Last summer on my trip to California, I stitched pennies. Lots and lots of pennies. So easy to do on the airplane and in the car. 75+ pennies. When I got home they got put away.
Until today. I stitched up this sweet little mat using only 9 pennies.
With my sampler,
in memory of Ellie,
stitched by the Dirty Martini Queen
We are heading to Chicago for the weekend so grandson Jake can visit with his cousins. A six hour drive each way so hopefully I will get a few more mats done for the primitive show in Holly, MI, in September. (I'll wave to you, Patti, as I pass the Wrigley Building.)
I was given a couple hints for solar dyeing.
- If the sun is not as hot as you'd like, put the jars in the car. You know how hot a car gets and it's the heat, not the sun, that is needed.
- Also, to get the dye distributed more evenly, get a pair on tongs and stir the wool a few times during the day.
Thanks Linda and Sheila for the tips.
Thanks so much for stopping by.
Pug hugs :)