Sunday, February 24, 2013

Big Dog Update and Oscar Night

The last couple days I haven't gotten a whole lot of hooking done because I've drawn out 17 designs with 2 more to go before shipping tomorrow.  Plus I've been having a fight with my Big Foot floor stand (another story for another time).  But the rug is beginning to look like its getting close to being finished.

There is still one more pup to hook and in looking at this picture think I'll replace the wool of three legs and top back strip from the pup just under the mother dog because it looks grey in the picture and don't like what my eye sees in the photo.
For the border think I'll use darks and not do original antique design because the design is really busy enough and don't want to distract from the activity happening in the rug.

For those of you who may be wondering or just tuning in, the size of this rug is 27 1/2 x 33 1/2  and a design offered by Kathy of Briarwood Folk Art. 

What I'll hook next hasn't been decided but clearly it won't be anytime too soon as there is still more hooking to be done and then the dreaded binding.

Tonight my friend Jon is having his annual Pre-Oscar Party.  I've attended the last two years and even wrote about it on my blog with pictures. Since it starts rather late and have no designated driver have opted to miss the event this year. I'm sure I'll hear all about the wonderful time everyone had and probably be sorry that I didn't go.    Here is a picture the first year I went and decided to go dressed in a gaudy gold lame' vintage dress, all the rhinestones I could round up, wore my grandmother's mink coat and had a blast.  Here is a picture of me with cocktail in hand.
And this is last year with my friend Jon, the host....uh notice the red carpet?  The first year I wasn't sure IF there was a red runway or not so gifted Jon with this for his annual event.  Hey, momma had to walk the red carpet, right?  And, since I started out getting dressed up figured that I'd keep with the tradition.
Something else about the party is that Jon gives each of his guests a CD of music from all of the movies being nominated for an Oscar.  Not sure what surprises he will have on hand tonight but there will be gourmet food (he is a great chef) and also a great mixologist. 

I previously posted more pictures of the events  from 2011 and 2012 so if you do a search on my blog for Oscar Party, perhaps they will pop up.

Oh, and friend and blogger Acorn Hollow is hosting a giveaway, visit her at: to check it out.
Have a great evening, enjoy the Oscars and be kind to one another.... as always, thanks for dropping by.



  1. This rug is fantastic. It is so old are capturing the old look perfectly. I adore the pops of red on the houses. Wonderful! This rug just makes me smile. Maria

  2. Your rug is wonderful as always.
    an oscar party sounds wonderful and you look fab!!!

  3. Saundra ~
    Even though you keep saying you haven't had much hooking time, you are going like gangbusters on that rug and it's no small one, either. Binding - I'm with you - ugh! I am finally binding my belated Christmas present rug and have about 6 more to go.
    Just think of all the hooking you'll get done tonight instead of partying!!! You definitely are one HOT hooker momma ;-)
    Hugs :)

  4. Look at all the progress, and it looks fantastic !!...and WOW...Pretty lady, all dressed up for the festivities !! I'm sorry you couldn't make it this year....I don't have Cable in my Studio, and Hubby and everyone else is just NOT into any awards shows, so I won't be watching...
    But, We all got into " The Walking Dead" show, and that's being recorded so yay !!

  5. You looked lovely last night! Just lovely!!!!
    Your rug is so fun! I love watching all the progress!!!!!
    I turned off the award show last night and cuddled up with my doggie and my book! BORING!

  6. Those parties look like fun, and I'm not into parties or the Oscars at all! The size of your rug is daunting to me - not sure I'll ever graduate to something that big. ~Ann

  7. Wow! I think this is my favorite rug you hooked. Cheri


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