March 14, 2011

More Needle Dancing...

Peace Lily Mug Mat
I played in the studio on Saturday. I just couldn't help making more mug mats! Scraps from the Flying Cloud quilts, for the Peace Lily mug mat...
Coffee Break Mug Mat
...bits of this and snippets of that.
Vintage laces and printed twill tapes...
Birds of a Feather Mug Mat
beautiful hand-drawn artwork from other talented hands...
Nesting Mug Mat
...and the occasional image printed onto cotton fabric. Then, I top it all off with the meandering quilting that I like to call "needle dancing". All these things gathered together as I spend the day joyfully turning fabric scraps into heartfelt gifts.

I think that I've finally fine-tuned my own design style for my mats now. I hope that when you look at one of my pieces, you'll be able to say, "Yes. I can tell that Donna made that one."

How did you spend your weekend? I'm working on creating just the perfect giveaway gifts for my Second Blog Birthday. Be sure to come back tomorrow to find out all about it!

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Holloway Family said...

You do amazing work, I am in awe of you and so jealous too!

I spent my weekend grocery shopping on Saturday, church on Sunday, and in between those two major events cross stitching and crocheting! We had a rough week last week, gravity was our enemy for my Kaitlyn and I, so we had to spend a lot of time (Thursday through Sunday) resting as much as possible so that we could deal with another week. We hope gravity will be our friend this week. ;0)

Pam in Brussels, Belgium

Carol at Serendipity said...

Good morning!

Mug mats are gorgeous. I still haven't turned the machine. Hope to stay in jammies and sew all day Wednesday!

Carol

Suzann said...

soooo pretty! I'm so envious that you got to create something over the weekend. I got to spend 2 days at my daughter's cheerleading competition. Fun, exciting, and exhausting.

Sherri said...

Donna, I love your new mug mats-just gorgeous!! I spent the weekend cleaning the house on Saturday and my garden. Sunday John and I went to the Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden to see the Orchid Extravaganza! It is was just gorgeous!!

Jan M said...

Each mug mat is gorgeous! Great way to spend a weekend.
Saturday was spent working at the store. Sunday found me working in the yard. Today finds me sore!
Have a wonderful week!

Vintage Sandy said...

Donna, these mug mats are beautiful have a great day dear friend and Happy Sewing, Quilting or whatever!!
xoxo

Deb said...

Your mug rugs are fantastic Donna!

I didn't get anything creative done this weekend. :o( Maybe during the week while everyone is off at school and work.

Jillayne said...

Oh yes, you definitely have a signature style and it's present in all your work, not just your lovely little mats.
Your quilting is so perfectly neat and almost tailored in it's execution, and the needlework is always the same - from the colour choices to the right embellishment or detail, they all speak of you.
And I love that term "Needle Dancing" - love it!

Createology said...

Your style Donna is always so elegant...in everything you say and do. These mats are exquisite in every detail. You amaze me with all you accomplish in a day. I merely grocery shopped, cleaned the house, did some yard clean up and turned the clocks forward. Yay for more evening daylight. Happy week ahead...

Mary said...

Donna, I think I would be able to recognize your mug mats from anywhere ! Have a great day...

MosaicMagpie said...

You do have a signature style and it is beautiful! Lovely mats you have created here.
Deb

Sharon said...

Donna,

Your mug mats are beautiful! I love the one with the bird's nest on it.

I mailed your package today by priority. You should get it by Wednesday.

Michelle May (Shell) said...

Indeed, I can spot Donna style anywhere in blogland! :)
xx, shell

Faerie Moon Creations said...

I love them all! They are really very elegant. :) You have such a magic touch! Theresa

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