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By Sharon Brown on September 6, 2010

This is the story of a very special little coat that touched my heart in 1948, wove its way into a rose patterned rug in 1954, then came home to live with me in 2010. It's also a story about hooked rugs, an almost forgotten art.

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Sep 5, 2010 11:48 PM CST
Name: Trisha
Washington State
You can do almost anything for 15 m
Sharon, I just found this story and is beautiful and touches my heart as do all of your stories.
It is never too late to be
What you might have been.
~George Eliot
Sep 5, 2010 11:55 PM CST
Name: Sharon
Thank you, Trisha.
Save your old wool!! Maybe we'll have a rug hooking party this winter!
Sep 6, 2010 12:43 AM CST
Name: Pegi Putnam
Norwalk, Ca. zone 10b
Enjoyed reading the article on rug hooking. Went to one of the videos and to tell you the truth I've never seen that kind of work done. My mother was so creative, but rugs she made from wool were braided ones. I guess that is the kind my grandmother made, sure wish I had one of them now.
Life is fragile, handle with prayer.
Sep 6, 2010 12:50 AM CST
Name: Sharon
Hi Pegi,
It's good to hear from you.

I feel really lucky that these rugs made their way back to me, but they are easy to make. You can also use a crochet hook, but the ones with the wooden handles are much easier to hold.

Now if only I can find enough wool.....

I've seen the braided rugs, too. But I love the designs that can be made from hooking them.
Maybe you'll make one now that you've seen the videos.
Sep 6, 2010 10:13 AM CST
Name: Pegi Putnam
Norwalk, Ca. zone 10b
Gathering up the wool I imagine would be the hard part. You don't find many wool items in our stores here. How very lucky you are to have these wonderful rugs and beautiful memories. I'm in love with you pie safe too. Lovey dubby
Life is fragile, handle with prayer.
Sep 6, 2010 10:25 AM CST
Name: Sharon
I think I'll have to search through thrift shops for the wool, there isn't much here either.

Thanks, Pegi!

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