Thursday, January 16, 2014

Rockingchair Restore

I was given this oak rockingchair frame when my Luca's was just a babe. I had such high hopes of rocking him in it. However with work and raising my kids time never allowed.
I am now weaving the back and bottom using jute. I am liking how it look's very much. The quilt top I bought at a yardsale last fall. It needs some patch repair and a backing. That will be another future project.
My cross stitch project is going slow. I purchased a large piece of woven jute and sewed the edges. I planned to start stitching today but Topaz found it and chewed a hole in the center last night. I should have known. While weaving the rockingchair Topaz chewed on my ball of jute. I am not sure why she likes jute so much but I need another piece to stitch on and I will have to find a safe place for all jute. Her nose is a good sniffer.

Monday, January 13, 2014

First Try Cross Stitching

I have admired such beautiful samplers her on the blog. I have wanted to try my hand at it. At the urging of my therapist I dove in. Help I ran out of fabric before stitches were completed in heigth.

Happy New Year All