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Friday, April 12, 2013

Real rain is gone....but it's still raining mug rugs!

!Sew WE Quilt!
Thanks to Erin at Sew At Home Mummy

and our wonderful cheerleader,

Madame Samm over at Sew We Quilt!
 
I love mug rugs!  They make the best quick gift for anyone who needs a smile!
I use up my bigger scraps to make them.
 
I used my left over's from one of my wall hangings to make this happy little mug rug.  See the cute butterfly in the corner.  I love it....think I am going to keep it for my desk.  I do wish I had blanket-stitched around the butterfly....but maybe I will make another one!
 
Then you know me....I love my twister....so....
I tried a square one with these few scraps....loved it....
I had left over's from my snowman rag quilt....so I figured I try ragging one....also love it!
Will be great to set on my desk during the holidays.
Left-overs from a Christmas quilt I made....
and this one...
Just from my scraps...I love using them up this way.
 
Up until this point everything was going fine....and then...
Patty, at the LQS, made me two of these fabulous big bags...one for me and one to give to a friend...
 
and brilliant me decided to make a mug rug out of the scraps.....this was Monday....when I realized that I hadn't made any mug rug with "rain" on it....so optimistic as usual...I decided I would whip up another mug rug.....of course...I forgot it was income tax time...so I have been frantically trying to finish it....
 
I didn't get it finished, but I have to show it to you anyway....
 
I especially loved the embroidery...
and guess what...
This is where I am packing up to be starting Saturday...
sitting on the balcony with a glass of wine.... looking at this....
before we begin to do this...
That's right...it's time for our spring sewing retreat in Florida...
I work for the most wonderful man in the world....
he owns this condo in Florida and he allows us to use it twice a year to sew, laugh, eat and relax for a week....I am so blessed!
 
We are leaving Saturday and I will not be back until the end of the week...so as soon as I get back I will check out everyone else's mug rugs and leave comments....
I would tell you I would be thinking about you....but I would be lying....
 
Have a great day and go see what everyone else is doing....
 

FRIDAY, APRIL 12th
Bobbie @ From This to That
Leslie @ Les Quilts
Kristen @ Meadowbrook
Lavonna @ ZellerWear
Lynn @ Thimblemouse & Spouse
Amy @ Sew Incredibly Crazy
Martha @ Living Life
Shawn @ Creative Inspiraciones
Rhonda @ Sunrise at Ravelly's!
must of dropped out, no button, no post.Toye @ Quilting Adventures of a Ginger

Martha
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

70 comments:

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

Lots of nice things going on here...thanks for sharing.

Patty D from NC said...

thanks for sharing your collection of mug rugs and enjoy the retreat.

Linda said...

You've been pretty busy! Your mug rugs are so pretty! Great job!

Elizabeth Coughlin said...

Wow you've been busy; I love them all!

Jeanie said...

Love your mug rugs, especially the raggy edged one! Thanks for sharing and enjoy your wonderful sewing retreat!

krislovesfabric said...

That umbrella embroidery looks great, have fun on your retreat!

feltfree på Åsly said...

Thanks for saring these nice ones. Lovely
Frederika

Sowing Stitches said...

You've certainly been busy! :)

Sharon said...

Your mug rugs are wonderful. Enjoy your retreat.

Judy Cooper Textile Images said...

Wow! You have been busy. Enjoy your retreat.

Rhonda said...

I really love your ragged edge mug rug. What a great idea!!

Dee said...

Everything is better at the beach - dreaming....aftr our snowstorms in MN.

Leanne Parsons said...

Your mug rugs are so nice and cheerful. Nice job! We're planning a trip to Florida...though our won't happen for a few months. We're all excited. Florida is a long way from Newfoundland, Canada!

Just Quilt It said...

Great job on your mug rugs! Have a great reatreat!

Joyce Carter said...

Hi Martha. Your mug rugs are absolutely beautiful. I really love the one with the butterfly-just in time for Spring. Great job. Have fun on your retreat.

Amy said...

Love all your mug rugs, nut the rugged snowman is my favorite! Great work! :). Have fun with your retreat!

Quilter Kathy said...

Such fun mug mats....love the idea of using twister blocks!

Julie said...

Great mug rugs and enjoy your time in Florida!

Deb@asimplelifequilts said...

Great mug rugs and enjoy your escape to the beach!

Rosa said...

There are wonderful eye candy,thanks for sharing and have fun at the retreat!1

patchouli moon studio said...

What a great assortment of mug rugs. I like those twister quilts too, so that's a great idea to make a mug rug with them.

Beth said...

Great mug rugs. I am in awe of all the talent shining in this blog hop. Thank you for sharing.

Sarah said...

What a lovely boss to share his condo - enjoy!!!

Joanne said...

I just love it when we can make something so fun and pretty from our scraps! Enjoy your trip! Thanks for sharing your wonderful creations with us today.

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Patty said...

Nice rugs. Have fun this next week.

Judy B said...

Lovely mug rugs! Have a fun time at the retreat. Thank you for sharing.

Theresa said...

Great mug rugs!

Britt-Inger said...

