Friday, October 21, 2011

Little Thing for Finish it up Friday

Hi, Y'all!  I am trying really hard to use all of these wonderful blogs to help keep me on task.  I know I said I was going to work on my fishing quilt this week but I ended up doing things for my BFF's birthday.  I had kind of bad week due to the weather.  MAJOR migraine.  I am pretty dumb when I have a migraine and mine last for days - literally. 

ANYWAY....My best friend - for over thirty years! - always wants the same thing from me.  Potato salad.  She LOVES my potato salad.  But I randomly give her potato salad all year.  If I make it, I call her to come get my leftovers.  We are that kind of friends.  I just made her a quilt a couple of months ago for her new house.  Given all of the circumstances for this week I went with quick and easy.  I made mug rugs.

I don't know how I had missed ever seeing these fun little things but Tuesday morning was the first I had ever seen one and I stumbled on a picture of some over at Quilt in A Day.  I couldn't help myself once I got started.  I think I made 8 of them.  I only have pictures of a few but here are some of them.

I made two of this one and gave one to my SIL yesterday morning when we were at the hospital for my MIL's heart cath.  (everything went well)  The back of this one has a little flag print on it.  My SIL's had dogs.  I used a decorative stitch to quilt them in red.  They were so much fun!

I don't know if you can see the detail, but the fabric on the left has music scores on it.  My friend is a muscian.  She plays in the orchestra and three different bands.  She plays flute and pic.  She is amazing!  This one was UGLY.  I almost trashed it.  Then I decided to add the decorative stitching in a King Tut varigated thread.  It made all the difference.  I love this now and so did she.

Now for some fun ones.  Tee hee hee!

I swear this one is done.  I just don't have a picture of the finished product.  I ended up putting a narrow black sash around the main block.  She and her girls thought this one was great. We all have the same weird sense of humor.

My friend loves the Grinch.  I finished this one up about 10 minutes before I left for her house last night.  It has candy canes on the back.

This one was for my other SIL.  I wish I had capitalized MY.  The star looking fabric is actually magic wands.

None of these are the same size.  I just winged it and cut them to fit what I had on hand.  It was great to use up some of the batting I have trimmed off of quilts.  I also loved playing with all my decorative stitches.  The needle threader on the machine made switching threads a cinch.  I am so glad to have it!

I also made 5 of those tissue holders but didn't take pictures of them.  I gave my sister one when we went shopping.  We ran down to  The Stitching Post in Washington.  I was looking for a specific fabric which they did not have.  But we ended up buying fabric for an I-spy quilt.  Not that many.  She has 4 grandchildren.  I have none but have been wanting to do one and plan to for a birthday gift.  I really wish I had already participated in a fabric swap for this.  She and I are sort of doing our own and begging some fabric from our aunt.

Amanda Jean said that it isn't done until  you blog about it.  I didn't finish sewing until last night and I am on my lunch at work now.  So, I hope this counts.  I am going to link to The Fabric Adict today, too.  Being "cyber friends" helps inspire me.  I really appreciate the opportunity to share through your blogs.  SHOOT!  Just noticed I misspelled Addict.  Sorry 'bout that.

Okay, back to work.  What did you sew today?

Keep Stitchin'!

Mary reading other blogs I found some more to link to.  I hope this is okay!

Finished it Fridays!


  1. Those mug rugs are adorable!! I can't choose which one I like best.

  2. Mug rugs are too the witchy one! Glad the migraine's gone...finally got rid of mine about lunchtime...must've been having sympathy pains for you!

  3. Thanks, Ladies!

    Not gone, Stephanie. Just being dealt with. Sorry you have to deal, too. I always figure I have enough for everyone I know.

  4. Great mug rugs - they are addicting. But pair them with a matching mug and quick gifts.

  5. Hi, Mary!! So glad you linked up with us today - you made great mug rugs!! They are so much fun to make, aren't they!! I particularly love the ruby slippers one.... Whoop whoop!!! See you next week!!

  6. Vroomans'Quilts: My friend collected mugs for a while. She definitely doesn't need more! But you are right. Would make a great gift. Maybe some cookies and hot chocolate mix or tea bags. Hmmm....I am getting ideas!

    Sarah, thanks! I liked the ruby slippers, too. Now I am feeling the pressure to get something done by next Friday. I have to work 72 hours this week on two different shifts. I may not make it but I will see you in a couple weeks if not!

  7. Great mug rugs! Each has its own personality!

  8. super cute mug rugs! thanks so much for linking up to finish it up Friday!!

  9. Those are all SO cute! What great little gifts they would make! I'd say you got a lot done for not feeling quite up to par. Migraines are THE worst! Hope this week finds you feeling much better. :o)


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