Sunday, August 30, 2020

The Show Must Go On

Since I'm not ready to show another update of Jack's Crow but realize 'the show much go on' 😉 thought I'd provide an antique rug show.  Recently found this landscape of a Log Cabin and Birdhouse which measures 30 x 46, no date was provided.
And a view of the back so you can see the true colors and foundation or repair of such.  Looks as tho it kept the color well.
This geometric mid 20th century hooked rug reminded me of covid masks.  A big rug measuring 96 x 124.  Although the auction house said hooked rug I'm wondering if it was really a woven rug.  But the humor of the masks is what prompted me to post it.
Another recent find is the Prancing Horse with diamond border.  It is from the collection of Susan and Mark Laracy of NY.  Dimensions are 31.5 x 37.75.
Also found this wonderful Dove with Berries and scrolls.  Dimensions are 19 x 35 and was  hooked late 19 early 20 century.  I sent this photo to Kris Miller today thinking it was the same shape dove as the previous posted...but it isn't. 
In a previous blog post I showed this Dove with Welcome banner which measured 19 x 32. 
A naive primitive Rooster rug with colorful border and mixed textiles in the rooster.  The rug measures 26 x 41.
Here is a close-up of the rooster and you can see the colorful textile used to hook it.
A rug depicting a Stalking Cat hooked early 20th century and measures  20 x 40.
Titled "Situation of America 1848", the rug measures 29 x 49.  A rather sublime vision of America, don't you think?  Progress, American flags flying proudly, trade, and calm village.
Can you imagine what a present hooked version of the situation of America would look like today?  I shutter to think how it would be hooked.  It surely would be a sad vision and wouldn't want to hook it or want to own it.

But I am confident it will all get sorted out.  God Bless America.



  1. Well, great minds think alike! I just drew the Stalking Cat into a pattern about a month ago...I think I have the perfect wools for my version....too many great designs and not enough time!

  2. Hi Saundra,
    I always love your rug shows and am especially drawn to the dove with berries and scrolls! I just LOVE the color combination and always love a good dark background!! Definitely hoping and praying for better days and a better "situation" ahead!! May God Bless America, now and always!!
    Enjoy your week!
    Heart Hugs~
    Julie xo

  3. Beautiful rugs ! The one that looks like Masks is so big .... To hook a rug depicting the past few months would be chilling & so depressing .
    Looking forward to more calm and peace in 2021

  4. I do miss rug hooking. I sold my frame, cutter etc. I was having terrible problems with my neck and shoulder reaching over the frame. I may try something small in a hoop , and some other fibers besides wool. I’ve been watching videos etc. ðŸĪŠ

  5. What a great show! Love the cabin- those “poppies?” add the perfect spice 😁

  6. Wow! Those mats are amazing,,,
    The one that looks like Masks!!!!
    Thanks for the show,,,,

  7. Lovely rugs as always I like the first one the most.

  8. Situation of America is 1848, not 1948 :)
    I've seen that as a print before but never as a rug. WONDERFUL! And you are so right about America today. Heartbreaking :(

  9. I love that stalking cat!!! And, of course, the doves come in a very close second and third. The Situation of America....Sigh. I would think about hooking a modern version, but don't think you can hook lies and hoodwinking....although I am sure fire and destruction are perfectly hookable....just wouldn't want to. ~Robin~

  10. It still amazes me all of the talented hookers out there. Janice


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