Thursday, November 22, 2012

Holiday Lane Pillow "fight" and Giveaway

THIS CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED!  

Anyone up for a PILLOW fight?  
Think of it...hopping up and down on a bed, 
screaming and giggling 
feathers flying everywhere! 
FUN - FUN - FUN

sisters having a pillow fight


Start here and  "follow me" down my Holiday Lane!  
You will see my pillow but don't stop at the houses...
go to the end of the lane for
a chance to win my GIVE-AWAY.   
A Moda "Ready, Set, Snow" 42 pack of charms!  


For my pillow, I pulled all the fun fabrics from my Christmas stash!  
I don't do much applique...so this was a challenge.




Perfect pillow on the bed in my guest room.  

Flip it over and the back is all decked
out with Holiday trees. 

 

Since I am recovering from recent foot surgery
 and couldn't get out to buy stuffing or a pillow form, 
the pillow is stuffed with left over scraps of batting.  

I had to figure out what to use for the snow.. ah-ha 
cotton batting sewn down with free motion quilting to 
keep it from sliding off the rooftops!
And look...the background fabric looks like it is snowing!




The folks on my lane like to decorate so check out 
the glass beads used as white lights along the rooftops.
And here is a close up of the embroidered chimney smoke.



And there you have it..my Holiday Lane Pillow.

You have chances to win the Moda 42 charm pack !
 Become a new follower and let me know that ...
and/or tell me if you have been in a pillow fight. 
...give me the FUN feathery details!

Winner for the charm pack give-away 
will be drawn on Dec 1
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Please visit my neighbors as you stroll down  
the other Holiday Lanes today.
Rest your weary head upon all the lovely pillows.


Many thanks to Pauline,  Quilt N Queenfor all the snowballs thrown to keep us tracking down Holiday Lane!
To Madame Samm at Sew We Quilt for yet another fun hop.
And to Jill for providing the pillow pattern. 

May your next Kwilty Pleasure be a PILLOW-FIGHT!




117 comments:

  1. Kathy, your pillow is adorable...love your fabrics, front and back! Smart gal to use such fancy trimmings and embellishments on the houses and your backing is perfect! Really liked your post...but I have no funny stories to share about pillow fights! I am a follower though!

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  2. Oh Kathy, you did an outstanding job creating this :kwilty pleasure" ;)
    I really like the beading for lights and the backing is so cute!
    Thank you for the chance
    The hubster & I used to have the odd pillow fight and I'm sure you can guess where that lead (wink)

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  3. Love your pillow and the cute lights you added! Thank you for sharing and the great giveaway. jbechosend at sbcglobal dot net and I am a new follower!

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  4. What a beautiful pillow...especially love the beads and cute little buttons you embellished it with!!! Never had a pillow fight but I am a happy follower :o)

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  5. Love the pillow - I like the way you have used beads for lights they also could be icicles too - the buttons are lovely too. Thanks for sharing.

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  6. Your pillow is very cute, love the details! And thanks for the chance to win, I would love to have that fabric for this christmas!

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  7. Love your pillow and the added details! Great!

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  8. I already follow you and with three older brothers there has been a pillow fight or two!

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  9. I love all the little extras you added especially the cute little lights around the houses. I love the back of the pillow also! Thank you so much for sharing them with us!

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  10. Very cute and ingenious to us those batting scraps!

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  11. Pillow fights...the magic of childhood! :)
    I don't remeber all of the many details of fights from childhood but the epic 'fight' of all in our family was when my children were younger. We were visiting my parents and the children were tucked in bed as the adults were visiting downstairs...When out of no where came the most terrific loud blast of shouts and giggles. Upstairs in the big old farmhouse...the children had found the old feather pillows...and....when we adults dared to venture upstairs....In the middle of July, in Florida was a blizzard [I'm talking white out conditions] of feathers!

    sowingstitches [at] gmail [dot] com

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  12. Sweet little lane! I like your trim on the snow. Thanks so much!

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  13. Very pretty pillow. I love the material on the back. Thanks for having a give away. It looks like a very nice charm pack.

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  14. So gorgeous and the added details are just lovely !

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  15. Your pillow is beautiful. The fabrics are so pretty and the candy cane looks so fun in the window.

