Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Penny Rugs

While traveling this summer I found myself in a place I have never been. Without a project to work on. All the projects I brought with me were finished in record time and I was panic stricken at the thought on my hands sitting in my lap, empty, without needle or fabric.

The next day I made plans to find a fabric store with wool. Luckily, the owner waited for me to get there and I bought a project and some small pieces of wool for a penny rug.  The project hasn't been touched yet but I had so much fun with the pennies. I found objects in the 5th wheel in three sizes and proceeded to draw circles.  I then found the Valdani Pearl Cotton I had purchased at the Woolen Needle and started stitching.  I never knew sewing circles could be so enjoyable. I'm quite certain it won't be my last penny rug.

This cute little pattern from Reets Rags to Stitches was my latest set of projects. One I made for Traci Marvel, and one for myself. I reversed the pattern pieces quite by accident but it certainly didn't deter from the design. These adorable little shephardesses were so fun to make.

This adorable little basket mat was made from a pattern by Primitive Gathering. It is one I finished while on vacation. I didn't put the stars on the baskets like the pattern.


CJ Stitching and Blooms said...

Hello from Michigan, I just discovered your lovely blog. I also love wools. Your pennies are so pretty and your Shephardesses Penny Rugs are truly beautiful. Love them. I am like you. I can not set and not have something to stitch on. Happy Autumn Hugs Judy

Chris said...

They are all so beautiful. I have never done a penny rug. Maybe its time? LOL

Gayle said...

I'm leaving on Thursday for CA. That's at least a 10 hour drive. Today I have been very busy cutting circles so I can stitch a penny rug too - I can't stand all that wasted time in the car! Your little rug turned out darling@!

Joanne said...

Love your penny rug! Actually all of them!

Laura Krasinski said...

Hi Sylvia... thank you for your kind comment on my blog. I don't have your email so I will just post here. I heard we are very much alike... that is cool... I just browsed through your blog and you do beautiful work. I'm not a hand quilter, I completely hate hand work. My sister on the other hand does crazy quilting and she makes beautiful art ( crazy quilts )... I hope to meet up with you and Traci someday... maybe soon... :-) Laura