Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Holiday Lane Pillow Blog Hop

It's begun!! The Holiday Lane Pillow Blog Hop is finally underway. I signed up for this hop back in September, and for some reason, our lovely hostess/cheerleader for this hop Pauline, The Quilt-N-Queen, thought I should post on day # 1. Scary stuff, when you see who else is posting today. There are some incredible hoppers on today's schedule: (And let's never forget the irrepresible Madam Samm at Sew We Quilt for coming up with these hops!

Wednesday November 21

Sew Maybe I Can (You're here!)



So,,without further adieu,,here's my pillow.  I really enjoyed making this. It's been many, many years since I've done any applique, and I'm very pleased with how it turned out. 


 Notice the essentials of sewing for me--Timmy's cup,,sugar,,,water LOLOLOL




While looking for supplies for this pillow, I raided my stash and came up with a few changes in colours & materials. There was/is no white wool felt in my small town--anywhere! I tried regular craft felt, but it just didn't look right. So back to the stash I went. I found fur trim for Christmas stockings, tried it for the snow, and I love the way it looks!
  
If you look closely, you'll see I have a modern day Santa coming in,,,,,in a spaceship! The olive green house is a treasured piece of vintage fabric from the 1950s gifted to me by my wonderful mother-in-law. I love the way it looks.



I hope you've enjoyed my journey through Holiday Lane,,,I sure have.














My sincere apologies to everyone for my late posting. I've had an emergency here for the past 24 hours, and haven't been here.

Mary


49 comments:

  1. HI Mary..oh my goodness..your fabric is beautiful...I see all of your necessities...great work there Mary...sorry for your emergency..

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  2. Rosemary B here:
    your supplies all gathered looks like my set up most of the time. haha
    Your pillow turned out just beautiful. I love the colors together. The sky fabric is perfect!
    Thank you somuch for sharing and I certainly hope all is well on the homefront now

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  3. It's quite lovely and your background fabric was a perfect choice! Better late than never - don't worry.

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  4. I'm sorry you had an emergency--that's no fun--but hopefully it is over now. I'm glad you were able to post your pillow. I love the fur on your rooftops--very nice!

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  5. Mary, so sorry to hear about your emergency. Your fabric choices are perfect...it is a beautiful festive pillow. I LUV the sky fabric...perfect!!! I think I have some of that exact fabric in my stash...I will have to find it for my next Holiday Lane project. I really did want to have 2 finished....it's not likely to happen, maybe next years pillow. Thanks for your commitment and for sharing in the hop. Happy stitching! Pauline

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  6. Love the spaceship! Hope everything is fine now!

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  7. Great pillow.Nothing like going to Timmy's is there?
    But where is the doughnut

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  8. Love your fabric... especially that modern Santa sleigh, lol! I hope all is well now.

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  9. really cute. I like your starry fabric. Hope all is well now.

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  10. I hope everything is alright now. I love this pillow! Modern space santa is cute!
    hulseybg at gmail dot com

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  11. I'm glad I came back to see your cute village pillow. Thanks for sharing. Oh and the Santa sleigh is so cute.

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  12. Your village pillow is gorgeous.Hope things are better.Thanks for sharing!!

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  13. Love your village!!! Great "make-do" with the fur - it does look perfect! Small town living :o) gotta love it! I do hope your emergency turned out all right.

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  14. I hope that everything is sorted out and is OK.

    Your pillow is darling and I love the added spaceship for a bit of a chuckle. Great snow; I am going to make one and can't make up my mind what to use for the snow. Hmmmm...

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  15. Wonderful personalized touches added to your project...so fun that you included a special fabric from your MIL!

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  16. I like the snow. I was thinking something like that too, I glad all is well now and maybe you can have a happy Thanksgiving

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  17. Great pillow, I love the updated Santa's sleigh. Good improv on the snow.

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  18. Mary how nice to have that special piece of fabric in your pillow - memories make everything special. :) blessings, marlene

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  19. I do hope all is well with you now. I have several of your fabric pieces in my stash. Love the way your village came together. sew cute. Timmies fits so perfectly in a busy lane doesn't it S

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  20. Love this! The blue background is perfect and the spaceship is great. Have to try the fake fur for mine instead of felt- makes it look like Christmas and real snow

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  21. We all have our quilting 'needs'. Love your pillow.

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  22. Loved my journey down your holiday street.Love the timmies that is really important. You must be from Ontario. I live in Stratford and have a Timmies a block away.LOL

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  23. Great project! Love the blue background fabric!

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  24. Your pillow was worth the wait. The background fabric is perfect and it's nice that you included the special fabric from your MIL.

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  25. Hope everything is OK. Better late than never. Love your little village. Gosh, did the reindeer get air sick in that slick space ship?

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  26. I love your pillow!! It looks great!! Thanks for sharing with us!!!

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  27. Great pillow! You're right, that fur trim really does look like snow.

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  28. Hope things have settled down for you now. Love your pillow - especially the starry night sky and the spaceship!

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  29. Great job on your pillow! That spaceship is too funny!

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  30. Spaceship Santa is priceless! I love that yours was all stash as well! I tried, but only ended up using four stash fabrics in mine.

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  31. Cute pillow. I'm glad you were able to get your pillow posted for all of us to enjoy. Very cute detail:) Thanks for sharing!

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  32. Sweet pillow! Love the choice of fasbrics. Thanks for sharing.

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  33. Love your space-age Santa and the fur trim is just perfect!

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  34. Love the little space ship! makes the pillow truly unique - glad you could finally join us. Hope the emergency is all sorted now. Thanks for sharing.

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  35. That is cool..My grandsons would be proud. I like the way you think out side the box. Thank you for sharing.

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  36. Cute pillow. Thanks for sharing.

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  37. Love your pillow...great job using your stash...I used my stash too! See you on November 26th...my day! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

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  38. Hi Mary,
    your cushion ist gorgeous, thanks for sharing!
    Sorry for your emergency.
    Liebe Grüße
    Bente in Germany,
    newest follower here ☺

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  39. It looks great! Always fun to use special fabrics!

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  40. Simply love all the special touches you added to your pillow!

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  41. Love your selection of fabrics. Great pillow. Judy C

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  42. I love your cushion - especially the spaceship!

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  43. How fun to have a Sci Fi Santa!

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  44. I also love the look of the fur for the snow on the rooftops.

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  45. Love your pillow Mary! Hope everything is ok in your world now.

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  46. Hi!!! Very pretty!!! I love the little green house!!!!

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