I told myself I would cut back on swaps this year and devote myself to working on my own endeavors. However, I could not resist this mug rug swap organized by Michele from the Quilting Gallery. I think I was one of the first to sign up...Yikes!!!! I have no willpower. Amanda from the Patchsmith made the patterns for us and they were simply irresistible to me. One is called Winter Birdhouse and I still need to complete the second one entitled Two Owls. I figured since I am suppose to be devoting myself to working on stuff for me, I might as well make two of each pattern. One for my partner and one for me. I have been wanting to make a mug rug for myself for a long time and since I may not get the one from my partner till April, I couldn't wait and made myself one to keep and start using ASAP. My morning coffee will be as happy as me each morning with such a special place to sit on. This way I will have four mug rugs when I receive the two from my partner and yes I am thrilled I took the plunge on this swap.
I know the picture makes one house look taller than the other but they are identical. They are due to be shipped by the 18th of March so I had best get going on the Owls. I have them started and hope to finish them by the end of this coming weekend if not sooner.