Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Talent In The Neighborhood.....

Hey all....

Didn't think you'd get rid of me that easily, now did you??

Halloween is over, and along with it the 13 Days of Halloween Blog Chain, but I'm still here.  I've hit another rough patch (more like a gaping manhole) in this road of mine, but I need an escape....so I'm here.

Before I got "possessed" by the spirit of the 13 ghosts days of Halloween, I mentioned that I had started hooking a bit again and shared with you a rare finish....("rare" only in the sense that I actually finished something/anything....)

In the process of getting back into the "spirit" of things (yeah, I'm still in Halloween mode....bear with me...), I was lucky enough to "hook up" with some neighbors of mine.....
When they showed me these rugs of theirs, I melted.  Although these will be "published" soon in a special article on sepia rugs, I feel especially honored to be able to share them with you here before that happens....

First up:
"Marry Me Mary" by a ridiculously talented neighbor down the road, Marilyn Becker.  This rug memorializes the proposal of her father to her mother..... Wow. Just WOW.

 
 Then there's this amazing rendition of Abe Lincoln done by my incredibly talented neighbor and friend, Cathy, of Red Barn Rugs.  It is based on one of the last photographs known to have been taken of Lincoln before he was assassinated.  Cathy has titled her masterpiece "Oh Captain !, My Captain" (from the Walt Whitman poem.)

Eeek.  I'm in awe.  I'm gonna go to bed now and hope that this talent thing is something in the water in this neck of the woods and I catch it....
 



12 comments:

Primitive Stars said...

Morning Ms. Cranky, so nice to hear from you again, loved your posting displays on the 13 Days Of Halloween........Wow!!!!those ladies are so talented, both are amazing pieces , I wish I could get better at hooking, not so good........Hope all is good for you real soon, Big Hugs Francine.,

Primlish ♥ said...

Those are some gorgeous rugs!! Will they be published in a favorite magazine or your local paper? I'd love to read up on them. Such talent!
You are in my thoughts and prayers! Hugs!

Penny said...

Sending good wishes your way....
Beautiful rugs... I am always amazed at all the talent out there!

Mary Ann said...

My gosh, both of those rugs are so nice! Love the Marry Me.... and your header.

Lisa Schindler said...

Those rugs are amazing! So much more to learn in the rug hooking world. Hope your rough patch smooth's over quickly.

Raggedy Creations said...

they are both beautiful but I especially love the sleigh one. So detailed and it looks pretty big.
TFS

Prims By The Water said...

Just awesome! Let us know where they will be published. Janice

Rugs and Pugs said...

Dear ET,
I hope things get better soon ~ real soon.
Those are amazing rugs. Such talent. You'll never see rugs like that from me. The less detail for me, the better!
Hugs :)
Lauren

Cindi said...

Sending good thoughts your way and hoping things get better soon and the manhole gets all filled in!
Love the rugs...very talented. Thanks for sharing.
Be blessed,
Cindi

Robin at The Primitive Hutch said...

Wow is right ~ both are stunning!!!
TFS
Enjoy your weekend!
Prim Blessings
Robin

bettyj said...

I am trying hard to heed the advice I am about to share with you.lol CLimb out of that man hole and get on with living! 2014 will be a year of new beginnings for us who have not had the best of 2013. I could never live in your neighborhood. Absolutely NO talent here. Have a great week. (I am going too)

Willow said...

Loved your post !
Those are some great art work rugs.
The background music is great too.