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Tuesday, April 16, 2013

April Showers Hop Day Eight is Great!!


Yeppers ... Day Eight is Great!
Not only is Wednesday, April 17th my day to share for the
April Showers Mug Rug Hop,
 but it is also my youngest DD's 7th Birthday!!

Yay Me ... double time :)

Knowing you all have many wonderful stops to get to today, I will get right to business.

Here is my visual interpretation of "there would be no rainbows without a little rain":



Yes, I could have quilted it more, but i didn't want to cover up the background fabric and until I get an actual working sewing machine again, I didn't want to chance the FMQ work.  I think the second picture shows the "raindrops" better.  Besides, I like it and I'm keeping it.  I dare you to try and take it from me!!  And heck, first you gotta find me if you wanted it :) :) 

I came up with this design after the first two failures didn't meet up with my brain's expectations.  Not wanting to waste the fabrics, I'm sure I'll re-invent their failures into something else besides the scrap heap they now exist in.  However, I'm happy with this beauty and it is now in my office cubie bringing me smiles and reminders at work, where more often than not, as many of you know, we sometimes forget there can be sunshine and happiness ... and quilting ... outside the work environment.  {{smiles}}
Don't get me wrong, I still really, really like my job, but sometimes my head gets in the wrong hemisphere and a little reminder that doesn't include calories or caffeine is good. 
 {{Yes!  I did just say that!!  I want chocolate so badly right now, that reminder is for me!!! hahahaha}}

Please shower the raindrops of your kindness with my fellow posters today:


I give my sincere appreciation to Erin of Sew at Home Mummy and to Madame Samm for keeping us all inspired and in touch.  You ladies are marvelous!

And on a personal note:


I want to wish my Abbie a very happy 7th birthday!
I made this pillowcase this weekend while the DDs were away.
Doesn't every princess need a "happy birthday" pillow??

I love you sweet, forever and always!!
Gitchee, gitchee, goo!

Thank you to everyone who stopped by today! 
 I wish each of you every happiness and hope to see you again real soon!

Best wishes,

74 comments:

Annette Schultz said...

just what we need .... sunshine...
cute mug mat... thanks sew much for sharing
in stitches

Judy B said...

Love your rainbow mug rug! Happy Birthday Abbie, oh to be 7 again, lol! Thank you for sharing.

Theresa said...

A very colorful mug rug and a very sweet birthday pillow!

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

Love you sunny rainbow! Your daughter is so cute. Tell her Happy Birthday!

creativedawn said...

Hi Wendy,
Happy Birthday to your little cutie! She's got beautiful eyes. Now, I love that mug rug and yes loving the rainbow after the rain! Awesome!
hugz
Pam

Rhonda said...

What a colorful and pretty mug rug. Nice work!!

Sunshine Girl said...

Happy Birthday Abbie! have lots of fun. I love your mug rug such lovely bright colours. Thanks for sharing and enjoy the rest of the day.

Lesley said...

Your little mug rug is definitely a rainbow! Love the fabrics and the decorative stitching. I would bring you chocolate if we lived closer! Love the pillowcase you made for your little sweetie...what a great idea to make someone feel even more special! Great job!

mammafairy said...

Loving your rainbow!

And a very happy 7th to the DD here!

Britt-Inger said...

Your sunshine and rain bow mug rugs are so cute. Thanks for sharing your creativity

charlotte said...

Nice job Wendy. I love the rainbow circle of geese.

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Happy Birthday to your little girl - ah to be 7 again.

Lavonna ZWB said...

Very colorful. Says "Spring" to me. :) Thank you for sharing with us!

newsurfiegirl said...

Wow That is gorgeous! Thanks for sharing. Happy birthday to Abbie too!

JoyceLM said...

Love your sunny mug rug. THanks for sharing.

Martina said...

So sunny and colorful! Love your mug rug!

Madame Samm said...

Good Morning Abby, happy birthday sweetie...and it looks like your Mumm continues to bring sunshine into your life.... what a bright, colourful reflection of your heart....

Jeanie said...

Great mug rug! I love that circle pattern of geese and have never tried it. Thanks for sharing and Happy Birthday to your DD!

NotionNanny said...

I love your mug rug too. Thanks for sharing

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

A huge Happy Birthday to Abbie!!!! great mug rugs

Elizabeth Coughlin said...

Your mug rug is so cheery, great job!

Gwen said...

I LOVE your sun and rainbow combination--how creative!! And what a nice bright addition to your day! Happy birthday wishes to the birthday girl too!

Kathy @ Kwilty Pleasures said...

Great job keeping after the design and finding a way to use your fabrics after all!

AnitaS said...

Happy brithday to your daughter. Lovely mug rug.

feltfree på Åsly said...

What a nice way of using the flying geese.
Thanks for sharing
Frederika

Dee said...

YOur geese in a circle are beautiful - as are the girls.

Linda said...

What a pretty reminder of sunshine in the midst of troubles! Great job, Wendy!

Just Quilt It said...

Wow! I love the bright colors of the rainbow, and this pattern is beautiful. Where can I find it? You did a beautiful job. I don't think it needs more background quilting. I think it is perfect just the way it is! Beautiful.

krislovesfabric said...

