I spent most of the day today making valances for the big south facing windows in the living room and a valance and half curtain for one of the doors.
Valances and a simple half curtain are truly easy to make, but require miles and miles of straight stitching which always seems as if it should go faster than it does. (And don't cha just hate it when you sew for nine feet . . . with no bobbin thread?)
It's amazing how a simple valance can soften up not only the windows but the whole room.
We also have blinds for this expanse of windows. They had to be taken down for the remodeling in the living room when that was started over a year ago. When we went to put them back up yesterday, uh-oh! Do you think we could find the mounting brackets for them anywhere? We looked and looked and looked to no avail. Soooo frustrating! They should have been in a baggie taped to the blinds. Should have. Weren't.
This is Papa Pea working on installing the hangers for rods for the valance and half curtain on this metal outside door. Boy-oh-boy-oh-boy, was that a challenge. We got it done, but I'll just say it involved more tools than you would have thought possible and some super-strength glue to install four little hangers. Hubby decreed that I should not even think about touching the hanging hardware until tomorrow morning. Yessir! Far be it from me to mess things up at this point!