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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) 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.