Thursday, April 11, 2013

April Showers Mug Rug Hop

I am so glad that you could join me on this beautiful April day. Usually, in April, we have a lot of wind. I don't mind a breeze, but the wind in not one of my favorite things in the world, but today the sun is shining. So why don't you sit down on the patio and have a nice cup on coffee with me. I love to enjoy a good piping hot cup a coffee with a friend. My week has been a little rough, so I'm glad that you came to visit.


And here you go. Coffee, mug rug, the sun shinning on the patio, there is nothing better. Would you care for a pastry? No, well I too prefer just a nice cup of Joe.


I did make the mug rug. It is my first! And way more difficult than I expected.



You really have to work with a much smaller area to quilt. I was not really prepared for how petite and tedious work was on this little rug. Why pinwheels you ask? One of the only good things about the wind is that you can either fly a kite or watch the kids holding spinning pinwheels in their small hands.


I am so glad that you stopped by and paid me a little visit. Stop by any old time! The coffee or tea will be hot and ready. :) And if you are hopping along drop by and say hello to the others who are sharing their creations with us.



I am also having a little GIVEAWAY!   A $25 shopping spree to Lots of Buttons.  That is where those cute little buttons I used on my mug rug came from.  Just click here to enter!!!!


The lovely places I link to....
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86 comments:

  1. Great mug rug!! And you are definitely right, those smaller spaces are more difficult to work with. :)

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  2. That would go great in my kitchen. Love it!!

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  3. Love the pinwheels! What a great idea! Thanks for sharing!

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  4. Thanks for the chat and the coffee Amy! hehe I hope next week is way better for you. Be blessed.

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  5. Love your pinwheels mug rug, darling! Also love the link to the great button site. Thank you for sharing.

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  6. I love 3D in quilts. Your mug rug is too cute and so unique.

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  7. So creative- love the fabrics you chose ;)

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  8. Your pinwheel mug rug is so cute. I love your concept!!

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  9. Beautiful pinwheels. Thank you for sharing with us.

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  10. Oh I love this! Such a great idea and it looks so sunny!

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  11. Beuatiful pinwheels. Thanks for sharing.

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  12. Pretty mug rug - I love the pinwheels!
    Thank you for sharing!

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  13. Cute pinwheels. What a clever idea. Love it!

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  14. I am just spinning with your creativity...lovely mug rug Amy....I think I will sip a bit of your tea too before I go lol

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  15. Love the pinwheels. Thanks for sharing.

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  16. Your pin wheels are great, and I love the wind blowing quilting.

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  17. We get lots of wind here too and it always makes me a bit nervous--but I love your pinwheels! How fun!

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  18. I do love my big cup of coffee in the morning and after that just a bit later hot herbal tea!

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  19. That is just adorable and fun Amy!!! I am already signed up for your giveaway and planning to win ...hahaha!! thank you

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  20. Love your pinwheel mug rug! I enjoy working on the smaller projects and I think you did a great job!

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  21. this is a really cute rug - thanks for sharing.

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  22. How pretty! You did a really good job on your mug rug. It's so pretty!

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  23. Adorable mug rug! And I love your theory behind it. Perfect!

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  24. Too cute! I love the addition of pinwheels and buttons to your mug rug. The fabric choices are just perfect for it. Your photos are great, too!

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  25. Love those pinwheels! Great job on the quilting too.

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  26. Your pinwheels really look to be spinning!

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  27. Amy,
    Pinwheels certainly awaken the sleeping child within me! Their twirling dance of color always make me smile! I really like your windy sky, reminds me of Vincent van Gogh's Starry Night. Thanks for sharing! Happy Friday! Beulah

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  28. That is beautiful. You put tons of hard work into that one. It is just amazeing

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  29. Amy very creative...love your art mug rug. Have a super day

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  30. Great work! Love pinwheels! Most ambitious for your first. Have a great day!

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  31. I heart pinwheels - love the pinking.

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  32. Adorable! They look like they could spin right off your mug rug.

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  33. The pinwheels are so cute. I love all the different ideas for mug rugs on this hop. Thanks for sharing.

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  34. What a fun mug rug with the 3-D pinwheels.

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  35. Love the pinwheels! I can just see them blowing in the wind. Great job. Thank you for sharing.

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  36. The pinwheels are great! Love your choice of buttons and fabric. Very nice!

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  37. Love your pinwheels. Great job! Have to check out those buttons!

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  38. WOW...what a fun creative mug rug. Thank you for sharing. This blog hop is so much fun.

