Sunday, January 30, 2011
I worked at my new island workstation last night finishing up the first half of my hokey-pokey quilt top. I sorted the sections of the fat quarter left from the first half and rearranged for the start of the second half which is cut and sewn at mirror image angles to the first half. It was a joy to work at the counter height and not be bending over a rickety table.
So much into the room finally coming to the vision of my mind's eye, I sewed the swag curtains that have been on the drawing board for a couple of years. Tthe best part, they didn't cost me a cent. The fabric is something I got when clearing out my mom's house after she passed away (in 1993!!!) My mother had a sense of style and class about her and I saved the fabric knowing I wanted to do something with it. The photo doesn't show you the real quality of the fabric. It's a Waverly screen print. I made and lined the swags but in typical Robin Fashion - I quickly hung them up without the proper rod or rod height. When the weather warms, I plan to take down the rod, spray it with some flat black spray paint and remount is an inch or so lower and an inch or two outside the window frame. Personally, I could live without curtains on my windows. I love letting the outside in. This window over my sewing machine is a north window so I don't get the blistering sun in it and since I live in a small town, I really don't care of people riding down the main street see me upstrairs sewing the night away! I have enough fabric left to make a couple of chair cushions and some pillows that will help pull everything together.