I spent 8 solid hours making the new valance for my bed yesterday.
I finally got it finished and back on the bed at 11.20 pm last night.
And it looks... HIDEOUS.
Far, far too much gathering. And it was a wee bit short, so I sewed some white lace along the bottom. HUGE MISTAKE. It looks like something my Grandmother would have had on her bed back in 1908.
So today will be spent unpicking the bloody thing and changing tack. A few BIG tucks along each side and end and nothing else. I will add some of the same fabric to the length so it's not too short.
I think it will take me a few hours to unpick it all. If not all day.
I might even break it up into two days, so I can actually spend some time with the family.
I'm not going to show you how it looks, I'm not going to share how awful it looks with anyone!
So that's me for the day... unless Stew has some plans of his own.
What an awesome day! I gave up on the valance and went down to Briscoes and bought one:
ABOVE: a very simple padded valance. PERFECT. I wasn't prepared to keep wasting my time and fabric trying to make one that I was happy with. Briscoes were having a 60% off sale on bed linens, so SCORE!
Stew is down at the village green watching a local cricket team play another town... and I think I've talked him into joining the Cambridge 'Vintage' team! Fingers crossed he does it, he really would enjoy being part of a sports team and getting to know people in our community.
The kids, Steve and I have enjoyed playing under the sprinkler this afternoon. It's a stinkin' hot day! Summer? Might be here.
Winding down for the evening. Coronation Street is about to start... so I'm outta here.
Catch ya tomorrow.