Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Wish I'd Kept A Journal

You have seen my comment 'channeling Magdalena' on a few blog posts when working on one of her designs.  Now wish I'd kept notes on my thoughts/questions while hooking her rugs.  One such recent question I'd ask .... is that meant to be a hooked paw print on the Great Granddaughter's Rug.
It wouldn't be the first time someone wrote a journal to the creator of an antique textile, as there is such a book called "Dear Jane".
Brenda Manges Papadakis kept a journal of her thoughts/questions as she was replicating the 1863 quilt made by Jane A. Stickle.  The book was a good read in addition to getting the pattern pieces which are offered inside the book.

In 2011 a few of us on Rughookers Yahoo took a challenge to make our own Jane Stickle hooked rug.  It could be any size and could take a little creative license.  There were no prizes as this was a group challenge with a deadline date and those who finished in the allotted time had their rugs published in a section of Rug Hooking Magazine.  This was my version which is hooked in #8 cut.
More rain in the forecast today, as if we haven't had enough already.  Happy hooking, quilting or whatever floats your boat.



  1. Your rug is beautiful !!! You use the best colors yo make them look nice & old .

  2. Your rug is amazing. As a quilter I can truly appreciate the work in this rug. Love it.

  3. Hi Saundra,
    So many questions we may never have answers to, but it is fun to try to figure things out! It looks like a paw print to me, too! LOVE your rug and have a friend who recently went to visit the Dear Jane display and absolutely LOVED IT!!! She is a quilter and has wanted to see that quilt for years!
    Hope you are having a great week, my friend!
    Heart Hugs~
    Julie xo

  4. Oh you should create a journal - even now. Your thoughts on the Magdalena rugs you've made and then just continue from this point. It would be interesting.

  5. Yes I agree...you should create a journal. Love your rugs! Janice

  6. what a good idea to write a journal. I am not a quilter though hate it! I am not a fiddly person and that is fiddly. We are in for more rain too. Lord the mosquitoes are as large as humming birds as it is. You have to spray with deet to go for a walk. can't wait to see more of your rug.

  7. Actually a gorgeous day in Ohio today. No rain and a bright light coming from the sky. Too bad it's not going to last...sigh.

  8. I remember reading the article in rug hooking magazine,,, and enjoyed it so much,,
    Love yours!

    Have a great day,,,

  9. It looks like a foot print of the human variety to me. Especially if you added the 5th toe. And I also think a journal while you are working on Magdalena's rugs is a fantastic idea.


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