Firstly you will all be pleased to know that my 91 year old Nan is sort of on the mend. We were all getting ready for bad news after last weekend but she has made some improvement. My Nan is a real fighter and certainly made of strong stuff. She is very stubborn and has been refusing treatment but is slowly coming round to the fact that everyone just wants to see her better and eating something!! She is by no means out of the woods and may still deteriorate so we are not getting our hopes up just yet. Thank you for all the lovely comments you left on my last post, I came back from Devon totally bereft that I may lose my Nan and they were a great comfort to me..so thank you. Now I can return to a bit of normality after the traumatic events of last week I have been busy getting ready for the V&H Textile and Fashion Fair this coming Saturday. I have had to be a little inventive as I have only got a single table and I always take too much!!
A small sample of what is coming with me.
This beauty has been a recent purchase and somewhat bizarrely arrived half an hour ago by courier. It is a late 19th century, early 20th century needlepoint rug done in the Gothic style which is a style we absolutely adore...just need an Edwin Lutyens house and my life would be complete (with a Gertrude Jekyll garden of course)!!
Hours must have gone into this rug, I cannot begin to imagine how long it took to make. There are some areas of wear which adds to it's charm but apart from that it is in fabulous condition.
It has been worked in the finest needlepoint and the panels then joined. We are going to give it pride of place on the wall in the dining room as it will fit in rather snugly with the Gothic Sanctuary lamp and antique wall lights we have...we do have a penchant for Gothic. Does anyone have any idea how to hang a rug like this as a wall hanging please...we don't know where to start? Have a great weekend and see you at the V&H Textile and Fashion fair if you can make it.