Hello friends! I hope you are fine and have time to enjoy summer! The other day I thought to make beautiful potholders. Are you the same like me that never think to use your favourite fabrics for potholders? Like it’s waste because they get easily dirty and after some time don’t get clean anymore. But on the other hand they are something we use everyday, so shouldn’t they be something we like to look?
So why I have here mug rug if I made potholders? Because I made material testing. I got some great materials from my sister – thick and really warm looking. I thought they could be great for potholders and they could but perhaps with quilting cottons and not heavy linen mix.
You may realize from this photo that it’s really firm and not comfortable to use as a potholder. My first thought was that beautiful potholders could be used also as mug rugs. Now and then I have made some letters it was time to make a brave decision a start to use them … T is a coincidence as it was the only uppercase letter I have made. T fits here well … even I’m coffee drinker … but T is my letter and I love blue!
Kristy from ‘Quietplay’ has made the patterns for small and big letters and you can find them from her Craftsy Store. I have used my other paper pieced letters for Christmas bunting on my blog’s header.
I’m big fan of letters – can’t help that. Joulu means Christmas in Finnish. I’m fan of mugs, too and because …. hmmm just because I was bored to use each and every day my patchwork mugs, I bought few new. Still I use of course also the patchwork mugs! The quilt with them is ‘Happy Days’. By the way, I have washed this quilt now with the colour catchers and it’s bright and fine. Thank you for your advices and reminding me to use them!
My new mug rug has a loop behind and the backing is solid mix linen.
I didn’t want to make symmetrical block so I set the paper pieced ‘T’ in the corner. Now there is also space for the mug on the side so it doesn’t cover the letter.
Could I wish my luck has turned?! I almost gave up with the give aways because for ages I didn’t win anything and some earlier winnings disappeared. So you can imagine how happy and thrilled I was when I won Lizzie’s give away. Lizzie’s beautiful blog is ‘Swedish Scrapper’ . I was really excited to get some Swedish Linens and they appeared even better! Thank you so much Lizzie!
They are gorgeus and the colours couldn’t be better! Colours from both of my home countries, Finland and Greece! And the card is Super fun! Can you guess what that little thing on the blue is?
It’s the sweetest, little stamp I have ever seen! It is Sun! I was happy to hear that Lizzie has visited my hometown here in Greece and her idea to send me a sun stamp was the best! Lizzie makes beautiful things, colourful quilts and other sewings. Have a look for example what she has made with linens. I have no idea what I shall make, if I ever dare to cut these beauties, but I may follow Lizzie’s advice and make some super special little towels.
Hanna and Nero are fine even bored because it’s hot and they can’t be so much out. Nero is soon 10 years old,so I think he needs extra care not to feel too hot and exhausted. Not that Hanna is very young either – next week it is exactly 8 years from the day she came to us. If you like to read her puppy story, it’s HERE (it’s a touching story but also sweet – Hanna is such a darling).
If spring was busy I can’t describe the summer. Most of the days I work till midnight; there are so many things all the time waiting to be done and the list gets longer and longer. Fortunately I like my work and who could say that they are working when playing with sand …
I wish I could tell and show you more, but because often plans doesn’t go as we think and ‘life happens’ – it’s better to wait a little more.
Today I got ‘hooked’ with one email … it lead me to one blog … to pinterest … so here is a sneaky peaky for my next post …
So it’s the Mid Summer, the longest days of the year … it’s Special time in Finland. Most of the people go to the lakes and countryside to celebrate with their family and friends. Could I have ever believed, f someone told to me many years ago, that one day I’m in Greece sewing mug rug at the Mid Summer Saturday night! In fact I sew potholders but those I’ll show you an other time.
Keep Calm and remember to drink water! Thank you so much for visiting and reading my blog! I want to apologise that I haven’t had enough time to read blogs and write comments, but can’t help at the moment. One day you will understand. Thank you for your sweet words about the flower bag! I wish you wonderful, sunshineful and happinessful week!