Friday, August 31, 2012

Lion, Ducks, Dog and Air

Yes I totally understand the order of words used in the title but FIRST...let me get to the AIR part.  Thank goodness I am enjoying the luxury of air conditioning and just in the nick of time.  The last couple days has only been in the upper 80's but today exceeded the 90 degree point with elevated humidity so this expensive endeavor feels worth it. Okay, okay......

To the LION.  Since I wanted to take the Lion rug to Cape May for the rug show and departure time is getting close finally HAD to work on the binding.  So here is my beauty.  I never seem to be able to pull the corners just right or stand just right to get the perfect picture.  Oh well... here's the king of the jungle.
Now to the DUCKS.  Perhaps many rug hookers fall in love with their new project and I'm no different.  But there is something about this rug from the very beginning that beckoned me.  As I hooked the last few leaves my initial response was to pull out the loops and hook another color.  But decided to just keep it like it is, wait and decide later.  So this will remain unfinished for a bit longer.  Here is a picture with a flash.
And here is a picture in natural light.
There are a few reasons I'm putting this aside.  One is that I need something to hook while awaiting Bev to come to me for color planning my camp rug so will hook in the background and the other foot of the duck on the right hand side.  The other reason is that I've been commissioned to hook a small rug/mat for someone.  I'd really like to start that here where I can concentrate and have my wool available for color planning.   But won't take it to Cape May.

Okay, NOW to the DOG part.  Now what dog do you THINK I'd be talking about????? That would be my Benny Ben.  My wonderful adopted Rottweiler.  The A/C workers here were not threatened by the big boy but he WAS a menace since he wanted to be their best buddie.  So Mom had to intervene and take him for walks and put him on the back porch from time to time.

But here is my big boy living the good life in a climate controlled home.
I love this boy dog.  He is such a gentle giant; loves people and will run past adults to greet the kids.  This was a very wonderful adoption and I've had him about 11 months now.

Tomorrow is September 1st, which means there are only 8 days and a wake up before I leave for camp!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  YAAAAA HOOOOOO.  And, I will go to bed tonight also in a climate controled home..... aaah, Life is Good!!!

OH, I need to buy another LIFE IS GOOD tee shirt when I go to Cape May.  I LOVE the Life is Good tee shirts.

Thanks for stopping by.



  1. Hi Saundra, Your going to have soooooo much fun. Your doggie is so cute.Hugs Cheri

  2. Saundra ~
    You hook THE MOST WONDERFUL rugs! I don't think I've seen a rug of yours I didn't love!
    Give Benny Ben a big 'ole pug hug :)

  3. Benny Ben has such a pretty glossy coat, what a beauty (or should I say handsome man)!
    I'm glad you left the leaves as they were on the duck rug, I rather like them!

  4. I bet benny is so happy to be with you and your good care. Like lauren I love your rugs they are all so wonderful. we are now out of air condition weather. we may have a day or two of warm weather but the nights are cool.
    can't wait to see all your pictures from camp.

  5. Ahhhh...Ben is a beauty !!! Such a sweet face !! My Hayden pooch is jealous of Ben...we don't have A/C in the whole house here now....She just lays on the cool wood floor when she gets hot....I go in my Bedroom ( only room with A/C )but Hubby won't allow pets in the bedroom...allergies...
    I'm a bit jealous of your getaway...can't wait to see pics !!

  6. Good swap! Ann is a precious girl! I love your duck rug just the way it is ~ it's very old looking ~ beautiful! And I love yur doggie, too! Have great fun at camp ~ you're so excited ~ it's great o have something to look forward to!

  7. Your duck rug is simply gorgeous. Perfect! You did a great job, as always!

    That Benny Ben is a fine looking fellow. I could just smooch him on the nose!!!!!! He's sure a stunner. Any plans to hook him???? I hope so.

    Glad you have a/c again!!!!!!! I know that feeling. UGH!!!!!!!

    Love ya
    P.S. I'm like Robin - a wee bit jealous over another rug camp.


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