Let your soul stand ajar, always ready to welcome the ecstatic experience. ~ Emily Dickinson

Monday, April 27, 2015

~WELCOME FRIENDS~

Good morning, dear friends!

My "For the Birds Update" is now open!

 If you would like to pop in for a visit...

http://www.picturetrail.com/sfx/album/view/24646034


...just click on the picture

and it will take you 

straight to my new album!!

Hope to see you there!!

Wishing you a GLORIOUS DAY~~

Julie

Sunday, April 26, 2015

~ANOTHER UPDATE~

A "Sunshiny Hello" to you, my friends!

We have had some much needed rain this past week,

but today it is again sunny and warming up

in So Cal!  

I must confess that I do love the rain

when it DOES rain here,

but it is always nice to see Mr. Sun!

I do hope you are having some lovely weather too,

and soaking up some good vitamin D!

We all need to be healthy!!

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I am still spending lots of time trying to take it easy,

playing with fabrics and stitching away!  

I had some little birds made already 

so I gathered up some scraps of fabrics 

and made some little tuffets for them!

Also finished up two larger red birds!  

Here is a little peek......



I will be adding them to my Picturetrail later today

and will open the album

 as soon as we get the Paypal buttons added!

  If not today, then first thing tomorrow morning!

If you have any questions

just email me!

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Thank you to my newest followers too! 

 I am so happy to have you join me

and so appreciate all of you who have been here for each new post as well!!

It is always so lovely to hear from you

 and thank you for taking the time to comment

 and be a part of my life and journey!! 

 It truly brings me joy!!

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Wishing you JOY on your JOURNEY today~~

Julie

Sunday, April 12, 2015

~PLAYING WITH PENNIES~

A most Happy Day to you, my friends!

I have been playing lately!!


Playing with lovely WOOL PENNIES!!

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Several years ago I decided I wanted to make a Penny Rug

so I traced out 3 different sized circles and chose some favorite colors!

Then we moved and as it happens, they were tucked away and forgotten!

Has that ever happened to you??

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Well, recently,  I discovered all of these pennies I had stitched into stacks

tucked away in a drawer and decided it was

finally time to make that Penny Rug!

After "playing", with different color schemes,

(almost like a puzzle),

I finally decided on how I would finish it...



...and here it is!!  I hope you like it!!!

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I used all coat weight wool that I felted

and most of it is actually re-purposed from old coats!


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I love the color combination!

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I decided to make the rug where the pennies are sewn together

with a penny on the back that covers the stitches,

rather than on a background!

The only thing I would have done differently 

was to make sure all the back of the rug was the same color


(notice some of the pennies are red and some are brown)

but since I made these so long ago

I just went with what I had and actually love how unique it is!! 


I think it fits in with how penny rugs were originally made........

using what you had and making do!!

I LOVE that philosophy and think it suits my rug too! 

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I am already thinking of making another one!


Hopefully, it will NOT take me quite as long as this one did!!

Wishing you special moments filled with time to REST and time to PLAY, my friends~~

Julie

P.S.  I am still doing well and spending LOTS of time RESTING and PLAYING, 
just like the Dr. said!
 I truly appreciate your kind words and prayers!!  
Thank You So Much!!