Baskets, Berries & Leaves

Baskets, Berries & Leaves

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Menagerie Woolen Christmas Stockings

 
I so admire the work of Cee of Early Style Penny Rugs on Etsy.  Her designs are so vintage and primitive in detail.  These are some of her woolen stocking kits on sale in her Etsy shop.  I so love them!

 
I bought the Menagerie kit and actually had people in line at the post office laughing when I squealed at seeing the package.  I've been anticipating how much fun it was going to be to stitch this huge stocking.  It's big, like 28" from the top to the bottom toe of the stocking.

 
The aged string is the perfect thread for the primitive applique.  Not sure I'm going to be able to part with this stocking when I'm finished.
 
 


Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Avery's Teardrop Penny Rug...Progress

 
I sure hope my rug turns out as nice as Cee's.  Photo courtesy of The Diary of a Rugmaker.
 
 
 
Pennies stitched and the cotton base cut to size.
 

The cotton base is the backing and stitched in the traditional method.
 

 
Ready to stitch the teardrops.

Friday, December 05, 2014

The Emily Munroe Quilt

 
The snow has melted and not too terribly cold to hang the blocks outside on the clothesline for a picture.

 
This block had very little wool couching embellishments.

 
My favorite block so far.  I love the design of the tree with the couched branches and the primitive horses.

Friday, November 28, 2014

Laying Out My Pennies...


For the Avery's Teardrop Penny rug from Cee.
 

Loving the muted colors of the wools and the aged string.

 
We all had a very tasty Thanksgiving dinner, giving thanks for all our blessings.