It has now been two years since my cancer diagnosis and I am pleased to say that, so far, my recovery has gone well. I am so thankful to my doctors and family who have all supported me through a difficult time. Now that my energy levels are returning, I realise just how draining the whole experience has been and how low my stamina had become. I did manage to keep my creative life going but sometimes I had to push myself to achieve small things. However, I am so happy that I now have the desire as well as the energy to throw myself back into what I love doing.
As I look around me, I see all the things that I have been wanting to do, but have been putting off because they were just "too hard". Recovering these chairs was one such job.
One of the reasons it was "too hard" was because I couldn't find the fabric I wanted. I knew that one day I would find it and, sure enough, a trip to the Columbia Road flower market in London of all places, elicited just the fabric I had been searching for. Tucked away in a small side street I found a shop selling furnishing fabric so once we had stocked up with tulips and hyacinths, I stocked up with my new elusive fabric.
I can't believe I had to travel so far to find something so simple.