Monday, May 23, 2011

Sew Mama Sew Giveaway Day!

Aieeeeee!! Are you excited? Do you know how many bloggers are giving things away today over there?!? Get clickin'! And if you're coming here from there, welcome!

I don't know about all of you, but my morning does not begin until I have a hot caffeinated beverage in my hand (or, to be accurate, in my veins). And my evening doesn't wind down until I've had my nightly cup of tea. I'm sure you've heard all about the mug rug craze going on right now. I'll be honest--I didn't understand them at first. I thought "Oh. It's a coaster." But it's something else. It's a miniature quilt. It's a tiny piece of creativity. It's a way to show off some scraps that are just enough for something but not a very big something. And it's also a spot to keep your sweet treats while you're downing your cuppa. That's what made me want to crank a few out. I brought my tea into the living room one night with a few cookies, put my tea down on an ordinary coaster, and then thought "Oh! A mug rug! So my cookies can have a spot too!" Sometimes I'm a little slow on the pick-up.


So that's what I'm giving away to you today, lovelies. A sweet little mug rug in the lemon and melon colors of summer, pieced from two of my favorite pieces of fabric:

There's some Amy Butler 'Love' in the middle, and some (I believe) Timeless Treasures in 'Frosted Fondant' (also the backing), with some plain buttery yellow to tone down the busy-ness. It's finished off with some free-motion quilting, and some handmade yellow and white bias tape. She measures about 6 inches by 10 inches.

I've also got a few other little gifties to toss in the package for you if you win. I'll ship this anywhere--I love the idea that something I've made may be floating around in distant lands :) To enter, all you have to do is leave me a comment. I would love it if you left your email address, but if your profile links to your email that's fine too. I just need a way to contact you. This giveaway will stay open until 11:59 EDT on Wednesday, May 25th. I'll announce the winner the next day, and ship it out as soon as I have your address in my hot little hands. Good luck! And thanks for stopping by--hurry back now, y'hear?

161 comments:

  1. O'my its so beautiful, I LOVE it, thanks for offering it as a prize to a lucky follower:)

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  2. Pick me!!!! My cookies are homeless without the mug rug. I love the colors too. Fingers crossed! Thanks for hosting the giveaway!

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  3. Oh my gosh that is adorable! Love the colors
    ehumphries3@gmail.com

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  4. What a beautiful mug rug! I love those fabrics!

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  5. That's me, too, Bethany! I need to have some coffee in my system before I can deal with the day! This would be perfect for me because I usually plop my coffee cup down on a plain ole napkin while I peruse my blog roll in the morning. This is much nicer than a paper napkin! : )

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  6. I love mug rugs and this one is especially beautiful! :)

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  7. what a pretty little mug rug. :)
    and i'll be back to copy your marble solitaire - my kids do love old fashioned games. :)

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  8. Very pretty! Thanks for the chance to win. I follow with gfc.
    mhilton05@yahoo.com
    http://www.bacontimewiththehungryhypo.blogspot.com/

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  9. This is very beautiful...I love coral & yellow together...Thank you for the chance to win it!

    http://ebony-ivory-rainbow.blogspot.com/

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  10. cute mug rug - thanks for the chance to win! :)

    bess

    jbknav at hotmail dot com

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  11. Thank you for the chance to win this lovely mug rug. Freddie x

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  12. That's so sweet - what a cunning trick to get my email address! Thought I'd fall for that one? Really? Ha! :-D xo

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  13. G'Day! I'm here for the Sew, Mama, Sew Giveaway Day! Please visit me, too:
    http://www.homemakerhoney.com/2011/05/sew-mama-sew-may-giveaway-day-ends-may.html

    Deborah
    Homemaker Honey
    @Homemaker_Honey
    homemakerhoney.com
    homemakerhoney @gmail .com

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  14. What a great prize! I follow your blog with Google Reader, thanks for the chance to win!

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  15. Lovely giveaway, thanks!

    mindfulhome at gmail dot com

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  16. Very cute! Thanks for the chance to win!
    kwarmelink(at)gmail(dot)com

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  17. Oooh, sweet. If I win this baby, I won't use it as a mug rug because it's too nice. I shall place it on my mantel.

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  18. This is so cute!! I'd love to win this!!

    rachaelroyce [at] gmail [dot] com :)

    thanks!

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  19. Such a cute mug rug. I love the colors that you used. kaety-scott at att dot net

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  20. cuteness :)
    texhelena(at)aol(dot(com)

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  21. I love the colors! Thank you for having this giveaway. :) noca0603 at gmail dot com.

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  22. You can never have too many mug rugs. Those are wonderful colors for this summer.

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  23. Such a great opportunity! Thank you for the entry!

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  24. Thank you so much for the giveaway. The colors are beautiful.