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  16. Great idea to use leftover batting. I have tons of that around. Beautiful pillow, much to beautiful for a pillow fight!! LOL!

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  17. Welll Kathy, your stitching, fabric choices, your fire steam..( what do you call that in English) lol it perfection...you were also considered for our top 3 today....YOU should all have been up there... batting idea fabulous..... love all the details...

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  18. Kathy this is just darling! I'm off today to look for a few embellishments for my pillow (I post next week) but I doubt I find any as cute as yours! blessings, marlene

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  19. Your pillow is adorable!
    I'm a long time follower.
    Since I raised three sons, I have been in many pillow fights! Most of them started by ME! (Nothing to break up a tense situation like a little pillow free for all!)

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  20. Beautiful pillow with beautiful details. The glass beads you added does it for me. :)

    thimbleroom(at)gmail(dot)com

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  21. love the sequins on the snow! great pillow

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  22. Love your pillow the embellishments are just perfect!

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  23. I am a new follower. Love your creation!! Fabulous embellishments. No pillow fight here; that I remember anyway...lol

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  24. You've added the perfect embellishments - your pillow is beautiful!

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  25. Great pillow. The beads for the white lights was a great idea. Pillow fights? I remember encouraging my kids - sometimes - and telling them to stop once it got out of control!

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  26. The details on this wonderful pillow are terrific. I love the touch of the smoke rising from the chimmney.

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  27. Your pillow looks great...I like the extras you added, especially the smoke coming out the chimney. Thanks for the chance at the great giveaway. Hope I am lucky.

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  28. The added embellishments really make your pillow look beautiful. I love the use of glass beads as lights..very clever! Everything about your pillow is just perfect. :O)

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  29. Love a good pillow fight but not with this little beauty....hahaha.

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  30. Well, I'd say the folks are your pillow lane are all set for Christmas now! very cute decorations! I'm recovering from foot surgery too so I know what you mean about getting out and about! I'm a follower! I don't recall any pillow fights at my house.
    hulseybg at gmail dot com

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  31. I am a new follower...cute pillow with beads...very creative!! Love it

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  32. Just pillow fights with my boys when young....no bursting of pillows with feathers thank goodness!

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  33. I just love the little details you added to the pillow. Just gorgeous!!

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  34. I love the embellishments you have added to your pillow! We used to have pillow fights but we also would have pillow races down the stairs. We would sit on the pillow & slide down the stairs. I am now a follower. Thanks for sharing.

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  35. Great embellishments on your holiday lane pillow! Beautiful! Hmmm...pillow fights...not in a very long time!

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  36. You did a great job on your pillow. Love how you did your snow, and embellishments.Thank you so much for sharing.

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  37. Your pillow is darling and I love the "ice" hanging from the roofs.

    I am a new follower and, yes, I have been in a pillow fight in the past, but have broken up way too many around here.

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  38. New follower. Like the embellishments you did to the pillow.

    Pillow fight - unfortunately yes in my childhood. Youngest of the family and only girl. 2 older brothers so if you can call being whacked by them a pillowfight

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  39. Great job!! I really like the way you creatively embellished your pillow! Hope the foot is recovering nicely -- I had a foot surgery on the 7th. I was off it for a couple of weeks, but now I'm hobbling around! And I'm both a follower *and* have been involved in many pillow fights (one as recently as last night)!! :)

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  40. OOOH - that charm pack looks awesome! Would love to win!
    Like your version of the pillow and using cotton batting was a great idea!

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  41. Great job! Thanks for participating and for the giveaway! I've had several pillow fights in my day (or rather night).

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  42. Very cute! Love the use of the beads for the lights. I am a new follower. I don't ever remember being in a pillow fight! I think I have changed my settings so that I m NOT a no reply blogger, but just in case debbi.cline(at)gmail.com

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  43. Love the front and the back! Your embellishments are adorable!

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  44. HI! LOVE YOUR PILLOW!
    NEW FOLLOWER VIA GFC!


    msstitcher1948@yahoo.com

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  45. THANKS FOR YOUR BLOG!
    THANKS FOR A PRETTY GIVEAWAY TOO!
    HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

    msstitcher1948@yahoo.com

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  46. Am a new follower and I love your pillow!

