This is a photo of the original, yarn sewn rug, dated April 2, 1846. Sarah Hepner dated her rug and added her signature. This would be easy to hook and color plan with the simple flower motifs. I would like to see some textured wool in this design! A primitive pot of flowers, dated 1858, attracts a hummingbird. Two large stars sit at each side surrounded by a primitive, diamond border.
Photo: America Hurrah Archives