Wednesday, August 5, 2009

A New Challenge=A Happy Memory

I've come to realize that crafty people are always up to something. Today, it's Tiffany, at She's chosen me and some other bloggers to a photo challenge. I'm supposed to take the 4th photo from the 4th file in my computer, show it, say something about, then pass the challenge to four different bloggers. This one is a joy to do.

The photo is an old, old chair...older than I am...60 plus I don't know how many years. The old chair currently sits in my sister's livingroom. This old chair has been recovered a few times but I always see it's original covering...a green vinyl that had seen better days. This old chair first belonged to my parents. As children, my sisters and I rode this as a horse and it went by different horsey names, took us for miles of rides across our imagination, both as a saddlehorse and hitched to a wagon. We used it as a gymnastic horse and jumped our way winning in the Olympics. If it was placed just right with other pieces of furniture, we could jump from furniture to furniture and never touch the floor. I also remember sitting a few timeouts in it, only they weren't called "timeouts", they were "sit there and don't say a word until you think about it"......"it" was any stupid thing I did wrong.

The name of the file that this old chair's photo is "Furniture inspirations". I intend on making a replica of this old chair, just as I did the twin beds my sisters and I slept in and a humidor chest that had been my Granny's.

So, that's the tale of the old chair. Now it is my turn to pass it on and, as usual, I can't seem to manage see, after checking a few blogs to see if they've "been there, done that", I see that they have in one form or another, and hitting them again takes the fun away and it becomes more work, for them and for me. So, Tiffany, I've failed on my challenge but had so many happy thoughts about the old chair.

WHOA! Nellie!


Kathy Calhoun said...

There are several grammatical errors here, but my computer's acting up and it wouldn't let me edit it...I hate it when that happens. I don't really talk like that. Sorry.

Sans said...

Not many errors, Kathy, that I can spot anyway. There's something about old chair. I can never bear to throw them away :).

The Carolina Quilter said...

I keep three ring binders with photos I've taken or rooms I've cut out of magazines for inspiration! This is a wonderful chair. Thanks for sharing it. We have furniture with lots of memories as well.


Tiffany said...

I wouldn't say you failed! I think you met the challenge nicely. It's been around to a lot of people so there is no point in sending it on. The point was to share and you did that beautifully. I loved your story- I have a coffee table that was my parents that saw many art projects and jigsaw puzzles during my childhood. Now it is the perfect height to hold our big screen TV. I can't bear to let it go. I enjoyed your story!