Sunday, April 26, 2009

Piece by Piece

The upholstery project is coming along. I chose not to work on it last night when I got off work because starting a project after a 16 hour shift is asking for disaster and is...well, just plain dumb!!! So I did my chores and cuddled up with my favorite pomeranian to watch (fall asleep to)48 Hours. I love the sleep timer feature on the TV. They were doing a story on the Craigslist killer, which was quite interesting...just not interesting enough to stay awake. This morning I awoke early and the project began in earnest. I drafted my pattern on muslin from what was left of the old upholstery. The fact that some of the parts had pieces missing hampered me a little bit, but I sewed the pieces together to fit it on the frames and I now have a workable pattern for the seats. I had to stop at that point because it was time to get ready for work, but it will be a good place to pick up from in the morning. My next move will be to trace out the pieces onto the vinyl and make the piping. I should be able to get the seats done tomorrow before work barring any unforeseen complications. I sample stitched the vinyl with Ricci using the heavy duty thread I picked up on Friday...2 layers...like butter...4 layers...still like butter!!! I think she is up to the task. I hope this project goes smoothly...May BWOF should be here soon and I have big plans! I want to make some new things for PR weekend. Can't wait!!!

7 comments:

gwensews said...

Hummmm-coincidence? You just happened to find the sewing machine and at the same time, needed to sew upholstery? Lucky you!

Julia said...

It sounds like you have your work cut out or you to me. Before work? What time do you get up?

Sewfast said...

I work evenings on Sunday, so I leave the house about 12:30. I get up around 6:00 or 7:00. I'm one of those morning people that everyone hates!!! LOL

The Slapdash Sewist said...

I *do* totally hate morning people, LOL. I hope you made productive use of your unconscionable cheerfulness.

Sewfast said...
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Sewfast said...

You made me laugh out loud early in the morning Trena!!! I had a boss who hated morning people too. We started work at 5:30 every morning and of course I would get there early. I just loved to greet her warmly to hear "!@#$ you!!!" before she slunk off to her office!!! Still makes me smile fondly!

Kat said...

Well that sounds cuddly after a 16-hour shift! If you can't sew, might as well spend some quality time with a furry little friend :) .