Monday, December 16, 2013

Antique Hearts and Swags

It's been a few days since I've given you an update on my progress on this piece.... uh, because there hasn't been much progress lately.  I've been busy helping my grandson with a project at school, which I promise to bore you with later.

This is the pillow 'wanna be' and measures 20x20.  I'm looking forward to leaning back on it where I sit to hook.  I'm using a variety of hand torn from 1" to 1/2" and some previously cut strips from my stash in smaller widths for certain areas.

And this is what the original antique rug looked like.   Provenance is New York 1875 and original dimensions were 34 x 41 according to the auction house.  Oh my but what I wouldn't give to make mine look like this beauty!!!!!!
The antique rug was much larger but I reduced it to two different sizes and chose to hook the 20 x 20 as a pillow. 
I'm still slowly working on binding two other rugs but other projects have intervened so will just take one day at a time.  But once they are done will have a celebration and show-n-tell.
Have a great evening everyone.  Life is Good!!  And oh my do I love those tee shirts to wear and spread the word.  For some this is a tough time so a <smile> just might make a difference.



  1. Your pillow is coming along nicely...what a perfect old's on my to do list too...hoping our bad times will take a break and let us settle in to a simple life next year. ..mkm is wanting scissors to cut her cast off.. so no stitching fir her yet. . thanks for the smile

  2. Hi, Saundra,
    Your pillow-rug is looking great! I hooked this pattern also, got mine from Maria Barton, and it is covering my foot stool.

  3. Well, now it seems as though I will be able to hook this myself!
    THANK YOU my Friend!!!
    p.s. yours is as good as the original :)

  4. LOVE your rendition. The hand torn strips are fun!
    Hugs to you, my friend :)


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