|Aspen Rug Hooking Company|
The Art of Living
Once a rug is completed, its stories move from the creator
and become more about daily life. The stories a rug can tell
about a household and its occupants vary depending on the
Cheerfulness and energy can be the norm of one such home where
it's inhabitants run in and out doors, playing games,
squealing with glee, and waiting for the homemade pie to cool
only to be devoured in less time than it took to create it.
On the other hand, a rug brings happiness and warmth to its
home that has only one resident. No longer is the resident
coupled with a spouse, and the children have since moved on;
but the rug, that beautiful rug made for this home is a source
of lovely memories to warm the soul.
And there is the one rug that stands apart from the others.
This rug is rolled up and stowed away in a basement collecting
dust and moths. Its legacy not fulfilled because it cannot be
seen by the home's occupants. This rug may be hidden from
view, but it can hear the torment and heartbreak that has
become this house. The shouting, crying, and arguments that
wretch a person's soul. The rug cowers in sorrow overcome by
its sadness. If only the rug could tell the occupants how much
pain and suffering they have caused, and if they would only
unfurl the lovely rug, it would fulfill its legacy to bring
joy and happiness to this troubled home. If only they would
open their hearts to allow it to happen.
The rugs we make carry a legacy; each one pure, innocent, and
filled with love that is meant to be carried on for
generations to enjoy. Ultimately, it is the rug's owner to
carry-out the legacy by appreciating it and displaying it.
A loving mother to an incredibly intelligent and beautiful young adult, writer, textile artist, and a nurturing keeper of a very lovable Siberian cat and Sir Finlay my rescued Terrier mix.