Saturday, 20 April 2013

I am winning the battle with my sewing Machine.Patchwork Police do not look!!

Firstly " Thank You" to my new followers. I am so looking forward to a Giveaway when I hit 200 followers.
I actually feel that I blog to friends these days. I have over the days of posts got to really know some of my followers. We actually communicate,have a relationship,share things, just enjoy being together. I am amazed at the generosity bestowed. And I can actually say blogging has enriched my life.

Well we have been seriously dealing with " STUFF" lately! Some so seriously that has been a pain in the neck but others that have bought the sweetest memories  flooding back.

I gave this deckchair to my Stepdad when he retired. He loved me and I loved him. I put a sign on it to say "Relax for a few minutes every day!" When he died it looked pretty unused so I guess my Mum kept him busy.

I brought the deckchair to our house and it has been in the shed of doom ever since. Yesterday we decided to clear it out and there in the back was the deckchair. It looked sad, neglected, and even more unused. It nearly joined the pile for the tip BUT I remembered my sweet Stepdad and wanted to put those words " Relax for a few minutes every day" to test.

I seriously can not cut in a straight line. I can not line up seams. Patchwork and I have a long but very tricky relationship. But, I never give up. So I had an idea for the deckchair. I cut. I sewed. I ironed and I swore a bit. But Look-----


A deckchair. You can still hire them at Torquay or Teignmouth. Better than most because it had arm rests and goes up in an easy swishy way. But somehow really boring.So----




Chalky you can cut in a straight line. You can join patches together. You can sew in the ditch!
Wow ! I actually began singing at this point, always a good sign.
And ,so it grew.


I decided I could not stop to go to the shop and buy batting. I had a very ugly towel that deserved to be encased. And as I was sewing I thought to add some lavender to the pouches made by the frenetic sewing. It smelt so good when I was ironing it into submission!

So, I am chuffed. Doubly chuffed. 
The Patchwork Police would probably give me a red card but I love it.
And the back is pretty good too,
Tomorrow I will add some ties and sit back to watch the clouds go by!


Make sure you enjoy a moment or two just doing nothing!

19 comments:

  1. Patchwork Police?! They can stuff it. You did a great job! I absolutely love the way these turned out. Thank you for sharing. Enjoy them!

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  2. That is just amazing. Clever you. And it is really nice that you have kept your Step Dad's chair.

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    1. Indeed. I am going to spend some happy moments relaxing x

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  3. I just knew you could come to love that sewing machine.....GOLD STARS ALL ROUND for a job well done. Sometimes we have to leave off a craft for a wee while then when we re-visit it it just works!
    x

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    1. Much encouraged by you I may add xxx

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  4. You are wonderful Linda, your step-dad will be smiling - I think its just one of those things that was just meant to be - it was never meant to go to the tip it was meant to be used in that lovely garden of yours xx well done on being so clever xx

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    1. Thank you lovely lady xx I am quietly so happy to have transformed it. I even tried to bring it into the house tonight!!!

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  5. I think the patchwork police would honour you, it's beautiful :) xx

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  6. Thank you CHeryl. I was so chuffed with it I tried to bring it into the house this evening. So satisfying when you achieve something you are basically rubbish at xxx

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  7. Bravo to you to give new life to a chair that has such family history!! Maybe a matching crochet pillow? ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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  8. Those chairs are groovy and they just look so inviting xxx

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  9. Well done Linda, your chair will be a chrished memory. The colours are gorgeous and bright and your step-dad will be so proud of you.
    luv
    irene
    xxxx

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  10. Hi There, No need to fret!!! Your work is perfect and your chairs look as perfect as a new penny!!! Nice!!!!
    AMarie

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  11. Hi Linda
    you have been busy - love your deck chair. I hope weather permitting you can have a well deserved rest sitting in your beautiful refurbished deck chair and sip something cold and hopefully fizzy xxx

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  12. Hi Linda, what a great idea and it looks so comfortable, I can see this idea taking off and comfy deckchairs will be the order of the day ^_^ Anne xx

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  13. That looks great and so much better.A really novel way for using patchwork.You could start a business !

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  14. Your deck chair looks fabulous and cheery, too! Now, remember to "relax for a few minutes every day" in your garden. (the chair looks perfect there!) You did a great job!

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  15. what a wonderful bright and cheery deck chair! now you need to put your feet up in it with a good book!!

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