Monday, January 24

Sew Over It

When I decide to do a project that involves sewing, I seem to always forget how much I want to throw my sewing machine across the room by the time I'm finished. This is what happened yesterday. I had my curtains, I had the lining, and I was excited to make my pretty new curtains. Somehow, I always forget to buy thread. So I had 2 tiny little spools of 2 different colors that I decided will just have to do, and I got started. The longest part was getting the thread ready to go. I was already so frustrated before I even started sewing. But, I eventually figured it all out and started my little project.

If you don't know anything about sewing (like me), there are 2 places for thread. One that you can see on the top, and one that you can't see underneath. Well, I was just watching the thread on top to see how much I could sew before it ran out. So when it finally did, I stopped and decided to finish the rest tomorrow when I could get more thread. As I gathered up the huge curtain panel to see my work, I found that I had been out of (the underneath) thread for quite some time, and that I had been sewing nothing. Needless to say, I was done with sewing (at least for the day). I also realized that I hadn't thought everything through, and the loop that the rod goes through was now on the inside of the curtain. So I spent the next hour with my seam-ripper, undoing the damage.

Since I am very stubborn and like to figure things out for myself, I had ignored the instruction manual and decided to teach myself how to sew. Bad decision! I think it's time I invest in some sort of beginners' lessons!

But today I am going to buy some more thread and finish these dang curtains that I wish would just go away! (Now do you get my clever little title for this post? :)

Other than that little fiasco, our weekend was pretty good. I worked at the Woodstock Bridal Show with my former boss, Rob, to advertise Featherstone's for wedding receptions, rehearsal dinners, bridesmaids luncheons, and bridal showers. (We had our reception here as well as the bridesmaids' luncheon.) We also did this last year, and I always have so much fun! I love to be around anything wedding related, and it's fun to talk with all of the brides and hear about their plans. If you need a venue in the Woodstock area, let me know! I'll hook you up :)

On Sunday, we worked non-stop to finish the apartment and we actually made great progress. My shoulders are sore today from hanging so many pictures and curtains, but I am so happy that it's looking more put together now. Hopefully, we will have the rest done by this weekend and then we can finally RELAX!

One more tidbit- I bought the starter kit of Bare Minerals this weekend and I am already LOVING it! The coverage is much more even than anything I've used before. Thanks for all of the recommendations!

Sorry if our life isn't very fun to read about right now...we're pretty sad about that, too! We're hoping that this weekend will start the fun part of 2011 for us!


Tara Gray said... Best Blogger Tips

I started using Bare Minerals about 2 months ago and love it too!! I'm hooked!! I just hope I can keep affording it lol.

Legally Lovely said... Best Blogger Tips

Oooh! Bare Minerals is my FAVORITE. You'll eventually get hooked and want all of their products because they're all FANTASTIC.

Too funny about your sewing mishaps - sewing is a "rite of passage" in our family almost. I have NO PATIENCE for sewing, so all my projects ended in frustration too! You'll get them done though, and I bet they'll look great!

Brittany said... Best Blogger Tips

I do not know the first thing about sewing. Haha! I can't imagine how frustrated I would get! I want to see pictures of the new apartment! :) Also, the news about Doug calling himself "man meat" literally made my day!

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