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new rainbow swap!

I got in on another rainbow swap with Robyn over at Bolohead… this time it’s a fall color swap and I got BURGUNDY.  Standing in the middle of the quilting cottons section in the fabric store I googled BURGUNDY and came up withthis description on Wikipedia:

Burgundy (sometimes wine red or simply wine) is a shade of purplish red associated with the Burgundy wine of the same name, which in turn is named after the Burgundy region of France. The color burgundy is similar to other shades of dark red such as maroon. When referring to the color, “burgundy” is usually not capitalized

Hmm… so it’s a purpley redish sort of browny maroon-ness. This is what I came up with.

Please excuse them looking quite… ummm… pink.

I also whipped up a sort of mug rug for Robyn, by which to remember me and my colors. Here’s the front:

Here’s the back: (I know, PINK, right?)

and here’re the squares, ready to ship 😀

I know some of them are too purple, some are too red, and some are just too darn pink, but I doubt that the other burgundy-er will get fabrics that are exactly BURGUNDY… whatever that might be.

happy eiffel tower yum yum

Last weekend the DH went and bought a new table. It’s a really nice table, it totally goes with out living room, he did a really great job! But this table has a mostly marble top… unsealed marble at that. It was a clearance table from Ashley Furniture, so someone bought it and returned it, and then we bought it for maybe 1/5th of the prices. It has some rings stained into the marble and he’s working very hard at getting them out, but I’m a very messy person and if someone else managed to mess up the table, I’m pretty confident that I will too.

That’s when I got the idea to make something that can only be described as the love-child of a coaster and a mugrug. I know how much Monica hates the term “mug rug”, which makes it quite funny that I ended up using mostly her fabric (Happy Mochi Yum Yum) to do it!

These over-sized coasters are about the size of a large postcard. I have a large wire eiffel tower in my livingroom so I’ve been collecting fabrics that refer to Paris. The back wraps around to bind the coaster and is made from a laminated cotton with no seem so it’s totally waterproof. The middle is an insulated batting (like you’d use for potholders and oven mitts) to protect the table from hot and cold things.

Lastly, there are five (5!) of them, so I can stack them all together or lay them all out for something big, like a big messy plate!

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