Monday, February 26, 2018

Pennies And More Pennies

Oh My!
Good morning sweet friends!
A big thank you to everyone for all of your suggestions.
I decided to do the shawl idea
formy last dollie and will show once completed.

I have always said that our foremothers 
from the 1800's 
were the most mighty able-bodied woman.

A few years back I featured this rug 
in one of my blog posts.
After seeing this antique penny rug that was
a room sized one at our favorite museum;
Greenfield Village,
I remain steadfast that our foremothers
were amazing!!!


Can you imagine sewing all of these pennies together?
Enough to make a full size rug?
A M A Z I N G


Look at the detail in these penny blocks.
To gorgeous to lay on a floor...don't you think?
But yet it was inside a home at one time.
Imagine how long it would have taken
to make this. 


Just these four pennies I cut out took me an hour to sew.
I say it again,
our foremothers were 
A M A Z I N G!

I love penny rugs, but alas I do not have the ambition,
nor the time to make a room size penny rug.
Plus Bob would have mud all over it the first night
it was on the floor. LOL


Last week I made this sweet little penny pillow.
I am on the kick of making pennies again.
Bought more wool to make a runner.


I had already made this black dollie years ago.
You see Lauren, Julie and Peggy...
Rugs and Pugs (Lauren)
My Primitive Heart (Julie)
A Primitive Plot (Peggy)
she is sporting a red wool heart...
so I really did not want to add another heart
to my latest one.
But a 
B I G
thank you for the idea.
You all were reading my mind...just a few years earlier.
The heart was made into a necklace with dried raisins.


This dollie is a bit smaller than my latest one.



Now my penny pillow looks good by her.
Don't you think?

However, my next black dollie that I am 
currently drawing out will have
some kind of heart, crude patch & even pearly teeth!
Plus I will let you all decide on her name.
All great suggestions you all made!
Thank you!

Through the woods and along the big river 
I head off to work.
Whats in store for you today?
Janice

15 comments:

  1. work for me this day after a snow storm
    cathy

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    1. I decided yesterday to take some vacation, so I am home today...no work again until Monday. Janice

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  2. Hi Janice,
    That penny rug is A-MAZ-ING!!! Having made three large ones myself (but NOT that big) I know how much work is involved and can't even imagine the time it took!! Mine are NOT on the floor, either!! lol
    Happy you came to a decision on the dolly and know it will be sweet!! Hope you have a wonderful week, Janice!
    Heart Hugs~
    Julie

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  3. I cannot even begin to imagine the work put in to that rug!

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    1. Me neither, but someone decided to take many many hours to create it. Janice

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  4. Hi Janice, thanks for stopping by. The penny rug is beautiful. I have made some penny rug items, it really is enjoyable isn't it? I love your little pillow and the doll holding it. Very cute! Have a wonderful week.

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    1. Thank you Kelly. Just waiting for my wool to come in the mail to start another runner. Janice

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  5. you have patience!!! wow!! wow!!

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    1. thank you Krishna. It does take patience to make a huge one like this. Janice

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  6. Gosh, what an amazing rug to fill up a room!! I do love your earlier black dolly with her heart!! The decision to create a shawl for your current one sounds great. Can't wait to see how it all looks when you are done. I really enjoy seeing what projects you come up with and share here. You always have fun ideas for little projects to add special touches to your home in a variety of ways.

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    1. I thought it was an amazing rug too...too big I am afraid to make myself. The shawl was easy...I had some old lace and just wrapped around and held together with a rusty pin. She is now with a friend making memories. I will show soon. Stay tuned and as always thank you for your sweet sweet comments!Janice

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  7. I really like your new decorative designs! it's beautiful so much and good idea on site.

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