Tuesday, January 31, 2012

This 'n That Tuesday ~ ~ ~

Now that I finished a few heart mats (and given them all away), I am back to working on my Berks County Floral.  I don't have too much more to go.  Yeah!  It was started back in October, for Pete's sake!  Hopefully the next time I show it to you it will be completed and I can get a good picture of it.  These pictures are not real crisp.  They were taken without a flash.  With a flash, the colors were horrible!

I also started working on a little cross stitch piece.  Saturday I went to a cross stitch shop that I hadn't been to before.  The shop was HUGE with many, many models displayed.  There were more "primitive" type designs than in the shop I went to last week, but still not what you can find at a site like Pattern Mart.  I did buy a few small pieces of linen and picked up this freebie chart.  The designer is Lee of Falling Star Primitives.  I bought a couple of her patterns at the fall show at Malabar Farm, but of course they are not yet stitched.  She does have some really great primitive patterns.  I think I've said it before when I've done a little stitching, but I forgot how much I truly love counted cross stitch.  I find it so relaxing!

I've finally decided what I am going to work on at the hook-in this weekend at Sauder Village.  It is "Little Dog", a pattern by Maria Barton of Star Rug Company.  The design in 19" x 19.5" and has very little detail.  My kind of pattern!!!  Let's see how much I can actually hook in two days. 

Tomorrow would have been my Mom's 92nd birthday.  Miss you Mom :)

Still a beauty at age 87

Pug hugs :)


woollylottrugs said...

Aw....happy birthday to your mother, she certainly was a beauty still at 87. Beautiful picture of her. Love your Berks County Floral....want to hook that one soon. And I love the doggie mat from Star Rug Company. I love all her designs!! Happy Hooking and stitching!!!


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Orange Sink said...

That was me deleting my comment Lauren( I was signed in under PHM as I was working on my page there and didn't resign in under Orange Sink...... man this is getting confusing! anyway here is my comment:
Your Berks County Floral is so beautiful! It must be a pleasure to work on it! Your stitching is wonderful too! Yes, your Mother was a beautiful lady! It's hard on birthdays as we miss them so.
Have a wonderful time working on that darling little pattern of Maria's.... looks like some fun color planning to be had on that one!
Cathy G

Michelle~Sugar House Creations said...

I love Lee's designs. One of these days we will meet up because we are practically neighbors. You can't be to far from us either. A happy birthday to your mom. *hugs*

Robin said...

Your Mom looks like a sweety !! I know I still miss my Mum ...
Your rug is beautiful and I love that simple design you are going to work on next..

Joanne said...

I remember your posts when your Mom was still alive - I'm sure you still miss her! You are productive my friend - my goodness - I need some of your mojo! Your rug looks awesome!

The Barn Door said...

I don't think we ever get over missing our moms.
Love the rug, how big is it?

Kathy (woolfind) said...

Love, love your rug Lauren! Can't wait to see it finished. The dog pattern is too cute also! So hard to get hooking done at the hook ins, but here's wishing you lots of Loops!!
Your Mom was one Beautiful lady :)

Cammie said...

Lauren, I love your rug! Great wool choices! The pattern you are going to hook for Sauders looks like a fun one to do! I would like to make it to Sauder one day, I guess you could say it is on my bucket list! Your mom looks beautiful, I am sure you do still miss her!

Jean @ Prim Crafts said...

The Berks County Floral rug is gorgeous Lauren. I wish I was a hooker, I'd love to own some of these rugs~ maybe someday I'll try. Smile.
I love to cross stitch, I've done stitching since I was 8 yrs old.
Loosing a parent is so hard, but loosing your mom is the hardest. This May will be 6yrs for me and it still feels like yesterday.
Your mom was beautiful.
Many blessings to you Lauren,

Janice said...

A beautiful picture of your mom.

The little dog pattern is so cute! I hope you will show us your work when it is completed.

woolwoman said...

Lauren I'm sure you miss your mom so much - I'm going to give mine a big hug as soon as she returns from her trip today. So glad you found a neat cross stitch shop with some prims to peruse. there was a great book called Ohio is my Dwelling Place that accompanied a wonderful sampler exhibit and symposium in Ohio a few years back - It is probably OOP now. Love your Berk County piece - the backround is so beautiful.

Sassafras and Winterberry said...

I love your floral...so wonderful and rich looking! I've got to get another little cross stitch going soon!

Julia said...

I love your rug and the colors are beautiful.
Your mom was a beautiful woman. I miss my mom too, she was always positive and so compassionate. Hugs to you Lauren. JB

Mugwump Woolies said...

The rug is looking so good! The colors are wonderful...one of my favorite combos.
The sweet little dog rug looks like a fun project.
What a lovely lady your mother was...I miss mine every day.
Have fun hooking,

Susan At Glen Oaks Primitives said...

I love the floral rug! Oh it's a beauty. I can't wait to see the
little dog all finished. Have fun where you're going.
Happy Birthday to your mom.