If you read my posting the last time, you must have heard the panic in my words thinking that I deleted all of the comments ever made on my blog with only one small click. NOT SO! Apparently, I only deleted the most current 50. So, even though I will miss them, it's not as bad as losing 5,000+ comments, wouldn't you say? Yup, I thought so too! Therefore, I'm not fretting about it anymore and will use it as a lesson to be more careful in the future and try to be less in a hurry when in the inner workings! I promise! Thank you all for your marvelous suggestions though.....I passed on all your wisdom to my computer genius friend who is just a bit more genius now because of them!
Since I'm smiling again, I thought it appropriate to make some mug rugs for the swap. As most of you know, it's my 2nd favorite swap of all since I LOVE to make mug rugs. Actually, I call them that, but to me, they are little mini quilts since mostly I create them with buttons or some kind of embellishment and sadly coffee cups might tip right over because buttons don't make things too stable on a table. lol Believe it or not, I even add little O rings on each "mug rug quiltie" now, hoping that the recipient will hang it instead.
I started off with this one that I call, "MeRry ChRistmas". It's 6 1/2" by 7 1/2" and I got the idea from a card that I designed and sent some years ago to all our friends for the holidays.
Since that was so fun, I made this one next. I called it (brilliantly, I might add), "Holiday 2012 Mug Rug #2". lol It's 6" x 8 1/2". Super simple and really fast........(see all the buttons???)
Being that I was on a roll, until today, that is.........(cleaning house instead....ugh..), I decided to make this one yesterday that I named, "A Penguin Holiday". (Half the fun in quilting is naming stuff, dontcha know, since I'm done having kids and who knows about more dogs??) It ended up at 6 1/2 by 8 1/2 inches. (Did you note that they've been getting bigger as I go along?)
I do have a few more ideas, but it's getting close to Thanksgiving and I have some baking to do, so who knows how many more I'll get done. I'm overdue to start my annual cookie baking marathon too. I make them and then freeze them all so I need to start early. This is a plateful of most of the varieties from 2009.
Mostly all the varieties I have made for years and some recipes even date back to my grandmother's time. I was thinking of perhaps doing a recipe with pictures each day when I get in the swing, if you would be interested. While I don't claim to have a baking blog, I thought it might be a fun change for a week or so. Let me know what you think........okay??? Until then............take care be well! And again, thanks for all your help last time!!!!!!!