Happily, the mug rug swap 2 has been successfully completed for me. I gave my Alice mug rug to my super-secret partner Krista aka Lolablueocean. When I was asking if my partner wanted a practical mug rug or a story mug rug, Krista popped into the conversation with this sweet reply: “I would love a story rug. But, like most here I think that I would probably faint at the sight of anything you sent…including the envelope that revealed your identity to me…so please get creative and have fun. You are amazing and if I am your partner I would love a little story! ”
How sweet is that? So I was pretty sure that she would be happy with what I made, but I really wanted to make something that she would swoon over. LOL. I’m not happy if my partner isn’t thrilled to receive their items. No indifference here! If you catch Krista’s avatar on Flickr, it’s a picture of her Blythe doll and I did a little research and found that she likes Tim Burton’s style as well. So that is what prompted my mug rug. And with her permission, I’m going to share her photos of the mug rug in it’s a new home!
Here is her doll with her new mug rug…or blanket…whatever!
And now it is hanging on her wall of mini quilts!
I’m so happy that she likes it!
And I’m happy to report that I received the MOST delightful mug rug from Susan aka FlossieBlossoms. Some of you might recall that she was the person that I had in the previous mug rug swap. So now we have both made fun mug rugs for each other.
Sooz went for the Sentimental and with the knowledge that my baby girl is my greatest Christmas present ever, made this sweet mug rug:
The letters on each package spell out Caitlyn’s name!
What’s that? You can’t see the “i”? Well, it’s hidden here!
And the end of her name…
And that would have been sweet enough, but clever so loves hidden pieces in her work, so one of those packages opens up to reveal:
my baby, all dressed up for Halloween!
The back of the mug rug was super adorable as well. She did an unintentional but delightfully wonky lettering strips!
It just makes me laugh. And of course, she had a sweet label!
As if all that darling work on the mug rug were not enough, she also sent me some super fun goodies! Yummy hot chocolate, a beautiful ornament that she correctly deduced I would like, fun winter tree stickers, and a copy of her pattern to help organize! Maybe I’ll make one for my husband. LOL.
so a lovely time was had by all. Oh wait….did I mention that Sooz is soooo generous that just today I got another package with two more adorable mug rugs? Why yes, she sent another set that she had made because she was trying to get a reaction from me. Unfortunately, I was out of town and unable to play on Flickr like I get to do sometimes…so I didn’t see them until after I had already received the one from her. I thought that they were adorable and said so…but certainly not with the expectation of receiving them. But I got these two cuties (her pictures, because I didn’t get a chance to take my own today):
Myrtle and Myron are at my home to stay. I feel like cinderella with a fairy godmother sending me mice to help decorate for Christmas! They are so cute and like everything Susan makes, they are impeccable.
So thank you to Susan and I’m so happy that Alice is in her own happy home.
No more mug rugs for me for a while…I don’t drink that much! LOL. They are happily scattered around the house!
But I’ll leave you with a picture of that darling girl who really is the best gift, Christmas or not.