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  47. I love your polka dot houses and the Xnas light hanging from the roof. Very cute. I just became a new follower.

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  48. Great pillow and I loved all the embellishments especially the clear beads - they just add some twinkley sparkle. Not a real pillow fight - though I've used a pillow to two to 'smack' a sister or brother. Mom was on us in a flash if we used her good feather pillows so roughly!

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  49. My grandson LOVES to pillow fight (he is also really bossy about what you can and cannot do) so we have had lots of pillow fights - he is five.

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  50. Love that background fabric - very nice and glittery. Judy C

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  51. I am one of your newest devoted followers. Judy C

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  52. The candy canes and the glass beads were great touches!

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  53. Your pillow is wonderful! I love the glass beads and the way you up-cycled the batting - both in and out! Aren't decorative buttons just the best? I'm a happy new follower of your creativity! Hope your healing is quick, painless and thorough!!!

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  54. I can't remember being in a pillow fight... but I am allergic to the feathers!
    I love your pillow and your embellishments!

    Susie
    legato1958@aol.com

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  55. Love how you decorated your houses in the pillow. I don't ever remember having a pillow fight. LOL

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  56. Your pillow is fabulous! great use of batting and the beads are such a great addition.
    I haven't had a pillow fight since I was a child.

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  57. AAH...Pillow fights always got me in trouble as a kid so I decided to avoid them at all costs! I either ended up hurt, hurting someone else, or breaking something..LOL! I think winning your charm pack would sure make-up for a lifetime of failed pillow fights!.... I also love your ingenuity in making do with what you had on hand to make your pillow...good job!!! Hope your foot is doing better BTW!! Enjoy your Christmas season. Your festive little pillow is a great start to your decorating!
    Blessings
    Gmama Jane

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  58. I have been in several pillow fights, some with my brother and sister and sometimes my mom would join in. We would always end up falling on the pillows in a pile of laughter. Love your pillow with the glass beads and the candy canes in the windows.

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  59. The best thing about blog hops is finding new bloggers. Glad I found you and am now a follower.

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  60. Delightful details like the ones you added add so much to your pillow! No pillow fights in my past that I recall...just the usual sibling fights, with or without pillows!

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  61. I like to throw the pillows on my gbabies when i am making the bed, it makes them laugh

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  62. Hi Kathy, aren't hops a great way to find new blogs to follow?! I love all the inspiration. I am now a follower of your blog. As for pillow fights, when one has 6 younger brothers there are always fights...er, I mean pillow fights! LOL

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  63. I haven't been in a pillow fight in years, I don't know if my DH would appreciate me swinging a pillow at him. I use to enjoy pillow fights with my girls when they were little, but it has been 30+ years.
    Marj in Mexico
    thelady(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  64. I'm a follower. Thank you for the chance to win your giveaway.
    Marj in Mexico
    thelady(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  65. Shucks! I love a good pillow fight but I am an "Old" follower. HEE HEE! I got a swing in any way. Love your interpretation of Holiday Lane.

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  66. I love the added touches on your pillow and your fabric "scraps". Great job! As kids we often climbed on top of the bed to have a good, old-fashioned pillow fight. Thanks for reminding me of old memories!

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  67. Your pillow looks wonderful! I love the fabrics and the glass beads as lights. I haven't been in a pillow fight since I was a kid but they are fun. I'm a follower and thanks for the giveaway.

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  68. Kathy,while strolling down your Holiday Lane I love how the roof tops sparkled with the twinkling lights. The embellishments and quilting are perfect. Great job...it's definitely a beautiful pillow for your guest room. Thank you for your commitment and for sharing your time and inspiration in the Holiday Lane blog hop. Happy stitching, Pauline

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  69. I'm sure I have been in a pillow fight, but it's been so long ago, I really don't remember anything about it. Thanks for sharing the cute pillow with us.

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  70. Pillow fights are a long ago memory with my sister. I am visiting her in February perhaps I will take a whack at her with a pillow. Thanks for sharing your pillow. The embellishments makes it special!

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  71. Great pillow! I love all your embellishments!

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  72. I love your pillow and the emblellishments, very nicely done! I haven't been in a pillow fight for a long time, they are fun!

