Thursday, October 24, 2013

Stuff ~

Aren't these THE BEST rosehips?  They are from rose bushes growing between Bob Evans and Five Guys (my favorite place to eat).  I thought the bushes needed trimming . . . grin.  I hope Bob didn't mind :)




Last weekend I went to play for a few hours. Here is one of my new/old treasures.  I just love the old papier mache jacks even though this guy looks a bit evil.  This one still has it's original paper insert.  I've added two to my collection this year.



I finished hooking this Humble Rugs mat . . .


. . . and have moved on to the very popular snow guy from the latest issue of Primitive Quilts and Projects.  He will be a gift, so I'm hooking him in a more snowman-like color, and only hooking the main area of the design.  I don't think the recipient would appreciate the colors of the original.


Thanks so much for stopping by.
Pug hugs :)
Lauren

24 comments:

The Evening Stitcher said...

Oh how fun Lauren! Love the rose hips and I love five guys!! The rug is beautiful and the snowman rug is so cute! I don't have that magazine guess it's another one I'll have to look for.

TheCrankyCrow said...

Those rose hips are HUGE!! I don't seem them around here...maybe 'cuz roses grow only so sporadically here...?? And look at your amazing vintage Halloween collection!! You have more noisemakers than I do GF!! (Wanna share??) And I'm thinking just as many papier mache jacks....I'll have to count...Haven't added many to my collection recently cuz they have just gotten crazy pricey. Still on the hunt for one of the black cats....that I don't have to trade my first/only born for..... Sweet rug too....You speed hooker you. Hmmmm... you now have me curious about the "original" snowman pattern. I haven't seen it yet.... Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

P.J. said...

Beautiful rose hips; perfect for the season. Nice finish on the mat, very nice. Cute snowman gift. I had to go see the original so I googled the magazine. I have to agree with you statement...not sure i care for a coal snowman. That is some dirty snow. :)

denise said...

love the snow guy! and your jacks are adorable

moosecraft said...

Mmmm... sign me up for a Five Guys bacon cheeseburger! Oh yum! :-) You have a great collection of those pumpkins! They looks a little scary all huddled together tho... kinda like they are plotting something? ;-) Beautiful hooking going on!

Primitive Stars said...

Morning Lauren, oh those Rose Hips are beautiful, look great in the old crock too........Really wonderful collection of Jack's you have, they are all so amazing......love the hooking also, Blessings Francine.

Dog Trot Farm said...

What a fantatic collection of Jacks Lauren, I very seldom see those in antique shops in my area. Another lovely rug, you are such a talented hooker, somebody is going to love her gift...Have a good day, Julie

weaverpat said...

Yep, the roses needed pruned of their hips! he-he!
Never seen any quite that size.
Love seeing your Halloween decorations.

Jacque. said...

ohwow...look at your pumpkin collection! And, that rug is delish!

Saundra said...

Wow girl, you've been in a hooking frenzy.

What a fabulous collection of vintage Jacks you have. When I wanted to start collecting them the prices were out of my price range. Lucky finds for you over the years.

Saundra

Julia said...

I think that those big rose hips needed to come out of the cold and into your warm house. Great festive look about them.

Wow you have accumulated quite a nice collection of papier mache jack o lanterns over the years. I haven't put out any Halloween decorations this year, i've been that busy. Maybe next year, I'll have less on my plate and I can decorate.

Have a great day.
Hugs,
JB

Julia said...

Oops, I got all caught up in your collection and forgot to comment on your rugs. I love that humble rug, nothing humble about it, it looks beautiful and inviting, Great colors. Love the snowman pattern.
JB

Farm Girl said...

Very nice rugs. I really like your pumpkins. You have quite an collection. I really like your rose hips too, I don't know if I have ever seen any that nice before.
Have a lovely weekend.

dogwoodfarm said...

Hi Lauren,
Love you pumpkin collection and your rug is just beautiful!
Louise

acorn hollow said...

what large rose hips! I love your Halloween lanterns. you are hooking like crazy I so need to get back at it.
Cathy

Orange Sink said...

Love the rose hips Lauren and I hear they have medicinal qualities! Fabulous mache pumpkin collection! They are so hard to come by and pricey anymore as others have noted! I'm glad you shared the thoughts on the coal colored snowman.... I thought too that everyone may not appreciate that color... but the really deep primitive lover would adore it I think! Great idea to only hook the snowman portion as well! The lucky recipient is going to LOVE it!!
Hugs!!
Cathy G

Lori from Notforgotten Farm said...

those have to be thee biggest rosehips i've seen! I wish my young rosebushes would gift me with some :(
love your jacks too!
xoxox
L

Merry Wind Farm said...

Hi, Lauren,
Your hooked rug is so pretty, and the Santa is going to be so cute. I keep dropping my PQAP subscription, then I end up getting it again. Love those rose hips, I have that exact same jug, but mine has a crack in back, making it affordable :)
Melinda

prims by olde lady morgan said...

Lauren... HMM... I need to contact bag Darla, she didn't send me rosehips this year! Five GUYS!!! OH YUMMY! My favorite burger place too!!! love the rugs!!! OLM

Earlene Landis said...

Lauren you are so funny!!!!
Love the hooking!!!!
See you next Saturday o:)

Raymond Homestead said...

Very pretty rose hips,Love your rug and the snowman is going to be so cute!

Shuttle, Hook and Needle said...

I thought I was the only one who sometimes "trimmed" others bushes for them because I like the flowers. LOL!
The rose hips are great.

marly said...

Those roses have hips like mine. XL. Nice collection.

Kim said...

Love that finished rug. You hooked that really quickly it seems. You are hooking like a fiend lately. Yay!