Lucky me to be contacted by Anne who wrote saying she owned some rugs and paintings by Barbara Merry. Well of course I was over the moon excited to see more of Barbara's wonderful rugs. Seems Anne and her husband were friends of Barbara and her husband for years. Here is a photo of Anne with Barbara and a horse rug I've never seen before until now.
I asked Anne if the border was thick as the photo appeared and she said "yes it was shirred". I recalled having a photo of another BEM rug where the border, rainbow and walkway was shirred, this one not owned by Anne tho.
I have photos of oil paintings by Barbara also and with documentation of the significance of the place and event. I'll keep those back for now and let you digest what you've just seen. It is wonderful to continue to keep alive the memory of those who were here before us in this art we know as rug hooking. Hope you have enjoyed the post.
If anyone out there has a BEM rug I'd love for you to share.