Tuesday, November 11, 2014

My Day on 'Twas the Night Blog Hop



Ho, Ho, Ho....Welcome to my home!
I am the last stop on the first day of this wonderful, super-fun blog hop created by Madame Samm of Sew We Quilt and our amazing super "elf" Marlene of Stitchin' By The Lake. Thank you both for kickin' us into gear and supplying us with lots of super ideas for holiday gifting and beyond! 

My Amazing Gift is from Wendy!
I do not know how I got so lucky to have landed after Wendy, but I did. I don't know how, when Wendy's life is upside down, she managed to make a beautiful hanging worthy of QuiltFest, but she did. I don't know how she is managing, but she is and I am sending all my prayers and thoughts her way.

All of my ideas are pretty straightforward, so rather than prattle on, I'll just let you look through my pictures. If you have any questions, I'll be happy to answer them. Getting started on presents was really fun and I am in the spirit of giving...how about you?!

Baby Sock Coin Purses






Knitted Neck Scarves
25"x 8", size 13 needles
cast on 20 stitches






My dear friend and co-worker, Christine, modelling the scarf I made for her in her son's college colors...very elegant.




Thread Scarves
86" x 6"







Sandwiched in between two pieces of sticky water soluble paper, then stitched north and south, then east and west....rinsed gently in the machine, lay out to dry, then lightly pressed.


Table Runners
106" x 141/2"







Placemats
14" x 18"

Made lots of placemats from leftover pieces and patterns from the Africa fabrics I have been using.....every mat is different sinnce I was using scraps. I also did not use any batting or flannel and just lightly stitched in the ditch.





Here are the friends I am sharing the day with ......

Quilting Quietly - that's me :)

Please stop by to see them all 
and leave some holiday cheer!



84 comments:

  1. Wowwee....you almost make me want to pick up my knitting needles again...great scarves...and the thread scarves...very very cool! The little bitty baby sockie purses made me smile (tho I do wonder about all those little bare tootsies you've left behind...lol)....Super table runners and your placemats...LOVE! Gorgeous Christmas wall hanging from Wendy....awesome post! Ho Ho Ho

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  2. What a great variety of quick gifts! Love the baby sock purses and the scarves. Thank you for sharing and Happy Holidays!!!!

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  3. You have been a busy lady! Love the scarves...wish I could knit. I can crochet, but when you throw in that extra needle...my brain just freezes. So jealous of your skill right now. How my girls would love some of those. Sock purses are adorable.. such a great group of fun projects. LOVE your gift you lucky lady. Merry Christmas! ~Cori

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  4. Just adore the baby sock purses - everything is just so pretty, I would have trouble gifting - would want to keep it all.

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  5. You are just a bevy of gift ideas! Love the scarfs. I have never seen that before. Very cool (well warm, if your wearing one). Wendy made you an adorable hanging. Have a happy holiday season!

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  6. Great ideas! I love that hanging ... I'm definitely going to try some placemats with no batting next go-round and see how they work in my family. Never seen them done that way. Thanks for sharing and teaching me today. Merry Christmas!

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  7. Such pretty ideas for gift making, Mary! Those baby sock coin purses are so adorable and goodness knows it's scarf season here, so that gift would be something wonderful to make and give (plus to make and keep ;o). Thanks for the great ideas!

    Enjoy that sweet mini from Wendy! It's gorgeous and seems to found it's way to the perfect home for it.

    Thanks so much for sharing today!

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  8. I love the scarves, vety decorative they are! The small clutches are sooo pretty, what a funny idea! But coming from Africa, you know what I like best ..... :-) love them!

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  9. Lovely scarves and table runners! Thanks for sharing.

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  10. I think you lucked out with that wallhanging it's so adorable from Wendy. I love the coin sock purses and those scarves, very very cool.

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  11. What great ideas you had! Love the wall hanging you received.

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  12. Wow! Such lovely gifts...that thread scarf is amazing, what an interesting idea. Oh and I just love the baby sock coin purses..how very adorable! Love your hanger showing Wendy's little hanging...great post with lovely photos...a great ending to an awesome day. Thank you!

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  13. Mary Pat ! I am in LOVE with those African fabrics...I love scarves too...I think everyone in Texas all the way north to Canada could use a beautiful one like that ToDAY !! Wendy sent you an AWESOME gift ! Don't you love how the word Christ shines !

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  14. Hi Mary Pat! Such great ideas. Those coin purses are adorable! I love the table runners and placemats too. I don't knit, but the scarves are beautiful and how I love your new wall hanging. Wendy did a beautiful job.

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  15. yes you are filled with holiday cheer..your projects are all delightful....Merry Christmas is a perfect way to begin this season....glad you joined us...

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  16. Merry Christmas!! Love,love,love it all! Say "Hi!" to Christine for me :-)

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  17. The wall hanging you received is beautiful, and all your projects are so colorful and special!

