Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Happy Valentine's Day ~


I was never happy with the face on this rug. I didn’t like it then, and I still didn’t like it now. I don’t know why I didn’t reverse hook then . . . I guess I thought I’d learn to like it. I did not, so finally yesterday, I tried to improve on it a little. Let me just say that I found it VERY difficult to hook not being able to put it on the frame. I think it’s better, but still not great, but I think I can live with it. If you think you can live with it, let me know because I’ll give it away on Thursday evening. It's a small little mat, about 8 3/4" x 10 1/4".  I’ll have Jake pick a name around 6 pm and contact the lucky (?) person. Leave a comment on this post only or send me an e-mail with “give-away” in the subject line.

I am up to 248 followers. Thank you to all my followers, both old and new. I am humbled and appreciate you taking the time out of your busy lives to read my ramblings. I’ve never insisted that a person be a follower to enter my give-aways and I don’t plan to start now.  This give-away is only for the people who are reading this so I'd appreciate you not mentioning it on your blog :)

I purchased this cupid from Olde Lady Morgan.  Isn't she just a hoot?  I also purchased a "dammit" doll.  You can read about them on her selling blog.

My Sweetie gave me roses and cash for some hooker's crack.  (Thanks, Kim!)

Life is good!
Pug hugs :)


Julia said...

Happy valentine to you Lauren.

I'm sadden that you don't like the kitty rug. I look at mine every day and I cherish it.

Mind you, I still have to finish whipping it but I'm undecided what I want to do with it. I was thinking of adding a piece of wool under it and make it bigger for my chair seat but I'm on hold because I'm quilting.

Hugs. JB

Julia said...

I was hasty on pushing the publish button again... I just wanted to say how lucky you are to have received red roses for Valentine. JB

acorn hollow said...

roses so wonderful I got dinner made for me which I love.
I love your kitty rug.

Kim said...

Roses and hookers crack......what a perfect gift. Very sweet of your honey. Your little kitty is darling. I feel bad that you don't love him.
Hugs, Kim

Patti said...

I love this rug! We had a black cat for 18 years until he passed and it reminds me of him. But I understand what you mean... sometimes you make something that you just quite aren't happy with. But believe me - I would be :) Love your cupid and your roses :)
Happy Valentine's Day!
Blessings, Patti

jody said...

lauren, i love your kitty mat and i love kittys! i think its great! cute doll and beautiful flowers sounds like you had a perfect valentines day!

twoives said...

Well, this kitty would come to a home with 3 live-in cats (I would say kitties, but they are more mature). Your valentine flowers are beautiful. My husband, who has a Valentine's birthday, gave me red tulips that are very wonderful. You are very sweet to have this give away.


A Primitive Place ~ Tammy said...

Hi Lauren,
Adorable rug.
I would love to be entered into your giveaway.
Love your Cupid by Marie.

Happy Valentines Day!


Tiff said...

Happy Valentine's Day Lauren!
Your "hooker's crack" comment made my day, too funny!
I love your little kitty mat, it's very prim looking and I would adore to have it in my home :)

Great cupid doll btw! I think I need one. Now I'm going to check out those dammit dolls, LOL!


Sue said...

The only cat I can have would have to be this cute one on a mat with attitude.....my Bouvier has no tolerance for fast footed kitties that refuse to be herded! I enjoy your fun blog ~ thanks for the giveaway offer! Happy Valentines Day!

Janice said...

Lovely roses...and Happy V Day to you! Thanks for your Go Bears support: I won't give up. I think your kitty rug is charming. Please put my name in the pot. :-)

denise said...

i would love to be the winner of the little mat. it's just too cute. denise[cheermom1954@aol.com]

BumbleBeeLane said...

Lauren~ I love the little mat.Hope you had a wonderful Valentines Day.Warm Blessings!~Amy

Anonymous said...

Love all things kitty, and your little mat is precious, and I would love to own it. Please enter my name in your giveaway. Carol(dlacount@netnet.net)

Penny said...

Pretty flowers you received for Valentine's Day!! And cash is always good..... :)
Your little kitty mat is so very cute -- please throw me in the hat for a chance to win it!

Saundra P said...

Lauren, it is very difficult to hook without a frame I think. There were two rugs that needed changes and I walked on them and by them for about 6 years until I finally couldn't stand it any longer. I'm glad that I made the changes but it was very difficult to fo wit the rugs sitting on my lap and not a frame.

Yet, I understand there are those people who don't use a frame and just tuck the excess under a thigh to help keep it taught and I know that Polly Minick uses a hoop. That is also difficult for me to do.


Dog Trot Farm said...

I love your sweet little kitty mat Lauren, I would be happy to give it a home. I so admire anything that is created by Old Lady Morgan. Glad you had a lovely Valentines Day. Blessings, Julie.

Beckyjean said...

Happy Belated Valentine's Day Lauren. Love your little kitty rug. Marie's dolls are wonderful. I thought about buying that cupid doll, but am trying to curb my spending.

Have a wonderful evening~Becky

Susan At Glen Oaks Primitives said...

Hi, Lauren: I hope you had a sweet day yesterday. I love your kittie rug even if you aren't happy with the face. The OLM doll is adorable!!
Enjoy your roses and your hooking money.

Margaret T. Zenk said...

I love the rug--it is so sweet. Also love the diaper on the cupid.

TheCrankyCrow said...

Ha! We are kindreds!!! I got one of Marie's cupids and dammit dolls too!! (And I'm using the dammit doll as I type over missing out on your darling kitteh mat giveaway!) :o) Robin