Peacock Stitching Chair complete!

OK, I made time to restitch the scissors keep.  I shouldn’t have, but I did, and I think I’m glad I did.  I expect the third time would have been the charm, but I’m so not going there.  It is beyond me, plain and simple.

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I think you’ll have to embiggen the left picture to see the bumpies peeking out through the top.  The backside is a little easier to tell–it’s not supposed to have the dip.  My friend thinks I’m too much of a perfectionist.  Guilty as charged.  🙂  For instance, if Time weren’t a premium just now, I’d’ve cropped the pictures so you don’t have to look at plain and/or boring background.  Oh, well.  I have a plane to catch.  ETA: Arriving at destination, I cropped them in webshots while waiting for the husband to come home.  I’m compulsive like that.  *rolls eyes at self*

OK, let’s spin this baby around counter-clockwise.  All are clickable for bigger.

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Peacock Stitcher's Chair back 06.09 peacock chair right side 06 09

Full view w/no scissor keep pillow, left side, back, right side.

Peacock Stitcher's Chair drawer open 06.09 Peacock Stitcher's Chair Drawer front 06.09 peacock chair signature 06 -09

Full view with open drawer, drawer close-up (’08, heh), signature.  I love that I signed my name in my “handwriting.”

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Full view, pillow and all.

So, OK: I am bummed that the seat isn’t cushier.  I didn’t use polyester quilt batting, and for that I get a flat seat.  I used 3 layers of cotton batting and a bit of polyester fiberfill, but it didn’t give a fluffy result.

It took me a LONG time to figure out how to get the arm roll dimple “just so.”  No, seriously.  It’s embarrassing how long it took me to “get” the instructions.  This is why only one arm roll makes me happy.  The other is adequate.  The first arm roll also took me two days to finish.  When Janie Hubble says the arm rolls are fiddly, she ain’t just a-kidding!

The button/drawer pull matches the floss much better IRL.  I am very glad I used the button with beads instead of a tassel.  I think it’s adorable! The drawer’s fit is very tight.  I’m pretty sure that has something to do with the way I glued it together.  I am hopeless with glue, and got some pink floss-bleed residue on one side of the chair.  Still, I think the glue is a plus, as it strengthens the cardboard.  It took me three tries to get the front of the drawer just right.  It was worth it.  I was very anxious about having a wonky drawer.

In spite of the glue, I stitched everything together.  There will be no coins going missing in this chair’s cushions, I guarantee!  The instructions  mention tiny overstitches where the seat meets the sides, front and back.  I went a few extra miles.  I’m glad I did.

I split three wooden beads by hammering the included canoe clips too hard.  They’re easily replaced.  I think the newer designs come with really long brads instead.  Heh.

I LOVE the colors I chose.  I’m very happy when I look at my chair.  When I first saw the design, I thought the original colors were beautiful.  I didn’t stitch it until after the second chair was published, and I new I wanted to be able to coordinate the chairs.  I don’t think it would work in the original combos.  I don’t really know when/if that’s going to happen.  The boy is trying to steal my chair!  He thinks it would be nothing for him to design a chair he likes and have me make him one!  So far he’s vacillating between wolf motifs and anime emoticons.  *sigh*  He’s a character.  You take your time deciding, dear, there’s no rush. 😀

Peacock Stitching Chair by Cat’s Whiskers
Stitched on 32-ct. antique white linen using Caron Waterlilies Flame and Blue Lavender silk.  Stitched in 06.08, constructed 06.09

Happy Stitching!

11 thoughts on “Peacock Stitching Chair complete!

  1. Those are both fabulous finishes. You and I are on the opposite spectrum when it comes to tolerating imperfections. I’m just happy when I get something done.. mistakes notwithstanding.

  2. Terri, you did a fantastic job! I know how hard it is to finish this piece and yours turned out just gorgeous – congratulations!

  3. Ooo!
    Fantastic job, Terri! I love, love, LOVE your siggie on the bottom. What a nice touch!

    ***giant happy dance***

    Congratulations on a super-fantastic finish!

  4. Wow!! 0_0

    This is seriously more finishing work than I can comprehend!! Looks great! I love the pattern on the arms, as well as that glowy red gem on the front!

  5. A huge congrats T!!!! Definitely an accomplishment 🙂 I think you did a fantastic job and yes, perfectionists (I am one too) are hard to please. LOL!

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