I want to say "Thank You" to ALL of you for the great comments on my mug dilemma. Thanks to all your ideas and suggestions (bloggers are the best) I was able to come up with this to embroider on the mug for Bernice. Yellow roses, I think is suitable for someone about to have a operation, I used a variegated green for the vine and leaves. I can't take credit for the design, I copied it from one of my Crabapple Hill patterns. It was a bit more work than I intended to do but it came out lovely.
Here is the pincushion I received from Miet in Belgium. You can't see the base but she has cleverly used a jar lid for the pincushion base, the lid is covered a a green fabric, very cute. She sent a whole pile of Belgium chocolates with the pincushion. Thank you Miet I will enjoy using my new pincushion and eating my goodies. Thanks for being a great swap partner!
Since Miet doesn't have her own blog, I thought this would be a good place to show you the pincushion I made for her.