Wednesday, September 30, 2009

We have curtains...

Last night was a stay-up-late-talk-a-lot-while-you-sew kind of night! My sister-in-law, Brooke, came over. We both had projects...hers a little more intricate than mine. I was just sewing big squares for curtains. Fun times and much needed girl time for me. We laughed, I almost cried, we laughed, then I almost peed my pants.

Anyway...the square curtains. Square? No. Rectangle? Yes.
When I hung them up, I realized how awful I am at sewing straight lines.

*These curtains have been modified to fit correctly.* Works for me!

I added a line of gingham ribbon to the top for a bit of oomph. Yup...that'll do!

Thankfully, I have no plans on moving them up and down. They are strictly decorative. And no. I didn't measure. Correctly, that is. I know, I know....

Instead of ribbon to make the gatherings at the bottom, I used safety pins. No sewing, fast, easy...sure. Aaahhh...I love them next to my paint and new mantel.

Last night I lit an Autumn smelling candle and fell in love all over again with this house God blessed us with. Couple good company with really cool air outside and some pumpkin spice latte coffee...mmmm, cozy.

It helped that Brooke kept commenting on how cozy my house was. It's probably the best compliment you could give me about my house. Really. Don't tell me it's clean 'cause I'll know you're lyin'!

The only thing missing last night was the Christmas tree, the Christmas know....


  1. Love the black and white and the mix of patterns. Very nice!

  2. I am lovin the curtains and the mantle. So cute. And just an FYI...I have open frames on our mantle too. Mine aren't as big, but as soon as you get your batooty over here, you can see what I was talking about yesterday. Yeah for fall, good comapny, yummy candles and a cozy home. And girly, I'm with you on the December excitement. Can't wait!

  3. I love cozy homes. I need to stop by sometime and bring you the nail stuff and I have some frames that you might like too.

  4. Bad hubby! It's been a looooong time since I gave you a comment. :(

    Nice work on the family room, babe. You rocks it.

  5. : ) You know all ya had to do was say somethin' and I'd be all in for the Christmas music! Thanks was a great for the other 2...or 3...projects I have to do! : )))

  6. oh...and the gingham is totally perfect! Looks FAB!

  7. I love your curtains! I have always liked the black/white theme together. I can't wait to see your cozy home!


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