Saturday, January 2, 2016

Surprise Gift and OPAM December 2015


I hope you all had a wonderful Holiday Season. For us, it was quiet and nice. 

I didn't do much sewing last month. Dear 'Nina' acted up and refused to sew. About 3 months ago 'Nina' was in for a long overdue service and there were no reason for it to act up. Horror scenarios was the mother board had to be changed and that costs money!  The Bernina guy did some service tests and didn't find anything wrong. The day we picked it up, I did test sewing and it worked perfect. No clue what the problem was. One suggestion is the high humidity here or dust / lint on a sensor... It has behaved after the trip to Port Louis, so perhaps it just needed a 'city dose'! Who knows?! :) 

I'm so flattered! One of my returning customers on Etsy is so happy with the custom orders I made for her that she sent me a hand warmer mug as a 'thank you'. 

The mug rug is one that has been sitting here F-O-R-E-V-E-R waiting for the binding to be hemmed. 
This mug rug is MINE and only MINE! LOL Most of the items I make are for sale in my Etsy shop and I seldom make anything for me or our home. 

I've never seen a coffee mug like this before. 
Not the right time of the year for a hand warmer mug, but I will definitely use it during 'winter'.

Couldn't resist making some nurse mug rugs! 
These are perfect gifts for a nurse. 

I finished a table topper too. I had some leftover fabrics from table runners I made earlier and what I had left was just enough for this table topper. Love this pattern! 

We are already a couple of days into 2016 and for me that means it is time to attack UFO's! I have pulled them out already and it looks like I have to buy more fabrics to finish some of them. I don't make New Year's resolutions, but I hope to stay on the fabric diet. I forgot all about fabric diet and bought way to many fabrics at the end of 2015! Shame on me! 


Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

I have never heard of a hand warmer mug but it is beautiful - any idea where it was purchased? Glad you got your sewing machine working again - one reason I do not want to get an expensive electronic sewing machine is for the reason you state - expensive to repair!

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Perfect mugs for nurses Astrid!

Karen S said...

What a lovely gift from a thoughtful customer!
Beautiful work with your mug rugs and the table topper.
I am pleased you have chosen something to keep for yourself.

Bev C said...

Hello Astrid,

Happy New Year and good luck with the fabric diet.

Happy days.

Anne-Kristine / Hjertesøm said...

Den kaffekoppen kunne jeg godt trengt her hjemme, selv om jeg fremdeles ikke drikker kaffe, for her er det kaldt om dagen, og jeg har ispinner til fingre :-( Satser på å få litt varmen nå når jeg kan begynne å sy igjen...måtte jo pakke bort litt i julen.
Elsker de sykepleier-mugrugs´ene dine. Tror kanskje jeg må lage noen sånne etterhvert jeg også...jeg har jo stoffene :-)