While clicking around the internet last month, I found an interesting swap announcement in THIS post on Barrister's Block blog. It was a mug rug swap. I haven't participated in one of those in YEARS!!
A reminder HERE.
You will find examples in THIS post. (size requirements?!)
The guidelines HERE.
I started my mug rug at the Unskilled Quilt Guild Retreat...
... And quilted it on a Sew Day at my friend Britt's:
Completed it, too:
I mailed it off to my swap partner on 10/13/17... DAYS before the mailing deadline!!! :o))
Earlier that week, I got an email from swap hostess. It read:
I want to let you know that your mug rug is being delivered by me from Cecile in France. We are going to Europe for the next week and I'm picking up the mug rug from Cecile (she's mailed it to the apartment where we are staying).
I'll mail it to you when I return on the 19th so don't fret if you don't have yours by the 16th!
I assured her that I would be sufficiently distracted by Mountain Quilt Camp during the arrival week. Even if I wasn't, who wouldn't want to get a mug rug from Europe?!?!
I am SEW excited!!!
Fast forward to this past weekend and a package arrived:
With French ribbons included:
There was a note, written in English, fortunately:
This is the back and, unlike me, my swap partner added a label:
Hooray!!! The selvage mug rug that I never made for myself:
Here is a closer look at the label...
... And the piecing:
Thank you, Cecile!! I'm quite happy with the mug rug that you made for me. Although, I have to tell you, I'm not sure that I'm going to be able to convince myself to place my cup of tea on it!
Until next time...
Swapping is FUN!!!