What a Clever Girl!

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Do you know Joanna of the famous Homemade Pineapple Marshmallow blog? She is a clever girl and quite sneaky too!

I found a package from her in my mailbox recently with this treasure inside.

She remembered how much I love Converse shoes. She also remembered that my favorite band is Breaking Benjamin. (Yes, hard rock music. Don’t hold that against me!) Finally, she knows I love patchwork. So she combined all those fun things into a mug mat with an appliqued Converse shoe customized with this fun embroidered graffiti.

Isn’t that the coolest thing you’ve ever seen?! I love it! I am so excited that I’m going to start collecting these clever mug rugs. Joanna is another very talented blogger friend who always makes me happy with her cheerful blog-itude and friendship! Thank you, Joanna!

For My Mug

It appears that mug rugs or mug mats are all the craze these days.

I had no idea there was a swap going on, probably because I don’t spend enough time cruising Flickr to keep up. I haven’t done too many swaps this year, so it’s too bad I missed this one.

These two mats are just little squares pieced together, with quilted lines in different directions. I am excited to add these cool patchwork projects to my list of gifts to make for the holiday season!

I sat down at my sewing table recently with some scraps to make another crazy patch. This time I wanted my block to look less like a wonky log cabin block and more like a crazy patch.

I do love how this one turned out! I think it’s going to become a mug rug, which I hope to finish during my next 15 minutes of play. Not sure how to quilt it yet, but I do know I want to do straight lines again.