Thursday, 7 January 2010

Some completed projects!

Hello again! Its still very cold here with snow and freezing fog today- great for keeping us at home. We have not had it so cold here for many years, but I'm really quite enjoying it! The days are bright and clear with the snow; better than grey wet days! Obviously we don't have it as bad as many other bloggers have, but for here its pleasant enough.

Last few blogs I showed some pictures of things I have been working on. Now I have a few completed items-quite unusual for me as I often am impatient to start something new if my creativity head gets carried away!

The penny mat is completed- well completed enough to show you. I need to put a backing on, but that's the boring bit, so please don't ask to see it with the back on, as you could be waiting a while:)

Remember, this is a first so don't do too close an examination!lol!

I found this little Amish outfit upstairs-I had got it in Lancaster County a few years ago. Oh how I love that place! I know the people have to work very hard, but I just love the simplicity of it all and as for the quilts and crafts, wow, I didn't want to leave!!

I had a bit of a problem knowing what to make next. You see I don't really do valentine things, so since we are still looking out at the snow, I reckoned that was a reasonable enough excuse to continue with winter!

This was a fun little project. I saw a similar idea in a picture somewhere and I thought it lovely to remind me of my three cherubs which bring warmth (wool and mittens) into our lives and home! I so love wool and woolen projects; you will probably think I'm mad, but I hate cutting into my wool stash-probably because it is so difficult to get good proper felted wool here. Anyway this project was small so I forced myself with the scissors!

The other stitchery I hopefully will show you next post as I am waiting on my hubby making me a frame!

I probably should have posted this yesterday-Wednesday, only I wasn't sure of the politics behind "Whatcha workin on wed?" With being new to blogging, I wasn't sure if this was open to all, or if an invitation was required, or have I to sign into anything? Any info would be greatly appreciated.

Well, as this is quite a long post for me, I better go as the housework is accumulating!!
Until the next time,
~Shazy x


  1. you have some beautiful items - you do a great job of putting them together, that is something I am still trying to learn :)

  2. Beautiful penny the colors you chose. I can't believe it's your first one! Your mittens are very cute as well as the Winter sampler.

  3. Oh you talented girl! What a fantastic penny rug and I love the little winter blessings stitchery!
    Looking good!
    See you soon!

  4. How lovely. You have such a cozy home and a knack for decorating!

  5. You've been a busy girl! I think the little mittens are my favorite. Whatcha workin' on Weds. is open to anyone. There' also a recipe swap done on Friday which is hosted by Colleen at And Baby Makes Five.

    I hope hubby is quick with that frame so we can see the other stitchery.

  6. I always love looking at your blog.

    Think we could have peeked at the back.....go on show us.... Really well done x x x

  7. You have a really neat blog...Hope you will join my blog too..Have a wonderful weekend!

  8. Hi! I found your blog thru a comment you left over at Leslie's blog ~ My Country Home! I love your penny rug and those stitcheries are divine! I can't believe that penny rug is your first attempt! Great job! I have been wanting to do one but haven't been courageous enough yet to try it! I have signed on to follow your blog. If you have a spare minute, check mine out. I'd be delighted if you would follow me too! Have a great day!

  9. Love your work. The log cabin is my favorite--great fabric choices!!!!!! Following now!

  10. Oh goodness... I love all of your little projects! And I'm so glad you're enjoying my blog.

    If you'd like to share a recipe, just write up your post and leave the link at the end of my post with MckLinky. All you have to do is click on the "You're next" link and type in the recipe name. Then you can paste your post link into the adress box they provide.

    Come on over anytime!

  11. Hi, there! I decided to come on over and visit like you asked :)

    Thank you for the kind words that you left on my blog :)

    You have some great items in your house and your creations are lovely. Your penny rug is amazing for your first attempt. Wow! My first attempt looked nothing like that.


  12. Your penny rug is beautiful! Love your other projects too! Winter Blessings is so cute!! Thank you for stopping by my blog, I look forward to coming back to yours :0)

  13. Thank you so much for your sweet comment on my blog and for becoming a follower. I'm so glad you did because it lead me to your wonderful blog. All of your projects are gorgeous. I just signed up to follow you.

  14. All your projects look wonderful and I just love the colors you chose for your penny mat! Your circles look perfect!
    I guess we all can be critical of our own work because we see all the little things as we're doing it. Stay warm and snug and keep crafting. :)
    Hugs~ Birgit

  15. My, you've been busy, busy with some pretty cozy things!

    First, I'm loving the rag balls! They are one of my favorite things to make, so I always notice them in pictures. I can't believe that is your first penny rug!! You did amazing! The colors are beautiful and go well together.

    Don't you just love the Amish? I have a corner spot in my living room carved out with Amish dolls/clothes. I so admire their simple way of life. It's so wonderous to me.

    Your mittens and winter blessings projects are adorable! Loving every thing you are making, thanks for sharing pictures!