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Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Curse the universe

I'm a little sick. A little tired. A little pissed off with the universe and fate and luck and all that bollocks. I'm considering changing my twitchy fingers logo to be an extended middle finger. Anyway, rather than wallow in my cornucopia of unpleasant feelings, I thought I'd make a knitting needle roll. I think its pretty.

When I finished it, it was sitting in the sun and the reflection was bouncing of my daughter's green beaded butterfly shoes...

Another project I'm undertaking at the moment is the restoration of this lovely chair. We were driving through Exeter the other day on the way to Nowra and this masterpiece was sitting by the side of the road with a whole lot of junk.
I've wanted to restore a chair for a while, but didn't really want to spend any money on it! And there is was. I'm in the process of removing the varnish at the moment, and I'll need to repair a split in one leg. Nan gave me some lavender velvet to recover the seat with so I'm on my way. I love the idea of a chair with a story and history, even though I don't know what the story is! I'll post when its done. When I'm finished I think I'll drop a picture of it, and a thank you, into the letterbox of the house that it was sitting in front of. You know, just saying thanks for the chair...

Anyhoo. I'm going to try and do some cleaning or something so that I get rid of this nasty fug. So that I don't get to tonight and realise all i've done is wallow. and make a knitting needle roll.

2 comments:

Taphophile said...

It's a lovely needle roll - congratulations. I love the idea of letting the previous owners know that you appreciate the chair and what you've done with it - a thoughtful gesture that will become part of the chair's story.

Miss Dot said...

I hope the fug lifts soon :-) a friend of my mothers once saw a beautiful wicker outdoor chair on someones throw out pile so she jumped out of the car, not moving, and knocked on the door to ask if she could have it and would they store it while she went and changed to a bigger car, the LOL (lovely Old Lady) said "of course dear, and would you like the rest of the setting? another chair and lounge!!! she hadn't put the whole lot out because she didn't think the council would take it all. :-) best of luck with the chair reno! and yes, send the note.