Thursday, July 19, 2012

A Little Penny Mat

I was editing a photo of this penny rug when I realized something was missing. Ugh, I forgot to stitch the willow trees! LOL! Such a dingbat I am this week. This is what I was stitching for my friend Kimberlee's birthday. I already gave it to her so it looks like I will be stitching up a new one....with willow trees this time. : )  It's a Buttermilk Basin design.

The actual colors are closer to the pattern cover below, but even with natural light they got distorted a bit. I dyed the red and green, my friend Kimberlee dyed the blueish-gray background, and the mustard is from Spruce Ridge. I think the black was a thrift store skirt.

Now I'm off to get a few projects finished. I'm doing a swap with Amy over at Bumble Bee Lane Prims and the deadline is fast approaching. I'm always nervous about making something for other people. Ugh. I tell myself to "just get it done girl and stop worrying!"  : )

It's raining here in NE Ohio and that's a good thing. It's so dry here, just like most of the country. I've been watering my one little flower bed and two tomato plants. So far I've only let the pretty blue flowers in the bed die, lol, but yesterday I saw a blue flower so they are coming back. : )

I went rug hooking last night with a bunch of ladies in a beautiful home. I will post pictures soon. I have lots of pictures on my phone from events over the past few months and I need to get those onto the computer so I can share them. Hopefully soon.

Stay cool.



Raymond Homestead said...

Cute penny mat! Forgetting the willow trees sounds like something I would do!

Christine said...

Hi Michelle!

Thanks for your visit - don't you just love wool and what you can do with it! Love the penny mat - it's so pretty as is!
Have fun!

Missie of Hallbrook Designs said...

Cute little mat...maybe just add some hearts in between to finish that one off easy! Glad you are getting rain...we need it here in Iowa too!

Primitive Stars said...

Hi Mechelle, oh what a sweet penny mat, love houses to. Nice it`s raining,freashen up everything, Blessings Francine.

Robin at The Primitive Hutch said...

Your penny rug is wonderful with or without the trees!
Prim Blessings

Denise * KKL Primitives said...

So pretty!