Tuesday, November 11, 2014

T'was The Night For My Gift

T'was The Night is another very cool blog hop idea by Madame Samm at Sew We Quilt.
How fun to have a hop that shares quick and easy Christmas gifts to make in just a few hours!
Plus, we exchanged some of those gifts with other bloggers...love it!
Marlene at Stitchin by the Lake was the Head Elf/Cheerleader who gathered all us blogger
elves together to get creative, sew, and mail off our gifts to the next person on the schedule.
Whew! I can't imagine how much time it took her for such a task!

Thanks to both Madame Samm and Marlene for all their time and energy getting this together!

It definitely T'was The Night for me to smile thanks to Mary Pat at Quilting Quietly 
when a sweet package of goodies arrived at my doorstep. I couldn't have been more delighted
by what she'd put together for me. As I ripped slowly opened the box, I found all of this...

There were four lovingly sewn cloth napkins that fold into the cutest shape.
My table will look so special at Christmas with those little beauties!


How adorable is this...a Christmas glass ornament filled with colorful threads!


Then there was a little zippered bag all quilted and looking gorgeous in Christmas fabrics!


Lucky me to have Mary Pat create such treasures for me!


But...she didn't stop there! She also made some paper flowers
like the ones she puts in her guest room...no watering needed!


Thanks, Mary Pat!

On top of what I made and sent to Theresa over at Bumbleberry Cottage  (it's on her blog today),
I also made a few quick and easy items that would make perfect gifts for quilters.

I love these little coin purses and have made lots of them to share.
You can find this pattern by Madame Samm HERE.


I think my little Cinderella carriage charm looks perfect on this bag!


If you'd told me three years ago that I'd become a huge fan of needle holders...well...
I'd tell you "NO WAY, I just stick them in a pincushion!" But, YES, now I am a fan in a big way.

The first needle holder I ever had came from Katherine at Sew Me Something Good and that
threw me into needle holder have-to-have mode. Britt-Inger had me try a pattern...loved it, use it!

I made this needle holder in a simple round design with a big tab. Someone gave me a
scalloped one, but I couldn't find a pattern online. This one folds up to keep the
needles from falling out and landing on the floor where I would step on them.
The button is just decorative...Velcro closes it. I love how it folds into this sweet shape!




This is what I drew up for the needle holder. The felt in the center is a 7" circle.

I made two different scissor holders...the one on the right is by Vickie Purnell (HERE) 
and is so easy to make! Adding buttons gives it a different look.


This little guy (from Britt-Inger) thinks these would be great for Mrs. Santa!


Of course, there's the famous Tammy Bag...it makes a great gift!
I have several of these and have them filled with my embroidery and sewing needs.


That Other Lady was showing off her new Beam n Read and I knew that I just HAD to have one.
My eyes aren't what they used to be and having this sweet accessory makes my sewing time
so much nicer...love it! There's even a USB power kit available to save my batteries.
I like wearing it around my neck so it points directly at what I'm working on...it's very lightweight!

I'm so hooked on this sweet light!


See those tiny little holes on the purse frame below?
I clicked my Beam n Read up to the 6 bulb setting...WOW...can you say "bright"!
I could see the holes and get my needle right through them. It was so cool!


Another plus is that it DOES NOT GET HOT, which is very important when temperatures
where I live are sometimes 114 degrees or higher. I don't need any extra heat!

I just started an embroidery project and I'm so amazed at how nice it is to SEE what I'm doing!
It can tilt at different angles and has filters for different types of light.
You can read more about the Beam n Read HERE.

Marlene had suggested having a basket full of goodies to share with others when we need
something quick. I found this cute metal basket that's ready to fill, only not with any of these.


I made a bag of my own to store all these matching accessories.
I'm excited to have a whole set that goes together!
It's Just A Round Bag with vinyl pockets so it's easier to see what's inside.


Look who's sharing lots of Christmas gift ideas...

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Friday, Nov. 14

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Wednesday, Nov. 19

Thursday, Nov. 20

Friday, Nov. 21
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You can find all the gift ideas on Madame Samm's Pinterest page...

Thanks for stopping by!

85 comments:

  1. Love all of your goodies, everything has its own cover, sweet! Yeah for Beam n Read, perfect for aging eyes, oops, also for young eyes, lol! Thank you for sharing and Happy Holidays!

