Sew Satisfying…

After much thought (and the folding of one’s hands beneath a hard plastic chin combined with puppy dog eyes (really, I didn’t stand a chance with eyes like hers!)), I have decided to let Ellowyne have the floor on this post. So, without further—

Thank you, Laurie! I think they get the point.

Hello, everyone! I am so excited (a rare phenomenon in my case) to share with all of you my latest triumph… Curtains for the living room! [Insert loud applause here.] Some of you might think, “What’s so great about curtains?” Well…I sewed them. All by myself! And I’ll have you know that other than attaching the occasional button to a coat or vest, I have never sewed before in my limited life span. [Insert appropriate (and much appreciated) gasp here.] Of course, I’ve watched my grandmother take up her needle and thread before—why, I’ve even stood at her side and witnessed her work that sewing machine a time or two!—so I thought, “Really—how hard could it be?”

Admiring the fabric before the work begins...

Admiring the fabric before the work begins…

Well…it wasn’t.

~For Ellowyne, it never is.~

Laurie, you are not part of this post. Ahem. Anyway, I have documented several steps my girlfriends and I took along the way to achieving this new addition to our picture window, so feel free to peruse at your leisure. We made sure to make each panel about two-thirds the width of the window, so that when pulled closed, they are not pulled taut. I like a curtain to have a little drape, don’t you? The length, of course, was a matter of opinion and when you have fifteen of us (not including the Senson girls)…that amounts to a lot of opinions! So we cast a vote and—contrary to politics these days—the majority won out: Shorter rather than longer.

 

Measuring and cutting; Tori helps to keep the ruler from slipping around...

Measuring and cutting; Tori helps keep the ruler from slipping around…

 

I must emphasize that teamwork was key. None of us could have accomplished this alone. Tori says we should have a party to celebrate and invite everyone to join in. I wholeheartedly concur—

Sewing one of many straight lines...

Sewing one of many straight lines…

~There are too many of you. You won’t all fit in that tiny space.~

Well, if you made our area bigger like I asked in the beginning—

~This is my house.~

—and if you finished our front porch—

~Working on it!~

—then we wouldn’t have a problem, would we?

What do you think, my little readers out there in cyber space?

~Our. Our readers.~

Think we should have a party? [Insert enthusiastic nods here.]

Look, Laurie… They say, “Yes!”

...With the help of Mistletoe on the foot pedal. Jump! Jump!

…With the help of Mistletoe on the foot pedal. Jump! Jump!

~That’s because they don’t have to clean up the mess afterwards.~

Party-pooper. Wait ’til we make the furnishings for our canopy bed! Then you’ll want to celebrate.

~If you were the ones to actually make them, then, yes, I would celebrate.~

Hey…just what are you insinuating, exactly?

~[Insert innocent grin here.]~

Almost done...

Almost done…

Enjoying the satisfaction of a job well-done! Tea, anyone? Cream and sugar?

Enjoying the satisfaction of a job well-done! Tea, anyone? Cream or sugar?

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