Friday, April 12, 2013

It isn't Raining Rain


(Click for music- it will pop up in another window and you can listen whilst you read) 
 "When April Showers come your way, they bring the flowers that bloom in May. So if it’s raining, have no regrets. It isn’t raining rain you know, it’s raining Violets." 
I have had this song stuck in my head ever since this April Showers Mug Rug Hop was announced! So now you can have it stuck in your head too!:)


I was ever so excited that this hop was just in time for my birthday- and my friend Laurie’s birthday too! I decided to make Laurie a rug for her birthday gift, but I’ll show that one in a minute. This is the rug that was inspired by the song that is running through my head. This is MY rug for MY birthday!

I quilted the raindrops around the violets






















I am NOT happy with the FMQ words but I didn’t have time to redo them.


 

 I am so thankful to Gina for reminding me that my day was today – I was thinking that I was on Monday. 


Thank you Internet 



Brain Freeze! My mind is rather occupied with a million things (sound of music Picture)   especially our Hollywood Volunteer Party that is happening on Tuesday. I am glad my day isn’t Monday! 




Laurie’s birthday was on Saturday  so I made her this rug- The Hollywood Party is in black, white and red and they happen to be my favorite colors and Laurie's too, so here is the Yambo Awards Mug Rug: 

 
if you look closely I added an L for Laurie




Sunday evening, while Pastor Fritz was preaching, I was inspired to make this one.

Our Spring Campaign is titled Get in The Boat and Pastor loves to fish, (usually from his kayak- this is a canoe because the kayak looked odd.)  And I had this fish material so….



 Get In The Boat. Made for Pastor Fritz.















  
I think if this fish got in the boat- Pastor might capsize!
 http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-a_DerYmXaNo/UWGwsCg2h7I/AAAAAAAAeKk/w4eFNxenVVQ/s1600/aprilshowerbuttonlg.jpg

I will be cutting a few more rugs in the near future, they are fun to make!
Thank you to Erin and Madame Samm for keeping us all together and inspiring us to try new things!  Have fun hopping over at these fabulous blogs:
FRIDAY, APRIL 12th

Bobbie @ From This to That <--- That's Me
Leslie @ Les Quilts
Kristen @ Meadowbrook
Lavonna @ ZellerWear
Lynn @ Thimblemouse & Spouse
Amy @ Sew Incredibly Crazy
Martha @ Living Life
Shawn @ Creative Inspiraciones
Rhonda @ Sunrise at Ravelly's!
Toye @ Quilting Adventures of a Ginger




84 comments:

Patty C. said...

Violets are always so pretty- enjoyed your mug rug ;)

Rhonda said...

Great job on your mug rugs. Violets remind me to spring weather which at the moment central Texas is "not" having...LOL

Lavonna ZWB said...

Lovely. Thank you for sharing with us. :)

Martina said...

I love violets! Lovely mug rug!

Martina said...

I love violets! Lovely mug rug!

Amy said...

Loved your mug rugs! I think your right about the fish, his boat would surely capsize. Great work on all of them! :)

feltfree på Åsly said...

so lovely these mug rugs.
thanks for sharing.
Frederika

AnitaS said...

Lovely violets. Thanks for sharing.

Nati said...

Really pretty, thanks for sharing!

charlotte said...

Such cute mug rugs. Thanks for sharing.

Madame Samm said...

enjoyed the view....it's friday fish day....cool! lol

Alcea Rosea 31 said...

I love the violets, the black and red is very dramatic and the fish fan will be delighted.

Judy Cooper Textile Images said...

Great job! Thanks for sharing

newsurfiegirl said...

What creative mug rugs. Thanks for sharing

Gwen said...

What great mug rugs! I especially like the violet one--just lovely!

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

Great work on your project....I really like violets

Carol said...

Happy Birthday! Violets are a nice gift for you and the red, black, white mug rug is pretty classy!

Patty D from NC said...

Thanks for sharing! Happy birthday.

Linda said...

Yes, I have that stuck in my head too now! :)
Your projects are so pretty! Thank you for showing us!

Sowing Stitches said...

Now I have a song running through my head after seeing the cute fishing mug rug. :) Want to join in? ...who did, who did, who did,who did swallow Jonah, Jonah...whale did, whale did, whale did, whale did swallow Jonah... :) Thanks for sharing your precious mug rugs and filling the air with joyful songs this Firday morning! Beulah

Elizabeth Coughlin said...

That fishing mug rug is really clever!

krislovesfabric said...

Love your fishing rug :)

Jeanie said...

Nice mug rugs! Your FMQ is great...it shouldn't look perfect, it should look like handwriting. Lovely job!

Sharon said...

Love the mug rugs and your friend will love hers I am sure. Have a fun day.

Cathy said...

Thank you for sharing your lovely mug rug!

Dee said...

Well, if it is going to rain, violets are a good choice. Much better than the snow in MN

Just Quilt It said...

Great job and what a great motto for these rainy days. I'll remember--it's raining violets.

Joyce Carter said...

Happy Birthday, Bobbie! Great job on the mug rugs. I love the stitching on the first one. I think it looks very good.(I can't even read mine)And The one you made for your friend is beautiful. It is very striking in the black, white, and red. Thank you so much for sharing.

Julie said...

great variety of mug rugs!

Deb@asimplelifequilts said...

