Thursday, August 8, 2013

Ho Ho Ho with Me Me Me!

Hi hi!  Happy Ho Ho Ho Blog Hop!!!  Thank you so much for hopping with us :o)  First off, thank you to Carol, our Cheery Cheerleader and our Fearless Leader, Madame Samm.  Have you been checking out the other blogs?  Today is the last day and everyone's posts have been fabulous!  Here are the links to the last of us hoppers:
 
Now, on to my little piece.  I drink a lot of water at night - a lot.  The cat loves to get on my nightstand, with her tail straight up in the air and rub up against the lamp, hitting the light pull with her tail and clanking it in the middle of the night.  If I leave my water bottle where it is handy, she knocks it down, usually in the direction of my face, usually early in the wee hours of the morning.  Sweet, sweet child.
 
So, to help me find a place out of the precious pet's way, I needed something to tell me I had put the water bottle down in the right place in the dark.  So, a mug rug was called for.  If I don't hear a clunk when I put the bottle down, I know I've placed it in the right place and can go back to sleep without worrying the little evil elf will try to give me a bath in the dark.
 
This is what happened when I sat down with my scrap bin and embroidery floss.
 
 
Fun huh?  Here's another shot of it under my favorite mug from work (the water bottle is ugly ;) so the mug was brought home for a prettier picture).
 
 
And what is that little glass orb you see?  This one here?
 
 
It is a paperweight I made over at the coast in Lincoln City a few weeks ago when my Mom came up for a visit.  It is all glass and I made it!  There are instructors at the gallery and you can work the glass under their supervision - too fun!  Here is another shot of my mug rug and the paperweight:
 
 
I hope you enjoyed hopping here, I love my mug rug - it is already back in its place :o)  Here is some Molly Cat love.
 
 
woof woof meow

68 comments:

  1. Hi my dear before I forget..can you please add the list of fellow bloggers to your post so we can find them as easily as we found you...will send them to you...just copy and paste if needed.

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  2. Lovely mug rug, but I am especially smitten with the glass orb! It is stunning, but I'm a glass lover anyway! Thanks for sharing!

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  3. Beautiful mug rug, and stunning paper weight! Very cool that you made it yourself. Thanks for sharing!

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  4. Love your mug rug! You did a fantastic job on your paperweight. Thank you for sharing.

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  5. Beautiful mug rug. And I can definitely see the need for one. My cat likes to drink from my water mug at night..... also very nice. I have put my mug on a rug too. It helps...... they do find other ways to tell us it is time to stroke the cat..... Just saying!

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  6. Your mug rug is so beautiful and I could understand that you need one. Thanks for sharing and being part of this blog hop

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  7. I love your mug rug. Its so beautiful. Thank you for sharing

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  8. Very pretty solution to your problem. Love it.

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  9. Great mug rug! And the paperweight is really beautiful too.

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  10. Cute mug rug, even cuter cat. :) blessings, marlene

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  11. Sweet mug rug. And I adore the cat! lol Thanks for sharing.

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  12. Good idea and it looks great!

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  13. The mug rug is really cute and the glass is awesome. How cool you got to make it yourself! Thanks for sharing.

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  14. Love the mug rug...and the glass orb, how cool that you made that!!

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  15. great mug rug and I love your cat. Mine used to creep up to my head and pelt me with his paws.

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  16. I've experienced that same type of thing with my cat and it's not fun in the middle of the night...but, I love my kitty! That's a beautiful mug rug and glass ball. I have a few of those glass balls, but they were store bought. How fun to make your own!

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  17. Great mug rug and how fun making your own paper weight...love the idea...and the paper weight...

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  18. Great mug rug. Thanks for sharing!

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  19. Great mug rug for Christmas and through out the year!

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  20. Cute mug rug. I am amazed by the fact that you made the paperweight ... lovely! ... :) Pat

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  21. Great idea! Your little mug rug should be helpful!
    You made that paperweight? Wow!!!

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  22. Lovely mug rug and little Molly cat is so pretty

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  23. Very cute mug rug and I love your glass paperweight!! Fabulous projects X 2-awesome!!!

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  24. Great mug rug, and I love your glass work, also.

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  25. Beautiful mug rug and great mug!! I graduated from OSU years ago, so it was a fun surprise to see it! Love the pretty glass float you made! Thanks for sharing...

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  26. Cute little mug rug and I love your paperweight too! I'm a glass worker and love, love, love to work in the flame! Thanks for sharing today!

