Monday, June 17, 2013

Sewing - Monday Made-It!

I did it! I conquered the sewing machine and finished the curtains!!!

To truly understand the sense of accomplishment I am feeling, you have to read this post describing my frustration with sewing and the bobbin thread thingy.

I will admit that post was scheduled (I was in CO all last week), so the real day of frustration happened on Friday, June 7th. The date is important...because later that evening (after blogging and scheduling the post) I tried the bobbin thing again.

I watched as the upper thread began to wrap around the bobbin thingy area. This is normally where I would panic and stop turning the knob because it looked like it was going to get stuck. Instead, I decided to keep turning thinking...It had done this same funny looking, tangly looking thing every time. Maybe it was supposed to wrap around there.

And guess what? It worked!

I tell you, I whipped out those last 2 1/2 curtains in no time. I even had to redo the bobbin thingy again and did it on the first try! I was so thankful to finish these curtains before leaving for CO the next day (you know how I don't like having unfinished projects).

Here is the finished product hung in my classroom:

That is my Monday Made-It, so I'm linking up with Tara. I made these curtains from flat sheets (Wal-Mart) which made them more affordable and easier to sew. If I can do it, anyone can! Looking forward to checking out your Monday Made-Its so be sure and link up. :-)
My room is all cleaned, and I have the okay to "move in" now. Rememeber my mountain of stuff in the cafeteria...

Okay, now to share some pictures of our time in Colorado. My husband and I help with the youth department at church, and we spent the last week at Silver State Baptist Youth Camp in the mountains. It is a great experience - away from all the distractions of this world. No electronics - I didn't even play Candy Crush!

HILLSIDE CLASSES (boy, did I do a lot of climbing)!!!

My nephew (left) and my son, Chaz.

My daughter, Harley (left) and my niece.

Harley sang her talent show song during one of the Tabernacle services.
In the afternoons, the camp has all kinds of activities for the kids to enjoy. The girls talked me into being on their basketball and volleyball team one day. Let's just say, with that altitude (7400 ft.),  I was feeling my age... :-)
P.S. I think I may actually try to sew a skirt next!!!


  1. Congrats on the curtains. They look great! Church camp was always my favorite week out of the whole year when I was a kid. :)
    ❀ Tammy
    Forever in First

    1. Me too, Tammy! Though I don't remember it being so difficult to sleep in the "bunkhouse." Ha!


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    1. Thanks, Jennifer! I'm so glad to have them finished. I may have to dress them up with some of those bunting signs I keep seeing everywhere. :-)


  3. Love the pictures from Colorado! Your curtains turned out so cute...are you taking orders? ;)

    Read With Me ABC

    1. You might not want to order if you could see them up close! Ha!


  4. That bobbin can be tricky! Make sure you have it in so the thread winds the correct way (clockwise, I think). Your curtains look AWESOME! You should be proud!

    Mrs. Laffin's Laughings


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