Saturday, July 1, 2017

A Day in the Loony Bin....OR.... Is that how to spell sewing machine?

I spend lots of time at my dinosaur desktop. It's in the spare bedroom.  Problem here is, it is next to a bare window, just wearing lace and it gets really cold.  Solution!!  I will make curtains.

Simple I hear you say!!  Not so!  I don't sew!
Simple you say! Its only straight hems. Not so!  I don't  do straight.
Course you can!!  OK!! LET'S DO IT!!!  And so the nuthouse door opens.

Took my measurements to the friendly team member at Spotlight.  Picked up a piece of backed fabric reduced to $8 metre.  Lovely lady cut two lengths for me, so now I have 2 curtains just requiring straight hems.  East peasy!!

Sure!! These are my steps.

1 Find some cotton  ...found

2 Wind bobbin....sure!  500 attempts later.  Spun off, wound round spindle. tangled up, done!!

3 Thread needle....where's the bloody hole?  Finally in!!

4 Sew sides hems....right!  Which is the sides pieces almost square. Looks like they run this way.
   WRONG!!  Unpick 4 sides...sigh. Turn do it again!! 
  What now?? Ran out of bobbin!!  Which means I have to pull thread out of needle. 
  Oh the pain!!

5  Wind bobbin, thread needle away we go.Sides done.

6 Hem bottom first because I think I will run out of cotton and top part won't show so much if I have      to use a different colour.  Done.  Bugger!  Tipped the pins over.  And where have the scissors gone?     I haven't moved, they must be here.  Oh!  Under the fabric.

7 Turn and hem the top.  Where did that res thread come from?  It in the bobbin and come through.         Pretty. This time the bobbin winds very lumpy?  So I get the bright idea to wind the lumpy one           onto another as I am really nearly out of thread.  Worked!  Stitched the rest  Done!

8 Call the Hubster to whack them up.  The fit!!  I'm stoked.

I would like to thank Uncle Alt Zeimer for popping in to give me a hand, but he can just keep moving.  I don't need him in my home and head, In my present condition  I can cause enough confusion.

So tonight it is really cold and my new curtain is going to get a right test run.  If I am not warmer after all that I will NOT be a happy camper!!









11 comments:

  1. LOL what a hilarious episode :) I loved the red

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  2. Sounds like a very 'normal' sewing day to me! �� They look good too.

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    1. Do you sew at my standard too Kerry? LOL!!

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  3. Well done Pam. Good on you for sticking with it. Well written.

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    1. Thank you Colleen for your thoughts.

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  4. Did well Pam :) I would have just hung them without sewing all the sides n edges! lol :D They look great!

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    1. Why didn't I think of that? All that stress on steroids! Lucky I didn't 'roid rage....just near hysterics.

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  5. That's 100% better than I could ever do! Well-done on a very amusing but I am guessing accurate tale! And I really don't think anything can keep this particular cold spell out!

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    1. It was accurate to the point of not needing a language warning. Thank you for being here Denyse.

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  6. Good onya Pam...you are braver than me!!

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