The adventures of Gilly the rescue horse and his side kick and partner in crime, Pokey the donkey.

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Being with a horse is a journey that never ends. What they have to teach us is amazing; but we must quiet our mind to hear them. ~ jca

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Monday, February 15, 2010

200th Post Give Away!!!

Well, I'm not really sure it's my 200th post because the counter on my posts says this is 197 but when I posted the Valentine one it said 200??? Doesn't matter, close enough and I am GIVING AWAY this Golden Pony hooked rug!!!
Are you EXCITED!!!!! GOOD!!!
This little rug measures 9x10 inches and it would sell for $115.00. I wanted to do something really special for this give away so I did a horse rug. I also have my new web site up and running, there are still some tweaks to be done on it. Updates seem to take a long to to change, this is aggravating!
Here is the link to my web site Liberty Homestead Rugs, go have a look.
The rug backing is a hairy linen, that is what the white hair looking stuff is sticking up through the wool. I have snipped a lot of it off but it keeps popping through. This is not the usual backing I use, my normal linen is not hairy but instead looks like burlap.

This is a close up of the Gold Pony's head, click on any of these pictures to enlarge to see the details. By doing this you can also see the different textures of wool that was used to hook this rug.
I used many different colors of browns, brown/blacks and a bluish black/brown. Pony is several different colors of gold and for the most part the gold is a mottled giving it a rich antique color.

This is a close up of the flower in the upper corner of the rug. Since this flower has some fine details I cut the 1/4" strips into with scissors. Love doing that because the strips are then a bit uneven which gives it a more antique look.

Now to the details of how you can win this rug.

1.) you have to leave a post here on my blog
2.) you have to tell me why you would like to win this rug; this doesn't have anything to do with winning, but I would just like to hear what you have to say

I will put all names into a hat and draw out the winners name, two weeks from today on March 1. That will give everyone plenty of time to get your name in the drawing!

I'm excited and can't wait to see who will win this little Golden Pony!!!! Good Luck!


42 comments:

dexmangoldens said...

Please enter me in your golden pony giveaway! I would love to have one of your rugs, Jane!! Esp. of a horse. Why I entered: I have a 'golden' and a 'forever golden' rug from Jacque and I love you and Gilly :)
And, I'm the first to post on your blog today.!
Enter my name please! Thanks!

small farm girl said...

Hi! I really enjoy your blog! I would like to win the rug because I think it's beautiful. Plus we are building a new house and it would go perfect in it. Enjoy the snow!
sfg

jane augenstein said...

Julie, thanks you are in the drawing, oh, that's right you are a golden girl! :-) Good Luck!

small farm girl, thanks so much, new house that's great! Good Luck!

Kate said...

I would love to have your gorgeous rug - I've never had a golden horse, but now I could!

Alice ~ Folk Art Primitives said...

You're very generous, Miss Jane!! Of course, I would love to win a rug hooked by you ~ put me on the list! As I have said, your rug hooking is the best and it would be nice to have an original Jane Augenstein rug!!!!! Have a nice snowy evening!

Sydney said...

Put me on the list. Seeing the way you hooked this just suddenly gave me memories of my grandmothers spare room that had this HUGE wall wide hooked picture of a farm house and horses in gorgeous hues of orange, yellow, red and brown.

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

Oh wow! Oh wow! Oh wow! Oh wow!

This is way too generous, Jane!! You put so much time and energy and technique, care and love into your hooked rugs....they are worth way more than $115...and are just too generous a prize for a Blogaversary give-a-way!

I'm not worthy!

But I'm going to ask you to enter me into your give a way anyway...and I will treasure those beautiful golden pony rug forever, just the way it was meant to be. That is of course if I win. hehe!

Oh! And a reason why I'd like to win your beautiful hooked rug? Because I love handmade things more than anything storebought....and whenever I'd see it I'd be reminded of you my dear blogger buddy, Jane...and he handsome boy, Gilly!

Congrats on your 200th post!


~Lisa

Dusty Devoe said...

Hi Jane! What a beautiful rug. I love the colors in it. I would like to win it because it is something I have alwaus wanted to learn to do. But don't know if I would have the patience! Have a good day!

