Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Penny Rugs

I finally finished some holiday embroidery projects, thanks in part to time spent in waiting rooms at MMC while Mom has been sick. These are called "penny rugs" because they are made from scraps of felted wool, some only the size of a penny. They are not really "rugs" either...most are made as table runners or candle mats. The one above was the rug I learned on at Fiber College at Searsport Shores in 2008. The plan was to get it finished by Thanksgiving of 2008...that didn't happen... but it was done just in time for Thanksgiving this year.

The "rugs" below are really candle mats and will be gifts for special friends on my Christmas list this year. Mom watched me work on one of them in the hospital so I thought she would like to see the finished products before I wrap them.

Wouldn't it be great if we didn't have to work and could have more time to "play" with craft projects?


  1. from Sue Snelling:
    We really need to get together and do some crafts. I've been doing these for years and love them. I have tons of patterns that I'd love to share with you. Say hi to your mom and tell her I wish her a speedy recovery.

  2. Good job, Cheryl, they turned out really well! I'm not sure I have the patience, but I might try one this winter! Nancy

  3. These are great...the graphics are modern and timeless, who could ask for more? Were you humming Christmas carols to yourself while you were blanket stitching?

  4. Spacify has a collection of modern Rugs with an array of modern designs. Each has its own great look that will find a way to enhance your home.

  5. I don't know who "henry" is but I think he is trying to sell us something!