This one scares me.
Time to settle down and have a beer, put you’re your mug or bottle here!
We just added Cheery Beer to our CheeryHere Etsy shop!
I found the perfect fabric at IKEA and made my first sets of curtains with grommets.
I was planning to make two sets of matching curtains for my living/dining room space. However, the measure twice, cut once principle was not applied to the very first into the 11 continuous yards of decorator fabric. Instead it was a measure once, mark wrong, cut & cringe kind of process. Resulting in not enough yardage for for identical panels. . .
Ahem. . . in my calculations I figured the length as if the curtain grommets hang centered vertically, when in reality they are not centered around the rod magically floating in air. So the first panels intended for the living room were too long and impeded the airflow from the heating/cooling vent. These curtains immediately made the move to the dining room as the vent placement is different in that room.
The second set of curtains had to be reconfigured around the mistaken first cut and the proper length measured. So, I had already googled instructions for grommet top curtains and recalled one set combining a print and a plain fabric for the panels. If you look in the collage above, the top and bottom right pictures show the top and bottom of the redesigned set!
The whole curtain making affair was pretty exciting! Having not made curtains other than valances in the past, I reference the curtain lining instructions in Happy Home from Jennifer Paganelli! I LOVE the new curtains and smile each time I see them in my living space!
Cheery Notes ♫ from Elizabeth! ”Who knew new curtains could make a girl so happy?”
I am calling this project “Three Inches of Pure Madness”
and I started it last Monday. While I sewed for about 5 hours and I have lots of little “body” parts laying around now, I managed to complete only one square.
Size of finished block: Three Inches
Number of pieces in each block: 57
“If” I make a 90 by 90 inch quilt it will have 51300 pieces. Well, isn’t that just impressive! This may take some further thinking on my part.
Cheery Thought from Betty: “Every quilt begins with a single piece . . . go as far as your dreams lead you!”
While E is on vacation I decided to take a snack break from Friday Food Fights.I created this recipe (tongue-in-cheek here!) and it only takes a minute of prep time:)
One Hershey Bar, one tablespoon of peanut butter, and a handful of mini M&M’s and voila!
I may not like to cook but I love da sweets!
CheeryKitchen Tips from the two of us . . . “When on vacation, indulge and embrace the bulge!”
As a scribblers and scrapper I have long been a list maker and note taker. Have you ever noticed that nearly all notebooks have a place in the front to put your name . . . in my case that is a necessary component because without it I am libel to forget my own name.
While writing a recent post I took a picture of my notebook and it gave me the idea for this post. I have been trying for years and years to find “the perfect notebook!” A place for list and ideas, for scraps of material and details of ideas. I wish I could say I have found this . . . but sadly I don’t think such a thing exists.
My present incantation of the PN (Perfect Notebook from this point on) is a small 8 by 9 inch Staples Better Mini blue binder. The size is just small enough to fit into a large purse if necessary but big enough to hold all the goodies. There are pockets in the front and back to hold patterns. I found some really nice zip lock pouches (Martha Stewart brand) at Staples which are great for carrying coupons, swatches of fabric, and a small calculator. Avery makes packets of graph paper and dividers for this size notebook.
What I like best about this notebook is that I can keep changing out projects I am working on, making detailed list of things to do.
I found a cool piece of decorator fabric ironed on stabilizer and cut it to size to make the insert for the front and side panels.
Cheery Thought from Betty, “Organization is necessary for a cluttered mind!”