Sunday, September 23, 2007

I officially now have my very own ruffle.



I was working on painting some frames for my kitchen, to go along with the alphabet picture, and I needed another frame, but I couldn't go and get one because I didn't have a car to leave the house with. So, alas, I started another project. I thought it would take me an hour or two, and I could have the sewing machine put away before my husband got home, instead it took me all day and part of the next morning. I did a lot of picking out stitches, cutting more fabric than I really needed, and I pinned and re-pinned the darn thing numerous times, trying to get it's ruffle spread out equally.

At one point my son wanted to help by taking out the pins after I sewed over them, (normally I would take them out right before sewing over them, but I was sewing slowly, so we were not in much danger of gouging our eyes out with broken needles.) I sewed along, and he removed the pins. After sewing about 3 feet I realized that I had run out of bobbin thread, which meant that the whole time I hadn't actually been sewing at all. And since my son had steadfastly helped me by taking out each and every pin, I had to re-pin it and sew it again. What is the longest stitch that you thought you stitched, but really hadn't? (This is one of those blog competitions, post a comment including your answer and who ever stitched the longest non-stitch will win a prize!)

Now that the ruffle is finished I don't know that I like it all that much. It looks too countryish, like I should have some cow and daisy themed porcelain plates hanging on the wall next to them. I don't know what I expected, it is a ruffle after all.

5 comments:

bug girl said...

I think I am going to have to come over and look at the ruffle with sharp critical eyes. I am having a hard time envisioning that ruffle in your kitchen.

I am going to have to think about stitching a non-stitch. There are so many, just not many long tales. I will need to work on some embellishments, like ruffles, and see if I can tell a tale of long stitched non-stitches that will make your heart beat with wild abandon.

le said...

Next time I'm up in that area I will also have look with critical eyes, I can't picture it either. I think your three feet win in the non stitching, I've gone a long way, but I don't think I've ever gone that long.

Aluwicious said...

I made an apron once....at your house in 4th grade. I also made a skirt once that I patterned after another skirt with newspaper. It was unwearable...my mom called it an art piece.

The Bec-ster said...

I get really mad at the sewing machine when I come to the end and haven't really stitched a stitch. There should be a bell that rings when the stitching isn't stitching.
Ruffles are for very special kitchens with chickens on the walls on plates. BUT I like it. I think it adds some flair to your window and your kitchen needs a little something to draw the eye too instead of the unfinished unstitched projects on your massive table. Yep just what you need to draw the eye up and away...

dannana said...

If you need a tractor for your kitchen, we can help you out with that.
As far as the stitches go, my sewing machine does a fake stitch and I often can pull lightly on the bobbin thread and suddenly my sewing project is undone. I don't know my longest goof up, mostly cause I don't want to win this competition.