I have a serious case of RUG ENVY. Yesterday, I took a road trip to Bucyrus, Ohio, about 1.5 hours from home to visit hooker friend Sheila. We've been to hook-ins together and met at craft shows, but I'd never been to her house. What a treat it was. Her rugs are the rugs I want to hook and she picks the perfect colors ~ dark and dirty :) The colors I want to choose but always miss. Can you believe this was her very first rug??? I'm guessing it was 2'x3'. Of course, my photos do not do the rugs justice and this pic is exceptionally bad.
Granny Donaldson, a pattern by the Woolley Fox, is a whopping 34"x 57".
One of my favorites.
And another favorite :)
That was only a very small sampling of her rugs. I wish I had taken more pictures.
I also had Santa envy. She has the most wonderful collection of salt glazed pottery Santas.
This wonderful guy was a gift from her mom.
Now isn't this fun? An old masher and square nails. I have the masher so now I'm on the hunt for some old, long square nails.
An old card of buttons Sheila had framed. She said when she took it to the framer, the framer wanted to trim the paper it was on so it wasn't so ragged.
Beautifully made pinkeep . . .
. . . and an antique pin cushion/thread holder.
Before she started hooking, Sheila was a quilter. She showed me a few of her quilts - appliqued, not pieced - and they were simply amazing. Too bad I failed to get pictures of them :( Many thanks to Sheila for allowing me to share her treasures with you.
Here's Ellie taking a roll in the grass while we were out doing yard work today. She does enjoy being outside. Progress has been made with the yard work but there is so much more to do. DSO got my little pond fountain hooked up today. I haven't had any goldfish in a few years so maybe when I have Jake tomorrow we'll go buy a few.
Thanks so much for stopping by.
Pug hugs :)