Thursday, February 10, 2011

Once Again


This is the Seventh time I have done this mat and enjoyed it just as much as the first time I attempted it...I think it is because there are so many memories in this mat from stories my Mother told me about how hard she, and plenty of other women, worked at this particular chore...It was a necessity as the dried fish was sold in the Fall of the year to buy extra supplies for the winter months...Nothing extravagent...just the bare necessities ,such as flour, molasses, salt pork as they had butter which was made from rearing cows and all their vegetables from the gardens...meals were very limited in those times...Lots of bread and molasses was eaten. But my Mother lived to be 91 years of age so hard work and lack of some food didn't affect her any....

This is the one I chose for the Ecological Center in my area that I had mentioned a few posts back...

10 comments:

  1. Anne,
    What a beautiful rug. I love the history of it and the details. My style is more simple/primitive...especially while I'm learning, but I just admire this style so much. My grandmother had family up in PEI and we used to summer there occasionally. It reminds me of those time.
    Courtney

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  2. I'm a Newfoundlander currently living in BC. My interest in hooked rugs has recently been rekindled, and that's how I found your blog. You do beautiful work, and it makes me very homesick. :)

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  3. Thanks for dropping by and leaving a comment, Leah..so sorry that you are living away from "The Rock". It must be difficult indeed. Get at the rug hooking and design pictures of Newfoundland....that'll help...:)
    Take care...

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  4. Anne, You are so talented!Your pictorial of lives well lived is a treat for all of us to look at. Cheri

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  5. Thanks, Cheri...Some people must be bored with this mat and the story....I post it each time I hook it, I think....:)

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  6. I love the rug and the story and never get sick of seeing it.

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  7. Thanks, Kim, you are too kind...LOL!! Hope your MOM is doing better today...

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  8. Nicely preserved history in a beautiful way! You do such a fabulous job!

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  9. Wonderful
    work
    thank you for sharing

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