Every year during February I host a special give away to celebrate my birthday. This year I decided to do a wool give away, since I have spent so much time in the last year thinking about wool, working with wool, dyeing wool, or packing wool up for shipping. I found this great pattern from Primitive Gatherings for a penny pillow. I have one ready to applique, you can see it in the photo below. All of the wools are my own hand dyes. I always have some type of hand work that I can do at night while I am watching TV with my DH. For years I did counted cross-stitch, I still enjoy it but don't do it so much. After counted cross-stitch I went to stitchery, like Crabapple Hill, that is still probably my favorite. I have a Christmas Crabapple Hill pattern that I am working on. Recently I have been doing either applique or wool applique. Wool applique is so easy, you don't have to turn back the edges. Love it. I have this pillow all ready to go along with one that just has stars on it.
To enter the give away all you have to do is leave a comment about your favorite kind of hand work. If you want an extra chance to win just become a follower, for another chance blog about it on your blog. If you are the winner you will receive the pattern and all of the wool that you need to make plenty of pennies for this cute pillow. All of the wool is hand dyed and treated so that it will not fade. The only thing you will have to supply will be the back ground for the pillow. I will announce a winner on February 15th. Good luck.