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  18. The gift you received is wonderful, so sweet. The presents you made, wow! Everything is just splendid. You`re a great knitter! I`m a crochet gal, wanna be knitter.

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  19. What a cute wall hanging! I love how cheerful and bright it is. And thanks for the great gift ideas.

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  20. I love it all my friend. Someday....I hope to be as inspiring as you.

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  21. I bet my granddaughters would love those coin purses - I'm going to town today so I'll be looking for some cute ones to try! I have one of those thread scarves made by my daughter and it's one of my favorites - anyone receiving one of your scarves is going to be thrilled! blessings, marlene

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  22. The thread scarves are fascinating and the knitted scarves will be coming in very handy here in the NE US this week. And the baby sock coin purses are too sweet for words. Wonderful ideas all the way around.

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  23. Enjoy your super cute wall hanging from Wendy. She did an awesome job. As did you. Wow, what a lot of great gifts/ideas. The thread scarves are really cool. So dressy looking. I am thinking scarves too, only mine will be crocheted. One needle is enough for me, thank you. LOL Thank you for sharing all these great ideas and I hope you enjoy your holidays.

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  24. Thank you for all the great gifting ideas. You are sew creative, Mary Pat. I love the baby sock coin purses!
    Lucky you ... Your gifty from Wendy is so nifty ... :) Pat

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  25. Love those african fabrics and the scarves and scrumptious. I'm going to try the threaded one.... Cute wallhanging from Wendy, too! yessewingisfun@yahoo.com

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  26. Wendy's sweet gift is so beautiful...lucky you! My goodness...such beautiful gift ideas you've shared! The threaded scarves are gorgeous!

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  27. I like the idea of the thread scarf, and I know someone who would love one! Thanks!

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  28. Winter is knitting weather for me and I am definitely borrowing your neck scarf idea...my arthritic neck is begging for one. And, my granddaughter is going to love a thread scarf. Thanks for giving me my winter-time, in-front-of-the-tv (no fireplace in the new home) projects.

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    1. I forgot to say how much I admire those happy, happy placemats. Looks like party time.

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  29. Great ideas and your wall hanging is wonderful :)

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  30. Your placemats are stunning, I really like the vibrancy of them! Everything is wonderful!

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  31. The knitted scarves are very clever being able to wear over or under ones clothing. They have to be warm too, making them my favorite. The place matts run a close second for me. All your sewing projects would make wonderful gifts.

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  32. I love the scrappy place mats and the tablerunner, wonderful!
    You are such a lucky girl, Wendy gave you a really beautiful gift!
    Thanks for sharing!
    Bente

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  33. Your projects are all fabulous. The scarves are beautiful and the runners are great! I love the African prints you used. Your mini quilt you received is wonderful!

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  34. You are a very busy elf...I love all your gift giving ideas...those sweet sock purses...and the scarves, awesome!! The beautiful mini from Wendy is absolutely perfect ...now I want to make one too. I'll find a day....Happy Holidays!!

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  35. these are wonderful projects. Yes I agree you are a busy person

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  36. How beautiful! I love your little coin purses as well! Great job!

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  37. Mary Pat, Everything is just stunning!! Your Gifts and Fabrics are so beautiful! Thanks so much for sharing this lovely Holiday Collection with us!!
    Huggs, Nancy

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  38. Such a cute little hanging from Wendy! It just brings an overload of cheer! The other items are great too. Love the thread scarves and the table runners. Thanks for the inspiration today!

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  39. Your sock coin purses are my favorite, but I also love all the color you have going on, thank you for sharing!

    ~Brandy

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  40. What a fabulous quiltie. Perfect for the season. Love all your gift ideas! Those coin purse socks are just adorable!

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  41. Lovely quilt hanging from Wendy. Love you ideas and those sock coin purses are just too cute for words! Thanks for sharing.

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  42. So very happy that you enjoy the Christmas hanging ... truly!! I adore your sock purses and the scarves ... fantastic! I am tempted to try my hand at the thread scarf after seeing your pictures! Thank you for sharing and I wish you all that is great!

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  43. Cute little sock purses. But then your thread scarves are awesome. Great projects.

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  44. Great ideas - just love the baby sock coin purses! fun ideas . Happy hOlidays

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  45. WOW! What gorgeous projects. I absolutely love the little sock coin purses. I haven't seen these before, but they are just darling. Thank you so much for sharing today.

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  46. That's a wonderful collection of gifts! You are set. Very pretty all of it. And I love the wall hanging Wendy did for you!

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  47. Your post is so full of inspiration. Love those scarves. Wendy made such a sweet wall hanging.

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  48. Wow, you sure we're busy. All your projects are beautiful. I especially liked your thread scarfs. Those look like they took a lot of time to make but yet they look like they would be fun to make. Thank you for sharing all.

