Thursday, September 13, 2018

multifarious mug rugs . . .

This week has been a bit topsy turvy with a lot of personal stuff I won't go into (you're welcome). But I *did* manage to stitch up two more little acorn mug rugs . . .
I think I learned lessons from the first one and I was most pleased with the construction process the second go'round. These two still need to be quilted, and I'll get to that this weekend (the good Lord willing).

I got my hexie pumpkin mug rug sandwiched and started hand quilting on it . . .
I still have a ways to go, but again, there's this weekend.

Evey had a terrific birthday and enjoyed all of her presents . . .
She's so precious!! She really enjoyed her "Ella" topper. After she opened her gift and thanked me, Ellie sidled over to me and whispered, "Will you make me a special topper?" Bless her heart! Of course I will! :)

I decided that I needed something on which to display our sample mug rugs at next week's guild meeting. I got a blank canvas frame and a cheap price-reduced, flannel backed tablecloth.
Cut and stretched the tablecloth, flannel side up, over the canvas frame and stapled to the back.
It makes the perfect table top display!  I'll do another one (because I've got more mug rugs to display), but I think this will fit the bill perfectly. Yes?  And makes a great personal small quilt design board, to boot!

I got a little happy in the mail . . . but it deserves a post of its own, so I'll just give you a little sneak peek . . . 
Ooooh!  English paper pieces!!  What could it be?!  Hahaha!

The autumn season has finally made it's way to my office space . . .
Up until yesterday, I still had red, white and blue up and about. I celebrated with a pumpkin spice latte. A venti, even. Whoa!

I'm going to let Leia do my goodbyes today . . . 
I love how she drapes herself over the steps. I think she knows precisely what a step hazard she is! Leia the neck-breaker. Linking her up to sarah did it! and Feline Friday! And on that note . . .

Enjoy the week's end!

:)

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Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

I have to advertise my mug rug class at church. What a great idea for how to display some of my mug rugs. Thanks for the idea.

9658 Textiles said...

ooooh! I am so excited that you are starting an EPP! or are at least posting about one. I just started following your blog and I love your whimsy. And thank you for the mini design board idea! I feel pretty motivate to go crack one out.

Kate said...

Evey has gotten so big! All those kids have just sprouted up. Hope you get to enjoy lots of slow stitching this weekend.

Janet O. said...

Those acorns are so cute!
And you know I love hexie pumpkin. :)
That is such a cute story about Ellie.
Very clever display board idea!
You have me very curious now as to what paper pieced pattern you will be making.
Oh, that Leia. Someone takes the "Princess" idea pretty seriously. It appears she thinks she truly owns the world.

Barbara said...

Your mug rugs are so cute. Very clever. When I read your title I translated it into my, um, aged brain as “nefarious,” and I wondered what those mug rugs had been up to.

Needled Mom said...

I LOVE your idea of displaying the mug rugs/mini quilts.

Sarah said...

I love your mugrug display board - especially with the daisies showing through. I'm hoping the HeLP post you mentioned includes the petits papiers :) Miss Leia and Mr Z must be related - they both like to hog the steps. I hope your personal stuff has settled down!