Sunday, July 3, 2011

My 5 Green Valances

I finally finished hemming the five green valances If you remember, I found this piece of designer fabric at a yard sale for $1. I could hardly wait to make it into something. Anything. I simply loved the fabric, and for a steal. What could be better. I started on the valences a few weeks ago. I only worked on them when I found myself tied down to where I could not get out in the yard. Usually late at night,while Pop and I watch a bit of TV, before turning in for the night, or when company stops in, and everyone else is drinking coffee and smoking.I don't smoke and drink very little coffee, so I sew or keep some type of simple craft handy to keep my hands occupied.Now I must decide whether I want to put some type of trim on the valances.  I have the color green in my rugs, but they look so plain as they are. I hope to find some type of cotton fringe,maybe in the same color as the fabric.That would dress them up a little without changing the color scheme.I'll deliberate on that for a few weeks.  After I decide what to do about the trim, I'll toss them in the dryer to smooth out the wrinkles a bit, and they'll be good to go.They should let in lots of wonderful daylight this summer.I love the house being all open and bright during the summer.When winter rolls around, I don't mind the drapes being closed quite as much.

1 comment:

  1. Very nice Sue, can't wait to see what kind of trim you use. Five for a dollar? What a score!!!
    The view out your window is quite nice also, that's one of the reasons I love zee blogs... A view into the world and lives of other people right from your desk!!
    Gotta love it...

    We canned most of the day yesterday and today I need to make some lotion to send my girl in Alaska.
    Hope you have a great 4th