Thursday, 8 April 2010

One of those never ending jobs....

Hello all - isn't it great to have such wonderful weather (for now!).  To have a little warmth has seen us getting out and about as much as possible since Easter.  I hope everyone had a good one and didn't do too much over indulging - we've still got a chocolate mountain to get through!


One thing I have been doing is the patchwork front door curtain.  The project length was apparently 4 hours - em - somewhat optimistic.


Here's the fabrics all washed and ironed ready to be cut - a selection of 1930's reproduction fabrics from Tikki.



I got a little goggle-eyed sewing endless triangles and then lining them all up.  The first mistake then crept in when hubby said 'those triangles are the wrong way round'  Unfortunately it was in the middle, so a lot of swearing and unpicking then followed.



Work in progress -



What I didn't realise is that the patchwork was actually the easy bit.  I then had to line it up with the wadding for the middle and then the backing fabric.  For smaller items, this is fine but because the curtain was so big it was rather difficult so I did have hubby standing on the bed spread eagled holding it up as high as he could whilst I pinned it!



I then added some tabs using a couple of the fabrics from the patchwork.  Job done, 4 days, not 4 hours!



It's our anniversary today - 15 years!  I am ashamed to say that I had forgotten and only realised it was today when my mum, yesterday, wished us well.  I had also planned to go out with a friend tonight....so today will be spent postponing, and making amends for my 'doh' moment, especially when I was bought flowers and chocolates.  Oh dear.


Anon.

20 comments:

Michela said...

Happy wedding anniversary Sarah! Hope you and hubby have a great day! xxx

CraftyHelen said...

Happy Anniversary! I think that curtain in 4 days is some achivevment - it would take me 4 months...xx

marigold jam said...

Well done - it would have taken me years to complete that curtain so I am really impressed. Happy Anniversary too!

Jane

Tabiboo said...

oopps - Happy fifteen years, doesn't time fly?

Love the curtain and choice of fabric - 4 days and done, that is pretty good going it would take me months rather than days.

Nina x

Lalabibaby said...

Such pretty curtains ... no wonder you forgot the anniversary after all that hard work x

~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

Happy Anniversary, hope you have had a wonderful day in every way!
The colors of those fabrics are so so sweet!

Georgie said...

Gorgeous curtains!!!! Happy Anniversary! :) xxx

KC'sCourt! said...

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY - I am sure sure you will be forgiven for your "doh moment" I had a "doh-moment" when it was our 25th Wedding Anniversay!

Country Style Living said...

Happy Wedding Anniversary! The curtain looks great.....Hope you both a lovely evening

A Country Girl said...

Happy Anniversary. Your curtain is so pretty, what lovely fabrics.

Jennifer said...

Happy Anniversary! Sorry it took so long to finish the curtains, but I bet they look great all hung up. Have a great day.

maryannlucy said...

That curtain looks fab, what a wonderful job you have done, I love it!!
Happy Anniversary x

Catherine said...

Happy Anniversary!! I really love the curtains...a job well done! Cx

jackanne said...

Have a Happy Anniversary!!xx

Annie said...

Your curtain looks brilliant, love the fabrics. You are very brave tackling a project like that, I just don't think I would have the patience especially if I made a mistake.
Ann x

Pink Milk said...

Your curtain is gorgeous - four days well spent I say!

Hope you had a lovely anniversary after all!

Hx

Amy said...

lovely!

happy anniversary! xx

A Thrifty Mrs said...

Wow! It looks beautiful.

Happy anniversary!

Florence and Mary said...

Happy Anniversary!

Victoria x

Carmel said...

Must be something about 15 years, both my mister and me forgot ours last year. Love your curtains - pretty specsh. I gasped when I saw the little pile of fabrics. My daughter has a character American Girl doll, call Kit Ketteridge, renamed Mini Me, whose clothes are made out of these fabrics. Then when I goggled Tikka I found I know this shop. When I went back to London for 3 years we lived in Kew. I bought embroidery threads there. I'm rambling, excuse me - I'm excited. I'm getting my sister go in for me and give a stash to the next Australia bound person we know. OK I'm finished.
Carmel