Baskets, Berries & Leaves

Baskets, Berries & Leaves

Friday, November 14, 2014

Avery's Teardrop Penny Rug Kit

Is this not a gorgeous penny rug?  I was so taken with it the first time I saw it. This rug was designed and made by Cee who has a blog called The Diary of a Rugmaker.  Cee uses traditional methods to dye her wools, using onion skins to give her wools that aged colonial look. 

I bought the kit from Cee's Etsy shop.  The kit included the aged background with all the wool pennies and teardrops cut as well the aged string for stitching.   I'm so looking forward to starting the process of reproducing one of Cee's rugs.
The link to Cee's blog and from there you can also find the link to her Etsy store,

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Are You Cold?

Because you look cold...
Oh, you're looking for something...
You found an icicle to eat.

Thursday, November 06, 2014


More progress on the Emily Munroe Quilt.
Lots of couching on this block with wool yarns.

The process, laying out the larger wool applique pieces and stitching those down first.  I then use chalk lines for placement of the couched stems.

Tuesday, November 04, 2014


Lots of sweet nothings being whispered in her ear...

Oh, I think she likes it...

Yep, thinking she likes what he said...

No, I'm not going to watch...well maybe.

I think you need to get a room!