Monday, April 25

What's on the line? ......... and a little bit of a giveaway........

Edit......... The winner has been notified. As soon as I get her e-mail reply, I'll post her name!
And the winner's name is Sarah who wrote........
Oh Sandi! you're so sweet to us lol. Well I counted fifteen mug rugs out on the line. I think I'll follow the link for the teapot and teacup ones as I know a few people those would suit to a T ;o) Thanks and have a good one. Sarah


That's right. There's an opportunity for a giveaway if you read all the way to the end of this post. First, though, check out what's on the line today..........
It's many mug rugs!  I just thought it would be fun to show you my current collection of mug rugs. I didn't make all of them. Some are from swaps. Here's a couple of close-ups.........
That coffee-themed one on the left was my second mug rug. The first one I made like that was a gift for my son's girlfriend. The next mug rug is scraps left from a tablemat and mug rugs that I made for my daughter. You can check out those items here ......  ChristmasGiftMugRugs
That third mug rug hanging up there on the line is all I could come up with for our Kindred Kwilter's Challenge project. And I didn't use enough of it, so I didn't actually "meet the challenge". It did get me interested in working with batiks, though, and a trip to Firefly Quilt Shop and the purchase of a few batik fat quarters led to the batik flower mug rugs. You can find detailed info on them at this post.........BatikMugRug
And much of this mug rug collection can be blamed on Michele over at Quilting Gallery and the Mug Rug Swap she hosted. Just go here .... TeacupAndTeapotMugRug  ... to see where the teapot and teacup mug rugs came from.........a long way around the world for sure!
I had some Valentine scraps so I had to make the two Valentine mug rugs. The topic of mug rugs was a hot conversation in the Season's BOM group so I organized a swap. I not only got a mug rug from my partner but also from three other members of the group........."just because". I love "just because" gifts. :-) Renita made that cute cat mug rug and you can see it in this post......... Renita'sMugRug

Here's the kitty mug rug that I made for my partner Regina and since one wasn't enough.........
I made her a tulip one, too, and then liked it so much that I made one for me!
Then I made one for my friend, Dorothy, and then one for my sister........... click here to see them... MugRugs
Obviously, I am not the only one addicted to making these things because here's one from Denny in PA and it's perfect in my bathroom. Yes, I now have a mug rug in every room I occupy in the house. :-) Don't you love that sheep fabric? I'm seeing a mug rug in it.........

And another mug rug from PA came from Katie and she is also a crazy quilter so she sent those gorgeous trims that will end up in my crazy quilt blocks!
And my actual swap was Kathy in Georgia and just look at all those goodies she sent me! She teaches at a local shop and has a pattern she designed for a mug rug! She embroidered the little heart with needle and thread running through it. So sweet!
Am I lucky or what? All these mug rugs and I was so inspired that I just had to make all those mug rugs for my guests at my DayTreat event.............
Each one is different but all are made from Jacquelynne's SewingRoomSocial fabrics. And so finally...........if you've read this far............you can earn a chance to win the goodies in this photo below...........

These are just a few of the items that were extras at my DayTreat.........a pretty green candy dish, some "Sewing Room Social" Charm Squares, butterfly bath salts, a little bowl of candies, some notecards, a fat quarter of one of the 30's fabrics that I am using in my CandyDish quilt blocks, a pattern from Jean Devereux with her sweet ceramic buttons and .......ta da..........a mug rug, of course! Just leave a comment on this post with your name and make sure you have an e-mail link. Just one requirement for this giveaway........tell me how many mug rugs are hanging on the line in the first picture. :-) Winner will be announce on Friday at 6:00 p.m.
Have a great Monday! See you next post with info on how I used my GO!Baby to make those mug rugs!
Sandi

60 comments:

Kathie said...

oh my gosh so many adorable mug rugs, I still haven't made one for myself. I am inspired to do that now!
Yes your lucky to have so many from friends too!
What a great giveaway and ah it would be my first mug rug! thanks I really enjoyed the retreat pictures and stories.... the magic number is fifteen!
have a great week
Kathie

Cath said...

I counted 15 mug rugs on the line .
I'd love to be entered into your giveaway please .
Thanks .

yorkie mom said...

"15" mug rugs on a line-says that three times fast!! Beautiful mug rugs! Thanks for a chance to win! Allison at gougeonathome@charter.net

Tudy said...

