Sunday, April 21, 2013

It's Been a While

Yes it has!!  It's not one particular thing that has kept me away...just life I guess.
Catching up after Easter took a lot out of me. I've been doing  some sewing, and spending time watching Grands activities (my favorite pastime).  

I love this time of year. It's warming up, but not too warm to enjoy the outdoors.
I've done a little gardening (because I only have a little garden) and I love sitting outside where I can see my flowers (and the Grands) as I do handwork, bible study, flip through a magazine, Pin, or my latest obsession...playing Scrabble on my I-Phone.

This morning I took my coffee out to my favorite little red iron table and chairs. I just had to take my April Mug Rug out with me. It looks so cute with my table and chairs.

Because the little ones have been obsessed with Lady Bugs the last couple of weeks, I decided to make April's Mug Rug with a Lady Bug.

These are in no particular order. Just kept on snapping.
I hand appliqued the Ladybug and flower using buttonhole stitches.
This one has prairie points. I haven't done those for a long time...but just like riding a all came back.

I had several fabrics lined up to decide which one I liked best, when Emmy came in and ohh'd and ahh'd over the cute Ladybug.  I showed her the different fabrics I was thinking about for the side opposite the Lady bug. I asked her which one she liked and she said "Oh Mamaw, use the red!" Yes she's only 3 and she was so right. It had to be the red.

I took lots of pictures of my flowers today, but am saving them for another post.
It's way past my bedtime.

God is Good!!
Life is Good!!


Suzanne said...

Your little mug rugs are so cute Beverly. I really think you should put all twelve into a book. I know I'm not the only one who would love a pattern! Great photos BTW.

Linda said...

That ladybug mat is just too are so creative!! What a happy way to enjoy your coffee...outside with the sun and an adorable little mat! Perfect! Have a wonderful week!!

Nancy B said...

Love those mug rugs!

Happy Sewing!

Susy said...

Every Mug Rug you make is a masterpiece, but this one is sew darn CUTE!

How can we be so busy when we don't have a job! (**

love, hugs, and blessings!