I adore swaps! I suppose that's pretty apparent, huh? I was really going to take it easy now that I have Toby and entertainment of my own, but I just can't seem to help myself when I read of a new swap starting. Alas, the mug rug swap is not new, but one of my favorites! This time it has a new spin. We must write a haiku to accompany our mug rugs which pertain to our partner. Now.....you KNOW I can't tell you who she is, but I will tell you that she has a very unique Flickr name. She also wanted something simple.
I wanted to really do a raw edged applique (and I just might do this one anyway and enclose it just for fun):
But then, I thought maybe I should do something more to her liking so I did this. I took a picture of the process cause I thought you might like that too!
And all finished at 6 1/2 x 7 1/2 inches:
I threw it in the middle of my Rose Tree of Sharron to try to get the blooms to show....but it didn't work. The coolest thing about that mug rug is that I pieced the letters of her name on the back and that's the big surprise! I sure wish I could show you, but that would ruin the fun! (I will give you a hint though and admit to contacting the administrator of the swap ahead of time to ask for a partner with a name shorter than 6 letters.) How sneaky of me, huh?