First of all I need to send a big thank you for the wonderful job done by Madam Samm and Erin for the fabulous job they have done putting this hop together. We've all had a great deal of fun....right? I am sure we have also been greatly inspired by all of the creative work.
When I heard of the Mug Rug Blog Hop I jumped on board immediately. I LOVE mug rugs and I love making mug rugs. They are instant gratification and allow you to try some techniques that you may not want to use in a bigger quilt. They are also so much fun to swap. I keep a little stack of them close by at all times to use as coasters.
Although our rainy season is finished in March, we did get a bit of a shower on Easter Sunday. Spring here does not involve the drops falling from the skies, but these are a few of my April thoughts.
First off would be the gorgeous flowers blooming. It is also the time of the year that I freshen up my pots. An added "pot" this year is my mug rug. See how well my flowers are blooming already!!!
I can even pick my flowers for guests that come to join me for a cuppa.
Anyone who knows me also knows of my love for frogs. This time of the year the frogs are croakin' like crazy in the garden so I had to do a little mug rug in their honor.
I love my mug and use it all the time, but now I have an accessory for it.
With the longer hours of daylight the chickens also start laying their eggs again. No more store bought eggs with the pale yellow yolks!
The birds chirping is one of the things I enjoy hearing the most when I am in my sewing studio. Springtime is always quite active in my backyard when the birds arrive. This little mug rug is one I made and keep at my sewing machine.
One last April event is the arrival of our migrating hummingbirds. With them comes my purchasing of the giant bags of sugar at Cost*co each week. LOL We have 6 - 4 cup feeders that need to be filled EVERY DAY, but we love having them for the summer.
Thanks for stopping by for a peek and be sure to pop over and visit all of the others sharing their mug rugs on the final day of the hop. I know that those of you who have participated in the hop probably have a mug rug or two, but do you ever really have enough???? How about if I give away the hummingbird mug rug? Just leave me a comment and let me know if you are interested. Following is not necessary, but always welcomed. I will choose a winner next Monday evening, April 22.
Merry Gay @ Merry Gay in Stitches
Mary @ Sew Maybe I Can
Joanne@ Everyone Deserves a Quilt
Mary @ Needled Mom (you are here...thank you)
Linda @ Buzzing and Bumbling
Sherry @ Peanuts Patchwork
Fredrika @ Feltfree på Åsly
Shauna @ Welcome to Shauna's World
Sharon @ Dancing Thru Threads
Madame Samm @ Sew We Quilt