Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Started making in 1989

I was in Connecticut last weekend, and while I was there, my grandmother asked if I could come over so that she could give me a present. 

I sat in her living room with my eyes closed while my mom made a lot of noise unzipping and flapping and arranging, and when I finally got to open my eyes, I saw this rug.

This beautiful rug that my grandmother started making in 1989 to give me when I got married.  She finished in 1992, so it's been ready and waiting for quite some time.  Of course, I was six at the time, so really, it's a good thing I wasn't ready for it. 


  1. Julie, that is SO beautiful!

    How thoughtful of your grandmother! That will be such a wonderful heirloom with a great story to share one tday with your children.

  2. Julie, this is so special!!

    What's the technique? I can't even imagine making something as intricate as that.

  3. Thanks, ladies!

    Beth, it's called Vestamayd. I just looked for a simple explanation online, but couldn't find one. Basically, you have a rug backing, and use a punch needle and yarn to make the design (which is outlined on the backing). My grandmother taught classes on how to do it for years!

  4. oh my gosh, i am so impressed! She made that?!

  5. Oh, this is so sweet! It's beautiful. I'm sure you can't wait to put it in your home.

  6. What a special and beautiful gift!!

  7. Thanks, everyone! I'm in the process of rearranging the rugs in the apartment a bit to accomodate this beauty. I'm so excited!


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