Sunday, February 20, 2011

Swapping and a little time off….


I am going to take a little time off from blogging. Company, paperwork and a few projects need to be completed. I will be back in a week and will catch up with everybody then. Have a great week!


My friend Donna of Brynwood Needleworks had a mug mat swap and I participated. Her swap was my first blog swap. Mug mats are too much fun and I ended up making more than one. Donna had a wonderful tutorial and I was assigned a swap partner. My partner Shirley C made me a gorgeous mug mat. She purchased a quilt square at an estate sale and used that along with some toile fabric that belonged to her mother. The other fabrics are Moda. I just love it. If you have a moment be sure to visit these two blogs.



Shirley also enclosed a pair of curved scissors. A girl can never have too many….

I had a lot of fun making mine for Shirley.




Thanks Donna!


Anonymous said...

Beautiful work dear Carol, I lake it!
Kisses and happy new week.

From Beyond My Kitchen Window said...

I have never heard of a mug mat. My sister is a quilter and I must have he make me one. These are beautiful.

Maggie said...

What a lovely gift to make and to receive, is there a tutorial on your blog somewhere that I missed?
Perhaps even I could have a go at making a mug mat.
Have a super week, catching up with bits & bobs, a bientot, Maggie.

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Just beautiful Carol! Enjoy your company:@)

EliFla said...


HAve a nice week I'm going to wait for you..hugs, Flavia

Anonymous said...

Enjoy your time away, Carol.


Claudia said...

The mug mats are so pretty! Enjoy your time off, and I look forward to seeing you back blogging real soon!


Brynwood Needleworks said...

Hi Carol:
You and Shirley were a perfect match! I love both of your mats.

This is the link to my photo tutorial for the mug mats I make, in case anyone is interested:

Enjoy your time off. I'll look forward to getting together with you as we've planned.

Hugs from your Florida friend.

A Garden of Threads said...

The mug mats are so pretty Carol, have a wonderful week. Take care:)

ShirleyC said...

Thanks again, Carol. I really had fun, and I love my mug mat. Enjoy your time off!

Ocean Breezes and Country Sneezes said...

Just beautiful, enjoy your time away from "blog world" - we'll see you when you return next week!

From the Kitchen said...

What a beautiful idea!

Have a good break. See you when you get back.


Vee said...

Those are both wonderful! I need to look up the tutorial. I just purchased a couple of Moda packets at the flea market of all places. Have fun this week!

xinex said...

It's so beautiful, Carol. Have a great blogging time off!...Christine


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