Like tiling, one of the great pleasures of life is … to sew. It has been some years since I have had a sewing machine. In the meantime, I have satisfied myself with occasional bouts of hand sewing. But for my last birthday, I bought a sewing machine. It has sat at home, waiting for me to return from China for a couple of weeks. Yesterday, we became familiar with one another, filling a few bobbins, remembering how to thread and then use the machine. Today, we began the first few of many happy hours together. The task at hand was to create a curtain out of odds and ends around the place. All of them had to be stitched together.
At this point, I am in the process of stitching on the last of six pieces to make the whole curtain.
Soon afterwards came the intricate process of constructing the hangers and stitching them onto the curtain. The result was was better than all expected, including myself:
(ht cp for the photos)