Here are some pictures of my 3-year curtains. "Three year old curtains?", you say? No...not 3 years old. Three years is how long it took me to get around to making them! Isn't that pitiful!!?? I have a small balcony off my bedroom and I thought it would be so nice to have some little panels to soften up the corners of the house. I found the fabric on Ebay 3 years ago. We're not talking super, complicated curtains here. These are just rectangular panels! Come on!! You just need to cut and sew around the edges. The fact is, I hate to sew. Actually, I don't hate the sewing part, I hate the fact that I can never just sew. Running the fabric through the machine is no problem. The problem comes when the bobbin runs out, or the tension is wrong and messes up the stitches, or the spool runs out of thread, or the thread on the bottom just gets knotted up, etc... I can't remember a time that I've sewn something and it's gone smoothly. So, 3 years later, I had put these panels on my "To do" list. Naturally, I saved it until the very last week of summer. Will I put it off again? On the last Thursday of summer, I got out the fabric and went ahead and cut the panels and pinned all the hems. My plan was to ask Roger to do the sewing part. He's much more patient than me... but he thought doing it myself would be a good lesson in my patience and perseverance! Well, I don't know about that, but he sure ticked me off. So, I put on my most wounded and abused attitude and gave it a try. Sure enough...after about 5 minutes, the thread was completely knotted in the bobbin. I couldn't even pull the string out! So, with the proverbial wind out of my sails, I folded everything up and put it away. I'll teach him!! See how much I'm suffering!!
So, you're wondering how I took a picture if they're folded and put away. Well, after about 3 days, Roger asked me where the curtains had gone. I matter-of-factly told him that the bobbin was messed up and I decided to just forget it. "No, no, no...don't help... I'll get around to it...eventually... no, you obviously don't want to help, so just don't worry your little head about these curtains. I'll get them done...someday...." Roger wasn't fooled by my drama. He told me that if I wanted his help, go get them and let's get them done. Why does the sewing machine always work perfectly for him!!