New Stitchy Nest

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.

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20 Responses to New Stitchy Nest

  1. Daffycat says:

    Congratulations on the new stitchy chair. It’s so nice to have a special spot, isn’t it? Your Chatelaine looks fantastic.

  2. staci says:

    Love your new stitchy chair…wishing you many happy hours of stitching!!!

  3. Susan says:

    Congratulations on getting the chair – I enjoy stitching in my Ektorp, and I love that the slipcovers are comparatively cheap, so you can change them as the mood strikes.

  4. Shannon says:

    Congratulations on the new chair! 🙂

  5. Erica says:

    That looks like a wonderfully comfy nest to curl up in. Those Swedes really know how to make some nice bits of furniture, don’t they?

    Enjoy your new spot!

  6. Karin says:

    Love the stitching chair, especially the cushion. What a great corner. Caribbean is coming along nicely.

  7. Grace says:

    ah to stitch in comfort….looks nice and comfy….tea?

  8. Jill says:

    I love your new stitchy nest! I have never seen a red dazor before, that is awesome! Happy stitching.

  9. Cindi says:

    I love your “nest” and I see nothing wrong with your plastic stitching cart is just fine to me! Your stitchy piece is coming along nicely!

  10. Annette says:

    Love the setup!! I wish our living room could accommodate a chair. Sadly, I’m relegated to the couch as well 😦

  11. Christine S says:

    What a great chair! You’ve made lovely progress on your Chatelaine, too.

  12. Valerie says:

    Love the new chair…it looks like a comfy nest!

    Beautiful hummingbird! I’m glad to see that Carribean hasn’t become a UFO!

  13. Tatkis says:

    Your new stitching chair looks wonderful and comfortable! Congratulations!

    Best wishes,

  14. Gabi says:

    Your new chair looks fantastic. And I agree there goes nothing above a nice stitching chair. I love mine too.
    Your Caribbean looks fabulous. 🙂

  15. Jan says:

    First of all, love the vibrant colors in the Chatelaine. Your stitching on it is just beautiful.
    Second, I want a nest like yours! I am relegated to the couch. Sigh, maybe some day.

  16. Holly says:

    Lovely chair! I’ve always been a couch stitcher, but have fantasized about having a special chair just for me! How wonderful to have something in your stitching nest that was your grandmother’s!

  17. JenJen says:

    Love the new stitching chair – my favorite ever stitching chair was a lazy boy recliner, but mine got moved to the family room when we bought new living room furniture a few years back. ARGH. Must get new lazy boy! 🙂

    I hate, hate the couch for stitching too.

  18. Rachel says:

    Your new stitchy nest looks so comfy! I no longer have my favorite chair either, and now stitch on the couch, which is so uncomfortable. I have two rocking chairs, but they don’t give me the support for my back. Maybe if I invested in a stitching stand it would help! Your stitching looks great, as usual 🙂

  19. Siobhan says:

    I like your new nest! The chair looks great. I hate couch stitching, too. I’ve managed to make an area for myself on the love seat–my stitching companion shares the other seat–and that’s worked out okay. I can’t stitch on a big sofa, though–I can never get comfortable when I’m at my mother’s house & trying to stitch.

    Nice progress on your Chatelaine!

  20. Michelle says:

    Love love love your new chair (and the pillow!). I never use my System 4, because I have to keep putting it away. Wish I had a little stitching nest. Love that your lamp is an heirloom too – how fun. Oh and I need little drawers to put all my stitching goodies in. Obvs I am jealous!

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