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  2. Mary's gift to you is beautiful. Love all those tree and flowers. Your hounds-tooth gift ideas are just gorgeous. Love each one of them. Have a happy holiday season, Carol!!

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  3. You received some lovely gifts. The ones you made are wonderful and pretty.

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  4. Love the folding tree napkin - special! And all you goodies are gorgeous!

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  5. You got lovely gifts, and you made gorgeous looking ones yourself!

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  6. Always something Beautiful going on over here and today is no exception the Fabrics you chose are over the top Carol and your Gifts are ones that anyone would cherish!! All so special!! Have a Wonderful Holiday Season Carol!

    Huggs, Nancy

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  7. Wow, such great projects, they are all so perfect and practical. I truly need to get my act together.

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  8. The napkins are sooooo cool, waoh, what a great wonderful gift!!
    And your projects are so nice, Carol, I really like the fabrics you used, reminds me of Coco Chanel, just very sophisticated and always top modern!

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  9. Thank you Carol for showing all the Christmas tips for sewing ladies. Just wonderful gifts that you have received from Mary. And I think I must order BeamnRead from over there. They are not to get here in Sweden. I am happy to see that my small "tomte" seems to enjoy the season.
    Thanks for sharing your creativity.

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  10. Wow...what a post full of treasures. Beautiful gifts received and made!

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  11. Coordinated goodies!! I love them, especially the cute scissor holders!!

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  12. Love the scissor holders and that Round Bag. Definitely on my list of goodies to make! The fun gifts you received and made are really cute.

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  13. I love those folded tree napkins; they're so simple and so pretty! And all the projects you made are wonderful. Thanks so much for the needle-holder pattern.

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  14. OHHHHH of course my fav colours...are these for me?lol
    seriously Carol every one a gem...love that charm for the coin purse...all your photos so lovely and great gift choices for the sewer/quilter...lovely ...

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  15. p.s love all that barnwood backdrop...it really makes your pics pop....

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  16. Lots of great goodies here! I especually love the needle holder.

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  17. Mary Pat really sent you some lovelies! You're a lucky gal. Love all of the extras and don't be surprised if I knock on your door to get one of those goodies in the gift basket. ;)

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  18. What a delight! Lovely tree napkins and zippered bag ... And then the delicious red and black!! So busy you have been.... Beautiful every item! Thank you for sharing Carol!

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  19. Mary Pat gave some great gifts. Love the folded napkin. I do so love all your matching items. Every time I see a Tammy bag, I want one. Thank you sew much for such great ideas, Carol.

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  20. "Twas the night" for you to really shine. You received such lovely gifts from Mary Pat. Her napkins are the cutest. And I have to make a few ornaments. Oh dear, all the thread I have wasted that could have went into an ornament! Your sewing set....can you say drool. Wow. Love them all. You did an awesome job. And I really love the fact that it is a gift to yourself. We never do that do we? I wonder why? Thanks so much for sharing. Enjoy your holidays.

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  21. Mary Pat was truly generous Carol - I love those Christmas tree napkins! And now your scissors keep/needle keeps are on my to do list. I'm seriously in love with those and would not be giving them away either! blessings, marlene

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  22. Mary Pat was very creative and very generous. Love the Napkins. Yourmatching set of sewing items is wonderful as a group or as individual items. great job.

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  23. WoW! Mary Pat's gifts are just gorgeous, so very festive. The napkins are too cute!
    I love the bag you made and all the other accessories added, You are one stylish gal :D

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  24. Ooh, you did good :) The gift you received is wonderful and several of your gift suggestions made it onto my list. Thanks for the diagram on the needle keep...the engineer in me just cooed at that!!

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  25. Love your ideas and the red/black combo. Perfect for just about anyone. And Santa Mary was pretty good to you too!

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  26. Love all the red/black/white theme gifts you have made. The tree napkin you received is beautiful.

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  27. Oh, my gosh, Carol! Wonderful gift ideas, both from Mary and every little thing made in your matching sewing ensemble - super cute - love that houndstooth print!

