Wednesday, October 12, 2016

- That's a wrap 2

Retrospective (11/6)

Patch #286 Don's boat 


with thanks to Hazel for the inspiration.

Original Post 

I've always loved extra long jeans. You know, the kind that drag on the ground. It used to drive my mother nuts, especially when I was an adult. But I have persisted to this day. Fortunately, my chair wrapping episode last week 
led to an "Aha!" moment as I contemplated yet another pair with ragged hems.

Here's a before and after shot ...


along with a close-up of the front ...


and a b-side shot of the 6-stranded floss that I used to blanket stitch while rolling under the frayed ends ...


You (and I) will have to wait for some time to pass before I can report on such mundane matters as how the mending stands up to laundering and future wear.

Meanwhile, here's Don's latest contribution to our eclectic decor ...


And since I don't have a "before" shot, here's a similar piece that I found on the internet that gives a sense of how it started out ...


It's amazing what a little bit of milk paint and embellishment can do ...


I especially like the cloth-wrapped sail ...


and can't wait until we're once again strolling on the Manteo waterfront.

P.S. Here's what is keeping the assemblage company on the wall ...