Saturday, May 28, 2011

Curtains at Julian Oaks in the Virgina House

I was beyond impressed and blessed with the new Virginia house. I was a counselor and my camper and I would sneak up to the old Virgina house and call it the spooky house. It was a place we could go and make up ghost stories in the spooky house. We also found old pictures of the house in the wooden flooring, which were falling apart. I am so glad to be a history of this place. I enjoy and appreciate all that has been done and continually see how the Lord keeps on changing the camp so others can get to know Jesus.

Please see pictures below to see the old house the new house and us girls making curtains. Sorry the pictures are not in order. I am just learning how to use this blog.

Several years ago this house should have been condemned. Hamon and Construction decided to strip it down to the fireplace and rebuild it up. I asked Tina, Director of Camp Julian Oaks, will there be curtains for the girl's dorm? She said she would be so blessed if the Dorcas Circle could make them.  We have made many curtains at camp  so.....We, Dorcas Circle, volunteered to make curtains for the Girls Dorm. This would enable the girls their privacy and keep the sun out of the rooms. After purchasing fabric, getting window measurements and getting the correct rods to show off the beautiful wood frame around each windows, we were ready to ride up to Julian to spend the night and focus on getting 13 pairs  of curtains made.

I was blessed to meet Brenda Marshall, who lives in Julian, and was right there helping us to sew the curtains. Bonnie and Linda came and Bonnie was the leader of the curtain project. Linda, Brenda and I were her helpers. I found the project very relaxing once we got up there

. I did sewing, knitting and just loved the view of the mountains as I was in the BIG living room with the beautiful fireplace.

The old Virgina House Living Room including the old curtains

The new Virginia House Living Room

New Virgina House Kitchen

New Virgina House Bathrooms

New Virginia House Living Room

Old Virgina House Bathroom

Old Virginia House Living Room

Old Virgina House

Karen Sewing Away in the living room

Brenda, our new Dorcas Lady, ironing

Bonnie figuring out what panels go where

Linda enjoying sewing curtains on my Featherweight

Bonnie happily ironing

Brenda in the Girls' Dorm sewing

The 4 of us with the curtains we made in the background

Tony, Director of Camp Julian Oaks, so happy with the new curtains

Brenda and Linda putting the curtains on the rod

Bonnie and Brenda seam ripping our least favorite job

Linda working on a boutique item
Outside of the old Virginia House
Brenda was kind enough to donate fabric for the new Hogan Cabin, which the boys will sleep in this summer.  Last summer they were in a canvas tent. We will make the curtains in San Marcos and bring them to camp to be put in. There are only 8 windows and 1 panel per window.

We went to Brenda's beautiful ranch and I could just sit in her living room and knit and enjoy the view. Brenda plans to come up to the craft days on Tuesdays during the summer months. She is an avid crafter and we can certainly use her help and great ideas. Linda will be doing jewelry making with the campers and Bonnie and I will do our sew projects with the campers.

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