So, I have cleared away my sewing clutter to enjoy this beautiful table runner, copy of an antique one. This was the last large piece I tried to hook and when it became apparent my hands were not going to finish it, a sweet friend, Debbie, took it home for a few months and brought it back as a splendid echo of an early American folk art treasure. Thank you Debbie, love it!
Friend Trisha Travis worked one of the ships.
Jack made our eight foot table from two wide boards than once were part of the buttry in our 1768 cape from Connecticut.
I am grateful to have this beautiful hooked piece, mine only because of the encouragement and help from friends. Barb Carroll printed a version of it and the linen to hook is available from Katie Hartner at Nimble Thimble. The shape of my whale and a few other small details differ a bit. e