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.
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!
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?ReplyDelete
You know, that's a great going-back-to-work gift, a cute little mug rug. Thanks for sharing! :)ReplyDelete
Beautiful mug rug... just beautiful!ReplyDelete
I love your mug rug!ReplyDelete
And I know what you mean about wondering where your sewing time went--I wonder that about me, too! :)
That thread does work perfectly with that!!ReplyDelete
*Sujen101 @ flickr :D
What a sweet gift for your friend, I'm sure she will love it. Thanks for linking up, have a great week! : )ReplyDelete