Wind chills here are below zero but it's sunny.
My sewing machine is in the shop and I really miss it.
I thought I would do some hand stitching...more penny rugs.
First I needed some different wool...I love, love, love fabric shopping.
It's not easy finding 80-100 percent wool and when I do find it the price is up there. I hit the jackpot! I found some beautiful plaids and nice thick solids. I came home and felted it right away. Felting is the process of bonding the fibers of wool together or you could say I shrunk my fabric. I like the word felting better it just sounds so creative not like it was a mistake. Don't you just love the look and feeling of felted wool? It's so soft and aged looking like it has a history.
I made this penny rug for Valentine's Day.
I'm waiting for a vase of flowers to set right on top.
I made this little mitten penny rug out of a sweater that I shrunk, yes shrunk. It was my son's and I think it was worn once or twice before it was snuck in the wash and in the dryer with a several pair of jeans.
When life gives you a little sweater make a penny rug!