Friday, February 1, 2008

Later that day...

Well it wasn't as bad as I thought it might be. There is one curtain panel DONE...well except for the hand-hemming I am going to do later. But we cut all ten of the panels in readiness for sewing in the next few days. "We" is my husband James and I, who was very helpful as a fabric-smoother-outer, baby-holding, t-square-measuring, morale-building, holder-down-of-the-fort-while-I-sewed. :) After we measured the initial first panel and its lining using a yardstick, t-square and calculator, James commented that it is funny how what would be "so manly" if it were being done with wood is so NOT MANLY just because we're doing it with fabric! So true, right??

Here's the WIP here in my studio.

In the middle of my curtain-sewing, tragedy struck! Here is Raychie's hippo (a.k.a. "Hippy") who is much beloved and somehow managed to get a hole in his neck. So the curtain-sewing HAD to stop so that Hippy could be mended. After all, to a four-year-old, Mama's sewing abilities are worth a hill of beans if she can't fix Hippy's hole in his neck! Curtains are pretty and all, but come on! Priorities, Mama!
Here's a happy Hippy and a very happy Raychie....

Can't wait to get some more curtains done so that we can pull down the temporary window coverings....plastic drop-cloths. Ick.

Tonight I'm going with a friend to see a movie and drink a Jamba Juice for her birthday. Then we'll probably get cold and need to drink a Starbucks in order to warm up. ;)

What are YOU up to, Sweets?


The Rose Room said...

Curtain sewing, hmmmmmmm:) Sounds like you have a nice treat lined up for later in the day:) Rachael

Fabulous Finds Studio said...

My goodness, what a sweet and helpful hubby you have..he's a keeper :-)

Love the pic of adorable.

Best Wishes,

Victorian Lady said...

How sweet! Mom to the rescue! :) Can't wait to see it finished!

Adla said...

Good luck on the curtain sewing, wish I could be as innovative , look forward to seeing your end result :) Ta, Adla

Alison Gibbs said...

Well done on the curtains.
So happy to see you had your priorities right. Now a happy Hippy and Raychie.


Hi Cheryl, Ive just found you via Dara @ Sophie Rose and im sooo glad i did ! Your blog is just lovely and sweet and i adore it already! I am going to have a good ole read and catch up on all that you do!

Your little girl is such a cutie patootie !

and what a helpful hubby you have as well.

i will be back for sure,

Shannon :)

Allison said...

Oh how cute!!!

Niesz Vintage Home said...

Sewing curtains is a daunting project to start, but not so bad once you get going.

I just finished my living room curtains, but still have the dining room panels to do.
No hand sewn hems for me, though. That would not be pretty. I do not have the skill to hand sew! I used a blind hem stitch on my machine.
I can't wait to see your finished project!

Kimberly :)

Sugar Bear said...

Can't wait to see everything! James is definitely a keeper!

speckledhen said...

Hooray for Hippo-fixin' mamas! Lovely curtains, my dear. Miss you XOXO

Anonymous said...

Eeeeeek! Your little girl is SUCH a doll!! Yep, I've had to drop what I was doing before and fix a fluffy friend, lol.
I can't wait to see your lovely curtains all finished!

Hugs, Dara

Lori said...

your little girl is such a cutie:) the fabric for the curtains looks very pretty and what a good hubby you have!!!

Heather ~ Pretty Petals said...

Can't wait to see your beauties when they are done. I love the fabric you chose!

What a sweet husband you have to help you so much.

xo Heather

twinkleshabbystar said...

EEEK!!! Cant have Mister Hippy sick and not well. Glad you gave up your curtians to fix Hippy! Raychie looks sooo sweet holding her mended hippo again. Life is good! :)
Cant WAIT to see your curtians!!! :)