Sunday, September 18, 2011

Sweet Annie ~

Sweet Annie Bananie has been with me for three days now.  Here are a few things I've learned about her.
She LOVES to give kisses!

She has exceptionally long legs and it's hard to get a good picture of her because she moves so quickly.

I've also learned that she's a real lover, a true lap dog.  At night she snuggles so close in bed that it's hard to move.  She also barks.  A lot.  Way too much.  She doesn't walk well on the leash.  We need to work on that since I don't have a fenced yard.  She will sneak out the door if you are not careful.  If a car is going by she will chase it.  She scared the bejesus out of me!
I liken her to a Cabbage Patch doll.  So homely she's cute.  At least that's how I hope someone will feel :)


A face only a mother could love?

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Today was a perfect day for an outdoor craft show.  One was held  in Wellington, Ohio.  The town is most famous for the painting that Archibald M. Willard painted there, the "Spirit of '76".  He was inspired after having seen a parade pass through the town square.

I didn't buy much, but did buy this pumpkin tub and the mum sitting in it.  I also purchased a few pumpkin and gourds.  I wonder how long before the squirrels start eating the pumpkins.  Any suggestions on how to prevent that?

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Many months after (finally) finishing the hooking on this rug I steamed it.  Now that it is laying flat, I see that I need to reverse hook that goldish area by the red horse.  It's just way too bright!

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The weekend is ending long before the majority of the items are crossed off my lenghty "to-do" list.  That seems to be the story of my life.
I'm not sure where my mind was on Thursday when I mentioned on my post that I hoped everyones week was off to a good start.  OOPS!!!
Pug hugs :)


Kim said...

Aww, Jake and Annie seem to have bonded already. She sounds lovely, except for that sneaking out, chasing car thing. Yup, that would get your heart pumping. I like her crooked little grin.

Julia said...

Sweet Annie is very lucky to have your grandson to kiss. He doesn't seem to mind at tall. She sure has one mean tooth though but she's adorable. I hope that someone will adopt her real soon.

Your fall decorations are just beautiful. I just don't seem to get my Fall decoration Mojo in gear yet but I've been quilting a bit on my long forgotten quilt. The stitches are so tiny that it's take for ever to do and when my fingers get sore I'll quit and God knows when I'll pick it up again. My rug is crying for me. JB

The Barn Door said...

I just love Annie's snaggle tooth!! Your pumpkin tub is awesome.

cynthia lee designs said...

Annie is adorable...snaggle tooth and all!! Hope she finds her forever home soon.
Love your pumpkin tub!!

acorn hollow said...

will annie go to classes for the escaping and and on the lead? Chasing cars just how do you break that. But she sure likes Jake. I guess our northern squirrels don't like pumpkin. I have never had one eat one.
have a good start to your week:)

Courtney said...

Annie is a cutie...especially her crazy little tooth. I haven't even started on any kind of decorating...too strung up with the new job! Hope your week gets off to a lovely start!

Tamera @ the Stone Fence Cottage said...

Annie is so sweet!! If only I lived in Ohio and my hubby wouldn't kill me for getting another dog......I'd snatch her right up

I love the horse rug!

Tammy Burks said...

I think Annie looks like a fine piece of folk art....just odd enough to have that special appeal!

Doris said...

Annie and Jake make a wonderful team! Both are so cute. Love that red hair!

Haven't even thought about pumpkins yet but you inspire me to get the fall decorations out and get started.

Janice said...

I love that pumpkin tub...wonderful looking and so festive for fall. Annie is pretty fabulous, too.

The Wool Cupboard said...

Lauren ~ I don't think Annie is homely at all! She has a cute little face and beautiful coloring. Her only issue is a little wayward tooth! She sounds adorable and sweet.

I LOVE the pumpkin tub!! You always find good stuff!!

cheri back to larkrise said...

Annie is such a snaggle puss! What a sweet dog with Jake as a friend she is having a fun time at your home. Your horse rug is very nice and your porch is all ready for the fall season.

Orange Sink said...

I think Annie is adorable and the tooth sure gives her character! I smile just looking at her picture! I love a dog who snuggles!
Your punkins looks great and love that tub with the mums! Wow! You're going to have a lot of flowers on that plant! There are so many acorns this year the squirrels shouldn't touch those pumpkins!
The rug is wonderful! And I wouldn't worry about the mix up with days! The only way I know what day it is sometimes is looking at my pill container with the days of week on it...... yep it's Mon. today!! LOL!!
CAthy G

TheCrankyCrow said...

Annie, oh Annie - Aren't you just the cutest thing!! Love that wayward tooth! Kind of reminds me of one of the "gang" from the Lollipop Guild on the Wizard of Oz.... Hey - maybe let Annie out to chase squirrels instead of cars and you'll solve two problems at once?? ;o) Seriously - your squirrels eat pumpkins?? Strange....I've never heard of that....ours don't. Love your bucket of fall porch perfect!! Have a great week! Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

Karen/My Colonial Home said...

Goodness she's just a darling....and look at the one tooth sticking out there! lol
Sounds like she's very spirited but loving. I do hope she gets into a forever home soon (for your sake as

You live in an area where there is always so much going on - and I looove the bucket with the Mum! Just darling.


Beckyjean said...

Hi Lauren~

Love little Annie's tooth. She is a cutie & sounds like a frisky little thing. You'll have your hands full with her. Love your craft show goodie!!

Enjoy your week~Becky

The Wool Cupboard said...

Can't wait to see the whole horse rug, Lauren. What you posted looks great!

Saundra said...

Oh my Lauren, but I'm loving that rug.... a LOT.