Also in view are the 2 BWOF shirts I am sewing. Since I can use white thread on both of them, I am sewing them simulataneously (and I hope it saves time!)
There is progress on the window shade, too. Here is a pic showing the magnetic strip on the side which can be purchased at a hardware store and it can be cut to fit.
Another option is to paint the wall with magnetic paint. Who knew that magnetic paint even exists? It is a very dark gray, but it can be painted over with regular wall paint. I read about it on a home improvement blog.
There are 3.5" magnetic strips hidden inside the casing of the blind. It works beautifully to create a nice seal. It can be painted lightly, which I plan to do. You could also use velcro instead of magnets. As soon as I have completed the hanging mechanism, I'll write up a through review /tutorial and post it to patternreview. I got lots of great advice on the discussion board to help me on this. A simple, though not necessarily easy, project.
And here is how the shade looks hanging close. It is cosy! It is rather plan, though and I may applique something on it (like maybe a tree branch with a bird on it? thinking on it...)
Happy Sewing, my cyber sewing buddies.