Welcome to day 2 of "It's for the Birds" Blog Hop!
Thank you so much to Madam Samm for all her hard work
and to our Cheerleader Mary for keeping us all up to date :)
If you are interested in joining in on upcoming hops
just head over to Sew we quilt to see what is on the horizon!
A few months ago,
I came across this darling coffee mug
and I immediately thought of my sweet friend Denise.
(who is also sharing her talents today -be sure to check out her blog)
I bought it and stashed it away for her.
Her birthday is this month
and I knew right away that I wanted to make a
matching mug rug to go along with it.
She loves little birds
and this one seemed perfect for her.
I can just picture her sitting at her desk
enjoying a warm cuppa
and it brings a smile to my face :)
When I saw that Madam Samm had announced a bird hop,
I signed up as quick as I could.
It was fun finding little scraps of fabric
that would mimic the design on the front of the mug.
I appliqued the little pieces using a blanket stitch
to secure them.
There is a bit of back stitching and a few french knots as well.
I know it's small but it took about 4 hours
of hand stitching to complete.
I love working on a project with a particular person in mind.
It's a chance to pour my love into it
and I know that she will appreciate it :)
Happy Birthday Denise!!!!
Don't forget to check out all these other talented sewistas
who are joining in the fun today
and showing off their amazing "bird" projects!