Thursday, August 18, 2016

A Winner & Vacation Stitching

 Chippewa Flowage, Hayward, Wisconsin

Do not read this post if you are hungry!

Wow! You readers really like your pie ;) I had 81 entries and lots of favorite types of pies:
fruit filled - blueberry, lemon, blackberry, huckleberry, cherry, strawberry rhubarb, peach
meringue - chocolate, lemon
cream - chocolate, coconut, banana, 
pecan and shoofly and too many more to mention,
but the most popular were apple and pumpkin! Of course all pies taste better with ice cream!
And I loved Vicki Jo's comment: 
"Or as my Daddy used to say, he had 4 kinds of pie as his favorites: hot, cold, one crust and two crust!"

The random winner of the little giveaway is OhioLori (who likes Cherry and Peach btw)!
Congratulations OhioLori! Send your mailing address to me at and I will send your package on its way...

 In my vacation posts, I shared my stitching as it progressed.

 It was a fun project 

And I thought it was very appropriate for my location.

 Cee Rafuse of Early Style Penny Rugs based this rug on the antique above.

This is Cee's design.
I bought her kit of hand dyed vintage wool and her wonderful hand dyed string for stitching.
And here is my rendition:

I decided to omit the year and substitute two flowers. Then in each corner I added familiar creatures that live around the cabin - song birds, ducks / loons, squirrels / chipmunks and a beaver that swims up the channel by our cabin and then crosses the road each night at 9:00.

It's my favorite souvenir of our time at the cabin.

 Do not be afraid, little flock, for your Father has chosen gladly to give you the kingdom.
“Sell your possessions and give to charity; make yourselves money belts which do not wear out, an unfailing treasure in heaven, where no thief comes near nor moth destroys. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.
~Luke 12:32-34

Blessings, Patti


annie said...

Congrats Ohio Lori!
You know I love the rug, how great, and something totally different!
Wonderful colors, and your blanket stitches look so even and lovely!
Glad you had a terrific vacation!

Paula DiMattei said...

What a wonderful way to save treasured memories. I just love the beaver.

Marilyn said...

Congrats to OhioLori!
What a great finish for a cabin-like atmosphere.

Heartland Stitcher said...

Your special touches to your penny rug are a perfect memory of your special place.


Barbara Shores ~ Village Folk Art said...

Beautiful...Love the four critters, one in each corner. Great choice and wonderful work...

Peace for all,

Nancy D. said...

Fantastic penny rug…the colors and textures are perfect for the wildlife stitched thereon!

TheCrankyCrow said...

Congratulations Ohio Lori!! And thank you Patti for the fun and generous giveaway opportunity! I really adore your keepsake penny rug...what a treasure...and so different than what one typically sees. What happy memories that will bring to you in the years to come. Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin