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Wednesday, 17 April 2013

April Showers Mug Rug Hop

Hi Everyone - today is my day for the April Showers Mug Rug Hop.

Thank you to Madame Samm for this fun hop and thank you to our cheerleader Erin!

April to me means cups of tea with my best friends and starting to get ready for the warmer months (mmm wine and cheese). We don't usually get a lot of rain in April in Sydney, but this April has been all over the place! Beautiful sunshine one minute and thunderstorms the next. There may have even been some puddle jumping with my 2.5 year old the other day. I am not sure who had more fun...

Anyway onto the Mug Rugs! I tried some paper piecing for the first time in practice for making a bigger quilt for one of my tea loving friends. I came across this great free pattern at Piece by Number for some teacups and thought some Mug Rugs would be perfect for my practice runs of paper piecing. I decided to make 4 - one for me and each of my 3 best friends.

I am also a fairly forgetful person so I decided to personalise them with some embroidery on how they take their tea. So here they are!

For my Tea obsessed, everything is better in pink, make sure you have an extra litre of milk when I visit friend - a dainty floral number!

Mug Rug

For me, a frilly umbrella rug. This fabric was, let's say "borrowed" from my mothers sewing room many moons ago.

Mug Rug

For my shoe loving, likes very sweet tea friend I could not look past some gumboots!

Mug Rug

and finally my scrabble loving, would prefer a glass of wine friend but is slowly coming around to more cups of tea friend. She is also know to decant the odd bottle of wine in her awesome frog teapot.

Mug Rug

And all of them together with our favourite mugs.

Mug Rug

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have been enjoying the Mug Rug Hop - there is still a day to go! Oh and in roll those storm clouds *as she rushes to get the clothes off the line!  Here is today's schedule

Wednesday, April 17
Jen @ Quilter in the Closet
Marjorie @ Marjorie's Busy Corner
Elita @ A Pieceful Perspective
Green @ So Sew Green
Mara @ Greco Mara
Wendy @ Why Knot Kwilt?
Gmama Jane @ GrandMama's Stories
Debby @ Debby Kratovil Quilts
Britt-Inger @ Hill Valley Quilter
Connie @ Freemotion by the River
Beth @ Words and Stitches
Kathy @ iHeartSquishy





54 comments:

  1. Wonderful job!! Each individual mat will surely bring you many smiles for a very long time :) Thank you so much for sharing!! Hope your laundry made it in without another soaking :)

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  2. WOW, you really got rolling! I love your personalized mug rugs. They are colorful and very clever!!

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  3. Very pretty and so very creative!

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  4. Oooh they are all fabulous - I love the frilly umbrella one. I too love to splash in the puddle and kick the leaves with my 8 year old much to the amusement of the other parents in the playground or the cars driving past! Thanks for sharing.

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  5. Fabulous personal mug rugs! Clever you!

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  6. Your mug rugs are sew awesome. Thanks for sharing

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  7. Excellent!! Great way to personalize rugs.

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  8. So very sweet. Thank you for sharing them with us. :)

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  9. Beautiful Mug rugs! Your friends are very lucky. Thanks for sharing.

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  10. Sweet idea - thanks for sharing your wonderful mug rugs.

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  11. These are so cute with the personalization of the drink preferences...very clever! Thanks for sharing!

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  12. Great designs on you mug rugs. Thanks for sharing!

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  13. Those mug rugs are so cute! What a great idea to personalize them for each of your friends--I'm sure they're going to love them!

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  14. I love the idea of personalizing each mug rug!! How perfect!!! Great job! They're all so cute!

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  15. Nice work with personalization a rug for each friend...love it :)

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  16. I love the personalized mug rugs. Can I be your friend too?!

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  17. Great mug rugs - milk and no sugar for me please!!
    Thank you for sharing!

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  18. Great mug rugs with a personal touch! Super idea!
    Thanks for sharing!

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  19. Ah so cute and special for all of your friends and a awesome way to remember how they take their tea.

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  20. Very clever! Your friends are going to love these. How sweet of you to personalize a special mug rug for them.

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  21. ha.. Very cute! your friends will love them

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  22. How cute and clever to embroider the way your friends drink their tea on the mug rugs.

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  23. So Fun! Love the stitchery addition that made me smile :)

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  24. Oh my... these are just so charming! Love them ALL... your friends are going to be thrilled!

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  25. Cute mug rugs and I like how your friends are all included in them.

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  26. These are sooo cute. Great job on the PP and the beautiful stitching. Your friends will love them. Thank you for sharing today.

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  27. Great job on the mug rugs. They are all wonderfull and very colorful. I love color....lots of it...Thank you for shareing with us on todays hop.

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  28. Those are just too cute...love the embroidery on them! Thanks for sharing!

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  29. I love these! Your stitching is great :) Thank you so much for participating in the hop with us - I hope you had fun!

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  30. So clever! Mine would read: Gallon of creamer, cup of sugar, splash of coffee. Just kidding! Or am I??

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  31. I love the identity you gave each mug rug. They are sew cute.

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  32. You were busy, nice mug rugs and this hop has been a lot of fun and I got a ton of ideas from all the photos. Thanks for sharing.

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  33. Kathy,
    :) Your tea cups are precious! I may have to borrow your idea to make a friendship cup or two! Love this idea!!! Thanks for sharing! Beulah

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  34. Your tea mug rugs are fabulous! How fun to have different mug rugs for each if your friends!

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  35. Such cute coffee cups! Great job!

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  36. Sweet mug rugs!!!! Love the embroidery personalization:)

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  37. Such cute rugs! Love the embroidery for personalization. Now you'll never forget how your friends love tea. Great work!

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  38. What a cute, cute idea for your mug rugs! Now you just have to remember which mug rug goes with which friend! lol

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  39. I love these and your mugs are great also. Thanks for sharing your creations with us today.

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  40. Aww - they are all perfectly lovely. Great idea for mug rugs. I like my tea black. Thanks for sharing your wonderful mug rugs.

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  41. ohhh they are so funny and cute!!! that is such a nice idea to make one for each of your friends too, and personalise them!! very pretty!! well done, thanks for sharing!!

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  42. Kathy, your tea cup mug rugs are so fun! I love that you added the embroidery detail! Thanks for participating and inspiring us!!

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  43. very fun tea cup mug rugs! thanks for sharing!

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  44. Oh my goodness, how lovely!

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  45. Very nice mug rugs! Fantastic job on the needlework! Thanks for sharing.

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  46. Cute idea to make the mug rugs fit your friends and how they drink their tea!

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  47. I love your idea to make a mug rug for each friend! The last one made me LOL.

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  48. wonderful work thanks for sharing!!

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