January has me at my wits end trying to fill the cold days with something productive. I usually start my spring cleaning (my dust bunnies are particularly large this year!) and do some handwork. I love making penny rugs, an old fashioned way of using up old wool blankets and scarves. This year I made a table runner, and added wool felted cottonwood leaves, blanket stitching and running stitching to give it movement. Fun, easy, and I can still watch my favorite t.v. shows while sewing!