Wednesday, November 14, 2012

All the Help I Can Handle

Yesterday started as a chilly, rainy day ... perfect to put me in the mood to begin to sew my dining room (and family room) drapes.  Whenever I'm doing anything important, I can count on having animals to help with the process.

Dorothy held the fabric down so I could cut it ... actually she was wild-eyed and spunky and was wadding it into bunches as she scampered back and forth.

Alice settled comfortably as I was ironing.
Ruby wasn't about to be left out.   She came in to hold the layers together while I pinned the lining.
I have two panels finished, and a lot of photos taken for the tutorial I promised.  All I have left to do is to install the hardware on the walls to hang the drapes and get those dramatic 'after' photos ... and sew six more panels, of course ... but these don't affect the tutorial.   
(Just to let you know ... these drapes are SO easy!!  Anyone who can sew a relatively straight line, and operate an iron, can ABSOLUTELY do this!  I can't wait to show you how it's done.)


  1. Love your helpers- I have grandkids like that! Can't wait to see your tutorial- xo Diana

  2. OH, the big eyes on those kitties!!...

    Sewing will never be my forte... good for you, what a great project and I can imagine big satisfaction when something like this is done and hung :-)

    That didn't sound

  3. So cute! Isn't it wonderful how helpful our 4 legged babies can be? Anxious to see your new drapes!~Hugs, Patti

  4. You have to love having all that help!

    hugs, Linda

  5. I have a brand new sewing machine. Now to figure out how to thread it.

  6. Just like our house!

    Is there anything you can't do?????
    xo, misha

  7. What would you do without your helpers? :) Can't wait to see the finished drapes!

  8. Your timing is perfect! I need new drapes and my helpers are at the ready! Looking forward to your finished product!

  9. Hi Connie, Looks like some great help! I'm looking forward to your reveal ... I think I know that fabric that you're using :-)

  10. You're probably right, Anne. There are enough glimpses of the fabric for most folks to figure it out. Shhhh ... don't tell.

  11. I love all your helpers. Mine always seem to suddently appear when I'm doing something.

  12. I love the look in Dorothy's eyes! I've seen that look so many times. It's the, "There has to be something moving under this fabric" look. I love that you captured it.


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