It’s Wednesday, which means the girls have dance tonight.  It also used to be my night to work on my wool hand applique projects.  Lately, I’ve either been too busy with other things or my dad has taken the girls to dance for me.  So, it’s been quite a while since I’ve worked on any wool projects.  While I am LOVING every second of longarm quilting for others, it’s important to me that I still take some time to work on my own projects.  I went into my cabinets last night to find something to work on when I spotted the perfect project.  Sooooo, I prepped this project last night for me to work on tonight!!

 It’s called “Daisy Table Mat” from Primitive Gatherings.  I love it!  I purchased it quite a while ago.  It just says “Summertime” to me.  We have had snow and cold weather again and I am in need of some serious sunshine and warm weather!  This project is perfect!!

This is what it will look like when I’m finished.  I”ll need to stitch a winding stem between the daises.  I will then applique the leaves on.  I thought it would be easier to place the leaves that way.  It’s a pretty large mat at 18 inches.  It’ll probably take me a few Wednesday evenings to get it done.  It’s way bigger than the little candle mats I have.  I’m thinking that I may put it on the round area of my kitchen island when I get it done.  I know one little guy that will love this mat too…Scooter, my sister’s kitty!!  He loves to lay on wool!  He has exceptional taste! πŸ™‚  Kristin and Scooter will be coming home Friday for Easter, but Scooter will be staying with us for a couple of weeks.  He’ll think I’m working on the new table mat just for him!  LOL!

I am really looking forward to some quiet stitching time in the library tonight!!  πŸ™‚


  • Karen says:

    I thought "summer" as soon as I saw the wool project. A vase of fresh daisies in the middle would be oh so pretty.

  • Patti says:

    I didn't know you had this? I love it! Your a sewing demon, you'll have this finished in no time. But I think I like it without the background making it square. Keep the edges wavey like my Ole Saint Nick mat. Oh, and I can't wait to see what Scooter gets into next.

  • West Michigan Quilter says:

    Love that daily mat. I love anything with flowers and this is the cutest!

  • Joanne says:

    Great new project.β™₯

  • Sue says:

    It's beautiful and I love daisies! And yes, we need to think summer thoughts and warmer weather. Was that a storm last night or what? Did you get hail? We got a lot and some nice little leaks in the basement :/

  • Kristin says:

    A.) Scooter is going to be in HOG-heaven!!!
    B.) I hope your blogging friends are ready for double-the-kitty mischief when the butterball Lucy arrives!
    C.) Can't wait to see you Friday!!!

  • Yvette says:

    Ooooh, I love it. I should dedicate certain days to certain projects.

  • Lori says:

    That looks like a great project to bring on spring!!

  • Darlene says:

    Very sweet wool project. Says Summer to me, too. Take a stitch or two for me. πŸ™‚

  • Country Prims says:

    What a lovely wool project-ideal for thinking spring/summer!

    Enjoy hand stitching-I can't think of anything more relaxing! (apart from eating chocolate:))

    Shazy x

  • Donna says:

    Love your wool project! It will surely bring some sunshine and summer to your life πŸ™‚
    Scooter will love the wool!

  • WoolenSails says:

    Beautiful table topper and perfect for spring. I haven't done a penny rug in awhile, guess it is time.


  • Candace says:

    Taking time for your own projects is definitely important, Linda! The wool mat is adorable and maybe you and kitty can curl up on it to stay warm ;>)

  • Sheila says:

    Oh I love this , daisies are my favorite and this definitely speaks spring .Enjoy the hand work .

  • Carrie P. says:

    Yes, it is a good time to do something for yourself. Time to relax a bit.

  • Friendship Crossing says:

    Hi Linda, I just found you through blog hopping on some quilt sites.
    I LOVE that daisy candle mat and esp. from Primitive Gatherings! I have several of their patterns. So glad you enjoy hand stitching ~ I do too.
    I just clicked on to follow you and I hope you'll come over for a visit soon.


  • Jeanette says:

    Gorgeous Linda. I love it. Almost tempted to get the pattern myself. :)Happy Stitching,

  • Michele says:

    How adorable! Enjoy your stitching time πŸ™‚

  • Allie says:

    That is really darling – very summery!

  • Kigwit says:

    I love your daisies! I have a bunch here in my kitchen-I just love their happy faces.

  • Mama Pea says:

    Quite cute. I haven't done any wool for a while, and I should. How do you adhere your daisies down before stitching them? Do you pin or glue baste? Just curious. Can't wait to see your progress on it!