Sunday, October 31, 2010

Happy Halloween ~

I hope you got more treats than tricks!
Pug hugs :)

Friday, October 29, 2010

Hookin' at the Farm

Once again, I've inadvertently deleted my rug photo from the end of my post, so here it is at the beginning. I've heard from a few other bloggers and I'm happy to know that I'm not the only one who sometimes has this problem :)
As promised, this is the progress I've made on my rug. I am beginning to think there may be a light at the end of the tunnel that is not a freight train. I mean, come on, I've only been working on this since March. How pathetic is that?
Last night was hookin' down on the farm, That'll Do Farm. Andrea so graciously had a needle felt project for us. Here she is hard at work. I think she was taking her aggressions out on that poor little pumpkin!
Jane on the left and Farmer Gal on the right busily working.
Okay, so I got lazy and did not make a pumpkin, but Andrea, being the gracious hostess that she is, gave me one to take home. Isn't it just as cute as can be?
Heidi hookin' away...
...and the rug. It's kind of hard to tell, but it's her fantasy bird. Heidi loves the bright colors and puts them together so well.
Thank you so much for stopping by and I love hearing from you!
Pug hugs :)

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Lucky me ~

Welcome everyone. Happy hump day to you! I can't believe it's Wednesday already. Where does the time go?
I got very lucky with my computer "meltdown" and I am so thankful. I took it to Mr. Computer Repair Guy and for only $30 he was able to save everything and reload it all. Even though I have virus protection, he said a virus caused the problem. I would have been devastated had all my pictures been lost. Now I hope I've learned my lesson and will back things up or subscribe to one of those automatic backup places (such as Carbonite that Andrea suggested).
A couple people commented on my samplers shown in the background of one of my Halloween pics from my last post. I was a cross stitcher for many years, mainly stitching reproduction samplers. Though not a good picture, here are all the samplers on that wall. They are all reproductions. One of these days I will do a post on them.
Today was a rather warm but windy day on the north coast. There is an elementary school almost in my back yard, so grandson Jake and I took advantage of the weather. He was much warmer than I was. I actually had a light jacket on but was chilly. He was plenty warm in shirt sleeves, but to say he was a bit more active than me is an understatement. There was one other child at the playground, a nine year old girl, so Jake had to show off for her.

Tomorrow evening is hooking at That'll Do Farm, though we probably won't be doing any hooking. I think Andrea is going to teach us how to needle felt. I am actually making some progress on my rug and will post a picture of that soon.
Thanks so much for stopping by and please come again soon.
Pug hugs :)

Monday, October 25, 2010

I Understand the Concept...

...that less is more, but I can't yet embrace it, especially at Halloween. I did okay on the mantle ~ just a few dried gourds, a leaf garland and a wonderful pumpkin picture from Karen at My Colonial Home. The large witch was a gift from BFF Belinda.
The coffee table is also pretty simple ~ an old carrier filled with mini pumpkins, gourds and some rag balls.
That is where simple ends. I HAVE to display the pumpkin painted by my older son when he was 8 years old and in Cub Scouts. The little pumpkin mat was a gift from a friend.
This wreath was made by my younger son when he was in Cub Scouts. These are things I treasure!
My mother did beautiful ceramics. These are a few of the things she painted. This played music (the Death March) and the eyes in the trunk lit up, but the battery died long ago. I really need to replace it.
This was one of my Mom's favorite pieces that she painted.
The witch and pumpkin were also from her hands and I made the ghost decades ago from paper towels and glue, if I remember correctly.
And yet more of Mom's creations.
Vintage tin noisemakers and paper mache pumpkins.
The next two pictures are gifts from BFF Wink.

Clay creations from eBay.
Some of my black cats.
In the kitchen ~ my witch nutcracker.
Another eBay purchase.
More stuff :) The witch on the pumpkin is vintage.
The ceramic pumpkin I got as a child ~ MANY, MANY years ago.
Like I said, I am just not yet ready for less is more. Oh, and I forgot to take a picture of my tacky, plastic, light up pumpkin guy. (If some of this looks familiar, you have a very good memory. I posted lots of this last year.)
Thanks so much for stopping by.
Pug hugs :)

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Pugs, Pugs, and a Couple Frenchies ~

OK. The Frenchies are first because somehow I deleted their picture at the end of the post and cant' figure out how to add it to the end. I even tried going to the new blogger, and I still could not figure it out. So here they are ~ cute as can be. I just don't want you to think I only take pictures of pugs :)
There was a Halloween pet event about an hour from me today. Ohio Pug Rescue had a booth to spread the word about pug adoption. Many current and former fosters were in attendance, along with some non-rescue pugs. This is our Loocie. She's not a rescue, but is the reason I began working with OPR. Everyone has their favorite breed, and mine happens to be pugs :)
I got to see Eema today ~ WOO HOO! Somehow I failed to get a picture of her pug sister Cher ~ probably because Cher didn't sit still long enough for me to get one. When I first went up to Eema, she didn't know who I was, but in about 30 seconds it clicked and she was so excited, jumping all over me and giving me kisses. I truly thought she would not remember me and it did my heart good to see her reaction. She seems so very happy and has adjusted well to her new home.
I think these pugs are all current or former fosters.

Don't you just love this little old man face? He came in to rescue a mess. He is doing so well and is now just waiting for his forever home!
I don't think this is an OPR pug.
This little guy isn't one of ours, either. I think he was only 12 weeks old and just as cute as could be.
Thank you so much for stopping by.
Enjoy the weekend.
Pug hugs :)

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Eema Update & a New Blog ~

Welcome, blog buddies. Thank you so much for stopping by :)

I wish I could clone Eema's new forever mommy Dolly. If I could, all of God's furry creatures would be in their loving forever homes! Dolly is wonderful and so good to her girls. She keeps me updated and sends me lots of pictures. That's Eema, above, all ready for the Halloween parade. Below, Eema and Cher are decked out in their matching costumes. Have you ever seen cuter girls? I love this series of pictures. Eema sat down and Cher decided to rest her chin on Eema's butt.
Eema's getting tired...

...and here she is, down for the count!

Do you think the girls are getting along? Dolly told me that Cher went in her doggy bed and Eema decided to join her.
This happy ending is the reason I foster!
Please stop by Lisa's new blog, Twice Loved Woolens. She's one of the very talented hookers that I hook with at the library. I've shown many of her rugs in past posts. I'm sure you won't be disappointed.

Pug hugs :)