Saturday, October 29, 2011

MR4 Winter Goodies

MR4 Winter Goodies by basketcasejoy
MR4 Winter Goodies, a photo by basketcasejoy on Flickr.

I was SO excited to get my MR4 Fall swap that I didn't realize that my MR4 Winter swap had arrived on the SAME day! Can you imagine my surprise???

I felt like I had won the lottery!!!

Just LOOK at all of the cool stuff Fidissimus included in my package. The BEST part was that she used the SAME mailing envelope that I had mailed to her! I love the fact that she reused it.

So. Did you SEE all of the cool stuff that was included in the package with my adorable snowman mug rug? Fabric, yarn, a selection of tea, a Knit Happens bumper sticker, AND the MOST AMAZING tape measure ever!!!

Thank you again, Fidissimus. I think I'll go have another cup of tea (just so I can put my mug rug to work.)

I heard that it snowed today in a number of states. I think that we should celebrate... that we DID NOT get any here!!!

Friday, October 28, 2011

MR4 Fall (Reverse)

MR4 Fall (Reverse) by basketcasejoy
MR4 Fall (Reverse), a photo by basketcasejoy on Flickr.


Here's the flip side.

Cool, huh???


MR4 Fall Goodies

MR4 Fall Goodies by basketcasejoy
MR4 Fall Goodies, a photo by basketcasejoy on Flickr.

My Fall MR4 arrived last week, but there was no time to post about it. :o(

Look at the cool mug rug that Nyesara sent from Australia. It's reversible!

She also included a beautiful fat quarter, a zentangle coaster, and 2 adorable patterns from an Australian designer.

Thank you, SO much!

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Progress Goes to the Dog(s)

I thought about working on "Blackie" this week, but chose another project instead. However, you might notice from the photo that I have made significant progress since the last posting. There's still a LONG way to go!

The "wall" fabric has been chosen and a bit of fill in needs to be done. Then all that remains is the stitching. I'm hopeful that it will turn out well.

Monday, October 10, 2011

MR4 (Ravelry) Mug Rug Swap

I am hosting another Mug Rug Swap on and this time we voted to have a common theme.  Well, common THEMES, to be more precise.  The chosen theme for MR4 will be Fall or Winter, the season or holidays within, recipient's choice.  What FUN!!!

Although, I thought that I might have to drop out, since we were one swapper short.  I put out a call for a Swap Angel, but there wasn't one available.  However, in the end, I just signed myself up for two. I had a mug rug almost ready to go that fit a fall theme. Another wouldn't really be a problem. Don’t know why I didn’t think of that to begin with!

MR4.1 Winter

My swap partner wanted a "Modern" Winter themed mug rug with icy blues/creams and pop of red.  I think that I've got it covered.  I'm sewing down the binding this afternoon.  Once that's done, only the embellishment remains.

This photo shows the twin mug rug to the one received by Fidissimus:

MR4 Winter (twin)

MR4.2 Fall

Once I realized that I could actually manage TWO mug rugs, I went to work on finishing one that I had put together over the summer (when I was studiously ignoring several of my UFOs.)  My 2nd swap partner had chosen Fall - the season.  This was lucky for me. That piece that I already had in the works could work perfectly for this theme.  I absolutely LOVE it when I can combine a new project with a bit of a UFO!!!

MR4 Fall (Made by Me!)

It's in the mail, making its way to Nyesara in Tasmania.  How COOL is that?!?!?!  I'll post a picture once it arrives.  (NOTE:  She got it and she loves it!)

Until next time...
Happy Quilting!

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Fall 2011 (Ravelry) UFO Club - The List

By now, my list is probably starting to look VERY familiar to you!  It hasn't changed much over the months.  I'm hoping to make more progress during this session.

The List:

1. Purple/Green Coin Quilt
2. The Margaret Mystery

The first two items on the list can be viewed in the following blog post:

3. Crumb Quilt
4. Patriotic Improv Jacket
5. QE2 Goodbye Quilt.

Items 3 - 5 can be viewed at:

6. Frog Legs & Caviar
7. "Inspired by..."  The Series
8. Snow Star Swap

9. MR4 Fall - COMPLETED photo to be posted after it's received.
10. MR4 Winter - COMPLETED photo will be posted after receipt.

There are deadlines looming on the last two UFOs.  Obviously, they WILL get done.  Beyond that, who knows???  However, I am hoping for the best.

We'll see how it goes...

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Summer 2011 (Ravelry) UFO Club - The Results

Hooray!!! for the largest UFO Club to date.  Our 18 participants worked hard to complete the most projects yet.  Alas, we were TWO projects short of breaking the Club's Most Completed Projects record for a session.  Better luck next time!

Members (18):
fabriholic: 1 completed project 
andimc13: 1 completed project 
needleb: 2 completed projects 
fishandstitch: 2 completed projects 
basketcase9702: 1 completed project 
loisbemis: 2 completed projects 
KK454: 2 completed projects 
Jmoorecrafts: 3 completed projects 
monicarose51: 2 completed projects 
rollacameron: 3 completed projects 
fidissimus: 1 completed project 
JanetMc: 2 completed projects 
SunshineMom: 2 completed projects 
nyesara: 1 completed project 
joeyune: 2 completed projects
Session Totals: 15 members completed a total of 27 projects.

Congrats! to Jmoorecrafts and Rollacameron for each finishing THREE projects during the Summer 2011 UFO Club.  Thanks to you and our other 13 finishers for nearly breaking a Club record for completed projects in a single session.  And to our members who were unable to complete a project during this session,  we hope that you will come back to try again another time.

We had another outstanding session of The (Ravelry) UFO Club. Thanks to YOU for cheering us along!
Until next time...
Happy Quilting!