by cooperal 21d ago

28 Mug Rugs - Going to a reunion of Missionary Kids whose parents served in India...it's been 60 years since I last saw some of these people!! I made mug rugs for everyone by using the basic pattern from Oma's Place and the Scripture verses are from JuJu and SewBird.

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by lbrow 2d ago

You have done a fantastic job!

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by kustomkuddle 4d ago

Beautiful and such a thoughtful gift.

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cooperal by cooperal 4d ago

Thank you.

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by katydid 5d ago

These are wonderful!

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cooperal by cooperal 4d ago

Thank you.

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by Bstarr7125 5d ago

Wonderful! I love your work. What size square did you use? I think you have a lot of love in this work.

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cooperal by cooperal 5d ago

If you go to "Oma's Place" and scroll through her free designs you will find this mug rug. It's done ITH and she has instructions. I deleted the centre part of her design and added free verses from JuJu and SewBird. Give it a try and show us what you make. Blessings.

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by cfidl 5d ago

Wow really nice!

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cooperal by cooperal 4d ago

Thank you.

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by toogie 7d ago

What a huge undertaking and each one so different. You already sound blessed and I'm sure the ones that received these, were blessed with more than a material gift. Great job!

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cooperal by cooperal 5d ago

Thanks, and, YES, I am awed by the whole project. If you are interested, go to my FB page and you will see a picture of the MKs (without their spouses) and one of the missionaries that I remember arriving in India just before we left to come home to Canada. 59 years ago!!

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by debswebster 9d ago

A labour of love indeed! So beautifully put together. How awesome that they were so well received.

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cooperal by cooperal 9d ago

Thank you.

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by missqueenbee47 10d ago

This is just wonderful.

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cooperal by cooperal 9d ago

Beyond my expectations. We are often reminded that "Little is much when God is in it!"

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by cooperal 10d ago

I never dreamed the outcome of this simple project. I had made (28)...enough mug rugs for everyone including the spouses that were in attendance. I came home with 3. I was so blessed as I stitched these all out; I prayed for God's guidance in choosing the verses...and I was blessed as they stitched out. At the reunion I put them all on a table and let everyone know that they could pick whichever one they would like. Later, I had the idea that I'd like to know "why" each person chose what they did. We had a devotional/prayer time the next day and each person brought their mug rug to that time and told why they were taking them home. I was in awe and in tears at how these became blessings to the others, but then again, a blessing to me. This project was well received and God gets all the glory. What a wonderful retreat this was.

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graceandham by graceandham 10d ago

So glad you had that second impulse to ask why.

mrschilders by mrschilders 10d ago

Praise Jesus for bringing you all together again! Your gifts are lovely, I am sure that Jesus will bless the recipients and you!

lilylady by lilylady 8d ago

What a beautiful memory for you and a memorial gift for them. This was very nice of you.

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by Just4fun 20d ago

These are such a nice gift. Beautiful work

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cooperal by cooperal 18d ago

Thank you. Everyone needs a Mug Rug close by.

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by baydreamer 20d ago

Nice keepsake for those attending.

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cooperal by cooperal 20d ago

Thank you.

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by mops Moderator 21d ago

What a wonderful collection and brilliant idea for the reunion! Enjoy the gettogether!

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cooperal by cooperal 20d ago

Thanks for your comment. I'm looking forward to seeing what God has planned for us all and to sharing His goodness to us over the years.

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by zoefzoef 21d ago

That’s a lot of work here. But they all turned out nice
I hope you will enjoy the reunion!

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cooperal by cooperal 20d ago

Thank you...I'm sure it will be a very special time for each one.

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by pennifold 21d ago

Well done Avis, my goodness, you have been very busy. Each person will be blessed by these. Love Chris

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cooperal by cooperal 20d ago

Thanks, Chris. God's word is always a blessing and this is my prayer for each of these.

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by lidiad 21d ago

That's a labour of love! Well done.
Hugs, Lidia

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cooperal by cooperal 20d ago

Hi Lidia, thanks for your comment. This project was certainly a blessing to me as each one stitched out.

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by jrob Moderator 21d ago

How wonderful of you! These are certainly perfect. I know that they will be cherished.

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cooperal by cooperal 21d ago

Thank you! I hope that the one each one chooses will be special and a reminder of God's goodness to each one.

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by graceandham 21d ago

What lovely rugs. Are you going to make the selection for them or will they pick their own favorite? So glad you get to have this time together again - really awesome.

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cooperal by cooperal 21d ago

I think I'm just going to put them on a table for display and let everyone chose one they like. All the verses are different and perhaps they will find something that is special to them. Most of us have parents waiting for us in heaven.

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by dragonflyer 21d ago

These will be such a lovely way to commemorate your reunion...very nicely done!

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cooperal by cooperal 21d ago

Thank you...it was a fun project and I was blessed as each verse stitched out.

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by pennyhal2 21d ago

What a fabulous project you've created! This is just perfect for them, and they will always treasure them.

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cooperal by cooperal 21d ago

I needed something that wouldn't break and would go nicely in the suitcase. I also used up many pieces of fabric and emptied quite a few spools of embroidery thread! The designs were free and to be used for gifting.

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by crafter2243 Moderator 21d ago

What a wonderful idea. You did well with this huge project.

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cooperal by cooperal 21d ago

Thank you. It really was a work of love. Many of the verses were so meaningful as I recalled learning them when I was one of those MKs.

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by sonjapotgieter 21d ago

Excellent gesture!!!Fantastic work done!!!Beautiful!!

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cooperal by cooperal 21d ago

Thank you for your gracious comment. Blessings are meant to pay forward.

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