Beading has begun on Magpie...
And a few of you mentioned how nice black is, but how it can be a pain to work with... it's true, but I've got a pretty good set up!
And like my couch? It's new to me (and almost completely new in general - just a year old and barely used in that time). A friend's mother was down-sizing, and they were having trouble donating it because it's also a sofa bed too (apparently the local charities only want regular sofas). She posted on facebook and asked if anyone was in need - it was free to a good home, as long as the new owner could come pick it up.
Since my main piece of livingroom furniture was a worn-out old futon, you can bet I was all over that! I wrangled Dad and Dave, and after a rather uncomfortable journey crammed into Dad's truck, a lot of heavy lifting, and a little swearing... we got it into the house and set up.
It's so nice to have grown-up furniture!