Monday, August 27, 2012

Bowls With Borders Blog Hop..........My Day!


Today is my Day! 

Due to some technical difficulties (grin), I made a 'Bowl' rug for my project.   I just love it!  No tutorial.  I just made it up as I went along. 
 
Just click on the pictures for a closeup.



My bowl is lined, and the bowl itself is open so you can add your crackers.  And there is a perfect spot for my depression glass bowl.




I love everything Regina!  Be sure and check out her webpage at Regina Grewe.  You may be the lucky guy or gal to win $25 credit to spend on her lovely patterns.
It's easyyyy!  Just leave a happy thought under comments.

I'll leave the giveaway open until August 31, and I'll pick a winner soon after that date.


Don't forget to visit the other blogs below:

August 27th


The complete list is at Carol's blog Just Let Me Quilt   Madame Samm will have her picks of the day listed at Sew We Quilt

Have fun Blog Hopping.

Many thanks to Madame Samm, Carol, and Regina for the fun hop!
 
Edited to announce the winner.  The winner is Betty Meissner
Congratulations Betty!
 

80 comments:

Just Carol said...

Oh, my, gosh! That is so cute--love it! Making a little pocket for your cracker (or some other little goodie) is a great idea. The colors are really nice, too. I'm so glad you hopped with us and hope that you do it again some time. :O)

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Oh, Billie - you surprised me! Love your little treat pocket in your bowl - you clever gal you. You did good on your first hop.

Jeanneke said...

This is so cute!! Love the colours.
Cheers,

Jeanneke.

Martina said...

Lovely colours and such a sweet mugrug!

...Gabi said...

sehr schöne Farben, und ein leckerer Inhalt ist in Deinen Schüsseln.
Deine Schüsseln gfeallen mir sehr gut
liebe Grüße aus Köln
Gabi

Judy B said...

What a clever idea, a pocket! Thank you for the giveaway and for sharing.

Pauline said...

The brown and pink are beautiful together, I love your mugrug!

Heleen Groot said...

You should love your bowl! It looks amazing. How smart to leave the top open to add those much needed crackers! I'm thinking it's perfect for chocolate chip cookies with hot chocolat too!

Betteem said...

Clever! Instead of a mug rug it's a bowl rug. Beautiful! I'm inspired to try that! Thanks for sharing!

Betteem said...

Clever! Instead of a mug rug it's a bowl rug. Beautiful! I'm inspired to try that! Thanks for sharing!

Sue said...

Your placemat is so cute. I love it. Thank you for sharing.

Robin said...

Your placemat is wonderful! I really like your color combo. What great gifts these would make with the pockets and all. Will be keeping this in mind!

Abbigail said...

Your mug rug is wonderful! An opening in the rug for your goodies! how thoughtful! I like these colors too, very pleasing!

Susan said...

Your Bowl "rug" is wonderful. I can picture it holding a nice warm bowl of oatmeal on a cold winter morning! That is 'with' raisins and cinnamon, please! Wonderful job!

Patchlissi said...

tolle Idee mit dem dampfenden Inhalt...TOLL

Regina Grewe said...

Billie, as always you made a cute little something after my pattern. I just imagined stuffing a tissue into the pocket with the corners peaking out.
Thanks for your kind words and I will try to serve your winner promptly.
Regina in Germany

Britt-Inger said...

Oh I love your place mate with a little pocket in you bowl. Thanks for sharing

Fiesta said...

 I love your project. The details are wonderful and so unique.



 

Sheila said...

Love your placemats. Thanks for being part of the hop!

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

love your rug mugs...they are great soft colour and the extras make it wonderful!!

gpc said...

What a cute idea!

Sue Daurio said...

That pocket is just too darn cute.

Sophie said...

Very nice bowl and place mat. Sophie from http://sophiedentelles.canalblog.com/ (I cannot comment as OpenID and URL like in other blogs).

Thearica said...

Too stinking cute!!!

SueB said...

That is just adorable. Love the idea.

Jennifer Gail said...

How cute is that !!!!!!!!!

Aliceart said...

What a cute idea! I know what you mean about "technical difficulties". I hadn't paper pieced in a long time, and had a few difficulties myself.

Gill said...

Sorry about your 'technical difficulties'!!
I love that you can add a cracker to your bowl! what a great idea!
Thanks for the giveaway!

Brenda said...

I like your mug rug.

Nancy in IN said...

Love place mats and mug rugs. Great idea about the pocket. Grands would love the surprise.

Sheila said...

I absolutely love your little mug rug , the colors are just so pretty and how neat you left the bowl open for crackers ,clever idea . Thanks for sharing .

Stray Stitches (Linda G) said...

How cute! What a clever idea to add the pocket.

Annette said...

cute pocket idea!
and it looks great with your bowl
thanks for sharing
in stitches

Lyndsey said...

I love your bowls and the treat pocket is brilliant.

1leonore said...

Your place sets have become really tasty. I can already foresee the smell in the air. Tasty idea!
Many greetings from Germany

Rosa said...

Wow Billie- that`s a great idea.Bowl rug.It`s just spectacular!

Farm Quilter said...

Absolutely love your bowl rug! How clever of you to provide a place for crackers!!! Thank you for the opportunity to win!!!

Kat Scribner said...

Billie, that is so cool. and I love brown and pink. and dont you feel expected to present something 'out of the box'? and you did! Great job and great finish!

