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!!!