Thursday, January 7, 2016

A True Friend ~

I'm back to hooking my "Ellie rug", A True Friend, pattern by Cammie Bruce ~ Primitive Junky.  Cammie has many great whimsical yet primitive patterns.  I've changed it up a bit to look like my Ellie.  The color of the rug is pretty close to her true color.  In the picture below, taken without a flash, the color is washed out but I just love the look on her face.  I still need to fix that line around her ear. 
Giving me the stink eye.
I think I started the rug in August, so I guess it's time to finally be finishing it.  Can you tell that I don't like to hook letters? 
The decorations are coming down more quickly than they went up, but not as quickly as I'd like.  I've made 20+ trips to the attic since coming home from work and have a couple more to go.  Then it's on to putting all the "normal" stuff in its place.  I'm just a glutton for punishment.  Maybe some day I'll learn . . . but probably not :(
Thanks so much for stopping by.
Pug hugs :)


  1. Those Jacks sure have a personality.I still miss my Boo Boo but the pup keeps me busy most I love the rug. Warm Blessings!~Amy

  2. I love this one!
    I feel your pain with taking the decorations down even if I did skip it this year. I swear every year that I'm going to scale back but I never actually do it.

  3. Great rug! Ellie looks like a bundle of fun!

  4. Ellie looks cute even with the stink eye... Is that a surgical scar on her hind leg

    Your Best Friend rug looks beautiful and I bet Ellie will quickly claim that rug as her own...

    I just finished putting my Christmas decorations away last evening.I didn't put out as many decorations as last year but still had too much... I got my exercise carrying all those totes to the basement.

    Have a great day Lauren.

  5. Awwww, it's just perfect, Lauren! Looks just like sweet Ellie. Hugs, Lori

  6. Putting back decorations is exactly why I don't decorate like I used to, that plus no one comes here for the holiday as I go to my sons.

    I wondered about that scar on Ellie's leg too. You have a great likeness of her hooked, good going!!!!

  7. So cute! I love the movement you're hooking into the background!

  8. Hi Lauren, love the Ellie rug, both are so sweet.Blessings Francine.

  9. What a cute rug ! Her patterns are so cute ! Putting away Cmas is not fun .... but will be nice to see again next year !they hold so many special memories.

  10. Love the rug! Your pup is adorable! Good luck with the Christmas de-decorating.

  11. O you hookers are so talented ...and Princess and I sure think your Ellie is a cutie . Have a great weekend ~hugs Angela

  12. Love this picture of Ellie, so darn cute! Your rug is going to turn out great!

  13. Your doggies are both cute! I haven't tried to hook letters yet. I keep pondering doing some in my appliqué work too. Maybe this year I 'll do both!

  14. What a fun rug!!! I love how it is turning out. Aw hooking I remember when I did that. :)
    Well, think of the calories you are burning going up and down that ladder.
    Have a lovely weekend Lauren.

  15. Love Miss Ellie....the rug and the pup. So darned CUTE!! Great motion in the background of the rug. Thought I had all of my Christmas stuff put away before the first, then happened upon some more yesterday.....grrrrr! Happy weekend.

  16. I got one Santa put away today....LONG way to go LOL...but you know my philosophy is the opposite of yours...MUCH harder going down than going up.... Love your "friend" rug...but, HA! finish a hooked project in a year? Never heard of such a thing.... ;o) Hope you are well and warm...we're going in to the deep freeze. If you don't hear from me in a few weeks, please send de-icers... Smiles & Frosty Hugs ~ Robin

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