I found this tag on Giraffe Dreams yesterday. I usually don't do tags, but I thought I would do this one. Here are the rules:
1. Grab the nearest book.
2. Open to page 56.
3. Find the fifth sentence.
4. Post the text of the next 2 to 5 sentences, along with these rules.
5. Don't dig for your favorite book, the cool book, or the intellectual book. Pick the CLOSEST!
6. Tag five other people to do the same! (or not) - I'm not tagging anyone, but feel free to jump in if you'd like.
The book that was closest to me was: Curtains and Shades a Step-By-Step Guide to Creative Window Treatments.
This is what I found on page 56 - Directions for making a covered window shade:
1. (end of direction) Fold over the fabric in each parcel and staple in place (see inset).
2. Position the shade, right side up, on the wide face of the covered lath, leaving about 2 inches at each end to fold around the side of the lath. Staple the fabric to the lath.
Now I'm not into making a covered window shade, but I have the book out because I'm going to make drapes for our bedroom from this gorgeous silk dupioni. I didn't realize when I decided to use silk that I need interlining and lining. I also didn't realize there is a lot of hand sewing involved. But, hey, I'm up to the challenge.
On this snowy, sleety day I received my prize package from Darlene at Quilting Daze. A wonderful package of sunshine on a dreary day. She included an Easter stitchery, a Spin City pattern by Schnibbles and two Summer in the City charm packs from Moda. Thanks, Darlene!
I've had the flu for the last two days, yuck! I called in sick for work today. I hate calling in sick, but when I could hardly get out of bed last night I knew I wouldn't survive a day at the store today.
I'm out of bed now, but still not eating. I should be better by tomorrow. I have to be. I have an interview for a new position at the store.
Until next time - Happy Stitching!