Some of you may know about the Scrappy Mug Rug swap going on in flickr land (I think they're going to do another round for the holidays if you're interested). (This is the one I made for my partner)
While I was going to town to pick up the car, Mom and I went to a thrift shop... and I found this pretty little cup.
I've always known I liked the Pyrexy/milk glass mugs and cups, so I decided to start collecting them (and I might have been given a little encouragement here.)
Of course I had to make my new cup a mug rug.
If you look closely, you'll notice my cross stitches are uneven, and I switched from embroidery floss to perle cotton (thus the discrepancy in french knot sizes)...but it's folksy, and I like it.
The inspiration came from the cup (obviously), and Mandy's placemats she made a little while back.
My facebook status on Friday read "I need to finish a quilt this weekend... that is my goal."
I didn't quite get it finished, but considering Mr. Jay was working all weekend (harvest time around these parts), I think it was pretty good to put the last of my basting pins in by 10 pm last night (basting absolutely can't be done while S-man is awake).
You say you want to see a sneak peek?
All right. But only a little section, not quilted yet, and from a funky angle...
(it's even better in person...and there's one thing almost crossed off the list)