Monday, January 21, 2019

Black & White Blog Hop

Black & White Blog Hop

A big thanks to Carla for bringing us this blog hop! Here's the list of today's participants:

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I love the theme of this hop. It's simple and yet presented so many possibilities. For my project, I designed a wool felt penny rug. For those of you who don't know what a penny rug is, here's a link that gives a good explanation/history.

My penny rug is called "Waiting for Spring." It features a sheep standing on a snowy hill, and the perimeter is surrounded with snowflake "pennies." It's a simple design, sewn up in black and off-white.


The sheep has a few swirls on its fleece and a closed eye with eyelashes added with embroidery. The most time-consuming part of this project is cutting out all those snowflakes!

If you'd like to make it yourself, the pattern is now available in my Etsy shop.

https://www.etsy.com/listing/662099478/waiting-for-spring-penny-rug

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And be sure to visit everyone participating in this great hop!


38 comments:

  1. I would so love to make a penny rug, but I am very allergic to wool. Sheep are so perfect with this medium.

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  2. Adorable sheep. Working with wool felt is so much fun. If only anywhere in this town sold it. We have to order wool felt.

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  3. So Cute! I need a couple of lives ones for my farm ;) but your addition is way easier to take care of !

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  4. Perfect B&W quilt - I always love sheep - reminds me of great visits with my inlaws in England.

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  5. That is so cute! I can imagine how time consuming it was to cut out those snowflakes.

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  6. Thanks for the link on Penny quilt history. It was a great read. I love your piece. She has great personality, I think its the eyelashes. And the snow is so appropriate today in most of the US.

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  7. Adorable! That is one of the cutest wool projects I've seen. The little round snowflakes around the edge take this sweet Black and White project over the top for sure. Thank you, Elizabeth for joining the B&W blog hop. You post is wonderful.

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  8. A very lovely, little lamb indeed!

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  9. this is lovely. I think a lot of us are waiting for spring.
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  10. Ewe...that is just so adorable! LOL!!! I really need to play more with wool and this might have pushed me over that edge!
    ;-)

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  11. Oh so cute! I clicked right over and read about penny rugs...very interesting. Your little sheep makes a perfect penny rug.

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  12. Your sheep is adorable and those snowflakes would take forever to cut out!!!

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  13. How sweet. I like penny rugs, but have never made one, I guess because they are hand pieced. Thank you for sharing with us.

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  14. The sheep is adorable. She is very contented looking. Actually, she looks as if she is chewing her cud and absolutely could not be more content. I had not thought about the amount of time needed to cut the snowflakes. If I'd cut a few at a time and sew a little, cut a little, I bet that task would not seem so mundane. Thanks for giving the hint about the snowflakes being a time guzzler. Thanks for designing an adorable pattern. Susan

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  15. Now wouldn't that look cute in a modern or country kitchen. ..ty for sharing your talents with us...happyness04431@yahoo.com

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  16. Your penny rugs are always sew cute. This sheep is adorable on her snowy hill ... :) Pat

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  17. This is sew cute! I just finished my first wool project before Christmas. It was a little mug rug and I really enjoyed it. So, maybe I'll do some more! Great job. Thanks for sharing, Elizabeth! Your pattern is really cute! And though we haven't had snow, I'm waiting for spring too!

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  18. THIS IS SO CUTE
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  19. Elizabeth, that is so darling! I love the little sheep, but I can see your point about the snowflakes! They sure make your pennies adorable.

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  20. Not baaaaad. Not baaaad at all! This sleepy sheep is so cute!

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  21. I love your sheep! He's too cute! And I'm glad you took the time to cut out all those snowflakes - it really makes the project. Beautifully done!

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  22. That is SEW sweet!!! Baa-ewe-tiful pattern for the Black and White Blog Hop.

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  23. Very cute penny rug. Looks like some nice cozy work to curl up in a chair with. Thanks for sharing.

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  24. What fun! I am just beginning my foray into wool, but I know that I'm going to be hooked. :-)

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  25. This is so awesome. Thank you for the link on penny rugs. I have never made one but I'm tempted to.

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  26. This is adorable! I always admire penny rugs, and perhaps one day I'll try one. Thanks for sharing.

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  27. What a great sheepie. Love the snowflakes on the pennies.

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  28. Heya Elizabeth, what an awesome project. I love it. What a great border also, the snowflakes are really cute around the sheep.

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  29. So sweet! That is just as cute as can be!

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  30. Your "Waiting for Spring" penny rug is so sweet!
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