Wednesday, March 31, 2021

1879 Folksy Rug

 I found this on an antiques’ site

Having no clues about size I sketched 
it on my remaining chunk of linen.
It’s 18x25.
Overly bright, I’ve toned down my wool post- hooking
with strong coffee and a paint brush.

Like the creator, I’m making do with the colours I have. 
We’re still in an apartment, have a lot in storage, and are house hunting. 
Not happy with it at first, I am coming around.

The raffle draw for the rug our guild hooked is tonight.
The thing has been around my home for a year. 
(No, I didn’t buy any tickets, but sold many.)
We’ve raised around $1,050 for an historic mat registry of our province.
If you’re interested:

The past weeks have been up and down:
news of a friend with another bout of aggressive cancer as she expects her second grandchild and hasn’t hit 60,
joy of talking to family via phone and zoom, 
a bad report from the scan of a yet to be born relative,
and the miracle celebration of the God man
come to earth...

Is life always like this? 
I think it must be after all.
May you experience the joys of the day more than the pains.


Saundra said...

I have that same antique rug on my flash drive. I love old gold so fell in love immediately. Sorry you are seeing so much sadness and health issues with family. There's power in prayer and will say a prayer for you and pray their illnesses are healed.

TheCrankyCrow said...

I think you have done a remarkable job of capturing the antique look of this piece and am always impressed with those who do make do with what they have at hand. I am one of those who struggles to find the right color and/or combination that pleases me...even when choosing wool from a large selection. I do not do well at making do when it comes to hooking even though I love the look that others achieve doing so. Yes, I do believe it has always been this way...the ebb and flow of life. If it were not so, the joys would not be as precious. Sending up prayers, though, for those in circle who are in need of them, and wishing you more "flows" than "ebbs". Happy Easter to you.... ~Robin~ said...

Thank you for the kind comments and we will take prayers! Yay

Prims By The Water said...

What an awesome antique rug and your depiction of it is quite lovely! Hoping my prayers for you will help. Happy Easter! Janice

Rugs and Pugs said...

You did an incredible job on the rug. It looks old, old, old!!!
Prayers for your friend and yet to be born relative.
Happy Easter said...

I have a mishmash of golds, so the coffee staining helps. Thank you for prayers!!!! said...

Would love prayers. Hooking is a creative outlet as well as a thinking and pondering outlet for me too. Happy Easter

acorn hollow said...

what a wonderful pattern and nice you are using up what you have. so sorry for so much sadness and bad news.