I already missed one deadline to have it complete, and my son didn't seem all that happy about it. Since then, I have been working on it almost daily and all day long with little to show for my efforts. The arms of the couch were giving me quite the challenge and I think I finally may have got them at least acceptable.
If I thought the love seat was a difficult, try working with twice as much heavy fabric. Tuck it in the couch, pin it, haul if off the couch, drag all that fabric with me to the sewing machine, sew it, take it back to the couch, retuck, repin. You get the picture? It makes me recall why this type of sewing is not my favorite thing to do.
I am really making headway, but it's so slow going. Because I missed the deadline, I'll need to bring it, once completed, to Harrisonberg. I will be, so doing the happy dance, when this baby is a picture in my rear view mirror!
I bought a few more pieces of fabric from the LNS that is closing its doors. Even with 40% off, it's still a pretty penny! But in the other hand for about $80 I got 3 pieces that are about a yard each. In addition I order a yard of 14 ct. White Aida from fabric.com. One yard, 60" wide, grand total including postage was About $15. I accidentally ordered a fat half of 36 ct. on eBay, on their buy it now feature, when I was trying to figure out how much a fat half would be, and hit place order, instead of the back button.
That was $45 I wasn't planning on spending this month. Not that it won't be used.
I also knitted on the baby blanket, but too lazy to pull it out of the bag to take an updated picture. Next week!
Here is a picture of the tin topper I made for myself, not finished completely yet. I have to line the box and add some gold thread to the top. Just not on the priority list to finish right now.
Next week, happy stitching! Even if it's not me doing the stitching!