I love productive weekends! The last few weeks I've been trying to manage about six projects at once, which has been slowly driving me up the wall. I definitely prefer to finish projects before starting new ones!
First project I've been working on is our second-hand glider. I'm hoping to write a proper tutorial when I'm finished, but in the mean time a few quick snaps will give you an idea how things are going. We're about half way though now. We started with the cushion on the foot stool and I've just finished the seat cushion. Now we just need to finish constructing the back cushion and figure out how I'm going to construct the cover!
Our third project is the vintage dresser for the nursery. We're hoping to get a good start on this over the bank holiday weekend, so we've been out buying supplies so Mr.G can strip the varnish off.
We also took the opportunity this weekend to clear out our closets. We are turning our small box room into a nursery, so we need to find new homes for some of our hobby supplies. We don't have much in the way of clothes, so there was plenty of space which could be used better. So after a bit of reorganisation and a quick clear out, we had a bag for the charity shop, one for the textile recycling, and a nice empty dresser.
But the weekend wasn't all work. Though I had to clerk our local Quaker business meeting on Sunday morning, that evening we drove to Yorkshire to visit Vess. She and her husband were up visiting her family, and this was the only opportunity we'd have to compare bumps.
Vess and I have know each other all our lives. Our father's went to night school together when they were young, and both our families immigrated to Canada where we were born. In many ways Vess's family are closer to me than my my actual cousins. She's also pregnant, and her little boy is due in late May. Vess is just three months older than me, and her son will be three months older than my babe - so there's an odd sense of generational deja vu!