Sunday, May 22, 2011

I've Been Pug-Hugged!!!

Well, not literally.....but I still got the warm-fuzzies!

I have met some truly wonderful people in the less-than-4 months I have been blogging.  One of them is Lauren, from Rugs and Pugs.  She is a wonderfully talented person, with a heart of gold.....
A bit ago, Lauren made some necklaces and I commented on how much I liked them....
Well, in yesterday's mail, I received this:

Isn't that just the cutest dang thing??!! Lauren - I LOVE it!!! Thank you, from the bottom of my heart!!
If you don't know Lauren, check out her blog at
She truly is a wonderful person, and does some remarkable work with pug rescue dogs..... need to get my hooking mojo back.  I'm hoping this necklace holds special powers, because I've been in a funk lately.  I told Lauren that maybe the "happy" on the necklace will help to remind me that this is supposed to be fun and help curb the muttering under my breath....
This is currently what's been sitting on my frame (I'm not even going to pretend to say "working on") lately....

It's an adaptation of an antique rug that I've always loved, but it's a bit more challenging than I thought it would be.  I'm trying to hook directionally as the original was done and it's just plain WEIRD....From what I can see of the only photo I have of the original is that parts of the rug are hooked horizontally (top and bottom) and the middle is vertical.  Yikes....I think the lady who hooked this did it this way just so she could mess with my head 100+ years later!

Anyway...there you have it.  Hopefully posting this will prompt me to try to make some progress on it to show from time to time.  Then, again, maybe not. :o) No matter what - THANK YOU, Lauren! You're a true sweetheart!

Have a great Sunday all!!!


Beckyjean said...

Love that necklace from Lauren!! She is such a sweet person.

Your rug looks fabulous so far!! Time to get crackin!! I'd love to see it finished!!

Have a beautiful Sunday~Becky

Courtney said...

Isn't it great to have one of Lauren's necklaces? I just love mine. I feel like I'm in a little club. Your cats are great. Love the colors. I'm stalled right now on my hooking as well. I pulled out patterns for a small penny mat, cut the wool, then lost all sense of purpose. I thought Spring was supposed to get us going! LOL I look forward to seeing more progress on that rug of yours, though!

~Madalynne~ said...

Love the necklace! Let me know if it has some "motivation" power . . . I always get in a dilly dally flow when the weather warms up.

The rug you're working on is awesome! I like the way you blend the wool on the kitty's fur to give the look of texture . . . simply beautiful!

Jill D said...

I love the rug and the necklace. I have no idea how to do rug hooking, it doesn't seem to be as big here in England as it is with you guys over the pond. It looks like something I'd like to try and I think I'm going to put it on my list of things to do, uh-oh lol
Jill x

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Vicki said...

I'm starting to see more and more about rug hooking. I hope this sweet gift from Lauren inspires you to finish!

Gayle said...

That Lauren is a SWEETIE!

Kim said...

I love my necklace too. Lauren is an angel. Hope it boosts your mojo.

Tammy ~ A Primitive Place said...

Lauren is such a sweetheart.
Love the surprise she sent you.
And WOW!! Im lovin' your rug.
I wish I could rug hook!!!
I always love seeing everyones creations!!

Rugs and Pugs said...

Robin ~
I'm lovin' your rug!!! Get hookin', girlfriend.
{{Now that's not what I call a "little"!}}
Pug hugs :)

Farmhouse prims said...

What a nice surprise from Lauren, such a cute necklace! I love your rug, that is such a talent. You go girl!! Have a nice eve. Hugs, Lecia

renee said...

Oh my goodness!
That rug is going to be BEAUTIFUL! I haven't hooked in quite some time! I want to, but need to get my room cleaned out first. Did I say that? LOL! The necklace was very thoughtful! My friend has a pug, she is spoiled! I will have to check out her blog.
I understand about the funk part, because I have been there myself! Sometimes, it just gets overwhelming. I am hopeful. This weekend involves some work and some fun. At least hubby understands my fun means a project of some sort!
Have a great week!

Robin at The Primitive Hutch said...

What a wonderful gift. Wear it with pride. I bet you'll get a lot of looks from that and meet a lot of new friends dying to know what it means!LOL
Finish your rug, darnit! I want to see what it looks like all finished.
Have a wonderful day!
You Happy Hooker!
Prim Blessings

Traci said...

What a sweet surprise from Lauren to find in the mail. I don't have a problem with crafting mojo, but if you find another couple of hands lying around let me know, LOL...


The Moonlit Stitch said...

Lauren's necklace is so sweet and anyone into dog rescue is awesome anyway! I am not a hooker. If I was my necklace would read "crazy hooker" because it looks so insanely intricate! That rug will be an heirloom when you are finished! ~*~Lisa

Firecracker Kid said...

Aww honey, please get your mojo back:) your rug is gonna be so awesome and I love those colors. I've lost my mojo temporarily I hope too. I want a hooked rug one of these days. I should try it myself maybe:)
I also love the stamped old silverware and Lauren sent you a pretty.