Wednesday, August 1, 2012

This 'n That ~

Thank you so much for all your comments on my pumpkin.  The only wool I pulled out of the pumpkin was the two strips of solid colored wool that seemed to stick out like a sore thumb and now I love it!!!  The more I hook, the more I prefer textured wools.  I did take your advice and reverse hook the stem in a darker brown.  If you read my previous post about the pumpkin you will know that I am not hooking a background.  This has now joined my ever-growing stack of hooked but not "finished".

 I still have so much to share about Heavens to Betsy rug camp but just can't get my thoughts together to write in a cohesive manner.  
Here are Betsy (R) and Bev (L) our camp "counselors" :)  What a fun pair they are!

Bev taught a great class on alternative techniques.  Here are the samples I made.

These are some of the items we received in our goodie bag.

A few of the things I won in some of the challenges during camp.  There were lots of prizes to be won!

Fun wool felted balls I bought in the camp store.

Tonight I went to a Chick-Fil-A for the first time ever.  To me it was NOT a gay rights issue.  It was a freedom of speech issue.  Everyone in the crowd waited patiently.  It took us almost an hour and a half to get our "fast" food and when we left the line was as long as when we arrived.  GOD BLESS AMERICA!!!

Thanks for stopping by!
Pug hugs :)


  1. Great looking pumpkin and sounds like you had a lot of fun at the camp!!!

  2. Hi Lauren,
    Looks like you had a wonderful time!! Love your pumpkin!! Totally love the texture of the wide strips!!
    Pug Hugs!

  3. Love the pumpkin!! Guess your right people can say whatever they want doesn't mean you have to agree with them.

  4. Love all your goodies, Lauren! One day I would love to go to that camp...I don't know what's going on at the Chicken place (there's none around my place) but good for you for taking a stand! I heard their sandwiches we delicious! See you in a couple of weeks!

  5. Your pumpkin looks fabulous! And you certainly won some great goodies at camp!

    Chick-fil-A has always been a favorite restaurant of mine. I'm really disgusted by the way people are jumping on him because he did not speak the "politically correct comment". I admire him for his honesty! And you're right... it really is about freedom of speech more than anything.

  6. Love all your camp 'stuff'!! I may have to squeeze that in next year!

  7. Hi Lauren, oh I love that pumpkin, wonderful color. Great winnings from camp, sounds like so much fun. Blessings Francine.

  8. nothing like a white it!

    I was at Chick-fil-A too only took me 20 minutes...but by the time I left it was getting crazy...I too think it's a freedom of speech issue...the beauty of our country...

  9. Lauren,
    I love all the different textures and shades you used in your pumpkin. Great job! Sounds like you had the best time at camp. Hugs, Lori

  10. Looks as if the rug camp was totally wonderful...great "goodies" and winnings!

    Hooray for you, Lauren, that you took a stand and supported freedom of speech in America!

    God Bless America

  11. Thanks for making a STATEMENT in solidarity for what is RIGHT in America.

    Love your pumpkin and glad you didn't rip out a whole bunch and that you are happy with it now. I saw a hand torn hooked cat in the latest ATHA magazine and now with your pumpkin want to try it myself.


  12. Love your pumpking!!! what great goodies you got.
    I need to go to camp!

  13. Pumpkin is cute as can be. I just might have to try the larger strips.

    And I echo your sentiments - God Bless America and what it stands for.

  14. Great little pumpkin and great goodies from the rug camp...Lucky gal !!

  15. Lauren - Me thinkks you might have had a little TOO much fun at rug camp? LOL Like everyone else who has commented, I like your white pumpkin too - I'm not into Halloween, so I like that you didn't make it a JOL. Chick-fil-A is one of my favorite places to eat - YUM!

  16. Love your pumpkin Lauren!!

    Have a good weekend~Becky

  17. LOVE your little pumpkin Lauren!!! What's you doing with it to finish? Just making a "cut out" of it??? Fun, fun!! Yikes....I'm obviously missing something about Chick-Fil-A??? We don't have any here....Congrats on your camp winnings....Challenges, hey? You wouldn't be a wee bit competitive, would you? ;o) Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin


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