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Thursday, April 11, 2013

April Showers Bloghop

Welcome to my blog. If you have not been here before feel free to look around. Welcome to the April Showers Bloghop.  I want to thank Madam Samm At Sew We Quilt for all her hard work, and Erin at Sew at Home Mummy for cheering us on.  I know it is a lot of work and these ladies are making it possible.

Today I am here to show off my Spring inspired mug rug. I just love linen and I even love it more for using as a canvas for embroidery. A few years ago I won this delightful stitch book: Doodle Stitching the Motif Collection from one of my Flickr Bee Groups.  I just love the ideas Aimee Ray presents in her book.


I choose the adorable little hedge hogs and the butterfly for my design.  I gave the mug rug to a dear friend that I work with.  Her birthday is on March 17th she is a lucky little leprechaun baby.  I just love mug rugs.  They bring a smile to my face.

 I also made her a sweet little Lucky Banner to hang in her classroom.


Thanks for stopping by from:

!Sew WE Quilt!

Please stop by and visit some of the other participants!

MONDAY, APRIL 8:
Erin @ Sew at Home Mummy
 Patty @ A Stitch in Time
Jenny @ Squawk That
Stacey @ The Tilted Quilt
Daryl @ Patchouli Moon Studio
Lisa @ In The Boon Docks
Julie @ Jolie Maxtin: the project girl
Beluah @ Sowing Stitches
Karen @ Bungalow Bay Quilts
Cyndi @ Stitch, Stitch, Stitch
DeAnna @ Georgia Girl Quilter
TUESDAY, APRIL 9th
Gina @ Sew Much and More
Sharon @ Vroomans Quilts
Theresa @ Bumbleberry Stitches
Jennet @ The Feathered Nest Studio
Patti @ A Yankee in Queen Liz's Court
Gene @ Gene Black - Alabama Artist
Susan @ Susan's Scrappy Domain
Bente @ I Like to Quiltblog
Deb @ Quilting & Other Craft Therapy
Megan @ AnnieOak Designs  
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 10th
Hayley @ Mrs. Pickles
Karen @ Sew Much 2 Luv
Mélanie @ Les passions de Cliodana
Cindy @ Quilt Doodle Doodles
Jamie @ Busy Bee Quilts
Judy @ That Other Blog
Regena @ The Distracted Domestic
Amy @ Domesticity and other Ponderous Things
Denise @ My Whittle Adventures
Heather @ a Reformed Heath'n
Marica @ ~Englating~
THURSDAY, APRIL 11th
Kathy @ Kwilty Pleasures
Jill @ Apple Avenue Quilts
Cathy @ Cathy's Chatter
Quilter Kathy @ Kathy's Quilts
Marsha @ Quilter in Motion
Pat @ Life in the Scrapatch
Connie @ Shepody Mountain Crafter
Vickey @ Gingersnaps Quilts
Danielle @ A Geeky Crafty Life
Gwen @ Get More Done...Today
Rachel @ Sew Happily Ever After!
FRIDAY, APRIL 12th
Bobbie @ From This to That
Leslie @ Les Quilts
Kristen @ Meadowbrook
Lavonna @ ZellerWear
Lynn @ Thimblemouse & Spouse
Amy @ Sew Incredibly Crazy
Martha @ Living Life
Shawn @ Creative Inspiraciones
Rhonda @ Sunrise at Ravelly's!
Toye @ Quilting Adventures of a Ginger
MONDAY, APRIL 15th
Cathy @ Cate's Linens
Nicola @ Sunshine Reflections
Martina @ Sunshinequilting
Judith @ Frimart
Anita @ Anita's quilts en handwerken
Linda @ Sew Nicely
Kris @ krislovesfabric
Laura Ann @ The Fuzzy Hat Quilter
Carol @ Just let me Quilt
Selina @ Selina Quilts
Mary @ Crooked Gulley Art Quilts
Marisa @ Passion et Couture
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 @ That Other Blog
Wednesday, April 17
Jen @ Quilter in the Closet
Marjorie @ Marjorie's Busy Corner
Elita @ A Pieceful Perspective
Green @ So Sew Green
Mara @ Greco Mara
Wendy @ Why Knot Kwilt?
Gmama Jane @ GrandMama's Stories
Debby @ Debby Kratovil Quilts
Britt-Inger @ Hill Valley Quilter
Connie @ Freemotion by the River
Beth @ Words and Stitches
Kathy @ iHeartSquishy
Thursday April 18
Merry Gay @ Merry Gay in Stitches
Mary @ Sew Maybe I Can
Joanne @ Everyone Deserves a Quilt
Linda @ Buzzing and Bumbling
Mary @ NeedledMom
Sherry @ Peanuts Patchwork
Fredrika @ Feltfree på Åsly 
Shauna @ Welcome to Shauna's World
Sharon @ Dancing thru Threads
Madame Samm @ !Sew WE Quilt!

77 comments:

  1. Adorable mug rug. I love your embroidery and the froggy binding.

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  2. What a cute hedge hog. I love your mug rug. Great job!!!

