Monday, July 11

*of windows and yards

This space is just wonderful and I am so grateful to have it!  Up until this past week the room had curtains on only 4 of the 11 windows that make this space so wonderful. I was finally able to get in there and get the curtains changed out and finished up.  I was short one curtain and to be quite honest with you, was too cheap to buy another pack of curtains and have one left over because I only needed one, so with that being the case I set out for a creative remedy.  This is what I came up with. I am not a great decorator, though I dream to be, but I love this look.  I rearranged the room while I was at it, since I felt like I could make it more user friendly.

 Here you see a 2 yard cut of this interior decorating fabric that I chose as my new window 'treatment'.  I simply cut 2 inch strips out of the length of the fabric and looped it around the curtain rod.  I really like the softness of the colors in this fabric.

Just today I was listening to a teaching and one of the things that was said that resenated in me was this: If you are creative, which I believe we all are, your soul has to be quite to create. I have had many times over the last few months where I wanted so desperately to sew and create, but just couldn't make it happen. I would go in the sewing room, pull things out but simply didn't have the whatever it took to make anything at all happen. For me it is so true, I have come to a quieter place in my life, my soul has slowed down a bit. I know this week a new quilt will be cut out, which is exciting!

Flutterby by Tulia Pink!

Cotton Blossoms by Moda & American Primer by Moda

Aviary by Three Sisters for Moda!

These are a few of the wonderful fabrics that I pulled down off the shelves today. I am not sure which of it I will us next, but I can assure you that something will be getting sliced up this week!  I am off to look through some quilting magazines and my quilting folder of ideas to find just the perfect pattern to use in my next quilting project.


  1. So true, so true! I used to sew, alot. I used to paper craft, alot. Since I've started my own business and my children have grown into teens and young adults I can't seem to find that "quiet time". I've sat down and created but it was forced and not much fun. I'm looking forward to seeing what you create next.

  2. Thanks Carolyn! And thanks for stopping by! What kind of business do you have?


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