Fantastic color combination on this wool sewn rug 1800s. Cannot phantom how many hours (and wool) it must have taken to make a rug. I'd love to do a mat with shirring one day but you can bet your sweet bippy it will be on the small side.
I like this red cat antique. Most definitely you could use wide cut strips with this one with the echo border. Notice the difference in the eye color of the cat. Perhaps the original cat did have two different colors or she ran out of the darker blue.
With this antique Bird on a Limb rug below I first thought the lighter lines are the real delicate shape of the bird and the taupe color around it had faded from a darker color. But then that same color shows up as a beauty line around the perimeter.
Rug from 1890 with two horses, several hearts and birds. Nice colors and think the combination of red, blue and taupe is what sells it. Very nice.
A farm scene which has striking sky color and dark ground which really stands out against the light border, house, animals and crops
Below is a wool hooked and shirred rug which sold from Skinner for over $10,000 according to the comment. However, don't know when that was but measurements were 31 x 44. Oh my the time involved to make this.
Another farm scene.
And another horse. This one is still on eBay if someone wants to buy it. No, I'm not selling it just saw it there.
Here is the remembrance of the Union ironclad ship the USS Monitor.
Ever have those 3 a.m. wake ups and your brain won't shut off? Although I tried to dream of clouds moving over head my mind would go to yard work that needing doing, how I need to empty more dresser drawers, get rid of fabric, crafts and also organize my wool room.
The last time I looked at the clock it was almost 5 a.m. and still wasn't asleep. After that refused to look at the clock but stayed in bed trying to doze off. Eventually I did but must say it will be an early bed time tonight as I'm tired right now.
Will try to stay awake and pull a few loops on the black kitten so maybe when The Bachelorette starts it will keep my interest long enough to last until a reasonable bed time hour. Yes, I know what you're thinking.... you mean you watch that trash? Yup, and the young woman hasn't used her common sense at all. And with HIM? OMG, what was she thinking?
Have a good evening everyone. And please remember your pets need water and a cool place just the same as you. NEVER leave your pets in the car even with a window on a crack at these temps.