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Wednesday, 28 October 2009

WIYWW [what's in your workroom Wednesday]...

I spent yesterday working on 'the waistcoat'. We think we have a final design with pockets, zips and rings all carefully measured before stitching in place. Yesterday I cut out and started to make two so I have threads and bits everywhere. I will finish making these this morning but as you are aware I am unable to show and tell them in detail because of the possible pending patent. Watch this space :-)

When these are finished I will be moving on to upholstering this little chair. I am working on it with my neighbour. She is married to a soldier who is in the middle of a 9 month stint out in Afghanistan. They have a 9 mth little girl and this chair is being covered for her in the pretty pink check fabric that is hanging on the back of the chair in the photo. It's a lovely project to occupy the mind for us all. Little A was only 10 weeks old when Daddy left and he has only been home for one week since then. We dearly hope he gets home safely for her first birthday.

9 comments:

Twiglet said...

What a skill you have in keeping everyone busy and happy. I am sure all your friends and customers treasure you as much as I do - well almost!

her at home said...

What a wonderful neighbour you are I do wish you were close enough to pop in here I have a churchill sofa and ancient drop end that sadly need your care and attention!

Yvonne said...

Oh i can't wait to see this waist coat you have done ( can't see it being better than the other one i seen ( but then again , you are a clever little bunny)
Oh bless her...and wishing him a safe return home. One of the hardest jobs ( well i think it's more than a job, it's a life). such a beautiful chair, that will be loved so much by the little girl x

Calico Kate said...

Have had a great catch up session but as I@ve aid on my other comment am itching to go and sew so I won't leave comments on all your posts. Your daughter looked fab and what a lucky class to have such fun teacher good for her.
I hope 'he' comes back safely too. What a lovely idea for the baby to have her own chair.
CKx

Kathy said...

You sound so busy, but obviously love what your do. Your neighbour must appreciate your kindness, and I bet that chair will look wonderful when all finished. Good to hear the waistcoat is coming along well

Pondside said...

I look forward to seeing that waist coat (is that what we'd call a vest? Is it for outdoors or for under a suit jacket?)I also hope you'll show the finished chair!

Wipso said...

A waistcoat usually sits under a suit jacket and thats what I called this when we started designing it but I have to admit it looks little like a waistcoat now :-) It has morphed into something to suit the needs of a special gent and all may be revealed at some point in the future :-) A x

my5bratz said...

wish I had a neighbour like you, have fun with the chair :0)

Julia Dunnit said...

Me too Ginny, another fascinating workspace Anne!