9.03.2007

It lives and breathes . . .


I spent a greater part of this Labor Day morning moving things around in my sewing room. Specifically, I brought my (current) favorite, most inspiring fabrics out of the closet and into the light. It took a great deal of angst to think of breaking up The Stash, but after much consideration, I felt it was for the best. I have not forgotten their friends who still live in the "old neighborhood". I have vowed that I will visit there often.

For those of you who are wondering, "Where did she get that lovely slipcovered wing chair?" the answer is this: I bought that chair (and an ottoman that doesn't really fit in the sewing room and is under the table) for a whopping 35 bucks at a yard sale several years ago. It was covered in a hideous fabric that would best not be described. I got the bright idea to slipcover them myself, even though I had absolutely no prior slipcovering experience. Just in case you are wondering . . . not the brightest idea to pick a wing chair as one's first slipcovering project, nope . . . not the brightest.

However . . . when I finally finished them, I could not have been happier. I just vowed I would, never, ever again slipcover my own furniture. I lived true to that promise until early this year when I slipcovered the sofa and love seat in my living room.

But that's another post. Another really long and difficult post. For now let's just be happy that I can smell my fabric from my cozy seat in the wing chair. It's just too bad I can still hear the other fabrics whining in the closet from there.

5 comments:

Meg said...

Hi Mary, enjoyed your blog, right after my own heart! Meg at Dolly Dilettante

Mrs. Dub said...

Even The Stash needs some time apart. (By the way, you should really be careful when referring to anything as your "stash." Just FYI.)

Stephanie said...

i love your chair! i am with you on the slipcovering thing, though. it is not easy and it is not fun. but the results are always worth it.

P Daddy said...

Frankly, despite the effort I think a little slipcovering is adviseable when acquiring furniture from unknown sources and at a price that suggests the forensics team may have just finished with it. I would tell you how lovely the rearranged room and fabric freed from the generic stash is, but I am only permitted access to the quilting sanctum within the first two hours after showering.

ginny said...

You're never going back in that closet again, are you?