I started on the wheelchair repair project in October.
I didn't want to start on it earlier, because there was no point in getting it ready to be re-caned and not have some one to do the work. We found Alice Higgins in Verona and she agreed to do the work.
We drove up and got it yesterday. The new cane is obvious, but I was convinced to let it age naturally rather than staining it. The colors will be close in about three years. It is harder to see the repairs on the caning in the arms (the left arm).
It will hold people, but I hope no one sits in it. If they do, I hope they don't press down on the cane arms to get up. It needs to last the rest of my lifetime. I doubt I will be willing to pay more to repair it than it is worth a second time!
We have placed it in the B&B rooms. I chose to cover the new wicker with an "artfully" (my word) draped family quilt. And I fully admit, my artful needs some help. My Aunt Suzy is bringing me some of my mother's old dolls to place in it. Naturally, after I find a doll hospital to repair them.....(Is that another project?)
Lee said, "Why pay to get it fixed if you are just going to cover it up." I hate logical, engineering thinking.
"I want to keep people from sitting in it."
Will it? Quilt or no quilt? You tell me.