dinsdag 16 april 2013

April Showers Bloghop

Hooray, today it's my turn! along with these sweet ladies, please visite their blogs as you do my blog:

Cathi @ Quilt Obsession
Jane @ Jane's Fabrics and Quilts
Heidi @ Nutz4Redwork
Cherry @ Cherry'sPrairiePrimatives
Christine @ Quilt Monster in my Closet
Vickie @ More Stars in Comanche
Pauline @ Stekje  < you are here
Jan @ Jan's Art Friendzy
Nissa @ Nissa Made Stuff
Robin @ As Sweet As Peaches
Lyndsey @ Sew Many Yarns
Eleni - Guest Poster at Sew at Home Mummy


First I love to hug Mme Samm of Sew we quilt.com for beïng an adorable organiser of this bloghop, and her cheerleader Erin of Sew at Home Mummy , she does a wonderful job, can't tell it's her first time, thanks for making bloghopping so much fun!

These are my mug rugs, the first is a design of the talented Sindy Rodenmayer of Fat Cat Patterns - the design I chose was a freebee that came out with her stunning Fiesta design, it's not on her site anymore, but there is enough eyecandy left, if you don't know her, please visit her site, you will not be disappointed:
 I did it in bright colors and raw edge applique - the second mug rug I made was with churn dashes, the pattern is made by a lot of Dutch quilters at the moment, there has been a quilter Jeannet showing her quilts in quiltshop De Quilt Ster, the owner of the quiltshop made a little pattern to honour Jeannet, it's picked up by many of my friends and other Dutch quilters. I did't want to make the quilt, but liked to try a few smaller ones
For the third one I found a sweet free embroidery pattern on Wyldhare's Hollow  - I used the Anchor no. 4591 to embroider - earlier I won a give away of Thearica Burroughs of Crazy Quilting Supplies.com and was allowed to spend 25 dollar in her shop (yummie!), this embroidery thread was one of the things I picked. It stitches great, I enjoyed working with it
When I was attaching the binding I noticed that I was a bit too quick, I forgot all about the quilting! That was this weekend, I didn't find the courage to quilt it, was afraid I would ruin it being in a hurry *Ü* 
This is my little shower of mug rugs
I have one tip for you, if you like to enjoy your mug rug longer and keep it clean: spray it with impregnation spray for textile .(this tip I learned from my dear and talented friend Gina, you will meet her in the 'Say it with flowers' bloghop) LOL, I understand that it is not what you call it, you know it under the name: Scotchguard ( Thank you, Rina Mason)

You made it till the end of my show, how about a silly give away? When I read about the April Showers bloghop and jumped in, I decided to have a give away, but what would be a nice present to give - I could give a mug rug, but most of you made mug rugs, so you have your own. When I went shopping with my sister in the lovely city Alkmaar I saw in a window of a darling little shop (no website) some great Dutch hankerchiefs, I decided they would make a cute give away, they are great to blow your nose in, but also they make great material to use in a quilt project. Let me know if you want in and make a chance to win these hankies (you do not need to become a follower, the next post will be in Dutch again)
Thanks for visiting my blog, please visite the other blogs as well, the participants are all showing great creativity in their work and no one travels faster around the world like a bloghopper, you see blogs all over the world, don't forget to cheer them on, they are worth it!

I wish you a great day, happy quilting or crafting! Hope to see you again.
Oops, forgot to tell when I will pick a winner, that will be Saterday 20th of April *Ü*

103 opmerkingen:

  1. Fantastic job on your mug rugs! Thank you for sharing.

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  2. Your mug rugs are all wonderful and all so different! Beautiful work! Thanks for the chance at the wonderful giveaway!

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  3. Thay are all just wonderful - the Dutch girl is a delight (my heritage)and I love stitchery mixed with patchwork. Thank you for sharing and hosting a lovely give away.

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  4. Your mug rugs are eye candy-very pretty !

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  5. Je mugrugs zijn super leuk Pauline!

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  6. They are all lovely - and those hankies are beautiful too. Thanks for sharing.

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  7. Wat zijn je mug rugs mooi geworden. Mijn favoriet is die met de bloemapplicatie.

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  8. Lovely mug rugs... Would love to make a Dutch quilt

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    1. To celebrate your new Queen! (I am Argentinian)

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  9. Love them all. Thank you for sharing them with us. :)

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  10. Wat zijn je mug rugs mooi,Pauline! Jouw presentatie en verhaal zijn klasse!
    Groetjes,

    Jeanneke.

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  11. Ze zijn harstikke leuk en mooi gemaakt,die met de stitchery is zo schattig ..Toppie mugrug's:)
    fijne dag en de zon is er ook al bij..;)

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  12. A wonderful April shower of mug rugs, I have never seen those handkerchiefs before, they would be stunning in a quilt.

