Saturday, September 08, 2012

Embroidered Mug Rug

On Saturday I got an adorable embroidery file.  It makes a mug rug in the hoop.  The mug rug is 5" by 7" so it takes a larger hoop than five by seven.  Luckily I have a larger hoop. Now I confess that I tried one time and messed up big -because I didn't read the instructions. Ha. I know, typical man.  I will say in my defense that I usually DO read the instructions first on most things.
So the second one is missing the fabric die cut that should make the bird's body.  I think it is still just as cute as it can be.
My top stitching is a bit lacking on this, but isn't the design just as cute as can be?  I got it from a friend who is an embroidery digitizer.  When it is available to the public, I will let you know about it.

Meanwhile,  suppose I say I am giving this one away? At some point in the last week I hit 375 followers. I would love to have at least 500.   So here is the deal:
You must be a follower to win - make a comment and tell me you are a follower - I will check.
For an extra entry - have my blog badge on your blog. Tell me so in a second comment.
For a third entry - Follow my Facebook page  Tell me so in a another comment. (I added a LIKE button on the right sidebar)
For a fourth entry - blog about this - Tell me so in a another comment and tell me where so I can see it.

I will probably not reply to all the comments.

End date: September 22nd.

I will leave this open for a week - My apologies, but I must make this US mailing addresses only so I don't have to spend a lot of time at the post office (I work when they are open!)  All you non-US addresses, I do appreciate you also.  I am trying to think of a cool digital giveaway I can do just for you.  (I will take suggestions!)

I hope you are having a lovely week.

UPDATE:  There will be two winners - the second one will get this Songbird Mug Rug.

45 comments:

Quiltingranny said...

I have been a follower for awhile now and this is simply adorable!

Quiltingranny said...

#2- Following you on Facebook now!

SewCalGal said...

Very cute Gene. What a fun design and I think you did a great job stitching it out. Very cute mug rug. Certainly would make for a nice gift as well as a way to make service coffee or tea special.

SewCalGal
www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

Tangos Treasures said...

I love it!!

Tangos Treasures said...

i'm a follower

Tangos Treasures said...

I also follow you on facebook

Teresa said...

I'm a follower, Gene! It is so cute!

Teresa said...

I have your blog button on my blog, too!

Teresa said...

I also, like your facebook page!

Barbara said...

Cute as a button, Gene. I'm a die hard follower and commenter so I can't stay away from this one. Not good at blogging with badges and such without my full computer, plus I have thus far (wish me luck!) avoided facebook (dont want to spend my *entire* life on electronics, the addict said), so just one entry for me. Good luck to everyone!

Jennifer Gail said...

I follow you everywhere.

Jennifer Gail said...

I have your button on my sidebar. I don't do facebook.

Marjorie said...

Hi Gene, I almost think I like it better without the die cut - I love red and blue together.

Kate Brown said...

That is just adorable!! My machine says it does embroidery I just have no clue how. None of it is in the instructions. Evidently it is a secondary skill for it :)

Jackie said...

don't include me in the giveaway, I am Canadian, but just wanted to tell you it is sooo cute!

VickiT said...

OH my gosh, that's super cute. I LOVE that little bird.

I've been a follower for quite awhile now. Thanks for the chance to win this.


Also ~ when you have a few minutes could you please email me? I have a few questions I need/want to ask you before Tuesday morning. Thanks.

IHaveANotion ~ Kelly Jackson said...

Gene....you are always doing something fun and new...love the mug rug.

Smiles,
Kelly

luv2quilt2 said...

Beautiful little mug rug. Such a cute design.

Joanne Lendaro said...

Too Cute!! Love the birds!

Joanne Lendaro said...

I'm a follower...thanks Gene!!

Snoodles said...

Gene, you know I've been following you for some time now. LOL
Love these cute little birdies, and would give one of them a happy home!

Snoodles said...

Your button is on my blog sidebar, too! Thanks for the chance to win!

judy said...

so very cute

Linda said...

What an adorable little bird!
I am a follower!

A.J. Dub. (Amy) said...

I am a blog follower, of course! :)
Fun little mug rugs!

A.J. Dub. (Amy) said...

I also follow you on Facebook.

hueisei said...

Cute :) I follow your blog :)

Mary C said...

I follow your blog!

Mary C said...

Love these cute little birds!!

Barbara said...

m following your Blog.

Barbara said...

I have liked you on facebook.

Barbara said...

Did I tell you that your blog is great, but I don't have an Embroiderey machine, so I would like to win you mug rug.

Judy B said...

Love your mug rugs! Thank you for sharing and the great giveaway. I don't have a blog or do facebook, sorry. I am a follower on Google.
jbechosend at sbcglobal dot net

Patty said...

I found you through Freemotion by the River. I love your mug rugs. I don't have a blog, I just enjoy reading(and lurking) others. I am going to enjoy this one.

Connie said...

What beautiful work Gene! Makes me want to buy an embroidery machine! What beautiful blocks! I can't wait to see it when you put them all together! Thanks for sharing.
Freemotion at the River Linky Party Tuesday

Shelia said...

Very cute. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

Marcia W. said...

Congratulations, MarciaW
You are now following Gene Black an Alabama Artist and Quilter
I just don't understand blogger because I was following you, so it says it added me back... think that a programmer just put something in the code to trigger on my name and aggravate me!
Anyway, Gene, those are cute birdies and mug rugs.

sewmeow said...

Gene...those are so cute, and love your blog! Marjorie is so talented and you bring her creativeness to life! Great job.

I've got to get back to blogging again...vowing to do it. This past summer has been too busy for everything I had to do and the blog took the back seat. Now...it's time to do it again.

I want to see a picture of your eyes...mine need this sooooo badly.

hugs to you
Judy

Toni said...

i am now following on GFC, love this rug
thanks
tmarie56@hotmail.com

Vesuviusmama said...

I'm a follower, count me in!

Pat said...

Hey, there. I just put your blog button in a prominent place on my blog to try to help you get closer to the 500 follower mark. You know I follow you also on Facebook, but you don't have to enter me in this giveaway.....let these cute mug rugs go to two of the others. Having you as a friend is gift enough for me!

Denise :) said...

I'm a follower, Gene! And I'm a songbird, too! LOL! :)

Denise :) said...

And I'm following your FB page, too! :)

Jean said...

These are both really cute, but I don't see what the accident is. I know nothing about machine embroidery, though, so that is probably why!

Rita said...

I follow you through my google reader. Thanks for the chance to win.