Saturday, July 18, 2009

Update on the Penny Rug Giveaway

I haven't forgotten about the giveaway
This is what I'm planning to giveaway, hopefully by the end of July. I'm trying to work on it a little bit every day and as you can see, it's progressing nicely.
I still have the pumpkin stems to sew on and after that it's all embroidery embellishments with veins on the leaves, detailing on the pumpkins and then curly tendrils. Then I'll sew the 3 layers of tongues, stitch them on and finally sew on the homespun cotton backing.
Jimmy finished up the fence for me. I'm so happy with how it looks. Rach isn't so happy with it, saying that when she looks out the dining room window, it looks like we're in jail. She's silly.
She's leaving to go back to school next week, so it will only be another week in prison.
Today, I'm planning to extend the planting area to the end of the fence and then put stones under the fence itself to help with weed maintenance.
I went to an estate sale yesterday and found this cute little tin of vintage buttons. The lady only wanted 50 cents for the tin and an old pincushion.
K was visiting yesterday afternoon and as soon as I walked in the house, he saw the tin and said "ohhh, what's that?" BUTTONS! The boy loves buttons. He happily played with them for quite some time on the table, stacking and sorting them and admiring their colors and sizes.
He's such a cutie. Forget about expensive toys, give him an old tin of buttons and he's happy!
Happy Day everyone! It's Saturday and it's a beautiful day!


Colleen said...

The mat is coming along nicely...very pretty! Some lucky person will have it soon!

Love the fence and it will look even better when you get your flowers planted. Good job!

Lisa said...

OH MY GOSH!!! Your tin and buttons and a pincushion!!! SUPER buy!
Love the rug it looks great!
Have a great weekend!
Hugs, Lisa

Tolentreasures said...

I love your fence! Can't wait to see your plantings around it. The penny rug looks great so far. I actually cut out some wool pumpkins yesterday, you inspired me! Your grandson is adorable. Mine would turn buttons into projectile they seem to do with everything! Lucky you that he is calm enough to play that way.

IF you don't win the giveaway and IF no one takes the train case...would you like to trade it for something that you make?