Saturday, 30 July 2011

Block from CathyC

Hi everyone,
Received this gorgeous Xmas Block from CrafteeCC and isn't it a beaut!! It came with a some 'goodies' and alot of things are going thru' my mind in which I can incorporate these lovely ric-racs. Ideal for Chrissy presents, gotta start working on them soon!! Thanks Cathy.

Wednesday, 27 July 2011

Tuesday, 26 July 2011

Mug Rugz.........

Today I received a lovely squishy in the post.....

all the way from Mississippi Gulf Coast......

Thanks Susan for this lovely mug rug and hexi flower....

Here's a close up - this polar bear has such a cute expression!

Sneak Peak of what is in the post from me.....

Thanks Crafty for organising this Christmas in July swap

Monday, 25 July 2011

New tab at top

Hello lovely ladies!
I hope you have been enjoying Christmas in July as much as I have!  I can't believe that July is nearly over - keep an eye on your inbox, your August partner will be there soon.

You may have also noticed a new tab at the top of the blog - next to 'Home' there is now 'Look what we made!!!'.
This is a static page where I can post pictures and info about your work!

So once you have finished something using the blocks from the group, please email me at with:

1. One or two photos of your creation
2. The name of your quilt if you have one
3. The completion date of the quilt
4. List the contributors of the quilt.

I have posted the first thing that I have made with blocks from this swap - unfortunately I didn't keep track of who made which block!  That is definitely something I am going to do from now on!

So head over, have a look, and then email me your lovely creations once they are finished

Much love, pugs and kisses

Sunday, 24 July 2011

Mary and Rosemary's swappings!

Mary's lovely blocks to Rosemary this month

and Rosemary's to Mary!!

gorgeous work ladies!
pugs and kisses

Saturday, 23 July 2011

Thank You, Irene!!!

I received this absolutely beautiful mug rug from Irene in Texas.  I love how she personalized it with my name and the added embroidered little flowers and the redwork Christmas tree.  Irene included a photo of the mug rug along with some great I Spy blocks and a darling hexagon flower.  Thank you so very much, Irene!!!!

Here is a sneak peek for Irene......

This will be going out in Monday's mail along with a few extra goodies.


Friday, 22 July 2011

Leena's Mug Rug

Hi all
here is Leena's Mug rug going to Anne of Canada

pugs and kisses

Wednesday, 20 July 2011

July Block from Sue V to Vanessa

I received this beautiful block from Sue V.

LOVE the pattern of this block (pointsetta), and the choice of fabric  - Thanks Sue
look at this!! its lovely thank you so much,all the way from canada photo doesnt really do it justice ..
here is my great block from vannessa and a tiny little cute mini quilt to match love it

Monday, 18 July 2011

Log Cabin for Medora ...

I am just so loving this block ... so much so that I made myself one ... haha ...

Medora's will be on the way in the next mail out of town ... so for now she will have to be content with a little sneak peek ...

oh ..... and look who just turned up in my sewing room ... it is Kevin ... he is my little gnome .... He came to live at my place a while back now .. and every winter when it gets too wet out .. he tells me the cold is ok .. but he really really really hates the wet stuff that falls from the sky ... that added to the cooler nights .. well .... he just needs to keep his poor old bones warm ... so ... he lets himself in ... cheeky thing ... and this is his idea of helping me ... said he would get Medora's log cabin block ready for the sneak peek photo ... hmmmmm ... well i guess it worked ... thanks Kev ...

Saturday, 16 July 2011

sneak peek

for Larissa .. here is just a wee little bit of the Christmas MugRug that I have made for you .. it will go in the mail on Monday ...

it really does not give any idea of what it is .. sorry ...

maybe i should add this one ... it may help ...

oh yes .. that is soooo much better ..... lol ....

Friday, 15 July 2011

Rosemary's block from Robyn

Here is Rosemary's block that she received from Robyn

Rosemary says "I love the block and Robyn's work is so neat - it's just gorgeous, thank you Robyn."

I'm sure you'll agree!

