Tuesday, November 18

Sewing for England

My neighbour Anne is my curtain guru. Whilst she has been away for a few days I decided to embark on the task of altering the new curtains for our bedroom. ...... there was a hitch! I cut too much off and had to join up the curtain length with a seam. I did that and am now hemming both curtains.
All the time I was going through the various actions  it would seem there was an alternative......to remove the rufflette  tape and cut from the top - thus saving the bother of re-hemming. This was pointed out to me by a friend as I pinned the hem. I was informed that the hem will never be as good as the original one.

Well hindsight is a marvellous thing but in one way I have enjoyed the whole process of re-stitching, pinning, bleeding and altering the curtains.

Today the wardrobe arrives - sometime between 12 noon and 6pm. I will receive a phone call when the delivery van is approximately 1 hour away. Jon needs to go and collect a parcel - so it just may be that I go and collect the parcel and Jon sees to the delivery - who knows if that is the case he just may well assemble the wardrobe by the time I return! Whatever the case next time I write here I should have a photo of the completed room to share. In the meantime don't look too closely at the photo or you will see the spots of blood caused by the pins! I must go and remove the stains, never mind writing about it!

Watch this space!
ABC Wednesday S for Sewing  and in my garden S is for STILL have more bulbs to plant!


  1. Red curtains next time perhaps? xx

  2. Nice curtains and I rather like the cat sitting on the basket :)

  3. I think you are very much like me Denise - I would have cut some off the bottom and then realised that it would have been easier to work on the top - when it was too late. Look forward to the next step.

  4. Well done for completing the curtains, I am looking forward to seeing the finished room.

  5. hahahahaha... hemming curtains is always hard.
    Good luck with the new wardrobe.

    cheers, parsnip

  6. I'm not good at sewing, so I admire anyone who can.
    Hope you are having a great day!

  7. lol. I sometimes donate a little bit of red when I sew too. I have thought about sewing new curtains for the kitchen window every morning for the past few years.

  8. We all need a curtain guru!


  9. Lol if I lived closer we could have a sewing bee! Did the taking the parcel ploy work - was the wardrobe magically assembled on your return lol!


Thank you for your comments, always nice to know somebody has taken the time to let me know what they think.

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