Friday, April 7, 2017

A Road Trip Project

Before we headed down to Mom's I knew that I needed a small wool project for the legs of the car ride that I wasn't driving ;)
I dug through craft corner and found this all prepped and ready to go.
But it wasn't what I was in the mood to work on.

Then I found this - oh so close to being finished.
Nope, wasn't in the mood for that either.
Another new project was speaking to me and begging to be started.

I pulled out Rebekah L. Smith's book, "Wool Applique Folk Art" and turned to the project that was calling me...

"Creatures of Habit ~ Rabbit Pillow"
Growing up we had several pet rabbits, but lately I have been thinking of our Chocolate Dutch Rabbit, Louie. I decided to tweak it to look like him.
I quickly prepped it the night before we left.

My new Attic stitching bag was perfect for the car! The lid flips up and keeps everything safely contained in case of sudden stops or swerves.

It was a quick project and in no time, Louie was watching me cheerfully while I stitched him up.

And here he is all done!
I love how he looks with this cabbage and cabbage leaves by Schneeman Folk Art.

I used my new favorite thread - Rustic Wool Moire from Wooly Red Rug - a joy to stitch with!
I added some stitched to the side scallops/cabbage leaf edge.

So happy to have Louie to keep me company once again this Spring.
Maybe I should think about finishing up those other two springtime projects...

I also had to share this finish by my Mom. It appeared on a Pennies from Heaven post before, but when I saw it draped over a chair it's beauty really resonated with me. 

I didn't think that anyone would mind if I shared it again :)

There is still time to enter my Arizona trip giveaway. You can find all the information here.
I'll pick a winner on Monday. Wishing you a lovely spring weekend and a wonderful Palm Sunday!

They took palm branches and went out to meet him, shouting,
“Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!”
“Blessed is the king of Israel!”
~John 12:13

Blessings, Patti


annie said...

I love Louie, how cute!
You really should finish the others also, they speak Spring, and next year, they'll be ready to come out of the brambles and into the sunshine!
You know bunnies multiply quickly.!
Blessed Easter!

Karen said...

I like the rabbit and chick design very much.

Farmhouse prims said...

Love all of the designs, you are the wool applique queen. hugs, Lecia

Rugs and Pugs said...

Louie came out just great!
Your mom's penny rug is perfection as always!
Hugs :)

denise said...

Love the Rebekah Smith rabbit!

Marilyn said...

Louie is so cute, great job.
Your Mom's runner is so pretty.
That's a lot of pennies to stitch!

Barbara in TN said...

Always, always, ALWAYS post pictures of your Mom's stitching! SO enjoy her work! And your work is such an inspiration to me! You "Girls" are the greatest!
Barbara in TN

edie said...

What a gene pool!!!!!

Your and your mom's work just leaves me speechless (that's pretty hard to do). Tell your mom happy belated birthday.

Love your rabbit(s).

If convenient, could you share the sources for your mom's penny runner and your black and white rabbit pieces.

Thank you so very much for your blog. I look forward to each post.

edie said...

I just found your blog,your designs look so easy & simple,love the bunnies,phyllis