I intended to have a working weekend at home and I certainly did! I was totally pooped Saturday evening, but I went to bed early and felt much better this morning.
I spent most of Saturday cleaning my sewing/computer room. I hauled 4 bins of fabric from my sewing room back down to the basement. Once I got to the basement I decided to throw out a lot of items....you know how that goes...before long most of the day was gone. I was looking for the second set of curtains for the family room windows. I searched a lot of boxes and bins and never found them. Now I wonder if I threw them into the donation box in the fall and they are gone. The good news is I did find the second set of glass coasters in the sewing room.
I did do a number of projects that were more stimulating than cleaning and scrubbing floors. One of them was to iron the new dining room chair covers I bought two weeks ago and get them on the chairs.
What a pain! I did two on Saturday and planned to do the other 4 today. So far I have 4 done. I opened the 5th and what a surprise.....it's a short little thing that probably fits a folding chair! Even though the picture on the front shows the same to-the-floor dining chair cover as the other 5 I ordered.
It really does not matter that much because when I ordered the six chair covers, I forgot to take into account that two of my dining room chairs are arm chairs. So #5 and #6 would not fit anyway. I will have to make my own in a different color. Since the arm chairs are the "special" chairs, I think it will be OK to have them in a different fabric.
I am not thrilled with these Surefit dining chair covers. They are too thin and the wrinkles are hard to get out. I am just happy that I got them for about a quarter of their original price. I would NEVER pay full price for them. I expect them to rip after a few uses. Here is a pic of the color that I was happy to note goes quite nicely with the table runner I brought up from the basement yesterday:
I need to figure out what to do with the two end chairs soon as I have already invited my BIL's and their wives for a Valentine's dinner on Feb. 12. I can't have 4 chairs covered and the two end chairs not covered. I need to find a coordinating fabric soon!
Once I get everything done for that dinner, I will show you the full table, which will be in pink, purple and red.
The colors will go with this table that I am already working on:
Speaking of burlap, I finally made a trim to cover the seams of the burlap shades I made last month. I was planning to buy a trim, but I could not find a thing that would work, so when I removed the burlap "ribbon" from the hydrangea living room Christmas tree, I re-purposed it to use on the lamps:
I am quite happy with how that strip covers the raw edges.
Did you notice the colorful flowers on the coffee table? My sweet husband came home from the grocery store Saturday with them. Thank goodness that man is so helpful with the household chores. I would never get so much done without him. Back to the flowers....Since my paperwhites are duds, I decided to stick the flowers he bought in their container.
I have had a very busy weekend--full of pure WORK and a few fun chores. I did get out for about an hour today to go to Walmart. I bought 4 big clear plastic bins so I can go back down to the basement and get rid of some cardboard boxes full of stuff that I will put in the clear bins so I can find what I need.
Don't you just love those clear plastic bins????
My Weekend Goal was to Make a Bench Pillow - I am happy to report that I accomplished that goal!
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