Twas the night before Christmas and all down the lane...
The reindeer were playing their games....quite insane!
Poor Santa had just started out down the flue
when "middle aged spread" made it too hard to do!
So there he stuck fast while the reindeer, in glee,
Were as naughty and mischievous as they could be!
Prancer hung over the eaves for a wreath
While Dancer looked on in sheer disbelief!
Donner and Blitzen and Cupid played "Tag"
While Comet, how awful, dumped Santa's big bag!
Poor Rudolph sat quietly, shining his nose,
And all of the others - well, goodness! - Who knows!
While children were dreaming all snug in their beds,
Visions of bedlam filled Santa's poor head!
When morning came finally to Holiday Lane
Nobody dared fuss or even complain.
They pulled poor old Santa right out of that fix
By removing some mortar and quite a few bricks!
The reindeer had all flown back home quite ashamed
And knew that for all that they'd done they'd be blamed.
But Santa made up for the mess when he gifted
Each person, who smiled as his spirits were lifted.
and then he was gone without leaving a trace!
Be sure you go visit the others today on the Holiday Lane Blog Hop!
Friday November 23
I have not had time to go buy a giveaway, but I do like to give one. I will choose a winner the day after the hop is over and they will get something fun, I promise! It will be a Christmas surprise! One comment for a chance to win and another comment for following (on my sidebar).
Thanks to our sweet cheerleader Pauline, our hostess Mdm. Samm, and to Jill for the pattern!
Until next time.....
I absolutely love your version of this pillow! What a great story and cute reindeers :)ReplyDelete
I'm a follower :)ReplyDelete
Love your Christmas story and your pillow is delightful! Thank you for sharing and theReplyDelete
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I follow via email!ReplyDelete
Beautiful pillow and adorable story...love all the fun details! Thanks for sharing :o)ReplyDelete
Oooh this is so adorable - I love that you have used lots of reindeers and that they are all been a bit cheeky! I too was going to do santas boots sticking out of the chimney (did the same on my Think Its Christmas quilt) but my pillow was a bit too small and they looked odd but your legs and boots are fantastic. I also love the poem you have done - very entertaining! Thanks for sharing.ReplyDelete
I am following now too as I have so enjoyed my visit here today!ReplyDelete
Lovely pillow, thanks for sharing and hope I get the surprise!ReplyDelete
I am a follower!ReplyDelete
Oh this is absolutely sweet. Love the funny story! Cute!ReplyDelete
I amlooking forward to read more!ReplyDelete
Wow! What a great poem and a great pillow. Thank you so much for brightening up my morning!ReplyDelete
I am a follower!ReplyDelete
Wow I love the reindeers and all the details!! Looks so great :)ReplyDelete
Too funny! Love your poem and your pillow!!ReplyDelete
Oh.my.gosh!! Love your poem and those reindeer are too cute for words. Especially Comet!!ReplyDelete
I'm so glad you are a part of this blog hop! I confess...did a little reading of your other blogs...and quickly signed up to follow by email! Such a delightful read, adorable pillow and perfect jump start for the Christmas Season now upon us. Thanks for participating! :)ReplyDelete
sowingstitches [at] gmail [dot] com
Love your pillow, poem & the cute reindeer. Thanks for sharing.ReplyDelete
I'm a follower. Thanks.ReplyDelete
I love your rascally reindeer! Such a cute idea!ReplyDelete
I'm a follower too!ReplyDelete
The reinder is just adorable.Santa`s is coming.thanks for sharing!!ReplyDelete
Of course, a happy follower!ReplyDelete
Your pillow is so cute! I love the addition of the reindeer and decorations. So pretty.ReplyDelete
Oh my what a fabulously fun pillow you have created!! Looks like you had tons of fun with this project. I love it!ReplyDelete
ohhh LInda...what smiles came across my lips this morning...I thought you would be YOU in your approach and as always you DID IT....love it...all the details..emptying the gifts almost made me spill my coffee...ohhh and I do believe yes I do...check over there lolReplyDelete
Absolutely darling - your creativity never ceases to amaze me! blessings, marleneReplyDelete
And of course I'm a follower. :) blessings, marleneReplyDelete
What a delightful pillow! You added amazing details. That pillow is a smile-maker, that's for sure!! :)ReplyDelete
how fun that you added reindeer! cute- your craftsy badge, do you design patterns or video?ReplyDelete
Brilliant, just brilliant!ReplyDelete
