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Monday, March 14, 2016

Check Mate - for the love of Penny Rose wool! ( with RBD)




The Ladies at Riley Blake Designs are never surprised to hear 
I am making yet another GINGHAM PROJECT!

I bet most of you are not either!

I never tire of anything GINGHAM....in fact at the moment
I am working on yet another BEDDING project...
( update soon) 



I chose ivory, burgundy and and a rose coloured wool
to create this checkered pattern..

There was little sewing for this project....
I ripped the wool...( love- that I could do that)
in 3 inch strips, folded them both to the inside, pressed
and then started weaving the strips and stapling them to the inside of stool.
This is one of those vintage stools that the lid opens for storage...

I then ripped 4 inch strips in ivory and hand stitched a ruffle to finish
it off...I left a  rough edge to eliminate any bulk....

I hand stitched it to the inside weave edge...

I rather fancy it ! 

There are many ladies that will be showcasing 
their Penny Rose Fabrics for the next couple weeks,
so please cheer them on
and thank R.B.D. for always coming up with some pretty unique
collections of fabrics....
They have always been my favourite company to work with! 


Cori ( tomorrow) and  I know and Carol and Deonn among others
will be part of this Amazing Gathering
of pretty creative stitching souls..










so sorry the list did not go up till a few minutes ago..
here are the other ladies who are in this Wool LOVE Blog Tour


March 23 - Penny Rose Blog

74 comments:

  1. Samm, it looks so stunning!
    You are very talented!
    Have a lovely week,
    Olga

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    1. Oh Olga thank you....but I dont think you can ever go wrong with anything gingham, this was a very easy project to do and could be done with any fabric but the wool is long lasting...

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  2. Samm, I love your gingham stool! The ruffles on the edge are such a beautiful addition! And it looks so soft and comfortable to sit on :)

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    1. HI Masha...you and I and ruffles...love them...I am working on another project for ruffles...wait and see wink

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  3. WOW! Such an amazing work!!! This is so nice, so cute and absolutely gorgeous. Wish you all have a great time:)

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    1. Hello Daria...next to your sweet projects, I can only imagine what you would add..perhaps one of your sweet flowers..

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    2. Ha-ha! Such a lovely idea!:)))

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    3. Imagine the possibilities if we were living closer wink

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    4. Yeah, it would be great! If only..:)

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  4. Oh Mdm Samm, another wonderful gingham project! Just love the idea of waving. It is very adorable in these colors and I am a huge fan of these ruffles! I now definitely need to look out for a stool myself, lol!
    Have a wonderful week, hugs, Martina

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    1. Hi Martina...yes another gingham...can you ever get bored with them lol.. you can find stools almost anywhere..and if not, a wooden box and legs and voila..

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  5. I like this, it is beautiful.

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  6. Samm chair is perfect beautiful!!!! Wonderful!!Have a nice mood!

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    1. Thanks Alain...it is certainly large enough and sturdy enough to sit on...

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  7. Beautiful project. I am with you. Anything gingham and ruffles is wonderful.

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    1. hi Charlotte..well then you may just love what I am working on now...wink

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    2. HI Charlotte...hope this finds you well.. and yes no doubt about it gingham lives in my heart lol

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  8. gingham!!! who would have thought, tee hee. Love what you did with the fabric. The idea of weaving it is perfect.

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    1. guess I am not surprising anyone am I Selina, lol....

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  9. Such a sweet stool, bet the boys will love the wool. Any time I have mine laying out Maggie is on top of it. I did not know RDB carried wool. I'm working on a wool applique quilt now. I'll have to go check them out. Have a great day Samm.

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    1. HI Tonia...ohhhh keeping them off it is a challenge lol. Yes it is a new line for them...very soft and pretty too...they are bringing in more colours too..

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  10. Of course you made it gingham! LOL I love the idea of weaving it and really like the look it creates. Sweet use of that amazing wool! xo

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    1. and yes Carol...gingham....oh my will you ever tire seeing it from me lol

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    2. I'd never tire of your gingham creations. :O)

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  11. This cute little stool is the perfect size to showcase this wool. I love your weaving idea too. It turned out very nice, and the ruffle sets it off. It is the perfect little gingham addition to any room. Well done my friend.... you are a tough act to follow...lol. Wish me luck, because somebunny is going to need it. xx

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    1. it is such a nice size Cori..perfect when I am in my stitching chair , I can put my feet on it nicely.... you don't need any luck, you are fine ...you will show me up ...YOU WILL WIN lol

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    2. Win??? Nope. I am not sure how you go about winning something like this...lol....I missed that...I am here with you,just playing with the wool..and as far as showing you up, welllll...You have got to be kidding me.... that never happens. You have the best ideas, and such an amazing eye. I am an admirer of your beauty in all its forms. YOU are one of the most inspiring ladies I know....and following someone I feel that way about is a little intimidating... that's all. Besides... I just wanted to say someBUNNY...lol. xx

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  12. I love it. So which one of the boys gets this one or will they share? LOL

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    1. ahhh Ev, would you believe Monchat has claimed it...

