Most people get showers in April where they live, although here in New Mexico we rarely get April showers, but we do get a lot of wind in the spring. March & April is actually our windy season. If we are lucky, we will get some showers in July & August, during our monsoon season. It's dry here in the high desert and we could sure use some showers. We've been in a drought here now for a few years.
The only time I see umbrellas around here is in the heat of the summer when New Mexican's use their umbrellas is for the shade they provide, not for protection from the rain, lol.
Thank you Madame Samm and cheerleader Erin of Sew at Home Mummy for this fun blog hop. Ilove mug rugs! They are fun and easy to make because they are small enough to get done. Essentially they are just a mini quilt. If you are new to quilting it's a great project to make because you are learning all the same techniques that you would learn in making a larger quilt, whether it's a pieced or an applique quilt. Plus mug rugs are useful and they make great gifts too. I hope you enjoy seeing the mug rugs that I created here for this blog hop.
|I made this umbrella mug rug to go along with the April Showers theme. The blue fabric I used for the background was perfect because it was a rainstorm . I added some prairie points too.|
|On the back of the umbrella mug rug from above, I used a fabric with umbrellas and pink bunnies.|
|Dragonfly mug rug. I embroidered the dragonflies by hand.|
|I made this mug rug to match my ladybug mug.|
|I used a green stripe fabric and appliqued the ladybugs and added the hand embroidery.|
|Mug rug here without the mug.|
|This is the fabric I used on the back of the mug rug. It was a perfect fabric and I had just enough for this mug rug too.|
|I wanted to make the ladybug mug rug after making the mug rug below that matches my bumble bee mug, but I never got around to making this ladybug mug rug...that is until this blog hop which was just the thing to make me do it and get it finished.|
|This was a mug rug I made last year to match my mug.|
|Two hearts made from a candy fabric (the same fabric I fused in the mug rug above).|
MONDAY, APRIL 8~
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