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Another tuffet completed!

Thunderstorms and weather warnings are the order of the day today…. so no progress on the house.   Oh well!  We need the rain too, and the carpenters probably need a couple of days of rest after what they accomplished yesterday.  Scroll down to see the progress made yesterday.

In the last two days, I recovered a little tuffet for Andrea’s sun room.  It’s a cutey!

This picture was taken in her sun room – the walls and the colors in the tuffet turned out to be a good match.  Someday soon, after we remove the furniture we are storing there, she has plans to continue the redecoration of this room.  Then we can show you more, but the painting is done, with white woodwork and white duette shades to finish it off.
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A Tuffet for…

Miss Muffet, of course.  Here are the next 2 stages in the process.  On Friday we will meet again for the upholstery portion of the project…. and I’m told we will come home with a completed tuffet.  Sure hope I can get all of that done in 4 hours!

I have completed the first 4 of 8 sections.
Now all 8 of the 8 sections are completed.  This is called foundation piecing because each colorful strip of fabric is stitched down one long side to another larger piece of cloth  – in this case, muslin.  Then another colorful strip is seamed to one long side so no raw edges are shown.  Next, when I get ready to seam the open sides of the pinwheel, there will be an additional surprise.  Watch for it!
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A Tuffet in the making…

Last Friday I spent 4 hours learning how to assemble the covering for a tuffet.  This next Friday I will learn how to upholster and finish it.  I can’t wait.  The class is offered at Thimble Pleasures in Chapel Hill.  Later that day, my sister made me aware of a wonderful web site that sells beautiful tuffets – Mackenzie-Childs.  I especially like the wonderfully decorative painting of the feet.  Have some fun exploring this web site.

Here is the completed first 1/8 of the tuffet covering.  Gotta get stitchin’ to finish the next 7/8ths.