So this week, I resolved that holiday knitting or no holiday knitting, Something Must Be Done. First off, there were the couch cushions. Way back in the summer we had an Unfortunate Occurrence involving cat pee and the couch. We washed everything of course, but getting it scent free enough that the cat does not pee on it again is a tough proposition. After duly considering that the cushions that came with the couch were possibly as old as I am- or at least old enough to be president- I decided that replacing them was justified. The seat cushion was easy if expensive- just a new piece of foam. The three cushions that lined the back were harder. There were no pillow forms the right shape and size, but coincidentally I noticed that the plastic bags of fiberfill were exactly right. So I got three of them, and they've been sitting in the sewing room ever since.
So, I started by taking the casing off one cushion to use as a pattern. (Note the original pattern of the upholstery. File under, reasons this couch will be reupholstered one of these days Real Soon Now. )
I whip-stitched the end closed, and then it was ready to stuff back into the cushion covers- or at least it was once I replaced a broken zipper on one of the covers. Not to mention some awkwardness as Cookie climbed on my lap in the middle of this.
For my encore, I'm tackling the pile of mending. Several things repaired and put away already, a couple more I have officially given up on and will be tossing out. But the sewing room already looks marginally better. Still a long way to go, and I've been switching off other projects with holiday knitting, but at least I feel like I'm making progress.
And the cute cat photo of the day: Cookie, the library cat, contemplates great literature. "Hey. Can I eat it?"
|I'm so maligned. I've sat on Shakespeare, you know.|