The Extent of My Abilities

Curtain
New curtains for door.

This afternoon, I took a pair of floor length curtains and made them into curtains that fit the window on our side door. This is the extent of my sewing abilities. I can do this, hem pants, and sew on buttons. That’s about it.

All my sewing is done by hand. My mother tried to teach me how to sew with a machine. She didn’t have much luck because I was left handed and she said I did everything backwards. She soon gave up. Her attempts to teach me how to crochet and knit didn’t fare any better.

I did have a bit of success at embroidery. Except for the time I embroidered my project to the blanket on my lap.

I did well at cross stitch and needle point. They are repetitive, so the concept is simple. Sometimes I like the repetitive nature. It is soothing to work on while watching television.

And there is an added bonus to the curtain project I did today. I can use the remaining fabric to make curtains for the bathroom window! I’ll save that for another day.

2 thoughts on “The Extent of My Abilities

  1. I am beyond impressed! I write right-handed and eat left handed (and brush my teeth left handed), all I can do is sew buttons lol. Can’t knit. Can’t crochet. I had a recreation teacher at Kent State tell me I was the FIRST student in her 25 years of teaching that she couldn’t teach to do macrame (sp? which was super popular at that time). I’m hopeless!

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