There are rules concerning swaps. Not written in stone rules, just courtesy ones. Join up only if you are going to contribute. If you have to drop out give the hostess of the swap lots of notice. Don't think you aren't good enough to participate. I've never received anything I didn't like. Remember always -- everyone's abilities are different, but they are giving their all.
This time it was a mug rug swap. These are new to me, but heck I'll try anything once. If its good, I'll do it again. The deadline is February 14th for the mug rug to be at your muggees! That means minewent out the day after deadline which was January 18th. I got my name the day before.
What to do? I had a ga-zillion ideas. Then I received from Scrapbooks etc., an email and this was my choice.
I went up to Michaels and bought some supplies. I bought beads in various colours for the sprinkles on the icing, and I bought ribbon! In the scrapbooking section they have a great variety of things that can be adapted to quilting.
fusible fleece I bought at Christmas for the table runners. Regardless of how often you wash placemats, table runners, etc., it doesn't loose its shape. I opted for this.
I fused it down and then got to work. How to make that cupcake holder look crimped? Ah-ha. I folded it like a fan (remember those from when we were kids?) and then I gave it a blast of steam
Ta-da, here it is...................
Oh, sorry, wrong side.
Along with our mug rug, we have been asked to send a recipe. I'm giving them my recipe for Ginger Mounds. My friend, Jan, who now lives in Newfoundland, gave me this recipe many, many years ago when we lived in a townhouse complex in Clarkson. Enjoy them. They are absolutely delicious.
A very special thank you to Susan for organizing the swap. We all appreciate it.
Next swap is a trivet. Wait til you see what I've chosen. Knock your socks off!