Beautiful mug rugs and I see 15. I have made some to and love the small projects. Nice giveaway.

Anonymous said...

Sandi what a fun giveaway. It would make me feel that I almost was at your retreat. 15 beautiful mug rugs hanging on the clothes line.

Sandy K
grandmatomato@yahoo.com

luv2quilt2 said...

I see 15 mug rugs in the first photo and aren't they lovely. Thank you for the opportunity to win the goodies

Clothed in Scarlet said...

Oh Sandi! you're so sweet to us lol. Well I counted fifteen mug rugs out on the line. I think I'll follow the link for the teapot and teacup ones as I know a few people those would suit to a T ;o) Thanks and have a good one. Sarah

Denise said...

Love all fifteen mug rugs you have on the line, you have stories to go along with all of them how nice. I have yet to make one and think I might have to get going on making one. I would love you receive your giveaway! Have a wonderful week.

Marsha said...

I counted 15 lovely mug rugs on the line. They are all wonderful!

Betty said...

Your 15 mug rugs are lovely. I have made two but plan to make more soon.

Crispy said...

So many cute mug rugs. Something I want to make someday....when all my UFOs are done :0)

Crispy - Don't put me in the drawing as I would probably never use the pattern and it should go to someone who would :0)

Me and My Stitches said...

Looks like 15 mug rugs - each one cuter than the last. Thanks for the chance to win!

Mommarock said...

Such great prizes.. I see chocolate in that picture.. LOL... I counted, re-counted... and then counted again just to be sure and came up with 15 mug rugs on the line.. they are quite nice mug rugs! I'm gonna have to get myself in gear..I havn't made mug rugs.. it's the bindings that still scare me. I need a good tutorial about the joining of the two ends.

Mimi said...

You have the sweetest collection of mug rugs... I counted 15!

Synthia said...

Your giveaway looks wonderful and I would like to be in your drawing. I counted 15 mug rugs on your line. Thank you.

Anonymous said...

I count 15 mug rugs on your line. I have been caught up in the craze. I am having a birthday (significant) this month and have made one as a gift from me for each of the five ladies in my little quilt group. One side has a friendship star for their friendship and the other side has a cupcake. jr from ontario

deserae said...

15 mug rugs! :)

Amy, a redeemed sheep said...

I have a question on the sheep fabric....Do you know who it's made by? If I could get my hands on some, I would be thrilled!!

Kathryn said...

With 15 mugs on the line, you have more than enough for one for breakfast and one for lunch for a week. Very nice. Thanks for the giveaway. I don't have a mug rug yet, so yours would be the first. Kathie L in Allentown

ga447 said...

This is so much fun, I counted 15 mug rugs. TY for giveaway

Beth said...

What an adorable collection of mug rugs! All 15 of them. Thanks for the chance to win one. Thisis a project that is on my to do list and seeing them all together really makes me want to drop everything else and get some done.

Pat said...

I, also, counted 15 mug rugs in the first photo of your post. You sure do have a collection now, don't you? I had to chuckle to think you might be using a mug and having a sweet treat of some sort in the bathroom (since you put a mug rug there). I'm thinking I should put one there on the countertop to hold a small plant or a vase with flowers or maybe some pretty lotions.

Needled Mom said...

All fifteen mug rugs are great, Sandi, and they look so pretty hanging on the line. This looks like a current picture with the bare trees in the background.

Nancy said...

I Spy 15 mug rugs on that line!! All cute as can be..

Deborah said...

15! I bought some fat quarters this weekend to make some mug rugs for my class (or let them make them as my time is running out) to practice quilting techniques on. These are beautiful. I love the log cabin version.

Sarah or Semmy said...

15 beautiful mug rugs hanging on the line. Looking oh so fine. I wish one could be mine! Sara h

annemarie said...

I spy fifteen mug rugs and they are fantastic mug rugs. What a nice collection you have Sandi!

Donna said...

I am counting 15 lovely mug rugs on your line! Thanks for the giveaway opportunity - I am in love with the green candy dish.

Kaye said...

oops, posted on the wrong one. There are 15 rug mugs on the first line. You are so very generous. I would love to win the goodies.

AKnativewoman said...

Well, Greetings from The Great Land! You are truly obsessed with the Mug Rug Bug!! Fifteen on the line, and if you keep this up, I'll be visiting your Mug Rug Booth - just take it on the road and off the line! Great job, everybody! Thanks for the opportunity to win!

rockgranny said...

