Monday, January 17, 2011

"New" stitching chair!

When we went to IKEA last week, the girl got a new fun swinging chair that hangs from the ceiling.  So, we had to move the rocking chair from her room.  Backing up a step, six years ago (yesterday!) when my son was born, he arrived two weeks early and the nursery wasn't finished I send my mom and husband out to get a rocking chair and they found this ugly but sooo comfy one at an office supply store of all places.  It was waiting for me when I got home from the hospital and was so comfy for recovering from c-section, nursing, and reading stories.  I am obviously attached to it and don't want to throw it out.  It now gets to be MY stitching chair in a bright corner of the living room!  Yay! 

In this corner the chair gets wonderful natural light, but I will need a standing ott-light for the evening  (I am considering asking for this one or this one for my birthday).  Too bad the poor thing is sooo ugly.  The six years of daily use (plus all that spit-up in the early years) have not been kind to it.  You can't see it in this photo, but the grayish brown covering is not leather, not even faux-leather, just a plasticy covering over white cotton backing, and is peeling off.  Anyone know how to recover a metal-framed chair?

In honor of the new chair, and because I finally finished the forest, and because the fibers came in the mail and they were just SO PRETTY that I had to use them RIGHT THEN, I started this canvaswork piece over the weekend.

OK it's not much to look at yet, but this is the beginning of Tuscan Midnight by Needle Delights.

I should be working!  But I can't go without showing you the birthday cake I made for the boy's birthday yesterday:

Yellow Lego!  Yum.


  1. a comfy looking stitching chair, wooo hoo nothing like being in comfort. I love that cake,,,too cool
    Be always in stitches.

  2. If you're sitting IN it, you can't see it :) Comfy is the important part. I have an older version of that Charleston floor lamp - I'd be lost without it! I can't wait to see more of Tuscan - I need to get that one! If you get a chance, post a picture of the threads - I wanna see them :)

  3. Love this stitching chair... my old office chair is starting to bother me.