Monday, November 26, 2012

Holiday Lane Hop - My Day!!!

Yay!  I am finally touching down from orbiting the moon!  Not really, but with all the travel I have been doing and will be doing, it seems like I am a stranger in my own sewing room!  But happy times - its my day to participate in the Holiday Lane Blog Hop!!!
First, I want to say Thank You to Madame Samm for putting this on and an even bigger THANKS to Pauline for hosting - the two of you are awesome :o)
Here are the rest of the bloggers I am sharing my day with today:
Annie Oak Designs  YOU ARE HERE :o)
Make sure you check them out and leave lots of bloggy love!!!
And here is the link to Jillily Studio where the pattern for Holiday Lane resides and a ton of other cool stuff too (check her out!).
Here's the pillow-top!  It isn't finished since I want to hand quilt this (handwork for the trip to Hawaii maybe?)  But I did get the layers quilted in the ditch around the houses. 
I found the starry night fabric at Joann's - it is this great heavy black with sparklies all over it.  It reminds me of the night sky on the farm that I grew up on - neighbors were miles away and the light pollution was nil.
Instead of some fancy stitching on the felt to keep it down, I just stitched a line down the middle of each felt piece with the hope that with use, the felt will fluff out a little bit.
I do have a giveaway too! 
I always try to save the scrappies and pieces from my projects and usually make something little out of them when I am done.  I have the corner pieces from the house tops that I will be making into a mug rug this week after I buy a new iron (did I mention my iron shorted in my hand - glowed in my hand! and started to smoke?  Never saw me move that fast down the stairs and out the front door!)
I want to know what your favorite Holiday beverage is. 
Mine is probably Martinelli's Sparkling Apple Cider - that is liquid crack to me. 
I could drink that year round, maybe I'll ask Josh to make me an apple cider helmet :o)
I'll leave the drawing open until Friday at midnight Mountain Time.
Them rules:
Anyone can enter, I'll ship it international :o)
You can only win if you are a REPLY Commenter!  This means you need to have an email attached to your profile OR leave me your email in the comment.
For one entry - leave me a comment on your favorite holiday beverage.
For another entry - be a follower and leave a comment telling me so.
Now, off to check out the other bloggy folks and their Holiday Lanes.
woof woof meow 

90 comments:

  1. Fabulous job! I adore your starry night fabric -- it's the perfect backdrop. Great job!!! :)

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  2. Great pillow! The starry night sky fabric is so perfect in this project!

    I like hot tea all mornings, but especially in winter.

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  3. Very pretty pillow, love the starry background. My favorite holiday beverage is also Martinelli's sparkling cider, but also like you, I can drink it all year. BTW it is perfect with Chinese food!
    jbechosend at sbcglobal dot net

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  4. Love the night sky fabric. It really makes the colours pop. Enjoy your hand quilting.

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  5. Your bright houses look great!

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  6. Great pillow - red and green always looks fabulous together dont they - have fun embellishing it.

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  7. Cute pillow, I love the colours. Thanks for sharing and the chance to win! I love mulled wine and we have it here from the start of the Christmas market, this weekend!

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  8. Great pillow - I like the sparkly sky. My favourite Christmas drink is Buck's Fizz :)

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  9. Your pillow is very cute and a great choice of color. Thanks for sharing

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  10. Gorgeous pillow and fabric.Have fun handquuilting it.

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  11. Wine and champan,here is called Cava.
    I`m a follower.

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  12. Love your pillow. Such bright colors.

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  13. Those colors pop right off of that pillow! Love it!

    I love apple cider too! will have to hunt for the brand you have shown.

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  14. I love your fabric choices! Nice pillow! I love custard eggnog this time of year, maybe with a little chambord in it at night, lol.

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  15. How festive your pillow is....perfectly suited for a christmas season... your color choices vibrant as you

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  16. I'm a new happy follower :) Your pillow is fantastic, very nicely done.
    cindy(at)quiltdoodledesigns-dot-com

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  17. My favorite holiday beverage is a glass of Malbac... I love dark red wine.

    cindy(at)quiltdoodledesigns-dot-com

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  18. I am a hot chocolate with whipped cream on top fanatic!

