Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Backbreaking Sewing


Backbreaking? You may ask. Well, maybe not breaking, but aching for sure!
I finished another drape today and remember now why I waited so long to do this second one. It is tedious work that gives me a headache, and hurts my back. Pushing that needle through so many layers of fabric to make pinch pleats is not easy. Note, this fabric is lined and turned twice!! There are only 4 pinch pleats per drape, but they still make me unhappy. The other hand sewn part of redoing the drapes includes a herringbone stitch for the hem. Not nearly as bad. Maybe I should do that part first next time.

Can't wait to show you the results. Or maybe I can, since I don't know when I'm going to want to do that again...

I went to the gym after teaching a dance class this morning. This time I didn't let the guilt of pawning the kids off on someone else for 2 hours get to me. (Once during my dance class and again at the gym). Because I need to work out. I need to feel strong. Otherwise my body starts to ache and just feels so awful all around.
The dance class today was another story. The students (most of them) are ready to progress to a new level of more difficult moves and steps. Today I started them on some new tap exercises. This was not a good thing (at least in her mind) for the little girl that cries and needs lots of attention. Because I just didn't have the time to stop every 20 seconds to help her with her next mini-dilemma. I really do care about and love every child in that class. But the class is for all of the students. If I everyone of them demanded that kind of attention (for minor issues) as much, then no one would learn anything. It is frustrating. In fact, the most frustrated I've been so far since teaching younger girls.

Didn't get anything listed today. I just can't do it all. And I still have a meeting tonight. Oh, and dinner to make.


And before I leave, I just saw a post my husband does for his project 365 photo blog. This may seem silly, but he mentioned that his wife does a great job decorating the house and I almost cried. Didn't know he noticed.

2 ripples:

Cozy said...

My husband is like that too. He doesn't say much to me about my craftiness but I hear from others what he says about it.

Maybe it's a guy thing?

Mrs.Kwitty said...

YOu are a busy lady! I'm in awe. I had to chuckle about your husband too...mine is the same way. He very rarely comments about anything when I'm around, but apparently he says nice things about me when I'm not around! lol Men.
Smiles, Karen

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