As I'm still finding my direction on background and border of the Birthday Lion thought I'd show a few antique rugs.
The rug above was named Birds in a Tree by the auction house and was stated to have been found in Pennsylvania and hooked around 1890.
Giving equal time to the canine species, the above rug was found just outside of Hagerstown, MD and was said to have been hooked between 1890-1915.
Above is a folky hooked farm scene with sunrise in the background. Hooked around 1930.
A rainy day here so maybe it will give me time to figure out where I will go with the rug I'm hooking.