Tuesday, 2 August 2011
Needlework Tuesday - Time to make Curtains
I have offered my friends that I will make curtains for all these windows, including the doors. They will all be the same fabric. A nice lacy white. I am thinking that they will need to be very full to give some privacy, but an open fabric to allow the cooling breeze to enter. Probably curtains triple the width of the windows. A small casing at the top and if I am lucky the bottom will have a self hem. A few of the windows need a bit more privacy so I will line those with sheer white.
There are thirteen windows in total, including the unfinished room. On that door I think sashing rods top and bottom to hold the curtain in place. I love that door. This is going to be a lot of yards of fabric. Most I've bought was seventeen yards for curtains at my husband's grandfathers. I'm thinking closer to 35-40 yards here. eeks. Just a rough estimate. Now I know why they haven't just gone out and bought finished curtains.
It will be such a pleasure to do this for our friends.
What have you been stitching this week? or did you take a break as well? Perhaps you have been shopping for supplies for your next project. Leave a comment and let me know. Better yet, write a post about it, and leave me a link.
Rikki at Rikki's Teleidoscope has presented her readers with all sorts of possibilities. Love the new yarn. How many of those cute granny squares will she complete before she decides how to use them?
Sarah at Lit and Laundry has started on a gorgeous hand applique wreath block. I love her choice of colours.