The First New Year Crafty Post

I promised in my last post that I would share some of the crafty stuff I did over the holiday break and while my poor baby was laid up on the couch with bronchitis.  First up, the chair recovering.  I have had this chair for 10 years and it was in desperate need of a recovery job.  The glider rockers are not terribly expensive and I could have just replaced it, but with a tub of spare jeans in the attic, I obviously could not do that.

I went to a local upholstery shop and purchased some firm closed cell foam.  The sheet of foam to recover the rocker, ottoman, and enough to spare for another seat cushion elsewhere in the house was $50.  The jeans were in the attic.  I seem to have an abundance of those that I have “outgrown.”  Don’t we all?

So here are the before and after photos.

Glider before recovery

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Denim Recovery Pocket

Denim Recovery

It is so comfortable to sit in now and the pockets are great!

Next up is the cross stitch.  This one I started on Halloween and during the holidays I was able to frame and hang it.

Tricky Treat Cats

Tricky Treat Cats

And the other one I framed and hung was this quick stitch I did in November 2015.  Just a fun one for me.  The glare is terrible on the glass, but you can see it better in the second photo.

Sewing Machine by Ursla

Sewing Machine by Ursla

Finally, here is the photo of the cross stitch that I started in January 2015 and finished in November.  It was a gift, so I could not post photos until now.  The stitching was not difficult at all.  It took me so long to finish, as I had to work on it when the recipient was not around and when I had a few moments to spare.  I found this to be a great way to stitch a gift for someone for Christmas.  Pick one to do in January and slowly stitch throughout the year till it is complete.

The Quilter

Thanks for letting me share my work with you all.  On to the next project…  Cheers!

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