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  25. Beautiful colours. I've been intrigued by mug rugs since I first heard about them, but not yet dared to give it a go...

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  26. I love this and will look really good on my table!

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  27. That is just lovely. I like it a lot.

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  28. This is a beautiful mug rug! Love the fabrics used.

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  29. I love mug rugs, and I only have one! What a great birthday gift it would be for me. thanks!

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  30. Your colors make me think of strawberry lemonade--perfect for summer! thanks for the giveaway. leahclaireh(at)gmail(dot)com

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  31. Great Colors ;)
    quilt1972 at live dot com

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  32. I love these fabrics together. Thanks for the chance.
    cynsaw2(at)yahoo(dot)ca

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  33. Love this! Mug rugs are lovely.


    alligatorhugs@gmail.com

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  34. that is just too darn cute. i think my coffee cup needs one.

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  35. Hee hee, I was just like you about the mugrugs at first! Um, can I have the cookies in your photo?! :)

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  36. I've never heard of mug rugs! Great idea. Thanks for the chance to win!
    mrsmchappell at gmail dot com

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  37. Very sweet!

    I need to make some of those...

    RP from BBC {at} gmail {dot} com

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  38. Wow! It's beautiful! I love the colors!

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  39. Yipee to international shipping! thank you!! Lovely giveaway! So wonderful!

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  40. One of my favorite AB's ever. Sadly, I think I'm down to inches of it...

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  41. This is the first I've heard of a mug rug...such a cute idea! Nice giveaway, Thanks!

    gknee-d(at)comcast(dot)net

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  42. I'm slower than you... never made a mug rug yet but I will! unless I win yours!

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  43. This is beyond gorgeous! I'd love to use this when I'm having my tea.

    limes.sweet(at)gmail(dot)com

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  44. I just love this mug rug. So cute and would be great for my tea.

    ramona_murray at comcast dot net

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  45. Thank you for the chance to win your lovely creation.

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  46. I love this little rug and coffee. I love coffee... I think the first words out of my mouth everyday after I first sip the coffee is, "ahh coffee..."

    I love it. Thank you for the chance.

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  47. I love the colors of your mug rug! As a avid tea drinker I do have the issue of kids bumping my cup and sloshing it on the desk here and there.

    Thank you for the chance to enter your giveaway.

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  48. Love those colours!

    I've been following your blog since the last giveaway and love it!

    (My email is linked to my profile)

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  49. A very cute giveaway. Thank you for letting me enter.

    Kay
    http://kayzquiltz.blogspot.com/

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  50. I just love your mug rug! Thanks for the chance.

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  51. Thank you so much for the opportunity to win
    libbystiles(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  52. I love that fabric, too! So cute. I've been eyeing all of these mug rugs floating around . . . about time I get one for myself. :)
    lagniappeacademy (at) gmail (dot) com

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  53. That is really cute. I don't do coffee, but my mom is totally addicted and she would love it!

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  54. I love the beautiful colors! We're moving to the beach next week, and can't imagine a better color scheme!

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  55. I was just clued onto the mug rug thing a few months ago. Thanks for the giveaway and if the Western burbs of Philly is distant enough, well then that rug will have a good home here.

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  56. I think the mug rug craze is so cute! I'd like to learn how as I have no patience for actually quilting a quilt. This would be more my speed. LOL Thanks for the chance to win! It's very cute!

    ravensrascals at gmail dot com

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  57. I love the colors! This would be great as everything sticks to our wooden table!
    Shawna

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  58. I love your choice of fabrics and a mug rug is SO useful. Thank you! addiekugler(at)gmail(dot)com

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  59. Such a wonderful collection of colors, perfect for the season! And I love the handmade bias tape on the edge, it really brings the piece together!

    elizabeth.waligora@gmail.com

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  60. I adore this color combination. Beautiful and sunshiny!

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  61. Lovely! Thanks for the chance.

    lovelydomesticdiva (at) gmail (dot) com

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  62. I really need a mug rug -- and yours is soooo beautiful!! Thanks for the chance to win.

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  63. I've never been interested in mug rugs, but the fabrics you used have reached out and grabbed me by the heart strings. So please put me in the giveaway!

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  64. The mug rug would be nice on cold winter days when all you want is some hot chocolate.

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  65. I love the fabric choices!

    Thanks for the giveaway

    Sarah @ Kiwi Gets Crafty
    http://kiwigetscrafty.blogspot.com

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  66. What a great giveaway! :) I could use this in my sewing room (while I drink my coffee)
    Trendymeg@msn.com

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  67. Oh my. I would give this little lovey and wonderful home. She is gorgeous.

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  68. Lovely prize!

