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I signed up for the Scrappy Mug Rug Swap #4 over on Flickr and the mug rugs are starting to travel the World. A Mug Rug is a tiny quilt made for your cup of tea/coffee/wine/mug/etc. It is like a big coaster. I received my mug rug yesterday and boy was I spoiled!! The partners were kept secret so I had no idea who was making my mug rug. Yesterday I found out her name is Karen and she lives in Canada! And she is wonderful! Here is the mug rug she made me. She knew I like to camp in our VW bus and that my favorite color is orange.
Here is a closer picture, she added the constellation sky so it looks like we were camping under the stars. If you look closely you can see the frayed grass for texture.
Here is what was in my whole package.... two frogs ( because I LOVE frogs and toads) they represent my two children. A sweet frog cookie cutter ( on the book in this picture). A quilt book with an 'orange story' in it. LOL Some frog fabric and a Charley Harper card.
Here is my mug rug in action setting by my bed. It looks so cute with my bus pin cushion that stays there for hand stitching in bed.
BUT WAIT... There's more.... the back of my mug rug is ORANGE! I love the back as much as I love the front. See the frog and the sweet spiders. Yes, I like spiders.
I haven't sent my mug rug yet because domestic shippers don't ship theirs until after May 23rd. The partner I ship to and I both live in the U.S. Karen shipped mine from Canada ( international) so she had to ship before May 23rd. I'll be sending mine out to my partner ( still a secret to her) in a few days, but here is the sneak peek. I can say she loves green , purple, and orange together. And she likes turtles.
I added some hand embroidered flowers and machine quilted it.
I loved this swap. The people are so sweet and the mug rugs are so little you can whip one out in no time. I'd love to have lots of the all over the house. And some in the bus.
Well, that is what it feels like anyway. I am working on so many projects at once that none are getting finished. They are all works in prOgress. ( with a long O, like Mary Poppins says of course.) I cut into my cute Heather Ross fabric with full moons and am using it in a project. You will see what for at a later date. We belong to the Full Moon Bus Club, this who we camp with all the time in our VW bus.
I finished another hand embroidered spider web for my Halloween quilt. A few more to go, then I can add the boarders and HAVE it quilted.
I cut into ALL my Heather Ross fabric the other night while drinking some wine. LOL Here is the stack of 2 1/2 X 6 1/2 rectangles sewn together by 2's. This is the start of a new quilt. I've been hoarding Heather Ross fabric for awhile now and I just need to go ahead and use them. They could be made into a cute quilt instead of sitting on a self where I don't get to look at them.
Little by little I've been quilting my "A Boy's Story" quilt. It is quite big for me to be quilting, so it is taking me awhile. I can't wait to get this one done though, it is so cute!!! Pattern by Hatched and Patched.
Another unfinished project is this cute bicycle I stitched up from the cross stitch magazine I bought the other day. The Cross-Stitcher. It had a VW bus in the magazine too , but I wanted to start with something small, so I stitched up the bike with flowers in the basket. :o)
Yesterday I was surfing flickr....I love to get inspiration there, and I came across a flickr group for a Charley Harper quilt along. Now, me having been raised in a cave and living now under a rock I don't get out much and didn't know who Charley Harper was. But I saw this picture and me being a science lover had to check it all out. His illustrations are so wonderful. I started to google him to check out more of his work. Very inspirational. All kinds of cute creatures. I have a huge love for frogs and found these guys pictures below.
I see a cute quilt in the works. Like I need more quilts in the works. And this one would be cute for my skull loving son.
My daughter's favorite animal is the otter.....
Look at the the cool creatures in these two pictures. I love them all.
That was all yesterday..... today I hop on the computer to ckeck out the blogs I follow , I clip on "feeling stitchy" and find this!! It's is the cutest! So inspiring. This Charley Harper is everywhere and I am just now seeing his work~ Crazy.
I finally stitched up another spider web this weekend and love them. If you look closely you can see the tiny spider I added on one of them. This is the quilt top I made from my "Stashbusters" group. I love this group, the people are so sweet and fun. I get to use up my stash with cool patterns. This is the 'Jacobs Ladder' block.
I am probably going to add two more webs, then add boarders and have it quilted. Hoping to have it done by Halloween!
I am a wife and mom of 2. I am a nature loving, camp crazy, sewing geek. Hand stitching is my favorite. Camping in our VW bus is our life. Our new adventure is Homeschooling. Warning:( I am more of a 'picture girl' and a horrible writer)