I spent some time in Stuart working on smaller sewing projects while there were no cushions in the saloon and I was farming out the bigger jobs to Canvas Works. It still left me with plenty to do:
I visited a local upholstery shop and sewed new curtains and tie-backs out of some fancy-patterned, silky-textured Sunbrella I ordered from there, that was the most expensive fabric I've ever bought ($75/yd.) - even for The Fox, which has earned the finest of everything we can lay our hands on. Worth every penny, that fabric with its little rectangular dots of browns and creams - but I'm glad I used only about a yard of the stuff for all the boat's curtains.