Curtains

I can’t believe I haven’t ranted about this earlier…. but whilst I’ve been sowing lots of seeds of late… I’ve also been sewing LOTS of curtains!!!

Arriving in an old timber home that no longer has anything straight or sealed just in time for winter is …. chilly to say the least. To top it off, the curtains that were meant to come with the sale, didn’t. So… so… SEW!!!  Admittedly I did purchase a few ready made block out curtains… four to be precise… but the other four (I’m technically claiming 8 as I made block out curtains to hang behind the curtains during winter)… I managed to bumble through. Thankfully my wonderfully talented mother-in-law was on hand for curtain number one and passed on much of her curtain making knowledge.   The end result, I LOVE.  The weighty block-out curtain can be removed easily so in summer the light will filter beautifully through the white linen. Linen by the way is not only a beautiful material to work with and live with… but nice to know it is rather eco friendly too.   Linen is made from flax and is highly sustainable as the whole plant can be used in various ways and it is easily washed at low temperatures (thankfully as my washing machine has no hot water connected to it!).

Might be a while before you see any other sewing projects…. only so many curtains one person can face in such a short amount of time!!!

 

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