|Look at how small and cute Mia was!|
That first winter (2011/2012), we worked hard on sanding them down and re-staining them.
The staining was done in winter of 2012 and I had every intention of getting to the cushions that year. But I didn't. So we put up with the plaid for two years.
So Joanne (mother-in-law) came over a couple weeks back to take measurements of the cushions and figure out what supplies we needed and how much to buy. Then we headed off to Fabricland to choose some material!
Which is way harder than I thought it would be. We narrowed it down to three choices and I'm really pleased with the one we ended up with.
Last Tuesday, Joanne came over bright and early and we got ourselves set up at the kitchen table for our day of sewing.
We worked for a good 7-8 hours the first day and were pretty pleased with our progress. By the end of day one, we had all the bottom couch cushions and the foot stool done.
We figured we needed almost another full day to finish everything off so we arranged for her to return on the Thursday. Except we all know how the rest of last week went and Thursday ended up being surgery day for me.
But fortunately I have the best mother-in-law ever and she returned to finish the cushions without me. So basically she did 98% of the work for these cushions. But, I did do all nine zippers! It was pretty awesome coming home from spending the day in the hospital to see my fabulous couch looking so good.
And just because I love staring at it, one more picture.