Sunday, October 31, 2010

Mug Rug Swap

I must say that I am loving the Blogger's Quilt Festival.  Thanks for all your fabulous comments on my quilt.  I am slowly working through them all--checking out blogs of those who left comments and trying to respond.  I have now added several more blogs to my Google Reader.  I think I'm up to about 200.  It's been fun to find new bloggers out there with such great talent.

Thanks to all of you who voted for my Halloween quilt in the contest on Gen X Quilters.  I won third place with your help.  I fell into 4th place for a while there, and I admit I even posted it on Facebook.  Hey, free fabric is free fabric!

I signed up for the Mug Rug Swap and was accepted!  I found out today who my secret partner is and am really excited to come up with something for her.  She isn't super specific, which is good and bad.  She wants a Christmas Mug Rug, and I have been considering various ideas.  I have spent much of naptime browsing her blog and flickr stream trying to get a feel for what she likes. 

I put together a mosaic for my secret partner to give her some ideas about what I might like--pretty much anything.  I just love seeing what other people create.  Just a tip to her, I did say I wanted an everyday mug rug, but would be open to that or a Christmas one--whatever you want to make!

Now I'm just waiting to hear if I was accepted to the Pillow Talk Swap, and if so, who my secret partner is for that one.  

1. The Pillow Talk {swap} 3 Received!!!, 2. Side 1 or 2 ?, 3. Silvia's Quilt, 4. Another finish!, 5. French Botanicals Quilt, 6. Amber and Brown Polyptych, 7. T-Mellow, 8. putting an angel block to use, 9. It's a Baby Quilt, 10. Hexagon string baby quilt from Quilt Scene magazine, 11. Circle/bubble cushion, 12. baby boy jungle quilt, 13. Process pillow 2, 14. rubik's crush quilt top, 15. Finished front, 16. Patchwork Pillows

Have a happy Halloween.  Ours was technically yesterday.  Around these parts, the kids trick-or-treat on Saturday rather than Sunday.  The hubs took Miss C (aka the Nice Ghost) out candy begging to a few neighbors in the freezing cold rain.  I kept our pumpkin and ladybug home, let them eat a couple Smarties, took some pictures in their costumes and then put them to bed.  We got rid of our Starbursts by 7:30 and turned out the lights.  It was a pretty uneventful night.  Our major accomplishment for this weekend was purchasing and assembling Miss C.'s big-girl bed, and her quilt finally has a home.  I'll hopefully get a picture posted soon.  She loves her bed and her quilt, and that makes me happy.


  1. Happy Halloween! I wish ours was yesterday but instead our schools are just closed tomorrow. Yay! More fun for mommy (can you hear my sarcasm). My Little Miss is now sick so once again she'll miss out on most of the fun.

    Glad Miss C loves her new bed and quilt! It was a happy happy day when my two were both finally in twin beds.

  2. Good luck with that big girl bed! :) We tried our two year old in hers (her crib converts to a daybed) last week. yesterday after almost 2 hours of resisted nap time we put the side back on the crib and called it quits! She was out in about 4 minutes after that! lol. We'll try again another time. Hope you're much more sucessful than we were!

  3. I love your mosaic! It gives me some good inspiration (not for the mug rug swap sadly, just for some fun quilts)!