It's been a few weeks since I've given an update on the chair. Two weeks ago, my sister and niece helped me pick out some fabric at SR Harris and I managed to get a test piece that fit the back. Last week I finished sewing the front of the back with the real fabric. I tried and failed to do my own buttons but found someone a few miles from me that whipped them up in her garage for $5.
Here's where we are now:
It's a little crooked and I need to get twine for the buttons but it's coming along ok. I left out the pillow top because I know my sewing machine won't handle that many layers of this fabric on the top piece and it seemed a little more complicated. Hopefully next week I'll have some twine so I can get the buttons on and some tack strips for the back of the back.
September 1954 started with a couple of hurricanes. Hurricane Carol killed 68 people in the New England area and then Edna came in to the Northeast and killed another 20 people. There was an earthquake in Algeria that killed over 2000 people.
Workbasket Magazine answers some questions on plants in most issues. Here are some of the questions where the answer is DDT because arsenate of lead leaves a lead residue on the fruit.
Lead arsenate was eventually banned in the late 80s much later than DDT which was banned in 1972.
There was a section on sandwiches. Here is my favorite; The California Decker. I love how specific they are about buttering the toast but give no specific directions for the mayo.
There has been some progress on the chair. I measured everything to try to figure out how much fabric I need and I’m estimating 8-9 yards. I cut out a test piece for the back of the chair from an old sheet. Next I need to take a good look at the construction of the original and see what order I need to assemble the pieces. I found buttons that you can cover with fabric and a very long needle for sewing the buttons in. I'll use the old buttons for testing though.
I'm from Minnesota and have been crocheting since 2003. I inherited a box full of Workbasket Magazines from my mother-in-law and became obsessed with the vintage patterns.