Tuesday, June 29, 2010

How much fun can fifty cents buy?

When you are five, a whole evening's worth!!! I found this pair of "goo goo eyes" at a garage sale for fifty cents. My grandson Jake had so much fun with them. He even tried them on Eema, but not having a snout, it didn't work for a second.
Make sure you hold your tongue correctly!
Here's the last of my pictures from the hook-in at Kingwood Center. These are vintage rugs. I love this one. It would be a fun one to hook.

Last Sunday, Eema and I attended a dog event to promote adoption and spread the word about Ohio Pug Rescue. Here she is with Okie in the x-pen. Okie is a few pounds heavier than Eema, but not nearly as big as he looks in the picture.
Thank you to everyone who drops by my blog. I really do appreciate you taking the time to visit and I enjoy each and every comment that is left.
Pug hugs :)

Sunday, June 27, 2010

The Gardens at Kingwood Center

As I mentioned in a previous post, Kingwood Center is a 47 acre former estate located in Mansfield, Ohio, that has been open to the public since 1953. I spent most of my time at the hook-in, but did manage to see a few of the gardens. Notice that the manor house has 6 chimneys. I hope to return soon to take a tour.

I love the detail of the brick work on the wall.

A few pictures of the gardens.

Espalier ~ A tree or shrub trained to grow horizontally against a wall.
In the greenhouse.

If you are ever in central Ohio, a stop at Kingwood is a must.
Thank you for stopping by and please come again soon.
Pug hugs :)

Thursday, June 24, 2010

More Rugs ~ ~ ~

I took many, many pictures of the rugs at the Kingwood hook-in last Saturday, but many did not turn out too well. Alice said most of her pictures did not come out either. I guess we were both having a bad picture day. I thought I would share the best of them with you.

It was hard to believe this rug was not antique. I'm pretty sure it was hooked by Katie Allman, our hostest with the mostest.

I still have a few of the vintage/antique rugs that were displayed to show you and give you a mini tour of the beautiful gardens at Kingwood.
Thanks so much for stopping by. I can't believe tomorrow is Friday already and we are almost in to July. ARGH! Where is the summer going?
Pug hugs :)

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Thought for the day ~

I don't mean to brag
or make anybody jealous
or anything.
I can still fit into the earrings
I wore
in high school!
Pug hugs :)

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Kingwood Hook-in ~

Kingwood Center in Mansfield, Ohio, was the site of hook-in on Saturday. The hook-in is hosted by Katie Allman of Kidl'-de-Divey Woolens. She hosts this event at no charge to the participants and she is definitely the hostess with the mostest. She provided us with an assortment of gourmet coffee and teas, bottled water and sodas, pastries, fresh fruit, cheese & crackers, baked goods, etc. I'm so sorry I neglected to get a picture of her :(
Kingwood Center is a 47 acre former estate garden that has been open to the public since 1953. The gardens are magnificent and I'll share some of those in another post.
Arrivals at Kingwood were greeted by two very noisy peacocks!

I love the sign on the door at the entrance to the hook-in.
Kaye and Jane (oh, I hope that is her name ~ I have a serious case of CRS and I've met her several times!) happily hooking.
Sylvia and Karin (eBay seller primitivespirits) hard at work.
A view of the room. That's Alice from Folk Art Primitives (in the black top) talking with Julie from Plum Run Creek in the back center.
And here's Alice working on her funky cat rug she started at a Barbara Carroll workshop. Alice is the only one I know who can hook bling and purple in to a rug and still have it primitive looking.
Rhonda from My Glory Stars was working the registration table all day and greeting everyone with a smile. Here's the latest she's working on. That lady is a virtual hooking machine!
A bit of the rug show...with more to share in another post. Enjoy the show.

Thank you so much for stopping by and please come again soon!
Pug hugs :)