Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Mug Rug Swap Finished!

Do you know how HARD it has been for me to be quiet on this subject?  REAL hard!

I joined this mug rug swap on the net and have been having anxiety and fun over it!  I got partnered up with a gal, she remains anonymous still, as it is a secret swap and I am sending my package to my Mama in Ohio with a friend that is leaving Oman tonight.  I don't trust the Omani Postal Service, sorry!

Anyway, here are some pics of it.

She likes many things; but what I got out of what she liked that I could deliver were these things:  Red and aqua. However, I realize this is more teal now!  She likes hexagons and log cabins and yes, I screwed up my log cabin darn it!  Still, I love it!

Here is a shot at the back.  I hand quilted it and tried to make it flow nicely.  I got this crazy new technique on binding for little projects.  I went ahead and used the same DMC floss that I quilted with to finish the binding.  Usually, you can't see my binding thread.  Ever.  I sorta (after the fact now, huh!) like the hand done look on it.

Got my label in there!

My favorite tool to hand quilt with these days?  A piece of scotch tape on my middle finger!  heeheehee...

It works!  Really!

I have the whole loot of stuff that I sent but my battery died and is charging now.  I will come back and show you!

Off to pick up Amal from after school activities and then off to Maya's to drop off this package.  Then, I'm making baked chicken strips dipped in buttermilk (marinating over night) and egg white and rolled in parmesan cheese.  I shallow fried it in Olive Oil last time.  I'll be making a rocket salad and then baked sweet potato (from America!!) fries!  Oh man, I'm hungry now!

Did I tell you that I am completely and totally engulfed in Eminem's new album?


Clodagh a.k.a. Isra said...

Alia first let me say how impressed I am that you plans your meals in advance, I aspire to be you in your kitchen.

Love the new header, but you know me, I want more kids and less cats ;-)

Very nice hand quilting, I am sure the recipient will love it.

Anonymous said...

Oh wow... that is just beautiful! I love the hand-stitching. The colors are yummy... your swap buddy will love it!

Coffeebean's Dailies said...

Clo: thank you! i try to do this. there are days, let me tell ya, that I don't have a clue what to cook! I'm not the plan a week gal. more like, a day in advanced!

LESS CATS??!! Now I know!!

Thank you, I hope she will like it!

Lois: Thank you. We currently have a discussion going on what is aqua, teal and turquoise! It's a debate!

...julia... said...

Oooo, your mama lives in Ohio or your partner lives in Ohio? .............I am from Ohio! So maybe this is for me ;)

It is hard for me to keep quiet too. But I am enjoying the adventure and the hunt to figure out who my buddy is.

I love how your mug rug turned out, it is wonderful

Coffeebean's Dailies said...

Hi Julia!!
My Mom lives in Ohio! So sorry! This is too much fun isn't it!! Thanks for the lovely words! Good luck on the hunt; may our paths cross again!