Good news – the machine is fine:-)

7 Sep

But it has become very fussy about needles and the only way it would work was with Schmetz size 14 stretch.  Once I got that worked out, after some fruitless and profanity filled tests, it was happy again.  BUT I am totally stuck on how to decorate this dress and have been starting all kinds of other projects to keep myself occupied while mulling it over.

Today’s project, spurred on by the Design Helper telling me to work on it or he would send it to the dump, is my Grandad’s chair.  I love it because it has beautiful lines, is a beautiful example of late 1960’s “Danish Modern” furniture, is extremely well made (I am sure he paid a lot for it back in the day), because it is one of the few arm chairs I have ever sat in that allows my feet to fully touch the floor and of course, because it belonged to my Grandad.  We have hauled it around with us for decades and although I had to finally let go of the matching couch, which nobody ever felt comfortable sitting in (weird paradox there) I have used in one way or another for ages.  But in this house, it has mainly resided in the garage.  We tried it for awhile in our bedroom, but in spite of the best of intentions of using it as a quiet reading spot, it ended up as many bedroom furnishings do, as a repository for discarded clothing.

So off to the basement!  I found it this morning with the seat cushion askew, our set of jumper cables under the seat, a drop cloth, and old cammo jacket belonging to one of the kids and a copy of Stephen Leacock’s Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town tossed in a variety of ways over and around it.  Here it is:

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I think it is happy that it is getting attention.  See the smile?

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Step one is to remove the coverings piece by piece.  The bottom had about a hundred staples in it, all of which were rusty.  None of the staples underneath it were rusty though, so that is a relief.  Here is the strapping under the chair.  No springs, which I hope somehow will make the job a bit easier.   A little “before” pic.

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And the “after”

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The strapping is stretched out and will need to be replaced. The frame is in beautiful shape and heavily bolted together.  Time now to bring in and set up another “use it or it goes to the dump” piece of furniture – a huge table currently sitting outside with a “free” sign on it.   Stay tuned!

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