I count 15 mug rugs on your line each more beautiful then other.
Thanks for lovely giveaway

Owl Lady said...

I counted 15 mug rugs. I can not decide which I like the best. Shouldn't a person be able to have several "favorites"?

Mary Grace McNamara said...

I count 15 on the line...what a great collection! Now that I think of it, I probably have a pretty nice collection myself...I should get them all out and see! Thanks for the inspiration!

Hope you had a happy Easter!

MGM

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

Looks like 15 to me...hmmmm this is seeming too easy. Is there a trick here?....grin.

Billie

Catskill Quilter said...

I counted 15 mug rugs -- they are so cute! (I think I am the only quilter in America who has not made one -- I had better get busy!)

Luci said...

I see fifteen beautiful Mug Rugs on the line! Thanks! Luci D.

Oh Sew Addicted said...

15 - All beautiful!!!

Jacquelynne said...

Wow Sandi- you've been busy! I'm not entering the giveaway, but good luck to everyone else who is!

Jen said...

Wow, that's a lot of mug rugs! I count 15 on theline. That would make a great tea party! Great giveaway, thanks for the chance!

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

I love them all. How fun. It must have taken forever to hang them all!

Diane H said...

How fun! You don't often see 15 beautiful mug rugs all together. What a wonderful collection.

Caroline said...

Love your blog. I counted 15 mug rugs!! I'm busy making a few mug rugs to sell, the money will go to the Childrens Hospital to buy bears. On 17th june we will cycle 140 km for the charity cycling tour. Quilting is so much fun. And it's so nice to meet all those lovely quilters. bye bye Caro from The Hague.

Anonymous said...

Hi, Sandi! oh, my, what a collection!!! Wowzers!! I need to make some more, I think.
There are 15 (fifteen) on your line.
Have a super week!
Gerda in Alberta
omax 2 at jwvantuil dot com

MissMary said...

What a fun line of stories and memories! I made my first mug rug this year and didn't expect to enjoy the trend as much as I did. So lovely to see the variety of your collection! Thanks for the giveaway!

sue said...

I think I counted right - 15. Would love to win your fun giveaway!

Diane Wild said...

I counted 15 mug rugs on the line. Gosh, you are addicted and when I get more time, I'll be making more. Fun to see. And, thank you for the chance to win all the wonderful goodies.

magicthimblecreations said...

I read all the way to the end and counted 15 Mug Rugs on the line enjoying the fresh MN spring air.

Really looking forward to your next post about your Accu/go.

Peggy in rainy flooding KY

Janice said...

15 b-e-a-u-t-i-f-u-l mug rugs!!!! I just love them. What a fabulous giveaway.

Marilyn said...

How fun to see all 15 mug rugs hanging together.

Kathy and Becky shared how much fun the day retreat was and how wonderful the favors.

How sweet of you to share with others who couldn't come that day!

Debbie said...

I can see fifteen cute little mug rugs on your line, Sandi! Thanks for counting me in.

phyllis said...

I would like to be entered in your give away! There are 15 mug rugs on the line.

Andee said...

Fifteen Fabulous Mug Rugs!

Kayli said...

Fifteen adorable rugs! I am new to quilting and think this small project would be 'doable' for me...thanks for the inspiration.

Patti L. said...

There are 15 adorable mug mats on teh line. I love them and what a collection! Love the give a way and wish you could do a retreat here in windy N.M. Thanks Sandi!

1foxiegrannie said...

Coming late to the party but I assure I did count the mug rugs on the line LOL 15 would be the count :)

Sandy said...

What a wonderful giveaway...such goodies, thank you for sharing. There are 15 mug rugs hanging in the breeze.

deb said...

15 mug rugs hangin on a line...oh how I wish that one would be MINE!!!!!!!

Linda said...

15! Beautiful collection!

quiltsbycheryl said...

Great way to show off the Mug Rugs!!....a clothes line--brings back memories of Saturday wash day (we did it on Saturdays so I could help Mom)---and nothings better than the smell of sheets dried out on the line!! The count I have is 15 mug rugs....and thanks for a chance for another prize!!

carolyn said...

there are 15 lovely mug rugs.

I am so inspired by you. I want to be just like you when I grow up :)

Thanks,
Carolyn

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