Thursday, 14 July 2011

July block for Ann

Sneak peek for Ann
This is July's block for Ann in Nova Scotia, Canada. Ann had no preferences so I used this tutorial and made a wonky Christmas star. It will be posted tomorrow and a full picture will be on my blog shortly. Hope you like it Ann.

Wednesday, 13 July 2011

Sneek peak for Michell

the front

the back
This is the mug rug I made for Michell, it was posted today, so it should be in New Zealand soon. I used this tutorial
Over here I have posted a full picture. This was fun to make and now I need to make my block for this months partner and get it in the mail by Friday.

Tuesday, 12 July 2011

mug rug for Lynne

hi all!
this is a (dodgy) sneak peek photo of my Christmas in July Mug Rug Swap for Lynne in Maryland, USA

the back...

the front....

much love and i hope you are enjoying your stitching this month!

trees for Robyn

hello all!
my partner for this month,  Robyn, requested Christmas trees in either applique or patchwork.  i wasnt sure the look she was going for, so i made two.  here are sneak peeks....

much love!

Sunday, 10 July 2011

June block from Cathy to Vanessa

I received this lovely star block from Cathy (been a bit slow posting!)

Thanks Cathy - really happy with my star block

Showing off my mug rug

This is the first mug rug I have ever made, so not sure if its quite right, its a bit shorter than the dimensions but if I made it bigger I dont thing it would look right.

I decided to do a fussy cut with a (sort of) log cabin border with cheeky fat robins delivering Christmas post and finished off with a cheery red holly binding.  I like the way it looks and think it would even make a pretty wall hanging. I hope my partner like is, I am just going to do some goody shopping to pop in this parcel before I sent it on its merry way to the USA.

Pats log cabin

The lovely Pat from Oregon in the USA was my swap partner this month in the Christmas Swap.  Pat and I swapped quite some time ago in the regular swap so it was nice to catch up again.  Pat made me this cheerful Christmas log cabin, and was kind enough to pop in a little gift of a hand made scissor holder. 

Thank you Pat, love them both, Hugs, Sue xx

Thursday, 7 July 2011

First Mug Rug on its way!

Can you believe it!  Billy is so keen, she has finished and posted to Mary already!  wow!

here is a piccie!

please also join me in welcoming Billy from Victoria and Shirely from Maryland USA who are joining the regular Christmas swap!
the invitation is also open to all other mug rug swap ladies (plus anyone else of course!) and remember you don't have to have a blog to join in the fun - i can post pictures for you

pugs and kisses

Tuesday, 5 July 2011

Mug Rug Swap Closed and Partners Sent

just FYI - mug rug swap is now closed and partners have been sent out to email addresses provided.
any hassles, please email me at

pugs and kisses

Monday, 4 July 2011

Post & Rail for Pat

Pat from Oregon is my July Christmas swap partner, and with a wintery weekend behind me I got a bit of sewing done.

Pat requested a Fence rail block in red and green.  I could not find any patterns for a fence rail, but found one for a post and rail - I am guessing its the same.  Pat, if not please let me know and I can try again.

I hope you like it. Hugs, Sue
This is the other block I think is for sharon anyway ladies its one or the other hope you like them I am sorry that my june one is late, my son had a accident and it was work then hostital for 3 weeks, he is on the mend now so catching up now with blocks ect thanks for your patience ....
my block for Vannessa (i think I have made two similar and not sure if this is sealed in the envelope )bugger never mind it is one or the other sorry !!!

Mug Rug swap sign ups finish today!

If you have been thinking about it, putting it off, deciding if you have time (come on, of course you do!!!), wait no longer because, today is the last day to sign up for the Mug Rug Swap!

Either go to this post and leave a comment with your email address (and be prepared for an email that you need to respond to with your snail mail address quickly), or preferably, email me direct at with your full name and snail mail address

Come join in the fun, you know you want too!!

pugs and kisses

Saturday, 2 July 2011

June block

Here's a sneak peek of the June block for Linda in Western Australia.  Now that the Canadian mail service is back on I was able to get it in the mail yesterday, just before the month ended.