Goodness, what a lot of time has passed, but at least I have something finished to show you... yes, I finally completed the rose carpet for the drawing room!
This is the last point I showed you in September...
And here is the completed carpet in all its glory... six months later!
It fits the room just perfectly, which is the advantage to designing your own. I had found it very difficult to find square carpet designs, which is why I invented my own. And I think I prefered doing it from scratch - I used the colours I wanted and the designs - shells and roses. I used DMC threads on 46 count linen, fine enough for this scale, but not too ruinous to the eye-sight!
And now the carpet is in place I can turn my thoughts to the remaining wall - the window seat wall. Not only does it need curtains, but the paintwork needs redoing - you can see all the different colours I have tried for this room, including a vile sea-green!
I'm not sure if I will go light or dark for the curtains, or even match the wallpaper, I'll have to have a think...
The dark corals, brown and burgundy colours of the carpet really match the lovely mahogany of the furniture, and stop the room being *too pink*
And now to finish another project for this room, which has been sitting on my shelf of 'Things That I must Accomplish Before Starting Anymore Projects"... the Hepplewhite sofa.
I have finished the embroidery; roses, lilies and daisies to match the chairs, but I have been putting off the actual upholstery. It is very nerve wracking to cut up embroidery that you have spent a long time on, let alone the whole gluing process! I have been waiting fr the right moment to even attempt it!
I also need to find the exact shade of vintage gutermann silk that I used on the chairs - I have run out, and am currently scouring ebay for more stocks... this is the disadvantage of using vintage items. They usually have the lovely muted colours that we like for miniatures, but the supplies are often very difficult.
When I have finally found the courage to finish the upholstery, you'll be the first to know!