I have a rug finish to show you. I just finished the binding last night. Do you remember a while back I posted pictures of the kit from Maria Barton with 24 wonderful wools? This is the rug. I did have a slight accident with just a little of the wool (naughty kittens were involved) so I had to make a few substitutions, so if anything you see doesn't look quite right, the fault is mine. I love it, it looks so antique-y, don't you think??
Two weeks ago was the Lost Creek Garden and Antique Show. It is a bi-annual event held on another farm a few miles away and I always look forward to this. It is about the only "show" that I ever get to go to. Local antique dealers and lots and lots of flowers! This year a man was selling little toy antique cannons made from actual antique Civil War molds. He then hand paints them, they come in a little wood box with instructions and tools as they actually fire!! The "cannonball" is a tiny wad of paper.
I also found this little antique toy horse to go with it. I think it originally pulled a milk wagon. He demonstrated it by making the cannonball, loading it, a tiny bit of gunpowder rammed in, then yelled "Fire in the Hole" and lit it! Boom!! Actually, more like pop! I plan on firing it July 4!
Have a nice week, in a few days I'll have a wonderful new purchase to share with you!