Tuesday, November 9, 2010

I'm back...

I really don't know where October went, it seemed to fly by. After being sick, we all recuperated, then projects, field trips, houseguests, birthdays, and life just seemed to happen and I didn't get back here to blog. I have so much to catch you all up on and pictures to share, I don't know where to start. Goodwill has been very good to me lately with furniture and small pieces. And my friend Sherrie's shop has also provided me with some neat treasures. I've been doing little tweaking and rearranging(hubby and I rearranged the whole family room on a whim one Saturday to make it more "Mason" proof) and working on some projects for me and a friend. My parents came to visit over Halloween(which is also my oldest son's birthday, he turned 17). My mom brought me a great chair and ottoman she no longer wanted and an old desk that she has had since I was 8 months old. I'm working on some wool items to sell and I made my mom a great snowman for her birthday. I know I'm rambling, but I have a whole month to share. I'll guess I'll just start with the chairs that I made slip covers for, for my dear friend.

She got two chairs from her mom that she was going to get reupholstered, but decided for now just to slip cover them. We bought white duck cloth on sale at Joann's and I sewed them for her over a 2 day period.

Here is the "before" of one of the chairs...
And here is the "after"... I let her iron them after she took them home because I really hate ironing, so yes, here they are quite wrinkly.

I think they turned out quite well, and at least she can use them now, and if they get dirty, she can just toss them in the washer with some bleach.

Have a lovely day,



  1. nice job
    I would like some blue and white big checks......
    thank you.

  2. Glad to have you back, love the busyness of the season!

  3. I'm so glad you're feeling better. You did a wonderful job with that slipcover. I wish you lived close to me :-) I've never had the confidence to make one of those.

  4. Great job on the slipcovered chairs - they look fantastic! I've reupholstered a wingback chair before and it wasn't easy! Maybe I should have done what YOU did! Good to see your post this morning!


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