Monday, March 16, 2015

Pennies from Heaven ~ Vol. 4

Each time I go to visit my parents, I can't imagine that my Mom will have much more to share.
But she always does! :)
And I always think they can't get even better (how do you improve from perfection?), but they do!

First up in no particular order is a great triangle penny rug that fits perfectly in this wall basket. 
I love the colors!

Next up, just in time, this sweet Easter Egg mat.

Here it is with Mom's lantern and a daffodil egg that I made for Mom and Dad one Easter a few years back.
(I'm glad to see that she still likes it :)

Here's a different take on pennies.
It's amazing that with all the varied colors, they work so well together.

Even with all the overlapping pennies, Mom's stitches are still perfect.

And this is where it lives, under this pretty hurricane candleholder.

Mom was telling me that she was thinking about trying her hand at a tongue rug:

Of course it turned out lovely on her first try!

I think this is made from an old greenish-grey army blanket.

She found the perfect spot for it in her extremely organized craft corner.
(A trait unfortunately that I did not inherit.)

The bird pinkeep and the flower pinkeep are both made by the very talented Audrey of Bay Ray's Child. You can read her lovely blog here and see her sweet Etsy shop here.
Mom and I are both big fans of Audrey's work.
The dresden plate pinkeep on the right sitting in the basket is my mom's creation. I think I forgot to take a close up of it. 
In the antique sewing machine drawers, my mom has her small sewing supplies all organized. 
I also forgot to photograph the sweet scissor sheaths that she made for each of her scissors. 
Must remember to take photos on my next visit!

Mom finished this little pincushion while I was there - filled with crushed walnut shells.

Next up is this stunner!
"Avery's Teardrop" designed and kitted by Early Style Penny Rugs. You can view her Etsy shop here.
 Cee's inspiring blog can be found here.

The subtle aged colors are so peaceful.

Isn't this penny rug unique?!
I forgot to ask Mom who's design this is...
I love the combination of pennies and flowers
and the combinations of solids and textures.

So different and so lovely!

Can you believe that there are still more?!
And all these have been created since Thanksgiving!

Next up is this beauty based on a Maggie Bonanomi design. 
It was a runner, but mom made it fit into a circle.

So perfect in their sunroom!

Here you can see the entire mat.

Tiny perfect little stitches.

Mom and I had fun doing some color planning for her next project while I was visiting.
It's going to be a stunner for sure!

Oops, I almost forgot!
Mom is also participating in Stacy West's Buttermilk Basin Mystery BOM.
You can read about it here.
The March pattern comes out tomorrow. I know someone that will be working on it right away :)

Mom decided to use an antique flour sack for her background fabric ~ a fabulous idea!

She's been so busy creating that she is just starting to stitch them, 
but they are probably all done by now :)

I love the soft colors that she chooses.

Well, can you believe all of Mom's creations?!?!
She is a wealth of ideas and concepts, always looking at designs in new ways.

There is just one more post from this trip, sharing a little exchange of gifts.

"His divine power has given us everything we need for a godly life through our knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness." 
~2 Peter 1:3

Blessings, Patti


Blessings in the Country said...

Your mom is quite talented! Love all her pennies, they look so lovingly made. I'm so glad you are able to share her works with us!
Blessings, Jessica

muis huismuis said...

Jou moeder doen pragtige handwerk! Lieflike "eye-candy"!!
Cala in SA

Marilyn said...

All of your Mom's projects are beautiful!

Mary @ Neat and Tidy said...

She is very talented. Everything is beautiful.

edie said...

Jawdroppingly, overwhelmingly, GORGEOUS! Thank you for sharing.

cucki said...

wow they all so cute xx

Lisa Schindler said...

Wow! They are all so stunning, I love penny rugs and wish I could make them as fast and beautiful as that. Inspiring for sure!

Chris said...

The very lovely and beautiful handiwork had me in awe... you and your Mom really inspire me, too!

linda said...

Your Mom is an excellent creator and stitcher. Fabulous mats. Nancy Moore of Tom Minor Quilts has made a few of Ce' designs also and really enjoys them.

susan http://sobon said...

your mom does beautiful work. talented family. i have to ask who did the pattern for your blog header? i really really would like to make one.

Gayle said...

SO much eye candy in this post - thanks for all the lovely photos!

bayrayschild said...

Hi Patti!
Thank you for all of the beautiful eye candy and the nice mention.
Your mom has really taken to her craft so wonderfully!

Hugs ,Audrey

annie said...

She is amazing, I love her creativity!

WoolenSails said...

Your mom has done so many beautiful pieces and gorgeous wools.


Jean Bee said...

Well my goodness...I don't know which piece I like the best! Your Moms creations make me want to stitch! She is doing a fabulous job! Very inspiring!

moosecraft said...

Oh my goodness! Sweet perfection! Your Mom really has a natural talent for penny rugs! They all catch my eye... but I love the uniqueness of the one with the small overllapping pennies... simply gorgeous!

Linda R said...

The unknown pattern is from The Woolen Needle in Williamsburg, Iowa. I stitched it last winter. One of my favorites so far.

Shelley said...

love the woollies!!
and I am also doing the Buttermilk Basin BOM...and I love your mom's color choices....I use pins to keep my pieces in place I like to move them a bit for more interest, took my pineapple pinned to find some floss and the shop I went to 2 employees also were doing the BOM...and questioned my use of's just how I have always done it....

Ranae said...

Your mom is awesome, i love every single thing, i think i should try a hand at the pennies, I'm sure inspired to do so,
Take care

Kathy F said...

I am speechless!!!!! I could be persuaded to give up my stitching and only make PENNIES!!! They are ALL works if art!!! Thanks so much for the pictures!!!

Rugs and Pugs said...

Your mom is SO TALENTED. Lucky for you.
Hugs :)