Thursday, February 27, 2014

Pennies From Heaven

Happy Thursday my friends!
In my last post I took a picture of my neighbors home.
Unfortunately my dear sweet neighbor Shirley 
passed away at 84 after my last post.
Please say a little prayer for the love of her life Paul.
They were married for 63 years and I could tell he is lost
without her now.

She is in heaven now watching over him.

This brings me to the other part of my post.


I drew out three circles for patterns.
1 inch, 2 inch and 3 inch in size.

Started with some blues, browns, cream and tan wools.
Some plain and some over dyed.

Two pennies made.
116 more to go.
Whew, this is going to take me awhile.
I saw this penny rug hanging on the wall
in an antique store.
The price was $425.00.
I drew out the entire pattern on a piece of paper
an decided to make one myself,
changing the colors up a bit.
(Would have loved the original..but cannot afford it)

The final project will hang on the wall in the new bedroom.
It will have 6 sides,
with each side being 27 inches.
I am going to try and add all of the wonderful
colors everyone suggested for our wall color.
Hopefully it will work out.
Will keep you posted on my progress.

Pennies From Heaven Blessings To All!


  1. I sure will keep Shirley's husband in my prayers and I am sorry for your loss.

    The penny rug you are going to be making sounds wonderful, I love the colors you are using!!!!. I can't wait to see when it is done and hanging up.

  2. Like losing a family member I am sure. You will be reliving the good times while you make those pennies. I like the colors too.

  3. So sad about your neighbour, will keep him in my your circles, Janice, pretty colors, Blessings Francine.

  4. Prayers for your neighbor; my deepest sympathy.
    How very smart of you to re-create the wall hanging. You are an inspiration, Janice!

  5. So sorry to hear of your neighbor. Lifting up her love.
    What a long wonderful life they had together.
    Love your penny.
    Such nice stitches.
    Woolie Blessings

  6. Sorry about your neighbor Shirley, Janice. Prayers for her husband. So sad. Your wool pennies are going to be fabu in your new bedroom! Priceless because YOU made it! ♥Lisa

  7. hugs to Paul, I can' imagine how it is for him right now.
    love the colors of the pennies,
    good for you making your own!

  8. 63 years ~ what a blessing. Yes, I will be praying for Paul.
    Best to you on your project. You are an inspiration to tackle it! Yay for you.

  9. Sorry for the loss of your sweet neighbor, Janice.
    That sounds like a lot of pennies you have to make in order to make the rug. Looking forward to seeing it when you have it done.


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