Happy Friday, dear friends!!
This week sure did fly by!!!
Hope you are staying cool!
AC + Fans= Happy Me!!!
In my last post I shared two projects I was working on,
A new penny rug, and an applique piece!
Well, believe it or not, I actually got the penny rug finished!
Here is my newest penny rug!
I draped it over the back of my chair so you could see
one idea about how you could display it!
Love the colors, but again, my camera seems to like to
change the tones!!
This is a good size penny rug!
It is 32 inches long by 11 inches wide!
Since it is backed with pennies, rather than a fabric
there are a total of 232 hand cut pennies!!
What happened to me NOT making a big rug??
Here is the back, a lovely dark brown wool from an old coat!!
You can see all the stitches joining it together!!
I was so happy the brown coat was large
so I would have plenty of pennies!!
Originally, I planned to make it to use under my large trencher filled with fabric strawberries
that sits on my coffee table!!
Do you see how different
the colors look??
The trencher is so big is really hides most of the penny rug!!
Not sure I like it!
It also looks so washed out!
Silly camera, again!!
Here it is over the back of another chair!!!
The colors are much truer in this picture!!
It won't stay here, but just shows how versatile penny rugs are!
It also shows that it looks a bit different color wise!!
Amazing how the same rug can look so different
with different lighting and location!!!
Let's see what it looks like on my old farm table behind my
It looks really nice here, but I already have another penny rug I just love
that lives here!
Again, the colors look a bit different!!
Let's see what it looks like with my old blue chair!!
It's a fun possibility!!
I finally decided to just drape it over the back of my old blue chair that sits in my dining room!
I REALLY love it here!!!
What do you think?
I think it will stay here for now!!!
My second project, an applique piece, is in process at the moment!!
I have already stitched the 2 bottom hearts, the rainbow, and the large center heart
using some black sewing thread!
I whip stitched them in place
Today I will be stitching some back stitching in brown floss
for the vine that the leaves are connected to!!
You can also see my chalk line to show me where to stitch!!
All of my little leaves and small pieces are in this old blue bowl,
all ready for when I need them!!
Neat and organized so I don't accidentally lose them!!!
This will definitely take some time to stitch all of these little pieces in place
so I guess I had better get started soon!
Many, many thanks to all of you who left such sweet comments in my last post,
and for all of you who purchased my pattern!!!
I am so deeply honored and appreciate your encouragement and support!!!
Thank you SO MUCH!!
Wishing you a day filled with Comfort and Creativity, my friends~