Today I pushed myself to try and finish the Red Skins logo on my grandsons rug but failed. Which means its time for another rug show. Hopefully there will be something to show on that rug tomorrow; sure hope so because I'm not having fun right now using #6 and #7 cuts. Actually a few loops were even smaller UGH!
Above is a framed E.S. Sands rug design.
A dog in profile from a collection sold from a Virginia estate hooked by the owner I believe.
Girl in landscape with oval center. Great artistic design for that time with the flower and tree extending beyond the border. That person was "thinking outside the box".
The Kitchen Scene above was hooked in 1881 by MB. You can see the cat under the stove and if you tap on the photo to enlarge to see the date and initials well hidden in the oval rug. Also notice the unequal border ~ as if the woman had limited space and the rug design overwhelmed her before she ran out of foundation on the right side. The only other time I've seen that was in Barb Carroll's antique rug Kinderhook Basket, shown below.
Have a good evening. God Bless the men and women police officers, firefighters, and the military who put their lives in harms way to protect ours. They do NOT get enough pay!