Thursday, November 30, 2006

Lost in a world of curtains

Dear committed blog readers.
I know I haven't posted for ages. I have been having a shit (forgive the swearing, an indication of how frustrated I am) of a time really.
Making curtains (or trying to make curtains).
I thought I was a good sewer, I thought curtains were easy. Both thoughts were wrong, naive (the dictionary definition is correct "having or showing a lack of experience, judgment, or information").
Here are some photos of Richard putting the eyelets into a set of huge cutains for some clients. I managed to take the picture even though my fingers are down to the bone from all the work I've been doing.I've been getting up at 6am to try & get everything done. I keep making mistakes. I had to remake a curtain completely because of a large "wee like" stain from the "Crease away" ironing spray product that I sprayed on with too much enthusiasm.
Still I haven't even looked at the one job I really want to get onto which is the altar cloth for the church which is meant to be done for Christmas.
At this stage I'll be hiding under the Duvet when Christmas rolls around.

Just when you'd think I had enough work, I foolishly took on another giant loose couch cover too. Stupid stupid.
The only consolation being that the house I went to to measure up at was absolutely, amazingly gorgeous.17th century half timbered 3 story Tudor MANSION. Here are a few shots of the interior. Complete with grand piano. Beats working in a factory I suppose.

Now where did I put that thimble........


skips said...

I agree, there's something about this time of year which makes you take on too much work, just when you've got a million things other than work to be doing. I've got Santa cozzies, graduation dresses, bridesmaid altrerations and face painting gigs, all on top of the regular bridal couture. Good luck my lovely.

JoeyJoJo said...

Thanks Amy. You're a treasure.
The only thing keeping me going at the moment is you guys out there in the blogosphere that check up on me from time to time.
Good luck to you too Miss Elfy.

kellyd said...

I was wondering what happened to my dear friend. Sorry to hear work is such a shit, but the houses you get to see are incredible! :-)

Just keep your chin up, and remember, we're all rooting for you out here!

Hopefully the outing to the Carmelites will serve as a peaceful and relaxing interlude for you. xx

suez. said...

hello lovely sis. no matter what happens you are a star.somehow if i was there it would be easier so you just have to pretend you have a sea of helpers who arrive at the final moment to help and then you realise that you have done it all on your own and dont need the fairies (except for the lovely Richard)Just Keep swimming ...XxXx

JoeyJoJo said...

Dearest blog buddies.
I just opened up my blog page on a much brighter Monday morning & have melted in a big pool of warmth.
Thank you my darling good fairies.