i have so many subjects i could post about tonite, but i will keep it somewhat simple and just blab about my sewing machine, my dirty hair and cut fingertips, and my overboard decorating with cast off germany curtains.
first….my friend cindy came to visit me today. she not only brought me way cool junk, she also brought me 3 big bags of lace german curtains. thanks cindy….i’ll be tea staining, pink dyeing and bleaching curtains until my eyeballs pop out. i also want to thank cindy for help me thread my new sewing machine (that i have had for about 6 months now) and get me started on some straight stitching. okay…i admit it…i suck at sewing. i had to do a little in college. i made a quilt for a textiles class and i sewed the pins in the quilt and left them there. what?
well…cindy helped me sew this little, tiny pillow case. she made me do almost all of it alone. i felt about the same way when i lived in europe and someone would teach me just enough of the language to make me nervous to speak.after a year of french in college, i could barely say ‘bonjour’ when i went to france the first time. that is how sewing affects me. i’m so scared of it. i’m also VERY afraid of this photo of me, but what the heck. i’m so scary….no make up and in painting clothes. so sorry. please excuse me. i even have a cold sore. see why i am taking vitamins and drinking more water and using cold cream. i need make up. ack.
well…cindy was also in painting clothes when she came to visit this morning. boy…are we not a bunch of blog babes or what. junkin hotties. er.
the point of this is that i made that pillow. me. all by myself. i’m so proud. now this says simple stitch on it somewhere, but i didn’t think it was so simple.
cindy was hysterical over my goopy glitter glob. i know…i’m a slob. i told her in college i had this corn nut sculpture on my console by my radio. i kept adding gum, paper clips, art supplies, corn nuts, and i had this necklace stuck in it all and melted mints from where i worked. by the end of the year, it was a piece of art. scary.
so what does one do with a crazy amount of german curtains???? hang them on the long, ugly veranda. now i can hide my work area and enjoy the curtains. the wind is crazy here, so i can watch these flap around in the breeze. i can also watch them blow around and propel one of the kids into space. basically i work out on the porch.
i did get this bench curbside…painted it out and added $3 rose flanked curtains. i bought the window for $5. bought the frame in the back for like 10 cents. bought the pillows for less than a buck.
also…few pics of angels and faces to go with the month of love and romance…….
that is it. quick post.
you all take care