I’m sure there are those of you, who like me, are out and about with a friend and the infamous fabric store is looming in the background.  You just can’t pass it by, you have to walk through that door.  Do that I did.  As I’m traversing the aisles I see the Monks Cloth.  I can justify buying some more to have on hand for my next project.  I grab the bolt and what do I see?  I had to look twice……….Yes, the price…….under $7 a yard!!!  Who woulda thought?   Needless to say yard after yard was measured out and it now sits in my fabric cupboard!

So on to one of my favorite Primitives Shops down the road where I drool over the Antiques & Primitives that I like to fill my home with and I beeline it over to the wall unit with hoards of wool and choose a few colors to add to my stash.  I have a few hooks to choose from and this one is my Gram’s.  The red handle is worn from her hand and my Mothers as well.  It’s a treasure to me and the one I choose to work with most of the time.  I have a few rugs that were made by them both.  They have been well used and are flattened with age, the colors are more drab as they used what were pieces of clothing that was salvaged.  The designs were original, something they dreamt up and treasures in their own right made 80 plus years ago in what spare time they had after laundry day, making bread for the week, tending the gardens & leading what we now call The Simple Life, which wasn’t simple at all.

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  1. Hi Marcia,
    Wow! You really hit the jackpot!!! I didn’t realize that fabric stores carried Monks cloth!! Wouldn’t it be nice if they carried primitive linen, too??
    Love that rug and your red hook!! How nice to have it and be able to make your own new rug with it!! What a treasure!! Hope you have a wonderful weekend and thanks so much for your sweet comments on my blog!! They mean a lot to me!!
    Heart Hugs~

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