Sunday, September 20, 2009

The weekend CAN'T be over ~

Aren't these the most beautiful hanging baskets? They are all around the square in Oberlin, Ohio. I have absolutely no luck with sweet potato vine. For this late in the season, I can't believe how lush they still are.

Oh, weekends just fly by too quickly. Saturday was a little crazy. I was dropping my foster, Marvin, at a dog event while I headed to Malabar Farm for the "In the Spirit of Friends" show. It was a perfect day for an outdoor show. I was supposed to drop Marvin off at 9:30, then it was 10:00, then got pushed back to almost 10:30. So my bud Belinda and I head off to Malabar ~ over an hour away. Well, with the detour we had it was WAY more than an hour. The show was wonderful, but I felt so rushed I really didn't have time to enjoy it. There were some wonderful primitive crafts, great antiques, and LOTS of hooked rugs for sale, along with some gorgeous wool for sale by Alice at Folk Art Primitives and the Ault's.

I had the pleasure of meeting Bobbie from Union Star Primitives (and the Evening Stitcher), Julie from Plum Run Creek and Sherry, from Sherry's Heart. I ran into a few of my hookin' buddies. You can see their picture over at Julie's blog.

I was just too good! I guess it's because I'm still trying to pay for my Townsend cutter (which I absolutely LOVE!!!), so the only thing I bought was some brown wool Alice dyed for me for a rug I'll be making for a Christmas present. Bobbie had the most wonderful small cupboard ~ not antique but made to look old ~ even had square nails. I'm sort of kicking myself for not buying it.

I got back to Oberlin to the dog event 45 minutes before it was over. Oh, yeah. We took a different route home and had another detour and then missed the state route we wanted. Not a good day for driving. I think they thought I wasn't coming back for! I'm hoping someone met Marvin and fell in love with him. We haven't had too many "issues" lately, but he still does growl at me on occasion ~ so un-pug like!

Today, I took my Mom to a luncheon for a Slovenian lodge she belongs to. Her very small ethnic church is closing, along with a half dozen others in the city. Very sad. I did get lucky though and won the 50/50 raffle, so I have another $78.00 towards my Townsend ;-)

The rest of the day was spent playing catch-up, doing my Mom's laundry, and all those other mundane tasks that need to be done. As usual, the cleaning fairy skipped my house!

For those of you who have asked about Frannie, I got an email from her new mom and she said Frannie is doing great and they love her to pieces. Hooray for Frannie!!!

Thank you all for stopping by. Please come again soon.

Pug hugs :)


  1. oooooohhhhh, my, a Puggie that growls at you....I've known lots of Pugs, but never one that would growl at a human...mine will growl and grumble at each other, then wag at me.....Poor little Marvin. Is he in pain? Afraid? Scared? How about a little bite of hot dog when he does not growl?

    Good Luck with him Lauren!

    Sending Marvin the best of pug hugs!

  2. Lauren ~ I can relate to busy weekends! Lately it seems that I have very little "me" time when I do most of my rug hooking. Usually what happens in the evening is that I sit in my favorite chair after dinner and doze off!! Since I don't get anything done in the evenings, then everything that needs to be done has to be done on the weekend. :0(

    Your Saturday sounded like a lot of fun, even though it was rushed. I just love great craft shows with lots of antiques and primitives. In my area there aren't too many shows like that anymore. Many of the good primitive shops have closed, so there aren't too many places to go now either. I miss the good old days of the 80's and 90's when shops were everywhere.

    I hope the perfect family comes forward for Marvin soon. He is such a cutie.

  3. Hi Lauren! The travel fairy was definately not with you this weekend ~ two detours ~ yuk!! I, too, hope that Mr. Marvin finds a home ~ he's so lucky to have you in his corner!!

    Thanks for stopping by on Saturday ~ did your friend enjoy the show, too? Next year, come spend the day!!

  4. Hi Lauren....thank you so much for your kind words! I really enjoyed meeting you at the show & catching up with the other gals. It was a terrific show, wasn't it? I only wish I would have had more time to shop myself...I totally missed the wool vendors, until they were packing up..oh year!


  5. Sounds like an awesome weekend. Wish we had those type of shows here! Glad you had a good time.


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