Wednesday, 19 January 2011

It went on and on and on ...

At work some bright spark decided that we needed to 'hide' the television for a few hours every day and promptly went out and bought two ready made red full length curtains and a couple of metres of red dress fabric for a valance which needed making.

A second bright spark said to the first bright spark 'why don't you ask her to make it, coz she sews' so first bright spark duly asked if moi would make the valance. Clearly this request came from one who does not sew as this valance was to hang from fresh air LOL Anyway, I still struggle to say No to requests and ended up with another to-do job on my currently burdoned list.

It took a day and a half and many many pins. Actually, I needed to take pins out of a quilt that is in progress, to use in this short curtain, pinning every couple of inches because it just kept slipping on itself. I'm reminded why I no longer do any dressmaking. However, having marked it, cut it, folded and pinned it, it just looked so pretty in it's raw state. It's total length was 318inches but it seemed like miles and miles of fabric while it was being sewn.

Now, I wish could take a picture of it now that it is finished and hung as it really looks so good and for those that did not know you would not say there was a television behind the curtains ... but it is in a home for vulnerable adults and taking pictures is strictly forbidden. Their reaction to the curtains made me feel guilty for not wanting to spend the time and has reminded me that we need to share out talents no matter how seemingly insignificant they are.

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