Wednesday, May 21, 2008

I think I like Red...

Time is a funny thing. Some people pay a lot of money for it. Others say they don't have enough of it. The elderly often say there is too much of it. I was pondering time yesterday as I made these curtains. They could have taken a lot less time to make if I had just machine sewn the sides. However, I knew it would bother me to see that seem every day at breakfast lunch and dinner. AND since I paid a TON of money for this material, I wanted them to be perfect. Obviously curtains are simple to make BUT they took me hours and hours. The only seam that was done on the machine is the rod pocket. Everything else was hand sewn. Of course, I had to make sure the pattern stayed strait. This takes a lot of attention to detail.
All in all I had an incredibly enjoyable day sewing. I've been listening to my sons Focus on the Family Radio Theater version of the Narnia books. They are fabulous. I recommend them for children and adults alike. Speaking of Narnia, has anyone seen Prince Caspian the movie yet? We are going on Saturday with Nolan's school. His class read the book when they were studying fantasy and his teacher arranged a section of the theater for the whole school! I love that woman. So does Nolan, by the way.Back to the curtains. If you've never used Amy Butler's fabric (this is Lotus Flower) I highly recommend it. It costs more than going to Joanne's but it is of a much higher quality and the difference is immeasurable.

I'm off to my Wed. morning groups to hand out the strawberry needle books. I'll let you know how the girls liked them.

4 comments:

amandajean said...

I am in LOVE with your curtains. they. are. gorgeous.

volpecircus said...

they are so pretty! job well done. so, you want to come over and whip some up for me? (i know, ha, ha) we've been in this house for almost 4 months now and we still don't have any curtains. you've got me beat. :)

Jacquie said...

Whoa...these are amazing. Such a bold choice, but it definitely works! Simply gorgeous.

Marcia said...

The curtains looks great! I love the red curtains up against the blue walls.

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