MAGPIE'S MUMBLINGS

A blog about my interests, which include crazy quilting and various and assorted other artsy pursuits and sometimes known to contain mumblings of a random nature.

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Rugs - of the muggish sort

Yesterday was our crafting group meeting and Sue was the birthday girl this month.  She likes pink so I created this mug rug for her...



And further in the muggish rug-ishness theme....I made two of these crocheted coasters that are heading to the Christmas box..



- Some interesting tips HERE for using freezer paper in your sewing room.

- I've never seen a crochet cast-on for knitting before - you can see the how to HERE

- If you plan to gift a bottle of wine this Christmas, perhaps one of THESE might be a nice addition (and a great scrap buster too!).

- There are some nice shawl patterns HERE , HERE, HERE, HERE, and HERE.  

- THIS one would be an amazing gift for someone in a nursing home or anyone who feels the cold.  As would THIS one.  And I love the collar detail on THIS one!  It would be a quick knit too.

Today the quote is from another anonymous source..."Sometimes having coffee with your best friend is all the therapy you need"





16 comments:

Boud said...

Lucky Sue. That's lovely

I learned a crocheted cast on for toe up socks and felt so accomplished about it. Nice to use two crafts at once.

Stephanie said...

Oh friend, I am swooning over the mug rug you made! It's pink AND it's has a sweet little tea pot on it....absolute perfection :) I am sure your friend LOVED it.

Hugs to you, dear one!

Janie said...

Beautiful mug rugs Mary Ann.
And that is a good reminder just how useful freezer paper
can be!
Thanks for the tips.
I agree with that quote too.

I am said...

Hi Mary Anne,wow the mug rug is so cute,what a beautiful gift and your coasters are very cute my friend xx

crazyQstitcher said...


Best mug rug I've ever seen. I'd sit with a cuppa and admire it as a wall hanging.
The crocheted mug rug is great too.

Baa. xxx said...

Nice mug rug, and the quote is so true!

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

That mug rug is a perfect gift and so pretty. Thanks for the links. Have a great weekend.
xx, Carol

Anonymous said...

I absolutely love, love, love this beautiful mug rug!!! You are so talented and I am so lucky to be the recipient of said talent!!! Thank you so much ..can't wait for our next meeting!!

Sue

FlashinScissors said...

Love the mug rug, Mary Anne! Pretty coasters too!
Oh, no! Another “to do” for my list! Tee, hee! Love that wine tote tutorial!
Barbara x

Caroline Heinrichs said...

Really cute!

Createology said...

Very sweet gift you created. I love all the knitted shawls and I have delicious yarns and some needles...maybe this WInter I will learn how to actually knit something lovely. Happy Autumn Dear. We are having Summer once again! Spent the day playing tourist with our company from Staten Island. He is treating us to dinner out tonight. I am blessed...<3

Sandra said...

Lindos trabalhose. Bom fim de semana. Felicidades.

Renee said...

What a beautiful mug rug! The coaster is lovely, too. Love the quote! (I've given up coffee for over a week now and cannot wait to be able to indulge in a cup again!)

liniecat said...

Such a lovely mug rug am sure that was a welcome gift.

Judy Cooper Textile Images said...

You have made two very nice gifts! I'm still unpacking boxes with no thought to hand made gifts this year. Again, thanks for the links.

Decor To Adore said...

I've spent time this morning enjoy your blog. Such encouragement in your words and lovely inspiring images. The green sweater is just darling! Enjoy this time of Thanksgiving.