Tuesday, 16 April 2013

April Showers Mug Rug Hop (and give away)

Today is my day for taking part in the April Showers mug rug hop organised by Madame Samm at Sew we quilt and with Erin from Sew at home mummy as our cheerleader. For this hop we were asked to make mug rugs using any design we wanted. I loved this idea.

Until March I had never made a mug rug. That changed when I took part in a mug rug swap organised by Quilting Gallery. I was very pleased with the finished rugs that were made using designs by Amanda Weatherill from The Patchsmith




So when planning my mug rug for this hop I decided to try another of her patterns. I also wanted to make some mug rugs from fabric I had bought to make my tea cosy.



Unfortunately these aren't completely finished as I still have to bind them, a task I haven't been able to complete due to a flare up of arthritis which has caused my right wrist, elbow and shoulder to swell and be painful. I should be able to start stitching again by the end of the week  so these will soon be finished. I have six made to this point, all with different cups on them.

I have also made some using up the left over skull fabric. My son requested these for use in his room.



I love the final mug rug which has already been adopted by dear daughter. I'm sorry about the quality of the photo. I've taken about 10 but it keeps on turning out blurry. I think the effort of holding the camera is causing my arm to shake.


Here is the full schedule of today's participants. Please make sure you go and visit everyone there is sure to be lots of ideas to inspire you.

TUESDAY, APRIL 16th
Cathi @ Quilt Obsession
Jane @ Jane's Fabrics and Quilts
Heidi @ Nutz4Redwork
Cherry @ Cherry'sPrairiePrimatives
Christine @ Quilt Monster in my Closet
Vickie @ More Stars in Comanche
Pauline @ Stekje
Jan @ Jan's Art Friendzy
Nissa @ Nissa Made Stuff
Robin @ As Sweet As Peaches
Lyndsey @ Sew Many Yarns
Eleni - Guest Post @ Sew at Home Mummy


Did I mention a give away earlier? This month I am celebrating the 1st birthday of starting my blog. If you go here you will find a give away of 3 fat quarters that is open until 11.59 p.m. (GMT) on Saturday 20th April.

Today's give away is this dinosaur fat quarter. They're very cute critters.


If you would like a chance to win please leave a comment on this post

If you follow my blog you may have another chance (leave a second comment)

This give away is open to anyone as I will post internationally. The give away will remain open until 11.59 p.m. (GMT) on Wednesday 24th April).

Once you've left your comments hurry away to feast your eyes on all the other mug rugs on display.

I hope you all have a great Tuesday

Lyndsey

128 comments:

  1. Your mug rugs are so very cute!!!! Thank you for the cute giveaway too....great job Lyndsey

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  2. Your tea cups are very pretty. Thanks for the chance.

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  3. Your mug rugs are wonderful! Love the teacups!

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  4. Love everyone of your mug rugs! The hedgehog is adorable! I am a follower via GFC. Thank you for sharing.

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  5. Thay are all so lovely in their own design and color - I do have a special love of birds, so the bird/birdhouse touches me.

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  6. OMGoodness, I love them all. I'm sorry to hear that you have arthritis, Your work is "sew" pretty, one would never have guessed!

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  7. They are all lovely - I like the tea cup ones and my sons would love skulls! Hope you are feeling better soon. Thanks for sharing.

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  8. Great mug rugs, very cute. I also love Amanda's designs. Thanks for the chance to win that great fabric. My grandson would love it. lyn.robyn.smith@gmail.com

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  9. So very creative! Thank you for sharing with us. :)

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  10. I love the mug rugs with the cups. I hope you feel better soon.

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  11. Your mug rugs are fabulous. I love those little hedgehogs. Great fabric give away thanks.

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  12. Your mug rugs are lovely and thanks for the chance to win!

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  13. The mug rugs are cute, the fabric is cute but your little dog is the cutest.

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  14. What lovely mug rugs! Thanks for sharing.

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  15. I love your mug rugs, they are so cute. I love the different styles you used. Thanks for sharing.

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  16. Love the cross stitch on the hedgehogs for their prickles! Cute!

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  17. Oops, forgot to say I'm a follower too.

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  18. Your mats are gorgeous,all of them.xx

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  19. your mug rugs are trully inspirational, love the blanket stitch you have used!!!(i am a fan of it myself) and i think i will make a mug rug of owls for myself as well!! thanks for sharing!! happy blog-a-versary also!!

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  20. Such very cute mug rugs. The skulls for your son to use in his room cracks me up. Do kids use coasters for anything?

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  21. Your mug rugs are so cute and adorable. Thanks for sharing your creativity.

