I'm sitting here in the darkened kitchen. Drew has just stopped his half an hour of talking and yelling to himself and (I think) has fallen asleep. A Yankee Candle is lit, Farmer's Market, and is making the downstairs smell so good. I'm drinking hot water and honey (for some reason I feel so much more "clean" after drinking this than my usual hot chocolate... wonder why? :)). And I'm reading one of my favorite blogs, Thistlewood Farms. You know how I found Karianne from Thistlewood Farms and her creative, adorable self? She was one of my competitors in the Country Living Decorating catagory. As soon as I found her blog I knew I didn't stand a chance (and for anyone interested I've heard nothing from CL... not even a "dream on, thanks but no thanks" so I'm taking it as a loss this time. But a loss that I've been honored to be considered for.)
All right, new topic. Remember when I did a show and tell with our new zebra curtains? I didn't have the curtain rods or the curtain clips yet and but just managed to get both of those finishing pieces up in time for our house guests this weekend. Here is the before shot of them on a random rod we had leftover from another project with burlap pieces holding up the curtains.
Here it is now with the nice silver rod... but it wasn't as wide as I'd hoped. I keep trying to open it up farther and then the rod starts to bow in the middle... oh well. That's what I get for being cheap and buying $4 Ocean State Job Lot curtain rods.
Again, a before shot of the other side of the room:
And then newer rods, albeit forcing the curtains more closely together.
The curtains are too short now, I've bought some material to lengthen them but will focus on that in another post when I get around to sewing. For now I'm more interested in finishing my book. :)
We have a rainy day here in Manchester, although it's not so bad. I've managed to tick off a bunch of stuff from my to-do list and Drew's been great at "helping" out. :) "Helping" is a very loose term when it comes to unloading the dishwasher or loading the dryer... but as long as he's not throwing dishes on the floor I'll consider our mission to accomplish chores a success.