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  19. I love special christmas tea! Mmh!

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  20. Beautiful Pillow. This blog hop has been so much fun. Thanks for having a give away. I just love sitting with a good hot cup of tea. Not to exciting but enjoy that the most.

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  21. I am a follower and love to see what the next thing that you make.

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  22. great pillow and thanks for the giveaway!! my drink is Baileys Irish Cream. Now I`m not a drinker, but enjoy this one.

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  23. Love the colors that you used in your pillow very bright and winter wonderful...I love to drink Starbucks Christmas blend coffees....

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  24. Love that sky!!! Lovely pillow. I enjoy a wee dram of Irish Whiskey.

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  25. I really like you take on the pillow, good job. My favorite drink and the only time I have it is during the holidays is White peach sangria.

    Robin in Washington State
    assweetaspeaches hotmail

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  26. good choice of colors! Thanks for sharing.

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  27. Holiday drink... Hot buttered rum was a family favorite when I was growing up. But I am a Baily's Irish Cream kind of girl. We do love to make Kahlua to give away for the holidays!

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  28. This is so cute. I love the fabric you chose for the sky.

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  29. I buy the sparkling cider for the kids, but I only drink water. I used to drink soda and LOTS of it, but I gave it all up for ..boring old ..water. Sometimes flavored water :) but just water.

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  30. Wonderful pillow! Love the night sky fabric! My favorite holiday drink is glogg!

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  31. A wonderful Christmas pillow - favorite drink is Southern Comfort Vanilla Spice Eggnog. Ohhhh, so good. A true follower. Judy C

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  32. Your little pillow is so pretty!
    My favorite Christmas drink is....Diet Coke. (I know, not good for me, but I'm not a drinker.) I also like coffee.

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  33. your red and green neighborhood is great.

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  34. Very cute pillow! I also like the sky fabric. My favorite drink is wine during the holidays. Not sure what the giveaway is, your pillow?? I can dream. Thanks. Vivian

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  35. I like egg nog and mulled wine mmmmm!
    Very festive and bright Pillow, very pretty.

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  36. I like what I see so I became a follower :)

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  37. Great job. I love your pillow!
    Greetings from Germany
    Nicole

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  38. Fabulous cushion!
    I like damson gin! but we had no damsons this year so I made sloe gin instead!
    Cheers!

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  39. Your pillow is adorable. I like the fabrics that you used with it. My favorite beverage during the holidays....my own homemade Eggnog. (I put a splash of Brandy in, hmmmm)

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  40. I am now a happy followers. Thank you for the opportunity to win...I hope I am lucky.

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  41. Super cute. Thanks for sharing. Fav beverage during holidays is apple pear cider.

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  42. I am a follower. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

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  43. Your pillow is so Christmasy...I can't wait to see it finished with your hand stitching! I do love that apple cider, too. :O)

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  44. Wow, I think I'm getting my Christmas mojo back; love your very-Christmas-y pillow! My favorite holiday beverage is egg nog (the non-alcoholic one) - it has to be thinned out with skim milk, though. :)

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  45. I love that sparkly night sky fabric, too (brilliant)! I'm a follower!

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  46. Love the sparkly night sky! Have to find that at Joann's this weekend!

    Am a new follower

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  47. Love sparkling cider for Christmas and New Year's- love the taste and the bubbles!

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  48. I'm a follower already!
    hulseybg at gmail dot com

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  49. I don't really have a fovorite Holiday drink. Sorry!
    hulseybg at gmail dot com

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  50. Lovely pillow! That background is perfect! As for my favorite holiday drink...coffee! Yes, I know you can have coffee year round, but not with gingerbread and peppermint mocha flavored creamers! Mmmm!

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  51. Make mine a hot chocolate! I've heard of smoking irons, but never literally!!

    Your pillow is darling. I love the fabrics.

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  52. hummm....Irish Coffee...with lots of whipped cream! and only when Christmas Tree decorating! Love your pillow, very Christmasy!

