My friend Wendy just finished her G7 rug (G7 is our abbreviation for Group of Seven inspired rugs). The pattern was actually one that she got from her friend Lily and it is wonderful. Wendy got permission to enlarge it and did some work on the rug before she went to the annual in London earlier this year and took a class from Heather Ritchie on incorporating “texture” into your rugs. It has many wonderful yarns and slubs in it as well as proddy. It is a stunning rug and I have included a picture below:
The other day I mentioned in my post that Wendy’s husband was doing primitive chippy pieces – well here are 2 of the shelves he just finished – lovvvvee them. They are for sale and I have shown the price – please contact Wendy directly if you are interested in either of these pieces (before I buy them!!!) at firstname.lastname@example.org:
$60.00 – 30″ long x 6″ wide
$100.00 – tin cove molding shelf is 42″ long x 12 1/2″ wide
Yesterday I spent the afternoon in Linda’s gardens. Linda is the rughooker who bought the 2 antique rugs I was just on the point of buying in Odessa. Well I saw the home they went to and all their companion pieces and am totally okay with Linda getting them. She has a wonderful extensive collection of antique rugs mixed in with her own hooked rugs and artwork in a lovely old farmhouse surrounded by some of the most beautiful gardens I have ever seen. I walked away with garden envy and a truck load of pond plants and fresh veggies – now the problem is I have to plant all those plants. I was so disappointed she and her husband Brian did not offer to come and do that for me!!! Hope to post some pix of the antique rugs and Linda’s own rugs and gardens later this week.