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    December Mug Rug Swap

    A New Year begins...Do you celebrate New Year's Eve? or do you have something on your wish list that you want to accomplish? What does the New Year have in store for you? Make a mug rug that is a celebration of the new year to you. This month will be the maker's choice.



    What is a mug rug? A mug rug is an item you use to place a cup of coffee, tea or soda on, along with a small snack plate/napkin beside it. It’s approximately 9”x8” or larger so both items will fit. Please do not make it smaller than 9”x 8” (unless your partner tells you specifically that she wants a smaller size), as that is quite small for both items as it is!



    1. You will be assigned a partner. This is not a secret pal swap. Each partner will contact the other partner for addresses. You are encouraged to talk to each other and find out little things about them so you can make a special gift just for them. Then plan a special mug rug. Will you appliqué or paper-piece or just go with regular piecing? Will you make your mug rug rectangular, circular, square, hexagonal? How you choose to make your mug rug is up to you, but make it with love & pride!


    2. The mug rug must be made with 100% quilter’s cotton, with a nice cotton batting in between to protect furniture from possible damage due to heat/cold. Use a binding method you are comfortable with, or practice & learn a new binding technique! Also, the mug rug must be quilted. Remember, this is a gift you are making for someone. Be proud of your work & do your best. And be kind about what you receive. If you have any issues, please work it out with your partner first, before contacting me; communication is key. This board is for all of us to make friends & have fun.


    3. You must send me a P.M. with your name, address, e-mail address and phone number by November 31st. Deadline to send out swaps is December 20th & don’t forget to send me notice, with tracking number, that you have sent to your partner. Any delays in mailing must be shared with me prior to the deadline of December 20th. I want everyone to receive a partner’s trade. We should not have to request angels. Again, communication is important. You can be forgiven if something comes up & you notify your partner & me prior to the deadline. But if you don’t communicate & don’t send out a mug rug to your partner, you will be locked out of swapping with this group and negative feedback will insure other swap groups know you didn't send. Also, if your partner has not sent to you by the deadline & you have not heard from her, please let me know. I’m pretty easy-going about things, but there is rarely a good reason for non-communication. If your partner has not communicated with you at all, let me know way before the deadline so we can possibly avoid a problem later.


    4. Also, please let me know if you can mail internationally! This is important, as we have quite a few international swappers who want to join us, & I don’t want anybody to be left out. So if you can ship internationally — even just one time — that would make it more fun for our overseas & Canadian swappers!


    5. You are free to include little gifties with your mug rug, handmade or store-bought; it’s up to you. But you are only obligated to send a mug rug. Nothing else is required in this swap.


    6. Any questions? Contact me immediately and I will help get you started.


    7. Please take a photo before you ship your package to your partner, just in case she cannot post a photo. We all love to see photos! But don’t post it until you know your partner has received your package & that she is unable to post a photo herself.


    8. Be sure to label the outside of the package with the name of the swap & your swap name. Many people sign up for more than one swap & it can be confusing to the recipient in trying to figure out which swap it came from.


    9. And most of all — just have fun!


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    Got your names ladies but if you haven't sent me a PM with your info, you won't be added to the list of names for the swap. I will try and check in often but if you don't know, we have put our double wide trailer up for sale and bought a house. We close on December 6th, so we have had to buy new furniture for a 3 bedroom house , put the trailer up for sale and now it's packing time. Please don't be alarmed if I don't post everyday but I'll try to check in often..

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    Ideas anyone? I am having a little trouble with this one. I would want to make something my partner would like to receive. I guess my imagination is on vacation.

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    Lilrain, I thought it would be fun for you to let your partner know what you are looking forward to in the New Year. If you have a tradition of going out to dinner New Year's Eve, do you go to a house party or give one yourself, are you going to buy a new car, a new house, are you updating, a new grandchild, children getting married, winter sports or are you looking forward to spring and planting a garden. Doesn't need to be hard...just something you are looking forward to whether it's a real thing or a "wishful thinking". Hope that makes it easier. Anybody else with some ideas??

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    The list so far:
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    Quote Originally Posted by jaba View Post
    Lilrain, I thought it would be fun for you to let your partner know what you are looking forward to in the New Year. If you have a tradition of going out to dinner New Year's Eve, do you go to a house party or give one yourself, are you going to buy a new car, a new house, are you updating, a new grandchild, children getting married, winter sports or are you looking forward to spring and planting a garden. Doesn't need to be hard...just something you are looking forward to whether it's a real thing or a "wishful thinking". Hope that makes it easier. Anybody else with some ideas??
    i know something we do every year is come up with a word at the New Year that we hope to focus on for the year. Like this year for me was “create”, but in the past it has been restoration, productive, present, joy and focus. I thought it would be cool to do a mug rug that represents the word of our partner so that she can have it front of her all year long as a reminder bring back to her mind of the word she chose for the year. Just a suggestion. ��
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    I am still confused. First it says "maker's choice", then says let your partner know what you are looking forward to. I think I better sit this one out, and check back for January's.

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    It is the maker's choice, Lilrain. For me, I may make a mug rug with a house or a swimming pool. I will be letting her know that I am looking forward to moving and having a new house or my new pool that I can swim in everyday.
    Texastam, that would be fun too, you can ask your partner is she'd like to do that or you could make her one that says create.

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    Jaba is it warm enough in Florida to use the pool most of the winter? We have been looking at places in Texas and Az but the average winter temp is to chilly for a pool.

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    Last winter here was pretty warm and it's suppose to be this year too It always feels warm to me when you're use to below zero all winter. The pool does have a heater though , just in case

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    Just looked it up and the average is 75

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    Hi Guys,

    There is still time to sign up for our lovely little pincushion swap. Sign-ups run until the 30th November. come on over and take a look.... come on, you can manage to make a little pincushion - LOL LOL LOL.

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    Thanks Jaba good to know about the temps

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    I may have figured this out. By letting your partner know what you are looking forward to in the new you, doesn't mean so they make a mug rug with that theme. You are letting them know by what you make. Is that correct?

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    I love mug rugs!
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    I think you are right Lilrain

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    Yes Lilrain that is right. I’ve had some of you sending me a pm saying sign me up but no info. You will not be on the list to swap if I don’t have your info. If you want to swap, please send name, address and phone info. My laptop went to the geeks today, dropped the internet hookup for some reason so will see how long it takes before I try and post sign ups again on my I pad. Hope you understand, please be patient, I will get partners posted on time.

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    The list so far:
    jmoore
    CookieZenmilk
    terriamn
    mpepperm37
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    Still a couple of days to sign up ladies. I know you all can think of something to make for your partner. Come join the group, they don't take long to make and it will be like getting an extra present for Christmas. If you have just sent me your name, you are not on this list. Board rules ladies, I need your info

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    Small group. Guess one could make a scrappy, looking forward to using fabrics already in your possession.

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    Ladies, please send your info so I can add you to the list for swapping. Partners will be posted tomorrow

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    Jaba, just sent you a pm with my info.
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    Okay ladies, we have a very small group this month, maybe because it is a busy month or the theme was wrong. For those swapping be sure to mail by the 20th or earlier if you'd like to. Contact your partner for their address and let the sewing begin

    Mpepperm37 - jaba

    TexasTam - Jan R.

    cookiezenmilk - jmoore

    Kwyltaholic - terriamn

    Have fun ladies! Just so you know I will be gone for the weekend and won't be back until Monday morning. Going to Miami for the football game, and then on Tuesday we close on our new house. Anyone want to come and help move? I think I better get to sewing soon but have to move first so I can unpack material. I didn't plan on swapping this month for this reason but will get it done.

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