Sunday, August 23, 2009

A penny {rug} for your thoughts ~

Lisa is one of the ladies I hook with at the library. She (I think Karin helped her, too) reserved the room at the library yesterday and six of us got together to try our hand at making penny rugs. I believe Lisa and Polly (who left before I remembered to get the camera out) had some experience, but the rest of us were newbies. Sylvia (Lisa's mom) kept joking that Lisa's pumpkin looked like an apple, so she went home and changed it to a crock. Her sunflowers were wonderful.
Here's Sylvia off to a great start with her very primitive cat and pumpkin.
Kaye hiding behind her HUGE pumpkin.
Karin and her cat rug.
I was a! I used the same pattern as Karin, and since she always chooses such wonderful colors, I followed suit.
Here's a close-up of my kitty. It's been years since I've done the blanket stitch, but it is getting less awkward with each stitch.
A big thank you to Lisa and Karin. Not only did they organize the whole thing, they brought lots of wool and yummy treats to share.
Pug hugs :)


  1. Looks like you gals got a good start on some wonderful penny rugs and had lots of fun while you were at it!

  2. What a great gathering to just sit around and work on something new to you all. The pieces look wonderful! Sounds like you had a really nice time.

  3. GREAT penny rugs!!!! Looks like you all had a fun day!!!!
    I was just happy to open the windows yesterday as I struggled with a needle punch piece I'm working on. It has me possessed,can't work on anything else!!!!!


  4. Lauren ~ looks like they all had a great start ~ and Lisa's pumpkin looked just fine!! Sounds like a great day!!

  5. Lauren,
    Oh we did have fun and come to find out we all went home and worked on them some more. I am sooo proud. I too didn't do too bad considering I just picked up my "big girl glasses" aka tri-focals and the table only shifted a few times, lol. You're a wonderful new friend to us and we love having you in our group.

  6. What fun to sew with a group who loves it as much as you do. You did a beautiful job on yours. Loved seeing the sauder rugs, you had ones I hadn't see, so many creative and beautiful designs.


  7. What gorgeous penny rugs you have all created!!! I love Lisa's sunflowers...just beautiful!!!
    It is so nice to see Karin and Kaye :)
    I so wish I had a group of ladies to do all this great work with.

  8. Lauren- I know ALL these ladies! Kaye, Lisa and Polly went with me on a trip to Ault's; Lisa and Sylvia came to a hook-in at my house; Kaye Swor is a dear friend; and I think I've emailed Karin (is her daughter Gabby?) I should come with you one day-I would love to see these girls again. Tell them hi from me. Sally


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