I have admitted several times to all of you that I have a procrastination problem.
I started this chair last summer and just finished it this weekend. I knew just how I wanted it to look, but I couldn't get there!
My husband made me the frame back and arms. I then covered the frame with quilt batting. Then I ran into trouble.
I had originally thought I would cover the chair in osnaburg. After finding a cache of feed sacks at the thrift store the plan changed.
I like to sew, but creating a pattern out of thin air just isn't in my resume of sewing skills. This weekend while my sister was here, I showed her the chair and she dove right in. She pieced together the feed sacks to create exactly what I had envisioned.
When she turned one feed sack right side out we discovered this wonderful advertising symbol that we knew would be perfect as the center back of the chair.
My sister's decorating taste is completely different than mine, so she had to "go with the flow" and be OK that the feed sacks are not all the same color of ecru. I kept telling her that it is OK, that's the point of this being a make-do chair. The chair, in my humble primitive style is PERFECT! Thank you Aunt Val.
Not only do I think it is perfect, but there has been fighting going on over who gets to use the chair.....
Frito decided to test it out and discovered that it's perfect for sleeping no matter which way he sleeps...
Also makes a great spot for soaking in the morning sun
Poor Shadow only had one turn....and that was in the middle of sewing the cover so he promptly got booted.
I did tell my sister that she didn't realize that the chair was simply her audition for making the new slip covers for my couch!
Have a great week ~Ann