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  39. That is very cute. The quilting looks like swirls of wind blowing those delightful pinwheels.

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  40. This is adorable! I really like that you pinked the edged of the pinwheels. It's just wonderful. Thanks for sharing your beautiful work with us today.

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  41. Such pretty pinwheels. Wonderful job.

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  42. Such pretty pinwheels. Wonderful job.

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  43. Those pinwheels are just neat!

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  44. Your mug rug is adorable. I love it. Thanks for sharing

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  45. Your mug rug is very cute Thanks for sharing your blog in this hop. I also went to the button site and found a lot of cute things.

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  46. Beautiful and very creative mug rug!!! Greetings from very windy Switzerland, Judy

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  47. I love your Mug Rug. I have been following this hop, but must have missed you yesterday. I found you on Sew Many Ways, find a Friend Friday though. i want to try your little windmills first chance I get.

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  48. Lovely pinwheels, so spring-like.

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  49. You are right, the smaller it is, the more tedious and harder to work on. I do love your pinwheels though. Great job!!

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  50. I love the pinwheels on your mug rug. Thank you for sharing.

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  51. Pinwheels! Perfect for the mug rug and for a windy day. The colors you chose are lovely. Which button is the one you chose as there is so much to see on Lots of Buttons!

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  52. Very pretty indeed. Thanks for the sit down and the coffee. Had a very enjoyable visit.

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  53. This is just adorable, but too pretty to set a cup or treat on - would so have to hang this one instead. Thank you for sharing with us.

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  54. What an inspired idea for your mug rug! Love the design and fabrics you chose!

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  55. Great mug rug! I can't believe it's your first one! I love them and use them all the time. I LOVE your fabric choices too!

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  56. Absolutely fabuloous, what a great a mug rug! Love the colors, the pinwheels and the buttons, your quilting, I like everything about it! Thanks for sharing.

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  57. These mug rug is original! I love it! WOW !!!Since the coffee will be ready I'll visit you often , I am a new follower of yours via GFC and bloglovin. I just discovered your blog through this blog hop and I love it! My day to participate in this blog hop is on April 15, nice to meet you!
    Marisa from
    http://passionetcouture.blogspot.ca/

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  58. Great mug rug and you chose quite a challenging one for your first mug rug with those 3D pinwheels. Very pretty.

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  59. Super mug rug and quite adventurous to add 3D pinwheels. Nicely done!

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  60. Love the pinwheels and the colors are so bright and cherry.

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  61. Wow what a great effort with your mug rug. Love those pinwheels. Well done!
    cheers
    maggie

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  62. Definitely my favorite!
    Beckie in Brentwood, TN

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  63. Love, love those three dimensional pinwheels! Awesome!

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  64. So cute. I love the pinwheels. Thanks for sharing. Have a great weekend.

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  65. I think the strawberry buttons are the cutest ones at the button store. Nice job with the pinwheels. Yes, quilting in small areas is challenging...sometimes you can make the project larger and cut it down after the quilting. That makes it a little more manageable. Thanks for the chance at the giveaway!

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  66. Love your spin on making a pinwheel! Love it, very pretty!

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  67. SEW cute! I love the pinwheels - so springy!! Well done! Thank you so much for participating in the hop with us!

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  68. How did you do those double-sided pinwheels. Those are super-cute!

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  69. What awesome pinwheels. love that they are 3d, gives them that little extra something.

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  70. Wonderful mug rug. I love the motion I see in the wind blowing towards the pinwheels.

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  71. Great mug rug = I love the pinwheels - sorry to hear you have had a rough week - hope its all sorted and better now. Thanks for sharing.

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  72. I love the pinwheels, such a great idea.

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  73. What a great place to hide the chocolates. I love the pinwheels, they take me back many years. Must get one for youngest grand daughter. Thanks for sharing such an inspiring mug rug.

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  74. Wonderful mug rug. So fun with pinwheels. Congrats on being one of the chosen.

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  75. Lovely pinwheels! Thanks for sharing such an inspiring mug rug.

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  76. Amy, I got behind in the blog hop and am trying to catch up! I love your mug rug! I love pinwheels! Also, your honeycomb pillow is awesome, the bee is great! You are very talented. I see you are signed up for more hops! I look forward to seeing your creativity for those hops too! I'm following via Bloglovin and GFC. Thanks for participating and inspiring us!

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  77. Your quilting and pinwheels on the mug rug looks great!

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  78. I love those pinwheels! They are so cute. Very creative.

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