It's the end of the day and it was a successful one! I accomplished more than I had planned, and that doesn't happen very often! I was able to get all the fabric squares (48 of them) cut and stitched together for the box pleat valance band and also made about 15 yards of chocolate brown welt. All of this went so smoothly and fast that I was able to table both panels. They are ready to be pleated and tacked - which may end up being a Friday late night project. 6 widths of fabric with black-out lining is heavy, but the tabling event wasn't as painful as I had expected. It took me bout 2 hours and 30 minutes per panel.
Tomorrow I'm going to work with photos for a couple of hours and try to get the flight suit into the shadow box. I'll be taking a break from the project for a few hours to tie up some loose ends for Christmas (ummm, cards and shipping gifts). From the looks of our mailbox the past couple of days we are the only ones who haven't sent out cards yet. I would also LOVE to get the boards for the valance cut, covered and joined, in preparation for finishing the valance on Thursday. I am unsure if I can handle the mounting of the valance myself; I wasn't able to carry all 4 pieces of lumber through the store. I wonder if that nice man at Lowe's would come by to help ??
I did manage to squeeze in the finale of The Biggest Loser tonight. I have pretty much watched the entire season and it was such a joy to see the results of all the hard work and determination of the contestants.
Another busy day tomorrow, but I feel renewed energy after all that I accomplished today!