Monday, January 17, 2011

"New" chairs

Day 4 has passed without my machine.  I'm surviving.  I did bring my old machine up from the basement, but have not plugged it in yet.  I have found that in all my spare time, I am coming up with lots of new projects.  I just have too much time to think about sewing because I'm not sewing.

There has some been some work going on around here though.  I recovered a few more chairs.  I so want to paint these red to match the fabric, but I'm holding back (AKA the hubs asked me not to).  We have moved our twins to boosters and got rid of the high chairs.  That was a glorious day.  The problem though is that we only have three kitchen chairs.  Our little man broke the back off one after pushing it over way too many times, and our table only came with four.  That left the hubs and I chair-less now.  I priced chairs and didn't want to spend $70 on a chair from Target.  We don't really want to buy anything new for a few years since the kids just destroy everything.  The hubs found these at goodwill for $5 each.  They are in pretty good shape, but the seats needed help.  I picked up one of my favorite fabrics to match my kitchen curtains.  They will do until we decide it's safe to buy a new table and chair set.



My stack of beautiful blue fabric arrived from Fabric Shack so I'm currently in the planning stages from my Modern Quilt Guild Challenge quilt.  I got a lot more excited after sorting my fabric based on my design.  It's going to be a bit out there, but I think it will work.

I might have to do a bit of sewing this afternoon just to make sure I don't get out of practice.  I think I'll spend some time on the World of Goo.  I stopped by Joann's the other day to pick up some more Kona Ash because I'm almost out.  They raised their prices to $7/yd!  I hear price hikes are coming for all cotton fabric though.  Another good reason for a fabric diet.


Fresh Poppy Design

12 comments:

  1. You did a wonderful job on recovering the chair seats.
    The price of fabric is going up again? Already?

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  2. For those of us from Canada, that price still seems like a bargain , though. Here we pay $18 - $20 per metre (39") so I think I should take an empty suitcase with me the next time I go and go shopping ! Lol
    You did a great job on the chairs....I totally vote for painting them red!

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  3. Great job on the chairs! And I agree, I think they ought to be red, that would be fantastic :)

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  4. Another vote for red chairs. 7$/yard for kona! That hurts a bit. I think I'll have to be more selective about the fabric I do buy.

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  5. http://www.cvquiltworks.com/ has Kona for $5 a yard. There service is great. I usually get my order with a few days of placing it.

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  6. I couldnt believe the price on the Kona at Joanns, I noticed that the other day!! Luckily I had a 40% off coupon...but seriously, $7 at Joanns?? crazy.

    your chairs look great too!

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  7. I love your chairs! i love the fabric and I LOVE your curtains!!

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  8. Oh my, $7? I am hoping that my local quilt shop hasn't raised their prices yet! Do you have a Hobby Lobby by you? They have a great selection of Kona's and are usually 30% off..
    I seriously adore your chairs, and that you have decorated with so much AB, I seriously swoon for those dots and wallflower prints :)

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  9. The chairs are adorable. I am all about waiting until kids get older to buy a nice dining set too. Little kids are just way too destructive.

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  10. Your chairs look great....you did a fantastic job!

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  11. You did a great job on recovering those seats!! LOL, I know exactly what you mean you say you don't want to spend money on something that will just be destroyed soon. I have 3 munchkins of my own :)

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  12. Looks fabulous with your curtains! Thanks for sharing!!

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