I have been busy with my upholstery projects again today. The springs are now sewn into DH's chair, but I got a bit stuck on where the screws were meant to go for tieing the springs down - I could only find old holes at the front . . . Abandoned that temporarily and finished T's lovely chair instead. It came to us from auction in one heck of a state. The bottom was hanging out and the springs long-gone, and someone had vaguely tacked on a nicely-stitched tapestry seat cover which was far too big. Anyway, I stripped it down, to the next original layer of high quality rusty red cotton velvet, and finally some use-anything-up thin cotton ancient print! I cheated and used foam to put the seat back in with, as I couldn't get any small springs. Ideally it should be a little more domed, and it would help if the front edge was completely straight but I had the chair on its back to do it . . . that's my excuse anyway!
This is an old blacksmith-made chimney crane to go into the inglenook (in our next house, DH tells me). We have the support part it hangs from out in the barn. DH found this at the auction we viewed yesterday and went back and bought it for just £12 today. It has a lot of character and I love the little heart shape at the bottom. It needs a hook welding on, but nothing a blacksmith couldn't do in quick order.