I’m bummed!

I don’t really have anything to blog about today.
And I have a reason why.

I have big plans in my head to make my table at Thanksgiving grander this year. I wanted to go all out. So I decided to make a table runner.

I go out and bought burlap and some fall fabric.
I’m excited but nervous all at the same time because this is the first time I am using burlap AND attempting ruffles.

I procrastinated all day Saturday doing this project because I was so nervous.
I only cut the burlap to length.

Sunday night rolls around and I get up the courage to go for it.
What can REALLY go wrong?!

I get everything cut and am ready to sew.
I start by making my ruffles… so far so good. That wasn’t too hard.

Time to sew them onto the burlap.
And then here is what stopped me!

As I’m sewing on the ruffle, I’m nervous again because I hope it comes out right. Then I am getting excited because it is actually working. So I start thinking in my head how I can’t wait to finish this runner (have to make 2) and run downstairs all proud waving it high in the air to show Travis.

I finish the first ruffle and BAM… I notice it!
My bobbin thread ran out about 5 inches from the end.
Of course it did!! Things were going too smoothly.

I now have to wind up more thread on the bobbin because, of course, I didn’t have this color on another one.
But wait… it’s been SO long since my last sewing project, I can’t remember how to do it!
I attempt it the way I think it works and it is SO not working!
Few choice words flying through the air, I decide I need to find the manual but where in the world is that?!

Find it, think “Oh yeah… that was SO easy!”
And get to winding.

Then BAM… I completely ran out of thread all together!!

I’m so upset!!! And more choice words are flying!!
Of course, it is 1030 at night so there is no place open that would have thread or there is no way I am running to Wal-Mart to go get any. So there stopped my project.

Why didn’t I start this on Saturday because I could have then bought more thread on Sunday?!
All well.

Hopefully, I will get this finished tonight and will have it up to post about on Wednesday to show you all and have a tutorial on how to make your own runner. Hopefully!!

But on another note…
I just want to ask all of you to say a little prayer for one of my Delta Gamma sorority sisters.
Her name is Angeline and she went into the emergency room with a bad headache and while she was there she found out she has Leukemia. She also had a stroke yesterday and last I heard she couldn’t move the right side of her body. She is still in college but because of this she won’t be able to go back until next Fall.

So please pray that she recovers quickly and that she stays strong through it all.

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  • alyssha lynn
    November 22, 2010 at 5:49 pm

    I'm so sorry! I know how you feel – the two chairs I pictured are the only ones I have done – and only 3 days till turkey day!

    I will add your friend to my prayers, and can't wait to see your finished project.

  • Michelle L.
    November 22, 2010 at 5:58 pm

    Frustrating thread crisis! but it makes a good story. All my best thoughts for your friend.

  • melismama
    November 22, 2010 at 11:15 pm

    AHH…That stinks running out in the middle of what sounds like an AWESOME project.

    So sorry about your friend. I will put her on our prayer list for sure!

    Happy Thanksgiving!

  • Nina
    November 23, 2010 at 1:12 am

    It really sucks when you get started with a sewing project, and then something small like that happens.

    But you are three steps ahead of me …. I have been thinking of making a quilted table runner and matching place mats for Thanksgiving. Thanks to work, school things & procrastination on the weekends, I haven't even cut the fabric yet; will see what happens tonight/tomorrow. But I can't wait to see pictures of your project!

  • Rhiannon
    November 23, 2010 at 1:24 am

    gave you a blog award today!

  • Anonymous
    November 23, 2010 at 2:51 am

    We all do it – I could not believe a few months back that I ran out of black thread! I have a gazillion of the fancy colors and thought I always had extra white, tan and black – but nooooo. I totally understand the frustration – been there, done that.

    So sorry about your friend, it's a difficult disease.