TODAYS EGGS-THE GAGETOWN HOOKER’S – IRISH COTTAGE PILLOW

25 01 2013

HELLO

After the coldest night so far, with temps way below zero and winds the hens surprised me by laying these eggs.  Today is a little warmer so no eggs froze.

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The Gagetown Hookers

Larry E. Dubord I

I recently found this book amongst some hooking things.  I had purchased it some time ago and there it sat.   The author is an auctioneer and antiques dealer in Maine.   I am so glad that this small book was written otherwise all this history would have been lost.

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Lydia and Raymond Scott lived in Gagetown, NB, Canada.  This book was written in 1988 when the Scotts were in the 80’s and still alive.  The book is full of pictures of their primitive work.  They once had a pig farm so there are many rug depicting happy, fat pigs.  In early years there rugs were made from whatever was available to them, cottons, polyester, wool and in later years their rugs were all of wool.

Attempts to contact Larry Dubord for permission to post some pictures of the rugs were in vain, but I will still attempt to contact him.

The story he told of the Scott’s was very interesting, they both worked on the rugs together. 

There is not much information about them or the author on the internet but I have found some other interesting sites while looking for them.  This book is out of print but can probably be bought online somewhere, maybe through a Canadian source.

IRISH COTTAGE PILLOW

This pillow is well-worn as you can see, used by myself and the cats it has changed shape considerable since it was made.

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At one of the spinning groups that I used to belong to we were give an amount of wool and asked to spin it and make something with it.  This is what I came up with.  The colors weren’t colors that I would use like the blue and black for the windows, but the roof color was excellent.

Hope you have a wonderful day and many thank for reading my blog.       Carole


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26 01 2013
Bealtaine Cottage

What a beautiful cushion! It is the image of an Irish Cottage for sure and a real treasure!

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