Tuesday, 20 November 2012

HOLIDAY LANE PILLOW BLOG HOP and GIVEAWAY

*
*
Well here it is,
the final gathering of Madame Samm's BLOG HOPS for 2012!
Can you believe it?
 Thank you Samm for all the fun (and a little nail biting)!
 I started hopping with the Madame in October and since then have met some of the most wonderful quilters and crafters with the most incredible talent, and  the cheerleaders are the best of the best.
They are the super heroes of the hops...
no problem they can't handle, 
no question they can't answer,
no barrier they can't scramble over!
They are awesome and this hop's cheerleader is no exception,
Pauline, who is the Quilt~n~Queen leads us on for the
HOLIDAY LANE PILLOW BLOG HOP!
*
Are you ready? Here we go...
*
Wednesday November 21
These are the other hoppers, movers and shakers on this fine day!
Click and be whisked off to their bodacious blogs.
*
As for me, this is my rendition of this ever so sweet pattern by
Jill Finley of Jillily Studio Designs.
*
*


 *

*
I had to laugh after I added my snowman, he's kind of "ghostly"  
so he must be from winters past.
*
I had fun quilting the sky with wispy swirls and the houses with differing textures.


*
Adding the wreaths, Santas, quilting in lights on the two outer houses (see them twinkling?)
added to the holiday spirit.
*

*
 I deviated from the pattern and made mine a split back pillowcase instead,
it's much more practical for our house.
*
So that's it for 2012 hopping with Madame Samm,
I hope you've enjoyed viewing the amazing creations and that you'll join us in 2013!
*
How about a little holiday giveaway? 
I'm offering as a giveaway a set of coasters in a Christmas theme.
(yet to be made but they will be finished by the end of the hop)
to be eligible 
*
You "must" be a follower (seasoned or new, that's okay!)
*
I need a way to get a hold of you, so if you're a "no reply" leave your email in you comment
"janedoe (at)whatever (dot) com"  *(just type it in like this) *
AND
tell me your favourite Christmas Carol! :D
*
I'll let Mr. Ran Dom chose a winner November 30th, 9:00pm (cst)
*
Hello to those touring with the Blogathon Canada,
become a follower and get in on the giveaway too!!
*

110 comments:

  1. Your pillow looks great. I alway make removable covers so washing is easy. We are all a bit messy. The coasters sound good. I already flollow you. I think my favourite carol is Silent Night.

    ReplyDelete
  2. Very pretty!!! My favorite carol is Mary's song.

    ReplyDelete
  3. Love your pillow! Now everyone will know I'm weird, but my favorite Christmas song is Grandma Got Run Over By a Reindeer, LOL! Actually Silent Night is my all time favorite. I am a follower. jbechosend(at)sbcglobal(dot)net

    ReplyDelete
  4. Looking good, Carolyn! Love the quilting, and all of your personal touches that you added. :) I guess I would be a "seasoned" follower. ;) I love The First Noel. xo

    ReplyDelete
  5. You are a champion blog hopper. And your pillow looks fab. I love all the stitching. So pleased to have met you online this year.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Forgot to say Silent Night is my favourite carol.

      Delete
  6. Oh so lovely! Great fabrics and lovely additions, which make the pillow so special.I love "Hark, the herold angel sing".
    Hi from Switzerland and I am lloking forward to follow you!

    ReplyDelete
  7. Just an awesome pillow thanks for sharing. I love the hymn Mary did you Know...

    ReplyDelete
  8. Lovely pillow, thanks for sharing!

    ReplyDelete
  9. Its lovely - I like the fabrics you have used.

    ReplyDelete
  10. You have made a lovely pillow. Thanks for sharing

    ReplyDelete
  11. I love the snowman and all the other addition, what a wonderful pillow - I like seeing the blue in there too, looks great.

    ReplyDelete
  12. Great pillow! Love all the Santas! Holy Night is my favorite carol...well, except for Carol of Just Let Me Quilt!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. LOL! Sue, You are just too funny!

      Delete
  13. Very cute pillow. Nice job.

    ReplyDelete
  14. Love the details, I did a split back on mine too!

    ReplyDelete
  15. good morning Carolyn....ohhhh yours is so sparkly...love the details with the snowflakes..and stitching...way to go my dearll

    ReplyDelete
  16. Love the fabric you used, they are so Christmassy! And that snowman is darling! Every house should have a "ghost" snowman.

