Monday, June 30, 2014

Just finished a quilt show in NC. The Originals Sewing and Quilting. A very long drive home but had made it safe and sound! Thanks God! Met many wonderful ladies there. Lot's of friendly faces and happy sewers! Now working our church's Vacation Bible School program this whole week helping to make sure they all get to know how good it is to have Jesus in their lives!!!

Then I will be back to work, making those tutorials, some new summer designs and getting ready for our show in Maine!!!

Thanks for your appreciated patience! I'll be back... xox

Friday, June 13, 2014


Yes, one more before I start vending a string of quilt shows again. Have to do them while I have the time, dontcha know!  lol

So, before I work on answering questions from my last post (on Facebook) with lot's of fun tutorials and such here and there...I want to give you a heads up on this:

20% OFF TOTAL ORDER SALE!!!   No need to even put a coupon code in!  YAY!   All you need to do is pick out what you want and the website will do the rest!  

It ONLY lasts for TWO DAYS!!! Tomorrow, Saturday-June 14th and Sunday-June 15th until Midnight!

You can start those holiday presents early!

ENJOY, with love, from...

Thursday, June 12, 2014

I would really LOVE to know how I could help you the "most" when making wool applique (penny rug) projects!!!

What would you like to know first???

I hope I get some reply's!!!

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Oh, by the way, I came across this photo on facebook somewhere and wanted to share it with you cuz I, personally, would get a hoot out of having my nails look like this! 
How about you?!!!

Aren't they CUUUUUTE???

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Happy Wednesday, everyone!
Well, really hoping the new background color on this blog is easier on the eyes when reading text.  Jake and I are still working out the quirks and we love, love, love feedback so, by all means, have at it!!!

Today I thought I would share another idea for a wedding gift that I made for another cousin's son last year.  Much bigger but along the same lines and, also, with their particular color scheme...

Now for some close-ups...

If you have a wedding coming up, you can always write to me and together we can customize a kit for you to make in your bride's particular color scheme and size in which you would like your handmade gift to them.

If you are pressed for time and I happen to have the time, perhaps I can even stitch one up for you myself!!!  No promises, of course, but you never know when you'll catch me at a down time or I just need a break from the biz hussle bussle! lol

I love to sew as much as I love to design!

Monday, June 9, 2014

Annelle's Penny Rug Place...: A Pre-4th of July Sale!

Annelle's Penny Rug Place...: A Pre-4th of July Sale!: Happy Early 4th of July Celebration!!!   Below, is a coupon on code to get FREE SHIPPING no matter how much you purchase on my website ...

A Pre-4th of July Sale!

Happy Early 4th of July Celebration!!!
Below, is a coupon on code to get FREE SHIPPING no matter how much you purchase on my website for TWO DAYS...tomorrow, TUESDAY and WEDNESDAY!!!  
June 10th and 11th, 2014.
What I am, kindly, asking in return is to fill in the "Join this site" box over on the right hand column here so I can see you there as a cute little box just like the others!  This helps both of us out.  You get the Free Shipping and I get to have a visual of joiners!!! 
The Coupon Code is:  PATRIOTIC

Check out the PATRIOTIC page and make something fun in time for the 4th of July!!!  Enjoy and thanks, as always, for your patronage!!!

Sunday, June 8, 2014

A Wedding Gift...

Wanted to share with you the wedding gift I made for my cousins son last weekend and, of course, a photo of the lovely couple!!!

This was started by knowing that his wife-to-be was very much into a being a princess ever since she was a little girl.  THAT was a real GIFT for great inspiration! LOL!  

So, the first thing I came across were these adorable buttons to use... 

Was that a lucky find, or what???!!!

Okay, so next, I had to make a little wedding cake for them with their theme color which was pink!
So, the size had to be appropriate for the buttons but also I thought it might be nice if I made it a pocket, too, to hold the very sweet wedding invitation they sent us all, which I will show you later.
For now, here is the beginning stage of our gift...

Since the wedding invitation was pink and had a pretty little crystal rhinestone on it, I decided to use some rhinestones in the design and since there was pink in the cake, I had to come up with another color for the background that wouldn't   take away from the pink, yet still went with the theme.  This purple seemed to work.  Then I pulled the thread colors from it all.

So now...drum roll please...the finished project!!!...

                    ...and here is the wedding invitation to fit inside the pocket..

Below are just some of the details of the embroidered writing I wanted to include for memory sake with the date, of course...

...and just like a quilt, I was taught YOU MUST ALWAYS sign your work!!!...

...and now here is the adorable couple themselves...
 Princess Rebecca and Prince Mark
...we wish you both the very BEST that God has to offer!!!!...

Wednesday, June 4, 2014


Hi Fellow Penny Rugger's!!!  This is my first attempt at writing on a blog so please, please bear with me as I slowly get used to it! lol I'm looking forward to sharing so much with you that I don't even know where to start but there is no time like the present, especially when your son is home from college to help! ;)

We are still in the figuring-out-the-design stage, obviously, so hopefully it will get nicer and more informative as we go.

For now, thank you for joining me on this learning curve.  I hope I can eventually make it very special for you!!!