Can You Iron Too Much?

Since I have little more than two months left until baby makes an appearance around here, I am trying to get some of the stuff I want to done. I have to finish all of the sewing for the nursery, and of that, the most odious is going to be the curtains.

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I want to make the view D from this pattern. (It is the blue one in the upper left corner). You don’t actually have to cut out a pattern, it is a long trapezoid that you pleat and swag over a rod. Not hard. I did the math for it, and at the time I was pretty confident that I did the math correctly, but now I am second guessing myself, which I probably shouldn’t be. Because to make these curtains, I need this.

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That is six yards of fabric, cut in half to make two curtains, hung over the railing in my foyer so they don’t get wrinkled (it goes to the bottom of the railing on the other side too. Three yards each).

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This is the lining, as I was ironing it so I can have a somewhat even curtain. I finished the ironing today (which has given me, if not exactly a blister, the sore spot on my thumb that is a precursor to a blister) and hung it over the railing as well, but have not put the pieces together. That is for tomorrow. I also want to hem my jeans and clean my office a bit before I do that. Plus, I’m going to have to make sure that my sewing area is relatively clean so I don’t get hair/thread/fuzz all over it, because it is going to be a pain to clean.

I also remembered to take a picture of my sock today, since I had a bit of sunshine. They are coming along slowly. I am still using the bamboo needles, even though I feel like I keep snagging the yarn with them a bit. I thought about switching needles to my metal ones, but I didn’t want to take a chance on changing the gauge. I’m also afraid that I knit them a bit too tight, so I might be making them for someone else.

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While I was taking picture, I remembered I hadn’t shared these goodies, which my student teacher gave me. I love these note cards, they are so pretty I don’t want to use them!

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