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  22. Lindsey, you are so creative. Your mug rugs are beautiful

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  23. Cute Cute Cute. Love the mug rugs.

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  24. I love the tea cups mug rugs!

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  25. Your mug rugs are adorable but the hedgehogs are my favorite!

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  26. Great mug rugs! I really like the hedgehogs. Thanks for sharing and for the sweet giveaway!

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  27. Love your mug rugs - thanks for sharing.

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  28. I'm a follower - thanks again.

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  29. Great mug rugs and gorgeous fabric for the giveaway. Thanks for making it open to all. Much appreciated.

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  30. I am feeling it...the spring fever over here....love all of your mug rugs...lots of great detail..

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  31. They're all great! I really love The Patchsmith's patterns.

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  32. They are all so cute! Just lovely!

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  33. Your mug rug patterns are so much fun! Wonderful patterns.

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  34. awesome job - happy Blog Anniversary!

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  35. The hedgehogs are wonderful and those teacups look like they could jump off those mug rugs! Thank you for sharing.

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  36. What sweet mug rugs Lyndsey, those teacups are so beautiful! Hope your arthritis gets better soon!

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  37. Following. Happy Blogiversary to you!

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  38. I don't know which is cuter---the hedgehogs or the birds and owls! Well done you!

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  39. Very cute mug rugs. Those hedgehogs are darling!

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  40. I love the little owl mug rug. It is so cute. Thanks for sharing!

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  41. Very cute mug rugs, loved the hedgehogs!!

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  42. Hi Lyndsey.Your mug rugs are so cute. I love the teacups, but I really love the hedgehogs.I like how you did the stitching. You did a fabulous job. Thank you for sharing today and for the great giveaway.(Hope you are feeling better.

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  43. I am a follower. Thanks again.

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  44. I have been happily following along via blog lovin

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  45. Oh wow you have made a whole big batch of mug rugs. Each one is gorgoeus. I love those little hedgehogs ont he last one.. Too too cute. And a giveaway to boot. Happy blogoversary also. And thanks for the chance to enter your giveaway.

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  46. Don't you just love those Patchsmith patterns?! She's so creative! You've made some great mug rugs and I think the teacups are just perfect! I hope your arthritis problems subside soon so you can finish them up!

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  47. Those are super cute. I especially like the last one with the great stitching. Very sweet.

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  48. Love your creations. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  49. Lyndsey, the mug rugs are fantastic and the tea cups are gorgeous! Thanks for participating and inspiring us today. Thanks so much for the giveaway offer too! I hope you feel better soon. I am a follower and always enjoy reading your blog post!

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  50. Love the mug rugs. Thanks for sharing and for the opportunity on the draw.
    bonnielarson58@gmail.com

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  51. I like your rugs. So pretty. And thanks for the chance to win your giveaway.

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  52. Awwww... very sweet mug rugs!! Thanks for sharing in the hop - I am enjoying all the varieties and creative ideas!

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  53. Wow so sweet your mugrugs
    Thanks for sharing
    Frederika

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  54. Lindsey, I like all of them! I think the tea cups fabric is SO beautiful! Hope your arthritis flare goes away quickly!

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  55. Great mug rugs - My favourites are the tea cups!
    Thank you for sharing!

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  56. I bought some of the very same tea cup fabric!! I made some mug rugs for my daughter's photography business when she serves tea/coffee to her clients while they view their photos. Don't you love it? I like all your mug rugs
    Gmama Jane

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  57. Very cute - I really like the porcupines!

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  58. I am a new Blogloving follower at louster388@.....

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  59. They are all cute! I love the added handstitching... makes them just look SO much better:)

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  60. Wonderful mug rugs, and great added touch with the stitching!

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  61. Congrats on your 1st year of blogging and thank you for sharing your mug rugs. Hope you can stitch soon!

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  62. Happy Bithday :) What fun you have with your applique choices! Thanks for sharing with us.

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  63. How adorable! I especially love the first one! It's beautiful!
    I'm already a happy follower!

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  64. love all your mug rugs...hedgehogs cute...

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  65. Lovely work thanks for sharing!

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  66. They are all so creative but I think my favorite is the teacups or maybe the hedgehogs or the owls.......Oh I just like them all! Thanks for sharing.

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  67. Very cute hedgehogs! I hope you feel better soon.

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  68. Adorable! I love them all but those teacups are divine!

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  69. i sure could use that in my g-g's quilts thanks

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  70. They are all adorable! I love the cute little hedgehogs. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  71. You did a great job with all of your mug rugs. I love all the applique.

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  72. You have been busy! Lovely mug rugs & thanks for the giveaway.

