Cooking, Sewing, Working, Traveling, Gardening and Pondering

Continuous effort - not strength or intelligence - is the key to unlocking our potential.

~Winston Churchill~

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

April Showers Mug Rug Blog Hop!

Hello Everyone!

Sorry I have been gone from blog land the last month.  I have been busy traveling for work and then getting sick - twice!  First with a respiratory infection while I was in Atlanta and the second time last week with the stomach flu-yuck!  Also, I had to throw in my husband's 50th birthday and party!  So, I have not had much time for crafty fun lately.

I did make up my mug rug for this grea April Showers Mug Rug Blog Hop.  I went a little different for me.  I was trying for modern spring.  Not sure I hit the mark or not, but I do love the colors and the fabrics.

Also, I tried to do machine binding - guess I won't be doing that again, it's just not as nice as hand finishing (I'm a bit wonky still with this technique).


April Showers Mug Rug Blog Hop
Some buttons for whimsy

Hayley @ Mrs. Pickles

Karen @ Sew Much 2 Luv 

Mélanie @ Les passions de Cliodana 

Cindy @ Quilt Doodle Doodles 

Jamie @ Busy Bee Quilts 

Judy @ That Other Blog 

Regena @ The Distracted Domestic

Amy @ Domesticity and other Ponderous Things  

Denise @ My Whittle Adventures 

Heather @ a Reformed Heath'n 

Marica @ ~Englating~ 



The entire list of bloggers in the hop can be found here.  A big thank you for Mdmn Samm for putting this together!










 

82 comments:

Dee said...

Godo job - looks like u used a dresden template - love the springy colors

Linda J said...

Got kind of a modern tumbler type vibe going on. Love the bright colors!

Sure hope you start feeling better soon!

Britt-Inger said...

Your mug rug is lovely. Thanks for sharing

Cathy said...

Gingham, my favorite fabric! Great mug rug!

krislovesfabric said...

love this!

Joanne said...

I hope you continue feeling better and are 100% soon. I think using these beautiful spring colors would help in the healing process. What a fun mug rug! Thanks for sharing your creation with us today.

Linda said...

I hope you're feeling much better now! You did a terrific job on your mug rug. What spring-like colors! Very cheerful!

Carol said...

Your mug rug is so cheery looking and the buttons are a nice touch. Thanks for hopping with us!

Needled Mom said...

I love the pretty spring colors and the button idea is great.

Madame Samm said...

Amy this is great colored mug rug....tumbler correct?
glad you got up with us this morning...we can help you for next time...no biggie

Sowing Stitches said...

Love your color choice! It's hard to go wrong when using bright ginghams! :)

Joyce Carter said...

Amy, your mug rug is so cute and very cheerful looking. Good job! Thank you for sharing.

Jeanie said...

Nice spring mug rug. Love your happy fabric choices!

✾Jamie Lee Cooley✾ said...

Sweet! I love to experiment with different colors and styles. Don't give up on the machine binding if you really want to do it. My first couple attempts were pretty horrid, but then I got good at it and can bind a big quilt in about an hour from trimming to making the binding to sewing it all on, and it looks pretty good now! Some people like the whole hand-stitching aspect of putting on the binding, but not me. I'd do just about anything to avoid that. Have a great day:)

Catskill Quilter said...

Great Springy color combo, and the design is cute!

Gill said...

Pretty mug rug - I love the colours!
Thank you for sharing!

Janet said...

I love your bright happy colours!

Mara said...

cute and modern, I like it.

Karen said...

Love the colors and the double button is adorable! Nicely done....no go feel better.....that's Dr. Karen's orders!

{ HeatherK @ AReformedHeath'n } said...

I really like those colors, too! Your rug turned out super cute. I've tried machine binding and have pretty much decided it takes LOTS of practice, I'll always choose to hand-sew mine, but little projects like this are the way to practice--don't give up!

patchouli moon studio said...

Great colors on you mug rug. It looks so 60-70's. I have fond memories of hot pink and orange colors together because I had a really wild pair of pants in a print with those colors in the late 60's.

Regena said...

undresdeny dresdens....total cuteness

Vickie said...

I'm sorry you've been sick, that always sucks ! Your mug rug is bright and beautiful, great job !

Amy said...

Cute as a button! Hope your on the mend! :)

Pauline said...

I like it, it says spring in color and design, it's great!
Thanks for sharing!

Beth said...

What a bright & cheerful mug rug! Thank you for sharing. This hop is so much fun!

Quilter Kathy said...

Very pretty fabrics Amy!

Patty said...

I like the colors used. Very pretty. I hope you stay on the mend.

Lou said...

So bright and cheerful!
Hope you stay well!!!!

Judy B said...

Love your colorful mug rug! Thank you for sharing.

Beth Strand said...

So cute! Thanks for being on the hop!

