Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Can Anyone Relate to This Image???

Well, I don't have ALL of my hair pulled out yet but close to it...This Mat sure tested my patience and nerves...I don't know exactly why; Probably because the images are small and many; however, I have done others that have had lots of detail and figures.....Could it be those memories of some cold mornings in a classroom waiting for the Pot Bellied Stove to give out its heat...Remember this, anyone? I'm sure it wasn't just in my area that these stoves, coal buckets, wood boxes, etc. were popular....Popular...don't know about that...That was all People knew and so we got some of our education in this kind of environment...Remember now, there were at least two grades in each classroom. How did the poor teacher ever keep everything straight? The Boys were responsible for bringing in the "splits" (kindling) to get the fire started, then coal would be added...I have added colors under the stove because our mitts, gloves, caps would be wet after walking to school....plow through that snow and there were not many days that we stayed at home because of the snow....When there were, I remember either my brother or father coming to gather us with a Horse and Slide...no such thing as in a vehicle; we didn't have one...And how I LOVED those stormy days when this happened....Loved that old White Horse...

The two girls in the front of the classroom are passing a note from one to the other...We always did that and were quite embarrassed when the teacher caught us and read the note and probably it was about a guy in class that we were admiring...Oh, the red cheeks!!!!!

I am not getting a good picture with this new camera that I have...probably if I read the manual, I would do better...The Border is a Green with just one row of Red....Just double click for a closer shot....hope you enjoy....


13 comments:

  1. Anne,That rug looks wonderful. You caught the image of your memories perfect! Cheri

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  2. Anne! How I LOVE your rug! The stories it tells! I went to a one room school house from grades one through three! Gosh...... I'm gettin' old! We had kindergarden through eighth grade with one teacher. ( No teacher's unions then Ha!) Absolutely adorable and wonderful rug! I don't know how you do it!!!! The desks are perfect!!
    Hugs!
    Cathy G

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  3. Perfect, perfect, perfect! Every bit of this rug is fun! I can't get over the detail you've put in. Even the notes! I deal with that a lot as a teacher...but I don't read them aloud! I remember how horrible that was! LOL
    Courtney

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  4. Love this rug Anne! Sure is a winner!! :-) I hear ya on the detail....all the hair pulling was worth it :-)

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  5. What a lovely mat. I agree that sometimes, whatever the reason, we get stuck on a mat and it is almost painful to work on it. I am not sure why either!

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  6. Anne your rug is beautiful! You've captured your classroom memories perfectly! Where do you plan on using it? Or will you donate it to your local school for their display case?

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  7. The results were worth the frustration. Beautiful. As always your little details just amaze me. Your rugs always make me feel like I'm right there.

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  8. What a lovely rug! Your details are wonderful. What size is this one?

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  9. Sandee, this measures 24 in. x 36 in...that is my normal size....Thanks

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  10. Anne, another beauty for sure. That stove is just like the potbelly one we have at the cabin. I could have given you the key and you could have hooked your rug sitting by the stove, all warm and cozy.
    Melaine

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  11. What a sweet rug! I grew up in Montreal, so we had 'regular' schools, but when we were first married we moved to rural NB, and had a potbellied stove in the old farmhouse to augment the heat from the oil kitchen stove. This is so evocative of a simpler time. Well, simple might not be the right word for it, but less complicated and pampered, for sure.

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