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  13. Deze reactie is verwijderd door de auteur.

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  14. What a lovely collection of mug rugs! I especially like your embroidery one. I might have to check out the pattern! Thanks for sharing!

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  15. Wat een leukerd zeg. Je hebt het druk gehad. Heel mooi.Heerlijk die nederlandse zakdoeken, blijf ze altijd mooi vinden.
    Groetjes Frederika

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  16. Love your mug rugs and the give away hankies are so sweet

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  17. such a great work Pauline, they are all little works of art!! have a great day and thank you for sharing!!

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  18. What lovely mug rugs. You did a beautiful job on all of them.

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  19. Your mug rugs are so beautiful with a wonderful touch and job. Thanks for sharing your creativity.
    Thanks for the wonderful give away.

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  20. Lots of work on your mug rug. They are great!!!!

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  21. Your mug rugs are fabulous and the Dutch hankerchiefs are beautiful! TIA! B-)

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  22. Love all of your mug rugs, especially the first flower one! Thanks for sharing and thanks for the kerchief giveaway..they are lovely too!

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  23. Your mug rugs are really awesome! All of them! Would love to win the kerchiefs!

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  24. You made some beautiful mug rugs...nice detail. I would love to be entered in your giveaway if possible. I am in Canada though.

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  25. OHHHH Pauline...what a delicious setting for your mug rugs...oh my as sweet as your goodies on the tray...your photos were done very well too...such inspiration

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  26. Your mug rugs are wonderful. Lovely patterns and colors! Thank you for sharing.

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  27. Lovely mug rugs. I especially love the one with the girl: So sweet! Cute handkerchiefs too!

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  28. Your little churn dash rug just speaks to my heart, both of them are nicely done. Dutch hankerchiefs is a unique and very nice giveaway, thanks for your generousity. Jane

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  29. Thanks for sharing your lovely designs. The churn dash is very fun!

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  30. I love the churn dash, and the embroidery - ok, I love them all. Thank you for sharing!

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  31. Love all the mug rugs, especially churn dash. The Dutch handkerchief is beautiful!

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  32. How different each mug rug is, encompassing several facets of quilt making and where your talents and interests lie. I think the churn dash might be my favorite.

    Your handkerchiefs are far too lovely to be used in the normal manner. THX for the opportunity to see them in person.

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  33. Je geborduurde mugrug is super mooi :). Leuke bloghop.
    De zakdoeken zijn leuk voor hartjes ;)

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  34. Beautiful mug rugs! Those handkerchiefs are beautiful too, but who would want to use them to blow their nose?

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  35. I loved your mug rugs. They are all beautiful. And I love the hankies as well. A friend of mine brought me fabric from Norway last year and I am still afraid to cut into it. It is so beautiful! I would love a chance to win your hankies

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  36. What absolutely beautiful mug rugs! I love those little churn dash blocks, but that embroidered girl is just gorgeous! Very well done!

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  37. Your mug rugs are just lovely. I especially love the little girl. Nice job on all of them.

    What sort of spray do you use to protect them?

    I would love to win one of the pretty kerchiefs. Please add my name.

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  38. I love all your mug rugs. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  39. Beautiful mug rugs. Thank you for the chance to enter to hanki giveaway. What unique giveaway. Would love to win. I love reds, blacks& whites. They would be very much loved here.

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  40. Pauline, such stunning mug rugs! All of them are fantastic! The embroidered girl is beautiful! Thanks for participating and inspiring us! I'd love to be included in the giveaway, thanks so much for the offer!

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  41. I love your mug rugs, very sweet. The embroidery work is beautiful. I would love to win those gorgeous hankies, what a treat! From California, thanks for sharing.

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  42. Love the mug rugs and the hankies. Thanks for sharing and for the opportunity on the draw.
    bonnielarson58@gmail.com

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  43. I love learning from bloggers around the world! The Netherlands has always been a favorite place in our family ... my dad lived there for a couple of years in the late 60's and taught us to pray and sing Christmas carols in Dutch. ANYWAY ... love those mug rugs. Especially the churn dash. I'm saving that for future reference. THANKS!

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  44. Your mug rugs are awesome... can't decide which one I love best! Thanks for sharing in the hop!!

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  45. What a great job you did with your mug rugs. I like them all. And yes, I would like the chance to win a pretty handkerchief.

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  46. Fabulous mug rugs! I especially love the tiny churn dash blocks - it's one of my favourite blocks!
    Thank you for sharing!

