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?

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 
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?


  1. work for me this day after a snow storm

    1. I decided yesterday to take some vacation, so I am home work again until Monday. Janice

  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~

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

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

  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.

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

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

  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.

    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

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



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