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..
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.

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$.

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 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.

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.......
and I gotta say I'm pretty proud of myself.

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...

May we NEVER stop trying the things that
we've always wanted to do....
You just might end up DARN proud of yourself.


Becky said...

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

Jill said...

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

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? come the curse words!

Anonymous said...

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

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...