Thanks for sharing your lovely mug rugs

Gill said...

What great mug rugs - I especially like the 'twister' ones!
I hope you have a great time at your sewing retreat!
Thank you for sharing!

BizyStitches said...

What a great bunch of mug rugs. You are right taxes always seem to get in the way of 'fun'. Enjoy your trip.

Tammy said...

What a great ssortment of mug rugs you have created. All of them are very pretty.

Newbie Jen said...

Everything is better at the beach! I agree. Cute mug rugs today, thanks for sharing.

Cecilia said...

Great mug rugs! I hope you have a great time in Florida. Thank you for sharing your rugs.

Stitches said...

Hope you have a great weekend and don't forget to take a mug rug or two..

Linda J said...

wonderful work on all your fun mug rugs even the raining one in progress. Have a great time on your weekend away with your like minded friends!

Linda J said...

wonderful work on all your fun mug rugs even the raining one in progress. Have a great time on your weekend away with your like minded friends!

tink's mom said...

Your "left overs" sure made some great rugs. Love your time at the beach.

apple blossom said...

you've been busy

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Now I had not thought of the twister for a mug rug - duh! They are stinkin' cute! Enjoy you retreat at the beach and thank you for sharing with us today.

Cathi said...

You have quite a collection of mug rugs -- and all so cute!

Denise said...

I LOVE your rugs! I never thought to use the twister tool to make one either! How clever! I have the twister tool and haven't used it because it looks intimidating but I think I could give it a try on something little! Thanks for the inspiration!

Pauline said...

What a great show of mug rugs, I love them all! Enjoy your stay in the lovely condo, enjoy the beach and a great relaxing weekend! Thanks for sharing!

Cathy said...

Thank you for sharing your wonderful mug rugs. They are fabulous! Enjoy your retreat!

Marisa Garcia said...

I love your mug rugs! Thank you for sharing your creations with us. I just discovered your blog through this blog hop and now I'm following you via GFC, my day to participate in this blog hop is on April 15, now I will continue to visit the other participants. Have a nice day!
Marisa from
http://passionetcouture.blogspot.ca/

Kathy H said...

Wonderful mug rugs and I love those little twister ones. I really enjoy making them and hadn't thought of making some mug rugs. Great idea.

madebymeinred said...

Great mug rugs from a busy person.

jmniffer said...

Nice assortment of rugs. Enjoy your time on the beach...mine is still covered in snow and ice. Sigh. Thanks for sharing.

LJ said...

Martha, you are so blessed to have that Florida vacation home to use; what fun you'll have. All your rugs are so cute even if most are the "optimistic" kind. :)

Lou said...

Love all your mug rugs!!!
I am a twister fan also so will definetly make a few of those!
Thanks for the inspiration!
I was in FL for Christmas.... so nice to walk on the beach every morning:)

Kathy @ Kwilty Pleasures said...

Nice rugs and GREAT BOSS!!!

Janet said...

You were having so much fun with the little twister!! Have fun at the beach and don't forget to take your last mug rug and finish it up, just in case it rains.

Jacque said...

Love all of your mug rugs, and your choice of where to relax is the same as mine!

DeAnna S. said...

Fantastic mug rugs! I love the twister ones. Have a wonderful retreat and I hope you get a lot done.

newsurfiegirl said...

Wow what a collection of mug rugs! Beautiful each and every one. Thanks for sharing.

Cindy said...

Enjoy your retreat! I'm so jealous, it's snowing in Minnesota :(
Thank you for sharing your lovely projects.

Karen O said...

What a great collection of mug rugs Martha! The one with the embroidery is great. Enjoy your trip!

Erin @ Sew at Home Mummy said...

Oooh! Martha! Can I come too???? tee hee!
Thanks for participating in the hop! I hope you had fun :)

{ HeatherK @ AReformedHeath'n } said...

I have yet to try a twister project ... maybe I'll break out the scraps and start small. Thanks for the inspiration!

Emily C said...

How cute. I really love the one with the butterfly.

Sunshine Girl said...

Love all of the mug rugs - have a fabulous time at your retreat.

Bente-I like to QuiltBlog said...

Thanks for sharing, very nice mugrugs ☺

evelyn said...

Love your scrappy rugs. Enjoy your retreat.

Scrapbook-ChickADoodle said...

Wonderful mug rugs. Pretty embroidery. Thanks for sharing. Have fun at your retreat.

Susan said...

I agree, even rain is good at the beach! Love the beach and all your mug rugs. Thanks for sharing.

Gina said...

Mrs. Martha, I'm a little behind on the hop and trying to get caught up! Your mug rugs are awesome.. but I expected that from you! You are so talented! Of course you would have one, two, three.. made from the twister and a ragged one too! They all turned out great! I know you are having the time of your life sewing in FL! Looking forward to reading your post about the retreat!

Mrs.Pickles said...

lovely work thanks for sharing!

MoeWest said...

I agree with the stitchery on your last mug rug. They are all very cute!

Simone said...

Very nice work! You have a lot of ideas to share and thank you for inspiring. They are all wonderful.

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