Thursday, September 22, 2011

New Mug Rugs

I listed four mug rugs for the Fall season yesterday.  Here are a couple of pumpkins ready to harvest with Autumn colors.

Pumpkin Mug Rug

Pumpkin Mug Rug
All the designs are by  Nancy Halvorsen from Art to Heart.  I love the whimsical folk look of the black cat sitting in the pumpkin patch.
This whimsical Black Cat sits in the pumpkin patch
while holding your hot drink on long winter evenings. No jinx here!
I used fabric with spider webs on this mug rug to give it more of a Halloween look.  I also added a couple of small bats to fly around kitty's head.

Black Cat Mug Rug with Spider Webs
Back to the two quilts - I made binding for both quilts and got  the binding on yesterday.  I make a bias-cut and doubled binding for better strength and endurance.

Dusty decided to be my inspector to make up for his attitude the other day.  While I trimmed the edges before hand-sewing the binding to the back, he gave it a good inspection from above.......

I don't know I think I might need a closer look.
and below..........Yep, he's a helper...........
Feels good here...Check!
This is my favorite part: sitting in my chair, watching a good TV show or movie, a cup of tea, and hand sewing - quietly for at least a couple of hours.  It feels good to be almost finished with these two quilts and a little sad to see it end.
 I need to start thinking about my next project.  I do have a lot of UFOs(UnFinished Objects) to consider....

24 comments:

  1. The mug rugs are beautiful! So is the quilt. Great job.

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  2. The mug rugs are ADORABLE! I love your corner where you sit and do the hand sewing.

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  3. Thanks GoofingOff! Love your name! LOL!

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  4. Thanks Lostlemonade! and thanks for following me! Do you have a blog? I would like to come for a visit.

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  5. Thanks Annette! It is the coziest spot in the whole motorhome.

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  6. Thanks Trina! I'm happy you stopped by!

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  7. Your mug rugs are adorable! Your inspector Dusty looks like he takes his job seriously. : )

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  8. Thanks SibStudio! He does. He appears out of nowhere as soon as I put a quilt on the bed or chair. I should have named him "The Shadow"!

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  9. Love the Halloween mug rugs! Thanks for stopping by my blog...following you back :)

    http://www.wherenothinggoodcomeseasy.com

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  10. Those mug rugs are so cute! The spiderweb fabric is perfect. It seems Dusty is not satisfied with a mere glance. He really gets into his work!

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  11. Your quilts and the mug rugs are beautiful! You do wonderful work! And your helpers are adorable :)
    Thanks for your comment and for stopping by my blog. I'm now following along and I look forward to reading about your travels and seeing more of your creations!

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  12. Thanks Candice! Loved your blog. You are very inspiring!

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  13. Thanks Julie! As soon as I saw the orange spider webs I knew exactly what I wanted to do with it. That doesn't happen often when I am shopping.

    Dusty seems to take his work very seriously. I think he believes he needs to inspect every finished quilt. I have been tempted to add his own label "Kitty Approved by Inspector Dusty".

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  14. Thanks The New "Normal"! I'm glad you stopped by and you enjoyed my blog. I was very happy to find another happy camp follower with a blog.

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  15. Dusty is adorable! I can definitely relate to having kitty helpers - they are a constant joy in my studio. :)

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  16. Stopping by from the blog hop and now following your blog thru GFC, RSS Reader and Facebook (on quilted cats). I would love a follow back on all three when you get a chance. Thanks so much and have a wonderful weekend.

    Mary@http://www.mmbearcupoftea.com

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  17. You are living the dream!! Love these! How cool that you get to do what you love, share it with the world, and all this while traveling the USA!

    Hopping by from Loys' of Lovin' Weekend Hop. I am your newest GFC follower. I hope you can stop by www.indianacouponsavings.com and follow back. Debs Dealz and I host a daily blog hop. Check it out at www.debsdealz.blogspot.com/
    Hope to see you:0)

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  18. nicely done...hope you have a great day!

    enjoy *~*

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  19. Hi Jodi! He's our gentle giant and a sweetie. I don't know what I would do without him.

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  20. MMBear - So glad you stopped by mmbear and thank you! I will be stopping by to follow you too.

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  21. Thanks Erin! We love our new lifestyle and hope to do it for many many years. I'm so glad you stopped by. Yes, I will definetitly be stopping by to follow you too.

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  22. Thanks Teresa for stopping by!

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