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'Til needle, thread and fabric meet.
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Friday, August 24, 2012

It is amazing at what can be created

with a little bit of this...................

a whole lot of this...................

not very much of this................

and inspiration with just a few stitches on this....................


and it all comes to this!
 I started this back in May.............I had been wanting to stitch this for the longest time..........

and then last year around Christmas time, this old chair was sitting in the back of a pickup, about to be tossed and destroyed at the dump. The man who was dumping it, graciously handed it to me upon my aksing.

When I saw the blank canvas on the back of the chair..........the chair just seemed to call out to me............and I knew, I had finally found the right spot for the cross stitched piece. I just finished sanding and staining the chair last week. Now I will begin fitting the cross stitched piece to the back of this chair. I need to also cover the seat.
I will show how it all comes together in my next post.
How about you?
Have you ever seen something and knew immediately that you had to do something with it?
I would love to hear!

12 comments:

Nurdan said...

Dear Kathleen,

I loved the colours you used in your stitching for flowers! They look exceptional!

I am really looking forward to seeing the chair's transformation...

Happy weekend!

Cindy said...

What a beautiful stitchery you did! It will look great on the chair, I am sure. I have a very old chair that I got when my grandparents died, and it needs new seat. I have put it off for about 30 years! Some day I'll do it, I swear!

Betty Lou said...

Your recycled chair is going to be a beauty when refinished and outfitted with an exquisite stitchery and new seat. Will look forward to seeing the finished project..

Prairie Patch Quilts said...

Look forward to the finished project! The cross stitch is so pretty.

ina said...

Can't wait to see the chair with a new look!

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

That cross-stitched piece is gorgeous. Years ago, I did a magnolia on black linen for my then mother-in-law -- so many creamy/peachy colors. It was beautiful but no way could I do it now. I have little patience and me eyes grow weary when I have to stare at such little tiny squares for so long. I can't wait to see how that chair turns out. I know it is gonna be fantastic. Best wishes, Tammy

Wren said...

Can't wait to see the finished chair. Your work is just beautiful!

lil red hen said...

This will be beautiful! Can't wait to see the finished project! I do have a project which I felt just had to be done; ran into a size conflict and feel a little blue about it. Do I start over? or toss it?

Karen said...

That is one gorgeous piece of cross stitch, Kathleen! I'm sure it will make that chair look beautiful, but you might want to not let anyone sit in it!

Bev said...

I can just imagine how beautiful it will look!!

Michelle Palmer said...

Beautiful flowers!
Had a special giveaway on my blog for folks who have been following along...(thank you!)
Your name was selected for the extra treasures~
Please email me with your mailing address at michart@rochester.rr.com and your treasures will be in the mail!
Hope your day is perfect~

Marianne said...

Kathleen, assuredly your chair will look beautiful, as the cross stitch is so lovely, and the chair design is perfect for it.

I'm not on working on my journal for a while, but I will be sure to visit my dear journaling friends as much as I can.

Sending you love and hugs,
Marianne