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Saturday, January 7, 2012

A Year In Rugs

 Here's the deal.  I came up with this crazy idea and collaborated with a "partner in crime" (Jacqueline over at Handmade With Love) and we decided we would like to have a bunch of us get together and have a "holiday mug rug swap" which means starting with Valentines Day through Christmas of this year you will make a mug rug for a new partner for each of the holidays listed below. We will send out a news blip to tell you who your partner is for each Holiday and will post the details here as well without revealing who has who for the holiday.
February:   Valentines Day    Mail Feb. 7th
March:    St. Patrick's Day  March 7th
April:  Easter or April Showers  Mail April 7th
May-June      Take a break
July: Independence Day/4th of July  Mail June 28th
August:  Take a break
September: Back to School or Labor Day or End of Summer (your choice) Mail September 7th
October:  Halloween  Mail October 7th
November:  My Birthday you all have to send me one ( jk :p) Thanksgiving  Mail November 7th
December:  Christmas or Winter Time  Mail December 7th     
Birthdays:  ??   Let me know if you are interested in this aspect and when your birthday is

We think if we all hurry and sign up we can get this done in time to get to your partner for Valentines Day.  That means you have to ship it on February 7th to arrive in time in the US.  If you are interested get with Jeanne or Jacqueline before next week Tuesday the 10th and we will have your partner's name to you on Wednesday.

So you can sign up here or over on Jacqueline's blog Handmade With Love  It is all for the fun of getting a sweet "gifty" from someone new 8 or 9 times a year!!!!

The Guidelines
1.   Make one mug rug to send to your secret person. (finish at approximately 10″x6″)
2.   Use the appropriate Holiday theme.
3.   Use 100% cotton. (Batting/filler optional), quilted, and bound securely (no raw or zig-zagging or serging the edges).
4.   Can be pieced, appliqued, embroidered.
5.   Must be washable.
6.   Label or write on the back:  To: partners name   From:  your name   Date:  (Example) Valentines Day 2012  or February 14, 2012 (using the appropriate holiday). 
7.   Last day to sign up is Tuesday Jan. 10th.
8.   Add pictures of WIP to Flickr account but don't disclose your swap-pee's partners name.  (I love that "swap-pees" LOL)
9. Mail it out on the stated date,  NO LATER or they might not get it.

****Anyone not able to meet the shipping deadline needs to actively communicate around this - lack of communication will cause one to not be welcome to participate in any other of either of our swaps for the rest of this year.****


  1. Are you open to international. Although we don't celebrate thanksgiving we do celebrate the Queen's birthday in June.
    I would love to be involved but I am not sure about the postage costs/times to the US.

  2. Hi Jeanne, I'm totally in! My birthday is July 7th!! Thanks so much - this is going to be super fun!

  3. Mary is in, Mhairi is in and Michelle is in. That is 3 from my blog. I will check with Jacqueline in a bit for her count. Tell your friends, today is the day they need to sign up. This will be so much fun. 8 holidays with a gift from 8 different new friends. WoW!

  4. Mhairi and Mary, are you two in for the birthday part? Getting ready to do the secret name game. :)

  5. I am happy to do the birthday bit. Mine is June 18 - that kind of mucks up the rest month. I am happy either way.
    For interests sake that is Paul McCartney birthday too! (Not that he would be joining a mug swap) :(

  6. We will begin the Year in Rugs next Wednesday when you get your name for the Valentines Day Mug Rug only. Next month a new name for you to make for. :)

  7. Kitty Pearl from blog Road Home Quilting is joining us in March!

  8. This is a super swap plan! Can't wait for March :)

  9. I am coming from Needled Mom's blogsite and heard it is still not too late to join this swap, If so I would love to participate!

  10. Oh, cool. I would love to participate if it's not too late.


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