Tuesday, 22 May 2012

Mug Rug Swap: Reveal

Today Lizzie emailed to me to let me know she had received her mug rug. And I got mine yesterday. We both took part in the Mug Rug Swap hosted by Quilting Mumma.

That means I can now share some photos!

First off, this is the mug rug I got from Lizzie from Sweden.

I love the hedgehog pocket and the colours are so beautiful and summery. I've taken it into work and pinned it up next to my desk - the pocket is just the right size for my ID badge, which I am continually burying under paperwork! And I got some of the hedgehog fabric in my parcel too, as well as some other scraps, and a lovely card with a moose on it :)

And this is the mug rug I sent to Lizzie.

It's another of my own embroidery designs, but this time I stitched in six different thread colours, rather than just one. The word "fika" in the middle is Swedish for a coffee break. You may recognise the fabrics from the sewing machine cover and my neon stained quilt - they just seem so summery, I can't help but keep using them!

I love that we picked such similar colour schemes! Though the one I made was inevitably more orange!

Over the last few days the postman hasbeen especially busy - not only did I get my mug rug, but I also got two packages of fabric. These fat quarters are from Cindy at Fluffy Sheep Quilting who has a new online shop. I love the typewriter fabric, and have you notice - more citrussy colours!

And these are Summersville - they are beautiful! More orange, and who doesn't love red andblack. But now I wish I'd also bought some blue and green....maybe next month!

1 comment:

Cherie said...

Love the mug rug you got with the cute little hedgehogs!
Your embroidery amazes me, I love the cute little design! Great fabric choices there too.

I'm hosting a new swap over at my blog if anyone is interested please pop over for a look =D