Am holding off showing additional progress on Magdalena Goat so thought I'd entertain you with a few old rugs. So far this evening it seems I'm on the "Winter Blues" theme. Below is a rug with two horses and hearts said to be late 19th century from Pennsylvania. Hit and miss background and wonderful blotchy horses.
twelfth year of her age in 1991. Handiwork was proper back then, when I went to school in the 'olden days' 😏, we were taught how to sew and cook. Don't think many 12 year old girls today even know how to sew on a button.
Don't have a date for the Blue Bowl of flowers below. Interesting is the cobalt blue base with lighter blue above. Was this planned or did she use what she had and placed the colors strategically?
This rug below I've drawn for Polly Minick to hook so have the paper pattern to use for myself. One day I'd like to hook it as well. Too many grandiose desires and so little time.
Last but DEFINITELY not least, is this dog design. Don't know if the initials "BUS" is of the hooker or the dog's name. But I've already sold two patterns even before hooking it myself so this is what will be on my frame next. I have named it "SPIKE" because of the collar and sounds like a proud name for a dog.
Interesting side note on the above rug is that Cammie Bruce said she placed a bid for it at the on-line auction house and didn't get back home to do a final bid before it was sold.