Thursday, April 22, 2010

Clay Pot Pansies


I’ve surprised myself with this candle mat. 

100_3734 Had I known that it would’ve turned out to look soooo pretty, I’d have made it sooner. 

It’s not quite done yet … still have to attach the backing to it. I’ll show another picture of it when it’s all finished.

It was actually really easy to make too.  Once I figured out a good leaf arrangement, it went together fast.

I haven’t decided if I will make this into a pattern to sell though.  If enough ladies let me know that they have an interest in this as a pattern, it will help with my decision.

If I did sell the pattern for this I would like to sell it with a wool kit too just so the option for the lovely clay colored pots and the mottled green leaf colored wools would be available to anyone who wished it.

That clay colored pot wool is extra thick and fuzzy coat weight wool.  The extra textured thickness of the wool really makes the pots stand out much nicer than the regular weight wools would.

100_3738 This picture kinda shows the 3 dimensional textures of the whole design. 

I just love pansies .. I think if I make another one, I’ll try it with deep purple pansies.  I love that velvety look of the deep purple. 

I think that I will do some dyeing today!


Soooooo ….

in other news …..

We are getting our roof replaced.  They started on Tuesday with the roof above the garage. 

I was gone the entire day yesterday, so I didn’t have to listen to all the pounding and hammering.

Today however, I can feel a headache coming on because at 7:30 this morning, they started ripping the shingles off the house roof.

The entire house is shaking with the pounding.  And it’s loud.  At times, it feels like the entire house will collapse and it’s scary.

I should just pack up and go somewhere for the day but at this point, stepping out of the house would only get me pummeled with the debris that is falling from the roof.

The good thing about the roofing job is that we found some really super nice Amish guys to do the job. 

100_3728 There’s an Amish community just about an hour north of us and this roofer came highly recommended. 

They’re just so cute with their straw hats and beards, I just want to pinch their cheeks!

No, they didn’t travel down here in their horse and buggy. 

There’s a non-Amish guy that works for them who drives them to the jobs in his own vehicle. 

It sure would be cute though if they pulled up with their horse and buggies. 

Happy Day everyone!


The French Bear said...

Cath, count me in for two at least if you decide to sell the kit!!!! How beautiful it turned out, I was really wowed when I first saw it!!!! You are amazing!
Margaret B

Marie said...

Oh Cath, count me in as well. I Just love pansies and your penny rugs are the best! You are so talented!

Sandi said...

This is beautiful and what a unique design! Just gorgeous!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Hi Cathy-I just love this mat,it's beautiful! I love all your creations. I don't do penny mats right now. I just learned how to embroider,so I'm new to the sewing world! Love reading your blogs.

Rachel Wagner said... You took a picture of an Amish guy. Congratulations on owning his soul.

I'm sure he appreciates it.

You really are a mish masher, you know that?

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Yes, please Cathy! I would love a Clay Pot of Pansies kit!

Rocking Chair Stitches said...

Count me in too Cath

appleberrycottage said...

I was also wondering about the photo of the Amish guy! :-) The pansies are beautiful!

Cat Haven Crafts said...

Please, please make it a pattern!

Jen said...

LOL, Rach. You beat me to it with "A Mish Masher." I can't believe she didn't own up to that at the start- that poor man should have been INFORMED of what a risk he was taking before he started this job!

Granapple said...

I would definitely get this pattern and kit if you offered it. Your creativity is amazing!

Anonymous said...

That should definitely be a pattern. I have almost all of your patterns and I would love to add this pattern to them. Beautiful. Madeleine

Lois said...

Cathy, that is just gorgeous. If you make that into a kit, I just may have to have that one!!!!!!
Lois L.

Linda said...

You are such an artist. The mat is beautiful. Sounds like the roofers have got you covered! It is a noisy process. Hope they are done soon.

Tanya said...

I love your new clay pot pansies penny rug! It's gorgeous and I'd be very tempted to buy the pattern and possibly the kit.
I sure hope you'll give some tips on how to do the center of the pansies, hint hint! LOL

Annie said...

Hi Cathy!...Pleeeeeeeeeze make it into a pattern kit!....Have to have it!...Did the Amish guy know you took his pix????....Yikes!...hahahaha....I'm a great fan of your creations and your stories!...Blessings...Annie

Anonymous said...

Your work is just beautiful, please count me in for at least 2 kits.

Paula and Mel said...

I Love it. I want it. Will you make it for me?

Anonymous said...

I would be interested in a pattern as well--beautiful pansies!

Amy Loos said...

Cathy count me on a purchasing one of the clay pot pansy patterns! Love your work! all the best, Amy

Patti said...

I want one! I want one! Pretty please make it into a kit ~ pretty please with sugar on top ;) my sister and I always said this to each other growing up...

I've never seen anything like your dip dyed wool for pansies and would love to purchase a kit.

Here's my email just in case you decide to offer kits...

And those terra cotta pots... Oh my! I think this will fuel some sweet dreams tonight!

Blessings, Patti

Brenda said...

OMG! It must be roof season....yep, we're in line for a new one too. =(

bonni said...

I love the mat! I really think you should make all of your designs into patterns for sale...they are wonderful & so unique. The primitive ones available are nice, but sometimes it's nice to have the fresh, beautiful ones!

sandy said...

I would love to buy this kit!


Karen said...

I would love this pattern and the kit. What a beautiful penny rug. I would like purple pansies too. Thank You, Karen M