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  73. I'm having "pillow envy" seeing all the beautiful pillows that are being made. love your little embellishments. Thanks for the giveaway. You look like a fun person to follow.

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  74. Oh, I am sure I have had a pillow fight, just can't recall it at the moment!!!!!

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  75. I follow by e-mail. I love your pillow. They are all so cute. I have been thinking on how to embellish mine and am getting tons of ideas from all of you. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  76. I wish I would of got into this. I love all the pillows. You did a great job. Nancy P. nplyman@yahoo.com

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  77. Love the details. Sweet pillow. I am a follower. Thanks for sharing & the opportunity to win.

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  78. -great pillow, lovely details and beautiful quilting!

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  79. Rosemary B here: I want to win I want to win :-D
    Well, I think your pillow is so beautiful that I would like to win that, hmmmm?
    I really really adore your lovely pillow, so cute and perky. love the back too, so Christmassy and happy
    I have already been following you for a jillion days :-D
    Thank you for sharing your creativity

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  80. Your pillow just sparkles. Must be all the Christmas lights! Great fabrics. Love the back

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  81. I love your added touches. Great pillow. Thank you for sharing

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  82. I love the pillow.....the beads make it so glittery....I love it...

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  83. The pillow looks great! I particularly like the glass beads you used to simulate Christmas lights. I'm a new follower. I don't remember ever having a pillow fight.

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  84. Very sweet! I love your beads and LOVE your smoke!

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  85. Great idea of using batting for the snow and the sparkle of the beads is a very nice touch. I remember having pillow fights with my girl friend and keeping our parents up. So much fun.

    Ursula

    uschbear at gmail dot com

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  86. I love your pillow! So many wonderful details and very clever use of materials.

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  87. i am a new follower your pillow is gorgeous i am now looking forward to following you ..........i came over from karens linky party !!

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  88. Such a beautiful project and I think the use of batting for snow is brilliant!

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    1. Very nice pillow, thanks for sharing!I love it!!!
      Greetings from Germany
      Nicole

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  89. Thank your for sharing your beautiful pillow. I love your fabric choices

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  90. Thanks for your holiday lane pillow post. The embellishments and stitchery really makes your pillow special. My last pillow fight was with my 1+ yo grandniece on Thanksgiving Day. She loves pillows and climbed up on my bed while I was laying there, doing her best to cover me with pillows. Of course, she does claim all the pillows as "Mine" ... a signal that the terrible twos will soon arrive.

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  91. I am really getting into the holiday spirit with these creative pillows!

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  92. I love the candy cane buttons--they are a perfect addition to your pillow.

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  93. Fun, fun, fun pillow! Love the added embellishments and the smoke coming out of the chimney.

    I never had any pillow fights with my sisters, but we got into other mischief.

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  94. Great cushion! I love the embellishments you added!

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  95. I haven't had a pillow fight in years but my children still love them!

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  96. I am a new follower!
    lisamcgriff@hotmail dot com

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  97. I haven't been in a pillow fight since I was young and me and my sister go into one!
    wow was mom mad...
    lisamcgriff@hotmail dot com

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  98. Love your pillow! yes, I have been in a pillow fight with my cousins and my sister, I was 9 y/o. We busted one true feather pillow and my aunt made us clean up all the feather/goose down from it. Was fun until we had to do that.

    Fawn

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  99. I'm a new follower! I have not been in any pillow fights, even when I was a kid... Maybe I should start one when relatives are over for Christmas. Love your pillow :)

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  100. I don't remember the last time I was in a pillow fight!

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  101. Hi!!! I love your pillow!!! Very pretty!!!! My gs starts one every week!!! Which I tend to loose!!! No feathers flying though!!! But they are very fun with him!!! I am an old follower any way you look at it!!! hee hee

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  102. Thanks for the chance to win. New follower and your pillow is super cute. I am sure I have been in many pillow fights as I am the get made and hit someone with a pillow type person. :)

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  103. Love all of the special window scenes.

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  104. I love your pillow. I am a follower and I don't have a pillow fight lol

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  105. I'm a new follower. Love your pillow color scheme. :) Haven't been in any feathery pillow fights that I remember, but I'm sure there were some pillow fights at sleepovers in my teens. LOTS of fun was had.

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