Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Day 4 of the Spring Blog Hop!!

Thanks for hopping over to see me today on day 4 of the Spring Blog Hop! Since I didn't get my questions answered for Stacy in time, I'll tell you a little about myself!

I love to quilt, rug hook, and work with wool, along with dying wool! I also like to cross stitch, make jewelry, and play with rubber stamps! Those are my crafty hobbies. I also love to cook, bake, and play in the flowers around my home, and around the building we own that holds the Primitive Quilts and Projects offices, and The Painted Cupboard shop! And I can't forget my Golden retriever Chester......I love to take him for walks when it's not freezing outside! So you can just imagine the cabin fever here at my house! Poor guy!

What do I collect? Anything old and sewing related! I also have a bunny, and sheep collection! I love red ware pottery, and ironstone....especially ironstone platters! I love putting my veggies and home made ranch dressing on them!

What's coming up? I have a book coming out in the Fall through Martingale Publishing Company, and the best thing coming up is my daughter Kristen is having a baby in June! It will be a girl, and my first grandchild! I'm so excited!

So, I bet you are waiting on the yummy recipe! This came from Stacys stash of recipes she has been waiting to try! She shared it with me, and my husband Glen and Son Kris will tell you that it is YUMMY!!! Chester liked how it smelled too!

And here is your free Pattern! This is a little bunny penny mat!

 

 

 

I used two different pieces of neutral wool for the background, stitched together with a running stitch. Then I used the template to cut out the oval shape. Next I placed all the applique pieces on, and stitched them down. You may use your favorite method. I like to whipstitch my pieces with matching wool thread. Then I layer the whole piece onto a piece of thick army blanket, and whipstitched it down. Next....trim away the excess army blacker to about 1" from the stitched piece. I just eyeball it as I cut! Then with sharp scissors, make little cuts about every 1/4" around the piece to mimic grass! Does anyone know what grass looks like? Sure haven't seen any for a while! Haha!

 

Now, if you all remember, I don't have much technical ability, so if this doesn't click and download to print, I will have it fixed by this afternoon, when my website lady helps me! I think I sent it to her too late last night! If it will print, my finished mat is about 8" x 9" before the backing piece is added!

http://www.woolenwillowdesigns.com/images/springbloghopbunnypennyrug.pdf

I hope you enjoy this little spring project! Now, hop along over to Ali Strebel Designs tomorrow, and see what wonderful things she has cooked up!

Have a wonderful day!

Jeni

 

 

30 comments:

  1. Love the bunny! Recipe looks fantastic! Really enjoying the hop!

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  2. Bunny penny mat is adorable!

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  3. The mat is so cute - couldn't click on the link...will check back later.

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    1. Yes, I'm working on that! Sorry for the wait!

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    2. The link works now! Thanks for your patience!

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  5. Thank You for a wonderful mat pattern, but the link is not working

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    1. You're welcome Rosemary, come back later today for the pattern, my web gal is having internet trouble with the ice and rain in her area!

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  6. Thank you. Love it and your magazine!

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    1. You're welcome and thank you, Linda! The link is working now!

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  7. thank you for the pattern...I need some spring mats!

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    1. You're welcome, Anna, and the link is working now!

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  8. Hi Janet, got your cute chocolate bunny with no problem at all. He is so sweet, thanks for the great presentation!

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  9. Thank You for such a cute pattern for easter or anytime if you love rabbits.

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  10. I love this and will get it cut out today, this will be perfect for a spot that needs a touch of spring.

    Debbie

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  11. Thanks for the cute bunny mat. I like the fringe backing!

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  12. Jeni, You have the sweetest bunny. I like to learn new things such as the fringe around the mat. Thank you.

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  13. Thank you for a wonderful pattern

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  14. This is so cute! Thank you for the pattern.

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  15. What a sweet little bunny mat! I love your finish with the fringe or should I say grass.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Leanne

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  16. What a sweet little bunny mat! I love your finish with the fringe or should I say grass.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Leanne

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