The seamstress is named Margie and her shop is called Margie's Stitch and Sew. Margie is at least 80 years old, probably closer to 90. Her business occupied a little storefront in my town until recently, when Margie slipped on the ice when coming in to work. Now, she works out of her home and she gets around on a little scooter.
I asked Margie if she could make some piping to put around the pillows and how much it would cost to complete pillow covers. She said it would be between $3 and $5, depending on the size. I couldn't believe the price! I left the fabric with Margie. She didn't take down my name, phone number, or any other information. She just told me to come back in a few days to see if the pillows were done. I wasn't sure what to expect.
When I came back, I saw a stack of four pillows piled neatly in the corner. I had asked for a simple envelope style cover, but Margie went ahead and put in invisible zippers.
I could tell she was not thrilled with my color choices. She wasn't sure why I wanted orange piping on the pillows. To each his own, right?
I'm thrilled with the way the pillows turned out. My only complaint is that on the dog pillow above the fabric is upside down on the back - the dogs face one way on the front, and then they are upside down on the back. But for $5, I am not complaining!
I will definitely be bringing more projects to Margie in the future. My sewing skills are not good and it's worth paying a few dollars to avoid the frustration and time it would take me to sew something.
Come back on Wednesday to see the "big reveal" of Mary's room as the One Room Challenge wraps up.
In other news, who watches Downton Abbey?
I watched the season finale last night. Big K, who has watched maybe three episodes, even got teary eyed at several points during the show. It was SO good and now I'm anxiously awaiting season three. Does anyone know when it comes out?
Check out the Downton Abbey site on the PBS website while we're waiting for the next season. If you are
freakishly slightly obsessed with the show, the website has all kinds of video clips, cast interviews, and other interesting stuff to keep you occupied.
This weekend, I also watched True Grit. Talk about the opposite of Downton Abbey! Big K has been bugging me to watch this with him for awhile. I wasn't interesting in seeing it because I thought it would be a boring Western. I was wrong. It was a great movie and I would highly recommend it if you haven't seen it.