Friday, October 1, 2010

Mug Rug Takes Flight & Other Happy Milestones

People, you are so much fun! Thanks for all the love on the tree skirt - it really was a fun project and sounds like several of you are going to give it a go. Fabulous! Be sure to ask your LQS (local quilt shop) to stock Carol's pattern, give them her blog address so they can contact her for the distribution details.

The international mailing date for the flickr Mug Rug swap has finally arrived. Happy October everyone! This is what I'm taking to the post office right after I publish this post. This package is off to my secret partner (who lives very far away, but not so far that an trans-oceanic flight is required).

mug rug package by Poppyprint

I'm not sure if my partner is a coffee/tea-on-the-run-type-gal, but just in case I made her a cup cozy. I wouldn't want her to get caught out and about without something cute to wrap around her caffeine. If you are looking for small project inspiration, I recommend checking out the photos in the mug rug flickr pool. The creativity and originality that quilters have come up with in a 7" x 9" format is astounding! Most swappers have made multiple mug rugs - the small size is manageable and it's fun to try new techniques without the commitment of a huge quilt. They are a great way to use up scraps and alleviate fabric-accumulation guilt, too.

....and now the other happy milestone......

Over the past 12 months, I've written 165 posts. During this year I have made some incredible friends, shared more than I ever thought possible, had wonderful feedback, received amazing gifts and swaps, and most importantly had the most creative year of my adult life. Thanks everyone, for hanging out with me! I would be lying if I didn't say I was absolutely tickled that 202 of you like it here enough to follow along (and I know there are a few more non-google members who check in regularly, too). You all get a big MWAH! from me. And once I figure something out, I'll have a nice little celebratory giveaway, too. Soon. I promise.

Thanks for being here (and there),
Krista xo

16 comments:

Emma Kate said...

Wooooohooooo! A poppyprint giveaway that is too exciting. Your mug jacket is really sweet. I think I might be able to crochet one of those before Christmas to wrap around my cinnamon starbucks lol

pinksuedeshoe said...

Nesting doll cozy? Pears dressed up in apples mug rug? Adorable little trims? I knew we should be best friends. And I'm wishing I was your partner... even though I don't ever drink stuff on the go, nor out of mugs, but I'd probalby hang it on my wall anyway, and wear the cozy as a bracelet? Yes. I'd do that.

Skeena Designs said...

I have been the very lucky recipient of a Poppyprint giveaway and everywhere I go with it, it invokes comments about how lovely it is ( needlebook ). So, Krista, we are the lucky ones who read your blog and enjoy your posts! So, MWAH! right back at you! - Kim

artisania said...

Your package is stunning! And a big congrats on your bloggiversary! You do amazing work lady :)

maree said...

Being a newbie to the blog world I have only discovered the swaps you have all been taking part in and am insanely jealous:) But look forward to one day being able to take part. Your parcel of goodies is simply gorgeous and I'm sure will be opened with a huge smile. Ciao

Ariane said...

Love your mug rug package!!! What a lucky partner!!! I also love the tree skirt you made!! Love that pattern too!!! It's never too early to start your Christmas crafts. The holidays comes so fast, you have to start early if you want to get all your stuff done.

Helen said...

Krista, have you only been blogging for over 12 months? It seems like you have been here forever! Tree skirt looks fabo too! Love it!

paulette said...

Your swap partner is going to be thrilled!! Proof that big things come in small packages!!

Looking forward to tomorrow!! 11:30 around the door entrance...I have white hair ...as do 99% of the quilters at the show!! Have fun picking me out!! You on the other hand are young, representing 1% of the rest of the population!! A piece of cake for me!!:o)
Take care!
Paulette

Dianne said...

And a big Mwah to you too my dear. It has been a fun year watching you grow as an artist and blogger. I knew nothing about blogs until you told me about poppyprint and now I spend Waaaaayyy too much time reading them! Your IS my fave I must say!! Congrats on your 1st bogiversary :-)

Krista said...

Great stuff! Your partner is going to be thrilled.

I can't believe you've only been blogging a year! And you've done so much great stuff in that year! Yay!

dandy-loo said...

Beautiful work as always. You are so inspiring. Thank you for that. I have followed since the beginning but only just now signed in so I could tell you how much fun it is to see what you have been up to in quilting (I love all your projects) and life in general. I feel like I am still in the loop when I haven't seen you for a while. Happy annibloggiversary! I know I will still be watching next year!

Jamie said...

What an awesome package! Anyone would be lucky to get that in the mail. I'm glad to be one of your followers! I get a lot of inspiration from your blog. Thank you so much!

Kristen said...

Super cute pears in apple fabric! You always make super cute creations.

Wendy said...

Your lucky, lucky swap partner! I love that matroyshka fabric and the mug rug is gorgeous.

Tiffany said...

Some seriously lucky person is about to have a very good mail day! A lucky partner for sure. I do love that mug rug, and the cup cozy fabric is darling. Congrats on your one year anniversary! It's great to look back at all you've accomplished and all the super creative people you've been able to meet. I'm certainly glad I found you - thanks for inspiring me!

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