Happy Thursday, dear friends!
This post has LOTS of photos, because there was just LOTS of STUFF to share!!!
So sit down, put your feet up, and rest a spell!
Many of you that are bloggers and are readers of blogs are familiar with the name
RUGS AND PUGS!
Well, yesterday, I got the chance to actually meet Lauren, the owner of that blog and it was a very special day, indeed!!!!
Lauren and her dear Fritz have been making their way west and were going to be staying in Glendale, a very short distance from me, so she contacted me to find out if we could perhaps meet?
I have known Lauren via Blogland for some time now, and have so enjoyed getting to know her that way, but let me say that actually meeting her IN PERSON was such a pleasure and blessing!!
She is the sweetest and kindest person, and was so interested in all the things I love!! The time just flew by and we (or I should say I) talked non-stop!!! We have so many similar likes and she really seemed to enjoy her tour!!! It made me feel so special and I still can't believe she took the time to come and be with me!!!! We went to a local cafe for lunch and then back to my house again for some last minute pictures and sharing gifts together!!!
These are Lauren's gifts to me!
A wonderful hooked pumpkin mat in the best muted colors,
a lovely spoon bracelet with the words, Rug Hooker, stamped on the front, and two sweet little charms attached,
and a fabulous paisley strawberry! I have not been able to find any paisley and was just so thrilled to receive one she made!!
Thank you SO MUCH, Lauren, for sharing the day with me and allowing us to make this lovely memory together, plus all these lovely gifts! I will certainly treasure them!!!
I hope if you ever get the opportunity to visit this area, you will follow Lauren's example and contact me to get together!!! It was truly a very special day!!!
As promised, I finally got Hex and Frex framed and displayed!
There was a large empty spot in the hallway that seemed to be the perfect spot!
To keep them company, I added a small black shelf with one of my Sock Cats!
What do you think??
I just love them there and each morning when I leave my bedroom, they are the first things I see as I come down the hall!!!
I have also taken a few snaps of some of my fall decorating! I did share some of these already in an earlier post, but took different angles so hopefully they will look new to you!! Hope you enjoy them!
Thank you so much for your kind words and comments, and sharing in my blogging journey with me! Life truly is a gift and we need to enjoy it and embrace it and live it to the fullest!!!
Wishing each of you Happy Moments and Special Friendships, Old AND New~