Off my block!

Village Taverna

Village Taverna

Heraklion

Heraklion

Back from 10 wonderful days in  beautiful Crete with the family, and what a lovely break it was, lots of bracing swimming, and walking in the nearby gorge.

But to greet me home were the foam blocks that I promised to transform on May 11th, into two garden seats.  Not one to disappoint I set to,  feeling full of optimism after my 10 days off.  If anyone is contemplating this task do not be put off!  I was  advised to attack these 4 inch thick blocks with the serrated edge of the bread knife, dont do it!  Success came with a six inch filleting knife, a nice smooth cut.  It reminded me of filleting a very thick fish but instead of scales there were loads of  messy foam crumbs, but on the plus side no fishy smell.

I have also decided that it would be a mistake to cover the blocks  with the upholstery fabric directly on top, I have used a bed sheet as a liner as the foam clings to everything and it would be impossible to fit the blocks into their covers.

I am picking up my trusty Bernina tomorrow as she has had a break at the repair and servicing shop! Will get  these seats  finished by Wednesday with any luck, only hope they get used this summer.

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My Monday Make

Today the weather is said to be reaching the late teens in temperature, oh wow! And it’s still only May!  Which has made me think I had better crack on with my next sewing request. new covers for an outside bench seat!

Not too much of a challenge technically, but whenever I attempt a new sewing project that comes straight from my little brain I get a little nervous!  I have some great cream canvas for the covers and think Velcro will suit as a closure! Any one who has any ideas are very welcome to suggest!

Foam blocks

Sitting softly