Sunday, June 16, 2019

Hit 'n Miss Fini ~

I know it's not just Ohio that is waterlogged.  I was to go on my first ever motorcycle trip this past week.  DSO and I, along with my son and grandson were planning a trip to Niagara Falls, about a 250 miles.  We were going to take the scenic route along the lake.  Our rain date was this week.  That trip, too, has been I cancelled.  There is just too much rain in the forecast.  But as I've stated before, for me it is just an inconvenience.  My livelihood does not depend on it.

My so sweet baby bathtub fell over in my waterlogged flower bed.  No real damage done, but all the plants had to be moved back in place and some dirt added.  Several people asked what the yellow flowers are.  They are a medium sized petunia that I purchased at Walmart.  How ironic.  I was showing a neighbor who brought me a climbing rose bush (how very sweet of her!!!) my bathtub planter and she said she had one in her garage that was left in her attic when she purchased her house and even the antique shop did not want it.  It was mine for the taking :)  Well, how could I say no to that?  I've already had a friend threaten to steal mine.  It is currently sitting in the driveway by the garage.  DSO made some little wooden feet so hopefully it will not fall over again when it is put back in the garden.

I've finished my fun little hit 'n miss mat.  All it needs is a final steaming and a label.  As predicted, it did not make the slightest dent in the worm farm.  The finished size ended up being about 13 1/2" x 22".

It's been forever since I've had a give-away, so if you'd like a chance to win this little mat, leave a comment on this post or drop me an email with give-away in the subject line.  My only real "rule" is that you need to contact me within three days or I will choose another.  Please, no sharing on any social media.  I will choose a winner in a week or so :)

Thanks so much for stopping by.
Pug hugs :)


Prims By The Water said...

Would love a chance to win your mat Lauren. The wind over the weekend pushed the water inland here and roads by the canals were impassable. Not fun. Janice

Jacqueline said...

We certainly are getting the rain here in Ohio. Makes pulling the weeds a little easier tho. Too wet to mow, getting black ants in the house, chipmunks keep tipping over my planters while digging in them, yep been a weird Spring.

Now you have two cute, unique planters.

marly said...

Wow! So you were gifted an antique baby bath? Hope to see it in a future post. Too bad I have no where to search for one. Now about that rain. We were seriously dumped on again, and lots of damage from possible tornadoes in Brookfield Ohio, not far from us. More to come!

Really nice giveaway Lauren, wonderful piece! But since I am removing, not adding, please don't include me.

denise said...

We are water logged in Florida,too. Would love that little mat!

Leonora said...

Sorry you missed your trip...twice! It sounded like a nice route.
I've only hooked one geometric pattern like this. I recall that it was difficult to keep the hooked rows to fit perfectly even though it was drawn squarely. What looked simple wasn't so simple after all! said...

Lauren, your mat is sweet and I’d love a chance to win.
My folks in NC are suffering from lack of rain so send it

Margaret said...

Wow, I didn't realize you were so close to Niagara Falls! It always staggers me to know that part of New York is so far west. lol! So fun about another baby bathtub! Hopefully the new feet on the stand will keep the first one from falling again. Love the finished rug! Of course I'd love to win the rug! I just hope I remember to check your blog for the winning entry! :D You're so sweet with your giveaways!

Lee Morrison said...

Love your little mat Lauren, especially with the bowl of stone's perfect! Please add my name to your giveaway! 2 baby bathtubs...sounds like the start of a new "collection" to me!! LOL!

Saundra said...

Still laughing at what Lee Morrison said.... she's right.
Well of course you can add my name to your delightful GIVEAWAY. Your hooking is impeccable and always great to display something a friend made.
Maybe this weekend will be rain free so you can still take that 'road trip'.

Patti said...

Your rug is oh so lovely!!! Thank you so much for the chance.
Blessings, Patti

Julia said...

I love your Noah's cartoon. I'm sorry about the baby bathtub falling over and your canceled motorcycle trip.
I hope that the rain stops long enough for you to go on that trip.
What a lovely neighbor for giving you a climbing rose and letting you have that baby tub. Maybe she would have loved that sweet little mat.
Take care, Hugs, Julia☀️

NMK said...

That's too bad you had to cancel your road trip ….this week will be damp here in New England too . Love your hit & miss matt ...looks great !!! Hope you find something fun to do this week instead !!!

Tammy P said...

Not sure if the other email went through but...
I’m still laughing at the Noah where are comment 😂
Would be honored to display your rug in my home 💕

sandi s said...

Your little rug mat is beautiful!! I would love to give it a home. Thank you for the chance. Hugs,

Marilyn S. said...

I would love to be the lucky winner of your cute little rug !
Marilyn S.

Julie - My Primitive Heart said...

Hi Lauren,
I laughed at your cartoon, but I'm sure the rain is not too funny for you!! When we lived in WA, it actually rained 40 straight days, so can feel your pain!! Wish we could send you sunshine and heat for your rain in an even exchange! Hope you get to go on your trip sometime later, too!!
So sorry to hear about your little bathtub tumble, but how very cool to actually get another one!!! Hooray for you!!!
Your hit and miss is just wonderful and looks perfect with stone fruit!!!
Take care and have a great week, my friend!
Heart Hugs~
Julie xo

Pamela said...

I hear you about the rain! Live in NY and it’s a steady stream of rain. I think we are finally going to see the sun.
Love your little rug. Thank you for the chance. Hope brighter days are coming your way soon!

TheCrankyCrow said...

Well, I best be finishing up the ark so I can paddle on over and take one of those bathtubs off your hands LOL. They just aren’t to be had in these parts. I love, love, love your hit n’ miss mat! Your hooking is just so precise it amazes me. Hopefully I am not too late to throw my name in the proverbial hat. Raining here again too...but they say we might get to 80 this week. Pinch me...I think I might be dreaming! ~ET~

3millplainrd said...

The rug/mat is wonderful, I would love to see it on my table. Here in Indiana we are also in the rain belt. I enjoy not having to water my flowers very often, one good thing.

elaine allerton said...

Your mat is so sweet,,,
That would be a treat to win it,,,
We had a beauty of a weekend, here in southern ontario,,,,
Coll nights , warm days,,, my fav!

Charlotte said...

I am not a hooker but a quilter so I would love to win your mat. It would be perfect to display with some of my prims. Thanks for the chance to win.

Charlotte S.

woolwoman said...

I want to see the bath tub ???