Celtic Knot Hearts

My husband gave me this antique painted footstool for Valentine’s Day.  We have collected countless footstools, but this one is particularly pretty.  It had an old and ugly piece of fabric tacked onto the top, so I removed that and hooked this Celtic knot hearts piece for it.  The hearts represent Valentine’s Day and the yellow squares echo the designs of the ends of the stool.  I actually did the hooking during Susan Feller’s Retreat into the Mountains a couple of weeks ago.  I reused the rusty old upholstery tacks to keep the antique flavor of the piece.

I’m also hooking a top for an ugly duckling footstool.  I’ve wanted to do this for a long time, so it feels good to actually get working on this.  I will put a piece of thick batting to plump up the top of the footstool and to give it a bit more presence.  Ugly duckling becomes a swan?  Maybe not quite, but it will look better.

Our remodeling to turn our old garage into a studio for me is coming along well, but there is still a lot of finish work to be done.  I can’t wait!  Things are in such disarray right now, that I’m having trouble focusing on my work.  But it will be well worth it when all is said and done.

There’s a lot of beauty out there and I hope to recreate much of it in my new studio!

The finished footstool shown with a wooden heart carved by my husband, Art.

The finished footstool shown with a wooden heart carved by my husband, Art.

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