Wednesday, 8 May 2013

Bothy Threads Cut Thru Sal update and some old chairs.

It's been a busy week so I'm a little late on posting a picture of my sal update, however here it is ...
Bothy Threads Cut Thru Tea Shop.

I thought I would share some roadside finds to you, this is the first time I've gone and taken someones discarded belongings, and I did ask the owner of the house first if it was okay I took them, didn't want to be arrested for stealing some old chairs off the side of the road, that would have been embarrassing!
So why the interest in these chairs?  Well I thought the shape of them wasn't bad and they didn't seem to be broken and the rest I will blame on seeing some fabulous furniture refurbishing on Pinterest.
As you can see these chairs are fairly old, I would guess 25- 30 years old, and yes a little bit dirty, but overall not too bad.

I was worried about rotting wood or rusty chair springs, but once I turned the chair over and opened up everything to take a look at the interior condition I found much to my relief everything looked clean and dry and look no springs, just these canvas type straps holding everything in place.

So the guy's who's chairs these were thinks I am mad for taking them, and my husband thinks they are ugly and I am mad for wanting them - what do you think?
I have never refurbished - well ... anything ... however I am imaging with some carefully chosen fabric these chairs should look great! How hard can it be right?  Fingers crossed!

Sunday, 5 May 2013

Sampler Musings by Brenda Keyes - Block One

Here is my finish of the first out of four blocks on this mini sampler by Brenda Keyes - I had to put some french knots in his death-like stare, he was freaking me out otherwise.  I am using 3 strands over 2 on this, love the look 3 strands give.
Does anyone know what La Mer means?

 Here is what it will look like once finished.

Thankyou for looking,

Stumpwork Peacock

I just had to share this post from My Embroidery World - Stumpwork Peacock
Have you ever seen a more beautiful Peacock?

Thanks for looking,