When I started to work on today’s blog post, it was going to be about Valentine’s Day. And now, it is a little about Valentine’s Day and a little about football.
So how did I get from Valentine’s Day to football?
Well, it went like this. My friend Kris Poor of Poorhouse Quilt Designs has a really cute free mini Valentine’s Day mug rug pattern on her website. You can grab a copy by clicking here to go to her site and then click on the link for the mug rug.
I decided to make a couple. I have a few heart wall hangings and a heart runner or 2… oh and a couple of Valentine Pop Ups, so some new mug rugs would round out the decorations quite nicely!
Then it was on to picking fabric. Are you more of a red person for Valentine’s Day or a pink person? It turns out, I am more pink person but years ago, I still remember hearing Mary Ellen Hopkins saying, you can’t put 2 wrong reds together! So I didn’t worry- I just went for it.
What do you think? Cute, huh?
After I made these, I thought, hmmm…they are so cute: what other colors could you make them in? And then I drifted and thought about the Super Bowl this weekend. You know how random thoughts go.
But, what a great way to root for the home team! The Denver Broncos are not MY team; but my team is not playing in the Super Bowl. And the Broncos are my “new home” team. When I moved here, I developed a rule about that. I will root for the Broncos, unless they are playing my team or hubby’s team. Seems fair to me.
So this weekend I am routing for the home team. Besides, how can you not root for Peyton Manning as he is going to be the oldest quarterback to ever start a Super Bowl?
Now I have my Super Bowl paraphernalia – 2 Bronco mug rugs and a Broncos infinity scarf, courtesy of my friend Lorraine. Who ever said quilting and football don’t mix? Not me!
And who said mug rugs are only for coffee mugs???? Not me!
I am ready for the big game. Wait- who’s bringing the snacks?
p.s. the Pop Up blog hop begins on Monday. Lots of chances to win groovy stuff, so come back here and I will post the whole schedule for you! My day will Thursday Feb 11th.