Sunday, February 13, 2011

A Special Request

My husband liked my mug rug so much, that he asked me to make one for him.

He just didn't want his to be quite so pink and girly. :)

Lucky for him, I had some appropriate "boy" fabrics in my stash.

I think it's manly enough. And he likes it too!

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Something fun

I've been mostly housebound for the last 4 days with a sick kiddo. With his mix of symptoms, I'm not sure what kind of bug he's had. Today he asked to watch TV and wanted Rainbow Sherbert for breakfast. Since he's eaten hardly anything for 4 days, I was more than happy to indulge his request.

I think he's definitely on the road to recovery.

And me....I needed to make something today. It had to be fun. It had to be fast. And it had to be simple.

I rummaged through my scrap bin and came up with this....

a Ticker Tape Mug Rug! I didn't have Valentine's Day in mind when I was picking the fabrics, but it does seem appropriate for the occasion. Since I hardly ever make anything for myself, I think I'll keep this one.

Happy Valentine's Day to me!

Monday, February 7, 2011

Finally finished.....

with Christmas sewing.

Yes, Christmas sewing.

And yes, I know that today is February 7th.

But I have excuses reasons for this gift being delayed.

I made this quilt for my husband. He asked for a handmade quilt that he could use while hanging out on the couch with the family. It had to be big enough for cuddling with a little boy and a puppy. And it had to reach his chin without uncovering his feet.

This bares little resemblance to the quilt that I started making for him. (I messed that one up and had to start over.) Luckily, this ended up fulfilling all his criteria. I did have the quilt top finished before Christmas and presented it to him on Christmas Day.

This is the first quilt that I have machine quilted with my walking foot. And the first time I have hand stitched the binding to the back of a quilt. Although not perfect, I'm very happy with it.

Hope you love it honey!