Monday, March 9, 2009

not-so-big-but-kinda-more-technical

They say that once you hold your baby, the pain of childbirth is forgotten.........



The same does not apply to upholstering......

I remember the swearing,


I remember the injuries

I remember the one very small tantrum



but I love it anyway.


This is Auntie, and she will be coming with me to the Stitches and Craft show set-up day TOMORROW (yikes).
Not too sure how the next few days are going to unfold, so if my head explodes somewhere along the way, just tidy me up a bit and sit me in a corner. (Perhaps on a chair of a somewhat more robust nature and certainly not one that is predominantly white....what was I thinking?)

133 comments:

  1. That is outstanding! I can hardly find the right word to describe it. Have a great few days - wish I could go and have a look - looks like it will be amazing. Maybe bandage your head up before you leave.

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  2. what you do with selvedge is absolutely amazing. the chair looks fantastic :)
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    x

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  3. HA! I beat Locket!!!


    Oh Jodie that 'Auntie' is simply beautiful. I hope she gives you many happy years of sitting and reminiscing about swearing, sewing and the occasional temper tantrum.

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  4. Unbelievably beautiful! You are a dynamo!

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  5. holy crap (sorry, my erudite vocabulary escapes me) this is fabulous!

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  6. Just amazing Jodie! Have a fabulous time at the show :)

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  7. I have been enjoying your blog but this chair leaves me speechless. I love it!

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  8. What an amazing looking chair! Well done!

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  9. there are no words to explain how I feel about your work: well a few
    amazing
    super
    wonderful
    out of this world
    unbelievable
    artistic
    fantastic, and the list could go on and on, I hope you understand how talented you are, have a fun and safe trip.

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  10. OMG that is amazing you have out done yourself with this one. Good luck with the show, I know you wont need it as you are so talented. cheers christine

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  11. You know you are the schizzle.
    Yep. You are.

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  12. Love that chair! You will be fabulous at the show!!!


    Will you eventually make your patterns available through your shop?

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  13. I knew it!!! it is fantastic. Congratulations very clever person.
    Good luck too - like you'll need it!

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  14. Unbelievable!! So very amazing! Good luck with setting up for the show-how exciting-wish I was going!

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  15. SOOOOOOO DIVINE....
    love it to bits....
    it will be the absolute hit at the show....

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  16. I just sent a friend of mine the link to your blog today because she mentioned how much she loves selvedges on her blog. I'm glad she'll have this lovely to greet her when she looks you up! Stunning!

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  17. See you at the show as I so haave to stroke this little beauty. Amazing work again, I think you may have to make a selvedge house next, I don't know how to top it.

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  18. Would you be mad if I said I knew it was going to be an upholstered chair?! But knowing doesn't make it any less fabulous. Have a great time, I know you will!

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  19. WOW! You are amazing. I LOVE the chair so much.

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  20. That's a rocking chair!! Ha, ha, get it? Rocking... Chair... I'm too funny.
    You've outdone yourself Jod.
    Even better than I dreamt it would be.

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  21. AMAZING!!!! No plans of a matching 3 seater sofa then??? He He just kidding. I love it. Good job once again.

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  22. I am again speechless over your work Jodie! what can I say, this chair is awesome and you are a legend!!! Have fun this week, I'm sure your head won't explode, you will be fine and do so well and love it at the same time. I will be thinking of all of you this week!!xxxxx

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  23. very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very
    very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very
    cool.

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  24. Jodie you have outdone yourself. That chair is absolutely fantastic. Hopefully your head won't explode and you have an absolutely brilliant time which I am sure you will. Have fun and report back on every second

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  25. Lord almighty...this is just beautiful! Really...you're are going to rock that show.

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  26. oh my goodness!! I love it :) the green trim is gorgeous too.

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  27. From where I sit that chair was worth every pain and tantrum! Just BEAUTIFUL!!!

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  28. Jodie, your Auntie is so fabulous I can't find words to describe her.
    However are you going to top that???!!!