    Thanks!

    violet_bg1 at yahoo dot co dot uk

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  69. This color combination is fabulous. So bright and cheery! A perfect way to start the morning. This ol' gal in a distant land would treasure such a lovely handmade mini quilt. (I just can't bear to call it a "mug rug" when it really is a quilt!)
    ~Janine in Japan

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  70. beautiful colors its so cheerful...btw plz come visit my blog htpp://jewelsofsayuri.blogspot.com/ to participate in my giveaway...my email jewelsofsayuri@gmail(dot)com

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  71. so unique, love the colors
    thanks for the giveaway!
    email in profile
    or
    nicmowat (at) gmail (dot) com

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  72. What lovely lovely colours! I have a sewing machine that hasn't been getting much love. I don't quilt, yet... but have been thinking of having a go at a mug rug. My desk could certainly do with one! Thanks for the chance.

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  73. Oh that's stunning!

    My day starts and ends the same way as yours!

    I am a new follower too. I love the look of your blog.

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  74. So pretty! I love the colors!!

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  75. Love this! epeanut79 at comcast dot net

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  76. Love the colors! I have just learned about this thing called "mug rug" in the past couple days, and now I am so sad for my homeless cookies, the poor things need a home. Thanks for the chance!

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  77. Oh can I have the cookies please!!?? I do love the pink and yellow! I wouldn't have thought to put those together but they are cute!!

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  78. I love the colours! So pretty. I think i need to start a collection of mug rugs, I've seen some beautiful ones today, I only discovered them a week or so ago.

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  79. What a great giveaway, I love the fabrics you used! Thanks for the chance to win this sweet mugrug; I'd love to win! :) Best, Michelle
    daydreambelievershop {at} gmail.com

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  80. Beth it's beautiful:) I love the colors you chose:) I so have to try this mug rug for my coffee too:) Just lovely:)
    xo
    Eleni

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  81. Wow... Wish I could sew as good as you!

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  82. So cute, I love the yellow in it, such cheery colors! Thanks for the chance to win!
    okiedokiemama at yahoo dot com

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  83. Oooh that is just lovely! jya@inoutbox.com

    Thanks!

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  84. Love it! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  85. I really love that fabric!

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  86. Amy Butler in a mug rug??? To. Die. For - Somebody resuscitate me:-)

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  87. This is so cute! I love the colors!!! jinglesells at gmail dot com

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  88. Beautiful design and colors! It took me awhile to figure out why people wanted oversized coasters too ;).

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  89. I've been obsessing over mug rugs lately, but have yet to make myself one! I'd love to win this giveaway

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  90. I really need a mug rug. I have been too busy with other works in progress to make myself one. Thanks for the chance to win!

    lgiesting17(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  91. This is really darling - I can tell you have wonderful craftsmanship! I vote for ME!
    thanks for participating in this fun project.
    robie
    robiedodson {dot} gmail dot com

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  92. Thanks for the chance to win, that is really cute!!

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  93. I'd like to win this so I could give it to my sister.

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  94. So beautiful! i love the fabric, thanks for the giveaway.

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  95. You make beautiful items, I just love the fabrics you choose... lovely,

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  96. beautiful! thanks for the giveaway!

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  97. What a great idea! Thank you for the inspiration!

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  98. Oooh, mug rug + Amy Butler fabric = sure win. :)

    Thanks for the chance.
    debyeo at hotmail dot com

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  99. I've never used a mug rug, but would love to put my coffee cup on yours. Very pretty.

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  100. so lovely..i have to tell you though that i have a hard time reading your blog..the background clashes with the text..thanks for the giveaway!!raineoc@yahoo.com

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  101. This is a cute mug rug! Great! :) I just made my first mug rug within the last month... it was great! and a lot of fun. Thanks for the chance to win this giveaway!

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  102. Very cute! I seriously need a mug rug here. My coffee is currently sitting on top of a pile of stuff. And the cookies, um, well, they are gone! :)
    Have a wonderful day. Thanks for the generous giveaway.
    Cass

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  103. What a pretty mug rug- Amy Butler fabrics are such rich colors. Thanks for the opportunity to win such a nice prize.
    Regards from Western Canada,
    Anna

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  104. The Amy Butler works so well with the other fabrics, I'd love this prize, thanks for the chance.

    Atoxim at gmail dot com

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  105. This is lovely! Thanks for taking part in Giveaway Day and for offering up such a great prize! :)

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  106. so THATS what the extra space is for... cookies.... genius. I should like to have a placemat sized one then.

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  107. Hi Bethany
    I love the colours you've chosen!
    Count me in please!

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  108. I could so use this on my scrapbooking desk to keep my cup sweat away from my paper... thanks for the chance to win.

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  109. I would love to have a mug rug but don't have the time to make one just yet. And yours is just lovely.
    mhairia77(at)gmail(dot)com

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  110. This is an adorable mug rug. I love the colors and fabric you chose.