Delightful Linda!! You have one great imagination thereReplyDelete
what an awesome pillow Linda and i enjoyed the little story,well done.xxReplyDelete
I am a very happy follower Linda,thankyou.xxReplyDelete
Oh my, your pillow is almost animated! It's beautiful.ReplyDelete
I love it, love it, love it. Such a great story told in such a tiny space. the detail is wonderful.ReplyDelete
I'm a follower, please count me in.ReplyDelete
Fantastic! Great poem and love the whole concept of the reindeer run a muck! Thanks for sharing.ReplyDelete
Your pillow is GREAT....I love the fabric choices and all the different additions are prefect. It keeps you looking and looking. Thank you for sharing, it is definitely a two thumbs up.ReplyDelete
Wonderful post! Great pillow...reindeer are sooooooooo cute. Hynix for the give away!ReplyDelete
I'm a follower and I'm so happy that I am! I love all your postings!ReplyDelete
hulseybg at gmail dot com
Your pillow and poem are just darling! I hope you have added the poem to the back of this wonderful pillow. It is so cute with all the reindeer and Santa being stuck! I love it!ReplyDelete
hulseybg at gmail dot com
so very very cute!ReplyDelete
I am a new follower! Pillow...very fun!ReplyDelete
I absolutely love your poem! Very creative!ReplyDelete
This was such a wonderful visit to your blog this morning! The story and the photos were so funny and entertaining. Your pillow is gorgeous, of course, and the stitching and fabric are just amazing. I love your pillow and your story...thanks for it all! I stalk, I mean follow you and enjoy it completely.ReplyDelete
What a magnificent entry! Can you hear the applause?! I love your pillow and story! Together they are pure...poetry :)ReplyDelete
Your creativity blows me away so naturally I follow you ;)ReplyDelete
Wow!! I just love all the extra details you added to your pillow. It's gorgeous!!ReplyDelete
You are SO creative! I am so jealous. Thank you for sharing. I will definitely be back to see what's next.ReplyDelete
Adorable story to fit your cute pillow! Love the reindeers and all! Thanks for sharing your talent!ReplyDelete
I'm a follower!ReplyDelete
Love your pillow. The reindeer are so cute. Made me smile. Thank you so much for sharing.ReplyDelete
I love the detail that goes along with the darling little poem. VERY cute.ReplyDelete
I always look forward to the hops just to see yours. Love your pillow and the story that goes with it.ReplyDelete
And of course I am an email follower.ReplyDelete
Thanks for the chance to win.ReplyDelete
Brand new follower. Really need to do more than scan through your tutorials and definately need to try your method of Freezer Paper Applique.ReplyDelete
This is so WOW esp when i see it up close. Love the houses too. What? This is a giveaway too? I'm IN.ReplyDelete
What an adorable pillow and your reindeer story is cute! You should be writing books for children!ReplyDelete
I love your creativity. The poem is amazing and the pillow is darling thanks for sharing.ReplyDelete
I am a follower, I always enjoy seeing what you are working on!ReplyDelete
I am a follower by e-mail and google friends.ReplyDelete
Linda, Linda, Linda ... I *adore* what you've done with this pillow! It's so stinkin' creative (stinkin' is a family word for "tremendously")! Great job -- I'll be smiling over it for the rest of the day!! :)ReplyDelete
How cute! Your additions of Santa's feet and the reindeer are precious. Thanks for sharing.ReplyDelete
Cute addition of Santa and his reindeer!! Love the colours you chose, as well.ReplyDelete
Would love to win your surprise giveaway!
Your pillow is my favorite of the hop so far. The pillow is so creative and so was your post. Kids will love trying to find all the reindeer. I'm new to blogging, this is my first blog hop and I'm having so much fun "meeting" new people from all over the world. I live in California so we're almost neighbors.ReplyDelete
Dear, dear Linda....you make our hearts sing and lift our spirit, you brightened our day. You are always sEw creative and never leave out a detail The pillow was a delight to see and the story a delight for all to read. Thank you for your commitment and for sharing your time and inspiration by participating in this Holiday blog hop. I always look forward to see what you have created. Happy stitching, PaulineReplyDelete
How cute! Love your story, too. Thanks for sharing and participating in the hop!ReplyDelete
OMG, your pillow is wonderfully funny! I couldn't resist joining a quilter with a great sense of humor!ReplyDelete
HI! YOUR PILLOW IS SO NEAT!ReplyDelete
THANKS FOR SHARING!