BizyStitches said...

wow not a good month for you with all that was going on. Enjoy this month. Thanks for sharing your mug rug.

Deb@asimplelifequilts said...

Pretty spring colors! I hope you are over your quota of sickness and have clear sailing ahead.

AnitaS said...

It gives you a lovely spring feeling.

Julia said...

Love your fabric that you used in your mug rug. Great jog and thanks for sharing!

Kathy H said...

Great mug rug and wonderful colors.

Jacque said...

Love the fresh, springtime colors!

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Oh, great, great colors! I like to hand sew the binding too, but yours looks good!

tubilinha tiacarminha said...

Dresden adoro!!!Ficou lindo com botão.

Gwen said...

Sorry for all the sickness and other setbacks you've experienced! But you came through very well indeed--it looks like a modern spring to me! Nice and bright!

Denise said...

How awesome that we used the same fabric and even did dresdens! I love that we think alike. I still have some of these charms left and maybe I'll do another rug and leave the blades like you did. I love the look!

Newbie Jen said...

Wonderful colors!

Frances said...

Your spring colors look great. Wishing you a healthy spring.

Judith said...

Wonderful mug rug and loving your fabric choice. Sweet! Hope you get to feeling better and look forward to seeing more of your wonderful projects...Thanks for sharing...Judith, Texas

Scrapatches said...

Sew cute. Thanks for sharing. I have also been enjoying reading your blog ... :) Pat

Patti said...

Super cute mug rugs. Love your blog too.

jmniffer said...

A bright and cheery mug rug is perfect for a dreary, snowy day. Thanks for sharing.

JustPam said...

Very cute. Don't give up on the machine binding. Like anything else, it gets better with practice. That's all I do now and it doesn't look too bad!

Rhonda said...

Life does tend to get in the way of our passion of sewing but you did a great job on the mug rug. Love the colors!!

Rhonda said...

Life does tend to get in the way of our passion of sewing but you did a great job on the mug rug. Love the colors!!

Tammy said...

Gorgeous. Love the colors. Lokks like a great job to me.

DeAnna S. said...

Thanks for sharing. Your mug rug is really nice. I love the happy spring colors!

Cathi said...

That is a very cheerful and happy mug rug! Pretty colours!

ritainalaska said...

your mugrug is cheery and springy; love the tulipy colors! thanx for sharing.

Janarama said...

Cute mug rug. Love the colors and the gingham fabric.

Karen O said...

I love the colors you used! Definitely spring colors.

LJ said...

I love the colors and fabics, too. They absolutely say "Spring". Cute button!

Patty C. said...

Love the fabric :)

Cecilia said...

Beautiful colors! Thanks for sharing your mug rug.

sandra said...

Love the spring colors, you did a wonderful job.

This Dog's Mom said...

I love the springy colors you selected! This makes me smile!

Gina said...

Did you use the dresden template? I love your mug rugs and the colors are very spring like! Thanks for participating and inspiring us today!

Emily C said...

Glad your feeling better. Binding looks fine to me. Cute rug.

Simone said...

Happy and bright - simple and clean! It looks great!

Theresa said...

Lovely mug rugs! Love the gingham!!

Mrs.Pickles said...

very pretty! thanks for sharing

newsurfiegirl said...

Love the colours you have used, they are nice and bright spring colours.

Sharon said...

Love the beautiful colors.....hope you are feeling better..

Stitches said...

I like the happy colors of the fabric and the modern look, very nice.

Marisa Garcia said...

You did a nice job!, I love you mug rug! 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, nice to meet you!
Marisa from
http://passionetcouture.blogspot.ca/

Laurel said...

Oh I can't machine bind at all!! Especially on mug rugs - I think your rug is gorgeous, btw!

apple blossom said...

very springy

Just Quilt It said...

I love the bright spring colors. Nice job!

Susan said...

What a lovely Spring rug! Thanks for sharing and I hope you stay well now.

Marcia said...

Very nice! I love the spring colors :-)!

Lavonna ZWB said...

Love the ginghams! Thank you for sharing with us. :)

Cindy said...

So springy and bright, very pretty. Thank you for sharing.

Erin @ Sew at Home Mummy said...

Love the colors you used! Gorgeous - thank you for participating!

MoeWest said...

Very nice mug rug! I like gingham in spring colours.

Sunshine Girl said...

Its lovely - thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

whoah this weblog is wonderful i love reading your articles.
Keep up the good work! You know, a lot of persons are searching around for this information,
you can help them greatly.

My web-site ... natural hair products for men

Anonymous said...

When ѕomeone writes an агticle he/she keeps the image of a useг in his/her
mіnd that how a user can be aωаre οf іt.
Therеforе that's why this piece of writing is outstdanding. Thanks!

Visit my web-site: Americas Cardroom Poker Promotions :: ::