Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Brown Paper Packages

I'd like to think I was a good cheerleader every month for the Christmas Through the Year Club - would you agree? 
Well, I didn't do a very good job about cheering myself on - sigh!

I am way behind and it's no one's fault but my own.  Bigger Sigh!

 I thought I'd figured out what to do for a handful of blog friends but it simply didn't work out.  I'd never made a mug rug but have loved this pattern by Jodi at Pleasant Home.  Mug rugs and few extras sounded like a good idea until I figured out that I probably should include a mug....screeeeeech......they are not easy to mail. 
Another Sigh!!!
Plan A was scratched and I moved on to Plan B  :-)

(maybe I need to stop making and sending gifts...it's obviously not my forte - walking away mumbling to myself)

Brown Paper Packages are making their way hither and yon. 
I hope Plan B will become one of their favorite things. 

Oh, the cute mug rug? 
It's here to stay.  :-)

I hope your days are merry and bright.

In Friendship!

27 comments:

Sandy said...

Love your mug rug! Happy Holidays!

Anne said...

I got that same pattern fro Jodi and went thru that exact same dilemma. Great minds...

Stitched With Prayer said...

You were indeed a most "WONDER"-ful cheerleader Darlene (my Wonder Quilter)*wink* ... and I love your mug rug, it is adorable. Big Hugs, wishing you a most blessed and Merry Christmas...

AnnieO said...

It would not have occurred to me to expect a mug to go along with the mug rug, Darlene! I think you are a wonderful gift giver.

Cheryl said...

Your mug rug is sweet! And I am sure your bog friends will love their gifts!
Merry Christmas and thank you agin for being such a good cheerleader!

Karen said...

Darlene - you are too hard on yourself. I hope you have a wonderful day today!!

Quilt Hollow said...

I have to think of postage rates. It's really hard to send to so many friends and still have money for a holiday ham! Lol. I try to stick to gifts that are light but full of love too! No sense in being hard on yourself...don't we always say we will do better next year? What a joke right? Lol

Carol said...

Look at those cute packages!

Loris said...

Such a sweet mug rug! People usually have to many mugs anyway. I think the rug is a complete gift in itself and your are wonderful!
The packages look rather fun too :-)

PunkiePie (Jen) said...

Cute mug rug. It's been on my list to do for a while now. Good thing. Keep it for yourself. I need to make a new one for my bedroom. I agree with other posters.. no need to send a mug with the rug. We know everybody has plenty of them. :)

Sandie @ crazy'boutquilts said...

You were a fantastic cheerleader! I was so happy to find I had so many gifts made this year~ thank you!! I don't think you would need a mug to send with a mug rug~ the mug rugs are adorable enough. I love yours. Have a Merry Christmas!

NancyNoBlogBlogs said...

Very cute mug rug. I have two mugs sitting on my desk right now without mug rugs:( I better get busy. Merry Christmas Darlene

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

the mug rug is darling. i am afraid all of my gifties went by the wayside. i've never been very good at making my little gifts early :-( wishing you a very merry christmas.

shez said...

what a sweet mug rug Darlene and i think xmas sneaked up on all of us this year.xx

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Merry Christmas Darlene! I hope you have relaxing and happy holidays.

Cindy said...

I'm reading giggling to myself, Darlene. I LIVE mug rugs I even hang them on the wall above my kitchen counter (below the upper cabinets), perfect place. Now it's called a "Mini Quilt", LOL

Plan B looks like it came together fine

Cindy said...

I'm reading giggling to myself, Darlene. I LIVE mug rugs I even hang them on the wall above my kitchen counter (below the upper cabinets), perfect place. Now it's called a "Mini Quilt", LOL

Plan B looks like it came together fine

sunny said...

I'm sure the recipients of the brown paper packages, wrapped up with string, will be very happy. And for the record, they already have perfectly nice mugs!

Donna S. said...

I don't agree! I have more than enough mugs, have had to eliminate some. I have my own mug but would love a mug rug anytime!!!

paulette said...

Well I am sure enjoying the sweet pillow I received from you last year! Thanks again...I think of YOU every time I sit down in the living room! Which hasn't been often enough...haha
You take care...put your feet up...enjoy the music and the eggnog!
P

Cheryl said...

Love my brown squishy package, and yes it is truly one of my favorite things!! You were the best cheerleader ever!! Too funny...I have that mug rug cut out. Think it might be my January CTTY project. (hugs)

Sinta Renee said...

your mug rug is sweet. I have always wanted to make one of those. Jodi's pattern is great. I think you have been a great cheerleader. I regret not playing along every month! Especially now!

Wendy said...

You were the best cheerleader! Very cute mug rugs.

QuiltNut Creations said...

Your mug rug is just too cute!! Merry Christmas Darlene!

Deanna said...

My life is a "plan B." And, it is a good thing. Unexpected ideas and blessings are frequently better than I would have planned.

Be nice to Darlene!

It IS a cute mug rug.

sajith said...

Really great post for Christmas. You brown paper packaging is very simple and attractive. and it spreads the holiday spirit too

Congratulation
My heart felt Christmas messages to all readers of this blog.

Ranch Wife said...

You were the bestest cheerleader EVER and I will forever be grateful to you! I have that same pattern on my list and it didn't get done last year. I'm glad you're keeping it - it's about time you made something to keep! :)

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