Saturday, January 25, 2020

And Finally ~



~ Winner #3.  Krissy chose Hannah, so that left Eliza.  Eliza will be heading to sunny Arizona to Julie of My Primitive Heart fame :)  Julie is another blog friend I had the pleasure of meeting in 2016 when DSO and I were on our adventure to the west coast.  

I've been hooking and stitching but nothing to share at this point :(  Hopefully in my next post.

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

Friday, January 24, 2020

Let's Try This Again ~



I have not heard from winner #2 in the allotted 3 days, so email entrant Krissy B has the choice of Eliza or Hannah.  Krissy, you now have 3 days to contact me :)

DSO is busy working on his hot rod.  He puts in many hours each day and is so enjoying the process.  I got in on the action the other day.  I put 2 nuts in the left rear brake.  He says if the brakes ever fail, he will know who to blame . . . lol.  Aren't my helpers just the cutest?


A rainy day here in Ohio, but it is in the 40's so I won't complain a bit.  

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

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

The Things You Find . . .


In this age of political correctness, are almost naked cupids allowed . . . lol?


Forgotten projects found when cleaning the hooking room closet.  

Maria Barton Santa.  Little tree with high/low loops to be cut out and lightly stuffed.


Bunny to be put on a bedspring.  Class with Annette Shaffer quite a few years ago.


Small red, white and blue hearts.  Maybe I can finish these before Valentine's Day?


There is still a huge (for me) rug I haven't yet found in the closet.  Started I think 3 years ago and not touched since . . . other than to "borrow" wool for another project.  Such a bad idea . . . sigh.  Several Rebekah L. Smith applique projects.  Maybe a cross stitch?  Too many projects.  Too little time.

Still have not heard from Just Me.  Two days and counting.

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

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Just Me ~



Just Me is winner #2 in the cross stitch pattern give-away.  Cathy has chosen Cornelia, so you have the choice between Eliza and Hannah.  You must email me within 3 days with your snail mail address.  Congrats, Just Me.

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

Monday, January 20, 2020

Winner #1 ~



Winner #1 is someone who has followed my blog for many, many years.  I even had the pleasure of meeting her and hubby in 2018.  Congrats to Cathy from Acorn Hollow :)  Please let me know which chart you would like and I will move on to winner #2.

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

Sunday, January 19, 2020

Winter has Arrived :(



We have had a very mild winter here in northern Ohio (and I am NOT complaining!), but that has changed.  17*.  Windy.  Snow.  Ugh.

At the end of the month is my annual trek to Sauder Village for the winter retreat.  Always a fun, no stress two days spending time with like-minded individuals.  Usually I agonize over what to take to work on, but this year I've already decided.  Here is McMinn Antique . . . without Molly :)  The only thing left to do is the border . . . a total no brainer . . . so I will take that with me to finish.


Vintage Blossoms is ready to be bound.  That will come along with me, too.  And just in case I am really productive, I will take along a little heart piece to work on.  I will share the pattern soon.

I am currently hooking a little mat that at this time I cannot share because I know the recipient reads my blog :)  Hopefully that won't take long to hook.

There is still time to enter the cross stitch give-away.  See my previous post to enter.

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

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Calling All Cross Stitchers ~


Are you familiar with Melinda of Merry Wind Farm?  She reproduces the most wonderful antique samplers that she sells in her etsy shop.  She has charted three of my antique samplers.

Cornelia A. Moore

Eliza Griffith

Hannah Thompson

She has graciously given me a copy of each chart to give away on my blog.  You have three chances to win.  The first person chosen will have first pick, etc.  Leave a comment on this post only or send me an email with give away in the subject line.  I will choose the first winner Sunday evening and the winners will each have three days to contact me.  Feel free to share on social media and please stop by her etsy shop to see all her wonderful offerings.

On Facebook I stumbled upon this fundraiser for two brigades of the NSW Rural Fire Service in Australia.  All proceeds are being donated.  Jane Marshall 1857 is an Australian sampler with a stitch count of 94 wide x 144 high.  You can read more about it and purchase it here.  PayPal automatically converts British pounds to US dollars.  The sampler chart ended up costing $13.55.  I don't know if I will stitch it, but definitely a worthy cause.


I have been slowly working on a reproduction sampler, Marie Journet 1863, by Pineberry Lane.  I am loving all the red :)


I will leave you with this picture of Molly.  She is so photogenic :)  In the morning when I crank up the furnace, she loves to sit inches from the heat register.


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