Yellow Bedroom Redo Mess

Ughhh….. I will not have the curtains done for the yellow guest bedroom today.   I have had some minor setbacks…all of which are my fault.

1)  It took me about 45 minutes to remember how to thread my machine.

2)  Following the threading of said machine, I googled “making a valance with a rod pocket.”

3)  Following reading said instructions, I determined that 2.5 x the width of the window would make awfully bunchy valances, and I opted to use a single width of 54 inches for our standard window.    Very.Big.Boo.Boo.

It looks like this:

Now, I will have to return to town and buy another two yards of fabric. I’ll ensure that the pattern matches up and start from scratch. Tonight, I’ll get the lining ready. In the meantime, I have to leave out the sewing mess.

I hate it when I do things like this.  I have also got a cold if that can be used as an excuse.

Also, if you are reading this, would you mind leaving me a comment?    I need to make sure my comments are working and the new view counter is working that was added last night.

Thank you.



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  1. Pat Gardner says:

    Pretty sad valence. I’m sure it’s the cold, though. Yeah. It’s the cold.

  2. Pat Gardner says:

    I was sort of smarty pants yesterday. Actually, remind yourself of my 2 left sleeves and just go all the way back to town and get more fabric and do it all over again. I also recommend hiding in the bathroom and crying for a little while.

  3. Pattie Steen-Hensley says:

    Got the address for this from your comment to Oscar… hope you don’t mind. Love this… it’s like snooping! I’m really enjoying it, but it’s too late to go back beyond the guest bedroom makeover. You’re doing a great job!

    • Pattie
      Thank you so much for reading the blog. Of course I don’t mind. I have been doing as “as a secret” until I get better at it, but as my confidence grows, I’m going to be trying to publicize it. Please come back, read some more and leave some comments!! I love the comment section because, otherwise, I’m writing to myself!! Love ya! Eva

  4. Sharon Williams says:

    I happened upon your website after seeing your post on Oscar Harris’ Facebook page – he is a mutual friend. I really like it! All best wishes with this project.

    • Sharon, Thank you so much for visiting the blog. It is still in the learning stages, but I’m working hard to add content every day and the final design should be done in a week or so. Please return, visit and give me lots of comments. I love hearing from you and welcome any ideas you have to make it better. Eva


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