I do love winter, but I think that I may be ready for a break.
Between all the snow that we have gotten this year and now the record breaking cold, I am ready to move on. I thought I would share a few antiques before I pack them away for another year.
I think that I have shared this punch rug before, but I love it so.
Last year I bought this large hooked rug at an estate sale.
It was rather dirty and dusty, so I used the snow technique to clean it.
With fresh frozen snow, cover it and gently rub it in. I let it sit for about an hour and then used a whisk broom to brush all the snow off. It works wonderfully and the rug never gets wet.
I love how it looks over the couch in our home office.
This stays out all year.
I don't have the heart to pack it away :)
I bought this punch needle at a different estate sale and also cleaned it in the snow.
It's still a bit stained, but I don't mind.
My last piece isn't a textile, but a sweet oil painting.
What you can't tell from this picture is its diminutive size
So precious at only 4 by 6 inches.
*sigh* maybe I'm not ready for Winter to go after all, it's hard to pack these treasures away ;)
Your servant rejoices,
because, Lord, I set my hope on you.
Indeed you, Lord, are kind and forgiving,
overflowing with gracious love to everyone who calls on you.