Saturday, August 1, 2020

Off to Another Protest ~


I feel so fortunate to be heading off to yet another hookers' protest, once again in Millersburg, OH.  Organized by the same hooker as the retreat, this is a two day class with Caroline Twigg of Eagles' Nest Woolens.  I've had her before and she is just so much fun 😊

As always, I agonized over a pattern choice and finally decided on Anne Nichols 1847 Turkey which has been on my bucket list for many years and on linen for two.


Progress has been made on Jack's Crow but I thought I'd be done by now . . . sigh.  I just don't know where the time goes.


Have I mentioned I hate change?  Well, this new blogger interface is giving me fits!!!  I don't want to resort to the old because that will soon disappear.  😡😡😡  I finally figured out how to delete a picture.  That took a while.  Font size is also an issue imho.  "Normal" is smaller than I like, but this next size is too big.  

Thanks so much for stopping by (and listening to me whine).
Pug hugs :)
Lauren

Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Piddly Stuff ~



At the hooking retreat, I worked on piddly stuff but feel I got lots accomplished :)

I bound the little mat for the footstool and even got it labeled.


I also got the binding done on the Tree of Life.


I hooked a little pumpkin mat that will also go to the recipient of the footstool.  Hopefully I will also get some other seasonal ones hooked so she can switch them out.


I started Jack's Crow, a fun little pattern by Winter Cottage that can be found here.


ACK!  What's with the new blogger interface?  I hate change :(

I hope everyone is enjoying the summer and staying healthy.

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

Sunday, July 26, 2020

Almost Heaven ~


 ~HOOKER HEAVEN ~

We are known as the Twenty Dollar Hookers and just spent three + days hooking in Millersburg, Ohio.  Friendship.  Laughter.  Lots of laughter.  I laughed more in the last few days than I have in the last 6 months.  

As usual, I took very few pictures.  Here are a couple rugs being worked on.  

Tammy's antique sheep.  Pattern by the Wool'n Gardner.  This pattern is HUGE!


Melissa's rug.  Pattern by Red Barn Rugs and started in a class with Cathy Stephan.


Tanya's completed antique sheep pattern.


She is an over achiever :)  The next two rugs are also hers.



Lee's fun rug.



Heidi needle felted the snake about an inch high.  I love that green against the white and black.



Another of Heidi's rugs.


This statue was in front of the courthouse near the hotel.  I thought we should try to topple it with wool . . . lol.  When I told my boys I was attending a hookers' protest, my younger son told me to make sure we broke a few windows and burned a police car or two so that people would believe it's a peaceful protest.  Out of the mouths of babes . . . but this babe is 39 years old :)


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Pug hugs :)
Lauren

Wednesday, July 22, 2020

Three Rows it is ~



Thank you for your input.  The consensus was three rows of red and I agree.  All ready for binding.  Hopefully I will have time at the protest to get it bound.


A couple readers inquired as to how I attach the mat to the footstool.  I don't.  I just set it on top.  Crow's Foot Farm said she has used nails and hid the heads in between the loops.

Here are two footstools in my living room.  I hooked this one . . . 


. . . but bought this horse mat on eBay many years ago.


A few random pictures from around the yard this morning.





I really need to think about packing my clothes.  Hooking stuff is ready (except for the color planning of a little mat . . . sigh).  That's the important stuff, right?

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Pug hugs :)
Lauren

Tuesday, July 21, 2020

Hookers' Protest ~


Thursday I am off for the 3rd annual hooking retreat in Millersburg, OH.  (Edited . . . I forgot to mention it is for FOUR days.)  Since even small gatherings are discouraged and frowned upon, friend Lynn who put it all together is calling it a hookers' protest, since thousands can protest and that seems to be OK.  (Am I being politically incorrect once again?)

I am not taking anything too exciting to work on.  I will bind the mat for the footstool.  I should finish the border on the Tree of Life this evening and will take that to bind, too.  I was just going to put two rows of red . . . 


. . . but now in looking at the picture, I am leaning towards three.  Opinions, please!


Also planning on taking a couple little fall pieces to work on.  Like I said, nothing too exciting and no brainer kind of stuff.

In the last couple of days, the crickets have started chirping like crazy.  To me, that is a harbinger of fall :(

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

Sunday, July 19, 2020

Last Minute Gift ~


Here is the footstool I purchased not long ago.  So happy I did because I need a birthday present for my brother's DSO ~ fast.  I was cross stitching that mermaid piece, but put it down in disgust weeks ago.  


This is the little mat I hooked for the top.  Once I chose the colors (agonized and changed my mind countless times ~ it should NOT be that difficult) it hooked up quickly. 


Of course, binding still must be done :(  Then it's on to finish the Tree of Life.  I have been working on that, too, and it is nearing completion.

I received many comments on my last post from no reply-comment bloggers.  Just want you to know I appreciated them but cannot respond to you.


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

Wednesday, July 15, 2020

What has happened to Freedom of Speech?



I am not on Facebook that often and occasionally will share a post or post something hooking related.  I am currently part of the 7 day rug challenge.

I recently shared a post that some people did not agree with regarding mail in voting.  That is fine.  This is America.  You have the right to disagree . . . at least that is what I believe.  Is there only freedom of speech if I agree with you?

If there is a way to prove who you are, I have no problem with mail in voting.  I have to prove who I am to board an airplane so why not prove who I am to vote?  A woman I have known for 30+ years took exception to my post.  She sent me a private message stating that if I was not on the same political side as she is to unfriend her.  I responded back that I am not that shallow but she could unfriend me if she so chose.  Yep.  She did.  The thing I find most ironic is the fact that she spent her entire career in journalism (an assistant editor of a local paper for many years) and isn't the #1 thing of journalists freedom of speech?  

I am curious as to what you have to say regarding mail in voting.  You may agree or disagree.  That is the beauty of America.

~GOD BLESS AMERICA ~

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