It seems I am to carve bits for my armchair! It is missing the top crest and a small part on one arm, and my teacher says I will carve them… <gulp>
So I have glued the back frame together as well as the pieces that are to be carved, and I am very nervous about it. Having never done carving before, and having glued the required pieces in place already, I realise that there will be no room for error. I shall evidently practise before hand on a spare bit, but then, once I am onto the real thing, that’s it… no mistake allowed!
What concerns me is that when I started on that armchair, my teacher said that he can’t see why I wouldn’t be finished for the end of year show. The end of year show is in a month’s time and in that time, I have to learn how to carve, finish to repair the rest of the armchair, glue it back together and French Polish it as well as wax it… that’s a hell of a lot to be getting on and I am understandably very worried.
I have finished my presentation and am waiting for my teacher to ask for it, which should be either today or tomorrow.
I have to finish the hinges on the art deco cabinet but that shouldn’t take too long, and finish to upholster the seat on the little oak chair, which I am doing on Tuesday evenings and is going quite well, although I am aware that upholstery won’t be my thing.
The strain of the end of year is already starting to make itself feel. I seem to remember that last year, things became stressing and exhausting in June. People staying at college late, or coming to do their work extra days in the week… The teachers have already started to stay late to help the students… the end is nigh…
I am tired and I can’t wait for half term next week: BoyFriend and I are going to my dad’s and I intend to relax as much as possible before the final stretch for the end of year show.
So probably no blog next week as I shall be resting and relaxing and NOT thinking of college…