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  27. Nice mug rug. I don't know if it's my computer or not, but 2 photos aren't showing up on your posting. I see the mug rug and the paper weight and the cat, but the other two aren't there...at least for me.

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  28. Thanks for sharing your mug rug & paperweight - lovely.

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  29. Oops okay I guess my computer was too slow and now all the photos are showing up...duh, should have waited a few more minutes.

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  30. Creative solution for your nightly dilemma! Thanks for joining the blog hop!

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  31. Oh, I love your glass paperweight!! The mug rug is cool too of course, but I just love glass working, and thanks for sharing that it's in Lincoln City, that is only a 7 hour drive from Walla Walla hahahaha! Give your Molly Cat a head rub for me, she looks like a sweetie :)
    ~Brandy

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  32. Love you little mug rug. One of these days I'm going to talk you into making one for me for work.

    Hello Molly kitty.

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  33. Your mug rug is sooo sweet. I loved your glass ball too what a fun adventure to be able to have hands on at a studio. Hugs

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  34. What a festive mug rug! Love the tale of the sneaky cat. Have one of them around here too! LOL!

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  35. The glass paperweight is amazing!! Goes great with your mug rug!!
    Gmama Jane

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  36. Cute mug rug!! and I love your glass paperweight!
    Thanks for sharing!

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  37. Cute mug rug and making your own beautiful glass paperweight! Wonderful.And beautiful.

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  38. What a pretty mug rug and from scraps! When I saw the orange and black OSU, my heart jumped. My daughter graduated from OSU and I was working on a grad degree there, except is was orange and black Oklahoma State. My second husband's family went to Oregon State. My first husband worked at a glass plant and he made several paper weights - a very, very hot endeavor. Your projects are amazing and heirlooms. Your paperweight is much prettier than anything my husband made - he had to do it at work on "play" time. They certainly were not professionals and had no one to teach them. It was all trial and error. I love the pattern for the mug run and the colors you used are great. Thanks for participating, sharing your amazing creativity, and inspiring us.

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  39. Your mug rug is both functional and pretty, so it's perfect. Molly Cat is a doll.

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  40. Cute mugrug and great paperweight, selfmade wow!

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  41. Great mug rug and awesome paper weight.

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  42. Cool idea on the mug rug. Very pretty. I really love it. Silly cat. Thank you for sharing today.

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  43. I love your mug rug and paperweight. (Adorable cat too)

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  44. Great idea!
    Love the rug and the paperweight! Wow would love to make one of those one day!
    Thanks for sharing!

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  45. Thanks for being part of the fun blog hop. I enjoyed your blog.

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  46. Cute mug rug and sweet sweet kitty! Thanks for sharing!
    cheers
    maggie

    maggiemine42@gmail.com

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  47. You made that paper weight...WOW and I love your mug rug.....thank you for sharing.

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  48. Pretty mug rug but I got to tell you that I more impressed that you know how to make glass, even if supervised doing it. Wow! I know that there are glass artisans here in Alabama, guy and his apprentices but it seems like a lost art. THX for sharing, including the kitty alarm clock.

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  49. Your mug rug is so cute. I love the glass orb too, that must have been such fun to make. Thanks for sharing with us.

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  50. Loved your project and your kitty!

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  51. Now that's a great idea! It's a sweet mug rug. Love your paperweight - it looks like Christmas, too.

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  52. Love the rug. I would love to make my own paperweight, sounds like so much fun!

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  53. How cool! I made lampwork glass beads earlier this year but it never entered my mind that I could make a paperweight! I would love that! Thanks for the inspiration! :)

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  54. Great little mug rug and that glass ball is absolutely awesome!

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  55. Nice mug rug, very nice. Swishing cat tails on tables make life exciting!

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  56. Very cute mug rug! Thanks for sharing.

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  57. Cats are such fun, aren't they? I have one myself who thinks he's is a dainty little thing that can walk anywhere without knocking anything over yet he is a little more than 18 pounds and has about 4 inch long fur. LOL
    Love the little mug rug. Great idea to use it as you are to know it's in the right spot.

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  58. Cool mug rug. I really like the glass ball that you made. It looks like a giant marble-in Christmas colours.

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  59. Hiya!!! What a clever idea with the mug rug, and it is so pretty. And that glass orb is spectacular. So festive looking. Thanks for sharingy. Merry Christmas, blessed be, hugs!!! Pam

    pamspretties57 at gmail dot com

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  60. Cute mug rug! Thanks for sharing your story.

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  61. Love your mug rug what a cute idea. Thanks for sharing your story and project.

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