Monday, November 14, 2011

A Gift For You

Hi everyone, long time no see - I've been lurking around, but mainly staying off the computer.  I haven't even been sewing much.  Whole days have gone by just being lazy.  And have I enjoyed it!

Today I've uploaded Caroll's Christmas, my new mug rug designs for you.  These designs are named for Caroll at Attic Window Quilt Shop, who was instrumental in helping me start the Christmas Through The Year.  Thank you Caroll!!!

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There are 7 designs total.

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You can make the entire set to give as a gift, or just use one or two.  I first did them in different colored floss, then did the gingerbread men in redwork - love the redwork!  And that one will be for a very special friend for Christmas.  That's my November Christmas Through The Year gift.  Making them in redwork is much faster!

I've decided to name my patterns after my blog friends.  Christmas Through The Year was started for the purpose of having lots of gifties to send out to my bloggy pals, but this year is a tight one financially and I won't be able to send them.  Praise God, we have enough - enough food, enough heat, enough to cover all the bills - He has been so good to us - but there is no extra.  My blog friends have been so very good to me, and I want so much to give back, so I thought and thought about what I could do to thank you all.  And this is what I came up with.  I appreciate you all so very, very much, and love you dearly, so be watching for your names!  They won't be in any particular order, I want the pattern to reflect the person.

You can download Caroll's Christmas here.

It's thunderstorms today, grey and not terribly cold - Hermione was helping me take pictures of the mug rugs.  She thinks I'm silly when I tell her to get down.

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I hope you enjoy my new pattern, if you make some I'd love to see them!

51 comments:

Loris said...

Thank you, Allie for the sweet designs! Just in time to stitch some up for gifts :-)
Hermione knows comfort when she sits on it! The mug rug is probably just her size :-)

Darlene said...

Allie - I've missed you!!! Don't fret about gifts - we can't always give something material but you give with your heart every day.

Love all your sweet designs but those gingerbread boys have captured my heart.

Elisa said...

LOVE IT LOVE IT LOVE IT! So glad to see you have your designing groove on!

WoolenSails said...

Wonderful and generous to make gifts for others.
Hermione looks a lot like izzy, and I bet she leaves lots of soft hair all over, too;)

Debbie

Cheryll said...

Good to have you back! LoVe the designs and what a wonderful idea Allie. Your friends will be honoured!
:)

Sue said...

You are such a sweetheart to make these for other folks.

It's so nice to see you again. I'm trying to stay off of the computer so that I can sew, but it's hard :D

Enjoy your week!

sommeke said...

Thank you, they are lovely patterns!

Jeanette said...

Thankyou Allie. They are so cute. I love them all. Hope i get time to create with them before Christmas. Hugs,

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Lovely to see you back Allie...and how generous a gorgeous design...thanks Allie.

Marilyn said...

Lovely to hear from you Allie. It sounds like a wonderful way to have a little break, to enjoy lazing around. Good for you.
Love your design, they are so cute. And a perfect little redwork gift.
You are such a generous, giving person, and I am so pleased to have met you in blogland.
Take care xx

Michelle Ridgway said...

Lovely to have you back....missed you!! I think your beautiful gift from the heart to everyone is beyond measure. They are so very cute and I am sure you will see many versions coming back to visit you with love.
Blessings Michelle xx

rosie said...

Oh Allie, you give just by being.. Thankyou so much for these gorgeous designs...
Try and relax some more before things get really busy.....

Larissa said...

You are such a sweetheart Allie!! I have loved seeing all the lovely things people have made through the year ... well, since I became such a blog-a-holic, lol ... Are you likely to continue this 'Christmas Through the Year' next year? I would truly love to join in if you do!!
Your patterns are gorgeous, and I thank you for the opportunity to make some of my own for family and friends! Hugs!

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

What a nice Christmas present. Thanks! I was just wondering where you have been...grin. I'm not getting anything down myself.

West Michigan Quilter said...

Allie, these are darling! I can't wait to make them into mug rugs. I've been looking around for some Christmas ideas! You are a sweetheart! So glad you are blogging again. Hope you enjoyed your time off!

MB in MI said...

welcome back! and thankyou for the sweet patterns! will send you a picture when/if i get one finished. ;-)

Cyndi said...

Hey Allie! I've missed you, too! I'm glad that you've been having a nice rest...we all need that once in a while!

These designs are ADORABLE! I just love them...I think the stockings are my favorite. Thank you for thinking of all of us. You have such a giving heart, my friend...just knowing you is gift enough.

