Many bloggers who left comments on my last post were not familiar with Victorian Christmas lights. I did a google search and found this website to be very informative. I was under the impression that they were all made in England, but that is not true. According to the website, they are also American made. Most of mine were purchased on eBay a number of years ago and the sellers were in England. I have rarely seen them at antique shows, even the high end ones. The color red was expensive to make so it is one of the rarer colors and consequently pricier. I was very happy when I was the winning bidder on a red one. When lit with a tea light it is so pretty.
Now that I am done hooking presents, I can get back to hooking for me. Yeah! I finally took this rug out of the bag a couple of days ago where it has been untouched since the ATHA Biennial in October. When I pulled the wool out, I was kind of befuddled as to what color was to be hooked where. Thankfully, I've got part of it figured out. In the last couple of days, I've hooked the hearts and am starting to hook more on the basket.
Without the flash it's too dark . . .
. . . and with too bright.
Annie is so afraid she might miss something. For the most part, she is my shadow. When she's not near me, she's usually up to no good :)
Welcome and thank you for stoppping by. I live just two blocks from beautiful Lake Erie. I am a rug hooker, needle puncher, and antique collector. I bought my first antique in 1983 and have not stopped since. I keep telling my boys that the antiques are their inheritance.
I am mom to two adult sons and grandma to 10 year old Jake.
I have joint custody of a pug named Loocie and work with Ohio Pug Rescue.