Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Nantucket

This is a penny rug I made recently. It is for an upcoming workshop that Polly and I will be doing in Nantucket in July. The classes will be held at the 1800 House on the island of Nantucket and the classes are given by the Nantucket Historical Organization. The class info will be posted soon on their website. This will be an exclusive kit for the Nantucket workshop. It will be a lovely trip for us in July and we are looking forward to it. Polly will be teaching a rug hooking class, of course. It is especially nice to think of Nantucket with summer sea breezes when we are in single digits and getting more snow today. Good thing I love snow. If it's going to be winter, then you might as well have snow.

If you like to stitch penny rugs, just in time for Valentine's Day are our Heart Penny rug kits

order one before February 14th and we will include a free "Welcome Home" Banner kit as seen in the posting below. You can stay inside and stitch - I know I will.

This is Roscoe, unwinding after a morning nap. His new favorite perch is my 4 foot tall stack of quilts ready to be packed into suitcases. Right now they are stacked and folded in an antique baby crib. These are handpicked from the famous "Princess and the Pea" stack of quilts on the guest room bed. Roscoe likes them here. Too bad for him it is only temporary. They are getting ready for a show and tell at a Michigan Quilt Guild. His sweet face almost makes me want to keep the stack of quilts there for his comfort. Almost.

Laurie

10 comments:

Alice ~ Folk Art Primitives said...

Oh, Laurie ~ Do I ever love this penny rug!! It is really eye catching!! What a great place to give classes ~ Nantucket ~ your classes will be full in no time!!
Alice

Abbybeth said...

I think you should leave the quilts there for Roscoe - he's SO handsome and I don't know how you could say no that that face ....

-Abby
(a fellow human owned by a cat who loves her quilts)

Linda said...

Love the pennie rugs, Wow Nantucket. Never been there. have fun Linda new blogger

Carrie P. said...

Oh, that blue penny rug is so pretty.

Sinta said...

What a sweet project! I just wished I lived of the East Coast. I do have a confession to make: I am absolutely in love with Roscoe! Have fun with your class... I am sure it will be great!

Nancy in MT said...

Oh my, I love the penny rug with the tongues, beyond gorgeous, I ave the Valentine mat from one of your books, I need to make both.
Nancy

Karen said...

Love the penny rugs.

Judi said...

I just found your blog and I love it. The penny rug is adorable. I love the stacks of quilts, how fun to have them in an antique crib. Too bad for Roscoe that you have to take them.

Camille said...

Nantucket? That is only my favorite place in the world! Can I tag along? I lived there for two summers and worked on a sailboat during college. And at the Juice Bar (don't miss it!). Oh you two are going to have a wonderful time. I am so jealous! Make sure you take plenty of pictures! :-)

Gayle said...

HEY! I store my folded quilts in an antique baby bed too! Such a nice addition to my studio. GMTA

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