Saturday, August 15, 2009

A Productive Day Off

I had a super productive day off yesterday. The morning was spent making the drapes for our bedroom that I've been talking about for the last several entries. DH hung them this morning while I was at work. The fabric is silk dupioni and was a dream to work with. I am very happy with how they turned out. DH loves them too. The window faces the west and I was hoping the drapes would block out the light the blinds don't block. They do that. I don't know why I waited so long to make them. It took me longer to cut the silk, the lining and the interlining than it did to sew the five seams in each panel!
In case you're wondering, the white object at the bottom of the photo is our portable air conditioner. Instead of putting the AC in the window there is a large flexible tube, very similar to a dryer vent that sits in the window. The AC is on wheels and can be moved easily. We love it!

Yesterday afternoon I traced six stitchery projects: four Christmas Wish blocks, the Long and Short Stitching pattern, and one Giggle Button project. When I trace projects I use tracing paper and an Aunt Martha Transfer pencil. That way I can iron the pattern onto the fabric. It takes longer to get a stitchery ready, but it works for me.

Last night I worked on a secret project for a couple hours. Can't show photos until done. Hopefully I'll get it done this week.

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I hope you're having a wonderful weekend.

Sweet P


Jeanne said...

Nothing like a productive day to get you motivated to do more. Looking forward to the 'secret' project. :-)

Fiesta said...

Paula your curtains are lovely. I bet it feels good to have all that done.