The rest of the day was spent taking apart a horse blanket (yes...a real horse blanket complete with the horse's hair all over it) and figuring out how to make a couch throw out of the parts. Getting the leather buckles and the huge gold braid off was the most difficult part. The fabric is wool and very soft and thick. I had to cut it apart to get pieces that would lie flat because it is shaped like a horse. Duh. A few hours later, I had the whole thing re-sewn and ready to quilt. After supper, I spent another two hours taking apart the blanket's stiff edging so I could salvage the gold cord from around the edge of the original blanket. I plan to incorporate it into the binding. I am using Glide gold thread because it is shiny and beautiful and mimics the gold from the braiding. I hope to finish it tomorrow.
|What seemed like two miles of stiff binding finally taken apart...|
|To get this braid to use in the new binding.|
|I can't remember the name of this panto, but it has swirling snowflakes on it!|