A lovely parcel arrived last Tuesday from Bonnie. I was on my way to an appointment and just couldn't wait until I got home for the camera, so it got ripped open in the car. A Christmas CD, two lovely kitchen tea towels and a wonderful packet of iron on Scripture verses to use, along with a sweet pattern for a table runner and a very thoughtful card. Thank you so much Bonnie, the timing of this parcel was just perfect.
Quite a few of you have asked for photo's of the furniture I'm restoring, which reminds me I must phone the fellow who's doing the cane work on my rocking chair. Anyway, this desk was covered with that horrible shellac and had a terrible laminate top on it. Underneath all that shellac was a beautiful piece of oak furniture. This has been a work in progress for many months, but I was happy to see it go into it's new home on Monday. Think I should have checked which way the handles were sitting before I took the photo.
This is the current project. Four dining chair were left in the house when we moved in. Again covered in horrible shellac and covered with a very nasty fabric.
So off with the seats and lets get stripping. So far I have one chair at the stage of one coat of varnish. It's going to be a long process, getting into all those little corners, then there's the job of finding the right fabric for the seats, but it's a process that I thoroughly enjoy.
Yesterday I decided it was time I got back to some stitching and as Tammy gave us a quick Christmas tour of a store I thought it might be a good idea to pull something out that needed finishing rather than starting something new. So this is what I worked on yesterday. Am in need of a trip to the store for more embroidery thread and waiting patiently for my new glasses which should make it a lot easier to see what I'm doing.
Lastly, if you have received your bag from the bag swap and haven't let me know, please do, so I can balance the spreadsheet. If you haven't received your bag, and I've emailed to say it's on it's way could you email me and I'll double check on the mailing for you.
Happy Stitching and thank you for hanging in with me while I've been inactive.