House and Home M. R.
Well, since I have made
I realized that yesterday was October 1st already, and the Handcrafted Holiday Sew & Stitch Sew Along and contest, at Sew Much 2 Luv , was officially beginning. Yay!
Amanda ( of The Patchsmith) first noticed this Sew Along, and asked my sister Amy ( of AmyMadeThat! blog) and myself if we wanted to participate with her in this group. I jumped in. Anything that these two ladies do is awesome and FUN! ( I go along for the ride and learn so much!! )
I love the simplicity of this sew along.... sew or cross stitch or crochet a gift a week. Put your picture in the Flickr group, and you get a chance to win a prize! You can use the button to the right of this blog, to go to Sew Much 2 Luv for more details. YOU can join in anytime, too!
The first thing to do was to pick out a project. I was looking at my Flickr page, and saw that clever pattern-maker Amanda (The Patchsmith) had posted another new pattern! And, to my delight, it was another cute mug rug! By now, I was sweating, feeling my heart beat faster, and well in the throes of a mug rug fever attack !
I downloaded that pattern before you could say, "Bob's Your Uncle!" (See the end of this post for more about my Uncle Bob.) ( Ahhh...instant gratification. ) Luckily, I had a good selection of fabrics in my stash - Little Yellow Bicycle for Blend Fabrics , called Vintage Summer. It has cherrys, greens, reds, dark pinks...that gave a feel of " cottage " to the pattern.
|I used Press-N-Seal as a template for the hand embroidery. You just sew on top of it.|
|You can see the Press-N-Seal better in this picture|
|My House and Home mug rug|
|Embroidery close up|
|The little cottage is fun to applique. I added a little ric rac fence like Amanda's.|
If you chose to join along, tell me and I will post your project picture on my blog as well!
Incidentally, I really do say the phrase , "Before you can say , "Bob's your uncle! " Today I used it so I can segue into a hello to another special uncle of mine . Uncle Bob. Uncle Bob is a talented musician ( he sings and plays trumpet ), and band and choral director. He is always supportive and encouraging of our embroidery and sewing projects.