Sunday, January 22, 2012

Pray for Moo Cow primitive rug

Yesterday was a day of rain and staying put and hooking. I worked away on my background and once again I was rip and redo. I felt like crying and I am not being dramatic you work away and as I add the background something happens.My flowers get lost my angel’s wings and halo gets lost.Maybe it's the lights in the bedroom. It was eleven o’clock at night and I was still busy.Maulie is getting a little sick of me working away and not giving her belly rubs. I actually call me crazy give her dog massages.I tried taking pictures of my rug and Maulie kept getting in the way so I just took a picture of her. Someone wants attention. I even will have Morris try to sit on my rug while I am hooking.It's nice to be needed by little critters.


The cost of groceries is getting ridiculous and every time I went grocery shopping hubby would wonder what I was buying. I kept getting tired of trying to explain how prices have gone up so he has been going with me as I go from Costco,Henry’s Walmart it’s been great he helps me get groceries and he loads and unloads everything and he drives. Plus it’s been kind of fun being together. So today it was sunny so we got that done and Hubby chopped wood for me. Tomorrow another day of rain is coming and high winds. I am going to enjoy having my fire going and hooking away on my rug.

The wool at the bottom I might use as a hill minus the orange



I named it Pray for Moo Cow. I have a few dairy farmer blogger friends and there are so my calamities that happen to calves so it is my homage to animals and praying.

23 comments:

Sassafras and Winterberry said...

I like your rug a lot. But I feel your pain about ripping out. I need to do it for a rug of mine. Sigh. And the cost of groceries. Out of control!! I just dropped $200 the other day for two people. Granted I got meat for the week and stuff, but, really? Something's gotta give!
Have a good week!
Hugs,
Courtney

Julia said...

Aww Cheri. I love the title you chose for your rug. That brown will be perfect.

It's nice of you to have a rug in honor of us farmers and our little calves. Mine are all better and are back to their normal selves thank goodness. Now I have a couple of cats that seems to have been under the weather this past week. Hugs, JB

Larkrise garden girl said...

Hi Courtney and Julia,There are only two of us at Home plus my cat and dog but I have seen a dramatic rise in groceries.Oh well
Julia, yes I love your stories and Leontiens and what work goes into raising cows. Hugs Cheri

acorn hollow said...

I really like your rug and I think as we all know as hookers it is so sad to pull out hours of work. I like the brown and the orange should blend in.
Cathy

Kim said...

Groceries are getting insane. A box of Oatmeal Crisp cereal $4.69 and don't even get me started on bread and milk!
Your rug has so many fun elements. Don't get to frustrated with the ripping out. Keep at it.

annie said...

Very creative rug, love the pitiful look on the little buddies face, you just gotta stop and rub!

Cat Nap Inn Primitives said...

I love that rug and Maulie too..I took hubby grocery shopping yesterday too;) its the only fun we have anymore..and its getting ridiculous at how spendy groceries are becoming..it seems that is where most of our money goes.;0( hope you have a wonderful week ahead.;)

Larkrise garden girl said...

Hi Gals,Maulie is such a cuddle bug she demands my attention at times. Maybe I will try leaving the orange and brown at the bottom of my rug.Thanks for the encouragement, Have a good week. Hugs Cheri

Orange Sink said...

That is one sweet rug! I love it!!! It looks like you have lots of help there too. They know when you aren't paying attention to them! LOL! Mine get belly rubs too!
I've noticed lately when I go to Walmart there are a lot of husbands and wives shopping together for groceries. It's such a major investment for food that I think the men should at least have a hand in the purchase! Mine doesn't go with me as I usually have my Mom along.. frankly that's all I can handle!! LOL!
Love that rug...... Your textured wools are luscious!!
Hugs!
Cathy G

Larkrise garden girl said...

Hi Cathy, I now know why patterns are so expensive. Lol I always wanted to tell a story in my rugs.
Maulie is such a companion during the day she always makes me laugh. Hugs Cheri

Delisa said...

Hi Cheri, I really understand how you feel! My goodness, I can't count the times my knitting has brought me to tears. So often we are so busy with our every day lives, that it is difficult to find the time to work on our projects. I know many times I have stayed up too late or pushed myself when I was too tired and then make mistakes. Then just when you get into that wonderful place where you are making progress and things are humming along someone interrupts or in Maulie's and Barkley's case, they need a belly rub! Your rug is beautiful! The design is really special. Have a lovely evening ahead! Delisa :)

Larkrise garden girl said...

Thanks Delisa, At times everyone needs a piece of you especially fur babies. I am trying to hook an hour a day and my monk cloth is fighting me every hole I hook.You said it so well.Cheri

Bee Lady said...

I have to tell you, I am not a rug hooker...I hooked ONE coaster! BUT I LOVE THAT RUG! Hang in there. It'll come. I think it's beautiful and the fact that it has meaning is even more special. Maulie's a cutie. I started training my dogs today. I might have to video it. It's pretty hilarious, when I'm not upset with them. Winston - smart...Dixie - not so much.

Cindy Bee

Dog Trot Farm said...

What a wonderful creative rug you are hooking Cheri. I love it's primitive design. Miss Maulie is a lovely lady, my boy Winslow Homer says to say hello..Have a good week, greetings from snowy Maine, Julie.

Larkrise garden girl said...

Winslow is such a good looking dog Maulie would be quite impressed with him. Have a good week out in beautiful Maine.Cheri

Saundra said...

Cheri, this is not the first time I have voiced my admiration for your hooking style. I love it and no more tears. It is wonderful!!!!!!

Saundra

Larkrise garden girl said...

Cindy Bee and Saundra you guys are too nice! I just got back from Country Loft,tomorrow is wool Crazy .This is my busy week.Hugs Cheri

Ter'e said...

Pray for Moo Cow is really precious!!!! You are doing a fabulous job! Your colors are spot on!
Re: groceries........we live on an island in Florida (a far cry from my native San Diego) and the groceries are sky high here also. This winter I have noticed the smallest fruit and veggies being sold, than I have ever seen! And the highest prices. Amazing.
The next time I come to El Cajon to see my mom - I'm going to give you a holler. I'd love to see your rugs in person (if you invite me)
:-) Ter'e
P.S. If you remember back - I am the one who commented on your Mt. Helix picture. LOL! Those were the days....in the '60's.

Larkrise garden girl said...

Hi Tere, I remember your comments,An island sounds wonderful right now. I am in a bit of a serious family crisis my daughter is in the hospital and I running back and forth. Say a little prayer for this hooker and her family please, Hugs Cheri

Ter'e said...

Cheri:
Focus on your daughter right now. It's so hard on Mama when one of our kids are sick. I hope and pray that all goes well for your family.
xoxoxoxo

Julia said...

Cheri, I'm sorry about your daughter being in the hospital and you having to go back and forth... There is always something shake our peace. I hope that everything will be OK with her soon.
I'll keep her and all the family in my prayers. HUgs, JB

Larkrise garden girl said...

Thanks Julia and Tere,I believe in Prayer but yesterday I was having a hard time with seeing her suffering.I hate MS!Thank You all so much for your prayers,HugsCheri

Jayme, The Coop Keeper said...

Oh I just love this rug!!! It's always been a dream of mine to hook rugs like this. Great job girl.