Tuesday, April 5, 2022

A Couple of Small Finishes

I thought that April was supposed to be the gentle month, coming in like a lamb. Instead, we are having severe thunderstorms for the next couple of days. At least it will wash some of the pollen away. 

Here are a couple of small finishes. Nothing earth shattering. 
Just haven’t made pics of anything else, and Lauren ( Rugs and Pugs), who manages to post quite regularly, gave me a nudge. 

This tiny penny mat was a club piece from Country Sampler’s Maggie B club many years ago. It is only slightly larger than my hand. I’m not sure why it took so long to get around to it. 

It looks cute enough in this little vignette. 

I had finished stitching this Brenda Gervais cross stitch several months ago, but just never got around to fully finishing it. I knew I didn’t want to frame it, but couldn’t decide exactly what I did want to do. 

I ended up with a simple pillow finish, loosely stuffing it with sawdust and adding bias ribbon, rusty pin and bells. Frankly, I think that the ribbon and bells make it. 

It is stitched on a mystery 32 count linen with called for overdyed threads. It is stitched one strand over two threads. I would have been happier with two over two….but by the time I realized it, I was too far in to change. 

Jackson recently caught this big ole bass. Was he proud or what!!

Take Care,


  1. Your wool rug mat is fabulous!Gorgeous vignette as well. The Halloween piece is precious. Love that cat in a hat. It will be wonderful to pull it out come fall. Woo hoo on Jackson's bass. Boy, it is a big one. Happy stitching.

  2. Gah!!! I adore your finish on the Oct 31 WTNT piece!! Something about that silk ribbon that makes me swoon every time. I think I have this design in my (outta-control) stash.... Hopefully I will remember your finish if/when I get to it.... I'm sure, by then, you will have forgotten that I was...or forgiven me for...copying you. 🤣 Sweet little penny rug too....I have several appliqué projects in that stash too....Sigh. That's one big bass!! ~Robin~ (You're hoping to wash away pollen and I am hoping our snow gets washed away. And bit by bit it does...then it snows...AGAIN... 😩)