I has a chair! Many moons ago I had a stitchy chair, $25 auction find. We had a long and lovely relationship – sadly all things must come to an end. About 4 years ago it was retired to the great charity shop in the sky and I moved to the couch. I hate stitching on the couch. Really hate it. Why did I wait so long to get a proper stitching chair again? Oh yeah, I spent $$$ on brand new matching living room set with chairs that sucked worse than the couch for stitching. Alright, enough bitching – let’s have some basking…
Ikea’s Ektrop armchair with a dark brown nubby slipcover. The cover was on clearance, matches ok with the living room and the husband liked it. I’m stating for the record I will be buying the red cover for my chair too. Love the little pillow, I bought it just in case I needed extra back support. Looks like I won’t, but cute is as cute does. I’m going to buy two more for the couch – the pillows there are due to be replaced anyway.
My Dazor isn’t going anywhere, believe it or not it belonged to my great grandmother. My great aunt bought it as a present for Memere near the end of her life when she almost couldn’t see to knit anymore, the Dazor gave her an extra year before she finally had to lay her needles down. After she passed away it moved down to the basement; through the family grapevine Aunt Lorraine heard I needed a lamp & voila! Now my scuzzy little stitching cart is another story. I am FINALLY going to stitch a slip cover for it, it just looks so awful and plastic sitting right there in the middle of the room. My scissor/ort holder is part of the pretty I’m keeping. I think Marie’s is where I first saw this idea, and IIRC Marie’s is really nice. There are fancier compotes (yes, that’s the word you want to search on – lace edge bowl is also a good search) out there, this is a ho-hum common one. But the price was right, and it works every bit as well as one that costs three times as much. The floor stand is a System 4 , I am feeling quite clever – using double stick foam tape I attached furniture gliders so I can just push my stand where ever I need it.
And proof that I do stitch, the finished the hummingbird on Chatelaine’s Caribbean. I’ve moved on the reef and hope to have it finished by Wednesday at the latest.
In reading news, I’ve been meaning to mention this for months – I’m also blogging over at From the TBR Pile (tbr – to be read). Autumn’s been giving away a lot of books lately and all the ladies who blog over there are also stitchers, so give it a look see next time you’re looking for something to read.