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.

23 comments:

  1. Such a beautiful rocking chair Lara, I adore rockers....Funny Topaz likes to chew the jute, Take Care, Hugs Francine.

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  2. Now that is a wonderful project! And it's looking great so far! I immediately noticed the quilt top and admired it!
    Maybe Topaz needs her own ball of jute to chew on!

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    1. Thank you. Yes I thought Topaz might like her own ball of jute except that she eats it.

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  3. This is going to look great! PLease show the finished project..that is if Topaz lets you finish. Janice

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    1. Thank you. It is a slow going process for me but I am determined to finish. Topaz will have to spend some extra time with Sam so I can work.

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  4. The rocking chair looks great you have a lot of patience.

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  5. The chair looks good and I love the quilt top. Be careful with the jute because I don't know if dogs are the same as cats, but vets say "yarn, rope, string, ect can wrap around the cat's intestines and cause major issues.
    Donna

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    1. Thank you. All jute has been put out of reach. The chair is in a room behind a gate. Topaz got a new toy to add to her toy collection. A nylon steak bone. Oh my it makes a thud when she drops it to the floor.

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  6. It looks really good, Lara! Sending wishes for a peaceful, abundant year for you and your family.

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    1. Thank you. Sending You and yours the same wishes for this new year.

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  7. Good luck with your project. I cannot resist quilts at sales myself. This is a beauty!

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    1. When I saw the quilt top it was not tagged. Feared asking but turned and found the vendor who gave me the price I had in mind but never thought would be her asking price.

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  8. Wow, it is looking really nice. Cant wait to see the finished project. Keep blogging, my friend, I miss you <3

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    1. Thank you and I hope to blocking g as I can.

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  9. It looks lovely. Yes, many of the restoration projects we plan must be put on the back burner while raising our families. You made the right choice. Chairs wait patiently !

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    1. You are so right. The most important thing in life is being there for our children as we never know how expectantly or short of time we will be privileged to have them.

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  10. I love the arms on your rocker. I look forward to seeing it rejuvenated. I have an armless sewing rocker in my attic. It needs a pressed cane seat. I think that is the terminology.

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    1. I did look into cane and splint weaving but I decided this would be much easier. I have high hopes for it to turn out pretty and functional. Thanks for visiting.

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    2. I bet it will be just right. I will look forward to photos of the finished chair. I think I'm going to dig that sewing rocker out of my attic tomorrow and 'get at it'.

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  11. I look forward to seeing the finished project, Lara! Also your cross stitch!!

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    1. I will be sure and show the finished projects. My work is slowly coming together. Thanks for visiting.

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