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  111. This is lovely! And SMS Giveaway day remains a great opportunity to discover new blogs like yours!
    Thanks for the chance!
    linedupuy(at)hotmail(dot)fr

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  112. Oh, I absplutely love your mug rug!

    It would be perfect for my mid-evening treat of tea and cookies :)

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  113. Mug rugs haven't hit Australia but I would love to help spread the mug rug love ...

    xo Steph

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  114. Very cute mug rug, I don't have one of these! :)

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  115. ~ I love your giveaway...very cute!! I am a new follower and I look forward to your future posts =D ~

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  116. So beautiful - love the colors of it!
    Thanks for the chance :D

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  117. It's so pretty - I love Amy Butler! but, I also liked the marble solitare game that you showed... I can see it being perfect as a gift for grand parents and my older nephews!

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  118. So pretty! It would look lovely in my music room. A place to put my water (well, coffee) while I'm teaching. Thanks for the chance!

    musicmommy72 at gmail dot come

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  119. Since I'm a total coffee addict, this would be perfect for me! Feel free to toss in some of those yummy-looking meringues too, lol. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  120. Thanks for the generous giveaway!
    I hopes I am the lucky one :)

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  121. Thanks for participating in the giveaway week. This one is fabulous!
    amy_kirchhoff(at)sbcglobal(dot)net

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  122. Ooh, beautiful mugrug, and I love the "Love" fabric line, so this is fab!

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  123. Awesome mug rug, love the colors!

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  124. Thi is adorable,love it.I love Amy Butler,mug rugs and this one is realy beautiful.

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  125. What a cheery color combo! Would love to win.

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  126. Thank you for the great giveaway. It's lovely.
    atchisonsteph at gmail dot com

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  127. Love the colors, very cheery!

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  128. for your convenience
    sraegreen(at)gmail(dot)com

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  129. What a beautiful piece of art! Does it come with the cookies? Yumm!

    Mary
    http://www.quiltgenius.com

    iammaryburke@gmail.com

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  130. That is the prettiest mugrug I've seen so far. I would love to win it. Thanks for the chance.

    mare460 at gmail dot com

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  131. Ooh, that is so adorable!

    reneelasater(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  132. What a beautiful prize. Thanks for participating in the giveaway day.

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  133. Oh, it's so cute! I now want cocoa with meringues. :) Thank you for the lovely giveaway!

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  134. This is such a cute little mug rug! I love your work!
    bgeorge1957@hotmail.com

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  135. I absolutely love that mug rug! It's so bright and cheery, a much needed change from all the gloom and rain we've had recently. savedbygracedesigns @ gmail . com

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  136. So very lovelY!

    ajoyfulnoise (at) live (dot) com

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  137. Great mug rug!! Crossing my fingers that I win!

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  138. I love the bright colors of your blog! Thanks for the chance to win this lovely prize.

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  139. Well I only just discovered what a mug rug was yesterday, so I can't comment on other people's thoughts on them lol, fab colours and fabric you chose though :o)

    the(dot)littlest(dot)thistle(at)gmail(dot)com

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  140. I love the bright colors. Just what i need on this rainy seattle day. kristie_keely(at)yahoo(d0t)com

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  141. Laughing with you because that's what I thought at first too - "It's a big coaster, so what?" Now I've been wanting to buy, make, win one since I saw a picture a couple of weeks ago with the cookies sitting right there on it. This one is very pretty and I would love it to be the end of my quest.

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  142. Thanks for participating in the giveaways!

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  143. I would love to enter.

    Emily

    Sk8ter.emily (at) gmail (dot) com

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  144. I love mug rugs!!! Too cute

    Thanks for the giveaway!

    daniel_theresa(at)yahoo(dot)ca

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  145. what a beautiful prize - you are very skilled seamstress! I enjoy the pinks.

    Thanks for the chance to win!

    ly

    lyannab(at)gmail(dot)com

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  146. Love the colors! I need to get one of these, my sewing table looks ill with all the water spots, lol

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  147. That makes me want to sit out on the deck in the morning with my coffee and mug rug and read my bible and study for school!

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  148. I don't yet have a mug rug and this one is so Summery:) Love the colors!!! Thanks for offering the chance to win:)

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  149. love mug rugs and yours is very cute. thanks for the chance.

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  150. hi from Australia, Bethany. Love that mug rug- they are my fav colors. :)

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  151. Just found you from Suzy's Artsy-Craftsy Sitcom and even though this is the first post of yours I've seen, I agree, you pick fantastic colors. I admit I don't usually like quilty things, but that mug rug is gorgeous! pick me! pick me!

    I need to go lurk around your blog. And then follow you.

    Janice at TheWhimsyShop@gmail.com

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