Way back in February,
I posted this picture.
I blogged about it HERE.
Well, I am sure I have told you
that I have major Sewing A.D.D.!
But I FINALLY finished my chair!!!!
I LOVE IT!!!!
When I originally had the chair made,
I was working at a furniture store in
I wanted a sewing chair that had a ruffle!
The manufacturers laughed at me!
So for years, I put up with my
cute, but boring red checked chair.
It started to wear out and look awful!
I said for years that I would slipcover it.
But then I always got sidetracked and
put it off.
I have been a bit bummed out lately
and kind of feeling sorry for myself.
Don used to tease me that when I got
depressed, I would start painting things yellow,
to make my own sunshine.
I now have my very own chairful of sunshine!
This is the back.
I know it looks like a dress.
I made covered buttons........
And they match the custom piping.
And I fussed the back all up
just the way I wanted it!
And I love every detail about it.
And everything came out of my stash!
I had purchased these fabrics
to decorate our living room
in our home in Lake Bluff, Illinois
back in the 90s.
So yes, they are maybe a bit dated.
But I love them
and they make me feel happy.
My sewing area is in my kitchen.
This was probably intended to be
the breakfast nook
So my space is VERY LIMITED.
Those curtains underneath the table
hide my clear plastic shoe boxes
that hold all my notions.
I also have my smocking pleater,
my floss box,
some fabric and current projects,
and other things.
Most of my fabric is actually stored
in the garage.
Ahnalin's little Hello Kitty Janome
stays set up right next to my Janome,
so we can sew together.
My other machines are in the garage too.
I grabbed my old bookshelf
and put it on the sewing table to hold
my antique spools.
I use the spools for my elastic,
rickrack and other trims.
This is a vintage spice rack that I painted
with some leftover craft paint.
I think I want to repaint it yellow,
or maybe a paler aqua.
And the Mary Engelbreit print
desperately needs to be framed.
It is signed by Mary!
But it will go on the wall right there.
I painted this at a pottery painting
workshop with my girls on Ahnalin's birthday.
I sew much better than I paint,
I took photos of most of the steps
while I was making the slipcover,
so I may post them soon.
But I am so glad that I finally
finished my chair and fixed up my sewing area.
It feels like a huge gift to mysef!
I need to get back to my smocking now!