Wednesday, 2 February 2011

A mug rug, a charm square and a self portrait

Seeing as everyone else in the whole of quiltblogland has made mug rugs, I thought it was high time I made one for myself.  Nice safe spot for the mug and a little play area for a couple of cookies or three.
I have also been whiling away my time choosing a charm square for Kendra who is hoping to adopt a baby girl later this year and is making a quilt with charm squares from 100 quilters.  You have to add a card explaining what you wish for the little girl and I made this (which was inspired by this post and the photo in this post of Aneela's daughter scooting past the kitchen window without a care in the world):
Charm square and card for Kendra
And finally here are some pics of me showing off my new cardigan which I bought in the supermarket when I was doing my weekly food shop.  You may not know this but, when you buy clothes in the supermarket, it doesn't actually count as chothes shopping but comes under the heading of food shopping.  I like to think I'm quite a trendy wendy in this cardigan but, as usual, I'm the last one to catch onto any trend at all and, as Kerry will probably guess, am wearing my cardigan over a nice pair of mum jeans.

Me in my new cardi

31 comments:

  1. I haven't figured what to send to Kendra yet - but I'm loving that whole process and can't wait to see what it's like in the end! How very special will that be!

    I love your choice of fabric! Loving that fabric line, but haven't bought any. And what a sweet wish :)

    And girl - you are so adorable! Lovin' the cardigan - and who cares if you have mum jeans on ;) they are comfy right?

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  2. I did think of that! Hey I'm a mum, I wear jeans, mum jeans on me too! Your mug rug is gorgeous, just great fun! x Love to all the mum jeans wearers

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  3. gorgeous sweater!!! i love the fabric used in that mug rug!!!

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  4. Such a great mug rug. I'm hosting a swap at my blog right now. The participants are already matched, but you might want to keep track when they start posting their completed mats on my Flickr link. The post today is about the swap with a link to the new Flickr group. Yours is really wonderful! I was born in the UK, so I have a soft spot for this one.
    Have a great week.
    xoxo
    Donna

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  5. You are too adorable Lynne!!! I would never know that you bought a sweater at the supermarket. Mine don't sell sweaters. lol.

    And the mug rug is gorgeous! And I need to get to work on making my prayer for Kendra and her daughter and send the fabric! To do...to do.. to do... so many things!

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  6. That mug rug is fabulous - is there a picture on flickr - how did I miss it? Hmm wish I was your partner in the scrappy mug rug swap because I'd love to receive that.

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  7. That is the bestest union jack mug rug, the utterly sweetest wish for Kendra's future daughter and a perfectly bitchin' new cardy! hehe. (if you catch my drift). So nice to see you here, now I can picture you when I'm emailing in the middle of the night and you're sipping coffee in your new cardy.

    Hey, did you do that lettering on the wish card by hand???!!! It's beautiful!

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  8. Lovely to see what you look like :) fab cardi! Gorgeous mug rug, I need one like that ;) And cute card for Kendra's expectant arrival.

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  9. So nice to see an actual picture of you, Lynne!! How lucky are you being able to buy clothes in the supermarket? Now that's multi-tasking. And there's nothing wrong with mum jeans. At all.
    I love your mug rug and the beautiful card for Kendra.

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  10. Great mug rug and sweater! The supermarket huh? They don't do that around here, too bad 'cuz i'm pretty sure that market logic would fly pretty well here :)

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  11. I don't know if it's intentional but I like the circle plate for your cookies and the x marks the spot for your mug.

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  12. Great mug rug Lynne- so YOU! And your fabric and card for Kendra are just SO perfect! Love the cardi too - you will need to think how you might serve it up for dinner when you have finished wearing it - it is 'food' after all!!

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  13. The fabrics in this post are fabulous. i adore your mug rug and, being British, am not a little envious of it!!

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  14. I love your mug rug. Fantastic.

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  15. hahaha! you are to cute! love the mug rug! the supermarket sweater is a hoot... really? you can buy clothes in the market? hehe... how would that convo go with hubby? ...
    What honey? I didn't go clothes shopping. this old thing? I bought it next to the canned peaches!

    really? you can buy clothes in the market? what a hoot.

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  16. There's no way you wear mum jeans - you look way too cool :-) I keep forgetting it's your blog when I click over on Google Reader - but I do love the wonderful new header. That mug rug is too cute and i need to find some type of hula fabric to send Kendra...

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  17. Cool mug rug!it's nice to see the Union Jack. I love your new stylish logo but it is a little strange not seeing the UJ everywhere. Love the photos of you!!The picture of you I had in my head was the lady walking a hedgie! weird huh?

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  18. Definitely a very "Lynne" mugrug. I love it - and here's to buying cardis at the market!

    Your wish is perfect and lovely, and wonderfully complements the fabric you chose for the charm.

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  19. Lovely house, what part of the world do you live in?

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  20. Love the way you presented your wish. so sweet!

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  21. Shouldn't the title of those photos also be 'does my bum look big in this fabulous cardi'? Not that we can see your bum. Great cardi though and fab mug thingy.

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  22. How lovely to see a photo of you at last! I was beginning to think you had 2 heads - but no instead you are gorgeous! xx

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  23. Adorable mug rug! I have yet to get my hands on this amazing fabric. Soon, very soon!! Loved seeing the photos of you too. That rationale is great, I will need to remember it next time I need clothes!!

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  24. Everytime I come home with a new sweater my husband always asks, "Did you buy that at the grocery store?" Seriously, what's wrong with that? But then again he thinks EVERY pair of jeans I wear are mom or teacher jeans. I like clothes shopping at the grocery store!

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  25. Oh Lynne how kind of you to have made me such a beautiful mug rug. I'll love it always. It is really for me isn't it not for you? :)

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  26. Hi Lynne just found you which is great, because I have been frustrated of late with the lack of UK patchworkers.

    I am so fed up of how expensive fabrics are in this country!!

    Clare

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  27. closest my supermarket gets to cardigans is a bumper pack of J-cloths ...

    yours is lovely and very trendy Lynne!

    Love that mug rug too ... gorgeous :)

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  28. I am also a "mum jeans" wearer and LOVE the cardigan. I wish I had a supermarket near me that sold fab clothes like that.





    And I suppose the quilting stuff is okish too.

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  29. Clearly sweetie you don't need my help...this looks great..your mug rug..you shooting your pics...way cool...and I love your blog and button..well everything..

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  30. youre so funny lynne. cute cardi and who would have thought you could pick one up in a grocery!
    sweet choice of fabric for the baby quilt.

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