Sunday, August 12, 2012

Yeah, she's back!

I was lost without my machine!  I was waking up in the middle of the night with ideas, and I just about drove myself nuts!  'Course, it didn't help that it was raining outside some mornings.  I should have been cleaning my house, but I (for some dumb reason) can't clean in the rain, or when it's dark, or anytime I have lack of natural light.  Crazy, I know, but it's my excuse!  So now, when I finally have my baby back, I must get down to business!  First though, I just HAD to make something that was floating in my brain.  I have visions to do this bigger in sections, but thought I'd first try it out on a mug rug:

"Just for Fun" mug rug

Isn't that the most perfect binding fabric?  Strange that I found it in my basement bin where I have stuff I usually don't use, but found while I was down there looking for something else.  Needless, to say, it's staying upstairs now!!  I actually have it in another color way too so you'll probably be seeing that sometime in the future.

Here is another mug rug that I made.  I was a bad girl and copied this almost exactly from a mug rug a friend did a few years ago.  If you click the picture, you will get a link to hers so you can see that too.

Copycat Mug Rug

So, I think that's it for the mug rugs for awhile.  I made 6, and really only needed 1, so I'm set.  Now I am going to concentrate on the Fab Little Quilt Swap quilt that I need to make.  Needless to say, I'm sure I won't be able to do just one there either.  I already have tons of ideas, so we'll see how far I get.  At least I did something while my machine was gone:

Starting #1 for FLiQS2

Now to continue.  I'm thinking this will be colorful and fun and VERY me!  Stay tuned!  I'm going to try to quilt it today since it's already pieced and ready to go.  Stay tuned................

13 comments:

Bezdomna Wioletta z Szafy said...

I can imagine, how horrible must be the time, when you can't use your machine, so I'm happy with you, that your little baby is back :D

I love your energetic and fullcolour sewing... it's make a happy smile :)

I cannot wait you will finish the project from last picture... the small round pieces looks very optimistic!! :))

Brita said...

I didn't realize how much I missed you :-D Your work is so happy, energetic and colorful, and I realized I smiled when I read your blog. Now, please don't get me wrong, but I'm doing a rain dance every morning... just sayin.

Mary said...

That was quick! glad the machine is home and you are busy working on cute stuff. Happy Sewing, Mamactj

Sara said...

You know I couldn't sleep last night waiting for my pic of the tomato plant from Jack:):)

NO really I couldn't sleep because I was thinking of a quilt...a quilt that had to have orange,yellow and blue in it..yes that is what it should have. Then I thought of how you couldn't sleep because of all the ideas running through your head..oy vey.

It must have taken me a good 1 hr to finally fall asleep!

Annie said...

Oh, good! No more whinning now! Happy followers! And happy colorful creations! How could you bury that binding stripe and forget about it! You don't deserve it, send it to me! :-)

Jussara Silva said...

Lindos! Parabéns! Gostei muito. Bjs.

The Thimblemouse of Country Crossroads said...

Thank goodness...I was having severe mamacjt withdrawals!

Terry@ a quilting blog said...

I love, love, love those colorful mug rugs......they just make me smile :o)
Can't wait to see what you are creating with all those circles!
Terry (fka iluvmybugs)

Cindy said...

Hurray!

Helen said...

Hi Carol, haven't popped over for awhile. Life, busy, stuff, you know! BUT! Had to say, popping over now and flicking through the last few posts on your blog here, your work s just l.o.v.e.l.y! Love it all! Your colour usage is awesome, brings a smile to my face!

Anonymous said...

Wow, that modern quilt is gorgeous! Glad your machine is back. Honestly, I thought all quilters owned 4 to 5 sewing machines--so I'm told by most quilters. I have had my same Elna machine for over 14 years, sturdy, heavy & not all plastic parts. Thanks for continuing to share!!
Brenda
Texas

MARIA CRISTINA said...

Hermoso e inspirador!!!adoro su estilo!

lucila said...

un beso desde aquí por tu trabajo tus comentarios muy bonito y así un poco familiar