Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Winner And Other Miscellaneous Stuff

This was a perfect long holiday weekend, we did almost absolutely nothing.

Mug Rugs

I did do some sewing and got some gifts made. The one of top is going to be for a fund raiser at my guild, the rest you will see later.

I like to make them a little over sized and then cut them down to the finished size (8 1/2 x 5 1/2). I also double the batting to make it a little heftier.

I even sewed 2 sets of them together, accidentally! I am not ripping that out, in the trash it goes....

This weekend Bob and I went for a motorcycle ride. I thought I would give you a backseat view.

I love to look at people's houses and gardens. I actually find ideas for my gardens doing this.

What a guy, he took me to Burkholder's Fabrics. If you have never been there it is amazing! Yes it is smack in the middle of a cornfield on a farm.

I read 3 books over the weekend. This one I picked up because it was new and there were some very cool pictures in there too. Definitely quilt inspiring. The story was so so.

If you read The Glass Castle I think you will like this too. Not as good but interesting and a quick read.

My sister in law (who is a librarian) recommended this and I was resistant at first. Not a genre I like to read but it was good.

Our tax dollars at work! My husband beat me in the "most books read over the weekend" I think he finished 5!

The winner of the Fons and Porter online class is Beth, of My Creations! Congratulations Beth, I will contact you with the information.



  1. sounds like a great weekend. What kind of bike do you have? My mother rode a Honda Silver Wing and toured all over the US.
    thanks for the book ideas.
    I read "The woman upstairs" very interesting.
    love your mug rugs.
    congrats to beth.

  2. Looks like you had a great weekend. Love Burkholders and the mug rugs.

  3. Love your pictures of your reflections in the motorcycle's mirror! Sounds like you both had a great weekend!
    The mug rugs are very nice! Do you finish the binding on the mug rugs by hand or machine? Any hints if you do it by machine?

  4. I think that doing very little is the perfect way to spend a long weekend. Especially when it involves reading and fabric.

  5. How the heck do you get so much done? 3 books?? Wow!

  6. Burholders? What a great guy! And 3 books plus sewing? You're killing me Smalls! (I don't know how I missed the giveaway)

  7. It's fun to see how you spent your weekend. I never would have guessed you to be a motorcycle rider. I wouldn't get on one! Nor have I read a print book for a very long time. I most often listen to audiobooks while doing something quilt-related, and the few word books I read are on my I-phone. How times have changed. I will look for the titles you suggested. Thanks!

  8. I feel like I've had a motor bike ride, thanks to your fun photos! I love going to the library, I try to pick lots of books in a hurry so I don't have too much time to think and that way I pick surprises that I might not have otherwise picked. Sounds crazy but it works for me. Though I always think i should write down the books you mention so I can look out for them. Your Mug rugs are so bright and colourful, great idea to double up on the batting!!

  9. First of all, thank you so much! I got my class and will enjoy it. (I need it too, so even better).
    The bike ride looks like fun. The DH hasn't had a bike in years, so no rides for me.
    Love the bright fun mug rugs.
    I have to check out those titles. I have been going to the library and getting a stack every couple of weeks. I have been reading a bit before I go to sleep every night. I need to make a list because I always forget the author's by the time I get to the library.
    Thanks again


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