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Do you every feel you are like the hamster running on it's wheel and getting nowhere. That would be me!!
That is how I've been feeling the whole month of December.
I would have sworn I had another weekend before I head to Canada for the holidays. Where has this month gone???
A huge thank you to everyone who left me sweet comments
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.
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 !!
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.
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!!