I remember seeing and loving some mugs with matching mug rugs hooked by various members of a group, and displayed one year at the annual. I’ve searched through all my photos, and I either didn’t take pictures of them, or they didn’t turn out.
That’s a long winded way to introduce my next little project…..making mug rugs for three relatives whose combined birthdays I’ll be attending at the end of the month.
My first chore was to find suitable mugs with decorations that I could use as the basis of the hooking. Two are men, so that cut out all the flowery feminine mugs . I spent a long time browsing in our local Hallmark Store and came up with these three.
They’re so nicely packed, I’ve just shown the boxes…which show what is on each mug.
I started with the easiest one…..(not pressed yet so it’s still a bit wonky)
I know Luise Bishop has taught how to hook a plaid, and when I get it down, I’ll share it here. (I think it involves graph paper, and hooking both horizontally and vertically)
I haven’t started the third one yet.
I’ve been remiss in posting lately. I didn’t forget my camera at R.U.G…. I FORGOT TO GO!
Actually I’ve been enjoying a visit from my son and his girlfriend from Calgary, a lovely family Thanksgiving, and spectacular fall weather.My son’s girlfriend is a glass artist, and gave me these six wonderful hand blown tumblers.
Each is unique and I treasure them all.
Well I also have to admit that another distraction has been a lot of nail biting and cheering while watching the Blue Jays!
….and with views like this at the end of the street, it’s hard to concentrate on hooking.
Thanks for stopping by.