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 2009 HUG Swap!

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FiberBabble
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PostSubject: Re: 2009 HUG Swap!   Wed Aug 26, 2009 8:21 am

:peek: Yay!
(sorry, no jumping around, it's still a bit early in the coffee pot for me)

What a nice start - we have
1. Linda 2B
2. golo
3. hummerlou
4. Mamu
5. texasmusicmom
6. FB

7. Anita M.?

Spread the word... Deb, do you want to invite your mom when you see her this weekend?

I'm getting all warm & fuzzy here (and it's not from the humidity). Now, when someone asks what you're working on, you can say you're sewing a hug!

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PostSubject: Re: 2009 HUG Swap!   Wed Aug 26, 2009 7:51 pm

Miss Laura wants to know if she can join in (with help from mama to assemble) she can sew and choose fabrics adn she is very fond of a nice cup of fruit tea. she is sitting beside me and wanted to know what it was all about, she likes the pics of them. Would that be ok with everyone, does anyone want a grubby laura hug? Feel free to say no, we honestly wouldnt be the least bit offended.

With the multiples we do it in the post cards from time to time. I just make a list of who wants to do more than one and then make sure they get teamed up with different people, its simple

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PostSubject: Re: 2009 HUG Swap!   Wed Aug 26, 2009 8:11 pm

Oh I would love a hug and rug from Miss Laura.... she is a wonderful sewer......

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PostSubject: Re: 2009 HUG Swap!   Wed Aug 26, 2009 8:59 pm

Of course, we would love Laura to join us.... right ladies????
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PostSubject: Re: 2009 HUG Swap!   Wed Aug 26, 2009 9:52 pm

Of course!!!! Hug
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PostSubject: Re: 2009 HUG Swap!   Wed Aug 26, 2009 10:48 pm

Of course she can join in, GC - I'll put her on the list. What about YOU? :flower:

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PostSubject: Re: 2009 HUG Swap!   Thu Aug 27, 2009 2:53 am

okay.. if Laura can do it..then I can do it..I am in.. only if Laura joins though..
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PostSubject: Re: 2009 HUG Swap!   Thu Aug 27, 2009 4:58 am

I havent even had a look at the pattern to make them yet :affraid: laura would love to be included for sure, she keeps asking about it. she has been growing up seeing things come in the mail and me make things to send off, she is itching to join the fun adn get her own mail and make something for someone else. She is really big into gift2 spends ages finding things around the house, wrapping them then giving them to us or gerald or the cats and we have to do it too. Can be anything she wraps from clothes pegs to pens LOL.

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PostSubject: Re: 2009 HUG Swap!   Thu Aug 27, 2009 11:04 am

betweens wrote:
okay.. if Laura can do it..then I can do it..I am in.. only if Laura joins though..

Atta girl, betweens! Thanks for the laugh!

So, I've added Laura and betweens to the list.

I'm adding Gimpy Cat, too, even though she hasn't said for sure. There are nearly (?) fifty -that's 50- days until you have to mail after the sign-up cut-off (wow, can I write some clunky sentences, or what??). GC will have her machine out anyway when she's helping Laura. She'll have to make one as demonstration for Laura-girl anyway... Twisted Evil

And speaking (inelegantly) of sign-up cut-off: I expect that after we've made our first set, there will be a few swappers who do want to make more than one. You CAN let the group know that you want to do 1 or 2 more ('limit' 3, remember) AFTER the sign-up date.

The thing is, if two people say they want to do more after the sign-up, they'll end up swapping with one another. That's not a big deal, I don't think - but if you know ahead that you want to do more than one, speak up before I do the first round of swapper assignments so I can mix you up, 'k?

Heh. 'so I can mix you up' - too late for that, huh? doh

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PostSubject: Re: 2009 HUG Swap!   Thu Aug 27, 2009 11:11 am

I have made another version of a coffee sleeve that I like better, I think than this one with strings. I really am not sure on the directions. anitas
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PostSubject: Re: 2009 HUG Swap!   Thu Aug 27, 2009 11:52 am

Would love to see it, Anita.
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PostSubject: Re: 2009 HUG Swap!   Thu Aug 27, 2009 11:56 am

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PostSubject: Re: 2009 HUG Swap!   Thu Aug 27, 2009 11:57 am

O, I like that one too! Does it also tie on?
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PostSubject: Re: 2009 HUG Swap!   Thu Aug 27, 2009 11:59 am

No, it slides on, like one of the cardboard coffee sleeves at Starbucks. Really easy though.
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PostSubject: Re: 2009 HUG Swap!   Thu Aug 27, 2009 12:00 pm

Kool! My concern with the ties would be that they would get in the way and would be more trouble than they are worth. I have even considered velcro. Guess we'll have to see what our swap coordinator feels about it.


