Monday, January 19, 2009

Upholstered Chair


We had an extremely rare occasion yesterday... Gary and I were home A-L-O-N-E! Never happens... NEVER! But it did happen yesterday. Kyle and Casey were working and Corey brought the four girls skating at the rink in Simsbury. They were gone for three hours. We have a rink in the back and I tried to convice him to just go out back with them and skate but he wanted to bring them out. It turned out very nicely as Gary and I had no one home. At first it felt kind of weird, but we made up for that by making good use of our time. Gary... the sweet guy, taught me how to sew years ago. You see, his mom wasn't one to do any coddling... if you needed something done, even if it was sewing, she'd show you how and you were on your own. She really did her kids a favor because my husband can totally take care of himself in all departments: home & car repair along with all domestic duties. So guess who upholstered the chair? Nope, not me...(too busy ironing) Gary did! Now I did pick out the material because, well, even though he can manually do things, forget his taste. It's horrible. But he took apart the the old chair cushions (due to the dog chewing a hole in the seat cushion) and used that as his pattern. Everything went very smoothly until he came to 'quilting' the back cushion. My machine just couldn't handle the bulk. He broke four needles in the process and I learned some new bad words I never heard before! Luckily the little ones weren't home... They like to repeat the bad words :) But now that it's done, I think it turned out really nice. I'm really happy with it. Now on to several other upholstering projects....

2 comments:

bumblebeebags said...

wow! he did a great job...you two couldnt find annnyything?? else to do with your time? lol!

My name is Cheryl said...

LOL, I can totally relate to you not knowing what to do with noone home. We've been there on occassion and finally find something to do. He did an awesome job on that rocker and ottoman. Does he know how to do slipcovers? I am really wanting to slipcover a couple of chairs in our living room, but don't know how.