Saturday, December 29, 2012

A morning of fun......

I don't usually sew until late afternoon and sometimes not until evening.  Yesterday I went into the studio right after breakfast and started playing with my scraps again, more mug rug starts.  The first 2 were more like a crazy patch with some chunks, not just strips like the previous ones shown on yesterday's post.
The next 4 had striped centers.
The last 2 fall into miscellaneous categories since I was running low on scraps.  What I didn't know was there was another small bag of small scraps in the bottom of the Kaffe scrap bin.  By that time I decided I was done playing so there are scraps waiting for the next time I am inspired.
Here is the whole dozen mug rug starts.  The smallest side on any of them is 7.25" and the largest side is 11.5".
Today is the memorial service for a dear friend.  She was the leader of our church sewing circle and she used to work at the hospital where we donate the preemie layettes that we make.  She was always there for anyone who needed a ride or a pair of slacks hemmed and many, many other things.  I shared plants with her since she didn't let her cancer treatments interfere with her gardening.  I will really miss her.

24 comments:

Sewing Junkie said...

Sad to loose a friend, but you have the memories of the times together.
Looks like your daughter will have a variety of mug rugs for her gallery. Have fun with them Chris

HollyM said...

I'm so sorry about your friend, Wanda. You will miss her and it sounds like you will hold her in your heart for a long time.

Gene Black said...

Peace to you, my friend

suemac said...

You have me inspired to do something with my scraps. My scrap pile is in need of sorting. Sorry about your friend.

Mary said...

Few things in life or more precious than a friend. I am so sorry you lost one of yours. The mug rug starts are fabulous. Thanks for sharing the inspiration.

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

sad loosing a friend - it is always hard.

Taos Sunflower said...

I'm sorry about your friend, Wanda.

Elaine said...

Sounds like sewing in the morning was just what you needed to do. So sorry about your loss-so thankful for eternity. Loved the designs in the rugs-think the chunky were my favorites. did I fix my no respond post problem? I am new to this so can't tell.

Quiltdivajulie said...

Sending hugs from TN for the loss of your friend.

What glorious starts for these mug rugs - truly joyful!

Mimi said...

I am sure your friend would be pleased to be remembered in your blog. May you remember the special times you spent with her in every day life.

cajunquilter said...

so sorry for your loss.

love the mug rugs!

kadyb said...

Sorry for your loss, Wanda. She sounds like a great lady and a good friend.

I too love all the mug rugs. What good therapy.

Take care.

Needled Mom said...

You will miss your dear friend. Hopefully, the wonderful memories of her will bring smiles to your face during those hard times.

Your scraps look fantastic!

Laura T said...

So sorry to hear about your friend. It sounds like you have many great memories that will bring you comfort.
LauraT

JJM said...

You designed your scraps into grand pieces of art. Fun to see you were 'on a roll'.

It has been a very sad year for loosing loved ones and dear friends for so many of us. We are in that age group now and I do not like it. Your friend sounded like a lovely compassionate lady.

J~MT

Muddling Through said...

More miniature art works in the making! They are all so pretty. And I'm sorry you lost a friend, but you now have more treasure in heaven.

Angel and Kirby said...

I am so sorry you lost a friend. It is always hard, but seems more sad during the holiday season. I like the mug rugs.

O'Quilts said...

Good thing you had some fun today..and that is my favorite kind of fun...with your friend dying and all...It is true that it is our age group, but that does not make it better. Sending hugs from Charlotte.

Barbara Strobel Lardon said...

Very sorry about the loss of your friends. I pray each day that a cure for cancer is found soon because we all have lost so many loved ones due to its uglyness.

You mug rugs are gorgeous. Those kaffe fabrics really make gorgeous blocks.

Glady said...

It sounds like your friend was a very special person. I'm sorry for your loss. Your post is inspiring me to do more mug rugs . . . and treasure my friends.

Nifty Quilts said...

Your scrappy mug rugs are wonderful! I love the way you've combined light and dark. Same for your log cabin. Very sorry to hear about your friend.

Sheila said...

I was sorry to hear about your good friend.
Your mug rugs are awesome. Beautiful! Love them.

GerryART said...

What a glorious dozen 0' mug rugs!!!!

Fantastically brilliant colors !

Holiday hugs

Carol E. said...

So sorry about the loss of your friend. She sounds like a wonderful person. Glad you had her in your life.