Monday, February 22, 2010

Finished Project

Where has my time gone these days ?
Seems like everyday I am missing a few hours
and I can't seem to get caught up..
ANYWAY... I finished our second major project
in my upholstery class tonight..
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I got the cushion to my chair finished..
However, we aren't going to learn how to do the chair
until next semester...( job security) haha
BUT... until then I have a great cushion..
In fact... I'm trying to find another chair in this house it will fit on.
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This poor ole' chair started off it's life
as a lovely shade of LEMON ????
Life had taken a toll on it I must say..... and
several spills to it's lemony exterior later
I bought it at a garage sale for 10$.
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It has been sitting in my garage patiently awaiting it's NEW life.
So when we were instructed to bring a cushion from home
I KNEW JUST THE ONE !!!!
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I took every single piece of it apart (NOT my favorite part)
to make the pattern for the NEW cushion.
I found some fun fabric and I was ready to start.
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It took me 2 whole class periods to get my pattern done,
and 2 more to get it made....
BUT... 2 weeks, many curse words (most in my head),
countless seams ripped out, LEARNING how to put in a zipper,
and resewing many stitches later.......
I am FINISHED....
and I gotta say I'm pretty proud of myself.
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I have learned to do something I have always wanted to do.
I have also made some lovely new friends,
meet a precious woman who teaches our class,
learned how to follow directions (still NOT loving that),
learned how to make a pattern, and FOR SURE
learned the importance of a sharp seam ripper...
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May we NEVER stop trying the things that
we've always wanted to do....
You just might end up DARN proud of yourself.

7 comments:

Becky said...

SCREAM!!!!!!!!!!!! This is the most fabulous chair cover I've ever seen!
Congrats!!!

Jill said...

LOVE that cushion!!! and the shirt below!!! * be still my heart *
just beautiful!!
Blessings!
Jill

Darla said...

that is a Wonderful cushion!!! it really is a great feeling to do something you have always wanted to do, and you did GooD! i have had this strange urge to make a quilt??? where does this stuff come from? haha. so are you saying i should try it? lol...here come the curse words!

Anonymous said...

Great job girl!!!
I knew you could do it.
Love ya,
Mom

lori vliegen said...

awesome, awesome, awesome!!! wow!! you did a GREAT job, staci!! i'm going to go hunt through my house now to find some cushions for you to re-do.....
:)))

sara's art house said...

I need to take that class! That is SO great! I love your chair cushion. you are AWESOME!!

deb did it said...

I am so proud of you......let's talk....I have water stained furniture here and am wondering...