Thought so, me too. Sometimes that impulse purchase ends up a winner and sometimes I wonder why I did it. Case in point, this antique incomplete geometric rug.
I saw it listed a couple years ago on ebay and can't remember what I paid but must not have been that much or I'd probably have thought twice about it, lol, but then maybe not.
The listing was fully disclosed; I knew it was on burlap (knew burlap is not a good foundation) and was aware there was no extra wool, it is obvious its a very narrow cut. Why oh why did I buy this when I know that I hate hooking narrow cuts?
Well, for one thing I've always wanted to own an antique rug but figured I couldn't afford to buy the whole thing...har har har, I'm beginning to sound even more crazy as I continue to type.
For another thing I'd inherited a bunch of narrow strips of wool and figured there would be plenty on hand to finish the blocks and use up some strips. The wool you see in the photo is a pittance to the huge bag of various colors I have. Problem is the white is either too white, too dark, too wide a cut so not enough white on hand to finish. The only amount in a color appropriate is to the left of that small pile of real white at the top. Actually it is so right on value it is hard to tell it is even there.
I just pulled it out to look at it again to see if I was willing to finish those few blocks. I've had it stored in a plastic bag with some sweet annie and out of the light.
And for those of you wondering, at the bottom it says #115 American Heritage but cannot make out the wording at the top except the first word looks like 'Mildred'.
So pals, if you've ever purchased something on impulse and you're still kicking yourself, you aren't alone.
Have a great evening and hope you've had a chuckle at my expense. Hugs to all.