Monday, February 13, 2017

Happy Valentines!


This weekend, I had to take it easy. At least it was snowing and the roads were horrible, so I didn't mind staying home for once. Since my arms are still a bit sore, working on my regular stitchery was a bit tough to do, so I made up a small quick project to do, just in time for Valentines.

I have a draw full of pre-cut pennies, so I picked some out and that saved on cutting them out. I picked a scrap piece of wool that is too thin to hook but has a nice purple hue with specks of colors thought and red hearts. I finished the smaller pennies with a simple wheel stitch to turn them into little yellow flowers with a triple french knot on top.

This is an easy project to do and you can make them in any size, using those little scraps of wool that you just don't want to throw away, turn them into pennies. If you have never made one, there are tutorials online and you can find circle templates to print out and trace. Freezer paper is the best for cutting out pennies, especially when you are making a bunch. I did get a circle cutter, still need to try that on wool.


And the winner of the pattern giveaway is..........  Lauren, of Rugs and Pugs! Congratulations Lauren, please email me,  your choice of pattern. I am hoping to get my runner finished this week, now that my arms are feeling better.

12 comments:

annie said...

I love it, so cute!
Congrats Lauren!

Sandi said...

Congrats Lauren!

Cute rug, I keep thinking of making something for Valentines Day and get sidetracked. Might have to cut something out tonight and stitch it tomorrow.

Sorry to hear you are still stiff and sore. Our snow has almost all gone down here except in the shade slots. More at higher elevations and we've go a couple days of rain expected starting tomorrow afternoon,

Take care and rest easy, my friend got one of the dice punches from Sue Spargo, she has offered to let me try it but haven't yet,,,too pricey. Freezer oaoer and scissors works well but will let you know when I try it,

Julie Fukuda said...

Sweet little hearts... and a good way to use bits and pieces.

Jacqueline said...

Sweet project. Hope you are back to feeling well soon. Congrats to Lauren.

The Eveningstitcher said...

Oh that lucky Lauren!!! Love the penny rug with hearts...the colors are great, Deb!

acorn hollow said...

congrats to Lauren! love your mat so sweet feel better soon
Cathy

Rugs and Pugs said...

WOW! Lucky me. Thanks so much.
I will check out the patterns and let you know.
Happy Valentine's Day :)
Lauren

Karen said...

Hope you had a nice Valentine's Day. I have been sick so not so much fun.

Kate said...

Debbie, your striped hearts are adorable - love them! I hope you're feeling all better really soon.

kelley said...

the heart mat is adorable...glad to know your are feeling somewhat better...hugs

Darlene said...

Very sweet 💕!

Allie-oops Designs said...

Cute mat, Debbie, hope you're feeling better!!