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?”
~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.
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—
~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!”
~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.]~