Thursday, October 6, 2016

Three Pines

I'm often asked, "Where do you get your ideas?" To be truthful, I don't usually know the origin of a design, but this particular mug rug has a story.

Three Pines Mug Rug

I love to read. I'll read just about anything, but mystery novels are usually my first choice. I particularly like books that are a series so I can follow the characters over time.

Book 1 in the Inspector Gamache series

Recently, I've been entranced by the Inspector Gamache series by Louise Penny. The stories are set in a remote fictional hamlet named Three Pines. It's not too far from Quebec and is named for the three majestic pine trees that stand like sentinels over the small village. I've fallen in love with the eclectic group of residents, the setting, and the stories.

The "Three Pines" mug rug was inspired by those books. Log cabin blocks and pine trees fit perfectly together.

Wishing everyone a fabulous first weekend of October!


  1. Karen, you have captured the thought of Pines and Logs totally. A lovely creation, for Fall or a holiday gift. Having lived in NW Maine for years your mug rug immediately make me think of Maine, Woods, Cold and a warm fire.
    Carole Corn

    1. Thank you so much, Carole. I've never been to Maine, but it's a place I'd love to visit. When I think of pines and log cabins, I picture the mountains above Boulder, Colorado, where I went to school.