Tuesday, November 23, 2010

It's beginning to feel a lot like . . .

time to work on some holiday sewing!

I made this mug rug for the Scrappy Mug Rug Swap on Flickr. This group is entirely to blame for my mug rug addiction!

My mug rug was inspired by this awesome pincushion, and I used this free template for the design with Heat-n-Bond Lite. It was easier than I expected!

And here's a little sneak peek of a project I'm working on for someone on my Christmas list -

Fabric: Pure by Sweetwater
Block tutorial: found here in the Moda Bake Shop

How's your holiday sewing going? I'm way behind, as usual, because I'm a procrastinator! I like to think that I work better under pressure :-)

Happy sewing!


  1. pretty, pretty! i think a quilt, pillow, and stocking for syd is going to be it for me and holiday sewing this year!

  2. I love your mug rug!!!

  3. That mug rug is fantastic! I really need to try that design one of these days. I love your Pure block too. So cute. I have way too many things on my to-make-for-Christmas list. I hope I can work well under pressure too.

  4. Lovely, Mary! I hope I work well under pressure...it seems my work ethic is not keeping up with my grand ideas. But we do have a little more than a month....

  5. your mug rug is beautiful, applique is so the way to go, no need for turn needle! I am always impressed by your quilting idea, parallel rows with 2 different witdhs, just perfect!

  6. I've finally finished my contact work, so now I can start working on Christmas!! Woohoo!!

    By the way, your stuff is lovely!!

  7. Love the mug rug!!!

    My holiday gifts are all made and wrapped... with the exception of two guys who I can never figure out what I can make for them. I figured I had to have it all done early with a newborn around.

  8. ooooh! I like the white stars with the prints surrounding it! Great idea! I love your work.

    Remember that time we talked about meeting up in Wilmington? yeah, Maybe in a few more weeks? I need to go to Costco...

    PS - your mug rugs are KILLING me.

  9. great stuff in this post. Loving that mug rug. Is that called orange peel? I have been looking everywhere for a turorial or pattern on this. Would you mind sharing how you made that mug rug??? Pretty Please???


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