Above is that lovely blotchy antique background. Two birds, blooms and pot with the circa being 1900s.
Orange Sink was kind enough to show Lisa's as well as the works of others who attended her hook-in.
Cute circus elephant was to have been hooked in the early 20th century and original dimensions were 24 x 29.
This spaniel on a harlequin style rug is said to have been hooked in the late 19th or early 20th century. No size or provenance was provided.
The two cats have been lovingly worn. A great use of hit and miss as the hooker made a chain design around the cats to change an otherwise boring all hit and miss into her artistic challenge.
Two horses above have a berry design surrounding the top and sides, my very favorite blotchy sections denoting 'making do' and love the scalloped edge tho that isn't something I'd personally do unless it was a smallish table runner.Above are two horses in grass. And this hooker definitely improvised with the light grass and wool, cotton or nylons in various colors. The bubblegum pink inside line certainly catches ones attention.
Okay folks, time for me to pull some loops and then tomorrow I've got to get serious about drawing out numerous rug patterns. Thankfully the temperatures rose and last night's rain washed away almost all the snow. YIPPEE, and even tho it was in the low 50's it felt like summer compared to the sub zero temperatures and wind of late. So it feels like we're having a heatwave.