Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Curtain Conundrum

Whipping up curtains is taking me a little longer than I expected. Oh, the panels are simple...straight lines, rod pocket, deep bottom hem. It's when I got the bright idea to monogram each panel that I became bogged down in my curtain conundrum.

I'm a new user to Machine Embroidery. I'm on such a learning curve, that it takes me 
F O R E V E R to work the software, hoop the fabric, and actually embroider a project. So after testing my design yesterday and determining I really liked it, I began on one of the panels. It looked so pretty! Then I un-hooped (is that a word?) it.

Well,  D - I - R - T!

Somehow, some way, a little part of the panel was folded underneath and was stitched into the monogram. I swear (actually, I did swear) I almost cried. Then I got so mad at myself, I needed to release some pent-up frustrations so as not to take it out on my family. So I began cleaning out a closet, then another, and one more after that. Needless to say, there's a lot of stuff loaded into the truck and on it's way to being donated today. At least I used that frustration for a good cause, right?

I did manage to finish one panel entirely. I'll try again today. Hopefully, things will go better. Perhaps I'll have pictures to show you tomorrow. In the meantime, here's the monogram I came up with for my curtains:


  1. It'll get easier every time! Don't give up!!! I remember those frustrating times all too well.

  2. If it makes you feel any better I wouldn't even know how to start!! I'm sure your panels will turn out beautifully : )


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