Monday, July 25, 2011
Happy Monday ... and Opinions Wanted
We've been keeping pretty busy around here. Our tenants moved into our old house this past weekend, so we are finally done making trips back and forth to get that house ready. Both Mr. S. and I are happy that is all done, as we can now concentrate on the new house. On Saturday, we picked up the new furniture we ordered from La Z Boy a few months ago ... it looks so good! Once the rooms are all done I will share pictures with you.
Speaking of the new furniture, Mr. S. got himself a nice recliner chair, and I want to make washable covers for the arms and headrest area. I haven't decided yet if I will just buy some home decorator weight fabric and sew them, or if I should just crochet them instead. What are your thoughts?? Any suggestions on patterns I should use if I crochet them, or should I just wing it?
I learned that they used to call these covers "antimacassars" and they were usually lacy/doily type things... I can remember my grandmother having them on her furniture. They were so called because the men used macassar oil in their hair and it would leave stains on the fabric, so the antimacassar was born! Learn something new every day, huh?
I would like your opinion on this, and to show my appreciation, I will do a little giveaway for those who comment on this post. I won't tell you what it will be, but I will tell you that if you crochet, it will be something that you can use.
Thanks in advance for your help.
Posted by Sandy at 9:02 AM