Have you ever stared at something in your home as you go about your daily round and thought, if I don't do something about
fill in the blank I'm going to go crazy! That's the relationship I've had with our living room curtains since 2007! I know, 2007! When we moved into our new house I didn't even want to rehang MC's bachelor curtains. I knew what would happen. We would have lots of other house projects to do. The curtains weren't loved but were 'functional' so replacing them would get pushed further down the to do list. '2007' is still shocking me as I type this in 2013!
Anyways...My mom hopped the pond for a summer visit and kindly offered to make a roman blind for our bare dining room window. We had some fabric I had originally purchased to recover our living room chairs, 4 metres to be exact. This was more than enough fabric to make one blind. Sooooo, I suggested we make the living room blinds first. I like how I use 'we' as if I had anything to do with this sewing project, besides getting my mom cold drinks and telling her she was doing a great job!
This would be a good time to mention that the summer of 2013 has been record breaking warm! Like almost every home on this little island our house has no air conditioning. By the end of my mom's week of sewing we were calling her 'sweat shop granny'! My poor mother sat sewing with a fan blowing on her in our kitchen with temperatures soaring to 90F! She deserves a medal, or at least a trip to Highclere Castle, a place she has been wanting to go to for quite some time. I promise, the next visit...we are so there!
Our '2007' curtains...Even then I was pushing them out of the way to get a better look at that beautiful Victorian woodwork!
Gramma always comes baring gifts...Bea and MC staying cool in the blow up pool my mom packed in her suitcase and brought with her from the States!
We love you Gramma! You always know exactly what were gonna need before we do!
"Nobody can do for little children what grandparents do.
Grandparents sort of sprinkle stardust
over the lives of little children."
~ Alex Haley