Tuesday, 7 June 2011

This is going to be the end of me...

Well, maybe not.  But it is doing my head in - we've had a new router, we've had some close attention from the ISP, I've now got two mobile broadband sticks, one of which only works in the front bedroom, the other of which is still waiting for the company to activate it - why does this process take 24 hours?  Somebody needs to explain this to me in words of one syllable...

The other news is that the new neighbours appear to have nicked our internet cable.  Their network now shows up on our router, so I suspect the previously mentioned dodgy-brothers contractor who installed their broadband didn't bother to investigate if it was already used.  Which it was.  At the time.  Hah.

Anyway, Friday was probably the worst day I've had at upholstery school.  Not only did I completely frack up the cutting out of the skirt for the slipper chair, I cut my last piece of fabric for the outside back too small & had to cut another one out of the piping fabric, which I also cut too small.  Then I sewed up the skirts & put the inserted piece on the wrong side, so I had to unpick it and restitch it... twice.  Then I cut out the calico for the skirt, and cut it too short.  Then I cut the missing piece.  Too short.  So then I had to cut another piece, and my calico now has three pieces, instead of one nice smooth piece.  And finally, I cut one of the corners for the box lining too short, and had to spend most of Monday trying to fix it, eventually throwing myself on the mercy of the Upholstery Munchkin...Hah.  Why did I think this was going to fun all the time?  Well, actually, it was, until Friday. 

I have no idea what was going on, but I'm going in on Wednesday to finish the chair seat - webbing, vinyl, white plastic trim round the edge, four layers of foam, linters, calico & fabric.  I'm also going to unpick the skirt, because, guess what?  I found the missing piece of the skirt, and I'm going to unpick the skirt & reinsert it so I don't have six pieces, just the regular four.  Then I'm going to fit the skirt, attach the piping, and then I'll be up to the same point as everybody else.  Well, nearly everybody.  Some of us are still putting stuff together on the chair, so I don't feel too too bad about my progress.  I have a photo for you, but my toolbox with the camera is in the car, waiting to zip off tomorrow morning.

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I have injuries to relate, too, but that will have to wait.  It's 10.25pm, Gentle Readers, and I'm off to bed.  All this sitting, watching the router has exhausted me. 



  1. technology let downs are sooo annoying. And of course Murphy knows when you are fed up and will turn your pieces upside down and inside out and steal your stuff.

    Onward and upward!

  2. Thanks... it's been a much better day today, I put my skirt on the chair & got it fitted nicely (thank the goddess!) - we've got a long weekend coming up & I'm really looking forward to it!!!


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