Quick chair cover..

I found this really pretty home decor fabric at JoAnns for 60% off the regular $29.95 price tag. At first I had no idea what to do with the 4 yards I bought but I knew if I thought about it, "I'd think of something".  I just loved the color!
Then I remembered the, 'getting old and ugly chair' that sits next to my desktop pc.... This chair is what I call "Rikky's" chair (my cat). She is always laying on it as she watches the squirrels romper out on the deck...
This chair was a thrift store find about 4 years ago and I was tired of it but did not want to toss it. My thoughts were to put it on the curb with a "Free to a good home" sign. Well, it now has a bit of new life left.

I really didn't want to cut the fabric, my thoughts were to get  a new chair.. well new to me, I don't buy anything new.  So I simply tossed the 4 yds over the chair and pinned into place... but had to bring out the sewing machine to hem the rough edges... I may want to make a proper slip cover on the new chair one day.
I did cut a length to use for a valance in my, what I call, my garden guest room. Perfect color for that.

Not bad, it covered the chair and really, no one but Rikki sits on this chair so the fabric is not going to move when sat on.

Yes, what you see is a safety pin.. I did say "I pinned  on the slip cover".

Needing a bit of contrast  I took out a few of my dishtowels that have been sitting in a drawer. Lord knows I could not use my vintage linen towels from Italy for dishes. I found a way to simply sew seams on the towels without cutting them, they are now stuffed and turned into pillows. Never know, I may change my mind about the pillows and keep the dishtowels in tact.
 I think I rather like the look!

Ugly green chair is now updated.  
Might just keep the chair a little longer?




My Ginger plant is blooming.

 This is only one of three species of Ginger in my garden.. not sure of the proper name of it.. but it's so pretty.

The blooms are hiding close to the ground. Above, are leaves on 6ft tall branches and I almost did not see the flowers growing among the ferns and other plants.

I planted this one about 4 years ago and it only had two flowers but this year I counted 8.  Each about 2ft tall. They come straight out of the ground and do not grow on one of it's leafy stems.

Wonder, if I dig up the root I'll find Ginger, the kind you cook with?  Guess I better do some googling and see when it's time to dig it up? 

Wonder if the root is edible?

 I'm linking this post to "Oregon Cottage"