January 19, 2011

Join The Mug Mat Swap...

Thanks for all your comments about the Mug Mat Swap. I've decided that I'm going to host the swap to begin February 1st, with all mats to be received by February 14th...Valentine's Day.

I will do a tutorial on how I create my mug mats over the weekend. They're really simple to make, and I love adding trim and embellishments (that won't tip over mugs, of course!). They only take me about an hour and a half to make now, so this really isn't a huge project. Of course, you can use a different design (perhaps a mini four-patch on one end?), to make your mat unique. Don't feel like you have to style them just like mine.

With all that in mind, please send me an email (dliljegren@brynwoodneedleworks.com) and put "Mug Mat Swap" in the subject line if you're interested in participating. Also, tell me your favorite color, please. I'll pass that along to your swap partner. I'll play, too, so one participant will have me as a partner. Please respond as soon as possible and I'll place a list of participants in my sidebar. (If you already responded in an email, I've added your name. If I've missed your name, please send me another message so I don't miss you.)
I've made a button that you can use on your blog to show your participation in the swap, too. Feel free to grab it and post it in your sidebar, linking back here. So, girlfriends...Let's get the party started! Email your name and blog name to me and I'll add your name (which will link back to your blog) into my sidebar.
I finished the Pure Table Quilt piecing today, put the backing together, and then immediately got in the Explorer to take it to Kathy at Sandy's Quilt Shop. Of course, Kes and Fezzik rode along. Dogs love trucks, you know. (Well, in this case, SUVs.) I promise to show you the finished quilt as soon as it's back and bound.

Fezzik has been working on his post for tomorrow, too, so you'll want to stop back to see the adorable photos he's uploaded to share.


  1. Wonderful swap idea - I would join but I have never made a mug mat & am afraid of the result -
    Your turned out beautifully !!!!

  2. Hi Donna...aren't you the cutest with your corgies on your picture!

    corgies are so cute!!
    always nice to see you stop by the farm Donna - it means a lot that you take the time to stop by and always leave me such wonderful comments.....thank you.

    Anne Marie

  3. I've never made a mug mat, donna, but it would be a nice challenge! I wait for your tutorial and then I'll decide to participate or not. If overseas bloggers are accepted, of course. Have a sparkling day, Clara.

  4. If I had time I would, but...ya know how that goes.
    I can't wait to see your pure quilt finished.
    I'll be back to visit my Fezzie boy tomorrow!
    xx, shell

  5. Oh yes Dee, count me in!!! They are just adorable!

  6. I have never made a mug mat but that won't stop me from joining in! I know you are a good teacher and with the upcoming tutorial I will be able to complete the task! Awaiting the tutorial and the Friday post from my Fezzie love.

  7. Donna,
    I'm looking forward to reading your tutorial! I'm definately going to try making this mat!

  8. I've never made a mug mat, but I guess since I've made a couple of quilts I should be able to handle this. I think I might like to do the swap also.
    I will email you.


  9. How fun! I hope you get lots of participants. :) Theresa

  10. Sounds like fun, count me in.

  11. I have never made a mug mat either...what a fun swap idea..

    love your table wuilt...coming along so beautiful.... are you making matching mug mats for it or placemats...

  12. You can count me in but I can't ship out of U S..The town I live in is very rural and they mess up sometimes on my mail going to U S...I wouldn't trust them to try mailing overseas :)

  13. Sorry I cannot participate Donna! Your tutorial is very clear and helpful, but I think I don't have enough time. Maybe next time, Clara.

  14. what a wonderful and inspiring blog...just found you via Carol at Serendipity! Glad I did and will pass it on to my mom and sis (they're the sewers/not me) I may be joining the mug mat swap, that's such a great idea and I could use one for my desk!! Love your pet photos, my pets and I will be following along!

  15. Can I still be in the swap for the mug matt ?
    Laura lquaglia@srtcom


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