Geez, I really don’t know what the deal is with me using Beatles' songs/lyrics as blog titles. Sometimes the Beatles just sum it up so perfectly.As any new mom to be, I have had a good time getting the nursery/nest together. It’s been fun to look at the catalogs and play and imagine the “what ifs” of nursery creating. Ok, I will be completely honest…while I like doing this, K loves it (which is an added bonus to get free advice/personal shopper---my non-existent ankles will only carry this bloated body so far in the mall these days). K is a really great resource, but was never really keen on my choice of seating (which was a glider). So, while the cat was away at the beach, I made “un-authorized” (hehe) purchase of a glider from craig’s list.
Although the glider that I purchased was in immaculate condition and the cushions were custom made, the cushion fabric definitely was not something that went with my color scheme. A cushion re-cover was definitely in my future. The one big problem was, well, I am more of quilter and not really a sewer (there’s a big difference between the two---I am definitely in the quilting camp, but I am interested in the signing up for the sewers’ summer sessions).
Like a deer in headlights, I was confused, dazed, and didn’t know which way to turn. What to do? Call in the reinforcements of course! Mentioning the glider dire straits to my girlfriends, they felt confident that we would be able to pull something respectable together. (I calmly nodded my head and thought, oh, crap, I hope this isn’t a disaster, but if it is, the baby won’t really care---I am told that babies are non-judgmental like that). I brought the cushions to the next hangout session and where the cushions received a through examination (and were deemed very well made). I was told how much fabric to buy (and being that I am considering doomsday scenarios in my head, I buy a lot more than what I was told).
Armed with the required materials and my machine (less the all important cording foot that I had purchased ---Mommy’s brain is for REAL), my wonderful (and brave) girlfriends, Andrea, Pam, and I set off. My back-up plan (to just use the current cushions and throw a blanket over the glider) was quickly discarded when Andrea handed me a stitch ripper and calmly announced that we would use the existing pieces of the cushions to create our pattern. *GULP*
I had thought that I would be making the cushions on my own, but getting advice and help from my Andrea and Pam, however, the girls would not hear of it. On top of the free labor and pattern creation, any time questions, concerns, or despair entered my mind, Andrea and Pam were there to soothe away the negativity and keep me on track. While I was making piping, Andrea and Pam were sewing up ties or planning out the next move. It was an awesome moment when you realize how great your friends really are! 10 yards of piping and many hours later, the covers were complete! AMAZING!
This is definitely one of those projects that you think to yourself, “I can’t freaking believe I made this!” Instant project love. Thank you so much Andrea & Pam! Couldn’t have done this without you both! I will think of you both when I am gliding the baby to sleep.