Tuesday, January 25, 2011

WIP Wednesday

I'm trying to think back on what I did last week, and wondering why I only have one mug rug to show for my time. Pah.

Well here is that mug rug, anyway. It's for my lovely friend Emily who recently started a new job (after a fairly long search and I'm so happy for her). She asked me to make her one, and told me what kind of fabric and colours she likes and I went from there.
emily's mugrug
emily's mugrug back

I had a dilemma with the colour of thread to use for the quilting and I am SO HAPPY that I chose some yellow 30 wt rayon thread I won in some doorprize draw many moons ago. It mimics the gold accents in the fabric absolutely perfectly if I do say so. And if I had a better camera with an actual macro setting, you would be better able to see that I quilted (what I hope looks like) bamboo shoots and leaves in the plain area. I'm super pleased with it, and I hope Emily is too.

And that's it!

Oh wait, I made the nametag, too. Whew - TWO things! I feel soooo much better now (sarcasm).

Not much of a WiP report from me, but there are lots over at Lee's!


  1. Your running a regular sweat shop over there! hehe. I know what you mean, every week I line up the expectations and every Friday I watch them fall. boohoo. I need 5 extra hours every day. Is that too much to ask?

  2. You know, that's a great going-back-to-work gift, a cute little mug rug. Thanks for sharing! :)

  3. Beautiful mug rug... just beautiful!

  4. I love your mug rug!

    And I know what you mean about wondering where your sewing time went--I wonder that about me, too! :)

  5. That thread does work perfectly with that!!
    *Sujen101 @ flickr :D

  6. What a sweet gift for your friend, I'm sure she will love it. Thanks for linking up, have a great week! : )


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