Sunday, October 10, 2010

I received the most wonderful mug rug in our swap!

I am so lucky! I received the most beautiful, involved, detailed mug rug from my friend Angela, Tweedledee Designs, the other day! Not only did she send me an outstanding mug rug, she also sent a stack of beautiful Hawaiian fabrics, 2 drink recipe cards trimmed with cute lime ribbon (I love limes, how did she know?) and a very sweet note. The girl has wonderful handwriting too, something no one will ever accuse me of. lol


Looks great, doesn't it? BUT WAIT, there's more to show you! See the orange striped towel on the left side? It has a secret! I love secrets!

There's a person in shorts, laying half under a multi-colored umbrella, with flip flops and abook, on a cute towel. Star fish and frothy bubbles at the beautiful waters edge. Another umbrella to his right and then one to his left. If you lift up the towel.....


...you'll see NOSEY PARKER!!!!! She would LOOOOOVE the beach! Biggest litter box in the whole world, if you asked her! Easy to dig in, pirate treasure to be exposed and brought home to Mommy, etc.... Seriously cute, isn't it?


And here it is with my new coffee mug- it says SUNSHINE all over it! How perfect is that for the beach? Angela did such a good job on this. Not just in the construction of it, but in the "what would she like, really like, that says I took the time to find out about you and then went that extra mile to make it for you so that you would feel really special?" THAT is what Angela did! And by so doing, she touched my heart and I'll never forget it! Thank you, sweetie, for making this first mug rug swap a HUGE success for me!

Adding my cat to it- sheer genius, if you ask me! I've gotten 3 things now that have NP included or featured and I will treasure them all forEVER!


I can't get over what nice friends I have. I am so lucky.

11 comments:

Princess of Everything (and then some) said...

That is just so awesome! I love the mug rug but to put nosey on it in that way is just way cool!

Millie said...

WOW! Outstanding! Love the drinks recipes too. I would NEVER use that as a mug rug. I would hang it on the wall as a piece of Art!

KarrieLyne said...

Awww! All those details are amazing!!

Alia said...

Brilliant! Superb! Congrats! I so want in!! Round 2 or 3????

Jacque. said...

Holy Cow! Another amazing piece of work (art)! How fun for you to receive this...and I love that she included NP.

Amelia said...

So wonderful!! I can see why you're so thrilled :)

Kandra said...

Oh my goodness! I didn't realize Nosey was on that mug rug! She is pretty awesome and you so deserve it girl!

Susan R said...

WOW! The mug rug is so special! Your partner really has a big heart and she is a fabulous artist as well. What a wonderful gift - to a very special gal! Besides getting such a special package from your partner you deserve a big "Thank You!!" for all that you did for this swap.

You my friend are one in a million!!

Susan

carol said...

I think you got one of the best ones. Is that what happens when you are "Super Mom" of the whole swap? You certainly are deserving!!! It is darling!

eileensideways said...

wow, the stitching and attention to detail is absolutely amazing. you are a lucky woman to receive such a treat.

Angel said...

I have no idea how I have been sewing all of my life, and I just yesterday learned of Mug Rugs!!! I would LOVE to be able to do a swap one day... HOW AWESOME!