Unfortunately, my lesson learned was on a beautiful rug pattern designed by Pearl McGown. The name of the pattern is "Maturity." I still think that it is one of the most beautiful rug patterns
I have ever seen.
The rug is room sized (9 x 12) I had planned it for my dining room.
I no longer live in that house and of course, this rug
will never be completed.
The picture above shows a portion of the rug that has
This pic shows what happens to rug backing when not properly
Look at this mess! This is what happens when sun and heat
get to a pattern backing. This did not happen overnight.
This is the result of several years of laying in the sun.
In addition, I folded the rug instead of rolling it and
the creases deteriorated more quickly than the rest of the backing.
I have decided the thing to do is cut off the unused portion of the
pattern, and just simply hem the piece. I will than use it as a visual aid
for my students as they learn to hook flowers.
The following pictures speak for themselves.
I thought I would share than with you in case you are struggling
with hooking flowers.
A lavender Dahlia with lavender leaf.
A dalhia of a different color with bud..
What a mess! However, there is an example of the
back of a rose.
Rose with buds
A better view of the back of a rose.
Lavender Tulips with blue morning glories.
Another Tulip - slightly different color.
A two toned Lily
A different type of Morning Glory with bud
Full blownMorning glories with buds.
A stilll different Morning glory
I hope that I haven't bored you to death. I have been looking
at the wreck of this rug for several months now
and it has been on my mind to share it wilh you.
I hope you like what you see.
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Quote of the day -
Autumn is a second spring when every leaf
is a flower.
Have a wonderful weekend everyone