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  29. Holy smokes! That's amazing!!

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  30. Fabulous! Absolutely fabulous! Auntie is incredible.

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  31. Oh yay! She was truly worth the pain - Auntie is absolutely fabulous! Shall see you at the show, possibly on Friday morning, than the dinner - party time! Congratulations once again Jodie - you are such a wonder!

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  32. it looks great - I love the ruffle around the bottom

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  33. Looks amazing.
    Andi :-)
    PS I absolutely DO remember the pain of childbirth. Every second of it.

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  34. My first thought was "WOW". I just can't believe the wonderful things you make with selvage. It's amazing. You are very talented.

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  35. Wow Jodie, the chair is fantastic. Have a great time at stitches.

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  36. She's DIVINE!!!! I can't wait to see her on Wednesday. Good luck with the set up!

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  37. That. Is. Awesome.
    Great job Jodie - are you all selvage-d out now?

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  38. Wow, Jodie, Auntie is amazing, I want one, so are you taking commissions??? Just kidding, I only like making simple things once, so would never want to revisit something as extraordinary as that. I have been waiting with baited breath to see what the next selvedge project was, and I wasn't disappointed. Congratulations, and I know you will blow them away at the Stitches and Craft Show. Are you coming to Sydney later in the year?
    Best Wishes for the next few days
    Tracey

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  39. Just totally awesome Jod! Good luck with the set up. I hope to make it over there, will have to wait and see how my day job goes!!!

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  40. This is major awesomeness! wow. I was wondering what you were going to show us :) I have no however forgotten the pains of childbirth! well, some of it ;)

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  41. wow wow wow there are no words for how beautiful that chair is. I want one of those, and just imagine how much that would cost. You can put it in the arts musuem. I just love it.

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  42. Auntie! I LOVE the name! What an amazing piece of work - it is beautiful and clever all at once!

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  43. Auntie is amazing. You are prolific Ms Jodie! I only wish I could be there to see it, the dress, the brolly, the bags, the keyrings, the whole lot! How many kilometres of selvedge have you salvaged? You are a star!

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  44. Oh from your hint I was thinking some kind of valance was involved (and not of the Holly variety either) but this is wonderful!! Only one tantrum?? You did very well!!

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  45. ohmygod I totally love it!

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  46. are you sure that there was only 'one very small tantrum'.....?

    anyway, it is amazing & i can't wait to see it on wed @ S&C

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  47. Better bolt it to the floor cause I bet they'll want to put Auntie in the other display, it is truly a piece of work!! Fabulous. So what next a little foot stool to match and a sidetable with a selvedge doily and lamp with selvedge lampshade, it would really set the scene!! Good Luck Jod!!!!!!

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  48. We think it 'mazing!

    Good luck with the Show.

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  49. I can't even think of a thing to say, it's THAT fabulous! You are soooo creative Jodie! That has to be the most awesome chair I've ever seen. Have a great time at the show, I know you'll do just fine, and everyone will love your stuff!

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  50. So a bit like with the 17 year old then!

    The one very small tantrum... a tantrumette?

    Jodie-rella you SHALL go to the ball, especially now that you have a Selvedge Throne for your Royal Selvedge-ness. It's a fab chair... you could always threaten to upholster your daughter if she misbehaves... and sits still for more than five minutes!!

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  51. That's not just a chair. That's a work of art chair. Stunning. Wonderful. Gorgeous. Beautiful. You are one very VERY clever blogger.

    And lovely with it too.

    Good luck for the show :-) x

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  52. Definitely your selvedge pièce de résistance. A Great Auntie! Can't wait to see her at the show.

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  53. OMG! Auntie is just fabulous! When you do something, you sure don't do things by halves!

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  54. Wow!! That's all there is to say really!

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  55. BRAVO (standing up and clapping loudly).
    Janelle xx
    Thank you for my card and magnet - I blogged about it :)

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  56. WOW! I am impressed! Having tried to do this with normal fabric and given up I am thinking of kidnapping you and making you craft for my own evil purposes. Okay, maybe not but well done!

