Gen, for some reason, is crawling around on top of a cutting/ironing surface. She's wearing a man's suit jacket that's been cut away so that about all that's left is what would be there if it were a bolero. She shows a pillowcase to Gayla and Andrea, who are sitting at a table sewing. The pillow is cut from the front of a suit, so that you see the lapels and buttons going down the middle of the case. I really can't figure out where she's going with the design for this room, although that could be partly the editing of the story. Her designs often have aspects that don't coalesce completely, but this one's just all over the place. Gen points out the pinstripes in the fabric and suggests that they go with the wainscotting and the other fabric that Gayla's sewing. So the theme is vertical lines? Okay. She shows them a case for one of a pair of red bolsters, which she says will break up all the grey and white.
Now we come to one of my favourite recurring segments of the show, in which Amy Wynn gets the female homeowners to try using power tools, something a shocking number of them claim never to have done. I totally love Amy Wynn for being so casual and encouraging about it. She knows it's not enough simply to be an example herself; she's got to empower them by putting the tools in their hands. In this ep, she gets Paige to cut out the sunbursts for the Giant Switch Plate. Amy Wynn explains what has to be done. Paige gets it. ["Paige might have had better luck if she lost the inch-long fake nail tips she was sporting." -- Kim]
Back in the sewing area, Gen discovers a pile of old empty picture frames of various sizes and styles. As she gathers them up, she asks Team Orange what they're for; Gayla thinks they're from Carla's mother-in-law in Abilene. Gen exclaims, "They're beautiful!" Gayla said there's one Carla didn't want her to use, but can't remember which one. Gen says she'll have to take it off the wall, then. Andrea laughs. Gen keeps exclaiming about them.
Cut to Amy Wynn and Paige in safety glasses. Paige is holding the electric saw, saying she's scared. She's afraid she'll mess it up. She charges in bravely, though, with a couple of tips from Amy Wynn, and keeps going even as she protests, "I'm outside the line!" Well, you're working for Frank, honey, not Vern. Lines do not matter. Paige stops, thinking she's making a mess of it. Amy Wynn points out that it's not the kind of design that requires precision. Paige thinks that's a good thing. They giggle.