Sunday, July 14

A gift for Luna's teacher

Together with Luna I made this sweet mug rug for her teacher's birthday this Wednesday. Luna did the Hedgehog embroidery and has worked on and off on her project for a couple of months at least. I think she did a great job!

The cute pattern is from Sublime Stitching and most of the floss she used is from Sublime Stitching too.  I added the wonky star block and thought the handwriting fabric I used for the star was especially nice for a teacher's gift. And not just the star is wonky: the free motion 'leaves' around the hedgehog came out not quite as perfect as I had planned. ;)

The backing fabric is one I scored at the 'ugly' fabric swap at the Double Dutch Quilt meeting I attended recently.  Obviously it's not ugly at all but I know it's former owner did not know what to do with it and I'm glad I could put it to good use now.

Moving on to the winner of the Three Kitchen Fairies hexagon templates. The Random Generator has chosen Sue Vaughan as winner. Congratulations! I hope you will enjoy Paloma's hexagon templates as much as I do. Sue, I will pass your e-mail address on to Paloma and she will contact you for your address etc. Many thanks to all who entered and please consider buying a pack of hexagons in Paloma's shop.

I have a busy week ahead with an interesting commission that needs my full attention and traveling to London this Friday. Eeep!


  1. Oh, by mere coincidence I'm embroidering a hedgehog today :)
    But Luna's one is the cutest!!!

  2. The mug rug is adorable! Luna did a fabulous job.

  3. Such a fantastic gift! She did some beautiful work.

  4. What a beautiful, thoughtful gift, no doubt it will be cherished forever! Chrissie x

  5. What a gorgeous gift Nicole! I had hoped to make mug rugs for my daughter's teachers & TAs but in the end I ran out of time making mug rugs for my sample swap. John Lewis to the rescue! Your & Luna's little hedgehog rug is just lovely x

  6. Lucky teacher.

    I was teaching foundation piecing to a hen party yesterday and I was talking cross stitch to the bride and she reads your blog. So two avid readers from jersey. :) See you on Friday.

  7. Thank you all for your lovely comments! :)

  8. I have just caught up on the blogs I follow and have just noticed that I won your giveaway!! What a super surprise. Paloma has just emailed me also. Thank you so much x Love love that mug x Sue x


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