A most Happy Day to you, my friends!
I have been playing lately!!
Playing with lovely WOOL PENNIES!!
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??
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!!!
I used all coat weight wool that I felted
and most of it is actually re-purposed from old coats!
I love the color combination!
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I think it fits in with how penny rugs were originally made........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!
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~~
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!!