I'll call you soon...things have been really crazy around here!

XOXO,

Cyndi

kathy osterby said...

I love your designs. Think I have son\me white quilted fabrics to use using your cute designs.

Grandma Shell said...

That is a really CUTE mug rug! I love doing redwork also, maybe for the same reason. . . . it goes faster!

Grandma Shell said...

PS Forgot to say that Hermoine is BE-U-TI-FUL!!

Linda said...

Thank you!!!! So cute! I love it!!

Stitched With Prayer said...

HI ALLIE!!!! So good to see you back. Hope you had a great rest. You are such a sweetie. Thank you for these delightful designs and mug rug pattern. Love em to pieces.
Don't you be worrying about sending gifts. I can't think of a better gift than being able to call you my friend. Big Big Hugs...

jan said...

So cute! Thanks so much for sharing them! I have been laying low for awhile too. Sometimes, you just have to step away...

NancyB85374 said...

These are so cute! Thank you for sharing. hugs.

Kathy MacKie said...

They are adorable and I have them safely downloaded, thanks1

John'aLee said...

Darling! Good for you taking time off! We have missed you though!

Fleurette said...

Thank you Allie for these lovely designs. Your mug rug is so cute, I love red work too. Glad that you've had a good rest!

Jenny of Elefantz said...

Allie-girl, those are the cheeriest gingerbread men! They made me smile from ear to ear! :-)
Hugs
Jenny
xxxx

Michelle May said...

Glad you're back Allie! Your friendship is the bestest gift of all! Hermione is totally giving you "catitude" in this photo. I love it! hee,hee,hee.
Hugs!

Joanne Lendaro said...

cute designs!!

Dolores said...

What a cute bunch of embroideries. Thank you for your very special gift Allie.

em's scrapbag said...

Thanks for sharing your talent. These are so cute!

GrammaJ said...

Thanks for this cute mug rug. I posted it to my Pinterest so I don't forget it.

desertskyquilts said...

I think that is a lovely idea. Thank you for the pattern, and what a sweet gift for your friends! Your cat is perfect. LOL

Michelle said...

Awesome designs! And Hermione is adorable. I'm glad she taking her QI duties seriously.

susan m hinckley said...

Absolutely darling designs. They have a vintage vibe, and you know I'm a sucker for that. Thanks for putting a smile in my day, Allie!

Sandra :) said...

Caroll's gingerbread mugrug is adorable, as is the always-lovely Miss Hermione!

Sandra (from a hotel in PA, lol!) :)

Mama Pea said...

Allie, you are so generous with your gifts. You are amazing! I think it's so cool that you are naming this after Caroll. How sweet! You both are just the best. I hope we get to meet IRL sometime. I went up to GR last weekend and saw Caroll.

Too many eggs said...

Welcome back , glad you had a good rest

I love your mug rugs they are just gorgeous

O'faigh said...

Hello Allie, I hope you enjoyed your break.....thankyou for the lovely stitchery Christmas Mug Rug patterns....love the colourways you have used....Christmas Through the Year....was fantastic....as I am well ahead with my gifts for this Christmas...hugs O'faigh

Val said...

Allie your designs are lovely. What a nice idea to make designs as gifts. I haven't stitched for a while but your designs are very cute. I will have to make the ginger bread men at least :)

Wendy said...

Thanks for sharing Allie - your designs are lovely. These designs are enough of a present for us all, so thank you xx

Karen said...

I am happy that you are sharing these with your blog friends. A sweet thing to do.

Kate said...

A lovely idea - thank you.

Mama Spark said...

AWESOME stitcheries!! Love the kitty too = )

Carrie P. said...

OH,those are so cute. I love Mr. and Mrs. Snowman. Thanks for sharing.

Sharon said...

Thank you Allie! I LOVE the gingerbread man! You are so sweet to do this! May you be greatly blessed!

Hillbilly Tonya said...

This is so cute, I've yet to make a mug rug. Now is the time!! Thank you!

Fiona said...

you are so special Allie .....
Hugz

Heather x said...

Awesome new designs, my friend! Love everything xmas themed :)
Sorry I haven't been around lately, been chained to my knitting machine trying to get all of my xmas gifts finished :)
Ohhhh lazy days, I could do with some of those lol.
Keep well babe,
*hugs* Heather x

Kate said...

Thank you ... they are quite lovely.

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