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Friday, November 16, 2007
Show & Tell Friday for November 16
For Show & Tell Friday today, I am sharing a very special family heirloom -- a picture made by my Auntie Marge with the traditional hand hooking technique. Auntie Marge was so skillful and creative at hooking rugs! She had a sunroom in her home where she kept all of her wool and where she often worked on her creations. For years she gave her hooked pictures as very special gifts, and I am blessed to have received this one. It is modeled after a Currier & Ives lithograph titled “American Homestead Autumn” and portrays apple picking in the autumn.
Auntie Marge’s home was also filled with her handiwork; I recall especially the hand-hooked stairway runner, which depicted colorful songbirds. What an artist she was! I would love to learn this technique someday, but meanwhile I’ll enjoy this picture; it’s in my dining room where I can look at it every day.
I live in scenic northern New England with my handsome husband. We're empty-nesters with a bunch of adorable grandchildren. We love (tent) camping and traveling, but don't get away as often as we'd like to.