Thursday, December 10, 2015

Mug Rugs & Other Delightful Things!

About six months ago, one of my rug hooking groups decided that we would each hook 6" rugs that coordinate with coffee mugs and exchange them at our December meeting. Tuesday was the big day for the exchange and we were not disappointed. Just look at how fun these all turned out!

 I hooked this geometric with stripes.

Kim hooked a snowman mat with a pom pom on his hat & cute scarf tied around his neck.

Marliss hooked a fun flower.

Tonia's flower was so colorful!

Coralee hooked a similar flower in darker colors.

And how fun that there were two owl themed projects in bright colors. Sandy did this one...

And Jeanette did the other.

This project exceeded our expectations and we might just do it again next year! FUN! None of us actually drink coffee, but the mugs will hold hot chocolate or herbal tea just as well! (smile) And they could also be used to hold pencils, or rug hooks - anything goes.....

There was some good show & tell that day also. Sharon was adding a lining to the back of this mat that will probably live on a table top. I love the movement in her background.

Kim put the final few stitches on this cross stitch - I can't believe how small her stitches were! I sure don't have the eyes to do this kind of work anymore.

Angela has been teaching a group of women at church this sampler quilt over the last year - they made two blocks each month. It's finally complete and she just needs to add a border and get it quilted.

Sandy is making five of these cute sheep rugs for her sisters - they will all be the same and her siblings will be SO happy when they open them! Nice sister, huh? We all want to be adopted!

Jeanette used a pattern by Rebecca Erb and made this little cat pillow as a Christmas gift for a granddaughter.

Tonia was working on a floral with a great border.

I don't have a current project to take to meetings, so I am binding several small rugs that have been lingering in my studio for months - it'll be good to get them finished!

The next day I met with the Salt Lake rug group and this is the project that Yvonne was working on.

Nancy is turning a small round chair paid into a larger rug by centering it and adding a border.

Kathryn stopped by for a minute and showed us the ornaments she's making for a group of friends.

I made a few of these little pincushions for gifts. They can also be nestled in the tree branches for a Christmas ornament, or used as little bowl fillers. Fun to do.

Last Saturday I went on a Christmas Home Tour that was a lot of fun. I snapped a picture of this home that was NOT on the tour - but I sure do wish it had been - lovely, huh? Maybe next year!

I have some other fun things to share, but I'll save them for another post in a few days.


Janet O. said...

My head is whirling with all of the creativity and fun in this post. That is such a great idea to hook a mat to go with a mug. Hot cocoa for me, please (with whipped cream)! Everyone did such a nice job. Did Sharon not participate in that exchange? I didn't see a project listed for her.
It will be nice to get those rug edges bound and have a little stack of finishes.
What a wonderful looking house. Itching to see inside. : )

WoolenSails said...

What a wonderful group of ladies, so many beautiful rugs and other pieces.
I made the kitty but need to finish it into a pillow.


Nancy said...

You and your friends are so very prolific! Those mug mats are all so bright and fun. What a great idea to use the mug as inspiration for the mat. The other pieces are beautiful and fun, too. Love your little rugs. (One of these days, if I keep seeing your beautiful hooked rugs, I'm bound to give it a try for real.) Thanks for sharing such gorgeousness!
Nancy (ndmessier @ because my comments usually bounce)

annie said...

love those mugs and rugs!
all those projects are just fabulous!

Janet O. said...

Oops, forgot to say how festive your pincushions look. Very cute!

Lori said...

Rug Love!! Oh my goodness!! I love every one of them!

Samplings from Spring Creek said...

Great idea with the mugs and mats. Beautiful projects from everyone

Three Sheep Studio said...

What a clever idea - mugs with matching mug rugs !! You have an amazing group that you meet with. Were you able to get your rugs bound ?

Julia said...

A great variety of projects to keep everyone happy.
I love the cross stitch for Christmas. I always wanted to cross stitch a piece for Christmas but it never happened.
Have a great day.

moosecraft said...

Those mug rugs are so dang cute! And the rugs in progress pics are so inspirational! So much talent!

Saundra said...

What lovely eye candy. Think I might have to revisit your blog to look at all the wonderful projects again. Thanks for sharing.

Kyle said...

You and your rug friends have the best show and tell. Cute and artistic all rolled into one.

Aunt 'Reen said...

Super darling Mug rugs and wonderful Show & Tell projects!

Sue SA said...

The mug rugs and matching mug was a good challenge, great to see the different designs. I loved some of the rugs, especially the sheep and chook.

Karen in Breezy Point said...

The mug rugs are such a fun idea--looks like a creative group!

Yvonne said...

You show such beautiful things that are made! Love it all but especially the cute mug rugs and the moose ornaments! Happy Holidays!

Raymond Homestead said...

Love the mug rugs, what a neat idea!

acorn hollow said...

what wonderful inspiration! you are so lucky to be with all of those creative people.

Cathy said...

What a talented group of ladies. Hugs