I recently maaaade something for my neighbor and it (thankfully) turned out just fine and dandy!
|Never mind the windblown look ...|
The canopy for her glider swing came together just as I'd intended ... in spite of my derelict sewing machine that did NOT make me chuckle! I never remember how frustrating sewing can be until I sit down with my project pinned and ready to go ... and my machine gives me a chugga-chugga-churrrrg. (Which I counter-attack with a "blurgedy-blurgedy-blurg!") Then I spend the next 20 minutes re-threading, re-aligning and re-thinking my project! Nothing brings out my almost-curses like a sewing machine on the fritz! Gratefully, with a lot of super-natural patience, several new needles, a glass of iced, lavender tea and all my kids occupied elsewhere, I successfully sewed the canopy and delivered it to my neighbor all in one afternoon. Whew!
It was not my finest stitching ever. In fact there is most certainly a front side and a back side to this canopy. But ... it is now providing much desired shade over her swing, is washable due to the hand-sewn velcro tabs holding it in place and the Sun-N-Shade outdoor fabric matched her balcony set perfectly.
As for the sewing machine? Well, let's just say that she will need some serious TLC before my next project ("oops ... I don't think that part is supposed to come off") and hopefully I'll remember that before Halloween rolls around and I have four costumes to make ("why are you in so many pieces?!?").
#4 - When was the last time you made something with your hands and what was it?