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).
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),