Hello!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! And a happy sunday to all of you!
I hope you’re having a relaxing day! As I’ve mentioned before, Sunday is my most productive day in the week, so although it is 9.40am I have already dropped KB off at work, gone to the vege market, gone on a 50 minute walk in the mist (lovely!) cooked a huge batch of tomato and chickpea pasta sauce, taken some photograph of my chair (!) and had breakfast! Phew! Time for a well-deserved break to post pictures of my exciting FO.
Did I mention I’ve already eaten chocolate despite the early hour? I thought I would sneak a little piece of delicious macadamia chocolate onto the tail end of my breakfast… big mistake… I think today will be an exercise in restraint now! (Especially as one little piece has so far turned into two little pieces. OK, I’m lying to you… three).
So, without further rambling, I am going to FINALLY introduce you to my NEW CHAIR!!!!!!!!!!!
I had grand plans of doing an outdoors photo shoot today, but it’s misty and rainy, so I’m not going to risk walking down slippery stairs carrying a chair I don’t want to get wet!!!
So a little history on this special chair…
when KB and I moved back to Wellington about two years ago, before we found a house and were living with my parents, KB, Mum and I went on a jaunt to “Trash Palace.” Remember my table? KB bought that for me at our local dump shop, and I had forgotten to tell you about trash palace… it’s another dump shop but not so local. It’s a wonderland of all things trashy, pure upcycling goodness and soooooooooooo cheap. I found this chair…
And I liked the shape and the purpleness of it so much, I bought it for the reasonable price of $8. I had planned to paint it, but must admit, I have only just got around to it! So a couple of days ago, I did it.
Firstly, I took the seat off, and pulled off the ugly fabric that was stapled onto it… and found…
Brown vinyl! EEEEEEEEEEEEWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW!!!
It had occurred to me that my chair had already been upcycled, but now I had the proof. Does that mean it’s a tri-cycled chair now?
I also found this…
Duncan’s of Hastings, Made in NZ… it even has a job number on it. Lovely! In a world where most things are mass-produced and made in China, it’s so nice to find something lovely and old and made in NZ! It’s well made too, despite being a wee bit rickety, it’s still solid as, and I’m glad the painting is over, because it is my study chair and for the last few days I’ve been using my little wonky stool… not so comfy!
So the job is done, and it looks amazing with the cushion I made especially for it!
It’s in the corner of the lounge, bringing a lovely green vibe into the room. And I just love it. Oh, and see those flowers on the table? Well… I was sitting at the table the other day and all of a sudden I got a whiff of the most beautiful flower smell! It was heavenly! I didn’t know these wee flowers had such a lovely perfume… but do you know what it interesting? I can smell the purple and yellow flowers, but I can’t smell the pink ones. KB can only smell the pink ones… that’s a discovery! I suppose like everything in the universe, smell has a vibration too!
So, that’s the “chair” part of my post done! Now onto the square! Am I the last person the discover Julia Crossland’s lovely blog? Make sure you pop over and visit her! I had a go at her latest pattern, the popcorn flower granny square…
Whoops, that was meant to have 8 petals, not 7… I worked out a way to make it into a granny though… then had another try…
Much better! I’ve made them a big bigger than Julia’s pattern because I’m sending them off to the delightful Mrs Twins for one of her SIBOL’s… I’m thinking they’ll go well in a flower blanket or maybe the children’s blanket if I haven’t missed the deadline!
OK lovely people! I’m off to do some more cooking and some yoga before sitting down (in my new chair) to work on a big assignment due at the end of August!!!
Although, let’s face it… I’ll be back in my rocker before long, hooking up my next, much needed project!
I’ll leave you with a picture of some beautiful, beautiful potted gerberas my lovely friend gave me, which are thriving on my kitchen windowsill… they’re so vibrant the camera could barely take it!
Lots and lots and lots of love to all of you, from Alice and Raymond XX