Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Pennies from heaven...

A few months back, I shared my Mom's first penny rug.
You can see it here.

Mom has taken to penny rugs like a duck to water and has been stitching like crazy ever since.
When my sister and I went down for a visit for our parents' 55th wedding anniversary, 
Mom gave a show and tell that took our breath away!

I'm sooo lucky to be her daughter and to be gifted with this great piece!

She didn't like it as it was only her second piece and she said that I could pitch it, if I wanted. 
Are you crazy?!?! I absolutely adore this penny rug! The colors are perfect and I love how the pennies spill over the edges.

It lives here now on a little leather ottoman in my living room :)

Next Mom tried blanket stitching and found that she really enjoyed it.
This mat she made for my sister, who was also thrilled.

My mom had asked me to send her some wool to match her sunroom.
And next she created this:

Such pretty, soft colors that looks great with

her chair cushions and swan.

Since Mom wasn't happy with the first mat she made, she created another one for me:

Aren't I lucky!

Next up was a mat for her table of Longaberger shaker baskets - perfection!

Here is a close up of the mat.

For Mother's Day, I sent Mom a wool penny kit.

She stitched it right up.
As she has stitched, she has grown in confidence and in trying new ideas and concepts.

Isn't this piece awesome?! 
I love the colors and the concept!

Mom's stitches are so perfect.

And Mom's grand finale.
We all laughed that it was like a fireworks show - each penny rug that Mom pulled out we ooohed and aaahed!

I know that Mom has still been stitching away, I get updates when she starts and finishes a project.
I think she has been bitten by the wool bug! She now even has more than one project going at once. And is planning the next project while working on another LOL.

It's so fun to have a Mom passionate about wool!
Mom, I can't wait for my visit this autumn and to see your next show and tell!
(And Dad you are sure a good sport about Mom's wool addiction :)

"Therefore my heart is glad and my tongue rejoices;
my body also will rest secure,
because you will not abandon me to the realm of the dead,
nor will you let your faithful one see decay."
~Psalm 16:9-10

Blessings, Patti 


Lisa Schindler said...

Wow, those were amazing!

WoolenSails said...

She has made a lot of beautiful penny rugs. They are fun to make and a great way to use up small pieces of wool.


Karen said...

Your mother has created some lovely pieces. I am in love with the Longaberger display. I was not aware they made anything like that. Not that I have a place for one.

Sara said...

Fantastic! You are a lucky, lucky daughter.

Samplings from Spring Creek said...

WOW! Your Mom is a penny rug genius--the rug with the stars is over the top!

Primitive Stars said...

So beautiful, talented mom. Blessings Francine.

pj said...

Great work....you are right, she has the bug! But that is a good thing! Love the neatness of her work and you both are reaping some benefits! Busy hands are a good thing!

bayrayschild said...

Hi Patti! They are all just so beautiful!


Linda said...

Yea Mom! She'll be stitching up Maggie designs pretty soon!

Prims By The Water said...

WOW Pattie...your moms penny rugs are awesome. I never thought of spilling pennies over. They are all just lovely! Janice

moosecraft said...

Awesome! These penny rugs are gorgeous! Go Mom!!!!

Marilyn said...

They're all beautiful.
I think I like the last one the most.

Mary @ Neat and Tidy said...

Your mom's work is beautiful! I especially like the one in the sunroom that has the soft colors. Nice job!

Kathy F said...

Mom is fearless!!! These are the most awesome pieces I've ever seen!! I can make anything from a kit but not brave enough to just bail off like this!! Great job Mom....my address is........!!! Lol

annie said...

wow, she is amazing,
loved them all!

Rugs and Pugs said...

Your mom's penny mats are amazing. Such talent. I love the one with the stars!
Hugs :)