She is also a fantastic knitter, and cook, and baker, and mom, and grandmom. I have a lot to live up to.
I asked her to give me sewing lessons, and she agreed. I think it probably took all of her self-control not to jump in and just do this project herself, because that's just the kind of lady she is. A go-getter. But she let me do it, and she talked me through it. And I know it was an easy project, but I'm really happy with the way it turned out.
I took this fabric:
And I cut it, and measured it, and ironed it, and pinned it:
And now it's Gavin's valance!
Not bad for my first try! I already have my next project in mind.... :)