Yesterday was a balmy day and even did a little yard work. Today was an even better day as the thermostat said 62 outside. Hey, that is fantastic and could deal with that the rest of this winter.
Let's celebrate with some old rugs. Don't have a date but it sure does have all the essence of an antique. Horses, birds, hit and miss border and geometric ~ what's not to like. This photo was all I could get but it appears the hit and miss expands to the left and right side of the rug.
Didn't crop the photo below because it makes such a nice setting for the rug. It is an 1840 sewn and shirred Compote of Flowers.
Cats with hit and miss background.
Birds and baby birds in nest. This is the front of the rug hooked by Cecile Perrault of Montreal QC Canada.
To get a look of the true colors here is a view of the back.
An early 19th century landscape measures 14 x 23.
An early 20th century folk art lion from Delaware, Ohio.
Also from Delaware, Ohio is the rug with 2 beavers facing off with a scroll border. That is what I call a LIGHT background.
Haven't pulled many loops today so am going to get at it as I'd like to give you an update on Lititz Hens. Am trying to do a little binding of the Star Geo on occasion but you know how I HATE binding.
OKAY... have a question but first a comment. I love reading blogs vs. Facebook. Problem is a lot of rug hookers have moved from blogging to that other place because blogging does take time. I'd be lost without my readers, questions and comments from you.
On my left sidebar are the blogs I love to read and follow. I've dropped some in the past as many have abandoned ship ~ ~ or have they?
Now the QUESTION: when do you think I should remove the link from my side bar? Just recently someone posted after a 7 month lull (after my prodding). Some haven't posted in a year. When do you think I should dump the blog URL?
Something else...... if you know of a blog I don't have listed which is active I'd like to have it here for easy access to me and my readers. So if you know of an active blog please notify me. I'd LOVE to promote it.