Monday, February 14, 2011

Beauty and the Oops!

While ironing the borders for this quilt (yes, I'm all over the place, haven't really finished ANYTHING, but I'm working on various and sundry projects), I had an accident:
This iron mark is on the seat of our recliner!!!  I only placed the iron there for about four seconds, count them,  one, two, three, four, and it wasn't even fully heated up yet!  Yikes!  What did my husband have to say?  "Good thing it's Valentine's Day!"  Well, this chair is ONLY about 25 years old, mind you!  And while I'm thinking, way past time for a new chair anyway, he says, "Now you'll have to make a chair cover for it."  Huh???  An upholsterer I am not, thank you very much!
My house block quilt, (previous post), that Michele and Pokey have been "helping" me on is finished.  At least the top.  And I've decided on a gold-flowered kind of vintage fabric for the back.  I want to save the birds for something else.  And I want to buy a high-loft batting for it so it's nice and cozy to watch t.v. under (on my now iron-burned recliner  :-) 
I hope you are all having a wonderful Valentine's Day!


  1. Ha-ha, you and I were working on a post about the same time. Yikes! I didn't burn anything though, sorry about your chair! You can cover a seat of a chair real easy though, grab a beach towel and tuck it in, lol Yeah, I'm not claiming to be much of an upholsterer either.
    I'm glad you're having fun, Jodi!

  2. 25 years and that's the only mark on that chair? I'd say you're doing pretty well :)

  3. LOL, You know Pat will never get rid of that chair, or the air conditioner or the old cars or...!!! I guess you'll have to drape your lap quilt over the seat to cover the burn!!! Still LOL!!

  4. Hi Jodi! I received the mug rugs and the other gifts you included - I LOVE them! I showed them to my co-worker and she also thinks they are gorgeous. Thanks so much!

  5. Oops! Maybe it's a good reason to get a new chair! Who would have thought that would happen so quickly??

  6. This reminds me of when I burnt my husbands favourite trousers. I was only newly married and couldn't believe I had done it! There was a lovely iron shaped burn on them. I didn't know what to do so I hid them! After a couple of weeks of him asking where they were I came clean. He didn't care at all, but I was soooo worried. Seems so silly now!


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