Saturday, August 18, 2012

Coffee...a yummy necessity


This morning Rick has gone golfing and I am puttering about the house, just planning what I want and what I need to do today. After checking on the peaches I bought yesterday, not quite ready for eating yet, I spied my espresso maker and decided I'd like to have a tall frozen mocha cappuccino!

The idea reminded me that I hadn't posted any pictures of my "mug rugs" that I have recently made. I joined a mug rug swap over on Flickr and my partner is getting two of these, but this first one is going to be mine. A couple of reasons why I'm keeping this one...first of all, I love it! Secondly, it's a tad larger than the maximum 8 x 10 inches that is stipulated in the rules of the swap. So..."Give me a coffee and no one gets hurt" will stay here with me!

This ultra-bright mug rug will be going to my partner.  She wrote that she liked orange, lime green and tan, so I came up with this.  The flowers have some 'raw edge applique', that is what makes them look all fuzzy and ruffly.  It's awfully bright, but I hope she likes it.

This last one is also going to my partner.  I bought a half-hexagon template and this is an idea I have for a quilt I plan to make in the not-too-distant future.  It's peach and turquoise and white-on-white fabrics.  I think she will like this one, even if it's not too "exciting

Now, I think I'm off to get "dolled up" for my day!


  1. The mug rugs are all darling. I love the saying on the first one. Can I ask where you got your design?

    1. Thanks! I fell in love with that embroidery design. I get most of my designs from Embroidery Library. Here's their address:

      They are pretty inexpensive and often have a great sale. Let me know what you find!

  2. Helen I love your flowers! blessings, marlene


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