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  28. What a gorgeous bag of gifts for lucky people! I love your red, black and white! And, your received gifts were super sweet, too!
    I love needlekeeps!!
    PS ( Check out our Across The Pond Sew Along {http://susiessunroom.blogspot.com/2014/05/junes-across-pond-sew-along-project.html } for more ideas!)
    Susie

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  29. I love the sew-in frames. Sew cool. Gonna have to make me some

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  31. I love all of the goodies you received from Mary Pat and also the ones you created. The red, black and white combination is fabulous!

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  32. WOW, wow, what eye candy you share! I love your gifts. The napkins are gorgeous and all the other goodies too. Paper flowers...I love that idea! Looks like all those on your Christmas list are in for a good spoiling this year! ;-)

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  33. Love everything...especially the red, white and black fabric. And Mary Pat's gifted napkins is very unique. I will be awake all night trying to figure those out. I am a beginner bag maker and am ready to try the metal frames. Really glad to see the sew in type.

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  34. Took me a while to go thru all the neat stuff and will be checking out several of them!!!

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  35. Wow! You've been sewing in circles lately! I love your projects! I need to make some of those napkins!

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  36. A basket ful of goodies is always fun. Luv everything!

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  37. Oh, wow, so much goodness I have goosebumps. Love the napkins so much and all the sewing goodies you made are super sweet. What fun! I still have that round bag on my list of things to do...

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  38. Such cute stuff! The gifts you received are so cute! I love the fabrics in red, black and white. Nice work!
    -Brittany

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  39. Oh gosh Carol... Loved reading your post. Such wonderful ideas! I can't believe all the stuff you have made up, just inspiring. I can't wait to make up my Tammy...Love that bag it is SEW much more adorable every time I see it! You really got a cool gift, one I have never seen before, yet I think that I must have some! They are the coolest napkins I have every seen. Hope you have a very Merry Christmas. Thank you so much for all your hard work in showcasing such great gift ideas. Your pictures look fabulous. Great job. ~Cori

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  40. Your bag and accessories are perfect!! SEW cute:)

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  41. What a load of lovely gifts you recieved. Those napkins are great! Nice gift ideas you have made too.

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  42. Well their isn't a single thing on this page I don't like, everything is just sew cool. I'm thinkin that Beam n Read could be pretty darn cool after all to :)

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  43. Fabulous gifts both received and sent. Wonderful stitching gifts you created. These are sew practical and beautiful. Thank you sew very much for participating and hopping. Creative T'Was the Night Bliss...

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  44. Great giftie ideas. Love the needle holders and the scissor holders too.

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  45. You got such wonderful gifts! Love those napkins! And I love the various items you made - especially those scissor holders.

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  46. It's all so wonderful. Those coin purses & bag do make the greatest gifts. What a great collection you made. And what sweet things from Mary Pat. Those napkins are cool.

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  47. Beautiful projects you have made, Carol. I really love the scissor holders.These would be a great addition to any sewing room or just to give to someone that likes to sew. Thank you for sharing.) The gifts you received are wonderful. I love the napkins.

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  48. I tried earlier and could not the the comments to open. So glad I came back. All of your projects are are great. Colors, sewing and ideas. What is there not to like? Thanks so much for sharing.
    Blessing
    Tonia.p.s. I left a message with Theresa in case I could not reach you. It must have been something on my end.

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  49. wow did you make some great things to keep you organized. They are so very pretty. Thanks for sharing

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  50. ooh such fun gifts ( and great fabric too) I love the Cinderella charm as well.
    What a great Christmas ornie with the scraps in it. I think I need to make a few.....

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  51. Those fabric napkins are just perfect for your Holiday table!

    I love all your quick gifts for the sewist on our lists! Thanks for sharing the pattern for the needle holder.

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  52. Lovely gifts from Mary to you! Fabulous ideas and love the use of the hounds-tooth fabric in your projects.

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  53. Well aren't you all decked out in houndstooth ! Everything looks sew pretty together ! Mary Pats napkins are key-ute ! Awesome sewing as always my friend !!

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  54. Awe such cute gifts. Beam n Read is now on my Santa List. I love your bags and the scissor holders too. I haven't done a tammy bag...YET ;)

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  55. Jaw open. Sweet, sweet gifts to give. I forget about that needle book that folds up. Might have to whip up a few for sewing friends. You've got a great eye for color as shown in the fabrics you chose for the napkins. Perfect.

