Monday, May 14, 2007



This is the chest I got from work a few weeks ago. I got it because a few of my fellow blogger/stitchers suggested I get a trunk, chest or some type of lidded box to put my stitching in, so that it could be kept safe in my front room where I want to do my stitching. I still am very appreciative of all the good suggestions! This is the chest, unfixed...it has a few boo-boos, minor ones, and I want to line it. My girlfriend at work gave me the tapestry material to line it with. I think that will work out just perfectly. I also purchased some green grosgrain ribbon to tack along the edges to finish the lining. (and I am using some decorative furniture tacks to hold the grosgrain on. The wicker is coming off on the lower front of the chest, so today while I am out and about, I will get some small quarter round, that I will stain to match. I'll use that to re-attach the front. I think there may be a lot of hot glue and brads in use for that. The whole process is in my head in the planning stages. I am hoping to start working on the chest this afternoon or evening. I am really not quite sure of how to go about this project, and will be working it all out as I go along...we'll see how it turns out! I will take progress picture as I go and share with you. Soon, I will be stitching again *in my front room* where I am most comfortable for stitching. Wish me luck!

I hope you all had a great Mother's Day. In reading your blogs this morning it looks like it was a nice day for all. My daughters and one of the boyfriends surprised me, by taking me out to my favorite Mexican restaurant for dinner. The boyfriend paid for it all! (Yes, he's a keeper) I did panic when I thought he hadn't spent time with his own mother...but he assured me that she had a wonderful brunch, provided by him...WHEW! I couldn't stand it if I thought she was left out. (She is a sweetie, although I think he has a hard time being around her.)

I had better get going on my day. My youngest daughter has an appointment with Planned Parenthood to get a follow up check up for her from last year for her cervical cancer. Hopefully, that has stayed gone! (Please Lord let this be a thing of the past) I am going with her for support. After the appointment, we are going to Michael's to do some Mommy spending; I am in the mood to let go of some of my money, even though I probably shouldn't.

See you all in a bit!

4 comments:

Isabelle said...

Glad you had a good mother's day, Claudia!
I pray that the follow-up visit for your daughter goes very, very well.

Stitch Wizard said...

Claudia I just love your little trunk! I would love to see it after you have finished fixing it up too! It sounds like you had a great Mother's Day! My husband took me to my LNS and I had a blast! Good luck to your daughter! I bet she will have a good report! Debby :)

Vonna said...

That trunk is adorable :) It's going to be lovely for your stitching necessities :)

Thinking only good thoughts for your daughter's appointment.

tkdchick said...

Oooh I love your chest! I've been eyeing a trunk myself but just can't afford it!