    ReplyDelete
  17. Fabulous pillow! You went above and beyond! Gorgeous fabrics, and such wonderful embellishments....a real treasure! Thank you for sharing...White Christmas is my favorite song, though Here Comes Santa Claus always brings a smile to my lips! Thanks for the chance! I am a follower!

    ReplyDelete
  18. What fabulous fabrics and textures you have created!! Beautiful!!

    ReplyDelete
  19. Wow...great choice of fabrics! Love what you've done!

    ReplyDelete
  20. Great job with fabric choice! Your pillow looks fantastic!

    ReplyDelete
  21. I like the ghostly snowman! Looks great.

    ReplyDelete
  22. Your whole pillow sparkles! Love the Santas, but my fave is the "ghostman". Brings a smile.

    ReplyDelete
  23. Awesome pillow... Love your winters past snowman!!! Thanks for the great giveaway Ü

    ReplyDelete
  24. Or your snowman could be from South Louisiana where it melts as you make one! I just adore your pillow.

    ReplyDelete
  25. Love your pillow and what you did with the sky. My favourite christmas song would have to be silent night :0)
    Thanks for the giveaway!

    ReplyDelete
  26. Beautiful pillow, very nicely done!

    ReplyDelete
  27. How pretty and festive!
    My favorite is Carol of the Bells (I don't think it has words, but it just sounds like Christmas to me!)

    ReplyDelete
  28. I like your pillow. The quilting is the perfect addition to it. My favourite carol is Silent Night .... it always brings back fond memories of CGIT Vesper Services when I was a young lady. Thanks for the giveaway.

    ReplyDelete
  29. Very nice - thanks for sharing. I really like all of the embellishments!

    ReplyDelete
  30. Love the Santas and the "ghostly" Snowman! Thanks for sharing!

    ReplyDelete
  31. What a wonderful job. The quilting really set the scene. I really like the ghost or sorry snowman.

    ReplyDelete
  32. Rosemary B here:
    your free motions quilting is awesome. That is my NY resolution, to get good at that.
    I love your pillow very much. I like how you made it a slip cover. I would do that too.
    Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours and thanks for sharing your massive creativity

    ReplyDelete
  33. I am a seasoned follower :) My favorite carol is O Holy Night followed by Mary, Did You Know?

    ReplyDelete
  34. Very nicely done! Love the bright and cheerful colors. My favorite carol is "Little Drummer Boy".

    Happy Holiday!

    ReplyDelete
  35. Great cushion! I love it!
    My favourite carol is 'O little town of Bethlehem'

    ReplyDelete
  36. Love the "ghostly" snowman! :) I really like "We Three Kings"

    ReplyDelete
  37. I am a follower. "Deck the Halls". And beginning in December I will post 12 days of Decking my Halls..for the Holidays.

    ReplyDelete
  38. I think 8Van Gogh* helped with this pillow! Love it! I've been a foolower for some time
    Blessings
    Gmama jane

    ReplyDelete
  39. Good morning Carolyn...your festive fabric choices make your pillow glisten...like fresh fallen snow...it is sEw pretty. Fabulous stitching with your FMQ...I can only dream. Thanks for your commitment and for sharing in the hop. Happy stitching, Pauline

    ReplyDelete
  40. Oh my goodness! Your fabrics and stitching are so beautiful, and I love all your little embellishments. I wish I'd done a split back, too...great idea.

    ReplyDelete
  41. What a decadent set of fabrics- I feel filthy rich just gazing at this pillow! ANd I so want it! My favorite!

    ReplyDelete
  42. I love how individual each of these pillows are. Very cute and the idea of a split back is what I would need here too.

    I always love hearing a well sung rendition of Silent Night.

    ReplyDelete
  43. Super Super Cute and sparkley,. I love Jingle Bells..

    ReplyDelete
  44. Gorgeous! I love what you did with this pattern!

    ReplyDelete
  45. I like you pillows. You added a lot of fun touches. I think I started following you when you started on the hops.My favorite Christmas song?? Oh, too many to list. I listen to them year round.

    ReplyDelete
  46. Super cute I love what you did with the quilting......jingle bells is my favorite Christmas song....

    ReplyDelete
  47. Your pillow is so sweet, I love the snowman, santa's, and wreath you added. Perfect!

    ReplyDelete
  48. Your pillow looks great! I love all your quilting details. Silent Night is my favourite Christmas carol.

    ReplyDelete
  49. This comment has been removed by the author.

