Thursday, June 07, 2007

A new project

Okay, so I have this new project. Has nothing to do with writing (still working on getting New Blood ready to revise), but since we need to get the house ready to sell, I decided to finally get started on this project.

Our front bathroom looks out over the front porch through a round window. It's set pretty high, so it probably doesn't necessarily have to have a curtain, but it had a sheer gathered thing on a metal ring with silk flowers pinned to the "button" in the center. Hadn't been touched in at least 20 years, so the flowers were faded to icky dun brown, and because the curtain was nailed to the wall, it obviously hadn't ever been washed, so it was really dusty and spider-webby and stuff. I bought fabric several months ago but just stuck it in my sewing cabinet and let it sit.

Until last week. I got the fella to pull the tacks/staples/nails out of the wall and take the thing down, and I disassembled the curtain, cut it apart to use for a pattern to make a new curtain. My fabric is sheer, with a faint tan pattern on it, so I'll leave the original cream-colored stuff on the button things and just cover them with the new fabric. (Have to clean them off first, I guess.) I'm just taking things a tiny step at a time. It took me two days to sew the hem all the way around the whole thing. Now I need to sew in the channel for the metal ring. Then zig-zag the inside edges so they won't ravel when I gather them, then--well, I'm sure you get the idea.

Between the sewing and the typing, my back is killing me. More so from the sewing, because you kinda have to hunch over to see what the machine is doing.

I have a lot of other on-going projects too. I'll probably have to stick them in totebags and take them with me though. Doubt they'll get done before the move. The book. The book will get done and revised and printed out and all that. We'll be lucky if the office gets cleaned up too. :) Y'all have a good weekend. I'm going to go get Laurell K. Hamilton's new book this evening and stay up late to read it.

1 comment:

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