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  56. wow, wow, wow I love these christmas tree napkins you got from Mary Pat, they are gorgeous!
    I love your sewing set too, you have thought of everything, not notion will get cold in the winter, there's a bag for every item. It is wonderful and very well done! Thanks for sharing and the inspiration.
    Bente

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  57. Red, black and white are so classic, you just can't go wrong with that combo! All those accessories look fabulous! You are very inspiring to be sure! Merry Christmas Carol!

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  58. You are one styling little elf with all your matching accessories. You will be smiling each time you use them. Thanks for sharing the pattern for your bag. Janita

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  59. You got some very lovely gifts and the ones you made are beautiful!! Love the Cinderella charm!

    -Soma

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  60. Hi Carol! Thanks for making my gifts look so good! Your red and black fabric choice is elegant and fun! All of the pieces, purse, needle holder, scissor holder, bag, Tammy bag, good grief! Love it all! Brilliant!!

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  61. Carol all The gifts you received from Mary are so lovely, and the gifts you sent, WOW. I love your choice of fabrics. Happy Holidays.

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  62. What great ideas! Love them all -- I've never seen anything like the tree napkin!

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  63. Everything is just beautiful! Love how they all match together. and that needle holder... well you just may see another one similar next week ;).

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  64. Wonderful goodies from Mary Pat, lucky you. I love all your sewing accessories and round bag to put them in. Awesome! Merry Christmas.

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  65. Carol...you have been a busy little elf. I love the Tammy bags and made quite a few...along with the needle keepers too. I will be showing some on the 19th...I will be sharing my pattern with the scalloped edges...you will love it...I was gifted a scissor keeper a few years ago and love it. I will be making some of them to match my sewing accessories. The napkins from Mary Pat are so cute. Happy Holidays!!

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  66. I still don't have a needlecase but I do have a file folder with needlecase ideas - they are just so cute. Yours is totally new design. Love all the red/black/white. The gifts you received are wonderful; the tree napkins are so festive.

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  67. Love all your fabulous gifts - both those you received and those you made!!! Wow, I'd love to take classes from you making all these quilting essentials!!!

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  68. You received a bunch of cute goodies from Mary Pat. The basket of goodies you made are to die for.

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  69. Wow! I love the idea of making up a whole bag of goodies, I'll have to share that at guild next month. Thank you for the inspiration yet again Carol!
    ~Brandy

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  70. You received great gifts. I really like the folded napkin.
    And you made lots of wonderful projects too!

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  71. Great gift ideas, Carol and such a pretty, practical sewing set to keep you organized. Had to smile to find out that I inadvertently set you on the path of collecting needlecases. :o)

    Oh, how I love the sweet gifts Mary Pat made for you. Enjoy!

    Thanks so much for sharing your talents and inspiration with us today!

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  72. Oh my, those folded tree napkins are so pretty! and those paper flowers! such a novel idea!

    I knew you would wow us over the top with your quick and easy projects! I may have to make that tote bag! I love that to pieces! Great job on everything!

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  73. Wow you have lots of wonderful goodies you shared. Love the scissor holders and the bag of course....thanks for sharing and have a very Merry Christmas.

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  74. Where did you get your Beam n Read? I want one of these. I have just started to do cross stitching in the evenings again and this would be a great help.

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  75. BLOWN AWAY! Everything is JUST AWESOME! Love the choice of fabrics, projects and the way you put them all together! I also love that you shared links too...and did I mention those photos? FANTABULOUS!
    GREAT JOB!!!!

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  76. This post is sew delightful! Great gifts from Mary Pat.
    Thanks for all you have sewed and shared, too. Your bag full of goodies is wonderful.
    I am thinking I need one of lights. Maybe if I ask him sweetly, Santa Hubby might tuck one under my tree ... ;) Pat

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  77. beautiful projects love them all. I really like the tree shaped napkins.

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  78. I love the houndstooth and red items individually, but when you see the all together, the wow factor goes up!

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  79. Awesome gifts all around! Those placemats are so fun and I like your simple design for the needle holder. Merry Christmas!

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  80. Wow all of your fabulous goodies just blow me away and I too wouldn't want to be without my beam n read. Love it!)

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  81. so many great ideas on your posts.

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