Leah Fry said...

Please enter me in the giveaway. My husband and I collect folk art from all over the planet. We just love it. I promise to give that rug a place of honor and respect :-)

The discrepancy in the number of posts could be because you have a couple of drafts saved that you have not actually posted.

gtyyup said...

That is a fantastic give-away prize! Congrats on your 200th (ish) post too! It's a great milestone.

Please enter me into your give-away!

I'd love to win the lovely Golden Pony because not a lot of stuff decorates my home that doesn't have 4 legs, a tail, and a whinny! LOL...even my clock whinny's every hour on the hour! And of course, hand made is the absolute best!

Thanks!

JoJo said...

Jane, may I please have my name added to your giveaway? I'd love to own a Jane Augenstein original hooked rug. Due partly to you and Gilly, I plan to take horseback riding lessons this spring. I spent all of my childhood on a farm pony but have much to learn about proper Western riding.

JeniQ said...

Hi.. I found you through All Horse Stuff. Your pictures are very cool. I love the snow pictures, and of Gilly.

The rugs you make are very beautiful I've never seen anything like them before. I'd love to put in front of my fireplace (not too close though)

allhorsestuff said...

OH Jane...SHE IS A BEAUT!!
Of course I'd love to win the perfectly stylish and artisan rug made by you because- it would be like having a little piece of you near me...even though I have not met you in person!
If I won(*Maybe I could come and pick it up personally so!!) Teehehe!
XO
Kac
PS
Love your new background.sorry it probably took like forever to do it!Plus...Love your webpage for your wares and the fact you donated a rug for animals sakes!!!!

Jo Ann said...

Wow ! you're give-away is fab. I would love to add this beauty to my hooked rug "collection" I have chickens, cows and a pig-the horse would add to the farm animals. Thank you so much, Jo Ann
jaomma1@aol.com

Jennifer said...

Well lady, I wouldn't mind having another lovely piece of your work to proudly display on my wall! Very lucky to call you my mum!! Love you - enter me in the contest :)

Jennifer MacNeill-Traylor said...

WHOA~! What an awesome giveaway! I AM excited:)
Why I would like to win this rug... well, it's gorgeous for one. Well made and unique. It would look great in my house and most of all I love to surround myself with beautiful things made by people I like and not things from Walmart, Kmart and all those other marts.

Desert Rose said...

Well....who wouldn't want to win this wonderful hand made rug from a dear hooker!!! Congrats on 200!

Melissa-ParadigmFarms said...

Wow, that is an amazing offer Jane! I honestly doh't feel worthy to be entered but I am going to ask you to add my name anyway. Why would I like the rug? Because it is beautiful, it is one of a kind, it would have personal meaning to me (not just something from a store and not knowing anything about who made it), and because I've always wanted a palomino and never had one.

The picture in your tag post was too cute for words. Those two are quite a pair!

Pony Girl said...

Oh Jane, that is a lovely giveaway! I can't believe it's been 200 posts! Congratulations!
I would love to be entered. Honestly, I have always loved those antique style hook rugs. There is just something about them, they just speak volumes of the work and care that is put into them! One of the reasons I would love to win one because the only one I had was ruined when my apartment flooded years ago. And, it's just lovely and handmade by you, which makes it extra special!! :)

cowgirljlynn said...

Jane, enter me in your drawing. I think your rug is beautiful and I know how much hard work you have put into it. There's nothing better than something someone has put all their time and love into!

Blackfeatherfarm said...

Please add me as entered. Why would I want to win it ? Because I LOVE IT !!!!

Oz Girl said...

Wow Jane. What a beauty. I would be so honored to win one of your hand-hooked rugs. The colors would look absolutely wonderful in my kitchen, and I still haven't finished decorating our kitchen with the things that will make it feel homey. Your rug would certainly get it headed in the right "homey" direction!! :-)

I love handmade things because they are so unique and you won't ever seem them anywhere else. Plus everything I have that someone has made for me, well, I remember who made it and where it came from, so that means everytime I look at your lil golden horsey, I would think of you! :=)

Mike said...

