Sunday, January 8, 2012

A Year in Rugs

Here's the deal. A nice crazy SUPER AWESOME bloggy friend came up with this zany idea and collaborated with a "partner in crime" (ahem, whats the crime for collaboration??) and we decided we would like to have a bunch of us get together and have a "holiday mug rug swap" which means starting with Valentines Day through Christmas of this year you will make a mug rug for a new partner for each of the holidays listed below. I (ME? HAAHAHA! Said crazy friend...) will send out a news blip to tell you who your partner is for each Holiday and will post the details here and on her blog as well without revealing who has who for the holiday. So you can join up here but can also follow Jeanne on her blog The Learning Curve for details or better yet  follow us both. It is all for the fun of getting a sweet "gifty" from someone new 8 or 9 times a year!!!!

Holidays/Seasons/Events & mail out dates:

February: Valentines Day Mail Feb. 7th

March: St. Patrick's Day Mail March 7th

April: Easter or April Showers Mail April 7th

May-June Spring Break

July: Independence Day/4th of July Mail June 28th YES -  June 28th

August: Summer Break

September: Back to School or Labor Day or End of Summer (your choice) Mail September 7th - Please email in August stating if you are going to want to send for Labor Day so we can get partner info out early enough!!!

October: Halloween Mail October 7th

November: My (Jeanne's) Birthday you all have to send me one ( just kidding!) Thanksgiving Mail November 7th

December: Christmas or Winter Time Mail December 7th

Birthdays: Who doesn't love birthdays??  Let us know if you are interested in this aspect and when your birthday is

We think if we all hurry and sign up we can get this done in time to get to your partner for Valentines Day. That means you have to ship it on February 7th to arrive in time in the US. If you are interested get with me or Jeanne before next week Tuesday the 17th (yes, short turn around!) and we will have your partner's name to you on Wednesday the 18th.

If you want to play sign up by posting a comment here or here.

Message from Jeanne: YaY, I love love, love valentines and Love LOve LOVE my friends. Hurry, let's do this.


For this swap, you will make one Mug Rug with a Valentines Day theme. A nice size for finish is approximately 10″x6″ (or 9.5″/10.5″ x 6.5″). Let's make them with 100% cotton, quilted, and bound securely (no raw or zig-zagging or serging the edges). You can piece, embroider or applique your design just make sure it is washable, I would love a small label or at least written on the back who, what, where and why so let's do that too. And make sure you have it in the mail by February 7th. We have to be diligent on this one so everyone gets a Valentine please. I will set up a

Flickr page and you can post your works in progress but don't disclose your swap-pee's name. (I love that "swap-pee" LOL)

The Rules

1. Make one mug rug to send to your secret person.

2. Use a Valentine Day theme.

3. Use 100% cotton. (Batting/filler optional)

4. Can be pieced, appliqued, embroidered.

5. Must be washable.

6. Label or write on the back: To: partners name From: your name Date: Valentines Day 2012

or February 14, 2012 (something like that).

7. Last day to sign up is Tuesday Jan. 10th.

8. Add pictures of WIP to Flickr account if you want

9. Keep secret who your partner is.

10. Mail it out on February 7th NO LATER or they might not get it.

****Anyone not able to meet the shipping deadline needs to actively communicate around this - lack of communication will cause one to not be welcome to participate in any other of either of our swaps for the rest of this year.****

1 comment:

  1. Hi Jaqueline....I have joined your Year in Rugs Swap and am wondering about the Flickr Site....didn't find it when I searched for "A Year in Rugs"......I am a member of the Name Game Swap on Flickr but couldn't find one for this swap....Am looking forward to swapping for St. Patricks Day!