Fine Feathered Furniture

Oops!  that should be Leathered . Lol

Not only did the lady leave the library legacy, but lovely leather loungers, as well!!

uncluttered couch

Clean, uncluttered couch!

 

 

Oops, forgot to take shot of the 2 recliners!  Sorry!  Look just like the couch, except… they are recliners.  Lol, I’m here, Capt. Obvious again!

 

 

My old recliner “Old Blue Bomb” was shot. And needed to be put out of its and my misery.

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I was so thrilled when I walked in and saw these 3 pieces! I looked around in disbelief- she surely will be coming back!! She couldn’t be leaving this!!

Sat right down, reclined and body said “ah!” A sigh of contentment! Butt not dragging the floor!!

There is a little bit of damage on one of the recliner arms.

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Yeah, this one looks like it needs amputating!  Don’t worry, it’s just a flesh wound!

But I ‘ve got some material to cover that up in a trice!

Real living room furniture again. Yay!!

Now, how do you dye large leather pieces???

Talking Turkey

You already saw the adorable turkey material.   But!  I only showed you the one- there’s two!!  Aha!  Tricked you!

cartoon turkey material

And I’m going to!

Here’s the second, coordinating material:

brown turkey material

Gobble Gobble!

 

 

This is how sewing is supposed to be done!  (Decisions, decisions; to press or not to press, that is the question.)

 

pressing seams

Pressing seams

 

working on bodice

Sewing bodice

 

Bodice finished, waiting for skirt:

bodice done

Bodice is done. What?? You can’t tell what it is??
It’s a bodice!

Here’s the neckline detail:

 

neckline detail

It’s supposed to be a sweetheart neckline.
Can you tell?

I know, not really. Oh well,  at least it has some shape to it!

 

 

Don’t you just love Thanksgiving??  I do !  So much!!  It was the first truly American holiday.  Just colonists, and Native Americans giving thanks together, to God, for the harvest and surviving another year.   No shopping, just family, and friends, eating and celebrating, enjoying each other’s company.

(And just like us, probably passing out, after the sugar rush of all those pies!  Oh, is that just my family?)

{I just hope I don’t have plumbing problems the day of the dinner!!  Asking guests to stick their hand in the tank to flush is a WHOLE nother matter, than doing it myself!!}

Oh, the dress??  It’ll be done by the 26th, I promise!

Sewing Sew Sew

What have I gotten myself into now??  I just finished the nieces baby quilt last, last, last Thursday (3 ago).  Now here I am starting ANOTHER quilt??  (For my Sister-in-law, Shirley- ya know, the one I promised Brother last January???)  Am I crazy??  (Well, that’s already well established, no need to answer!)

AND!!!!  I’m planning to do a Thanksgiving dress for PP!!!!!   I AM INSANE!!!

Just purchased the Thanksgiving material, (and Christmas too, if I MUST confess) for PP, on Veteran’s Day.

It was on sale!!  60% off the harvest, and 50% off Christmas!!  With a 40% off coupon!!!  I HAD to buy it!! Right then!!

(Even though I had to borrow the money, totally worth it!! to me, anyway!!)

I’m gonna be busier than “2 squirrels in a wool sock”!  (Thanks, Cindy D. for that saying!)

Shirley did come over and cut up all the squares, which I can’t do.  (Remember that pesky little wreck, back in February??

Boy, I do.  Every time I try to use my left arm!)

Here they are, in all their freshly cut glory:

cut quilt squares

Shirley’s squares

 

 

 

Gorgeous colors!  Brother picked them out, and he’s color blind!  Kudos to him!

 

 

Here is the material for PP’s Thanksgiving dress.  I just love these turkeys!!  Who could resist such cuteness??

cartoon turkey material

And I’m going to!

 

And ta-da!  Behold the Christmas dress raw materials.  PP picked these out herself!!  What an eye!

Oops!  I forgot to take that pic, again!  Bad slogger, bad slogger!   Meantime, please enjoy this lovely

Pic of Jackie and JFK, in their Christmas outfits.   Off to take that pesky pic!   (Unless I forget again….)

JFK Jackie Christmas tree

KN-C25669 12 December 1962 President and Mrs. Kennedy pose in front of the White House Christmas Tree during the Staff Christmas Reception. White House, Entrance Hall. Photograph by Robert Knudsen, White House, in the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, Boston.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Okay, so now I gotta chain myself to the machine again!  Hope I get let off for Thanksgiving dinner!  (Well, that will probably depend on how fast I get the turkey dress done!!)  If you don’t hear from me in about a week, please send food and water!!

Reblogged

I was re-blogged!!  I’m so utterly thrilled right now, I can’t even think straight, or hardly type!

Judith Barrows is officially my new best friend!!

She has a lovely blog named JudithBarrowBlog.com

Here is my post, re-blogged.

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Keeping a tight grip

Keeping a tight grip

Did I mention I was re-blogged???

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No, I’m not the least bit excited.  (Where oh WHERE can I find a sarcasm font???  Somebody PLEASE invent one, quickly!!)

Thanks you so much, Judith!! You are a wonderful friend!

Sincerely,

Melinda  AKA  Purpleslob

From Purple Slob to Clean Queen Well, maybe Princess? What's lower than that? Lady?

From Purple Slob to Clean Queen
Well, maybe Princess? What’s lower than that?
Lady?