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  57. Sorry about the injury, swearing, and tantrum...worth it all. Oh how I love it, especially the ruffled bottom. Amazing.

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  58. Jodie, the chair is just amazing and brilliant and a real gem. You did good! See you at the show with your new ring tone.

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  59. I think you're nuts.

    But nuts in a good way, of course!

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  60. Jodie, I'm gobsmacked!! What a fabulous chair!!! You never cease to amaze me :o). Hey, how about a quilt for the bed to match???
    Hugs,
    Joy ;o)

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  61. Well, it's all been said before. You must have the patience of a saint. Truly a work of art. Enjoy the show, and best wishes from England.

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  62. You are officially an addict....and super creative!

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  63. AH - but wasn't she worth it??

    See you tomorrow (I won't have a child in tow, thankfully... so no need to make raspberry farty noises to keep her entertained... although I'm sure she's enjoy that a lot).

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  64. it just gets better and better - how do you do it. Wonderful!

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  65. Jodie- I LOVE LOVE LOVE it!!
    Are you going to make Annie a brother(otto-man) haha- or will she be an only child?

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  66. ooo, I love her. I was hoping the new selvage project was something like this.
    Perfect.

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  67. The chair is simply awesome!!! Love it! 8-)

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  68. With an Auntie like that Mum must be a wee bit jealous. Know that I am!!...and impressed.

    Have the bestest time at your show.

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  69. Yowza. That's a purty chair. You aren't going to let anyone sit on it are you? That's definately a front parlor, good china, company only kind of chair.

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  70. Beautiful!! perfect for a sewing room!!!

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  71. Wow wow wow! Truly amazing! I can't believe that you sewed all that selvedge together!! It looks fantastic! I hope the show is good!

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  72. Truly a work of art and beauty. The big trick is in your centering. I get it. Really. I bow.

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  73. incredible! words cannot describe. i've been inspired by your blog to think about sewing with selvedges, but i know i wouldn't come close to being able to do what you can. so for now, i will just ogle your lovely creations. fantastic chair.

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  74. Brilliant. You're the queen of selvedges, Jodie!

    Have fun at the Stitches and Craft show.

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  75. That is the most amazing "Auntie" I have ever seen Jodie! Well done on getting it finished in time! I will see it in person tomorrow a the show when I come and visit you.....Good luck!

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  76. You are seriously inspiring! This is stunning

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  77. Oh my God Jodie you are a genius. I predict people will start fighting in the aisles to have that. Even if it isn't for sale. Magnifico!

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  78. That is unbelievable. You are too much. I love it!!

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  79. AAAAAHHH!! You win - for the most amazing chair in the entire world! I am so in love with it!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Everything you do is so inspiring - thank you for sharing!!

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  80. Another enormous selvedge triumph, Jodie!! What a work of art!
    I hope you take hundreds of photos of your stand at the show. I bet it'll look stunning. Can't wait to hear how you got on!

    Moogs xxx

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  81. Ah, I must bow to your selvage prowess. The chair is stunning.

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  82. Amazing and lovely! My verification word below is stunr and I have to agree!

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  83. HOLY Crap WOMAN!!! You ARE OBSESSED!!! That's FANTASTIC -- and so are YOU!!!!

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  84. Amazing! Does your sewing (fear?) know no boundaries? Love the childbirth/upholstery analogy - love your new baby ;)

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  85. That is totally awesome. Ever since I discovered your blog I have also been saving every strip. A chair..WOW.

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  86. Oh....my....goodness..... That is... wow! Just amazing. I'm sitting here stunned!

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  87. Upholstery seems to do that to you, in the end you just have to walk away from it for a couple of hours.

    Looks fab-o though, you must be a very proud Mum. ;)

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  88. Holy Moly kanoly!!! That is amazing! I just found your blog and can't wait to come back and visit some more...truelly inspiring!

