. Happy Holidays to Jaxie! Congrats on your new home! Love your sweet pillow! Thanks for sharing.

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  66. I love red and white and candycanes - this pillow was perfect in every way. Thank you for sharing the picture of the recused fellow - they love so unconditionally. Judy C

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  67. I love all the candy, reminds me of the gingerbread house kits.

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  68. Your wall hanging is gorgeous!! I just love the embellishments!! Wonderful!!!

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  69. Mmmm Sweet Sugar Lane. ! Love the candy theme! Very original. Jack looks right at home in his new bed!

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  70. The best thing about hops is getting to find new blogs and be inspired by all the amazing talent. Love the candy houses,reminds me of gingerbread houses. I am your newest follower.

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  71. Beautiful fabrics ... your wallhanging is fantastic. Looks like Jaxie is very comfortable in his new bed.

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  72. I love the candy on your pillow it is so cute!

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  73. Sweetly embellished pillow! The pistachios look delicious!
    Thanks for the giveaway. The little bed is perfect for your dog!

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  74. Love your pillow after embellishing,,,so cute..I giggled when I saw the dog in the bed...cute too!!!!

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  75. What a difference those embellishments made! It's like adding accessories to the little black dress in your wardrobe.

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  76. That is such a cute idea for your houses! They look delicious!

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  77. What a difference your emblishments made. a delight to the eye!!

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  78. Love your pillow...and thanks for a chance to win! Love your puppy and the fact that you "saved" him. Thanks for sharing with us.

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  79. Love your pillow, it's so pretty, love the colors. Jaxie looks so comfortable in his new bed! Wilson says 'woof' I want a new bed too!

    Thank you for the chance to win!

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  80. This is a fun version, I love it! Your new puppy looks cute and happy in his new home.

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  81. So sweet--LOL, I love your theme. Jaxie is adorable and looks so relaxed now that he has finally found his forever home. Thanks for sharing.

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  82. Your pillow is so sweet. I love those fun fabrics.

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  83. You did a great job on the pillow. Maybe I can get one made for next year. Great giveaway. Thanks, Nancy P.

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  84. Wonderful pillow. I love the embellishments.

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  85. WoW! Your Holiday Lane is very inviting and I'd love to live on that street, hehe. So gorgeous and your embellishing is beautiful. Thank you for sharing your project with us. Great job!

    Thank you for a neat giveaway and a chance to win.

    usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

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  86. What a cute Gingerbread Lane. Looks like Black Friday was a success! :)

    Karen

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  87. All those candy houses got my tummy growling, and then I got to the pistachios. Yum! Great transformation of your plain houses.

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