Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Little Persian Rug

Twenty years ago my mother was creating beautiful hooked rugs. At least that's what I always called them, but I think the correct term is punched needle rugs or sheared punch needle rugs. She sometimes used commercial patterns, but there are several we collaborated on, me being the designer and her making the actual rugs. Traditional quilt patterns lend themselves very well to hooked rugs. Nearly seventeen years ago she was diagnosed with alzheimers, and it will be 2 years this October that she's been gone. Physically. When she was losing some of her motor skills my dad and I were grasping at straws, trying to keep her 'present'. So I contacted one of her old instructors and we put together this Little Persian Rug kit. Needless to say, it was an exercise in frustration for her. She couldn't make her mind tell her hands where to go. The kit has been in the back of my closet for years, and now I'd like to give it to someone who will make this beautiful little rug and send me a picture of it completed. Yours for free. If you're not interested, maybe you know someone who would be. Size: 2'x4'; 100% wool. Please just leave a comment saying you're interested or you can email me.


Barbara said...

I would love to finish this rug, Kathy! I've lost several dear family members to Alzheimers, so it would mean a lot to me.

QuiltingFitzy said...

I'd love to be second in line as a "just in case". Thanks in advance for your generosity.