Still working on the 'object of my affection' and after pulling and replacing some loops thought it time to share progress. It's the first time off the frame to take a critical look.
In case you missed the original post of this beautiful antique it was listed on an auction site and sold for $3,690. It is a shirred rug dated 1830's and measured 32.5 x 71.5. And NOPE mine isn't that big ~ drew mine 16 x 35.
The auction house called it "Patriotic Shirred Rug". As I wanted to offer it as a pattern had to come up with a name. Was struggling for one so made a list which I can't find now but think these were some:
Patriotic Shields (since there are 3 shield designs)
Pride, Glory & Freedom
I sent an email to only one friend and asked her opinion ~ she chose Pride, Glory & Freedom. Uh, IF that really was the wording I'd originally sent in the email. Would welcome everyone's input or suggestion. Uh, Cathy, sweetie, your first thought isn't an option. 😄
Now am going to post the original antique so I can compare to see how far off from the original my colors are. That said, just remember I'm using what I have and don't plan on over dyeing any wool.
Was another horrific hot and humid day ~ but then it is the end of July and will stay this way thru the first part of August. Hope everyone is staying mentally strong keeping busy doing what makes them happy. My happy place is rug hooking and my communication with friends via my blog.