Thursday, November 29, 2012

Holiday Lane

Today is the Day! Not only is it the first of my DH's 2 birthdates - one his mother told him and he celebrated for 65 years and the one on his birth certificate. but also my day to show my attempt to make a Holiday Lane Pillow.  Many thanks to Madame Samm for thinking it up and to Pauline for all her hard work getting it ready. A special thank you to Jill for letting us use her pattern to make these pillows.

Thursday November 29



Music and coffee help soothe my soul and seemed just perfect for my cajun themed pillow. Lots of stars here in Acadian but alas the last standing snow was in 2004 but it is nice to make believe we will have a white Christmas
  I started the pillow before Thanksgivings but it sat on my ironing table until last night. You see, I started helping out at a local fabric shop and it has been taking away lots of my quilting time. But the up side is I get to pet the fabric all day! I have a second pillow cut out in true Christmas fabric to give as a gift but it will have to wait until time becomes less hectic.
   Here is a tour of my Cajun Christmas Village.
    The first house has a Christmas tree set up in the window. The second has an evergreen tree complete with pine cone decorations and a golden star. The third house is a coffee shop while house four has a party going on with lots of Zydeco music.House five is empty right now since the family is next door at the party. House six is home to a red bird. House seven's door is decorated for the season and there is a cutie peeping in the attic window.
  Lator Gators! May your Christmas season be filled with all the things and people who soothe your soul. Remember the Reason for the Season.



43 comments:

  1. very pretty. Love your dark blue sky!

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  2. Loving your pillow! Thanks for sharing!

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  3. I really like this and your colours are refreshing. Well done!

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  4. Now why did I not think of that...coffee houses...I just love this ...that is it...I need to make me another pillow...yours is very perky.love it to bits.

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  5. I love your cajun colors! :)

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  6. I love the texture of the fabrics you chose. It reminds me of Newport Beach for whatever reason. Maybe the ole time looking buildings!

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  7. How adorable! Your colors are wonderful, too!

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  8. It`s gorgeous.Thanks for sharing!

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  9. Fabulous! and I love the story of each house!
    Thanks for sharing!

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  10. You made the trip down Holiday Lane so creative...love, love, love this pillow! Oh, and lucky you to "pet" fabric all day. I'm so jealous! :O)

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  11. Love your interpretation to make it your own and your cute post. Beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

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  12. Great pillow.....love the fabrics....you have a Merry Christmas

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  13. I love the cajun village! Not everyone has snow so I like that you went with what you usually have for Christmas! I love these fabrics! Can I come visit for the Hoilday! That party down the street sure has peaked my interest! Great job!

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  14. Love how your pillow turned out.

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  15. Really pretty! I love your fabric choices!

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  16. I like the fabrics that you chose for your pillow. It made it turn out so perfect. I too, need my coffee and music to relax. Thank you for sharing.

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  17. Love your Cajun pillow and the stories about each house! Thank you for sharing.

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  18. Charlene I had to laugh at your description of the houses and their occupants - perfect for south Louisiana! I love your Holiday Lane, especially the Zydeco music window! blessings, marlene

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  19. I love the Christmas tree in the window! Very clever. Thanks for sharing.

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  20. I love your cajin Lane with all of the stories. No snow since 2004? I would love that! Thanks for sharing.

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  21. fun stories about the people who live in your little village! thanks for sharing.

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  22. Your pillow turned out fantastic! Love your story about each house and it's occupants. Very clever.

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  23. Your Cajin Lane is just perfect and you made it extra special. Judy C

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  24. Love your row of houses. I like that you made them brown colors. Thanks for sharing your pictures and being in the fun hop.

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  25. I love this, and especially love that you know just what is going on in each house. My father-in-law had 2 birth dates, also--one on his birth certificate (with the wrong name) and the one that his mother said he was born on--a difference of 6 months!

    Great job on your houses!

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  26. I love your pillow and I love your story about each house. Thanks for sharing

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  27. thanks you for sharing you little lane with us and all the folks who live there ;)
    Great job on your pillow,love that shade of blue, it sets them off sew nice.
    Merry Christmas
    in stitches

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  28. Rosemary B here:
    LOVE this. I adore the colors. I know nothing about cajun theme, but it looks beautiful to me! Each house has a story, I like that very much. I would be in the music house dancing.
    Thank you for sharing your creativity today.
    Have a Blessed Merry Christmas

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  29. Love your pillow, thanks for sharing.

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  30. I love your blue pillow. I am a bit jealous.....working in the quilt shop???? My dead had a similar deal with his birthday. His momma delivered
    Him just before midnight on st Patrick's day. But by the time the doctor cleaned up and got the paperwork, it was the next day.

    His mother was so catholic she was insistent he was born on the 17 th asso that is when we celebrated it


    Tell the handsome guy I hope he had a wonderful day, and the same for the "next" one too!

    glen

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  31. Love your Cajun Christmas! Great Colors. Now I need to figure out how to add another Birthday for me into the calender. Thanks For Sharing.

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  32. That looks like a fun lane to live on. Thanks for the story to go with each house; it makes it come alive. Great pillow. Merry Christmas to you, too.

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  33. Charlene, I love your Cajun Christmas Village, the fabrics are perfect..such a beautiful blue. Every village must have a coffee house. I would love to visit yours. Great job! Thanks for sharing your time and inspiration with us today. Happy stitching, Pauline

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  34. Great looking pillow! Love all your houses and what a beautiful blue for your background/sky. Thanks for sharing your pillow with us, Grest job!

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  35. Love your Cajun Christmas Village! I want to go to the party too!!! Your embellishments and occupants make your village just perfect!!! Thanks for sharing your creativity with us!!

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  36. Lovely. (and great story). Thanks for sharing.

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  37. wonderful holiday lane! love the blue fabric...and I am not a blue person, lol

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  38. Cute, cute, cute! Thanks for sharing.

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  39. Thanks for sharing, I don't know what I'm doing wrong, I don't see the picture(s).

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  40. I don't see the pictures either, just an x in the corner of the box. I'd love to see em!

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