Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Project Finished! More pumpkins on the way!

I put the finishing touches on this "Guarding The Pumpkin Patch" penny rug and was able to EBAY list it Monday night. I'd hoped to have it finished on Sunday, so really with a project so big, one day late isn't terribly bad. I had so much fun making it but I don't think I'll do another one again ... or at least not this year.
Making repeats of the same thing gets boring for me, especially when it takes a week or more to make. I'd much rather spend my time creating something new.
You all should remember from my last design with a crow in it, that I don't like crows. Sure, they're cute in prim designs, but I don't want to make them cute. I want to make them annoying, mean, and obnoxious. So, of course, the crow on this one is pulling the straw out of the scarecrows sleeve. Just what a real crow would do! :)

This is how "Guarding the Pumpkin Patch" got it's start. The finished rug looks a little different, with adjustments to size and details. I drew this a few years ago, put it aside and forgot about it until a few weeks ago. I'm glad I discovered it again.
Anyway, go take a look at the Ebay listing HERE. And while you're in a buying mood, just buy that candy corn candle mat and mug rugs that I have listed please. It's super cheap for only $12.99 ... nothing is wrong with it. It's just a leftover from last year. It's really cute, and I just don't understand why it hasn't been snapped up.

Currently, I'm finishing up an order and then plan to start on a pumpkin candle mat with some fall leaves. I like the how the leaves turned out on the scarecrow penny rug so I'm using that same wool for this next project.

I'm really excited to get back to sewing today, because .....
Jen, my sweet intelligent daughter, suggested that I get some books on cd from the library to listen to while sewing. I was complaining to her that I really miss reading ... can't read and sew at the same time. Jen is an avid reader. She is never without something to read and she is always suggesting a book for me, but I just haven't the time and when I do take the time, sometimes it can be a week or more before I finish.
Usually when I sew during the day, I have the local talk radio station turned on (KDKA) I do enjoy listening to it, but lately it's all just the same political complaints and I'm weary of hearing basically the same thing day after day so listening to a book cd is just a perfect idea. Last night, I went to the library and wow, so many to pick from!
I'm anxious to get started.

Happy day everyone!


carolyn@primitive~devotion said...

It looks great! I can't even imagine all the work that goes into your wonderful pieces!

Enjoy the rest of your week!

Primitives By The Light of The Moon said...

Wow! Amazing details and it is perfect for Autumn. I don't know how you can part with it!

paulette said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Well done...and way too nice to sell!

Nancy @ La Chambre Rose said...

I was happily down south for awhile and neglecting my reading. Back, back blogging, and so glad I stopped in. Caught up on all posts showing and I can't pick my fave. This one could be it, though. But, then there are those pillows...

Lisa said...

What a cool idea! I can listen to books and blog! I need to do that! Love the pumpkins! Glad you are able to sew I know how much you like it!
Hugs, Lisa

The French Bear said...

Beautiful as always! So much work, the detail, just incredible!!! I got the link up to you on my blog, if you want a different picture, email me one and I can change it up for each season!
Margaret B

Kath ~★The Olde Weeping Cedar ★~ said...

OMGoodness, I love it! It's just bueatiful...You are so talented :)

Tolentreasures said...

The runner is beautiful! So much work! I, too should get audio cd's from the library. They would be great to listen to while I paint! A zillion channels on the tv and so often nothing to watch although I do love the Sirius radio channels on the satellite.


Leslie said...

Your rug is beautiful! You do such detailed work and I love it!

How very true about the crow! They're not cute birds and they really are obnoxious and annoying, so I love that you have the crow taking the straw out of the scarecrow!

We are headed to Benezette this weekend so you need to stop by my blog at the beginning of next week. We were supposed to go camping all weekend but our friend has to work until late Friday. We almost called the whole thing off but then Eric called and said we could go out Saturday morning and spend the night Saturday and that's what we're going to do :) I hope we see a lot of elk and that rut started!

Have a great day :)


theolde stone house said...

Hi Cathy
Love the rug. I too love the "true crow". I find them so annoying.
I love to read too. But my free time is so limited that I don't get to. I've listened to books on tape on car rides but never thought to try it iun my sewing room. Great idea.
Happy days,

Mary said...

Another fabulous rug Cathy! Such detail and tiny pieces, you're anmazing!