As if most of you didn't already guess, it will be another antique adaptation. This time it is 1909 Horse. There's a wee bit of a story or two about this pattern.
First it was a very lucky purchase at less than half the cost of the pattern from Emma Lou Lais' web site. The pattern was among the bargain patterns offered at Cape May during the special Anniversary celebration. So have pattern want to hook... right? Now to find a photo of the original.
HA! The sleuth in me went on a full out internet search. I checked Google, Pinterest, Woolley Fox web site, and lastly Barb Carroll's site. Finally on one of Barb's pages I saw this photo of 1909 Horse in progress and a picture of Emma Lou with someone I didn't know. The detective work wasn't done yet. Still wanted to see a picture of the original antique.
Next I contacted Deb Burcin who built Barb's weebly site and asked who was in the photo with Emma Lou. She said her name was Nada Lind and kindly gave me her contact email address. Nada was very accepting of my email, sent me a photo of her finished rug and stated there was a photo of the original in the Hooked Rugs book by Leslie Linsley.
For heavens sake! That is just one of the many books in my library and didn't think to search thru any of them. Voila! Below is a photo of the original.
While there are 10 pattern line drawings in the book mentioned above 1909 Horse line drawing isn't in there; but the photo of the original is.
Thank you Nada for befriending me and giving me permission to post this photo of you and Emma Lou. In a future post I will share Nada's finished rug. She is even thinking about hooking this again along with me but has a couple camps coming up so not sure when she will join in or if she will even have time.
Sorry my post has been so long but it seemed like a good rug hooking story to share with others. Happy hooking.