Tuesday, 28 February 2012

It's either a light at the end of the tunnel, or there's a train coming...

It has been a few weeks of two steps forward and three steps back. As soon as we seem to be getting ahead something new crops up - more unexpected work or a set back we didn't expect. The last two weeks in particular have been very much like this. Unfortunately Mother in Law is not at all well, the nursing home have been phoning us regularly to keep us updated. It seems that she has decided not to eat or drink and this has been going on intermittently since the beginning of February. She has also developed a chest infection and is suffering mild cardiac failure. Alzheimers is a cruel, cruel disease, we have been very grateful for the massive amount of support and information available on the internet and whilst we know that understanding the disease and its progression isn't going to make MIL well again, it does help us and the rest of her family to come to terms with what may happen. Not the happiest of prospects, but we do know that she has the best of care and all that can be done IS being done.

Anyway, life must go on and work must be finished. Talking of which......


They are done....all 45 of them. To be fair there are 7 more that need repair and 2 that are beyond repair, but LOOK, what a wonderful sight to behold - finished!!!!

I can tell you now why these chairs are so special, they normally live here


Not in the castle, but in the chapel. The chairs had to be returned before Easter for the first service of the year and the weddings that are often held in this simply fabulous location.

Now you know why we've been on such a mission! Hey ho, back to the treadmill now......

2 comments:

Weavin' Wicker Woman said...

So happy to hear you managed to complete all 45 of those chapel rush chairs! And it looks like from the pictures that you ended up using a variegated paper rush, correct? We are no longer able to obtain that over here on this side of the pond, and it really distresses me. That is such a nice product and was used extensively here in the USA in the late 1970s until the mid 1980s, I believe. But then "poof" no longer available. Suppose it would be too cost prohibitive for our suppliers to import from you, right? The Wicker Woman-Cathryn Peters http://www.WickerWoman.com/blog

The Seat Bottomer said...

Thanks Cathryn we're very pleased they're finished too! The fibre rush is specially made for us here in the UK, about a ton at a time. We have standard and fine cord in two colours,this "antique" and a mottled green "river rush" colour. Unfortunately yes it is expensive to ship anything anywhere these days.