.... the many good friends I've made through my journey as a blogger! I cannot imagine my life now without the connections we've made and the daily pleasure of reading your posts and keeping up with what everyone is doing and the happenings in your lives!
When I opened my "snail mail" box yesterday I could hardly contain my excitement as the package had arrived that I was expecting from one of my good blogging friends Lauren of RUGS and PUGS blog! She had one of her many generous give-aways a few days ago and the stars and moon and sun must have all been lined up perfectly as I was the lucky winner!
YaY!!! One of her gorgeous wide strip ( I believe they may be hand-torn ? Lauren.... or do you have a cutter blade that wide? OH my Goodness it is so plush and beautiful! A few of the girls were over Sat. when I took it out of the package and eyes and fingers were eagerly checking it out!!!
The back was of great interest to everyone! What a wonderful way to finish the back of these wonderful pumpkin mats! It is like a patchwork quilt! I love flipping the rug over and finding something wonderful on the back as well!
Thank-you so much Lauren! You are a very generous soul and having one of your hand-made lovely rugs to admire and touch each day and your friendship is indeed a reason for thankfulness!
It brings you closer and even though our lives take place hundreds of miles apart we share the bond of hooking rugs and the crazy wool addiction that only a sister hooker can understand!!
Big hugs to you Lauren!
Here is a photo of our Christmas tree out in the studio in the process of being decorated. It has all handmade wool ornaments made by Jill and myself and is looking quite lovely! The tree is fake however! I found it at my neighbor's moving sale this summer for $5.00! It is perfect for these larger ornaments don't you think?
I had a string of those LED lights on it originally and for some reason those type of lights don't seem to sparkle enough for my liking.... anyone else experience that with LED? I know they are supposed to be energy efficient and all that but if they don't twinkle then what's the use? I'm thankful you can still find the Non LED for now.
( I'm still holding out and not playing the Christmas music yet.... don't know what my problem is this year...
maybe the twinkling lights will help!!