Hubby & I recently spent a week or so in New York visiting my brother-in-law. We did all the typical tourist things, but I wasn't able to do much shopping - besides - there isn't much in the way of primitive to be found in the Big Apple. We spent several hours in the Metropolitin Museum of Art and my favorite scene was this one that depicted a Shaker room. Whodathunk that there would be such a thing in that museum?
One day we drove out to the east end of Long Island and did a bit of exploring through the Hamptons. We stopped at a park to eat our picnic lunch and I noticed that there was a thrift store right adjacent to it. Of course I had to check it out! Didn't find much that really interested me, but I got pretty excited when I saw this piece of wool yardage. There are quite a few moth holes in it, but that doesn't bother me and won't be a problem once I run it through the wash. This is a huge piece of fabric. It measures 72" wide and is 5 yards long. Once I pointed out the moth holes, the clerk sold it to me for $4.00. WooHoo! There is a really old and tattered label on it that's hard to read. I think it says it's a blanket, even though the edges aren't finished. Anyway, I look forward to using it in a future rug. I'll use some as-is, and then throw some of it into the dye pot to see what I come up with. Any suggestions?