Great projects here! Happy birthday Abbie!

Leanne Parsons said...

Your mug rug is gorgeous! Beautiful job.

Mara said...

Very pretty, I would be interested to see your first 2, this one turned out perfect, happy birthday to your DD.

Gill said...

Great mug rug - I love the rainbow colours!
Thank you for sharing!
Happy Birthday to Abbie!!

Needled Mom said...

Great interprtation of the rainbow. Happy birthday to that sweet little one. She will love her pillowcase.

Pauline said...

Congratulations with your lovely Abbie's birthday, what a gorgeous girl!
Your mug rug is beautiful, it makes me smile, a bright shining sun and rainbow colors, that must remind you of happy things while working.
Thanks for sharing!

Vickie said...

Wendy,your mug rug is super cute, I love your flying geese around the sun ! Happy Birthday to little Miss Abbie !

apple blossom said...

cool sun mug rug

Linda J said...

It is perfect, Wendy, just the way it is! Well done. Happy birthday to your young lady too.

Quilter Kathy said...

A beautiful mug rug! Love the designs and the colours you used!

Joyce Carter said...

Very beautiful mug rug, Wendy. I really like it-so bright and cheerful with its' beautiful colors.. It would make anyones day get off to a good start. Thank you for sharing. Happy Birthday to your sweet little girl!

patchouli moon studio said...

Love that mug rug design. So colorful.

Deb@asimplelifequilts said...

Your mug rug is gorgeous! So creative and happy looking.

Kathy H said...

Beautiful mug rug. I always like the rainbow colors together and am so happy to see a project that sets them off so well.

Patty said...

Pretty mug rug.You did a good job. Tell that pretty Miss ♫Happy Birthday♫

Tammy said...

What a great mug rug. And a 7th birthday today also. Bet you have been and are gonna be a busy Moma today...Enjoy those birthday they pass way too quickly.

Carol said...

You make me laugh...always...which makes it such fun to visit your blog. I have way too many of those "brain expectations" that fall flat, too, but your little rainbow mug rug definitely is a keeper. I love the colors and if I could track you down it would be sitting at my desk not yours. :O)

Erin @ Sew at Home Mummy said...

You're hilarious! lol!
I love your mug rugs - absolutely beautiful :)
And a huge happy bday to your DD!!!!
xo
Erin

Newbie Jen said...

I really love that circle of flying geese variation! Gorgeous. Happy Birthday to Abbie too.

Judy Cooper Textile Images said...

Just beautiful! Lovely colours.

BizyStitches said...

Cute daughter she will love the pillowcase. Very special one for her. Very cute mug rug. Thanks for the photos and being in the hop

Sowing Stitches said...

Your mug rug is certain to brighten your office space! A beautiful dancing rainbow in flight! :)

madebymeinred said...

Gorgeous. I'd like to see your original ideas.

Cathi said...

What a fabulous rainbow mug rug - I love your design!

Patty D from NC said...

Very fun rug - thanks for sharing!

Lou said...

Love the mug rug!!
I am a chocoholic also:)

LJ said...

Very cute and anything "rainbows" is perfect! Good gracious, did you see the chocolate cake at Mara's post today? On second thought, it might not be good for someone having a chocolate attack. lol

Amy said...

Love your rainbow mug rug! Such a ray of happiness! Great work!

Green said...

Happy birthday to your little one. Beautiful mug rug! I have a three-year old and we are very into rainbows right now.

Susan said...

Happy Birthday to you Sweet One! You are loved!!

Emily C said...

Lovely rainbow!

Julie said...

pretty and colorful!!

sandra said...

what a happy rug mug, everytime you put your coffee on it it will make you smile.

Susan said...

Happy Birthday Abbie! (I like your new pillow case!)

Joanne said...

I LOVE the mug rug! It is so bright and cheery.

Simone said...

I love it - bright and cheerful! Excellent! Thanks so much for sharing.

eleni_s said...

my first words when i saw it were "oh oh oh, this is soooo cute!!!" it made me smile!!!soo pretty,, very nice work!! thank you for sharing (im just looking at it and im like "ohhhhhh") :))

Gina said...

Your mug rug is awesome! Love the bright colors and the interpretaion! Thanks for participating and inspiring us!

Cathy said...

Your mug rug is fantastic! Love the colors!

DeAnna S. said...

Love the sun design. Great color choices. Thanks for sharing.

Cecilia said...

Pretty! Thanks for sharing.

Karen O said...

Your mug rug is truly amazing. I am a sucker for rainbows and I like the sun on top! Happy Bday to your daughter!

MoeWest said...

Oooh, so pretty! This is a great way to brighten your office. Happy Birthday to Abbie. I like that pillowcase.

Mrs.Pickles said...

lovely work!! thanks for sharing!!

Bente-I like to QuiltBlog said...

I hope that Abbie have had a great birthday, the pillowcase is ao cute and Abbie as well ☺
Wonderful mugrug, very special and creative, thanks for sharing!
liebe Grüße
Bente

JustPam said...

This is beautiful! Very creative!

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