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Sunday, January 10, 2010

My first 2 penny candle mats

Hello all,
What a crazy "weather" week! Our schools were cancelled on Monday and Friday. That gave me 2 extra days to play. I decided to make a plain circle mat with 3 stack pennies and I made a heart mat for Valentine's Day. I am pretty proud of the results. Of course the stitching could be neater and more organized, but for my first attempt, I am happy. I went to so many different tutorials on the web and got great tips. I put the round mat on my table bench and the Valentine mat is on my short kitchen counter. I have heart salt dough ornies in the oven right now. I am going to paint them and put them in the bowl, on the mat. I usually don't do much decorating for Valentine's Day. If you have any cool, prim suggestions for easy to make stuff, please leave me a comment. Thanks a bunch and try to stay warm!!!! Lya, Kim


  1. They look really great. Nice job. You have inspired me to finally get some wool blazers I bought so long ago out, torn apart, and washed. I just ordered some circle templates and they should be here soon. Then I will have no excuse not to give a rug a try. Have a great day.

  2. i like your penny mats. you did a good job. i want to try the salt dough ornies .what's the recipe? [} you stay warm , is kinda hard even here in sunny florida.

  3. You did a wonderful job. Very cold here to. Only in the 20's today. Stay warm


  4. Awesome! You've inspired me to give it a try! Have a great Sunday!

  5. Those look like you did a really good job!! Congrats! I still want to learn how to do this. Is there a site somewhere that teaches the blanket stitch??


  6. You did a great job on your penny rugs! I'm wanting to put the circles on some valances in my sewing room, but I need to master the blanket stitch first.

  7. Brenda, I used this website to learn the blanket stitch:
    Hope it helps you!!

  8. Kim, your candle mats look great! I especially love the heart one. I would not have guessed this was your first time making a penny rug.

  9. I think that you did a great job on those mats!