We're rewinding a bit to Friday and my trip to the big blue and yellow store. May I set the scene? In my den, most of my activities take place at my big old pine table under the sash windows. My trusty sewing machine is at one end, the computer at the other and I've had a nice old pine bench to sit on whilst sewing or surfing. However, I'm not getting any younger, you know, and I've noticed that my back has been troubling me and can't help thinking that whilst lovely, (and very useful for dumping piles of papers on, kitty lounging etc,) my bench is very unsupportive of my posture.
I had a lovely long day to myself on Friday as the Munchy one had gone to play with a friend after school, so at 4pm in the afternoon, back at the HenHouse I arrive with my "bench replacement". As I said, meet Gregor...
I ripped open the box and started getting all the pieces out, intent on getting Gregor together without delay in my usual "I must do it/have it now" fashion (Mr HH is nodding resignedly as he recognises this trait well).
Now Gregor came with a cushion pad. That's handy I thought, but it was also very dull in boring old plain cream cotton. I looked at Gregor's bits (behave yourself!) and was torn for about a minute. With the couple of hours I had before picking up the Munchkin, I could put the chair together but then again, I could do something much more fun, too. Like fabric fun. My very favourite type of fun, in fact (next to eating creme eggs. I do like to be seasonal).
So it was out with my errm sizeable Cath K stash (that is, all the strips I cut ready for the patchwork that I haven't yet got round to). A bit of chopping here and there into squares, a simple piece of tissue paper to make a pattern for the cushion pad (I just drew round it and added a generous seam allowance) and I was off.
Did I leave out the bit where I emailed Mr HenHouse in his office, asking if he might like to make the chair for me when he got home from a week's gruelling slog in the city? The perfect wind-down activity...
This morning I made a little lumbar support cushion, too.
Oooh, yes, I am pleased with that!
And so now I simply must sew to test it out!