19 March 2007

Getting Acquainted With My Singer

Among my house-related projects, this one really let me venture into largely new territory. I've had my sewing machine for a couple years now but its efforts have mostly gone to hems and tiny mending jobs. This thrift-store chair is my first venture into three-dimensional sewing.

From a distance it looks darn good, I'd say. Just don't look at it up close. Particularly around the zippers.

And even with all the (major) imperfections, the new cushions are still a humongous improvement over the old ones.

For some reason I didn't get a "before" picture of the chair itself. I'll let you imagine the dings and scratches that have been covered up by this glossy coat of black paint.

Knitting update: I finished that first argyle sock... and it wouldn't fit over B's heel. So I frogged the whole thing and I've started over with a simpler, stretchier pattern. Still, the whole thing has been fairly frustrating, and has led my knitting attention to wander to other projects. I've been working in a pretty non-committal fashion on three different projects over the last couple of days. Once I start moving confidently in any one direction, I'll post something of substance.


Bethany said...

That asian-character pillow looks really familiar. Did I give that to you or do I just remember it from high school or something?

And the whole chair looks very nice by the way... good job.

Clevelandgurlie said...

Wow Cara, what an excellent job you did on your cushions. It's amazing what a little creativity (and talent!) can do for a piece of furniture.

I also love your sweaters. I am attempting to teach myself to knit - but not doing so well. What books did you use???
Cathie - Raleigh, nc