Cathy said...

Love what you have done! Could the pocket also hold a spoon?
Cathy R

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

I love your bowl project!

Pierro said...

Rosemary B here:
This is a great idea! I adore the colors you used and the design! LOVE the cracker pocket.
Your antique bowl is really cool
Thanks for sharing your project, it is really creative

Die Butjenterin Abschnitt said...

Beautiful placemats with bowls.

Connie said...

Billie this is just too cute! Love the idea of the little pocket and imagine the sweet goodies you could put in there!

Marcia W. said...

Your project is innovative and cute. The colors go very well with your antique bowl. The cracker pocket could be a tea bag pocket too. Thanks for sharing this lovely bowls with borders project.

Chris said...

Isn't that just the cutest bowl mat! Adorable.

Kathy said...

This is so cute, including the little pocket. I love all of the great ideas quilters can come up with using the same pattern. Great job!

Susan said...

I love your bowl and the warm comforting feel it gives off. Thanks for sharing!

Terry@ a quilting blog said...

This is just adorable...love the little pocket (and your depression glass!) Thanks for sharing!

Nellie Duclos said...

Billie-I love the unusual color combination you used to make your placemat-it's fresh and new. Thanks for the tribute to RR. Give my love to Elly- she resembles my Gus, but I have 2 other felines who take up my time as well. I can't resist when they want to sit on my lap and be petted! I also appreciate you introducing us to Allie-oops embroidery designs. Thanks for sharing-from CA, USA!

Kathy MacKie said...

What a neat idea, love those mug mats!

MoeWest said...

I clicked for a closeup of the photos first, before I read the post. And I was wondering how you made that cracker look so realistic. Haha! Then I read the post. Great idea, well done! Thanks for the giveaway.

Linda said...

I love your little pink bowl as well as the real one! So cute! Great job!

Bonnie58 said...

Great little mugrug. Thanks for the oportunity on the giveaway
bonnielarson58@gmail.com

Diann said...

I love the way you left a cracker pocket.

c said...

GREAT giveaway Billie, love the color choice of your mug rug as well. You always do spiffy stuff. no wmake one for Elly! thank you

aka kingcooper0001@aol.com

Carrie P. said...

oh my goodness! that cracker is the cutest idea ever. love your project.

marci sinfisi said...

the matching plate just is perfect!
thanks for the giveaway

Madame Samm said...

Ohhh there you are...and what a great idea...I love crackers with my soup...reminds me of an Ann Murray..animal crackers in my soup........ok, now I will have a worm in my ear all day on that one..
well again back to your bowls..delightful..sew glad you played with us..

Unknown said...

Well, well, well, you made the bowls, grin. I love your idea with the cracker pocket, grin Barb

Nini said...

Your Bowls are so cute! I love the colors. Great job!
Greetings from Germany
Nicole

Cyndi loves to stitch said...

Billie your bowl is the perfect !! I would like an oatmeal raisin cookie in mine please, ;D! I love pink and brown fabrics!!! I have a lot (really a lot) stored in a tub together for "someday"! Your pink depression glass looks very cute on it too! Something so dainty about that pink depression glass!

Jana said...

I like your bowl - the colors and ideas.

LynCC said...

Haha!! :D That is so cool. I love the cracker tucked in there!

Cecilia said...

I really like your mug rug bowl. You did a great job. Thank you for sharing.

Scrapbook-ChickADoodle said...

Very creative and very pretty. Love the pocket. Thanks for sharing. Thanks for the opportunity to win an awesome prize.

Anita said...

Love your little mug rug, very clever with the pocket :)

Quilter Kathy said...

Very creative idea!

Renate said...

That is a nice bowl. I have seen many Mug Rugs before but never one with a pocket. That is such a nice idea!

evelyn said...

What a great idea. Love your imagination. Bet it would hide chocolate too :)

Rebecca said...

What a cute placemat. :) The treat pocket is a great idea.

LJ said...

What a cute idea to leave the bowl open. :) Maybe you could tuck your silverware in the pocket.

Jodi - usairdoll said...

Love your bowl mini. Great colors and match your glass bowl to a tee. What a clever idea to leave the bowl open, lots of possibilities. Thanks for sharing your project with us. Super job!

Thank you for a great giveaway and a chance to win. I checked out Regina's site and lots of beautiful patterns.

usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

Quilt n Queen said...

Billie...what a darling 'bowl rug". The little pocket is such a cute idea. Great job! Thanks for the inspiration....only happy thoughts are coming your way. Have a wonderful, happy stitching, kind of week!!

pinsandneedles said...

Wow! This is something a little different. Great idea and so clever! Thanks for sharing.

BizyStitches said...

Oh I love simple. If I were to paper piece these bowls, I'm sure I would have stopped with one and I really like your mat. Thanks.

Mrs.Pickles said...

lovely work!!

Marla Nelson said...

I really enjoyed learning to paper piece. I found a book that I have had for years on paper piecing and never knew what to do with it. It had 501 blocks. Now this winter I will be able to practice.

Roma said...

Well look at you Ms.Billie! Very cute mug rug.
Now your secret is out, you do know how to sew.. LOL
And Pick me pick me.

Laura said...

Very cute place mats.

krislovesfabric said...

Cracker pocket? Love it :) Great job on your bowl rug, glad you shared!