Well one of my sewing goals for January has been completed and I am SO excited!!! I made my first 'mug rug' today and it certainly won't be my last, it is true when its said that they are addictive! I was apprehensive but the link Calidore sent me (she is amazing, you want to know something ask her! and she is so generous with her knowledge) for a tutorial was amazingly simple. It was started and finished within an hour and I could not be happier with the result. A real confidence boost for me!
I really wanted to get it made so I could post it Monday as it is part of a Birthday gift for my cousin. On boxing day I picked up a mug, wafers and tea set (greatly reduced) and chose the fabrics to match. I think this makes a nice present, I would certainly be happy to receive it!
While the kids are away I thought I'd take advantage of the hot weather and wash all the sheets and blankets. Oops Comanche somehow got mixed up in the sheets and ended up in the washing machine. He has been the 'horsey ones' treasured companion for many years and still guards her room if she isn't there. He looked so cute hanging on the line!!! (not sure that she would agree!)
I finished my first book for 2011 this morning and have to admit I sobbed at the end! A lovely book especially if you are a 'cat person'!