|It all started here...|
That being said, I went a little overboard with a fabric.
It all started with a simple idea. It was my quarterly changing of the dining room chair fabric.
(I change it so often because 1. I would rather change it than battle the mystery stains, 2. My love affair with the staple gun rears it's purdy head, and 3. I get bored easily!)
On the way to the fabric store, I set some boundaries for myself.
-Try something outside of the WHITE family.
-No more silk or linen for our tooshies! (what was I thinking??)
-Go for durable!
-Must be on clearance.
The ladies in Hancock Fabrics are always so adept, patient and helpful. (Never rolling eyes or slumping shoulders or sighing heavily at my inadequacies!) I am a sewing moron. I know this and I accept this, so I go to great lengths to avoid THE MACHINE aka THE BEAST! And so a staple gun, glue gun, fabric tape affair was born.
I entered with confidence and marched myself directly to the clearance section.
When I let out my first squeal of delight, my old pal Hancock Helen rushed to my side. She asked if I needed assistance, but I know that she really
My heart was too busy singing - I had found the perfect fabric! It was NOT white. It was NOT linen or silk. It WAS durable, and it WAS on clearance!
Indoor/Outdoor fabric. SHUT THE FRONT DOOR! Why had I never considered this before?
I was doing a little "I love this fabric" dancing while Hancock Helen prepared 5,472 yards for me.
Niece NancyPancy, sewer extraordinaire, was visiting and I tried to wow her with my staple gun skills. She gave me the same look that Hancock Helen had. She opted to be the "cutter" while I wielded the staple gun!
When it was all said and done, the acclaimed fabric adorned dining chairs, side chairs, patio chairs, and maybe a kid or two. We could go all "Von Trapps" and sing about a few of our favorite things!
I now fear that I have become too "matchy matchy". I'll just have to wait for a sister to visit. They will call it like they see it with a "Hey, Matching Mary!" or "Looks good, Stepford Susie" but I am hoping for "Very Chic Cheryl".
|No Chair Left Behind|
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