Below is where I spent a good part of my day yesterday...more packing in my studio. Actually this doesn't look too bad. All that is left is what you see under my Koala table; a few of the drawers in the chest are already empty, there is a cupboard nearly empty to the left and the contents of my desk. I'm coming to grips with the reality that this is pretty much what I'll be doing until the movers come on Dec. 1st! I know my blogging is suffering, but it's been good to have the assurance from so many of you that you'll be there when time is on my side again!
We've decided to have our living room furniture recovered before we leave. It will be used in our "formal" upstairs living room at the Squash House. Below is my chair which I am almost ashamed to show as the fabric has faded so badly over 15 years. Mr. Squash has an identical chair covered in burgundy leather that will go in his office, and there is also a matching couch and rocker. For our family room at the Squash House we purchased some yummy leather furniture that is being delivered after we move. Saturday I went to the local upholsterer who does amazing work! I brought home several samples, two of which made the cut. Below are those two samples. It was very dark and cloudy yesterday, so the photo isn't as good as it could be, but you get the idea. The one on the left was my first choice in the shop and the one on the right was second. Once I got them home and played with them in different light during the day, I realized the smaller print was going to work best. It also has that sort of "craftsman" theme that we have going throughout our house. There is a tiny bit of sheen to the fabric, but it is rated as heavy duty. The little dark dots are actually burgundy in color, which matches the color in Mr. Squash's chair - just in case we ever decide to take it out of his office and use it in the living room.