Monday, January 18, 2016

Tired of Being a Grownup ~


 
Do you feel that way sometimes?  I went in to have a tire repaired and tomorrow and about $700 later my tire won't leak air :(  My car has "V" rated tires, whatever that means, and it took 3 stops to find a shop who could replace them.  Not the way I wanted to end my three day weekend . . . sigh.
 
I did finish my Maggie applique.  Lots of wonky little straight stitches.  Quick and easy to do.  Now it will end up in the pile that needs "finishing".

 
Tonight I will begin to bind my Ellie rug.  I really ought to bind the two large rugs that have been done for a year or two.
 
Stag
Pattern by Lori Rippey
Homespun Prims
 
What Nots
Antique adaptation
Woolley Fox

Post #1000.  WOWZA.  How did that happen?  Lots of blah, blah, blah and more blah, blah, blah to come :)  Thanks so much for giving me a reason to blog.  My readers are THE BEST.
 
Congrats to Bev Waters who entered the mystery give-away via email.  Bev, you have three days to contact me.  Please let me know if you are a hooker or do applique so I can choose some wool for you.
 
Thanks so much for stopping by.
Pug hugs :)
Lauren
 
 

19 comments:

  1. First, congrats to Bev on her win ~ whatever Lauren's mystery is will be wonderful for sure.

    There are MANY times I wish I were not a grown up. Particularly now wish I were not an OLD grown up.

    Goodness, That What's Not rug was huge for you!!! You should get an award for that.

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  2. So funny my daughter said that just the other day. I have never heard of those tires you must drive a fancy car to carry your fancy self.
    Cathy

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  3. I love your blah, blah, blah. That's why I tune
    in!!!!!!!!!! I've learned a lot through your blog
    and friendship. Thanks a bunch, Julia

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  4. I wan't to be a kid too sometimes...
    I've heard of X rated movies but never heard of V rated tires. Is that good? lol... The things we learn on blogs... $700. sound a bit expensive. I hope that they don't take advantage because you're a lady.

    Your little applique looks cute. It was a fast project.

    I finished pulling hoops on my rug and now I have to dye some wool yarn to whip around the edge and get some more binding tap.I'll show it on my post as soon as I have time.

    Hugs,
    JB





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  5. 700 dollars?? Is that normal to fix a tire. What on earth kind of tires do you have? Yes, oh yes so tired of being a grownup. So tired sometimes of doing the right things. So yes!! :) You are working quite along Lauren. I think you are off to a great start!

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  6. I've felt that way almost ever since I became one. Boo hoo on the tires... Hope that was to replace all....not just one? Love that stag rug! I must have missed that (almost) finish in my wayward absences. Congrats to Bev!!! Hope you show us what you surprise her with! Smiles & Very Frosty Hugs ~ Robin (BRRRRR!!!!)

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  7. Everything seems so expensive these days and tires keep going up and getting fancier. Love your applque and rugs. Congratulations to Bev!

    Debbie

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  8. What a bummer over that tire! Yes, I do get that not wanting to be a grown up thing. Definitely! 1000 posts. Wow! Love your rugs, love the applique too!

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  9. Lauren... I wish we lived closer, because I'd love to help you bind your rugs. Yup, I'm a grown-up, who likes to finish rugs....weird, huh?

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  10. Morning Lauren, congrats on 1000 posts, wow!!!!!!!! Love the stag rug, so beautiful.... To bad about the tire, yes, tired of being a grown up.Blessings Francine.

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  11. 1000 posts...wow, congratulations my friend. I certainly enjoy your blah - blah- blah! :)
    I can not do a good straight stitch for anything...I do them on stems too. For as long as I've been doing applique you would think I would have it mastered lol
    Beautiful hooked pieces.
    No fun putting out that kind of $$ for things like tires, etc. But very necessary I guess.
    Blessings
    Karen

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  12. Ouch, ouch, ouch. I hate those large unexpected expenses..

    Congrat's on 1000 posts. Keep em comin

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  13. Hi Lauren,
    There is NOTHING FUN about having to pay those outrageous prices for tires, or anything else! So sorry that it could not have been for something fun, like $700.00 worth of wool!!! Love all your projects, especially the Stag rug from Lori! Love that pattern!
    Your blog is ANYTHING but BLAH, my friend!!
    Happy 1000!!
    Have a wonderful week and stay warm!
    Warm Hugs~
    Julie

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  14. Congrats to 1000. Sorry about the ridiculous cost for your car's shoes. Great stag rug.

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  15. I'm tired of being a grown up too...but wouldn't want to be a kid again if that makes sense...guess I just need a fairy godmother...love that stag rug too!

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  16. Lauren, being a grown up can be a pain but what is the alternative lol!
    I love your rugs and my you have been busy. Keep blah blah blahing! You are quite entertaining, hugs cheri

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  17. Congrats on #1000!!! When you get done with your binding, I will send you mine. Love both of your finishes, but especially What Nots.

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