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!