It is a luxury to live in the same space full-time. Having an apartment close to work was a necessity for us until the recent changes, including completion of a new highway which allows me to commute comfortably between the DC suburbs and Baltimore city. It's nice to lower our overall cost of living, too, very nice.
|The cutting room window with new curtains.|
I could have called this post "stubborn sewing" or "still refusing to change the white thread out of the machine", because the white thread did play a big role in choosing to sew these curtains. Another factor was how easy it was to sew for these two windows. But maybe I just wanted to soften up our home and add a woman's touch. When I was a little kid, that phrase seemed to be commonly used in television shows that projected the idealized perfect family. For example, Aunt Bea might tell the neighborhood bachelor that his home needed a woman's touch. Now, I am not saying that our home lacked a woman's touch or anything. Ok, yes I am saying that. I couldn't be in two places at once, so certain things were allowed to persist, such as this very ugly window in the basement:
They never said much about the man's touch. But in my house, the man definitely touches a lot of stuff. He said he will clean the leaves out of the outdoor part - the well of the window. My touch, the woman's touch, is to sew a simple shade. I got the better task, don't you agree?
|A panel of fabric makes a nice shade to hide the ugly window.|
This fabric made the project super easy because it was so easy to measure, cut and sew. The grainline and cross grain is easy to see. While it allows some light, the fabric is pretty opaque. I have about a zillion yards of it, because I found it dirt cheap at DeBois Textiles in Baltimore. It was probably pretty expensive fabric before it landed at DeBois.
Next up is a Birthday Dress for DSD, Kelly. I bought this fabric (at Elliott Berman in NYC) because I thought it looked Anthropologie and Kelly has a bit of that aesthetic. She likes it, so that worked out well. I tissue-fitted the pattern to her (nice because this one comes with the different bust sizes - yay)
Today I am grateful for easy projects, lots of white thread and time to relax.