SO I have discovered something truly wonderful.
PB&J or Peanut Butter and Jelly
These pillows made by Beth over at Etsy.com are a must and I think I must.
I have tried it once before and it never caught on...but I tried it the other day and now I can't stop eating it. Especially with my Cranberry, Raspberry and Strawberry jam...mmmm
My new found love of PB&J has inspired me to make an x stitch & mug run to to celebrate and I have decided to use a x stitch from The Frosted Pumpkin Stitchery.
I am also doing a class on basic x stitch using this pattern. SO if you would like to join head on over to Amanda & Ashleigh's store to get yourself a pattern (p.s. the webby has a list of all the tools needed, you'll have to buy the pattern to get the colours.
I'm sewing onto water soluble aida on a strip of Sunkissed so I can make my mug rug after I'm finished stitching. I also had to change the colours a bit because I didn't have all the ones called for but I think it's turning out just fine (and I kind of like the freedom of picking my own colours *squee*).
p.s. I will be making another one of these on Linen for the class ^_^
On a side note...things I am looking forward too:
Mug Rug Madness - 10 days of tips & tutorials
run by my friend Erin (check her out too also awesome!)
The Friday Night Sew-In by Handmade by Heidi
edited to include Beth's link for her cushions.