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  49. Hi!!!! Wow!!!! I can't stop saying Wow!!!! Wonderful gifts!!!!! I love them all!!!!! The baby socks are too adorable!!!!!! Go Santa!!!!!!

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  50. So many beautiful creations! I love them all! Such wonderful work. :)
    -Brittany

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  51. You have been a good little elf :) Lots of great ideas. My heart is pitter-patting over the baby stocking purses. I think they would be so fun for my granddaughters as they do their Christmas shopping or to put a little gift card in for my daughters. Just need to jump on the snap purse bandwagon. Thanks for sharing. Janita

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  52. Great ideas. I have never tried those thread scarves but they look beautiful.

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  53. ooh what fun projects- I love the runners- I havea ton of strips my CA mom ordered off of ebay for me!

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  54. I laughed out loud at the baby sock coin purses. Those are brilliant and adorable! I love the table runner and the placemats too.

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  55. Very different and colorful projects.

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  56. I love those place mats and those baby socks coin purses are just adorable! Great job!

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  57. Cute little sock purses. I like the scarves, never thought of putting buttons on one. Smart idea. Table runners from scraps are a great idea for instant decorating. Happy Holidays.

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  58. Love your table runners. What a great way to use strips. You have great ideas for presents as well. Those baby sock purses. cute. I love you the cute wall hanging you received. So neat. Happy Holidays.

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  59. Those thread scarves are very pretty,and intriguing at the same time! Will have to give those a try sometime,thanks for sharing!

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  60. Wow you are quite the over-achiever with sew many wonderful gifts to create last minute. Thank you sew very much for sharing and hopping. Creative T'was the Night Bliss...

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  61. You received a fabulous gift from Wendy! Loving all of your ideas for quick gifts, especially the baby sock coin purses and the neck wrap.

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  62. Amazing yarn projects! The baby socks purses are a hoot!

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  63. Busy, busy, busy! Nice projects and a lovely wall hanging! I don't do anything with yarn and am always envious of those who do.

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  64. The mini quilt will be a great decoration this holiday. Perfect gift. You certainly were busy with the projects you made. I wish I could knit fast enough to make a scarf in a night. I have a friend who does it and I'm always in awe. All your projects are wonderful!

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  65. Great gifts, those baby socks are sweet.

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  66. What a fun wall hanging you received! You've shared so many wonderful projects - I'm a fan of table runners too and scarves are always a welcome gift - yours are lovely!

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  67. Oh my goodness!!! You have been a busy, creative lady!! I love your placemats and table runners. I'm always looking for projects for my scraps. I like your scarves, are they soft? I wish I had one of your knitted neck cozies--it is cold here!!

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  68. I have a lot of African fabric. Thanks for the idea with the placemats.

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  69. You got a lot done!! So colorful too:)

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  70. Whoa, how cool! I want to try those thread scarves. Thanks for sharing all of your projects :)

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  71. All your gifts are unique and beautiful! Sock purses, who'd have thunk it!. Very clever.

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  72. Great ideas for fast, sweet Christmas gifts. Loved those baby sock coin purses. All of the ideas from scarves to placemats are so cute, very useful, and love that they are easily made. Wendy is a marvel; I love that wall hanging.

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  73. Oh I just love your ideas for Christmas gift giving especially the threaded scarf and the sock purses....how wonderful. Happy Holidays to you and yours.

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  74. I am playing catch-up...but OH MY...That gorgeous wall hanging!!!! I KNOW YOU LOVE IT!
    Every ONE of your projects ARE GREAT!!!! Your sock purses reminded me of when my Mama used to wrap a quarter in a baby sock for me to take to Sunday School.
    I definitely want to make a few of those...YOU DID GOOD!!!!!

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  75. Lucky you for receiving such a beautiful mini quilt! It is gorgeous!

    Your projects are awesome! Love the table runners and the scarves. I have been wanting to make those where you lay everything on the water soluble background and then wash it away. might just have to make my daughters one. I don't wear scarves but they do. I hate anything to be up and around my neck.

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  76. beautiful wall hanging...adorable coin purses and I love the scarves too. nice job.

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  77. Hi there. I love love love the napkin. Do you have a pattern? i woudl love to make them. So many cute things

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  78. Those little socks purses are just adorable! What a clever idea. :) And I am in love with your scarves---did you just knit the whole scarf, or knit/purl? I would love to make one or three of these if you wouldn't mind sharing the basics with me. :)

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  79. Love those sock purses. :D Just such a clever idea. :) Would you mind sharing just a few more basics about knitting the neck warmer? Pretty please? :)

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  80. Wow, your projects are all terrific~ Love the cute sock purses, and thanks for sharing how you made the string scarves! Love your scrappy table runners and placemats - wonderful ideas for gifts!

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  81. Thank you for all the wonderful quick gift ideas.

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  82. So much inspiration! Thanks for sharing.

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