I took the tree down a couple of days ago and it left me staring at my unhemmed curtains that I finished about two years ago. I came to the realization that I am never going to hem these curtains. There is always something more fun to do than pinning, measuring, ironing and sewing straight lines. They don’t look bad without a hem, but I have to fluff them a lot to position them right and they puddle on the floor in an unattractive way, so the curtains don’t hang as well.
As I was looking at them I realized that they have not frayed at all. The fabric is indoor/outdoor canvas that hasn’t been washed, so it has a nice stiffness to it. Well, I grabbed a pair of scissors and just cut them off.
I felt a little bit like Chevy Chase in Christmas Vacation when he chopped off the wobbly newel post with a chain saw. “The curtains needed to be hemmed, so I hemmed them.” (Hacked them off with scissors.) “Problem solved.” I knew it was the totally wrong way to hem curtains, but they look so much better! I went ahead and did it to the living and dining room curtains, too, and they look so much better!
I kept hearing the voice of The Nester in my head. “It doesn’t have to be perfect to be beautiful.” Well, any proper seamstress who turns over these curtains and sees my lazy shortcut to a real hem might pass out, but I’m at peace with it.
Well, I’ve had a lot of fun with my boys over the break building Legos & forts, spinning Bey Blades and playing games…
…but I’m ready to get back to my routine. Anyone else?
The winner of the $100 True Value Gift Card is…
Nanette Hill from Attracting Different.