Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Another day in Paradise.......

 It was my Birthday on Monday, and every year as I receive Birthday wishes from friends via email, phone, mail and in person I give thanks for my friends. I share this day with a very special little girl named Scarlet, whose Grandma Carla happens to work for me. 
A special gift from a special friend!
One very special friend surprised me with a lovely mug rug, mug, and the means to fill it. This mug rug is big enough to hold your coffee/tea/beverage of choice and a muffin or cookie.  

These mug rugs are easy! You can make your own!
Or maybe one for a special friend!

Linda has a great tutorial on her blog so that you can make your own. 
See that lovely bright quilt in the background? That is our new Block of the Month, The New Vintage. 
We've used Kate Spain's line Terrain for Moda and This and That's Block of the Month patterns, Vintage Memories for this must have, new vintage, slightly retro, quilt. 

Working hard on getting the sample done.

I loved the blocks as we were piecing them. Thanks Linda for the help!

Getting closer!
All the blocks are done.

Only the borders to go.....getting so excited.

Borders are on and the top is ready for Linda!
Tada! I absolutely LOVE this quilt. 


Here are a couple of close-ups!

Now for the quilting.............................

Thanks Starbucks for my free Birthday drink!
Can you say "Grande Mocha Frappucino in a Venti cup with extra whip"?
It was that kind of a day!
 The day was complete with my special birthday drink from Starbucks. My mug rug is on my desk waiting for the next drink and treat.

Have a great day everyday!