The house and garden projects are underway. The curtain fabric is cut and pattern matched, some seams have been sewn. Meanwhile, in the garden, Paul has put up the willow hurdles and fixed the metal archway in place.
I think the garden project will be finished before my curtains. Not that we are competing against each!
You are brave taking on such a big curtain project. I love the shots of Rick helping with the garden project.ReplyDelete
I think these might be the last curtains I ever make myself!Delete
I think maybe the dog has the best idea.. DIY - Don't Involve Yourself - ha ha. Not true really, I'm quite handy if pushed.ReplyDelete
That's the stance that I usually take.Delete
Dog looks to me as if he is keeping well and truly out of the way while D I Y projects are uderway. Actually I am impressed by both.ReplyDelete
Rick has been assisting Paul, demanding many throws of his tennis ball.Delete
Great progress on both projects. Your fencing and archway looks lovely. Willow hurdles are new to me. How do you fix them to the ground and each other?ReplyDelete
They are just tied onto wooden posts, you can use garden twine but Paul cheated and used brown plastic cable ties.Delete
Those hurdles are very nice and rustic. I think Rick approves.ReplyDelete
Paul insisted on getting hurdles and actually I think they blend in quite well.Delete
I remember the fun of making curtains - a long time ago.ReplyDelete
I don't even know of anywhere to go and look at curtain material anymore whereas there are so many more places that sell curtains
So many fabric shops have closed down in recent years. I used to love wandering along the aisles and looking at all the different fabrics, checking out for that bargain end of roll!Delete
Wow - you have both been busy!ReplyDelete
It's a long time since I made any curtains, although I still have fabric bought years ago, and never made up. It's more traditional here for filmy curtains rather than heavier fabric. I miss the selection of fabric that I had in the UK, it was so much better than here - or perhaps just more to my taste.
I like the idea of the hurdles and archway - what a good idea to hide an unsightly corner.
Will Rick be allowed to "christen" them?
He's probably already christened them!Delete
I remember my Mum measuring, pattern matching and cutting curtains on the floor as the table was not large enough. No wonder that the skill has slipped a generation. And The Dog would want to 'help'.ReplyDelete
My kitchen island was a huge help, it was so much easier than crawling around on the floor.Delete
Love the material I will send my order over! You two compete on projects - Never!:)ReplyDelete
Just got the headboard to make next! Pass me the staple gun..Delete