Hello to all of you stopping in for a visit today on the Twas The Night blog hop!
I wish to thank Marlene of Stitchin’ By The Lake for all of her hard work arranging this hop ... having just finished leading the cheers for the Wicked Hop, I cannot imagine the amount of work she had to do with this gift exchange and hop coordination!
Holy-camoly!! Thank you Marlene!
And, of course, our squad leader gently pushing us forward ... Madame Samm of Sew We Quilt ... thank you for your continued inspiration, leadership, and amazing cheers!
The basis of this hop, as I understand it, was to create and share projects that could be made at the last minute ... you know the "night before" ... as many of us tend to have so much going on that we tend to work until the last second trying to fit everything in that we want to make ...
So, I share with you today what I sent:
Pictured above is a little wall hanging I had in mind to make up before I left Montana to relocate to Tennessee .... it is truly a gift that can be made in a day or a weekend should you need that long.
Knowing the type of schedule I was expecting, I really took to heart the instructions for this hop and chose a project that could be accomplished quickly.
I reviewed my stash of books with a Christmas theme and chose this project from the Art to Heart Ho Ho Ho Let It Snow book. And what do you know, I even had some of Nancy Halvorsen's Benartex coordinating fabrics to go along with the project ... oh the bonus of a fabric stash!!
This project included easy applique which I zig-zag stitched around and a couple of borders sewing on. I added a bit of stippling and straight-line quilting to finish up the hanging ... and wah-lah ....
instant Christmas decoration!
I've been told my giftee really likes it ....
and what I received:
I received from Marian of Seams To Be Sew several ornaments, a tea light holder, a gift box filled with Swiss chocolates and a jar of pistachio creme which Marian assures me is a popular creme used in many dishes in Sicily. While she wished to include regular tea lights, I am quiet happy with the colorful lights Marian did include ... fun!
Thank you Marian!!
And .. before you go, I am thrilled to also share with you the spot where I was able to take the photo of my gifts from Italy ...
The park pictured is just down the road from my new location ... and as it is November ... I am so very thrilled at how nice the weather is considering temperatures are well below freezing with snow and rain where I called home just a month ago!
Blessed and blessed again!
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Tuesday, November 11th
Why Knot Kwilt (here)