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  13. What a nice footstool you've made, I love the red colors you've used.
    I enjoyed your post about the boys second time in the backyard. I can imagine you were exhausted, little kittens are so quick and enthousiastic. The picture of Sumo and the squirrel is priceless! Monchat has grown so fast to a young man, he's lovely.
    I keep my fingers crossed for Sumo's docters appointment tomorrow. Will you let us know the outcome? Greets, Nienk

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    1. Hello sweet lady and yes great colours that co-ordinated perfectly...and yes promise to share what happens tomorrow...and that photo of Squirrel was my fav too...xx

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  14. Lovely! must have been fun ripping!

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    1. Sometimes a fav if it rips well..and this one does perfectly...I have some cashmere wools....no way can I rip those....

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  15. Love your new "gingham" wool covered footstool. I did not know one could tear wool into strips. Thank you sew very much for sharing and hopping. Gingham Giggles...

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    1. It depends on the wool Sherry...I have some that have never ripped at all because they have been such a tight weave....this one is perfectly suited for upholstery and some stuffed projects wink...

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  16. I learned something! Thanks for sharing
    cork@pa.rr.com

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    1. that is the delight of sharing...we all learn something...x

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  17. What a great idea! I love little foot stools. They are so versatile. Yours is absolutely wonderful! Your specialty, gingham. So you!!

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    1. We were both in a foot stool time frame lol. of course it had to be gingham xx

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  18. Thanks for sharing your cute little footstool.

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    1. well thank you for saying that Renea.

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  19. I would have never thought you would be doing gingham and ruffles. ;) It looks great! The stool looks very inviting to rest your feet or for fuzzy kittens to take a nap. Ripping wool? Wow, that's a new one for me.

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    1. YOu are a treat Jan, a funny one....yes gingham and ruffles and me....what gives?
      and yes this wool can be ripped...and easily...and thick enough to give a nice weight..

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    2. YOu are a treat Jan, a funny one....yes gingham and ruffles and me....what gives?
      and yes this wool can be ripped...and easily...and thick enough to give a nice weight..

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  20. Love your stool design, this is so pretty.
    Greetings,
    Sylvia

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  21. Samm, your stool is so delightful - love the no-sew approach! Adorable with the ruffle. Your boys are sure to love it too. =^.^=

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    1. I think sewing would have taken less time...lol. and yes those boys adore it...Deonn...
      this am, they were pushing each other off it

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  22. Just lovely. Good to know you can rip it. Sweet to see your Noel picture. My girls each have one of her prints.

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    1. can you believe that...do you ever remember ripping wool? makes for a great project that is perfectly measured...and yes Noels prints are adorable, we met her a few years ago, we have quite a few of her prints...they represent such innocence for us...

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  23. You know how I am about wool - love, love it! blessings, marlene

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    1. ahhh yes Marlene, you love wool and your projects are always a treat to see.

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  24. I've never worked with wool but your project is sure inviting. Of course, I love that you're doing gingham - a trademark!

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    1. Hi LJ, what a treat to see you...often thought about....and yes gingham is possibly my THING isn't it? lol hope this finds you well

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  25. I've never seen a wool that I could rip. That is fabulous and makes such a cute stool too.

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    1. I know I know....neither had I....which makes this an idea project fabric to weave into a gingham style lol

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  26. Love the stool. Would be hard to stop at one color combination, I would want to see all the color combos. Of course, that many stools might be hard to come by! LOL

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    1. HI Mary Ann, wellllllll wait till you see our next stool projects...oh yeahhhhhh
      and I like you would have loved more colours...they did not have the black yet but I would have loved it grey black and ivory

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  27. Don't think I'd want to put my feet on that. Too sweet and pretty!

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    1. Ohhhh there have been many little feet on them....not mine...xx

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  28. How beautiful! I just made a "buffet" from a popular pattern. It was probably more work, but I love the sweet, simple lines of yours!!

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    1. wellllll love to see yours, we are working on some new projects along that line too...wait and see...

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    2. wellllll love to see yours, we are working on some new projects along that line too...wait and see...

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  29. Wonderful job with that footstool. I love it!

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    1. Thanks Theresa...right now, Monchat has claimed it today lol

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  30. It's beautiful! I didn't realize it was wool. I LOVE that!It should be so durable as well as pretty!

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    1. thanks Linda and yes the whole thing is rbd wool abd it can be ripped lol bonus

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