Ruth Hamil­ton, de­signer

Cardmaking and Papercraft - - Crafting Couples -

“My hus­band, David, and I have been mar­ried for over 31 years. David and I worked to­gether in prop­erty ren­o­va­tion and main­te­nance for 12 years, and I would spend most evenings craft­ing. David has al­ways en­cour­aged and sup­ported me on my crafty jour­ney. I demo at re­tail craft shows and shops and David has al­ways helped – if I ever need shelv­ing to store my craft stash or need any props, he is al­ways rar­ing to help out. He was di­ag­nosed with cancer last year, and I stopped demon­strat­ing straight away so I could look af­ter him. As craft­ing is such a big part of both of our lives, it seemed very nat­u­ral to craft him some­thing. Be­fore his op­er­a­tion David took com­fort from the words of the hymn, “His Eye is on the Spar­row,” and knew that God would look af­ter him. I drew a spar­row and coloured it with ProMark­ers, and gave it to him. He’s al­ways the first to check out my magazine com­mis­sions in print and I love hav­ing him so in­volved with my crafty life.”

Ruth and David prove that give and take is the key to a good mar­riage

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