Sunday, March 4, 2012

Lucky Me!!!

Happy Sunday, everyone.  Another weekend will soon come to a close.  The weekends just seem to pass all too quickly!  I have been battling something for a few days.  I'm not sure if it's allergies (which I think I've just gotten the last few years) or a cold.  I spent 11 1/2 hour sleeping last night and did not get my sorry butt out of bed until 10:30!!!
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I was one lucky puppy!  I was the winner in a give-away by the oh-so-talented Marly of Samplers and Santas.  Marly is an amazing cross stitcher (among other things!).  Her blog will keep you in stitches, and I'm not talking the counted cross stitch kind.  I won this stack of boxes measuring a mere 7 1/2" tall.  She takes paper mache boxes, ages them to perfection and attaches copies of samplers she has stitched.  I've admired them on her blog and when she has had sets up for sale, they are immediately SOLD!  If you are interested, she may be listing some more for sale tonight so stop on by.  This stack is perfect for the top of my pie safe that I use for wool storage.  Thank you, Marly!  I will treasure them always.

I finished my fraktur tulip, a pattern by Wendy Miller of the Red Saltbox.  I opted not to finish it as a 15" round chair pad.  My finished size is 15 x 16 1/2".

These are the true colors.  The background was hooked with three different dark blue wools (not the washed out color above).

My next hooking project had not yet been planned, so last night I started on this little punch needle piece that had been previously drawn on weaver's cloth. 

I don't think I will ever tire of taking pictures of Annie's tongue!  It is very rare when it is not hanging out.

Thanks for stopping by!
Pug hugs :)


Larkrise garden girl said...

Lauren I Loved your tulip and also your so lucky those are darling sampler boxes. Everything looks precious,Cheri

Sassafras and Winterberry said...

What luck winning those boxes...they are fabulous! And your rug came out so wonderfully. I just can't get over that Annie...she is super cute!!
I agree that the weekend just flies by. Why can't work?

acorn hollow said...

lucky you wining thos boxes! I have had a bad cold and slept the better part of 3 days. Glad you got some good sleep.
your rug is wonderful! I need to get in gear and hook again. I have been reading a lot.

Kim said...

Lauren, those little boxes are precious. They fit in nicely with all your lovely collections.
And your projects are looking good. The punch piece is adorable. I have still not mastered that. Someday.

Susan At Glen Oaks Primitives said...

Great win, Lauren. I always have my eye on Marly's beautiful Shaker style boxes.
Annie is the sweetest dog.

Julia said...

Lauren, congratulations on winning those beautiful sampler boxes. You're a lucky girl. I read your post and then visited your friend's blog and looked at older post for half an hour. Awesome work she does with those cute Santa cross stitch.

Your Farktur tulip rug looks beautiful and I love the colors. Annie sure love to stick out her tongue to air it out, lol.. Have a good week and I hope that you are not getting sick. Hugs. JB

The Evening Stitcher said...

Oh...lucky you is right, Lauren!! Those boxes are gorgeous! I think Marly is never know what she is going to post! I think all of us being around the same age can relate to her chocolate cravings and hot flashes! She is a fabulous stitcher!

I love your tulip rug..the colors are so nice. I can't wait till the Ann Arbor hook in...I think you will really enjoy it!

jody said...

i dont know lauren for not feeling well you sure have gotten alot done! great finished rug and the punch looks great too! annie is just too cute! hope you feel better and enjoy your evening!

Karen/My Colonial Home said...

LUCKY DOG, LUCKY DOG.....what a beautiful set of stacking boxes! Congratulations.
Goodness Annie is just too cute.
I think your sweet fur babies have become part of our blog world

Beautiful hooked project.

Hope you feel better very soon.


Janice said...

So many fun things to look at today! And I, too, never tire of looking at Annie's tongue.

Ann said...

Lauren, Gorgeous finish on your tulip rug. I too was lucky enough to win one of Marly's giveaways & I love my box. Loved it so much I bought more! ~Ann

The Barn Door said...

Hope you feel better soon friend!! I love your little punch needle piece! I'm going to try that one day.

BumbleBeeLane said...

Congrats on the win! The tulip rug just beautiful! Hugs!~Amy

moosecraft said...

Congrats on winning the nesting boxes! They are beautiful! Love how your rug finished up! Annie looks like she's all tuckered out! lol!

Mugwump Woolies said...

Your rug is a real beauty and the boxes are lucky you are! Annie is a such a sweetheart!
Feel better,

The Wool Cupboard said...

Lauren, your tulip rug is beautiful...don't you love Wendy Miller's designs? Your punch needle work is wonderful...I treasure the one you made for me :)

Congratulations on winning those great boxes, and they look perfect there with your other primitives!

Primitives By The Light of The Moon said...

Wow congrats on the win. Love your new hooked tulip and the needle punch piece looks very your color choices!
Have a great week.

marly said...

I'm so glad you like the boxes and you found a perfect spot for them. How you get those loops so even and patterned fascinates me. Doesn't take much. Annie looks like me after a bag of Dove's dark chocolates.

From Sherry's Heart said...

Well you LUCKY Lazy Butt!!! Just kiddin' hope you feel better!!! I've never seen these boxes before Where have I been,don't answer that. They are VERY cool!!! I need to go look and add her to my blog list!!!

TheCrankyCrow said...

Congratulations Lauren! What an amazing win! Those boxes are precious! I'm not familiar with Marly - will have to check her out (and, yeah....another blog I can't keep up with!) Your tulip rug turned out amazing....I really, really, like that one....And that's a great little punch piece you're working on....Your own design? I can see that you're a perfect puncher....Now you're giving me a complex about punching too...I tend to punch like I hook - way to tight. Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin