I sprained my ankle on Wednesday — yes Mary Anne, the third of three calamities — I hope! So sitting with my foot propped up is the order of the day. I’ve been whipping on Fireworks and working on my second chair seat. Thought I would post my progress on both projects. And make a public promise that I will slow down and pay more attention to where I am going!
I left the four corners of Fireworks until I was finished whipping the four sides. Mitring corners is not easy, and since I don’t do it very often, I find with each rug that I learn the process all over again. It seems the corners are more consistent and neater if I leave them to the end and do one right after the other. Above is the first one complete and below the reverse side. I roll the linen forward when I whip which makes a clean finish on the back and eliminates the need for tape (and all that extra sewing). Since I am required to stay still with foot up, I imagine Fireworks will be all done very soon and ready for steaming. So I guess that is the silver lining on this glorious sunny day!