Sunday, 26 July 2015

Recovering chairs

Finished chair

Pad removed

Original cover looking the worse for wear

The fabric that I am using to cover these eight dining room chairs is now in its fourth house, having resided twice with me and twice with my Mum. They were originally curtains made for us when we lived in Dubai. They have since been unstitched, restitched and altered several times. One pair is still hanging in the dining room. The covers are made from another pair that were very short, after being altered for a smaller room and the others are being remade for my daughter's house, so that will be their fifth rehanging. Now that's what I call recycling.
Our furniture moves round between all our houses as well as our needs and space change, the chairs we had made, again in Dubai but the sideboard and table once belonged to my Mum.

Sunday, 19 July 2015

Chaim Potok

I would just like to say thank you to whoever's blog it was I was reading who recommended the book My Name is Asher Lev, its brilliant, I am now looking forward to reading the sequel. In the meantime I want to look up several of the Jewish references with which I am unfamilier. Having been for the last week in an area without internet I was unable to do this whilst reading the novel.

Friday, 10 July 2015

The dress

Lovely sunny day for the wedding, in fact the church was extremely hot so looking a little rumpled.