Remember this rug?
The one with so much history attached? 100 years ago the governor of Iowa had this rug and it’s mate in the governor’s mansion in Des Moines. Governor Hamill came from the neighboring town and I bought the rug with my friend, Darlene, at his estate sale for $15.00. Yes, that’s right – $15 dollars. It is very thick and woven densely and it’s a wonderful treasure – that I do not want anymore because of my two white dogs. I would need to vacuum twice a day to keep it looking like it should.
Enter Julie from Kansas, a faithful blog reader who just moved into a Victorian house. She is driving to Iowa this weekend to pick up the rug – I don’t want one penny for it. She will give it the most appropriate home and I am thrilled that she’s coming. We just talked on the phone and as she pointed out, she knows me but I know nothing about her because of this blog.
I will take her picture so you can all meet her and now I just need to find a couple of strong boys to put it in her car. I gotta make some calls for about 10 minutes of help at 3:00 on Sunday afternoon.
Here are a few pictures taken around the farm today so you can see how the corn and landscape is changing. Fall is approaching.
Today’s Dirty Dozen:
Reversible to this –
Not a Dirty Dozen but this is what Connie is working on – here it is all done!
Remember Sandy in New Zealand? Here is Andrea’s , her daughter-in-law’s (?cannot remember the relationship) new Cavalier King Charles puppy named Louie! Isn’t he just the cutest? Doesn’t matter who the owner is, I guess – he’s just so darned cute!
A note about Hazel – she’s her old self tonite! Last night she was as limp as a rag and couldn’t open her right eye. The ointment must have miracle properties.
I need to write a post about the release of our past applique patterns – soon. Not tonight. Too tired.