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I have recipes in these six Gooseberry Patch cookbooks

I have recipes in these six Gooseberry Patch cookbooks
I have recipes in these six "Gooseberry Patch" cookbooks

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My Hoosier Cabinet
I love decorating my hoosier for the different seasons.

Sunday, July 31, 2011

Some things I have been working on!

I have had a few projects that I have been working on that I needed to finish up. I have attempted to make

my first ever penny rug. I watched a few tutorials on  you tube to learn the blanket stitch. I had bought a

pattern but was afraid it was too difficult. So I just found a coloring book page, I added more grass and

added two stars. I have a new respect for you girls that make penny rugs, they are time comsuming.

But lots of fun.

I have found out that wool is very expensive, even
the wool felt was $10.99 per yard.

I just love this sitchery candly mat, I got the pattern off of etsy, it is a Heartberry Charm pattern. I love how it looks like a penny rug, but is a stitchery.
It actually said Hallows Eve on it and I changed it to Happy Fall, I usually decorate with alot of
fall things, that way I can leave them up until I decorate for Christmas.

Lovely blue fabric I found, wish I would have gotten more.

Lovely cinnamon brown fabric, wish I would have gotten more of this also. It seems like most peoples favorite fabrics for bonnets are the blues and browns.

A collection of the new style of bonnets that I have made up.

A new fall table runner, I made.


  1. Your penny rug turned out good for your first try. I love penny rugs and haven't tried to make one either. The blanket stitch is time consuming.
    Since we don't have any fabric stores close by I haven't any supplies to try one. Our local Walmart only carries small felt squares. Maybe I will try my hand at some felt candle mats instead. I love the fall pattern you put on yours.
    Great job.
    Country at heart

  2. Holy crow, Lecia! You've been busy! Your very first penny rug turned out great! And I LOVE your stitchery that looks like a penny rug. :)
    The picture of your bonnets hanging all in a row like that made me think of a quilting bee where all the ladies hung their bonnets near the door when they came in. :)
    And the fabric on that runner looks so perfect for Fall. Great job on everything! Thanks for sharing it all. :)

  3. Lecia,
    They are all very nice! Penny rugs are tedious! WOW! Wool felt is spendy then! I haven't bought any for awhile and just ran into some of mine, guess I will keep it! LOL! Try checking thrifts~ for wool.
    Love my bonnet!

  4. Hi there~your penny rugs look great..they are so cute!

  5. Hi Lecia:) Good job gal! That's why I leave the stitching to you gals:) Love your new bonnets!

  6. Love it all Lecia , you did fabulous as always ! Sheesh wool is high there, ours is $5.99-$7.99 a yard here and if you watch you can catch it half off at joanns ! Hope you are having a wonderful weekend! hugs lil raggedy angie

  7. Looks great sweetie!They sure are time consuming but worth it.Love all your new bonnets!Enjoy your day!Big hugs michelle

  8. All of it just wonderful! Just noticed you are listing on Etsy again.Going to take a peek.Hugs!~Amy

  9. Good morning Lecia, Wow gal you sure have been busy, sewing up a storm!!! I am so happy to see that you finally got into penny rugs! Yes, they are alot of work, and can be quite costly... but there so fun to make and the designs are endless and the end results make making them all worth it!! You did a great job on yours, Love it! I also like the new pattern for the stichery,will have to check out Esty.
    Loving the new fabric for your bonnets and table runner...Enjoy your day my sweet friend and Happy sewing!!!
    Big Hugs

  10. Hi Lecia: You have been busy. I looooove your first penny's perfect! wonderful job. love, love that stitchery penny rug-just beautiful!!!!! your runner is cute too!
    use your coupons for the wool and even better yet go to thrift shops and buy wool clothes and cute them up. wool scarves make terrific runners as they are already rectangular shape. I found a stunning heavy wool scarf for .99
    keep your eyes peeled at yard sales too! As usual your bonnets are darling!


  11. oh I love your penny rug..they are so addicting and relaxing when watching did a great job on it..and I love that little stitchery/penny love your bonnets..:)and love your table runner have been busy..have a wonderful sunday.;)

  12. Wow Lecia,
    You have been busy! I love that penny rug! You did a great job with the blanket stitch! That's why I don't do stitcheries to sell~ they are very time consuming and people don't much want to pay for them around here.
    Keep up the great work!

  13. Hi Lecia~

    You have been a very busy lady!! Love how your penny rug turned out!! Your penny rug stitchery also turned out beautiful!! And of course your bonnets are lovely!!

    Have a wonderful Sunday~Becky

  14. Oh, my! You do stay busy. I have been so busy lately with this blogger's board and running my brother around that I can't even keep my house clean! Now, this week, it's time to start canning. Today, I am making jalapeno jelly and yellow tomato soup. Both will be small batches so it should be easy enough. Mike wants me to make a batch of pico de gaillo and some refrigerator bread 'n butter pickles, too.
    I am seriously loving the stitchery/penny rug. very cute....

  15. Love the penny rug that you turned out great!! Also love the stitchery one!! And of course, I love all your bonnets that you make!! My sister really loves hers!!
    Hope you are having a great weekend.

  16. Lecia,

    Gotta say that I love the penny rug stitchery...too darn cute! The wool penny turned out terrific too. And of course, love the bonnets! I will have to wait to have the hubby build me some more shelves before I can buy anymore bonnets...SIGH! LOL! They are very addicting. Have a great Sunday.


  17. Lecia the Penny Rug is terrific.. Love it!! You have been keeping busy,all the projects
    are greatttttt!!!Yes I know the wool is on the pricy side, but then most materials are getting
    that way just have to watch all the sales/
    coupons off!!You are the Queen of Bonnet making
    wonderful fabric in them all...glad you master
    the blanket stitch,I knew you could do it :-)
    its one of my favorite stitches.. So proud of you my prim friend
    Have a Awesome Sunday..

  18. Wonderful job, Lecia - could have fooled me that was your "first!" Wowsers!! And your bonnets - well, you know - they're not only addicting, they're legendary!! Love that brown one!! You really can produce, can't you?! Puts my paltry little finishes to shame (especially since they were mostly "done" for some time - all I needed to do was FINISH!!) (arghhhh...I don't like that word much at all!!) And, welcome to the wool hoarders' club! ;o) Hope you're having a happy Sunday! Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

  19. Lecia that was a great job on your first penny rug!It looks awesome .Love all the bonnets hanging together.Just beautiful.Hugs,Jen

  20. Lecia, Your prim crafts are awesome! You are so very talented! I love your penny rug! And your new bonnets are just beautiful!


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