Designed and Hooked by Kris Miller/Spruce Ridge Studios (c)2008
Monks cloth: $42.00
Linen: $ 52.00
A snowy rug for a snowy day. If you are in the path of the blizzard, I hope you are staying home, keeping warm, and using your home-bound time to get some hooking done! I embrace those types of snow days...it often feels like an unofficial holiday!
This was a Rug Of The Day a few years ago so you may be familiar with the story. Years ago, my husband and I were shopping at an antique market in the Adirondacks and we saw this antique rug. I could not afford to buy the real thing so I asked the dealer if I could take a picture. I decided I could hook the design to resemble the old rug so I chose my colors as closely to the original rug as I could.
What do I love about this rug? I love that the maker used all types of neutral colors to create the feeling of snow. Calm. Tranquil. Cozy. Quiet. I love that the only color in the whole rug is the red letters. I love the bare trees. I love the fence and the road, the cabin and the smoke. It makes me wish I could be there, or at least I want to know who lives in the cabin. Sometimes the simplest of designs speaks volumes.
I see the calm of the road, a rhythm of the repetitive fence posts, the warmth of the cabin and you see the snow blowing behind the cabin, but the smoke indicates a warm hearth inside. Yup, interesting to have the only color of red letters but it is a nice color which doesn't shout out.
so love this rug. Daddy was a Scout leader back in the 60's, he so loved it.
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