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Thread: I love having a hooker in the house <3

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    Senior Member Whigrose's Avatar
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    I love having a hooker in the house <3

    Several years ago on a fabric shopping trip, dh passed the time waiting for me by browsing through books. He came upon one for rug hooking. The rest is history:-)

    Our house showcases many of his efforts and my personal favorite are the pads he hooked for the stair risers. But the other day I requested a pad for the old piano stool I use at one of my treadles. He came through :-)

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    Wow! How neat.

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    He is very talented and creative! You are very lucky to have a fellow crafter as a spouse.

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    Wow... He does a great job with his rug hooking. Lucky you that he likes to do crafts.
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    Does he do the locker hooking fabric rugs? Just learned about them this month. Am going to try to make something using that method.

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    Great Job!!!I love locker hooking, great way to use up scraps.

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    OK - have to tell you I was a little leary to read this one! LOL
    Tell hubby he did a great job, I have always admired hand hooked rugs. His is awesome

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    Oh, lucky you!

    I took a short (3 hour) class last year and enjoyed it, but it's not an inexpensive hobby - and between quilting and cross stitch, I've already got enough toys and supplies around, so havent wanted to sink any more money into another craft. Without the gripper hoop, it's not easy - so I'm sticking to what I have and know.

    Your seat cover is lovely, would love to see a picture of the stair covers.

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    A piano stool at the sewing machine, I REALLY like that idea. I have one in my attic that should come downstairs. Great padding so you don't get a sore butt!

    And I like guys who like to step outside what is expected of them. (and women too for that matter!)

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    LOVE the job your DH did -- congrats to him for finding something he enjoys doing AND being so darn good at it! : )

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    Hey - I use a piano stool just like that one! They are awesome for sewing and really help reduce leg pain on those long FMQ sessions. Tell hubby to take orders for his handwork!
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    What a loving and talented husband you have. The seat cover is an original.

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    That's terrific. How nice that your hubby has a creative hobby.

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    i love it. what a great job he did.
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    Love it! i wish my hubby had a hobby. Between your DH's hooking and your quilting, your house must be full of fabulous projects!

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    adamae, no, he does the old hooking using linen and a tool that much resembles a crochet hook and a gripper frame stand. His hobby makes my quilting/sewing look cheap. Wool is ridiculously expensive. He has made some pretty awesome rugs, stair treads and other projects.

    Bonus ** he makes the best foccacia I've had anywhere :-)

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    Does he do the locker hooking fabric rugs? Just learned about them this month. Am going to try to make something using that method.
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    What a treasure you have there. The piano stool cover is great.
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    That's awesome.

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    How lucky are you!!

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    I bought the book "The Happy Hooker" for rug hooking but haven't tried it yet

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    Lucky you that you have a creative husband! BTW, that stool is beautiful.

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    Would love to see some of his work. Stool 'cover' is great.
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    Love the rug..what is the name of the book ? Please and thank you ...
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    Very nice stool cover. Wish my DH would get a crafty hubby.

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    He did a great job. Hooking is almost a lost art, and there are so many pieces that can be useful

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