Recently Finished

Feb. 4, 2015

Hi everyone, 
Hope you're all having a great week
keeping warm, healthy and finding time to create.

I wanted to share a few pieces I recently finished.
 The penny mat was a kit by Cee Rafuse link.
I find hand-stitching so very relaxing!
I'm now working on appliqué Christmas stockings, 
also by Cee. 
Her kits are wonderful!!!

My hooked rug Daisy is now hanging in our little breakfast room.

Thanks so much for stopping by!!
Wishing you all a great day!!!
xoxo Louise


  1. Hello Louise...your breakfast room looks wonderful with Daisy on it's wall! I love the penny rug...your stitching is lovely. I ordered a few kits from Cee, as well. One is a stocking, and with the amount of time it takes me to complete a project I had better get to it. I love sewing by hand...very Zen.
    Stay warm,

    1. Thank you Robyn! They sure do take time to make. xo

  2. These are the penny rug. I too ordered a kit from Cee....need to dig it out and get working on it.

  3. Oh how lovely!!! Your penny mat is gorgeous !! I am still working on Cee's first kit;..only the first penny down and that is due to YOU "Getting me Hooked" !! AMAZING Daisy!!! XXOO

  4. Hi Louise,
    Both the penny rug and hooked rug are so beautifully done!! The Daisy rug looks just perfect where you have it and I LOVE all of your baskets!! I too love hand stitching and yes, it does take time, but the rewards are sooo worth it!!
    Stay warm and happy stitching!
    Sunshine hugs from CA~

  5. awwww….daisy looks very happy where you have her! and what a beautify penny rug!

  6. Louise, the rug and penny rug are beautiful. I love Cee's designs. I'm working on her design Ned and Jake right now. I've admired it on pinterest for some time now, so glad she decided to make kits for her work. I too did the penny rug and two Christmas stockings and a few of the others she offered.
    I LOVE your breakfast room.

  7. One of my blogging buddies also made this same rug...I loved this design by Lori. Looks great on your wall. Janice

  8. ...Your penny rug is wonderful! Your blanket stitch is so perfect where as mine turn out, well...wonky! lol :o)

    ...Daisy is beautiful and looks perfect in your breakfast nook too! What a perfect spot to start each day!

    ...Enjoy the rest o' your week & stay warm!

    ...Peace & blessings. :o)

  9. Uneven I g, such a beautiful penny mat and Daisy looks so wonderful there.Blessings Francine.

  10. I love Cee's kits so much, that is just a beautiful rug too.

  11. Perfect spot for Daisy. I thought it was smaller but seeing the rug in the room I realize it's a nice size. I like the soft colors in the penny work.

  12. Love where daisy is hanging and your penny rug looks amazing. I finished one of Dee's stockings in time for Christmas and now working on Ned and Jake. I ordered her 500 penny circles but haven't received them yet. Isn't her wool fabulous!

  13. Happy to hear so many of you are stitching Cee's kits!! I'll share my Christmas stockings once finished.
    I also ordered Ned and Jake, I couldn't resist!!! :) :)
    Thanks so much for stopping by!!!! xoxoxo

  14. Louise,
    Your penny mat and Daisy rug are both wonderful! Daisy looks perfect where you've displayed it. Looks like a good size rug! Thanks for sharing. Hugs, Lori

  15. Beautiful Louise!!! I purchased two of Cee's kit's as gifts for my mom..she just LOVES them.

  16. Beautiful finishes.
    I got Ned and Jake to stitch but have no idea when I will even start it. Too many projects...too little time.
    Hugs :)

  17. I just discovered Cee and I really admire her works. Will be ordering one of her penny patterns soon. I have made a runner on my own, but there is so much to learn and so little time... or maybe it is that as time goes by, I just get slower and run out of time. What ever, I have enjoyed visiting.
    Peace to all,


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