Welcome to day 3 of the April Showers Blog Hop!
I'd like to thank Madam Samm of Sew we Quilt for all she does
and our cheerleader Erin of Sew at Home Mummy!
We were challenged to make a mug rug that showcases
something that inspires us in April.
For me it was this adorable fabric I found
that has these darling egg cups on it.
Eggs make me think of Spring and new beginnings.
It also reminds me of breakfasts
of soft boiled eggs sitting in the most adorable egg cups.
Being from Holland,
egg cups are part of everyday life.
I've not noticed it as much here in America.
At least not with any of my friends growing up.
But we always had them in our house.
We had several different sets with matching spoons.
I have a cute set of 4 that I found on ebay
with silly faces from Germany
that I just had to buy for my 4 grandsons :)
Each one is a different color
and each one has a different silly face.
I guess I'd better get some girly ones
now that the 2 little princesses have arrived.
My mother has the most beautiful
wooden egg cups with delicately carved
and hand painted flowers that rise up
and hover over the egg.
For this mug rug
I fussy cut a small portion of the fabric
that had my favorite egg cups
and added co-ordinating fabrics
for the top of the mug rug.
I back-stitched the outlines
and drew some flowers and vines
for embroidering around the edges.
That little chicken and lamb just get me every time!
You can click on the photo to see more stitching details.
This little chickie didn't make it to the front
because there wasn't enough room
so I added her to the backside :)
Now I have a fun little mug rug to bring a smile to my face
when I enjoy an egg for breakfast !
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