Its late, and I'm feeling chatty. Let's have an object lesson here.
|Exhibit A: Walnut cedar chest handmade by my Grandpa|
|Exhibit B: Disposable water bottles|
|Exhibit C: A bible given on the event of "another awesome beef dinner!"|
And now, the point of this post:
|Exhibit D: Curtains|
Not, (let me be clear here) NOT heirlooms.
This may have been clear to you, but this was a revelation to me. I was hemming and pinning, seaming and measuring, like my life depended on it. Like these were priceless heirlooms that I would one day pass onto my children's children.
So, after that epiphany, it really freed me up and got me moving on the whole "window dressings" front.
First up, the living room.
Hidden tab curtains, yes, I was pretty pumped. So, as you can imagine, I was super excited to show Handsome. He was happy to have curtains. And then he says, "Uhm, just a helpful suggestion. Next time, maybe you could make them wide enough to cover the entire window."
Oh. Yeah. I see his point. If you look at the curtains up above (the beige ones, in the beige room, with beige carpeting), you'll see that they also do not cover the windows. Whoops.
TCoTFW: I bought material without measuring the windows first to see how much fabric I needed. Apparently this is abhorrent to husbands, the whole acting-without-measuring-first. Really, I'm learning so much in this process.
Since I had already bought all the material for all the windows, I had to make what I had stretch. Especially since we aren't buying anything this month. So I came up with an idea for the spare room, which also tied in nicely with my love of...
... you guessed it! RUFFLES!!
|Ruffles. In curtains. And not on the edges.|
You're excited, aren't you?
This way, the curtains are wider, and I didn't buy any extra material!
That's a win for the FebFreeze!
I was excited. Especially when it all started coming together. I sewed the tabs on the top, and everything was looking mostly square... So I hung up one curtain...
And it was looking good. So I hung up the second curtain...
I wasn't paying attention (thanks, BBC, for stealing my attention) and sewed the tabs on the wrong end of one of the panels. Oh, and I made the one on the left about 2 inches too long. You will notice, however, that the window is covered. So it's a partial win... right?
In theory, a little more stitchery could get it to a full-on, decorator extraordinaire win, and so back to the sewing machine I went.
I don't know if they're a good size. They seem weird to me. Too long, or too wide... let's just say that I''m not going to be offering hand-sewn draperies any time soon. But they cover our windows, and (hopefully) keep the heat in, the cold out, and (most important) let people sleep until noon! Mr. Golden Sun, you're on my clock now!
Also, I love this curtain rod. $13 at Ross.
Really, the whole situation is going in my win category.
And Saturday was good.
Queen of Domesticity,