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  89. You really should be could Clever Dick or Jack of all trades.. Your inovative ideas just keep on coming!!! I will be visiting your stand on Sunday so save us a bickie!!

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  90. Who else in the world would look at a pile of selvedge and say, "Yep, I think I'll cover a chair with it."? This is what they all said, stunningly awesome and then some. Especially the pleated skirt!!

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  91. i wish i had an 'auntie' like that! it is so good, just like all the other selvedge projects. so inventive and creative, congratulations. it is one of those things we see and think 'why didn't i think of that'.

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  92. This post is a riot and the chair- - -AMAZING!!!

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  93. Oh my gosh - I love love LOVE the chair!!! I hope your show goes fantastic - the chair will be a show stopper!!!

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  94. WOOOOOWWWWWEEEEE!!!! Totally lost for words... in a positively amazed way! That's AWESOME!

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  95. OH WOW, and I thought the gorgeous dress and umbrella were impressive.
    This time you have certainly outdone yourself... What is next???

    (((HUGS))) Roz.

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  96. love it! Love it! love it!!! will havwe to wait until the show comes up to Syd hope your work is coming with it!!!

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  97. OMG, this chair is totally awesome!!! I can only imagine the tub of selvages you must have had to start with. It would make my little bag full look pathetic. Way to go...Kathy

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  98. These items are amazing!!! you are very talented and creative and I saw this dress on Kerri Anne this morning. Best of luck at the show and I look forward to hearing all about it.

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  99. It's fantastic!!! You should start documenting your work, and you will be writing a book about the amazing stuff you create!
    To even begin to do something like this is soooo brave. Kudos to you!!!

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  100. That's amazing, but Jeeseypeeps, it must have taken ages! Emma x

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  101. Ohmygoodness! I hope I'll get a chance to meet you tomorrow. Do you reckon Auntie might be willing to pose for a photo with me?!!

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  102. Stunning! Wish I could see it in person.

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  103. fantabulous! a show stopper to be sure!

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  104. All of the wpords have been taken to describe what you have accomplished!

    So I will leave you with something my father-n-law would say...

    Well, I'll be *** (holds back a river)! :)

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  105. I'm in awww. I always knew you were talented.

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  106. Beautiful! Eleanor led me here and I am so glad that she did, your pieces are so beautiful.

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  107. Dang! I should have come to the stitches and craft show! Gosh if I had visited you in time, I would have come JUST to see your magnificent swear chair! xo

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  108. STUNNING! Absolutely stunning!

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  109. you are one dedicated selvage sewer!!! it looks great!

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  110. i can hardly wrap my head around this concept of sewing w selvedge. The chair and dress are so totally fantastic! It really makes me want to run into the sewing room and see what else i've missed.

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  111. that is amazing! and so worth the "birth pains", huh?

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  112. Stunning, amazing and an utterly desireable piece!

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  113. I was amazed at the idea to use salvage.
    I was delighted at your salvage dress.
    I am astonished at this gorgeous chair!
    YOU ROCK!

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  114. You are crazy! But it's awesome.

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  115. You really created a truly beautiful chair.

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  116. honey i bet there were several times you asked yourself if you were mad that is amazing i know i would never have thought to do something like it what an artistic statement and a great use for something we normally throw away my hat goes off to you

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  117. So absolutely stunning!! In this day and age I find myself suffering guilt every time I throw something out, and here's a whole new level of guilt I'd never considered--tossing the selvages. Never again!

    --Lisa
    http://authorlisalogan.blogspot.com

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  118. That is one of the most beautiful chair's I have ever seen. WOW!
    You are amazing

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  119. Wow! That chairs is georgeous.

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  120. Wow!! you are just amazing...not as if your life isn't busy busy busy anyway but stitches and Crafts as well... I am amazed and inspired.

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  121. Yes. We love it too!
    Amazing woman you!
    I'm in awe...

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Hellloooooo !!!!