Sunday, October 21, 2012

HAPPY MAIL & Quick n Easy Coasters

Donna, of BrynwoodNeedleworks, sent me a surprise bit of Happy Mail. A set of colorful charm squares and a sweet note. Thank you, Donna! I have already put the charms into a project.

Happy Mail - surprise gifty from Donna
The pic below shows some very quick to make Coaters. Take 6 charms for each coaster: fold 4 of them in half, arrange, stitch and turn. I like to zigzag the edge before turning - they launder better that way.  These are so fast, so easy... too cute. Make great gifts.
Coater on left shows zigzagged edge & Coaster on right is turned right side out - finished.
Coasters slip over the foot of a wine glass making them very useful at parties.
It was really really hot a few days ago. Got up to 90 INside the house! Thank Heavens for fans. Below is Missy's solution to keeping cool while napping. I just can't resist sharing this cute picture of Missy stretched out over the edge of one of her beds taking an afternoon snooze. So darling!
Missy stretched out trying to get cool on a hot day.
Until next time. .  . what are you working on today???

Quilty Hugs,

6 comments:

Emily Breclaw said...

Nothing beats happy mail! What sweet coasters!!

Pat from Florida said...

Love those coasters. My tutorial on them is the most viewed post on my blog!

Nice giftie! She is so sweet.

Sheila said...

Such sweet pictures! Thanks for the zig zag tip : )

krista said...

those coasters are so cool! and missy is one cute kitty :D

Amy @ Butterfly Angels Quilting said...

I just made a HUGE stack of these myself. We have a craft fair in (akk) 17 days! My favorite quick project! (squeegeatc@aol.com)

Connie said...

Great coasters Cyn and love the fabrics! Missy really, really looks comfortable on "her" afghan! Thanks for sharing.
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