    ReplyDelete
  50. I love the little touches on your pillow, the santa, the wreath, the snowman. You do beautiful work. My favorite is "Silent Night."

    ReplyDelete
  51. LOts of fun here!!! Great additions to your pillow, even the snowman ghost of Christmas past. I am doing mine with a split back too. Ever since I learned that trick I do mine that way. Best thing about it, other than being able to remove to wash, is no hand sewing the opening shut, yea!! Have a great turkey day!!!!

    ReplyDelete
  52. You did a lovely job on your pillow. I love the extra details you added...and your fabric is beautiful

    ReplyDelete
  53. Love the quilting on this one...and your ghostly snowman too! blessings, marlene

    ReplyDelete
  54. You've put me in the mood for Christmas! I found you through your comment on MY blog! So nice to meet you and find your blog. New follower here.
    Fav Christmas song ... Oh, Holy Night.

    ReplyDelete
  55. I'm a new follower and love your ghostly Snowman, sew cute. My fav Christmas song is Driving Home for Christmas.

    ReplyDelete
  56. I'm a young old follower. LOL Love your special touches on your pillow. My favorite Christmas Caroll: I'll Be Home for Christmas

    ReplyDelete
  57. Gorgeous pillows. I'm an existing follower. Thanks for sharing and for the opportunity on the draw.
    bonnielarson58@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  58. OOOOOPs, forgot to say my favourite carol is Silent nite.
    bonnielarson58@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  59. This pillow is marvelous for adding special quilting to it and you did that perfectly. Maybe your snowman isn't really "ghostly"; perhaps he's showing that snowmen are just very fleeting and temporary!! I do follow with Google Fr Con and Reader.

    ReplyDelete
  60. Love that quilting! Such bright and shiny fabric choices! It reminds me of wrapping paper and bows, perfect for the season! I think my favorite carol is Sleigh Ride, it's hard to choose.

    ReplyDelete
  61. I'm a seasoned follower! (nice way to put that!). My favorite song for Christmas has to be O Holy Night. I love the quilting you did on your wonderful pillow. It looks like smoke from the chimney and it's blowing around the houses! Love it!
    hulseybg at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  62. Very pretty pillow...great fabrics! My favorite Christmas song is Feliz Navidad sung by Jose Feliciano. I'm already a happy follower...thanks for the sweet giveaway!

    ReplyDelete
  63. Lovely work thanks for sharing!

    ReplyDelete
  64. What a beautiful pillow and all the extra details are so neat! My favorite song has to be Silent Night. Thanks!

    ReplyDelete
  65. looks so rich and yummy!

    ReplyDelete
  66. I love your pillow and you snowman is pure cuteness. You details in the quilting really put the beautiful finish to your pillow. My Christmas favorite is "Oh HOlly Night". I am a new follower of your blog.

    ReplyDelete
  67. Love your pillow...I'm a first time visitor to your blog...I have joined the follow me....my favorite christmas carol is Rudolf the Red Nosed Reindeer..thanks

    ReplyDelete
  68. Lovely fabric! It just makes your lane look so elegant and the ghostly snowman is adorable. Thanks for sharing.

    ReplyDelete
  69. Very cute pillow , such festive colors and your extra stitching made it all your own , great job!My favorite Christmas carol is Emmanuel , I am a follower.

    ReplyDelete
  70. Love your Ghost Snowman. I like the idea of the split back for the pillow. I'm a new follower. My favorite Christmas carol is Silent Night.

    thelady(at)hotmail(dot)com

    ReplyDelete
  71. I love your snowman. fun! I am already a follower. Thanks again and I like Silent Night.

    ReplyDelete
  72. I am a follower and love seeing your creations. My favorite is Frosty the Snowman.

    ReplyDelete
  73. I am a follower and I love your ghostly snowman! You did a fabulous job with the quilting - it REALLY adds to the beauty and sparkle of your pillow! As a longarm quilter, I'm always interested in the quilting and how it enhances the piece being quilted - you hit it spot-on!

    ReplyDelete
  74. Your version of the pillow is really cute. I like your swirly quilting. Well done!

    ReplyDelete
  75. I really like the special touches you added to your pillow especially the Snowman from Christmas Past. I'm a follower. My favorite Christmas Carol is Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree.

    ReplyDelete
  76. I`m a follower and love your pillow with details you added.My favorite is Tamborilero By Raphael.Thanks for sharing!!

