Thursday, November 18, 2021

Hop-inspired Mug Rugs - No Ring November Blog Hop and Giveaway

  Welcome to Creatin' in the Sticks 
my day - the final day for the No Ring November Mug Rug Blog Hop.

To all that participated or commented -
Thank you so much!

My head is swimming with all kinds of ideas
and I can't wait to try some new things.

But first, it's my day to show my
Hop-inspired Mug Rugs.

I enjoy hosting blog hop events so much!

Joan from Moosestash Quilting, Carol from Just Let Me Quilt
and I, Carla from Creatin' in the Sticks
take turns hosting the blog hops and themes/challenges.

We have been working together to plan next year's hops.

Today I am sharing mug rugs that I have made in preparation for upcoming blog hops.
Mug Rugs are great little practice pieces for the future.

First, there is one more blog hop this year.

This Christmas Gnome was paper pieced and I think he will be great in a larger project.
I can't wait to show it, but that will have to wait until the 

is announcing sign-ups for the Polar Bear Plunge Blog Hop today!!!

Bears, Blue, or anything cold.  That is the challenge.
I think this mug rug fits that bill.
Joan has all the details for the hop on her blog.

I will be hosting February's blog hop.

I'm just sharing the theme/challenge.
No need to worry about sign-ups yet, we will do that 2 months before the hop.
It's all about pink or being tickled (if you want) LOL
I'm going to try to perfect some pink feathers as I practiced on this mug rug.

Carol at Just Let Me Quilt is hosting March's blog hop.

Once again, I'm just sharing the theme/challenge.
No need to worry about sign-ups yet, we will do that 2 months before the hop.
It's all about my favorite block: the hourglass block.
This is one idea I have.  

Now you have a little info about what we have planned for the first 3 months of the year.
I had so much fun making little quilts (mug rugs), this may be something to do for every hop.

We are celebrating mug rugs with a blog hop
I've invited my blogging friends to
stitch little works of art! 

I'm sharing my day with these bloggers:

Thursday, November 18th

Blog Hops are for everyone!
Have fun visiting each blog and making new friends.

They have worked hard to show us some new ideas, so be sure to thank them with 
a sweet comment!

Find the rest of the schedule by clicking HERE.

Follow the Pinterest Board!

I am sponsoring a

One of my favorite online fabric shops is 
One of my readers will receive a 
$25.00 Gift Card to go

Come back every day of the hop, visit all the blog posts of the day, leave a comment, 
 enter the giveaway below.
(I've extended the time to enter to allow for everyone to visit all the blogs)
The winner will be announced by Tuesday, November 23rd, 2021.
In time to check out the Black Friday sales!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Here is a sneak peek of all of the blog hops we have planned for next year.
I think there is something for everyone.
2022 will be a blast! 
We will let you know when it's time to sign up for each one.

That was a lot of information - I hope you didn't get overwhelmed.
I sure had fun though.  Have a great weekend!


  1. They are all wonderful. The Queens Bee and your Santa are my favorites for today but I really want that Hummingbird. It would be so wonderful as a name tag.

  2. I love the blog hops planned for next year! Thank you so much ladies for hosting these for us, they are always lots of fun! xx

  3. I love all your mug rugs and all the upcoming themes! Thanks so much for all you ladies do for us!

  4. So many gorgeous mug rugs. And so many fun blog hops to come. Looking forward to them all. I love that gnome mug mat, Gnome items seem to be all over this season.

  5. What a bunch of fun mug rugs! I love that you made them to help introduce the upcoming blog hops. Such a clever idea.

  6. It's been a great hop, thanks so much!!!!

  7. It's been an enjoyable blog hop! Thank you for creating the hop and for sharing your upcoming plans. Your mug rugs are terrific.

  8. Thanks for a great blog hop. I picked up some great ideas. I really liked the Christmas package mug rug that Scrapdash posted.

  9. Mug rugs are like little fabric snacks - you can't make just one, right?! You have some cuties in your group. So many fun hops coming up next year!

  10. Beautiful mug rugs and I love how they showcase what blog hops are to come! I am so excited I found this community of creaters and I look forward to all the hops in 2022!

