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Rhode Island, United States
I love working with wool, the feel of it in my hands is very comforting and relaxing. I also love trying new projects, this is why the blog was started. I'm married to a wonderful guy for 30 years. Yes I was a child bride! We have 3 wonderful children, Erin, Gabrielle and Jimmy. Also a cat named Lily, more Queen Lily as she rules the house.

Sunday, February 28, 2010

For the Love of Pennies

This is what I have been working on including my Wool Crazy Quilt....2 more penny rugs, table mats! There are alot of them done, but the pile that needs to be done is bigger!

I started making the penny rugs a couple of years ago hence, my love of wool. It started when I was looking through my articles that I have collected from over the years. We all have those piles right? It was an article I had seen in a magazine from years back, I think it was an Early American Life mag that I used to subscribe to.

The "pennies" where started to teach young women sewing skills, also a way of decorating or splurging on decorations items for the home. The ladies would collect peices of wool from old clothing. They originally used a coin as a template to form the pieces. This would be the top layer of three or four pieces. Some used burlap as the backing to weigh this down. I have read other articles where they have used actual pennies on the top layer, sewn right into them to weigh them down.

I love articles on the penny rugs if anyone has any they would love to share please email me!

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Just blogging

Hi people, dropping a note to let you know I have been busy with my crazy wool quilt and a few other odds and ends. I'm in the great group called swap-bot, random swapping. So I needed to get some Dotee dolls done. Iam hoping Saturday I will be able to post pictures for you. There never seems to be enough time in the day to get things you really want to do done.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

penny rugs

This is a penny rug that I have done. I so enjoy working with wool!

wool crazy

Hi ladies, I wanted to join in on all the fun you ladies are having. I started mine about 2 wks ago. It took so much time just getting the wool down, then I had to start the stitches. I am only working on this on the wkends, so I can really concentrate on it. Keep up the great work each and everyone of you!