    ReplyDelete
  77. I am a follower and my favorite Christmas carol is Silent Night. My granddaughters play it on the PIano and the violin.

    ReplyDelete
  78. WHat a fun pillow! Love the quilting!

    ReplyDelete
  79. I'm a new follower and found you via the blog-a-thon. I love your pillow! I have two favourite carols...Silent Night and Angels We Have Heard on High.

    ReplyDelete
  80. I just became a follower. I love your ghost of snowmen past haunting the village. Such lovely fabric choices and the stitching is wonderful. Beautiful pillow. Silent Night is a favorite carol.

    ReplyDelete
  81. I love all the gorgeous fabrics you used for your pillow village. Very lovely!

    ReplyDelete
  82. Great quilting! Love the snowman!

    ReplyDelete
  83. I love your pillow!! It's gorgeous!!! Perfect for the holidays. My favorite carol is silent night! I'm a follower!!

    ReplyDelete
  84. I can tell you had fun with this design, Carolyn! Great fabric choices along with the quilting details. You made me smile over the snowman from christmas past... I love your "ghostly" snowman. :o)

    ReplyDelete
  85. Sew cute! I love Santa baby. Fun to sing!

    ReplyDelete
  86. YOur pillow is just darling.

    ReplyDelete
  87. Wow! I love all the details and the lovely quilting. Great job! I am a happy follower. Fav songs?.. for fun: Rocking round the Christmas tree and for the true meaning of Christmas: Silent Night

    ReplyDelete
  88. Love your work. I am a new follower and my favorite Christmas carol is Mary Did You Know? It gives me chills every time I hear it.

    ReplyDelete
  89. I am a new follower and I love your pillow...favorite Christmas carol?...oh my goodness....Here Comes Santa Claus...see you on November 26th, that's my day! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

    ReplyDelete
  90. Your pillow is beautiful! Thank you for sharing

    ReplyDelete
  91. Love your pillow Carolyn! The quilting is lovely. Thanks for the chance to win.

    ReplyDelete
  92. lovely pillow, so awesome details and great fabrics!

    ReplyDelete
  93. Love all your extra details--especially the Christmas lights!

    ReplyDelete
  94. O Holy Night is my favorite carol. I adore your pillow and the special snowman. So creative!!

    ReplyDelete
  95. Darling job ... I love your use of the striped print! One of my favorite carols (because it's impossible to have just one) is O Come, O Come Emmanuel. I love the melody in minor almost as much as the meaning of the lyrics! :)

    ReplyDelete
  96. New Blog Follower, and I love "Mary Did You Know", we have the Kathy Matta version, it's so beautiful.
    ncjeepster (at) aol (dot) com

    ReplyDelete
  97. What a great pillow Carolyn- love all the fun details. I am a long time follower and my favorite Christmas carol is Angels we have heard on high though I love many other traditional pieces like O Holy Night and O Come O Come Emmanuel. I should check out a few newer ones.
    Thanks for participating in the blog hops- it is always fun to see what others are doing.
    Regards from Edmonton,
    Anna

    ReplyDelete
  98. I am a new follower of your blog. I am in awe of your applique skills, your ghost snowman is amazing. My favorite Christmas carol is hard to narrow down since I spent my high school and early college years as my church organist, but I think I would have to choose O Holy Night. Thank you for a chance for your giveaway.

    ReplyDelete
  99. What a fun Pillow! I have been a follower for awhile now. And my favorite is the Christmas version of Cannon in D.

    ReplyDelete
  100. Your pillow is beautiful. Love all the extra's. Great job. I am a follower and love watching to see all the beautiful things you do.

    ReplyDelete
  101. I am a new follower. I have to say 'Silent Night' is my fave.

    ReplyDelete
  102. Love your snowmen coasters!!!

    ReplyDelete
  103. love your pillow and coasters thanks

    ReplyDelete
  104. Those coasters are so cute. Your pillow turned out so nice also. My favorite carol would be the first Noel. It is so pretty.

    ReplyDelete
  105. Love your coasters. They are so darn cute. Like your pillow too. My favorite carol is probably not a carol, but I love "last Christmas."

    ReplyDelete
  106. Marsha Kestner12/01/2012 7:05 pm

    I love your pillow it is so bright and the snow man makes it special! I can't really pick a favorite song. I love them all but my favorite album is by City on a hill titled Its christmas Time! I wear it out every year!

    ReplyDelete

Your comments make my day!