  11. How fun showing us your mug rugs that are also a preview of upcoming blog hops! That will get us thinking, lol. Thanks for hosting this blog hop too Carla.

  12. Hands down you are the mug rug queen! Those little treasurers in next years hop themes are just adorable. I'm so excited about sharing our 2022 hops, with you and Carol! Thanks for hosting this inspirational hop!

  13. These mug rugs are fantastic! Thanks so much for these fun Blog Hops. I am contemplating joining some of them.

  14. All your mug rugs are wonderful! Love your creativity. I really, really, really, like the hourglass mug rug. But those tiny little blocks! Anyway, great job and thanks for hosting another fun hop. These small projects really help in the time-crunched season!! LOL Thanks for the giveaway!

  15. Thank you for all your idea’s and all your hard work throughout the year.

  16. Wow, looks like a fun year ahead! And your mug rugs are darling, Darling! I especially love your little gnome!

  17. Today I especially liked the embroidered acorn mug rug.

  18. They are all great but I like the present and yours today. Looking forward to next years hops.

  19. It's always fun to find some new friends among the blog hops and pick up inspiration from them! I now want to hide away in my sewing room and make mug rugs with acorns, snowmen, gnomes and applique! Thanks for hosting, Carla!

  20. I have been enjoying seeing all the creative mug rugs, and can't pick a favorite.
    Nancy A:

  21. Such a fun hop!! soooo many inspirations!!! Today my faves are the 2 Mats from Sew Many Yarns! & all the ones from Creative Latitude!! AWESOME Mug Rugs!! :)

  22. I have really enjoyed all the creativity with this blog hop . Thanks for sharing!!

  23. I love your mug rugs. Looks like some great blog hops for next year! Thanks for all you do!

  24. You and all of the others have given me so much inspiration! I hope I can make some soon.

  25. You nailed it with all of those mug! Those tiny little hourglasses are incredible! I love your gnome and can't wait to see the big one you have planned. Thanks for hosting this amazing hop and inspiring us for next year's blog hops. You rock as always!

  26. Love all your mug rugs and love this hop! Thank you!

  27. Another nice assortment of mugs rugs today. My favorite today is Scrap Dash's Christmas package.

  28. Your mug rugs for the upcoming blog hops are so cute. So many awesome projects today too. I liked Creative Latitude's embroidered ones today. Thanks for hosting an awesome hop.

  29. So pretty mug rugs. Fun that they are for the upcoming blog hops. That pink one is my favorite. Thanks for hosting this fun blog hop, I've enjoyed it so much.

  30. Thank you, Carla. Another fun blog and great ideas each day. I appreciate you and the others as you organize the hops. You are an artist - your mug rugs are fabulous. What a sneaky but sweet way to advertise new hops! LOL

  31. So cute and colorful. I have enjoyed everyone's creations these last few days.

  32. You are so creative! Those are so cute and what a great way to share the upcoming hops!

  33. I need to remember that mug rugs are an option!

  34. Mug rugs are my favorite thing to make. Thank you for a fun blog hop.

  35. This was so fun! Thank you! I want to do them all!!!!

  36. Ooooh I love all of your mug rugs and so excited to see the themes for the new hops next year. I'll definitely be joining in the fun.

  37. your mug rugs are stunning. My favourite is the pink one. Thanks for hosting this fun blog hop

  38. Wow! so much fun packed into this post! I always love all of your quilty creations!

  39. I enjoyed seeing each of Thursday's posts (except Songbird Designs just isn't coming up right for me--I don't know what's going on). Anyway, loved all that I saw, and yours are particularly neat since they go with each of the hops. I do love that pink feather. Thanks for hosting this hop!

  40. Sorry for being late with my comment but Norton locked me out of my blog.
    Anyway I'm lovin these teaser block mug rugs for 2022 hops. Looking forward to next year.

  41. I love the mug rugs you've made and I particularly like the pink father one. Love the announcements of the hops for early next year, they are such fun to take part in. I'm late visiting the mug rug participants but better late than never.

  42. I love all your mug rugs! Really love the polar bear! How fun to make them match up with future hops.


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