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  73. Wow, you have been busy and each and everyone of them are really nice. I hope your arm gets better soon. Thanks for sharing and I love the fabric you are giving as a gift. THanks

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  74. Your tea cups are so beautiful. I just love them. Your hedgehogs are so cute. Thanks so much for sharing your creativity with us.I am a new follower.

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  75. Pretty! Thanks for the chance to win. I am a new follower. loving this hop!

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  76. Oops, here is my second comment saying I am a follower. :)

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  77. THANKS FOR SHARING THIS POST!
    LOVE THE FABRIC GIVEAWAY!

    msstitcher1948@yahoo.com

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  78. HAPPY TO FOLLOW YOU VIA BLOG LOVIN'!

    msstitcher1948@yahoo.com

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  79. Your mug rug critters are adorable. The tea cups are very pretty.

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  80. All of your mug rugs are so cute. The hedgehog is adorable. Thank you for sharing your creations with us.

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  81. Love your applique. You did a fantastic job. The colors are great. Thanks for sharing.

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  82. I'm a follower too. Thanks for the giveaway chance.

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  83. What pretty fabric. I see you really enjoy making mug rugs. They are so cute.

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  84. Really cute mug rugs. The last one is my favorite! I love the x's as the hedgehogs prickles! :-) No wonder your daughter wants that one. Great job- K-

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  85. Great mug rugs....don't you just love the Patchman? Such cute patterns!

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  86. I am a follower. Love the dinosaurs and so would my grandson!

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  87. They are all fantastic, especially the owls. I love the skull fabric for your son! I hope you are soon on the mend!

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  88. Love all your rugs, you choose such cute designs!

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  89. Your rugs are adorable! I like all of them. I need to make some of these for my grandchildren. Thank you for sharing.

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  90. They are all adorable! Your designs are great. The colors are perfect for spring. Nice quilting as well. Thanks so much for inspiring.

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  91. What a wonderful array of mug rugs. Each one is great but I LOVE the teacups. My mom had a tea cup collection and so they reminder me of her. Thank you.

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  92. I am a tea cup lover, so love those. I especially like the mug rug with the robin.

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  93. I love your work. Of course,I love anything with birds, and yours are great. Also, the teacup fabric is really cute & makes great mug rugs. Great job! Thanks for sharing.

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  94. Looooove your Mug Rugs!!! Soooo cute!! Have a friend I'd make the teacups for too...she collects old cups. :)

    Sending you Hugs & Prayers to have no more swelling & pain...so you can keep enjoyin'every day!!

    I"m following your blog too...thru Bloglovin now...

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  95. Awesome mug rugs! Love the skull fabric.
    nicolesender(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  96. gfc follower: nicolesender
    nicolesender(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  97. These are great! I love the owls and of course the hedgehogs!! So cute. Thanks for a fun giveaway too.

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  98. Your mug rugs are very clever. Love them all especially the last one. I'm love to be included for the give away.

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  99. I've also become a "FOLLOWER"

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  100. Your mug rugs are just the sweetest!

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  101. My grandson goes to a school with an owl as the mascot. I can see myself making cute owl mug rugs for his teachers.

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  102. Happy blogaversary. So many wonderful ideas for mug rugs. I love those owls and the hedgehog mug rugs the best.

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  103. Mickey & Minnie AND hedgehogs?! HEAVEN! So cute. Thanks for sharing & giving away some awesome dino fabric :D

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  104. All of your rugs are terrific but I am really partial to the hedge hogs.

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  105. Love them all, including that cute little hedgehog one! :O)

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  106. Oooh, Lyndsey! I love the little owlies! Thank you so much for participating with us, I hope you had fun!

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  107. I love your mug rugs! The owls, and the tea cups are my two favorites so far. Thanks for the giveaway and for sharing. vickise at gmail dot com

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  108. I am a follower. Thanks again. vickise at gmail dot com

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  109. These are wonderful and your hand-stitching is great. Thanks for sharing your creativity and talent with us.

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  110. Oh these are all really CUTE but I love the owls...they are my favourite! :) Christine
    - ChrisW Designs

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  111. Oohhhh my gosh I just love your mug rugs especially the owl one because I have a thing for owls! LOL

    smjohns63 at yahoo dot com
    p.s. would you happen to have a tute for the owl one?

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  112. I just love what you have done with my little patterns. I am totally in love with the hedgehogs - the fabric is to die for and works so well - no wonder your daughter nabbed that mug rug.

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  113. Your teacup mug rugs are lovely! And the hedgehogs are so cute!

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  114. I'm a follower;-)
    Thanks for the giveaway. I hope your arthritis is feeling better soon.

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  115. All of your mug rugs are adorable, great job.

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