Saturday, September 25, 2010

Welled Up With Ease

This is kind of a big deal.  For me.

Since we have moved in here, we have purposely not spent much time, energy, or money on decorating the inside of our house.  We were and are much more interested in improving the outside and feel that the inside can wait.

All those things are still true.

But it feels so good to have accomplished one small feat of pleasing inside decor.  I'm really getting a little giddy looking at the picture below, even though the real thing is right beside me.  The real thing, incidentally, makes me well up with .... ease.  It's amazing what a little bit of well-placed pleasing colors can do.

Anyway, i didn't think i was going to get very far on the curtains today - if at all.  But this morning i got in a sewing groove and couldn't stop.  I've been sewing since about 9 o'clock this morning, and i think i finished about 11:30 tonight.  (There's a lot more to a curtain that i had imagined.)

Here they are!  They're not a masterpiece, and if you look at the stitching very closely, you'll think maybe i need some more practice (i do), but i feel pretty good about my accomplishment today - especially for a first-in-a-really-long-time sewing project.  They're pretty (at least to me), and most importantly, you can't see through them - which is the main point of curtains.  

Now i'm going to go to sleep next to my pleasing curtains.

Good night!


  1. Great job Beth! They look fantastic... I can't believe you made all those little tabs yourself - I'm super-impressed!

  2. Just beautiful, great job. I always love how decorating looks after wards too, and I am no decorator!

  3. YAY. I understand the complete "homey" satisfaction that comes from this. :) they look great!

  4. AWESOME Beth GREAT JOB they are so beautiful!

  5. AWESOME Beth GREAT JOB they are so beautiful!

  6. Those look wonderful ! Makes me want to work on my nest.


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