Yesterday, I didn’t open my laptop once. It was awesome.
Today, I’m back at it. Missed y’all!
Anyway, something that has been on my mind (and my computer and my lips and my catalogs…) lately is curtains.
Let’s all just wait a minute while the guys’ eyes glaze over and they close this blog post.
Okay, all who remained, let’s continue. =)
Curtains. They’re ruining everything.
When I think of them, I run the gamut of emotions.
…when I consider how awesome I want them to be. They will be lined with black out fabric, have a magnetic strip so that they connect when closed and let no light slip through, and have gauzy sheer curtains behind them to softly filter sunlight when the main curtains are open. Ideally, they will be made of a fabric that can be in both the living room (painted brown) and kitchen (painted red) since those rooms are open to each other. And I would love it if the fabric was textured. And if they were lined with a fabric that is darker so that it won’t matter if people touch it on the edges. And I want a different fabric from the main fabric on the bottom (maybe same as lining) so that if the dogs or little kids go by it, it won’t show dirt easily.
…when I think about how we have no window treatments in our whole house (other than blinds), and who knows when we will? Tom and I don’t like to buy things unless we can pay them in full, so they have been simmering away on the back burner for a while.
…with myself for being so impatient. I don’t want to be ungrateful for what I have. It’s just that there’s always something else that we need to do in our house.
…when I look online and in catalogs and can’t find anything like what I am picturing.
…when I find out that the lady who custom-made Will’s curtains is reasonably priced.
…when I think of having to go out and find the perfect fabric and some other fabric that looks perfect with it then find enough of it at a good price. Then explain exactly what I want to whoever I end up using to make it and hope they get it right.
…when I think of owning a sewing machine, taking classes, and just making these dang curtains myself.
…when I think of making my own curtains.
…when I remember I don’t know how to sew.
…about knowing how to sew when I realize that I’d probably just screw up the curtains, waste the fabric, buy more, and pay someone who’s a pro anyway.
…about how they will turn out when done.
…about getting curtains and having our house look more complete.
And then I’m back to square one.