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  53. Girl Scout Cookie----hot chocolate, peppermint schnapps topped with whip cream.

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  54. Your pillow is going to be beautiful when it is finished! I love the bright reds and greens. I am a follower.

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  55. Favorite holiday drink? That is difficult. Hot buttered rum? Hot cider? or maybe coffee with Baileys--any of them will warm me through and through during the season!

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  56. Love your pillow! I prefer non-alcoholic eggnog without additional nutmeg. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  57. My favourite holiday drink is mulled wine in a cold Christmas market, but a close second is the glass of champagne for opening our presents!

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  58. Love your pillow, the colors are so christmasy bright!!! Well done :^)

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  59. Love the pillow....I like gin fizzes made with ice cream....

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  60. Scarlet Ohara,,, cranberry juice with Good Blue Goose Vodka ! served very cold and float some cranberries in it if you do it martini style or a cafe soy mocha xtra hot

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  61. Great job on your pillow. I love it.

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  62. Glad you are home if only for a short while.

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  63. 1. Good ole Hot Chocolate is my favorite with a pinch of mint flavor.

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  64. 2. I am a young old follower. LOL your pillow is lovely.

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  65. Good job on your pillow. Thanks for showing

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  66. Great job on your pillow. I hope the roofs fluff for you, it sounds like a great idea.
    I'm an eggnog kinda gal.

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  67. Hi!!! Very pretty pillow and I love the starry skies!!! I remember night skies like that!!!! I love coffee any time!!! But will have a cup of cocoa with marsh mellows sometimes!!!

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  68. Nice idea using the Starry Nights felt for the background. My favorite holiday drink is eggnog with a more than healthy dose of Kahlua.

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  69. Rosemary B here: I adore your pillow. The fabric choices are lovely, I love the sky too, well done!
    My favorite holiday drink is pumpkin spice coffee, and when I make it I make it with half Godiva chocolate truffle coffee. The flavor is outrageous. lol
    Thank you for sharing your massive creativity

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  70. Love your houses! My iron didn't glow but it did spit rusty water last week. :( I ordered a new one - I hope it gets here soon! blessings, marlene

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  71. I love how all the pillows are turning out so differently but so wonderfully, too. My favorite holiday beverage? Mulled wine! Thanks for posting about your pillow!

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  72. Egg Nogg for CHristmas time but Martinelli's Sparkling Apple Cider is a close second :)

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  73. I really like mulled wine...kind of a pain to make, so I really like to go to someone else's house to drink it!

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  74. Glad that iron didn't ruin your lovely pillow! I've had TWO irons to short out on me in the last 3 months.
    Blessings
    Gmama Jane

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  75. I think your method of sewing down the felt "snow" on the rooftops is brilliant--it looks much more fluffy than my buttonhole stitched stuff. Your pillow will be charming--I hope you find the time and inclination to finish it soon.

    Favorite beverage for the holidays? I love champagne and the occasional cup of egg nog, but I think my personal favorite has to be a hot chocolate with a peppermint stick stirrer.

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  76. Love your pillow! The red and greens just pop against the dark sky.

    My favorite holiday drink is a Bloody Mary.

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  77. Wow - traveling sounds like it's a big part of your life and NOW you're talking about Hawaii. Awww, shucks, what a bummer! lol Favorite beverage is homemade eggnog. I prefer it with just rum flavoring and not the real stuff.

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  78. Patty, a traveler and a quilter...two fun things to do. I luv your Holiday Lane pillow. The night sky fabrics is perfect and the festive pillow is perfect with the traditional reds and greens. It will be stunning when it is finished. Thank you for sharing your time and inspiration with us today. Happy travelling, happy stitching, Pauline

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  79. I love your sky fabric on your pillow. Thanks for sharing.

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  80. Love your pillow...the colors are wonderful. I love just plain old coffee with French Vanilla creamer all the time. Thanks for sharing with us.

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  81. Your pillow is cute and nice originality with your fabrics. Coffee black tastes so good with holiday desserts.

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  82. Darling pillow! You loved the original colors like me. Wasn't it fun?

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