One thing that happened yesterday was almost finished new cushion covers. The old ones, once upon a time a most likely pricey custom job of plasticky, rubbery stuff, had become pretty hideously icky. I am not a seamstress but I know a few! Sally put her talented self to work and whipped up these covers tout suite. I was tasked with cutting - yes, I can do that - and wrapping batting, along with getting them on the old foam, which was still just fine under the ugh.
|Not quite finished but I couldn't wait to see how they look.|
Soon, curtains and...well, let's just get these cushions done.
The story of the two patterns is that I didn't let Sally know there were TWO sets of cushions. Oopsy. So she had the set up for the stripes for one set...when I said, will there be enough for the other? The other? she asked. No problem. We dug around some more and found a closely corresponding color match and went touristy, checks with stripes. I like it. Ok, I really love it. Color me stripey happy.
Here's something to know about Culebra. The library is FULL of wonderful surprises. There is material and crafts and sewing machines and people to help. There is yarn and embroidery thread and hooks and needles and lots of other stuff all for the using. I donated some material that I like and have hauled around with me but won't use in exchange for what I used and will also donate some money to continue this good thing. As Sally sewed, quite a few people coming in and out asked about lessons. Volunteers are more than welcome to gift others with their experience, just call or go to the library, one way or another. If you already know how to sew but don't have a machine, or have some other thing you might be interested in, check out the library. They might have just what you need!
|Just another pretty boat|
|Morning was breaking|
|Magic morning light|