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From: MaryW
Date: 06-18-2004, 02:34 PM (1 of 3)
I am sewing up two huge outdoor cushions for a swing my husband and son are making. The swing is absolutely beautiful, quite ornate. It has two cushions, the bottom one is 25" by 72"
and the top is a almost half circle and 72" in length. I am covering some 5" thick foam with some outdoorsy type fabric. It is almost vinyl. What a "mother" it is to work with.

Hopefully I will have it done this weekend. I think hubby and the shed cat we adopted will be the main benefactors. LOL.
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From: Shellymoon
Date: 07-07-2004, 10:55 PM (2 of 3)
you'll love the outdoor swing Mary. I got one for Mother's Day last year and I've spent many hours reading a good book, sipping a cold soda, napping and having serious discussions with DD on said swing. Of course, all three of our felines are fond of the swing too. I look forward to hearing your report on making the cushions. I'm sure mine will succumb to the Texas weather and need to be recovered one day and I need to start learning how to do it now...
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From: shirleyp
Date: 07-08-2004, 02:16 AM (3 of 3)
I have a swing also, but this was by accident. My hubby and I can still laugh about it.

We had a hammock just sitting around for a few yrs when we decided to build a frame to put it up. We layed it out on the lawn, stretched it as much as we could and measured. Put four posts in the ground and decided to put some trellis on the side and put a flower bed on each end. Put some beams over the posts and hung up the hammock. I asked my husband who was going try it out, and he said why don't I go first. Layed down and bang, hit the ground, apparently we had not given enough thought to how much it would stretch. My husband laughed and said you should of seen your face. Total shock. Well we decided since the posts were in the ground, why not make a swing instead, so voila, I have a swing. Enjoy it more than the hammock!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Member since: 02-12-2002
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