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  3. So lovely! Makes the heart happy!

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  4. The hedge hogs are adorable! I need that book! Great work! ;)

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  5. What a lovely hedge hogs. I love your mug rug.

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  6. Super cute and love that book, the designs are so nice!

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  7. I love it! I think I'd hang it instead of using it - might spill something.

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  8. The hedgehogs are lovely, ours are busy in the garden at night. I'm glad they survived our long winter.

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  9. I love your mug rug. The hedgehogs are so cute!

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  10. What cute little hedgehogs! I'm sure your friend must love having such a fun mug rug!

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  11. That is just too cute!! We used to have a little hedghog...adorable

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  12. those are very cute hedgehogs! thanks for sharing.

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  13. I love hedgehogs - your mug rug is adorable. I will have to make one just for me.

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  14. Love your mug rug! My son used to have a hedgehog...they are certainly prickly, but so cute.

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  15. What a lovely mug rug that one. So cute.
    Thanks for sharing
    Frederika

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  16. Such cute little hedgehogs! Love it!

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  17. Your little hedgehogs will certainly bring smiles with every cup! They are just precious! Thanks for sharing! Beulah

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  18. Your hedgehogs are adorable!!

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  19. Your embroidery is adorable - love it.

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  20. Thanks everyone for all the comments. I did not even know that you could have Hedgies as pets.

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  21. Beautiful embroidery. My daughter has a hedge hog for a pet, so this made me think of her. So cute!

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  22. These hedgehogs are adorable! i saw one once and it was so sweet!

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  23. Your embroidery is beautiful! Great job.

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  24. This is sooo cute. I love the embroidery. Your stitching is beautiful. Great job. Thank you for sharing.

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  25. Ah those hedge hogs are so sweet and so is your mug rug.

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  26. Love the hedge hogs. Great job!

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  27. Cute hedge hogs on your mug rug! Thanks for sharing.

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  28. Your embroidery is just beautiful. What a sweet gift for your friend!

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  29. How fun, and your stitches are beautiful. I sure wish I had the patience to do that work. Thanks for sharing your creations with us today.

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  30. I like your cute mug rugs. Love the hedge hogs.Lucky friend indeed.

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  31. Oh my, your hedge hog mug rug is daring! Thank you for sharing.

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  32. Your hedge hogs are wonderful, nice stitching!

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  33. I love your mug rug with the sweet little hedge hogs

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  34. I love your hedgehogs!
    Thank you for sharing!

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  35. The hedge hogs are just too stinkin' cute. Thanks for sharing you blog in this hop.

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  36. Oh my, those hedge hogs are adorable! Fabulous stitching too.

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  37. So pretty! I love the little hedge hogs. Thank you for sharing.

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  38. Lucky pal receiving the embroidered hedge hogs! Did you make one for you as well? CUTE!!!

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  39. Such sweet little guys. They make for great company when you have your morning cuppa Joe.

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  40. I have only seen a hedge hog once - they are so adorable. Thank you for sharing your inspiration with us today.

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  41. The hedgehogs are wonderful -- great idea for a mug rug!

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  42. Those little hedge hogs are stinkin' adorable! I love them! Thank you for sharing them with us!

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  43. I love hedgehogs, yours are soo cute!

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  44. What sweet hedge hocks, they are adorable, and a sweet gift! Thanks for sharing.

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  45. Your mug rug is so cute! Your stitching is very nice. Love the hedgehogs.

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  46. What an adorable mug rug you have created. It is gorgeous. Your handstitching is amazeing. I am sure your coworker willl treasure it forever. SO much hardwork and deatil has gone into it.

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  47. Fun mug rug, my son had a hedgehog for a pet and I've smiled over all things hedgehog since then. Thanks for sharing.

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  48. You do such lovely stitching work. Linen is such an excellent medium. Great rug.

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  49. The hedgehogs are So sweet!
    Great job!!

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  50. Cute embroidery! Lucky friend! :)

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  51. Nice embroidery work. Thanks for sharing.

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  52. Your hedgehogs are adorable!

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  53. Ahhhhhhhh!!!! SEW adorable! Love them! you did such a fantastic job - thank you for participating with us!

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  54. What a sweet hand-stitching project. Thanks for sharing with us!

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  55. What a beauty! I love the embroidery. Thank you for sharing.

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  56. I think pictures of hedgehogs are so cute! Thank you for sharing yours.

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  57. Yours is an absolutely adorable mug rug!

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  58. Love those hedgehogs! thanks for sharing.

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  59. Great hedgehogs/butterfly. Love the embroidery work.

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  60. So cute and wonderful embroidery stitching. Lucky friend!

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  61. Love, love, love your hedgehogs! Very nicely done. Thanks for sharing with us.

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  62. Shawn, what a great mug rug! The design is so cute! I love the hedgehogs and butterfly, the detailing with the flowers! Thanks for participating and inspiring us!

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  63. Very cute and excellent needle work. Thanks for sharing your idea.

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