AT LOT LIKE CHRISTMAS
HERE ON THE FARM
10 yrs of Christmas Santa Pictures
Final preparations are in full swing here on the Hillis farm...presents are piling up waiting to be wrapped by a secret elf..oops, I forgot I don't have one of those...it would be ME who needs to start wrapping all those gifts piling up in the guest bedroom.
I completed and mailed off 10 MUG RUGS for my Teacher niece to give as gifts to her teaching colleagues. Now I have at LEAST 15 more to make for #1 Husband to take as gifts to school (remember #1 is a High School Guidance Counselor)AND Photographer daughter to give as friend gifts.
WHO started this MUG RUG Craziness?????
Would that be Madame Samm???
Can we send her the therapy bill??? Just kidding Madame...I'm loving me some little Mug Rugs Here are some samples coming out of my sewing cave...
I'm NOT a photographer like many of you and especially my highly talented daughter but this is the best I can do...so just go with the flow. (Above)This Mug Rug was a left over block from a quilt so I put it to good use.
Here,I used some vintage fabric I found in a little shop years ago. I love the 50's kitchen theme and only wish I could find a cup to match.
Although this Black Mug Rug was Christmas fabric, it almost has an oriental feel to it, don't you think??
My candy cane Mug Rug in the design process. I loved the Peppermint candy
fabric. I made several from this fabric. I added a little ruffle just cuz....
My First Mug Rug so I think I'll keep this one. I got fancier as I went along so these are a few of my first attempts. I was in a hurry and didn't get pictures of the "rugs" I sent to the niece so I'll try to slow down and take some pictures of the new ones sitting on the design block. I want to make a table runner and an apron just to change up the creative process....You know us crafty folks...we have to have 5 different projects going at once to keep us from getting bored.
I wanted something to put on the gift tag so I came up with this Mug Rug Poem. You're welcome to use it but I'd like for you to credit me if you do.
Some things go together
As natural as can be
Like Santa and his Reindeer
And our friendship, don't you see?
So here's a little gift and Hug
coming straight to you from Me
It's a MUG filled with sweets for now
And a Rug that's as cute as can be!
Mugs are sturdy kinds of cups
filled with coffee, milk, or tea
And the Rug provides a resting place
for your goodies, made by me!
LOOKIE LOOKIE LOOKIE ..............................
Fat Quarter Shop Goodies came in the mail yesterday!!! Some Halloween fabric that was on sale, Maison de Grance Jelly Roll and Fat Quarters, Apron pattern, 2 quilt patterns, pea green& royal blue fabric!
Also, on the table are a couple of other treats from a local quilt shop PATCHES & STITCHES (here is where I would put a link to the store if I knew how but you can Google the name and put Huntsville, AL). I like Black & White patterned fabric so I bought a whole pack of fat quarters in Black & white. Check out the cute little bag! It's perfect for holding your quilt tools for a project or a class. These were being sold to a group taking a class and I lucked up and asked if I could buy from the few that were left over. I have a thing for bags that help you organize and especially if they are made from funky little fabrics or have what I call the "cute" factor going on.
That's all for now! I need to head upstairs to my Sewing Cave and get busy. #1 Husband is going to watch a movie while I sew. I'm anxious to go through my new stuff from Fat Quarter PLUS the sewing notions I bought from Wal Mart today. It's like having Christmas early.
Tomorrow is church and watching the Grnadpeeps sing in the Christmas musical. I'll only have eyes for Three Amigos as will every other Grandparent sitting in the audience.
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