April Showers Mug Rug Hop - Day 7!

11:00:00 PM

Hi all!

Happy Tuesday. I hope everyone is having a creative week so far!

As "The Other Blog" (the blog where those creators whom have no blog can post their creations) has closed down, I've agreed to 'host' a guest post for Eleni today!

Here is her post:


Hello everyone!
This is day no7 of the Apring Showers Mug Rug Blog Hop!! Thanks to Madame Samm (Sew we quilt) and Erin Davis (Sew at home mum), we get to create some wonderful mug rugs and share them with each other.
This is my first blog hop - had no idea what it was, but wanted to join in anyways - and since im fairly new to sewing and quilting, i tried my best. I ended up hand-stitching my applique pieces with blanket stich  - since i prefer this stitch for this kind of work, but my machine does not have it, i have to do it by hand! and finally i hand-quilted around the flowers and the rooster, plus the sun and its rays to add some more texture.
So, here it is! I am from Greece and I live in Chania, Crete, in a small suburb close to the city. The house i rent is situated between some plots of land with olive, lemon and orange trees, some goats and lambs, chickens and roosters etc... Now that spring is finally here, the roosters are highly active -in general- and all day long all they do is eat, chase the chickens around and cock-a-doodle-do (in english) or kikirikou (in greek)...i believe you can see the picture here!



So this is dedicated to the roosters with a funky twist!!!
The image i used to trace my applique is taken from artedalucimar in her FB page, whom i thank again for letting me use her image.
So, hope you like my mug rug - which apparently became quite large but i still like it- as much as i liked making it!!!
Have fun hopping over to the other fab blogs as well!!!



Thank you Eleni - very beautiful mug rug - I love that rooster!

Here is the schedule for today's hoppers:

TUESDAY, APRIL 16th
Cathi @ Quilt Obsession
Jane @ Jane's Fabrics and Quilts
Heidi @ Nutz4Redwork
Cherry @ Cherry'sPrairiePrimatives
Christine @ Quilt Monster in my Closet
Vickie @ More Stars in Comanche
Pauline @ Stekje
Jan @ Jan's Art Friendzy
Nissa @ Nissa Made Stuff
Robin @ As Sweet As Peaches
Lyndsey @ Sew Many Yarns
Eleni - Guest Post @ Sew at Home Mummy - HERE!

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57 comments

  1. Eleni, your funky rooster mug rug is adorable! Made me smile the second I saw it!

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  2. Love you rooster mug rug! Thank you for joining the hop and for sharing.

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  3. I'm in love with your mug rug ! I'm a new chicken owner, "sew" it really crows to me !

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  4. It's a great size, Eleni, and it's very cute. Love that it is so funky.

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  5. It is extremely cute, and great idea to host other people's creations!

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  6. What a lovely mug rug. I like the roaster.

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  7. Eleni, I love your funky roaster, I like the use of color. Thanks for sharing!

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  8. Thank you all my dear friends, you made me pround and smile as well!!! thanks for stopping by Erin's blog to see us! xx

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    1. Dear Eleni, since you are a no-reply blogger, I like to thank you for your sweet comment on my mug rugs. I hope you will enjoy your day, it's still early, much more kind words will come your way.

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    2. oh Thank you Pauline,you are so kind! here in Greece it is 12.19pm and we're at work at the moment, but im so excited with everybody's work, and thankful for everyones comments on my work as well!!

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  9. Eleni it is a great job for your first mug rug. Love your rooster.

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  10. OH Eleni so wonderful to be your first mug rug. It is so fun and awesome. Thanks for sharing
    Britt-Inger in Sweden

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  11. Wonderful, fun rooster! I can hear him causing a ruckus! Thanks for sharing today!

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  12. So cute Erin!! I just love your funky rooster

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  13. Love your rooster Eleni - thanks for sharing.

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  14. Yes you made me smile....I can just picture rooster chasing chickens in your country...what a lovely morning it would be ....glad you played along with us.

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  15. Very cute! So springy and fun!

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  16. That is the cutest mug rug! So glad you shared.

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  17. Adorable - nothing says good morning like chickens:)

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  18. Eleni, your rooster is wonderful! Thank you for participating in the blog hop.

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  19. So nice of you Erin to post here for Eleni. Eleni you rooster is so fun. Glad you got to join the hop.

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  20. Eleni, welcome to your first blog hop! I hope you are having fun! Your mug rug looks great and is so fun! Thanks for participating and inspiring us. Thanks to Erin to for sharing her blog with you! I hope you create your own blog to share your creativity with us!

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  21. You did a wonderful job with your rooster! We have lots of roosters here on our place and they do just like the ones in Greece, particularly with the chasing of the hens! A rooster mug rug is perfect for spring!

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  22. Very cute. The chickens are definitely more active when the days get longer. Nice job on your mug rug!

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  23. What an adorable rooster! It was so fun to read about your life in Greece, too. Thanks for sharing with us!

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  24. Wonderful mug rug. I really like the rooster.

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  25. Great mug rugs - I especially like the cockerel!
    Thank you for sharing!

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  26. Eleni, I love your mug rug! The stitching looks good, and I think the colors are perfect for Spring!

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  27. Eleni, your mug rug is sooo cute. I really like the rooster and the stitching is beautiful. Thank you for sharing. Great job!

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  28. Cute! And I love the story that goes with it. Thank you for sharing!

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  29. Fun rooster! I have a neighbor with one that we can hear from time to time. And I thought I'd miss things like that when I moved into the city :) Great job!

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  30. Very cute! I love how colorful your rooster is.

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  31. Eleni I LOVE your Funky Rooster to pieces. It is just gorgeous malorgeous.

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  32. You did come up with a funky rooster, he sure is cute. Thanks for being in the hop.

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  33. Love your funky chicken! Thanks for sharing.

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  34. This is very cute. Great for morning coffee.

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  35. Great hand work! You put a lot of work into your mug rugs! Thanks for sharing.

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  36. Very cute! And sew much hand sewn too. I like Cock-a-doodle-do better in Greek! Thanks for sharing and Thank you Erin for hosting Eleni's post!

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  37. I think I am in love........Oh my goodness that is one adorable rooster!!! :)
    He reminds me of a pet rooster I had as a pet when I was a child, my rooster's name was Pickle. :)

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  38. Cute rooster! You did a great job Eleni. Thank you for sharing.

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  39. Your mug rug is extra special with all your lovely hand-stitching. Congratulations on your first great blog hop. I think that rooster is kikirikou(ing) for you!!

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  40. I love roosters and chickens. This is adorable.

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  41. Eleni, I love your rooster! Great job on your mug rug. It sounds as though you have a great place to live. Greetings from Illinois!

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  42. Eleni, your rooster is super cute and I love all the texture in your mug rug!

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  43. Eleni, So nice of you to join us. Your rooster is wonderful.

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  44. Great mug rug. I found it a day late...Boy how I love it. Roosters & funky roosters at that are my all time favoprite. I love how you did it. So very very creative.

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  45. What a cute, cute rooster! Thanks for sharing it with us Eleni!

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  46. I'm late in checking out the last couple of days of the blog, but wanted to tell you that I think these your rooster is adorable. Thanks for sharing your creation with us!

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  47. Hello Eleni in Greece, you are a no-reply blogger, please e-mail me so we can chat grecomara at gmail dot com, love your rooster, they are noisy little guys, huh!

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