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PostSubject: Re: 2009 HUG Swap!   Thu Aug 27, 2009 12:01 pm

I guess the difference would be that the tie on style could be used on any cup? Just seems to me those ties would be a pain in the behind at times.
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PostSubject: Re: 2009 HUG Swap!   Thu Aug 27, 2009 12:22 pm

O just realized, most of us have a handle on our coffee mug, including me, therefore we would need the tie or some mechanism to go thru the handle to hold the cozy closed. If it is all one piece, then it won't work on mugs with handles. :hammer:
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PostSubject: Re: 2009 HUG Swap!   Thu Aug 27, 2009 12:53 pm

(Wow, you all were chatting while I was typing!)

The Mug Hug is a flat thing - unlike the tube-ish sleeves that they use on coffee drinks you purchase, these are meant to dress up your swap-ee's favorite cup. The original Hug pattern I linked to had the ribbon ties so that it could fit over most people's tea/coffee cups. The 'flat' part is also important for mailing.

Velcro would work, as long as you kept in mind that not all cups are the same diameter, so it would have to be adjustable, too. I had a thought about buttons and elastic loops (though I'm not sure how my fingers would navigate those before my first cup of coffee!!). What other ways of adjustable fastening could we use? Jenny's pattern uses only the one tie; I had it in my head (scary place) that there were two ties... This is a good place to be inventive and artistic, if you so desire!

I would like to stress that the Mug Rug should be no larger than 5" square (or round. or heart.).

Jenny's pattern for the Mug Hug finishes to about 3 x 8".

Once again, the size constraints are because of mailing. Just last week I mailed a letter in a 6 x 9" envelope. Since 6 x 9 is a standard US PO size, if I'd used that my letter would have cost 1 stamp. Since I was using a slightly larger envelope, I had to put 2 stamps on it!

So, there you go. As long as the items can
a) adjust to fit your swap-ee's coffee/tea mug and
b) ship flat in a 6x9" (though it's not required that you use a 6x9" mailer!)
then I guess you can run wild...

Oh - (sheesh) the items need to be washable!!


I'm sure I'm not the only one who slops coffee. Or reaches for the cup with glazed-donut-sitcky fingers... or am I?? Embarassed

Thanks, everyone for helping to point out places in the original guidelines that weren't covered or weren't clear - it's a big help!!

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PostSubject: Re: 2009 HUG Swap!   Thu Aug 27, 2009 1:48 pm

I cut my rug... 6 1/2" square .. think its perfect size when finished at 6".. the wrap was cut 3 1/2" x 9 1/2" ... I used only one tie... worked great... doing second one... yes I will be making many of these this weekend... so count be in for 3...

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PostSubject: Re: 2009 HUG Swap!   Thu Aug 27, 2009 5:24 pm

I still havent looked at pattern but I know Nancy Halvorsen has patterns in some of her books for the mug rug things too and hers have velcro thats adjustable, I wonder if you sat the cup down on the end of a tie if thats a recipe for tipping? the velcro ones on NH from memory have a button sewed on the outside so it looks like a cute button closure but of course isnt. do I make sense? I need more coffee, had one sitting out on the verandah overlooking the snow blanketed plateau but I need more, maybe the crispy cool fresh air over did my brain cell!!!

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PostSubject: Re: 2009 HUG Swap!   Thu Aug 27, 2009 7:13 pm

I like the velcro with a button or some little sew on tinket.
Should we vote or just do our on thing?
Oh! I'm in for 3!
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PostSubject: Re: 2009 HUG Swap!   Thu Aug 27, 2009 8:55 pm

Just do your thing, Linda... and I have you (and Golo) down for three. Woot!

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PostSubject: Re: 2009 HUG Swap!   Fri Aug 28, 2009 1:59 am

Golo thanks for the dimensions this will be helpful since I didn't see any on the instructions for the mug hug.. I saw for the rug..

Figures this is Aussie talent again.. honestly they really come up with the best sayings and names for things!!

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I cut my rug... 6 1/2" square .. think its perfect size when finished at 6".. the wrap was cut 3 1/2" x 9 1/2" ... I used only one tie... worked great... doing second one... yes I will be making many of these this weekend... so count be in for 3...
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PostSubject: Re: 2009 HUG Swap!   Fri Aug 28, 2009 2:09 am

golo you go getter you having that done in 2hours sold me...it looks fantastic too.. same with the other goody girl that got hers done already....you ladies are so industrious!! I wanna be too.. I wanna be too....foot stomping as this is said with chin down and arms crossed....

I have a great idea for mine.. I think I will do mini piecing for the measurement.. try to do a mini type bargello...

golo wrote:
I did their pattern, but plan on doing more with my own design... this one took 2 hours with all the embroidering... they are really simple... I think the words can be done with an ink and the rest could be done in applique....
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PostSubject: Re: 2009 HUG Swap!   Fri Aug 28, 2009 2:15 am

LOL Fiberbabble did you just spill your coffee.. LOL??

thanks for the added info

I remember when I was a girl there were shirts that had a button and an elastic type loop that might help with the dimensional size proble for those that want to use the buttons..

But I think also that this is something that is to be easy and not to stressful

"Oh - (sheesh) the items need to be washable!!

I'm sure I'm not the only one who slops coffee. Or reaches for the cup with glazed-donut-sitcky fingers... or am I?? "

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