Monday, August 11, 2014

Monday Musings!

I hope everyone had a good weekend. We had beautiful weather but Bill is away, which means no one to carry the kayaks;) I was sick most of the week, so I couldn't do much anyways, but finally starting to get back to "my" normal again.

I forgot to show you a photo of the penny back so you could see how I attached them. I did the pennies first, then I lay them on a piece of ticking in a triangle pattern. Once I had them in the layout, I used a washable marker and made dots in the middle of the areas where the pennies lay, on the outside. Then I took my ruler and connected the dots. You can also make it larger by making it more on the outside of the pennies or a complete triangle back that you can lay your pennies on, it is up to you.

You can see the staining better, in this photo. I wanted the backing to be dark enough so that it blended with the pennies.

I also volunteered to babysit, not like my son had to twist my arm;) We had lots of fun together and he was being quite the ham, but it wore me out.

He seems to know what a camera is and loves to pose and be cute.

We spent some time outside. I found a great way to keep him still so I could rest, put him on the grass. He seems to have an aversion to grass, he just sits and plays in one spot, and of course, more silliness.

Then he started making this strange face and scrunching up his eyes, no idea what he is thinking when he does that, but our laughing seemed to be good reason, to do it over and over. Today I started two new projects, so I can work on the punch during the day and stitching at night, so I will be able to finish both by friday.


Julie Fukuda said...

Cute pictures! Is the stain you use a commercial one? I have a piece of clothing I think I would like better if the brown had a bit warmer tones.

slrquilts said...

I think the back looks great and it really helps me with how to do it. Thanks for sharing.

Karen said...

Interesting to see the back of your pennies and read how you did it.

paulette said...

Thanks for posting the back of your penny!! I love hearing and seeing how others make things...that way we can modify or change our own techniques!!
Oh, my your grandson is gorgeous!! Just a bundle of pure JOY!! Lucky you!

Bobbie said...

Oh Deb...Your little guy is just adorable!! I love his little teeth...very photogenic! I love your penny rug! Hope you feel better.

Fiona said...

Little Nick is such a character... and looking so lovely and healthy.... thanks for showing the back of the penny rug... I always wondered how the penny's were held firm...

Dawn said...

I love that Penny rug!
Your grandson is so sweet and funny.
You get so many projects done, I'm looking forward to seeing what you've whipped out next. Wow,

Carrie P. said...

oh, your grandson is so cute. One of my kids didn't like the grass when he was little either. Maybe it tickles.