Friday, October 9, 2009

Hug swap beauties!

My mailman visited this morning with an envelope for me that had flown all the way from USA! This could only mean one thing... my hug swap had arrived! Yippee! How exciting!!

When I opened the envelope I was absolutely blown away by the beauty of my mug hug and mug mat, so expertly made by the lovely Marj of Eclectic Quilts.

Have you visited Marj's blog? Oh wow - this lady is an amazing quilter! And as you can see by these gorgeous gifts, she is so very clever at piecing fabrics as well. I couldn't even begin to work out how it had been done, but I can see it would have taken time, patience, a lot of love and a lot of skill! So Marj {{{thank you}}} from the bottom of my heart!

Marj and I both share the same favourite colour - blue! I was so thrilled to discover that this morning, as this is what I sent her:

If you haven't already downloaded my angel dreams stitchery design, please feel free to do so and use it for your personal use. The button is on my sidebar. If you do, please email me with your photos of your creations - I'd love to see them!

On a final note, I just want to share this one last photo with you of my mug-hug. I decided it should hug my collection of prismacolour pencils - dare I spill any of my tea on it! As you can see, it goes perfectly with my desk and with the screen saver I have on my monitor at the moment! Notice how the shadow of the pencils echoes the shape of the palm tree leaves in the screen saver picture? I thought that was really cute!

Love and HUGS to all! Vikki x


Simone de Klerk said...

Lucky you and lucky receiver of you swap! Great!

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

Lovely goodies swapped and received! Nothing quite beats handmade treats in the mail.

Sue said...

What a great Mug's so very different from any I've seen.
Lucky you.

Vicki ♥ said...

I love them Vikki and I love what you made also :) hugs

Maggi said...

A gorgeous Mug hug and a great way to use it. I love yours too.

Carin said...

Wow that is beautiful! Yours is just as lovely.

Allie said...

WOW. That's amazing! I love both the one you recieved and the one you sent!
I have that same pic on my screensaver, lol - over 300 tropical beach pictures that change every 5 seconds. And I used my mug hug for my pencil cup too, and hung my hug mat on the wall! They're safe from any spills now!

Kerryanne @ Shabby Art Boutique said...

Love the mug hug Marj sent you Vikki. The one you sent Marj is gorgeous too. What a lovely swap!
Hugs ~ Kerryanne

PS - I have the same screen saver... LOL

Marj said...

Just wanted to wanted to stop by and say thanks again, my little angels are beautiful. I'm glad the flowers match your computer area so well, who coud have known. Hugs from the USA.

DAWNIE said...

Yes this was a great swap. A lovely one you have received and also done.

Kathy Raker said...

They are both beautiful! Do you think Marj's was paper pieced?

I Purr-Furr to Craft said...

what a great idea, and your use of the mug is lovely

Kim D. said...

Both are adorable MUG HUGS, and looks like you had fun making your angel.

Judith Tetley said...

Oh what a lovely post Vikki....I think you are going to "fly" with the free motion quilting. The mug hugs are gorgeous and I love the idea of surrending yours to your pretty pencils. Thanks for the link to the cute cookie cutters...think I will invest in some of those.
Many Blessings
From Judith
p.s. don't be hard on yourself, you need time to explore your talents as well as be a partner, mother and friend and.......a little lowering of your standards in housework and cooking will only be noticed by you!


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