I sincerely apologise for my lateness in posting this weeks offering for the Loose Bloggers Consortium. I am not at home and the days are busy
We were chatting on the phone one day, catching up on the weeks news. Once past the family, friends and recent happenings we went to the more mundane items of what we were up to that day and the few before.
My sister decided she needed to do a major (for her) sewing job. We talked it through, Skype allowed me to gain a clearer picture of what was involved and I added my pennyworth to the discussion. My sister would be the first to admit her sewing skills are not on a par with mine, her talents are many, but in fields I fall down badly with.
I could feel my fingers itching….
“If you are not in a mad hurry, I could help you when I come down next time” I heard myself saying. I meant it sincerely.
An email on another matter (blog post to follow) asked if I would be available for an interview in Dublin this week, so I put the two together and here I am.
So what are we up to?
My sister has a garden swing seat similar to the one above. The five year old awning was badly faded and the fabric was beginning to disintegrate due to sunshine over those years. On Tuesday we had a day of measuring, pattern making, cutting out, giggling and eating. I cut while sister cooked. Not a bad little team!
So, one sincerely meant comment meant that I had fun, while my sister gains a new swing.
Today the awning and cushions were completed and in the next week or so the frame with the help of a new coat of paint and some Vaseline at the joints, will be restored to pristine condition. 😀
No doubt I will have photos as the summer progresses and perhaps I will have the chance to lounge about on the swing.
I am happy with the work and I sincerely hope my sister is pleased with the final result.
Our topic today Sincerity came via Conrad, a very sincere and true friend. We are joined this week by Maxi and look forward to the spice she adds to our weekly dish. Do pop along and give her a welcome, not forgetting our regular members: Delirious, Maria/Gaelikaa, Maria SilverFox OCD writer, Padmum, Paul, Ramana, The Old Fossil, Will Knott.
UPDATE: The old fabric on the swing seat was a blue and yellow patterned cotton. We decided to re-purpose some fabric that my sister had kept…..
About eight years ago my sister bought a gazebo exactly like the one below.
It served the purpose for which it was bought, but the fabric walls outlived the actual frame. The fabric was of excellent quality and there was enough for a double layered awning and the two long seat covers for the swing lounger!