Wednesday, January 20, 2010

1800's Inspiration!



Last year I went to the Dallas Quilt Show and this is one of the treasures I came home with. It's a wonderful book filled with photos of rugs made dating back to the 1800's. Lots of inspiration lies within those pages....

Here's one I started and finished in a couple of evenings...it measures 13 x 16 inches and it will be just the right size to set on the gossip bench my dad made me when Danny and I married.



Sloan and I enjoyed the day finding some more inspiration with finger painting and making playdough hotdogs...of course the conversations he carries on are the most fun. He talks so well for a 2 year old that I sure have to laugh at some of the things he comes up with! He was telling me how good a boy his cousin Jaxson is and that he's a good boy, too. Of course I had to agree. I told him I was a girl and his response was No your not a girl your a "MoMo"....silly me!

Happy Trails.....Ginger

4 comments:

Mary said...

Ginger, love your latest creation. I'm going to try my hand at a similar one as well. I have pulled my Kopp book and have been looking through it for the past several days. You're right, such inspiration!

moosecraft said...

Silly Momo!! LOL! He really is such a good boy! :-) The hooked rug book is one of my favorites too! Love the mat you hooked! And, you hooked it so FAST! Enjoy your days Ginger! Spring is near!

Kaye said...

Just found your blog, great mat and I love that book.

WoolenSails said...

I love that book, a must have for all rug hookers.

Debbie