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|
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.