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!
love your matching mug and mug rug. nice jobReplyDelete
I love it! Thank you! It's so beautiful and wonderful and I love that you made it just for me!ReplyDelete
oh my gosh, that is dang cute and I see she already loves it...great job!ReplyDelete
Love the mug rug, a perfect match to the mug! Yep, looks like Denise is doing the happy dance, lol!ReplyDelete
Oh my, you do such beautiful work!ReplyDelete
Happy birthday to Denise! Lovely gift you made for her.ReplyDelete
That is adorable! You matched it perfectly!!ReplyDelete
Oh it is so lovely! What a great and special gift!ReplyDelete
Your mug rug is super cute. Thanks for sharing your creativityReplyDelete
It is so cute, I have two mugs that are my favourite I should make matching mug rugs as well, what a great idea!ReplyDelete
Happy birthday to Denise ... great gift ;)ReplyDelete
what a lovely mug rug. Thanks for sharingReplyDelete
What a darling idea for a gift and you did it so well. It matches perfectly!ReplyDelete
It's just so sweet. Happy Birthday to DeniseReplyDelete
Great job it looks wonderful...ReplyDelete
Such a wonderful mug rug. You're such a nice friend!ReplyDelete
The mug is darling and so is the mug rug that matches. Oh and the paisley fabric is great!ReplyDelete
Beautiful mug rug.ReplyDelete
All I can say is...WOW! Obi Wan your creativity and skills never cease to amaze me :-)!ReplyDelete
The love, care and detail that you pored into this creation is obvious! This is totally terrific and I know Denise will love the cup and the mug rug :-).
What a beautiful gift for your friend, so pretty!ReplyDelete
You are so very talented. I NEVER would have thought of doing something like that. Well done!ReplyDelete
Perfect match! Love the mug rug and so willl Denise!ReplyDelete
what a wonderful job you did and how sweet to make this for a friend - Denise certainly seems happy about it!ReplyDelete
One word: PRECIOUS!ReplyDelete
Denise will think of you every time she uses this. You made a very special and sweet birthday gift for her. You matched the mug to a tee !ReplyDelete
picture perfect....Denise is one lucky lady....ReplyDelete
Oh, this is beautiful...love your stitches!ReplyDelete
What a great idea--buy a mug and add a matching mugrug for it. Beautiful work! I'll keep this in mind for future gifts. Beautiful.ReplyDelete
I'm not surprised it took so long, all those small pieces. Well worth the trouble, though, it looks great.ReplyDelete
Denise is going to have the best coffee experience in the morning with the beautiful cup and matching mug rug! I love it!ReplyDelete
How beautiful! You matched it to the mug perfectly!!! I'm impressed!ReplyDelete
That is so super cute!! Beautiful stitching!!ReplyDelete
That is so cute and your hand stitching is perfect...wow!ReplyDelete
That is so cute! Great job!ReplyDelete
You did an incredible job of copying the design on the mug! And both mug and mug rug are so cute!ReplyDelete
You did a fantastic job at mimicking the mug, and all of the hand embroidery work is beautiful.ReplyDelete
Denise is one lucky woman to have a great friend in you. Your matched everything perfectly from the mug to the mug rug.ReplyDelete
So very cute! That's one lucky birthday girl!ReplyDelete
So cute! I love this!ReplyDelete
Denise is one lucky girl to have such a good friend make her this lovely gift. It is wonderful! You were able to duplicate the motif perfectly in cloth. Lots of wonderful stitching.ReplyDelete
Loving the mug rugs.ReplyDelete
Y ou did a wonderful job of copying the design I know your friend will love it.ReplyDelete
Cut mug rug! What a nice gift for a friend.ReplyDelete
That is a perfect match for the mug. Very cute.ReplyDelete
Denise is one lucky gal. Good job!ReplyDelete
Fabulous mug rug. I really like how you are matching your coffee mugs!ReplyDelete
How cool is your mug and rug. You did an awesome job. Glad you are part of the hop!ReplyDelete
Wow! Karen you're so talented to copy the design from the mug & make an identical mug rug. I also noticed your mug organizer-as a retired teacher I have an abundance of mugs and rather than get rid of them, this would be a great way to use them. Do you have a pattern that you used? I would love to know as I also have plenty of scraps in my stash and the two would make a great paring!ReplyDelete
Loved your mug rug. It goes with the cup perfectly. You are a good friend@!ReplyDelete
What a sweet gift for a friend. It is so fun to come up with just the right gift and you did it. Thanks for sharing and inspiring me to stretch myself and create fun gifts like this one.ReplyDelete
What a lovely mug rug, it makes a great gift. Thanks for sharing.ReplyDelete
I love a matching mug rug with a mug. It is so cute. I should get out some of my favorite mugs and make myself a mug rug to match.ReplyDelete
Perfect mug rug and gift. Nicely done - as always.ReplyDelete
I have no doubt she will love it! Nicely done!ReplyDelete
Beautiful!!! You made a perfect match:)ReplyDelete
I love it! Great job.ReplyDelete
Lucky Denise. You did a great job of matching the design on the mug. Beautiful!ReplyDelete
What a perfect match to that mug. Great job on your part. A wonderful gift with love.ReplyDelete
The paisley fabric works so well with the bird and its setting. Sweet!ReplyDelete
Such an adorable Mug rugReplyDelete
a perfect matched set! a gift to treasure! thanx for sharing.ReplyDelete
That is so very nice!! I want to start making Mug Rugs! and yours is just very sweet!! ThanksReplyDelete
It's just cute as a button. What a great little mug rug and matching mug! Great work!ReplyDelete
Cute Cute Cute! Love those little birds!ReplyDelete
Just love this. Thanks for sharing.ReplyDelete
Love your mug rug ... and a matching mug too! Adorable.ReplyDelete
The hand stitching was worth the time; very cute mug rug. Happy Birthday, Denise!ReplyDelete
Love that you created a mug rug to match the mug! Lovely applique and a wonderful gift.ReplyDelete
You have done a wonderful job on your present for your friend. I am sure she will treasure it.ReplyDelete
Oh, I just love this mug rug! The colors are beautiful, what wonderful birthday present!ReplyDelete
The mug and rug set is very sweet, so thoughtful! Happy Birthday to your friend, Denise.ReplyDelete
Thank you for sharing!
-that ist just so cute!ReplyDelete
Thanks for sharing ☺
Very, very sweet...thanks for sharingReplyDelete
Hi!!! Such a sweet little birdie!!! Too cute!!!ReplyDelete
Oh my goodness...how adorable! I'm sure your friend will love it! What always amazes me is how generous quilters are, and how no too projects are ever the same. Variety really is the spice of life! Beautiful work.ReplyDelete
You did a wonderful job matching the mug! What a great gift!ReplyDelete
What a wonderful mug rug! Thanks for sharing.ReplyDelete
Love the mug and the mug rug, what a perfect gift!ReplyDelete
Wow your mugrug is BEAUTIFUL and a great match for your mug for Denise. I may have to borrow the idea for special gifts for some of my friends too if you don't mind. Thank you for sharing it with us.ReplyDelete
What a wonderful gift. She is going to love it. I love it! Thanks for sharing.ReplyDelete