Tuesday, June 19, 2012

A Rockin' Stitching Station

A few weeks ago while perusing the ever popular Pinterest, I stumbled upon this.

I had been wanting to make some kind of a "stitching station" and this was it. I began my search for a small wooden rocking chair. Well, lo and behold, my good friend, Viki (no blog), who I have known my entire life, had one and she gave it to me. Here is what it looked like when I got it.


This could work! I removed the cushion, which wasn't really attached, and cleaned it up. I then thought about how I wanted to dress it up. I decided to stick with my love of peacocks...no surprise, eh? Here is how it sits today.






 I was going to try to use things that I already had...Lord knows I have ALOT of peacock things! I started with the back of the chair on the front side. I knew I wanted to stitch something and finally came up with this design from Samplers and Santas. I had stitched it earlier as charted and framed it here. For this, I stacked the pattern and used my own hand-dyed threads. I picked out one of my magnetic needle keeps and glued it in the hole at the top. While I was working on the front piece, it was my hubby's idea to cover the back somehow. This was the perfect place to store a scissors. I was going to make a cushion for the seat out of the fabric that was used on the back, but I had this green pincushion that my friend, Joan, made for me awhile back. I think it is perfect! I had to add the small kitty magnet on the front side. I have a kitty and he always sits next to me when I stitch. The tape measure was given to me several years ago by another good stitching friend, Chris (no blog). The 3 spools of thread I use when I do finishing.

I probably will add/change some things as time goes on, but I just love how this turned out. I am so happy. I have to thank my friends for all of the items that you gave me  that went into this. I really love that part of it.

Thanks for visiting and Happy Stitching :)

JillMN


16 comments:

Ulla said...

Cute!

Melissa said...

How nice to get this as a gift! You've made beautiful updates to it! You must be so pleased!

April said...

That is so cute Jill! You did so great personlizing it too! I love it!!! I am also addicted to Pinterest!!! lol

RuthB said...

Absolutely BEAUTIFUL !!!!!!!!!!!!! Love it love it love it. Congrats.

Cathy B said...

That is REALLY COOL Jill!

Deb said...

Oh, it looks wonderful. Lucky you for having a friend give that to you and you've done a wonderful job on redoing it.

Laurie in Iowa said...

Sweet!

Simone said...

That chair is gorgeous!

Robin said...

It really is adorable. Nice job. I especially like the magnet at the top and the scissors pocket on the back. Really cute.

Christine said...

Just WOW!! A beauty!

Deborah said...

Love it!

Mouse said...

ohhh that is cute and what a nice way to have your stitching goodies close by :) love mouse xxxxx

Faye said...

Just too cute~~~ I love what you have done with this!!

geeky Heather said...

That is ADORABLE! I've never seen this kind of cute tiny thing before, and your "redecorating" looks GREAT!

Lana said...

HOW cute is that?!

LUNA said...

Cudowna praca , bardzo pomysłowa , piekna !