HAPPY TO FOLLOW YOU VIA GFC!ReplyDelete
LOVE this- so, should I leave my address here for you to send it to me ? :)ReplyDelete
I am a follower already!ReplyDelete
Love the story behind the pillow. Your pillow nis darling!!ReplyDelete
This whole blog entry is down-right adorable and wonderful!!! Loved your poem which made your pillow come to life. I loved Santa getting stuck and Rudolf shining his nose - handerchief and all! I hope you tell children (yours, grands, nieces, nephews, whomever) your stories cuz you are a joyful storyteller! I'm signing up to follow you for sure!ReplyDelete
Thanks so much, I really love your pillow and all the goodies on it! Thanks for sharing.ReplyDelete
What a wonderful story teller you are. Love the image of Santa getting stuck ;~} . And the pillow is sew cute.ReplyDelete
I love your cute story, so fun to read. Great pillow and idea.ReplyDelete
Linda, I appreciate you so much - always know that you will come up with something creative and wonderful - love your story and your pillow. Judy CReplyDelete
I am a very delighted follower. Judy CReplyDelete
What a great pillow and story you shared with us. Really like the material you choose for your sky and the quilting that you did. One thing I love so far on this blog hop is the changes that each person has done to the pattern to make it their own.ReplyDelete
Marj in Mexico
Those reindeer are adorable! Great job!ReplyDelete
I'm a very happy follower (via email) Thank you for the chance to win your giveaway (I'm sure it will be something fantastic)ReplyDelete
Marj in Mexico
Love your pillow and poem!!! Too cute :)ReplyDelete
love you story and pillow.ReplyDelete
i am a follower.ReplyDelete
I've been a Long Time Happy Happy Happy FollowerReplyDelete
Your Holiday Poem/story was quite clever and went perfectly with your lovely pillow. As always I'm never disappointed with anything you make!! I love your creations, Linda!!!ReplyDelete
you are so creative with your pillow and your post. It is fun. thanks for sharing.ReplyDelete
i am a followerReplyDelete
I love your poem, and the added extra details are just so charming! Nice work.ReplyDelete
I am a follower too!ReplyDelete
Oh, Linda. Your cushion is so gorgeous. I just love it!ReplyDelete
I'm a follower. Thanks for the lovely giveaway (what ever it is!).ReplyDelete
the deer and polk dots make it whimiscal and really cuteReplyDelete
Adorable! Love the reindeer and santa. Thsnks for sharing & the opportunity to win.ReplyDelete
I just had to say, I love your piece and all the fun things you added, it really makes me smile.ReplyDelete
Hi Linda...you make me smile! thanks! Hoping your Thanksgiving festivities are wonderful...with all your familyReplyDelete
Many Blessings to you, ~Karen
This is so cute! I love the reindeer theme and the Santa stuck in the chimney! What a great pillow!ReplyDelete
I love your pillow and the poetry! It had me laughing out loud and DH came over to see what was so funny.ReplyDelete
I'm a follower ;-)ReplyDelete
Thanks for the giveaway.
Love the story and the finished product!ReplyDelete
Your pillow just takes the cake! And your poem was awesome! Thanks so much for starting my day off with a chuckle!!ReplyDelete
I'm a follower :) Thank you for the chance to win a holiday surprise!ReplyDelete
I love your pillow it is adorable! The reindeer and santa are so cute! Love it!ReplyDelete
Love, love, love your pillow! Such cute ideas and the poem was great. Thank you for sharing it with us. See you on the 26th!ReplyDelete
Those reindeer are so fun and funny! What a great idea you came up with :)ReplyDelete
I am a follower of course I am!!ReplyDelete
fabulous!! I love your extra touchesReplyDelete
I love all your extra details, your cushion is very unique, beautiful!
I do follow your blog now, and it would be a big pleasure to welcome you to my blog too.
Have a nice sunday!
Bente in Germany
OMG I love your Reindeer Riot! Great story. Great pillow. Wonderful additions. Still laughing.ReplyDelete
Rosemary B here: well, I have been following your amazing blog for a while now.ReplyDelete
I adore this pillow, and the all of the expressive details you personally added, Just wonderful. Can I win this? heehee
Very nice story too. I love it
Thank you for sharing your creativity
Poor Santa he didn't start his night, right LOL. Great pillow I love it.ReplyDelete
Lovely pillow... And a great giveaway....ReplyDelete
Your pillow is wonderful. Creating the story and all of the wonderful details is really inspired. I loved seeing Santa upside down in the chimney. Thanks for sharing.ReplyDelete
I'm already a follower. Thanks for offering the giveaway. Of course I pinned the pillow.ReplyDelete
How cute! You really took the pattern to another level. :)ReplyDelete
I am already a Follower.ReplyDelete
What Fun! Santa's legs and the reindeer. Great.ReplyDelete
Your pillow is sew fun an cute. Thanks for sharingReplyDelete
I am already a follower. Thanks for the give awayReplyDelete
I love your pillow!!! Great job!ReplyDelete
Greetings from Germany
This is an adorable story of Santa and the reindeer with an equally adorable pillow. Please add me to the drawing -- I luv a mystery giveaway!ReplyDelete
That's a ton of fun!!ReplyDelete
Linda ... your pillow is so darling and whimsical. The poem is so much fun. Thanks for sharing ... :) PatReplyDelete
What a lovely poem story and in fabric too. You are very clever. Count me in the give away thanks.ReplyDelete
Your poem is so cute! I love your pillow with all of the added details, especially the Christmas tree in the window and, of course, Santa stuck in the chimney.ReplyDelete
I'm a new follower. Thank you for the opportunity to win a mystery giveaway. Surprises are so much fun!ReplyDelete
I love your poem, it really had me chuckling all the way through.ReplyDelete
I've been visiting you for quite a while now, but now I'm officially a follower instead of a stalker!ReplyDelete
What a great cushion Linda!ReplyDelete
I'm a happy follower!ReplyDelete
Very cute pillow. Can't wait to make mine. VivianReplyDelete
Your pillow is my favorite so far! Love all the little additions!ReplyDelete
lisamcgriff at hotmail dot com
Fabulous pillow and story....I sense a children's book!ReplyDelete
I absolutely love your pillow! Love that Santa got stuck and the reindeer are up there!ReplyDelete
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Hi!!! AWESOME!!! Love the reindeer and the santa!!! The story made me laugh!!! Too cute!!! Thanks for the fun and laughter!!!ReplyDelete
What amazing detail! I love the feel of fun and games you created.ReplyDelete