A rug that tugs the heartstrings, is comely to the eye

 

“The dog’s happiness comes first.”

~Greg Forte

My mother-in-law has dressed up my dog’s “dining room” with a beautiful rug hooking project.

Rug hooking is an art/craft whereby rugs are made by pulling loops of yarn or, in this case, cotton fabric through a stiff woven base. Back in the ’70s, I received latch hook rug kits for Christmas, and the end result was a yarn shag rug with the face of a dog or a clown.

My mother-in-law’s creation is a neater, sturdier version. The process is a cross between hand sewing and crocheting. Her latest project is as functional as it is pretty.

She made a rug with Chloe’s name to define the area of kitchen where my miniature schnauzer’s dog food bowls reside.

Thank you, Nani! Your work is pulchritudinous (that’s today’s thesaurus entry for “physically lovely”), and both Chloe and I appreciate it.

 

2 responses to “A rug that tugs the heartstrings, is comely to the eye

  1. ..love that word! It is a great descriptive word for a work of love and art.

  2. Glad you and Chloe are enjoying my first locker-hooking project,
    Uncle Al has his order in for one for Chandon
    Enjoy

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