Congrats on your 200th-ish post. :)

The rug is beautiful. It reminds me of my first horse who was a palamino arab/quarter cross. She was lovely. So is the rug. Sincerely.

Bye for now!

Dee Ann Kilbourn said...

Hi Jane - I really enjoy your blog - found it while looking for reviews of the Dennis Reis Horsemanship Programs/dvd's. What do you think of the program? I would like to know so I can decide whether or not to purchase it. I also hook rugs - I am rather new at it - but love doing it! Please enter me in your rug give-away - would love to have a horse rug!! I love your use of different sizes of wool - VERY pretty!

Heart of a Cowgirl said...

Oh, please do add me! This rug is gorgeous --- looks like our little Palomino Paint mare Sassy!

Julie said...

So cool - sign me up!!!

Julie
www.equusgirl.blogspot.com
www.ridingaside.blogspot.com

kelley said...

Jane,

please enter me in your giveaway...I would treasure this lovely rug and think of you and Gilly whenever I see it...one of the happiest ends to a sad beginning...

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

Ok...I've had enough! I'm tired of waiting. The ceontest is great on all, but I keep waiting for you to post. I miss all your great photos, you words, and seeing your wonderful critters. I can't wait until March 1st is past, so I can read your blog again. wah....


~Lisa

Sarah said...

Oh oh oh my how did I miss this Jane...why would I like this sweet, amazingly beautiful rug..because I have coveted it from the first thread..because I love your work..because I would dealy love something made by your hand. Well...I just love it..I do. I hae just started to redecorate our house in a fun prim style..we are closing on it in June...It would be perfect on the wall.
I love your blog hon...take care and hugs, Sarah

Katharine Swan said...

Haha, what an amazing list of comments! I guess that's why I never get many participants in my book giveaways -- they are nowhere NEAR as cool as this rug. :o)

Definitely sign me up! I'd love to win it because I'm too broke to buy one right now, but I LOVE LOVE LOVE your work. :o) It's really beautiful, Jane!

Susan said...

I would love to win the rug because it's really beautiful. I tried something like that in art class in high school. It didn't come out nearly as well!

photogchic said...

OOOhhhh...Awwww. I love it!! It looks like my golden mare!! Put my name in the hat.

Congrats on your 200th post!! Good luck everyone.

Lisa said...

Hello Jane.
Your rug is beautiful! What talent! Would you please enter me into the giveaway? I'd be happy to win such a great rug.
Thanks so much!
Lisa :)

Oz Girl said...

FYI, I just blogged about your rug giveaway... yeah, I know, that reduces my chances of winning. LOL

Deb said...

Found you through City Girl moves to Oz post...please enter me in your giveway...my Mom collects western..horse....items and this would be great for her....love your blog...

K. T. Sparks said...

Oh please enter me in your Pony rug give away! It is so beautiful and it reminds me of the one my grandma Thompson made when I was a child. I wanted it, but someone else took it.
You are amazingly talented!!!!!

Simply Stated ~ Rebecca said...

Hi Jane! This is gorgeous ~ love it. Pick me! pick me! Please!!! ;-)So glad to have learned of you from Oz Girl! I'll be following along ~ Have a great weekend~ Rebecca

from my front porch... said...

I would love to win the rug because it makes me smile :) And I need another horsey item like I need a hole in my head! But, I don't have a rug!

xo, misha

I am having a giveaway, too! Come by.

Linda said...

Ahhhh...your golden pony rug is soooo PRETTY! I love area rugs...I have them all over my home and this one would fit right in with my decor. Please enter me...I'm also a new follower:)

Blessings,
Linda

Fantastyk Voyager said...

That is some beautiful work! I would LOVE to win this. My first horse was a golden pony with a blanket of white spots on his back. His name was Alfie.

midlifeslices said...

What a beautiful rug and I've always wanted to learn hook my own. If I won this, I'd probably hang it rather than let people walk all over this piece of art.

Thistlebrooms said...

Jane...
JUST ENTER MY NAME!!!!!
Boy, would I like to have something like that of yours in MY home Ms. Jane...Reminds me of my younger days...
What a wonderful give-away Jane, I truly know the work involved...

Hope I'm NOT to late, just got back from Fl.

Always~Marilyn

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