This is a gateway that had the most beautiful flowers peeking out from behind it. It was across the street from Diana Kerns home in Baltimore.
I met Diana at a rug guild meeting and she graciously invited me to stay in her home on my way to the ATHA meeting in Lancaster last week.
Another rug hooker was also staying with Diana that night-- Phyllis Lindblade from Michigan.
Both are on my "Yahooker" group on-line but I had never met Phyllis before. We had so much fun that night playing Mah Jongg into the almost wee hours ;-)
Diana doesn't actually live in the house across the street from these beautiful flowers anymore but she still owns the home.
Here are the other photos from the rug show.
This particular batch of photos was from a group of rugs that are replicas of some antique rugs by Magdalena Briner Eby. I loved the simple designs of these rugs with the "hit-and-miss" backgrounds that added so much texture to them yet they really were subtle in their "loudness"-- they almost blend in, leaving the animals still as the focal point. Here is the placard that accompanied these rugs.
And then, the rugs...
That's it for the rug show!! I hope you enjoyed it-- it's the next best thing to being there and seeing it first-hand. I wish I had thought to take pictures of ALL the rugs-- there were others that I am remembering that were stunning...