Wednesday, 12 September 2018

Welcome to my house


Welcome to my house blog hop. Before we start I must thank Carol from Just let me quilt for organising the hop. These hops are so much fun and I always end up adding projects to my wish list. There is just so much to inspire me when I visit other blogs. 

I must also apologise for not being able to post today but my computer was playing up. Last night when I went to check I had scheduled my post correctly, it wouldn't allow me to set it properly and when I tried to post it nothing happened. A quick meltdown followed but in the end I went to bed having sent Carol an email. I attended my meetings today and then headed home. Computer being sorted but I'm able to use John's computer to post.

This hop is about including a house in the project. I did think about making a mini quilt of our house. The house is a London terrace built in 1860.  You can get a rough idea of the houses in the photo below





So then I got to thinking about previous houses I've made and the first thing that came to mind was Holiday Lane. This was made from a given pattern for a blog hop and each Christmas since I made it, the pillow takes pride of place on the sofa.



Our house is number 56 so I embroidered that on the door of one of the houses. Wow that photo's a little blurry..or it may be my eyes.


I also made the schoolhouse block when I made the Votes for Women quilt. There it is in the final row but only the chimneys are showing.




In the photo below are the blocks before they were stitched together and the school house is in the top row.


For this hop I wanted to make something small and I finally settled on a mug rug. You really can't have too many mug rugs and I needed another for my desk at work. As there are no cloths on our floor if someone spills their drinks they come to my desk and grab my mug rug to help wipe the spillage. If I'm there I tell them off but they still use it next time. It ends up being washed quite frequently so I decided to make a second one.

I wanted a simple design as I love the way our Rainbows (5 to 7 year old girls) draw houses. I had fun picking the fabrics for the tree and I'm really enjoying the tree being full of birds. Our house has a red door and I wish we had a garden out the front with lots of flowers.


I had forgotten how fiddly the binding is on a mug rug. The house and tree were appliqued onto the background. To hold the pieces in place whilst I stitched I used this glue baste and I was very impressed. I loved the applicator which allowed me to put a very small amount of the glue on the pieces.


Now you need to go and visit the other blogs.

September 12


September 13


September 14


I can't wait to see what everyone made.

Lyndsey

24 comments:

  1. So cute. I like the fabric you used.

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  2. It's so good to see your post even if it caused a bit of a meltdown. That Holiday Lane pillow was one of my favorites and I almost made it again for this hop. It is so cute. Your sweet little mug rug is adorable...I'd love a red door! I hope it survives all the spills it may need to mop up. So funny! Thank you, Lyndsey, for joining in the hop and sharing your house with us.

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  3. Cute mug rug! Thanks for sharing.

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  4. Well, I love your mug rug. Very cute. I’ve used that glue on my little villages. It is a great product.

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  5. What a sweet little mug rug! I love the birds in the tree. I think your floor needs to get its own "clean up" towels so they leave your beautiful little creations alone!

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  6. Computer problems make all of us meltdown I think. At least those who are not young. LOL!!!
    Love seeing you... and love your houses, all of them. :-)

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  7. It was great seeing your Holiday Lane pillow. I also participated in that hop. It was fun. Your mug rug is great, I love the detail, I agree that you can never have too many of them.

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  8. What great fabric for your tree. I love it

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  9. You mug rug is so cute!
    I made the Holiday Lane Pillow too :-)

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  10. Love your mug rug! And the tree fabric is perfect! Shame on your co-workers for using your stuff, but then it does make a good excuse to make a new one. Thanks for sharing!

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  11. Cute mug rug and pillow! Thank you for sharing!

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  12. Very cute house mug rug. Your London townhouse street would make a lovely quilt. Thank you for sharing in the hop ... :) Pat

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  13. Great mug rug and I'm thinking it would make a great gift too. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  14. Thanks for sharing your quilts! Computer problems are the worst!

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  15. Very very cute! Love the grass & glower fabric!’

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  16. I agree with Wendy. "HANDS OFF the beautiful mug rug!!" Perhaps you could make some more basic ones as sacrificial lambs and keep your nice one on your desk as private property! Glad you got posted in the end.

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  17. I love your Holiday Lane pillow, Lyndsey - so sweet and the addition of your personalized door will make it a treasure for ever! <3

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  18. Your small quilt is SEW sweet!! It interested me in that I have never used Roxanne's Glue Baste-It before. Do you prefer that over fusible type products on the market?

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  19. Cute pattern and project, well done!

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