Thursday, November 17, 2011
Success comes after failure after failure after failure...
Hallelujah! My roman shades are finally done!
That only took 9 months.
It was hard to make myself work on them, because they were a constant source of failure for me. This project reminded me why it's better to use fabric with a random pattern rather than obvious straight lines -
Every stitch was sewn 2 or 3 times. I use this tool way more than I use my sewing machine -
I was also haunted by the never ending rings.
I learned that it's better to spend the $2 for extra screws than to run out.
I learned why you start from the middle when you staple fabric onto a wooden rod.
The only thing that kept me going was the knowledge that I was saving over $1,000 by doing it myself. Sewing has taught me more about patience and pushing through frustration than anything else I've ever done. It is such a good picture of success being built on a pile of failures. And in the end it's never perfect, but it's done. And maybe I'll do a little better next time.