I would love to have it rain violets! Very cute work...

Quilter Kathy said...

You did a great job free motion quilting the words...that is hard to do! Love the mats you made!

patchouli moon studio said...

Nice assortment of mug rugs.

Beth said...

Cute rugs. Thanks for sharing.

Joanne said...

These are fun! I'm glad I'm not the only one who was confused on when she has to post. Fortunately it's not until next week. Whew!! Thanks for sharing your creations with us today.

Patty said...

Great job on your mugs. I'll wager both loved their gifts.

Theresa said...

Lovely mug rugs, great job!

Judy B said...

Love your mug rugs, very pretty! Thanks for sharing.

Britt-Inger said...

Your mug rugs are so cute. Love them. Thanks for sharing

Tammy said...

What gorgeous mug rugs you have created. Very creative indeed.

Gill said...

Great mug rugs! I love violets too!
Thank you for sharing!

BizyStitches said...

Enjoyed your mug rug and your blog. Thanks for sharing.

madebymeinred said...

Violets and spring go together thanks to the rain. Your mug rug is delightful.

Linda J said...

Happy Birthday to you and Laurie! Looks like you have all bases covered including the late edition of a fish themed one for the pastor. Well done on all of them! I had forgotten the song about raining violets.

Cecilia said...

Happy Birthday! I enjoyed seeing all of your rugs, they are so cute. Thanks for sharing.

Stitches said...

Great job on all of your mug rugs, very nice

Newbie Jen said...

That's better than having "It's raining Men" stuck in your head! I've been singing that one for days.

tink's mom said...

You are correct it will stuck in all our heads for the rest of the day. Great job on the rugs. Happy B'day to you and your friend.

Vickie said...

Very clever, they all great !

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Lovely and clever mug rugs - thank you for sharing with us.

apple blossom said...

love the red and black mug rug

Pauline said...

I didn't know the song, but absolutely love it! Great way to look at things! I enjoyed your mug rugs, they are so nice. Congratualtions to Laura.Have a great Hollywood Vulenteer Party!
Thanks for sharing.

Cathi said...

Lovely mug rugs! The violets definitely make me think of spring.

NotionNanny said...

very nice mug rugs. good Job!

Corina said...

nice mugrugs!

Kirsten said...

Beautiful violets!

Marisa Garcia said...

Beautiful!
Marisa

Kathy H said...

Very cute mug rugs. I love the black and white and red combo. I am making a baby quilt right now with those colors. I also love the "it's raining violets" very sweet.

LJ said...

I loved the violets mug rug so much! Perfect as an interpretation of the song. FMQ is hard enough but writing is another ballgame; I thought you did a fine job on the letters.

jmniffer said...

I hadn't heard that song before...I would rather have had rain instead of the snow that fell yesterday! Thanks for sharing.

Mara said...

Aren't mug rugs fun to make, great job on all of yours, loving the turtle bag you made below, so cute.

lori said...

very nice love Pastor's too......

Jacque said...

Wonderful old song, and love your mug rugs!

Lou said...

Too cute!!!!
Love the way you incorporated the inital and then the fish:)
Good ideas!

Kathy @ Kwilty Pleasures said...

Fun creations. Thnx for sharing.

Brenda said...

Fun mug rugs! And thank you for sharing this song for our listening pleasure!

Janet said...

Very fun! I love the violets rain - I hadn't heard the song before. And the perspective on the fish one is fabulous!

JustPam said...

The yellow with the purple is so pretty, nice job.

DeAnna S. said...

Your violet fabric is so nice and I love the fishing one. Good job. Thanks for sharing. Enjoyed reading through your blog.

This Dog's Mom said...

I love the idea of raining violets! Thanks for sharing!

Gina said...

Happy Birthday to you and your friend! I love all of them! The violets are beautiful, the one for Laurie is elegant and your Pastor is sure to love the one you made for him! That's great you tried the FMQ writing - I couldn't have done it! Thanks for participating & inspiring us!

Wendy said...

Great Job Robin! And don't worry about your FMQ ... cherish the fact it's finished, it's a bit whimsical and yours... Thank you for sharing! ... p s you may have to add a bit of netting to your preacher's mug rug to keep the fish outta the boat ;)

Cindy said...

Love your mug rugs thank you for sharing!

Erin @ Sew at Home Mummy said...

Beautiful rugs! They can be addicting, hey? Thanks so much for participating in the hop!

{ HeatherK @ AReformedHeath'n } said...

Thanks for the inspiration. I tried FMQ words on a project a couple of months ago and it was harder than I thought. Good job!

Emily C said...

Love the fish. He caught the big one!

Karen O said...

Love your mug rug with the violets. One of my favorite flowers.

sandra said...

Love all of your mug rugs very creative and fun.

Sunshine Girl said...

They are lovely - thanks for sharing.

Simone said...

Very elegant! You did a nice job. I love violets; it's one of the few flowers I've been able to grow. Thanks for sharing!

Bente-I like to QuiltBlog said...

they are so cute, thanks for sharing ☺

evelyn said...

They are addictive aren't they. Love the umbrella and violets. Your FMQ letters are better than I could do.

Scrapbook-ChickADoodle said...

Love all 3 mug rugs. Thanks for sharing.

Susan said...

Thank you for sharing your creativity with us.

Mrs.Pickles said...

lovely work thanks for sharing!