Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Spring Mug Rug Swap

I joined a Spring Mug Rug Swap in February with Fort Worth Fabric Studio. We each made a mug rug and then were sent a name and address where to send the mug rug. I sent my mug rug off to Mary in California. Then one day I received a package in the mail and not only did I receive a beautiful mug rug, but I also received a pincushion, some buttons and a chocolate bar! I certainly didn't expect anything but the mug rug so that was a very pleasant surprise indeed! Thank you Marianne!!!

I swore that I took a photo of the tea kettle and cup applique mug rug that I made for the swap, but I cannot find the photo. Geesh, did I just imagine that I took the photo??? Am I losing it? So I emailed Mary and asked if she would take a photo of the mug rug that I had made her. Thanks Mary for taking the photos and emailing them to me. Here is the mug rug I made for Mary~
I used scraps of pink fabrics to create the background of the mug rug. I appliqued the teapot and teacup using a machine blanket stitch. Even the binding was from my scraps.
The teapot and teacup are batik fabrics. I quilted this in a wavy pattern. I guess great minds think alike because the mug rug I received from Marianne is also quilted in a wavy pattern too! (see below)
I did take photos of the mug rug and the other goodies that I received from Marianne, as you can see below.
I love the spring colors in this mug rug.
I like the pretty wavy quilting too.
Look at the cute fabric on the back of the mug rug too.
Each item came wrapped separately in that cute red and white polka dot tissue paper: the pincushion, the package of buttons, the mug rug and the chocolate bar. Thank you again Marianne!



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20 comments:

  1. How fun! They are both beautiful.

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  2. How fun! They are both beautiful.

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  3. I love the mug rug you made, love the machine applique. I also love the pin wheel mug rug you received, as well as the great pincushion.

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  4. I love both...the one you made and the one you received! I'm in this swap too but have not heard from the gal I sent mine to and have not received one yet.... who knows, it may be lost in the mail. Enjoy your mug rug and goodies!

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    1. Jeanie something weird is going on with Google.Blogger. I did not receive your comment in my inbox or my spam box. Weird! I just read on another blog this was happening but I didn't think it happened on my blog and now I look and see it's true. I think others mentioned having a yahoo email was doing it, but not gmail. Anyhow I will let you know on your blog in case you don't come back here to read this.

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  5. What a fun swap. You got a wonderful mug rug and some great goodies!

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  6. Sweet! The fabric you used for the teapot is perfect. Isn't it amazing when you find such luck in your stash?

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  7. Oh what a fun thing to do, I've never sone a swap before:) You sure received some lovely things. Thank you for the heads up on the email thing, I will have to look into it. Thank you!
    Hugs,
    Norma

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  8. This sounds like a fun little swap. Your mug rug that you sent her is so darn cute! It is perfect for a mug!

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  9. Positively nice swap ! Congrats to both of you

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    1. Thank you are a no-reply and I couldn't email you directly to respond. If you come back to visit I hope you read this. Thanks for visiting.

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  10. what a fun swap, the one you sent is adorable and how kind of the person that swapped with you to add so many extra goodies.
    enjoy
    tara

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  11. Both are very sweet! :) So glad it was a successful swap.

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  12. Both mug rugs are darling! :) Thank you for joining in on the fun!

    -Lindsey :)

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  13. Love your mug rugs both given and received. Swaps are a lot of fun and it is always nice to get those little extra surprises. Creative Bliss...

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  14. They are both lovely! Really like how your appliqué is so precise with the blanket stitch. I must try this technique! Love pinwheels too. Yummy surprise!

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  15. Glad you liked everything! The one you made is too cute!

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    1. Thank you Marianne! I didn't see this comment in my email or my spam box, so I wanted to reply here and thank you for your comment and your mug rug and goodies too.

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  16. I always love seeing mug rug swaps! On my bucket list of things to participate in (one day!)

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