Thursday, April 18, 2013

April Showers

Finally, today's my day! The last day of the April Showers blog hop. I'd like to thank Erin at Sew at Home Mummy for being a wonderful hostess for this hop. I'd also like to thank Madame Samm at Sew We Quilt for organizing these great blog hops.

I'm ashamed to say that it took me until the night before to get my mug rug ready for posting. I had the idea from the beginning but was just in a sewing rut. Couldn't drag myself out until the pressure was on. Guess I'm just a last minute girl. LOL

I totally went with the saying, "April showers bring May flowers."


My umbrella was drawn to size from several pictures of umbrellas. The pansies were designed by Sindy Rodenmayer from Fat Cat Patterns. She is a wonderful person and very generous with her designs. Of course, I went with pansies because my favorite color is purple and yellow is just so sunny. And I just loved the paisley fabric for the umbrella.

Hope that you've all enjoyed this blog hop. I know I sure did. Here are the links for the rest of today's hoppers. 

Thursday April 18
Merry Gay @ Merry Gay in Stitches
Mary @ Sew Maybe I Can
Joanne @ Everyone Deserves a Quilt
Linda @ Buzzing and Bumbling
Mary @ NeedledMom
Sherry @ Peanuts Patchwork
Fredrika @ Feltfree på Åsly 
Shauna @ Welcome to Shauna's World
Sharon @ Dancing thru Threads
Madame Samm @ !Sew WE Quilt!


The complete list of hoppers can be found here.
Thanks so much for visiting my blog!

75 comments:

  1. Very sweet - I love paisley prints. Thank you for sharing with us today.

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  2. Very pretty! Thanks for sharing.

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  3. Beautiful mug rug, it shouts Spring! Thank you for sharing.

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  4. Your pansies are absolutely beautiful! Thanks for sharing your creativity with us today. I'm glad you finished in time. :-)

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  5. Cute mug rug! I love any spring flowers! Great finish!

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  6. Its lovely - nothing like a last minute panic to get the creative juices flowing is there! Thanks for sharing.

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  7. Lovely. Thank you for sharing with us. :)

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  8. Your mug rug is so much spring. Thanks for sharing

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  9. Love the beautiful pansies and the purple umbrella. Nice job!

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  10. Really cute and lovely colours! Thanks for sharing

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  11. Your mug rug is delightful! I love purple pansies!

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  12. What a nice mugrug. Its looking nice.
    Love it Thanks for sharing
    Frederika

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  13. just adorable!! I really love your flowers...pansies are delightful!!

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  14. Lovely mug rug - thanks for sharing.

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  15. Very nice mug rug! Pansies grow in my garden.

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  16. Cute mug rug. I looked closely at your umbrella and realized I had the same fabric...I think there are even a few scraps still lying around. I love it too!

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  17. Pretty mug rug! I love the pansies!
    Thank you for sharing!

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  18. This is lovely! I love the pansies as you have really captured their colors. I think a lot of us think we have more time to sew than we do and work best under pressure. You have a finish!

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  19. How pretty. I love pansies.....And your mug rug definitely screams spring to me.

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  20. oh my how pretty....your pansies are perfectly real looking

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  21. Sherry,
    It's a very small world! You live in Greensboro! We lived there for many years...now an easy drive away but we are 'shouting distance' neighbors! Wait, I'm getting distracted....back to the mug rugs.... The fabric you selected for the umbrella is wonderful! Who wouldn't welcome spring showers with such a cheerful umbrella! :) Perfect for singing in the rain!!! Thanks for sharing, Beulah

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  22. Pansy's speak of spring - adorable.

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  23. Such a sweet april shower! Love it!

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  24. Glad you found your muse! This spring mug is delightful!

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  25. I see those pansies on my porch! Have you been peeking? Love the rug!

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  26. I like your pansies. Good job.

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  27. Very cute mug rug.I Love the pansies. You did a great job. Thank you for sharing.

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  28. I'm so glad you finished and shared your beautiful mug with us! Great job!

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  29. Love the fabric you chose for your umbrella!

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  30. Such a lovely mug rug! And the pansies turned out so nice!

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  31. Lovely pansies (from a lovely designer!) I like your mug rug, it showers April shower bring flowers (why wait untill May ;-) )Thanks for sharing.

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  32. Very cute. I love the pansies - some of my favorite flowers.

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  33. Sweet mug rug. I love seeing pansies this time of year.

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  34. Your mug rug is a great success! I am a 'last minute' quilter too.

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  35. Great mug rug and I love those pansy faces.

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  36. really pretty and you can't go wrong with purple!

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  37. Wonderful mug rug. Your pansies are perfect.

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  38. You captured 'April' and I love the colors you used. Thanks for being in the blog hop. I too seem to be a last minute person.

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  39. such a great mug rug, nice combination of colours and fabrics, really pretty!! thank you for sharing!! have a great day!

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  40. Your mug rug is beautiful! It definitely says April between the pansies and the umbrella. Gorgeous work!

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  41. Adorable mug rug!!!
    Great job!

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  42. thanks for sharing your mug rug nice work. love it

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  43. Very pretty pansies...they say "spring" to me for sure!

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  44. I'm a last minute person too! Your mug rug is beautiful! Great job! Thanks for participating and inspiring us!

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  45. Your mug rug is so very pretty. Thank you for sharing with us.

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  46. Very pretty! Thanks for sharing.

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  47. The pansies are so sweet. The matching umbrella is quite nice too. Wonderful!

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  48. Ooh I love pansies... great design! Very happy.

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  49. Lovely mug rug. The colors are great. Thanks for sharing.

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  50. Of course. Pansies after April showers. Lovely!

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  51. Totally beautiful. I love the colors and your design worked wonderfully. Thanks so much for sharing.

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  52. Love the pansies and umbrella. Thanks for sharing.

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  53. Thanks for sharing your lovely mug rug.

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  54. Nicely done! I love the colours and fabrics.

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  55. The rug is adorable and I'd love to be walking in the rain with that gorgeous umbrella. The pansies are so life-like; they almost look like you just picked them. Excellent!

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  56. Pansies are my favorite flower! Thank you for sharing your creation.

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  57. So cute! I love the pansy pattern--lovely work.

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  58. Loving the Paisly fabric you used for the umbrella, looks so very pretty.

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  59. Oh, I love pansies! Thanks for sharing!

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  60. Beautiful! You really captured the essence of Spring, and you would never know it was last minute! Thanks for participating in the hop with us, I hope you had fun!

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  61. Beautiful! Love the bright colours you have used. Thanks for sharing.

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  62. I love purple, too! Thanks for sharing such a fun project; it brought a smile to my face :)

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  63. Sweet mug rug. The pansies are very pretty. I like how you coordinated the umbrella fabric. Thanks for sharing.

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