Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Winter Penny Rug!


Today I finished a new piece for next year. I will be working on Christmas all year long, so I can make all the pieces that I never got to, this year. I will also be finishing some projects and quilting some tops, so hopefully I can get it all done. I also want to make a quilt for a new Grandson who will be arriving in May.

This piece was made with a design by Buttermilk Basin. The original design has tongues on the sides, but I decided to leave mine out and blanket stitch, in cream floss, around the edge. I will be using it as a wall hanging instead of a table mat.


One thing I love about winter is the snow, especially when we get just enough and it stays on the ground. Bill was taking photos of me while I was out getting some exercise. I dress for warmth, definitely not fashion, lol.


22 comments:

Missie of Hallbrook Designs said...

Love your little winter penny rug! And looks like you are having fun! I went cross country skiing once in Chicago, high on a bluff along the lake. It was beautiful, but very cold. I was so exhausted after the long excursion...LOL! Have a wonderful week!

appleberrycottage said...

I'm also working on left over Christmas projects! Guess we'll be ready for Christmas in July. We don't have as much snow here in IL, but the cold finally arrived.
Laura

Rugs and Pugs said...

Debbie ~
I'm glad you can enjoy the snow. NOT ME!!!
Sweet penny mat.
Hugs from Ohio :)
Lauren

Orange Sink said...

Your winter penny mat is great! I have that pattern in my to do someday pile! I hope to work on Christmas all year too.... it's so hard to in July! LOL!
Wonderful photo of you on the ski trail! It looks so invigorating! Hope you had a nice hot mug of cocoa afterwards!
Hugs!
Cathy G

Melody said...

Love your penny rug. We are roasting here in Australia so your snow looks very inviting.

Patti said...

Love your Winter penny mat and especially your changes. I've been looking at that pattern for a week now and thinking it was a little too busy for me - I think taking the tongues off was perfect! I might just do the same...
Blessings, Patti

Robin ~ Bird In The Hand Primitives ~ said...

I love your wool runner...You are going to have new goodies to unpack and display next Christmas Season...That's fun !!
Robin

Barbara said...

You look fashionably warm.

Deborah OHare said...

I spent my time making my cards for next year, hoping to be ahead of the game for a chance. Sweet rug!

moosecraft said...

Zoom! Look at you on skis!!! It almost makes snow look like fun? lol! Love the Winter mat you stitched. I think it looks better without the tongues.

Cindy said...

I could "do" Christmas all year long...and I do !! LOL
I'm always ready to sew as soon as the Christmas Tree is down - which is the night of Dec. 25th, or the morning of Dec. 26th. LOL

Happy Stitching.

primitivebettys said...

Great new rug! :-) Happy New Year Debbie!

Karen said...

Brr! Cold looking. Both the new penny rug and you out in the snow.

Jacque. said...

Love your wallhanging. A grandbaby? Congrats!

Raymond Homestead said...

What a cute snowman penny rug! You make me cold just looking at you out in the snow!

Carrie P. said...

sweet penny rug!
I have always wanted to learn to cross country ski. Not enough snow where I live.

Lori said...

Cute wool applique!!
After snowshoeing before Christmas I am hoping we get more snow so I can do it again. It was so much fun. When it's cold, who cares about fashion?!! LOL You're looking great!!

Roberta said...

I love Buttermilk Basin designs and your piece turned out great! I could spend the whole year doing fall pieces--can't seem to pass up any cute design with pumpkins or fall leaves! ~Roberta

Firecracker Kid said...

Oh my gosh, I'd be on my butt in a heartbeat if I tried to snow ski. You look very fashionable to me :)
Pretty rug too.

Hugs~Carol

Gail said...

Love your snowman wall hanging!
I think I need to dig out my XX skis and get some similar exercise.

Gail :)

Barbara Strobel Lardon said...

Love the penny rug. Perfect for winter.

You look great in your ski garb!

The Joy of Needlework said...

If that was me I would be flat on my butt. You look darn go to me. I love the snow too and I am looking at Utah for a place that will fit my budget. lol, lol. Hugs, LenZie