My friend, Delores has been plugging away on this wee penny for months! It WAS her Heritage project…to be hand stitched while she chit chatted to those around her at Heritage Quilting. We all cheered when she stitched in that last French knot! She persevered and got ‘er done!
This wee wool penny is small but mighty…and dang sweet!! Delores used only two colours of wool…off white and a creamy taupe and she used a cream colour DMC embroidery floss for her stitching.
Magnificent! I put my wool thread in the center of the penny so that you could SEE how tiny this penny rug is!
The good news is…I own the pattern! I knew that YOU would want the name of this pattern so I needed to hunt up the pattern!…and that turned out to be a breeze to find because I have all of my patterns in LABELLED Binders. Seriously Binders are the way to go to organize your patterns. Within minutes I had this…
I remember buying this in the Primitive Gatherings Booth at Road to California…they had a sample of it made up and of course they KNEW that once you saw this sweet penny in the flesh, that you would naturally BUY the pattern!! It’s called marketing!
I love marketing…don’t YOU?!
One tip that Delores shared with us, was to use the Fons and Porter White Marking pencil…it worked great on the black wool to mark the vines! I find that this has always been a huge problem when stitching on black wool…so I am now on the hunt for a Fons and Porter Pen!! I may ‘someday’ actually get this wee penny made!!
Thanks for sharing, Delores! You are such an inspiration!!
Have a wonderful Wednesday and happy stitching!~P