Saturday, January 13, 2018

Making Curtains

Not all my sewing is quilting. Last month DH and I finally made a decision about drapery fabric and bought some over in Waynesville, OH, at Fabric Shack. It had to be ordered, and it came in just before Christmas. I knew I'd never get to it before the holidays, and there was really no great rush. I mean, we took the old curtains down a full year ago, and have gone without all this time. It would wait another month. (We live in a remote area on a good-sized property; going w/out curtains has been no big deal. Concern for privacy is not an issue!)

It might be hard to tell that this is navy, but it is. Giant buffalo checks. It really looks good, and this home dec fabric is a dream to stitch on! I am simply doing the most basic window treatment ever - two panels with a plain casing at the top and a hem at the bottom.

The DH and the DS were kind enough to hold the rod up for  me to see where my hem should be marked. This was as far as they could reach, but it will go all the way to the ceiling and fall to just touching the floor. This room has just this one window; on the left wall behind DS Adam is a French door to the screened porch. This is a long, narrow room that attaches to the dining area and kitchen - a great room concept.

I will snap a picture of the completed project - soon, I hope. DH will attach the hardware for me, and we are considering a different rod than what is shown in the photo above. A trip to the hardware store is not out of the question.

It is worth mentioning that Ohio had quite a weather event over the last 24 hours. The temperature yesterday morning was 51 with rain, rain, rain. All day the temps dropped and the wind picked up. By 6pm, the temperature had fallen to 32 and the rain had become sleet and ice. By 7pm, snow was falling. This morning the temperature was 13 with 6 inches of snow on the ground! Wind chill was minus 3. Brrr! C-c-c-cold! Gotta love Ohio weather!

Happy Quilting, Friends!


  1. If you need any help with those curtains, I am experienced!!!!

  2. Har-har-har! I actually considered calling you to tell you what I was doing. More for the math help than for the sewing help. *wink*


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