Tuesday, 17 November 2015

Two Days To Go....

Hello Ladies!
Just a reminder to my fellow Christmas mug rug
We have just two days left to finish our projects and get them in the mail. Eek!
Fun, fun, fun....
Thank you again to those who are participating.

Sunday, 15 November 2015

Wednesday, 4 November 2015

Christmas Mug Rug Swap

Now as my friend Jean said, "Let the mug rugs begin." I am so excited to be getting started on our mug rug exchange. I've wanted to do a swap for a long time, so here we go...
I do want to say first please, please do not be intimidated by the picture samples I've featured. These are done by more experienced sewers than myself! Believe me my mug rug will have to be much simpler than those in the photo. However, by all means, if you are a wonderful quilter and have the ability to 'knock our socks off' with your talent feel free to do so!
Here's how this will work:
1) You have until  this Sat. November 7th to notify me to let me know if you would like to participate in my Christmas Mug Rug exchange.
2) On Mon. November 9th I will notify you Christmas Mug Ruggers who your swap partner will be.
3) I ask that you finish and mail out your mug rug on November 20th.This will give you almost two weeks to sew your creation and also allow the mug rugs that are being shipped internationally to arrive early in December.
4) Lastly, I do hope that each participate will share their mug rug on their blog or Google plus.
I leave it to each of you to chose the size of your mug rug. Keep in mind that it is for a mug (teacup) and a snack, so not as large as a place mat! Also, make it in any shape your heart desires. The sky is your limit.
If you have any questions, as I very well may have left something out, leave a comment and I will e-mail you back.
Now as Jean said, "Let the mug rugs begin!"
Have fun with it!
I have been ask if you may join the swap if you are not a blogger. The answer is "Yes". The more the merrier!
Partying here:
simple and sweet fridays
home sweet home party

Tuesday, 3 November 2015

A Short Hello

Happy November Friends!
I have been especially busy lately and have only time for a short hello. I do want to let you know that I have a winner in my Parrot Uncle drawing.
If you would like to know who the lucky winner is check here.
I will be back tomorrow with the details of my Mug Rug exchange. And a big thank you to the ladies who are participating so far! I can't wait to get started on mine.
Take care all,


Friday, 30 October 2015

Parrot Uncle Light Give Away


Dear Friends I want to remind you that you still have time to enter my sponsored drawing for lighting from Parrot Uncle.
Parrot Uncle has so many wonderful selections to choose from. Do you like modern? They have it. Do you like industrial lighting? Parrot Uncle has that too. Traditional lighting, children's lighting, vintage lighting, Tiffany style-they have it all and more. Parrot Uncle has lighting for every room, whether it is a hanging light, a wall light, or a table lamp that you are looking for, there are so many lights  for you to chose from.
Please drop by my other blog here for the details and to enter the drawing. Three days are left, the clock is ticking! Hurry! Do it today! Do it now!
Best of luck to all who enter-Kimberly

Tuesday, 27 October 2015

Hexy Mug Rug

I don't know if you're like me but wherever I go, my tea mug goes with me! Lately I have been spending a lot of time in the sewing room with nothing to set my mug on. Yes, I could use some of the fabric lying around there, but I don't think that's such a smart idea. 
 I've seen many cute patterns for mug rugs. At last I decided I wanted to try my hand with one. I've  been wanting to  make one using hexies.
 Let me just say that I am rusty on hexy making, because this time around the hexies did not turn out so well! I've made pieces for a quilt using hexies in the past, but that was eons ago. I have faith that with a little more practise I can perfect the art again. I sure hope so any way....

 This whole process got me to thinking that we should have a Christmas mug rug exchange. What do you think? Wouldn't that be fun? Would you consider participating? The mug rug doesn't need to be fancy. To me it is really all about the fun. I took part in a Christmas apron exchange a couple of years ago and I was able to get to know other bloggers through it. Many who are still blogging friends today.
Let me know what you think...

Parrot Uncle

If you are following me on my other blog site you know that I am having a $50.00 drawing for any light of your choice from Parrot Uncle. Please click over here to get all of the details!
Blessing to all-Kimberly
I am partying here:
share Your Cup

Tuesday, 20 October 2015

Crazy Weather

We've had such crazy weather variances here lately.
After hours of pouring rain the middle of last week we were gifted with beautiful double rainbows.

Can you believe how brilliant the colours were?
I hadn't seen such a bright rainbow in years.
Thursday, Oct. 15th brought our first snow. As you can see it was only a skiff. And then on Friday we had another skiff.
Today we had a warm sunny day with temperatures in 12C (54F).
Last week was a busy one.
I did manage to get my mitten order finished and shipped to the Yukon. Here is a sample of four of the ten mitts that were mailed.

I also had an order for a pair of mitts from my special friend, Cecile, who also lives in the Yukon.
You might remember that it was Cecile and her husband that invited us to their Christmas eve service last year while Tim and I were working out west.

I love snow owls and I wanted Cecile's mitts to be special.
 So I found a machine embroidery snow owl pattern with pine trees which I thought was perfect for Cecile. This is the backside of one of the mitts.

                   And this is the opposite mitts backside.
I hope she likes them....

Our daughter and her children are coming to visit this weekend. We will celebrate our belated Thanksgiving together! Please pray for their safe travels.
Got to go!