Thursday, May 23, 2013

Just to Clarify ~

Memorial Day ~ already?  The time is passing so quickly it makes my head spin!

In my last post, I posted a picture of the most recent rug I completed and the pattern on linen that I drew up.  I am giving away the pattern, NOT the completed rug :)  I apologize if there was any confusion.

Currently on my frame is a Heavens to Betsy pattern, Cat and Mouse.  It is 12" x 30" but should be a relatively quick hook since I am using mostly a 9 or 9.5 cut.  Betsy hooked hers using hand torn strips and it came out so primitive looking.  You can see a picture of it here, but of course the colors are showing way too bright.  

I received a surprise package in the mail a week or so ago.  Judi is a former Ohio Buckeye living in Florida.  She is also mom to 3 pug boyz.  If you are ever in Arcadia for the (monthly?) street fair, be sure to look her up. She sells wonderful, primitive antiques.  This sweet angel was included in the package, along with some flower bowl fillers, pug magnet for my car, some spoons . . .  and more.  What a lucky gal am I!!!

Reproduction samplers stitched by me 25+ years ago

Thank you so much for stopping by.
Pug hugs :)


Primitive Stars said...

Oh Lauren, love your samplers, they are beautiful as is the wonderful prim Angel you received, she is so sweet, Happy Memorial Day, Francine.

Willow said...

You at you, moving right along with the cat and mouse ... you are getting fast !

Willow said...

Oops meant to say. "Look at you "

moosecraft said...

Lucky you! That's a beautiful Angel! :-) The samplers are gorgeous too! I had seen the Betsy's cat rug in person at the Lancaster show... the hand torn wider strips made it look so soft...

Nan ~ Threadwork Primitives said...

Swoon. I love your sampler wall. They are gorgeous and what a sweet little surprise your angel must have been. Looks like a fun new rug start too. A very happy Memorial Day to you!

Shuttle, Hook and Needle said...

The samplers are wonderful!!
Happy Memorial Day! Hope you have a great weekend!

My Colonial Home said...

Good morning Lauren - Oh my goodness, I didn't mistake the offer for the pattern - I think you stated it perfectly.
What a sweet Angel - I love the color of her dress.
Your samplers are wonderful.
Blessings to you on this Memorial Weekend Lauren.

Julia said...

Happy Memorial Day Lauren, I love your collection of samplers on the wall and the prim angel feels right at home in that spot. It all looks great.

Another rug on the go, I think that you are getting all this hooking energy from Ellie. Wow. You put me to shame.

Have a nice hooking day.

Mugwump Woolies said...

Loving all the beautiful samplers! An angel...wearing red...excellent! That is such a fun rug pattern...a primitive classic.
Have a great weekend!

Farm Girl said...

Very, very nice. I like that cat and mouse rug.
I am almost ready to pick up a hook.
I have my wool all cut and my patterns ready.
I am planning to not do anything but that this three day weekend. I hope you have a lovely weekend too.

Miccosukee said...

Look at this girl hooking away. You are cranking them out but each is done beautifully.
No confusion about the giveaway on my part. You just need to be sure to date and sign the pattern plus name it so it can be trademarked. You don't want to see someone else getting credit (and money) for your work.

Dogwood Farm said...

Hi Lauren,
Love your grouping of samplers, they really look wonderful above your antique boxes and prim angel.
Your cat and mouse rug is so sweet, you will be finished in no time.