I finally got my act together in time to participate in a KCMQG swap, my first ever! The concept of a ‘Mug Rug’ is a quilted mat large enough for your hot chocolate and gluten free muffin. Or whatever else you might want to eat and drink instead. I started this challenge early enough, digging through my scrap pile to find some favorites and dove right in.
The first attempt was a pieced top that I threw back in the closet as a failure until my friend Stephanie told me she thought I should finish it. So, I did. And then decided that I still didn’t think it was good enough to give away. So, I made another one just three days before the swap and decided it wasn’t good enough and I would give away the first after all. Then, I decided that I actually LOVED the first one and couldn’t bear to part with it. Then I decided the second one was hideous and I would be embarrassed to swap it and I would have to make a third at 10pm Wednesday night when I got home from a meeting. Then, Craig told me I was nuts and the second one would function just fine to hold someone’s drink and muffin and I needed to just swap it and stop stressing.
So, that’s what I did. And it was just fine. (Even though mine was wrapped in an inside-out fedex envelope and everyone else had a cute bow or package. I am such a loser sometimes!!) Maybe not the most creative or beautiful mug rug out there, but it was just fine.
In the end, I’m in love with the idea and now I want to make a million of them. Anyone want to guess what will be in everyone’s stockings this year? (Just forget by Christmas.)