Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Busy as a Bee

I have been busy... not only in the sewing room.  Here's what I made for Valentine's Day.  

I followed the tutorial from Pleasant Home

After a little break, I worked on my daughter's wedding quilt and now the borders are on and it's ready to be sandwiched.  I need to get to the store to get some batting.  It is really looking good! Sorry, no pictures.

I also sent out these mug rugs and extras to my secret swap partner, Helle in Denmark.  She received them and really liked them! Yay!  

How cute is that little cat cookie plate?  And the mug is so cute!  It says 'time for tea with a cat on my knee.'  The box is just as cute.  

I so enjoyed making the paper pieced cat that I had to make this mug rug...for me?

This is a free pattern from Artisania...here.
I think I may be in love with small paper piecing!

I am also completely caught up with the Block-A-Palooza blocks. These are the first 6 blocks and

Block 7 (oops...it says block 6)

See more blocks on the flickr group page.

Caught up on stitching the Give Thanks BOM from Jenny of Elefantz, too. Verses 2 & 3 are done.  A great reminder of all the blessings in my life...God's beautiful creation and my warm home.  The little verse cards are interchangeable.

Finally, I finished the 1st block in the Birdie Stitchery BOM.  I was so close to finishing when I ran out of yellow floss.  One swirl on the birdies little belly and no more floss.  To make it worse, Hobby Lobby was out of the yellow I needed.  I either had to wait for Hobby Lobby to call and tell me they got it in OR get to Joann's.  It took a couple of days but I got some more yellow floss and finished the block.  Now I'm working on Block 2.  

I was so excited to have it finished I didn't even press it before I took the picture. Yikes! You can see more on the flickr group page.

I told you I've been as busy as a bee!


  1. You are sure getting alot done. Love your mug rugs!!

  2. Love your own mug rugs to...very sweet..
    Love mines you have make for me...so adorable..feeling me so lucky so thanks again :-)
    See you like to stitch to..me 2...good to change the work from machine to handwork.
    Have fun..hugs, Helle

  3. Love all the work you've been doing. Those mug rugs are certainly inspiring.

  4. Oh my goodness...I don't know where to begin this comment! I love it all!! :) That gnome/mushroom mat is my favorite though, thanks for the link.

  5. OH my Gosh - So many pretty things I don't know where to start!!! Love the gifts you made for your partner, and the Valentine placemat! And your stitcheries are SO cute too! So many wonderful projects - lovely!!


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