Mr. Squash has had a project this summer. He bought an old, oak, captain's chair to refinish. It is in the Mission Style that we love and pretty old as a lot of it was put together with peg and tenon. When we brought it home it was stained in a very dark color and not in the best of shape. The cushion on it was covered in a fly fishing motif, but the cushion itself was tied together with some sort of electrical cord and in need of replacement! Mr. Squash stripped and re-stained the chair to a gorgeous honey color. We found some great upholstery fabric 40% off and JoAnns, then took it to an upholsterer to re-make the cushion. Here it is - looking like new! Mr. Squash does the best refinishing work! The chair will go with his antique desk for fly tying - a desk that we have yet to find!Kimberly and the gals at Fat Quarter Shop have to stop sending around such great newsletters - LOL! Their last one had this Maison Bleue pattern that I had to have! I plan to use Sweetwater's Pure line as soon as the yardage arrives in stores!
That same newsletter had Luna Notte by 3 Sisters for Moda - I don't know what I will do with this gorgeous charm pack, but I do know there will be some more pattern testing in my future....always helps to have fabric on hand for that!
That's all I have for now. Our former neighbor from the old house, her sister and friend are arriving in town tomorrow. I'll be tour guide for the weekend!