It’s Curtains. Understand? Curtains!

About two years ago, I made curtains (actually valances) for our sunroom.  I hung them to measure the hem.  And there they sat, hem-less.  For a long time.  They sat for so long, I never even took a photo.  Poor, neglected curtains.

Finally, it was too much.  (Read: guilt finally overtook laziness.)  I took down the curtains, washed them, and hemmed them.  And in my ever-so-humble opinion, they look great.  Look how even the bottoms are!  Amazing what some careful measuring with a ruler can do for you.

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Look, I even used some lace on the hem to make it interesting.

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I am very proud of these curtains, obviously. I made them with my mother’s antique (circa 1955) sewing machine.

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That sewing machine was her eighth grade graduation present. How cool is that?!  It also weighs about 55 pounds.  I know because I had to carry it into a shop to have it tuned.  Yikes.

Anyway, I was so happy with the curtains that I was finally motivated to finish the other set for our long window over the kitchen bar. Miraculously, I still had (a) the matching fabric and (b) exactly enough trim to complete the job. Sweet.

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And so, after ten years of living here, my kitchen window treatments are finally finished.

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Well, almost.

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