Mummified remains

As I look at the calendar I realize that fall is starting to stalk the summer season in Western New York.

The hay fields at the farm are turning golden and if I look out my bedroom window I can pick out the leaves that have started to fade from their deep emerald glory into something paler, less flexible, and more fragile.


We’ve purchased my high school senior son’s last pair of soccer cleats <sob> and that means that September will fly by and in a flash it will be Halloween. (Have I justified my indulgence in Halloween mug rug designs enough yet???)


I’ve been thinking about a mummified mug rug for a couple of Halloweens now. I wanted to add a little cutie to make Frank and Vlad into a trio, but for some reason, this simple idea stumped me — that is until I received a Bernina tutorial for zigzag stitching in my email inbox this week! It’s just what I needed to bring my mummy to life!

Love me some googly eyes!

Check back here for a pattern later this week — I’m scrambling to get ready for vacation/sewing/shopping in Ohio!


18 thoughts on “Mummified remains

  1. rl2b2017 says:

    OMG! I had NO idea where all this Fall talk was leading, but that is one darn cute mug rug. Holy moly – I just adore it. Too sweet, and I’m not even a fan of Halloween in spite of the fact that my birthday is the day before. I’m happy for your son’s last year in high school – seniors rule!! Happy Monday! ~smile~ Roseanne

  2. Jill Roland McCaughey says:

    I grew up in Friendshp,N.Y. Miss the wonderful Fall colours, and the rolling hillsides. Now I get to look at the Rockies, and Banff, from my deck an hour away. Always good to see postings from my old stomping grounds. Jill in Calgary/Phoenix

    • sandradny says:

      Jill — you grew up in Friendship??? That’s just down the road (in fact I drove by it today on the way to Olean)!!! Then you know the magical/mystical aspect to these hills. I’ve never been to Banff — definitely a bucket list destination. Thanks for reading!

  3. My Sewful Retirement says:

    I love the mug rug! I’m definitely feeling your “last” blues. My youngest has retired from the NFL and this is the first fall in 6 years that I’m not on the road traveling. I’m actually embracing it as “firsts”. Can’t wait for the mug rug pattern!

    • sandradny says:

      Thanks! Enjoy your new-found freedom from fall travel. What exciting stories you must — congrats to your son for living his dream!

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