I made a cute little mug rug this week. (No surprise here!)
My mother is here for a visit this week. I always like to show her what I have been working on, and explain who people are that I have been telling her about on the phone. We were looking at patterns made by Amanda, of The Patchsmith . (use link to go to her Craftsy site for her patterns! ) My mother saw the mug rug pattern with two little pumpkins on it and loved it for the fall . She asked me to make her a smaller size mug rug with just one pumpkin on it.
|Original Mug Rug by Amanda, The Patchsmith|
I had a lot of fall fabrics in my stash and pulled them out to figure out the ones I wanted to use for Mom. I decided to use the left (bigger ) pumpkin, and add a row of 1 1/2 inch squares (before sewing), to the right of the pumpkin.
|My pumpkin before quilting and embroidery|
After machine quilting the grooves in the pumpkin body and some vines off of the stem , and hand stitching some veins onto the leaf, it was done.
|Quilted and stitched small mug rug|
|Small mug rug|
Mom's mug rug is ready to go home with her! She is happy and ready to enjoy Halloween and Thanksgiving with her daily mug of tea!
Before I close, I wanted to shout out to one of my special blog readers... my Uncle Monty! He builds beautiful model railroad towns, creating his own landscapes and scenery! And now, he is one of my enablers!
|Susie and Uncle Monty love you xo|
|I'm off to my sewing room!|