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  47. Pauline, your mug rugs are beautiful-the design, the stitching, everything!Great job. Thank you so much for sharing.(would love to be counted in the giveaway)

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  48. I loved all of your mug rugs and I especially enjoyed reading too, about the designers! THe idea of Dutch handkerchiefs is wonderful!

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  49. I love your stitching but I HAVE to ask...WHAT is "impregnation" spray????? That is NOT something I'm familiar with??
    Gmama Jane

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  50. They are all equally beautiful! I do however favor the redwork one:) That is a weakness of mine:) Oh I have more :)
    Thanks!!!

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  51. Your mug rugs are stunning...such little churn dashes, and the bright colors are perfect for springtime! I'd love to win a pretty hankie!

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  52. lovely! I really like the churn dash mug rug also!

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  53. I love the way you echoed the churn dash in your quilting. Thank you for sharing! pbstrand@msn.com

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  54. You did a great job on your beautiful mug rug!!! And YES! I would love a chance to win your handkerchiefs!

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  55. Such cute mug rugs! I really love thefirstone and it's bright design. Is the spray similar to Scotchguard? Thanks for the chance to win the hankies.

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  56. Lovely mug rugs and the setting is great!

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  57. Lovely mug rugs. Great embrodiery work. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  58. You made some lovely mug rugs. I wish you can use it many good cups of coffee (or tea perhaps).

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  59. I just love that embroidered one! And thanks for the tip about the spray!

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  60. Adorable mug rugs and I would LOVE to win those pretty handkerchiefs.

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  61. Je mugrugs zijn geweldig geworden! De bovenste is mijn favoriet, maar de anderen mogen er ook wezen! Je hebt een originele give-away gekozen!

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  62. Pauline,
    Your mug rugs are beautiful! Great idea about using Scotchguard! :)
    Beulah

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  63. I'm getting so many ideas for mug rugs. I love your little churn dash mug rug. Thanks for sharing.

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  64. All 3 of your mug rugs are beautiful! Such a nice variety from one to the next. :)

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  65. Wow - a lot of potential in those hankies - would love to win them!

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  66. would love to win great mug rugs thanks

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  67. Lovely mug rugs. You did some fantastic work. Thanks for the giveaway chance.

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  68. The hankies would make nice material for a project. Love the mug rugs. They turned out really cute.

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  69. All of your mug rugs are terrific but the churn dash is my favorite!

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  70. Love your rugs and you are right, when you rush you can ruin the result.

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  71. Your rugs are very pretty! Thank you for sharing. I would love to win your beautiful hankies. Thank you!

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  72. If it's raining 'mug rugs', I hope yours will be landing near me! lol They are all 3 gorgeous and so unique. Love them!

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  73. All your mug rugs are lovely...my favorite is the one with the little Dutch girl...is it embroidery?

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  74. I love all of your mug rugs. I am going to try to go find that cute embroidery pattern. The handkerchiefs are lovely, thank you for the giveaway.

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  75. Your mug rugs are lovely. I especially like the churn dash rug, but the little Dutch girl is darling--they are all just great. I think the handkerchiefs are really pretty and would love to be in the giveaway. Thanks!

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  76. Your Mug Rugs are all beautiful!! Thanks for the tip about using Scotchguard too. :)

    The Handkerchiefsare soooooo nice! What a fun Give-Away!!!

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  77. Love your mug rugs! The handkerchiefs are really nice.
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  78. I love your three creative mug rugs! I would love to win the handkerchiefs. I would give one of them to my daughter who wears them on her head like women always used to.

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  79. What a great job. I especially like the raw edge mug rug.

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  80. Very pretty mug rugs. Good idea about using the scotchguard. I had not thought of that. I would love to win a handkerchief. I have used some in quilts and they are so pretty.

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  81. I love the pictures! Thanks for sharing & thanks for giving away some lovely kerchiefs :)

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  82. you did such a lovely job on each of them. Your embrodery is great. Thanks for sharing with us.

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  83. Your mug rugs are an inspiration for me. I have not made one, but with all the cute rugs posted I am going to try.

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  84. Your mug rugs are beautiful...love the little girl! She is so sweet looking! Spraying with Scotchguard is a great idea--thanks for that hint. :O)

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  85. Very pretty. Beautiful stitching. Thanks for the Scotchguard tip.
    I'm love red and would love to win your pretty handkerchief.

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  86. Beautiful, and awesome tip! I hope you had fun in the hop - thank you so much for participating!

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  87. I really like your mug rugs, especially the one with the star! You are a very talented lady. Thanks for sharing with us.

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  88. Your mug rugs are great and those hankies are lovely. Thank you for awesome giveaway!!

    smjohns63 at yahoo dot com

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  89. Your second mug rug with churn dashes is just fantastic, looks so intricate.

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