I am so happy with the new stitching set up. I should have done this a long time ago.
The loveseat is firm and the back of my butt doesn’t sink down into the space between the back and the seat like it does in every recliner we have here (and there are four different types).
The best part is that the stitching frame is sitting directly in front of me and that’s the best way for stitching. Before, with the recliner, the stand had to sit to the side and the frame was clamped to the right side so it was hard to stitch all the way across. With the stand clamped to the middle of the long bar and straight in front of me, stitching will be quite a bit easier.
Also, the light had to be on the side of the recliner and it was turned so I was looking through the narrow side. Now, it’s straight in front of me and I’m looking through the longer side. That works better for me.
I’m pretty happy with the new setup. The ottoman had to be ordered and will take about a month (so said the furniture people) to arrive. For now, I’m using one of the storage ottomans to prop my feet up. It’s working fine but I’ll be happy to get a softer, bigger ottoman.
The carpet in this room is tan, the walls are a tan color (except the KC Chiefs red wall), Vince’s recliner is brown. The old sofa, that we did end up keeping, is blue and pink and tan floral. The new loveseat is gray!
I ordered tan slipcovers for the sofa, the loveseat and the ottoman today. I have a brown slip cover for the sofa that I’ve never opened but it’s kind of a knit. It fits like a glove with each cushion going into it’s on separate cover. I know exactly how long that knit would last with Oscar’s nails. The ones I ordered are a “heavyweight cotton duck” which is what I’ve always used before. The tan one I have for the sofa has a huge ink spot on it where I sat down on an open fountain pen that was left on the sofa. The ink didn’t go through on the sofa at all so I was impressed. I used the same slip cover, ink spot and all, for at least 10 years with Speck and it didn’t look worn at all. Ten years of Speck’s wear and tear is probably equal to two years with Oscar. 🙂
Once all that comes in, the sofa, loveseat and ottoman will all match. I’ll have to get some pillows some day when Oscar is no longer destroying things to brighten it all up a bit.
Anyway . . I’m happy with what we’ve done.