I finished the wingback twin and thought you might like to see it.
Here she is…
Since I was using the same drop cloth fabric I used with the other chair, I thought I should do a slightly different design. We have a lot of furniture in the family room. With nine of us, we just need it.
We also love having people over, so we need plenty of seating. But, I don’t want everything to look exactly the same. So with this wingback twin, I put a narrow pleat on the hem, and one on the top and bottom corners of the seat cushion.
I’m quite pleased with it.
A topstitch around the hemline should help keep the pleats from flipping up. Hopefully it won’t take me too long to get around to doing that.
So here’s one last look at it before:
I love fabric.
I especially love the way it can make a piece of furniture seem brand new all over again.
When Glenn and I went to New York for our anniversary several years ago, he told me to choose where I wanted to go each day. I’m sure he wasn’t surprised when I asked if we could go to a fabric warehouse. We walked for blocks and blocks (because I didn’t want to pay for the cab, and after all..walking is great exercise!). But oh my! What a warehouse of fabric and trims it was! I can’t remember the name of it now, but that place was like a slice of heaven for me. I think there were about 4 or 5 floors filled with fabrics. Fabric on huge bolts, rolled up and set in racks on the wall, fabric rolls leaning together in corners, like rolls of wallpaper, fabric in stacks and bins. It was just amazing. We walked up and down the aisles looking at all the beautiful patterns and I ran my hand over so many wonderful textures.
Here are a couple of shots I found from that hot July day in 2005!
Even with so many beautiful prints and vibrant patterns, many of which I love to look at and admire in other’s homes, I still usually choose ivory and white when it comes to my own place.
They soothe my soul.
But here and there, I love a little sparkle of gold or silver! And isn’t powder blue fresh?
Stop me or I’ll keep going on and on!
I love that God has created us with an appreciation for beauty. Even if it looks just a little different to each of us.