Considering the fact that my pumpkin plants out in the garden don't even have blossoms on them yet, let alone actual pumpkins, it is a bit early to be thinking about pumpkins. But I decided to dig up some of my pumpkin penny rugs from previous years to show just to get me even more excited about my upcoming giveaway.
So, as mentioned in my previous post, I will do a step by step tutorial on making this Pumpkin Penny Rug.
( EDIT: This tutorial has since been cancelled due to pattern designer issues.)
Once the penny rug is completed, I'll offer the finished one as a giveaway. I expect it to take a few weeks just because I have to fit in other sewing in between doing this one.
I've made many over the years and just about every one was different in some way just because of the different wools that I used.
The one above is with a dark grey background. I really like how that one turned out.
Kipp, the wonderful lady that I made the penny rug samples for, originally sent me the pattern for this along with the wool to make it. The wools were so lovely, with textures and plaids and beautiful overdyes, that I completely fell in love with it. She's the one that started me using black textured backgrounds on this instead of just plain colored black wool. The texture of the background just makes it more beautiful.
Anyway, Kipp taught me a lot over the years that I made things for her. If you're reading, thank you again, Kipp!
I'm going to try to start the Pumpkin Penny Rug on Friday, I think. I have to go through my wools to select the wools and get ready to dye the oranges for the pumpkins and the greens for the vines and leaves.
As followers of my blog, anyone who is listed over there to the left as a "follower", will get an extra "bonus entry" in the drawing for the giveaway, so if you're reading and have a blog, hurry up and get on the followers list so that you'll have a better chance.
I have the grandson at our house today and I think this afternoon, he and I will make a blueberry pie. He loves to help in the kitchen. He's only 2 1/2 but he can crack eggs and stir and pour things without making messes. Jen always lets him help when she's baking or cooking so he's learned how to make quite a lot of things. She's so patient, letting him help her all along the way.
I give myself a little credit for his cooking love too because he likes to watch the cooking shows on tv with me while I'm watching him. He knows Guy and Paula, and Rachel Ray and Tyler. He really likes Guy though, just because he has crazy hair and he says funny things that K likes to repeat like, "Baking can be messy" and "whoop, that's hot".
He really pays close attention to the different ingredients and he makes sure to tell me which ones he likes and which he doesn't like. Tyler's chili yesterday got a "no like chili, no".
He had me laughing after he saw a Walmart commercial. He infomed me that
"Walmart, ice cream, on sale!"
Ok, it's almost grandson time and I've got to get ready!
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