Sunday, March 17, 2013

Happy St. Patrick' s Day

St Patrick's Day and the last day of the giveaway

Happy St. Patrick's Day , everyone!     

And in case you haven't signed up for MY giveaway   yet ....   today,  Sunday, March 17,  at 11:59 pm EST, it will end.     I will announce the winner on Monday.  I love your comments!


 Thank you, , Michelle at Quilting Gallery for putting the Blog Hop Party all together.  Hop on over to Quilting Gallery to see the huge list of participating bloggers.... who all have a giveaway.  

This weekend, I was able to give a few little presents to my daughter , in person!  That was so much fun.

I was just bursting until I could give her a sweet  little   Hedgehog Mug Rug,  designed by the  Queen of Mug Rug designs... Amanda,  The Patchsmith !  

The Patchsmith  has this pattern,  and SO  many more , available in her Craftsy shop!!  They are in pdf format, so when you order them,  you get them in minutes!!  That's instant gratification , and you are ready to run with your project!!
Hedgehog Mug Rug   made by Amanda,  The Patchsmith

 I saw  this mug rug on her blog and just knew I was going to make it for my daughter.  I even had some  fabric that has a little hedgie in the design in my stash!
Amanda's patterns and directions are a delight to use!  I use Heat-n-Bond to iron on the applique shapes. And my Viking Topaz has a little blanket stitch that I am using a lot on these mug rugs.
Susie's Hedgehog Mug Rug

I just love the X stitching on the hedgies' backs!   (  That is even on Amanda's pattern! Isn't she clever!!)  I did the Happy Dance last night when I found that stitch on my machine!!  

The back side is cute, too!  I sewed the binding on by hand.
Fabrics:   Exclusively Quilters    -  Razzmatazz  Tree Brown , and some others in that line

I just stitched in the ditch on the bottom strip, with a long swirl.... Oh, look who has dropped in to say  hi!
Meet Patty

Say hi to  Patty,  my March bird  pincushion.   In case you are a visitor to my blog,  I began  my addiction  making these bird pincushions in our Across The Pond Sew Along, in Jan 2013.  They just seem to pop up whenever they  I feel like it . 
 (Come on , there must be at least 100    20   2 of you out there that have been asking yourselves when a new bird was going to pop up in Susie's Sunroom!)  Check out our Flickr group to see more lovely birdies...

Here they are waiting for their morning coffee
They are admiring my new Paris Flea Market Jelly Roll  { :) }
It's never too late to make something from our Across The Pond Sew Along, and just add it to the Flickr group!  Have you seen March's project  the Charm Square Scarf ?
I'm off to my sewing room!


  1. Patty is going to fit right in at Nest Susies. And I love your hedgehog mug rug - I didn't know sewing machines could do cross-stitch - wow! How clever is that. I had to use the old fashioned method of needle and thread!!!

  2. Your birdies are just too cute! I love your flock! Love the hedge hogs, too! Great design.

  3. I missed it however I am glad you shared it thank you for the great fun love them


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