My latest project has required a great deal of perisitence. I have been working on this project for over two weeks at this point and am finally seeing the light at the end of the tunnel! If it would have been a quilt, at least the progress pictures would have been great for blogging, unfortunately miles of ruffled kiwi colored fabric, or miles of ruffled blue fabric just were not inspiring to me (although I suppose my readers might have been interested...) To tell you the truth I was so sick of this project that I didn't even want to talk about it!
Then I had to do a lot of math work because I needed to make a total of 12 pleats for the bottom of the valances. Each pleat was lined in the kiwi and the pleats were angled to show off the pretty accent. The windows and trim were not exactly consistent in their measurements so a lot of math was done to figure out how far apart each pleat needed to be.
The back of the finished Valance. One Valance is about 100 inches across and the other is about 150. A this point I have about 29 hours in on this project, (not counting the hours spent re-doing the error of reversing the pleats!) and probably another 2 or 3 left to do. I sure don't know if I would want to make this again - but at least I know what to charge if I were to do so!
Persistence does pay off and is a good character trait - I am glad I am persistent, but wish I was quilting, instead! I have several long term projects that need more work and I would love to be able to dedicate some of my sewing time to them soon. I love the obstinant part of the definition - because it certainly describes me :) Never give up - if you persevere you can finish whatever project you are working on! Have a lovely weekend!