Thursday, March 28, 2013

Mug Rug Exchange

One of the truly wonderful things about quilting is that it has always been a mechanism to draw people together, whether through groups gathered around a quilting frame or via the technology of today’s Internet. 

My partner for the Rugs with Friends exchange group this turn hales from Australia, and her mug rug arrived this week.  She made it with fabrics that have images of animals and plants native to her homeland, and her package included these generous extras:  an Australian quilting magazine and two cuts of floral fabrics in my favorite color, blue.  I am so very pleased. 
Unfortunately, the package I mailed to her more than two weeks ago has still not arrived and I am concerned that I may need to send her another.

The Texas Hill Country has been enjoying a very pleasant and early spring.  We received little rain during the winter and what we did have came at the wrong time for optimal bluebonnets. 
Bob took me for a spin Monday in his new utility vehicle and I snapped this photo of an old rock fence I had never seen before.  These are rapidly disappearing from the countryside, but this one is in a secluded spot that has remained undisturbed.

Here is a slightly different view of Packsaddle Mountain.

Here are Chloe and Harley enjoying an outing in the back of Bob’s Ranger.


Quilting Babcia said...

What a fun mug rug and gifts! I wouldn't despair just yet about your package - the few that I have sent to Australia have generally taken at least three weeks to arrive at their destination.

My Sister Made Me Do It.... said...

The mug rug is lovely and thanks for taking us with you on your little is always nice to find new sights not seen before...