Recently I was so lucky to be a part of Kimberly’s mug rug swap. You can find Kimberly here, at Camp and Cottage Living
and if you scroll down, Kimberly has photos of the mug rug swaps. My partner was Tiff, in Maine, It is a small world, we have friends in Maine, they stayed here some years ago, and live about 4 hours from Tiff and her family. I did some looking up, research, LOTS, through the posts and the years… and scrolled through so many of her posts. Tiff is the most amazing lady, they have a family of 8, one son is in Hawaii, and with sadness some years ago, has compassion and love in huge amounts. Gradually I found their names, it all happened when I saw the post with her bracelet, a beautiful gift in May this year. So I made them all a key ring holder, with New Zealand motifs on the fabric square. And Tiff’s mug rug, that is a story all by itself, It was going to have a strippy Christmas Tree, I did several, and they were just plain boring and wishy-washy. So I googled the rainbow colours, how could I forget the acronym of ROY G BIV. More research done..And it was in Red, orange,yellow, green, blue, indigo and violet. I liked it so much more than a pale tree.
When my mug rug arrived, there were 2, one for Hugh ( He claimed the Gingerbread man) and one for me, “ My Moose”some delightful fat quarters, deep reds and green, and some special buttons. I was so excited to get a parcel from Maine, and thank you Tiff, so much.You can find Tiff here at Folded Gingham .
The online quilting is still going on, the December ones are done, A marathon few days sewing and ironing, last week slipped by with almost 3 days laid up with back pain. They are done, and photos taken. My design boards need to be taller!!! the lowest 3 blocks are drooping on the carpet. I don’t know if they will have sashing, but I can see the paler ones will need some moving to a different place, to balance it out.And what looks white is really a paler blue.
Did I ever say that I write as I talk? My Dad would certainly say so if he was here.
Quotation of the day, author unknown
“ Rainbow colours brighten the day,
after rain brings them out of the sky “
Greetings from Jean