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Wednesday, July 26, 2006

What I did this weekend

We've lived in this house for almost 3 years. In all that time I've never done anything with the kitchen windows. I finally decided to make some valences for them, just to give them a little color. TA DA!
I used a striped fabric that I didn't have quite enough of to make all three valences, but I was able to trim them with more of the same fabric running perpendicular and I'm pretty happy with them. The Christmas Cactus that lives in the window doesn't seem to feel one way or the other about them, but he hasn't jumped out of the window lately so I guess that means he's OK with the change.

This Christmas Cactus is one of two plants that live in our house - there's also a Jade plant. Both are low maintenance plants which is a good thing when I'm involved. Anyway, the Christmas Cactus has an unfortunate habit of jumping out of the window - or maybe he's a Kamikaze Cactus. At first I thought it was somehow cat related (very few plants are able to jump from a windowsill unassisted), but it has happened when Ramius is upstairs with me so I ruled out cat assisted plant suicide. It hasn't happened in a while so either he's preparing himself for a big, middle of the night, scare everyone in the house type of event, or he's worked through his problems and is feeling better about life in general. Its hard to tell with a plant.


Blogger Yarn Collectors Anonymous said...

Love the curtains! I'm embarrassed to say that I have been in my house for 7 years this June and I STILL don't have curtains in my Living Room...everywhere BUT the one room that we spend the most time in!! I'm inspired!!

7:39 AM  
Blogger gumbee said...

I can't sew and can barely crochet a chain. When we moved into the house we asked the previous owner if she'd leave the window treatments in as part of the deal. She did. She made them and they are nice.

11:08 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anyone needing curtains must know about Stitch Witchery! All you need is fabric and an iron. It makes a perfect hem and since there is no wear and tear on curtains, it stays beautiful for at least 6 1/2 years (that is how long it's been working in my living room!). Mindy

5:33 PM  
Anonymous Veggies,Yarns & Tails said...

Very nice and they really suit the windows. Ive made a lot of valances over the years, a quick way to dress up a window(s).

glad I found my way here....


PS your puppy is just adorable

3:32 PM  

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