The glare in my dining room window in the winter is terrible. But O Wise One hates curtains. After all we have no neighbors. There is not a human for miles that can see in this window and O Wise One likes to sit here and drink his coffee and watch the wildlife. As we get older though he finds that the glare from the snow is blinding and hurts his eyes. For years we have just had a small ruffled valance here. He decided it was time for curtains and especially when there are no leaves on the trees to shade that part of the porch.
So in O Wise One fashion he went out in the shed and found some wood and made me a curtain rod for that big window with a shelf on top. That wood has been there forever! It is pecky maple bought from a lumber mill when we lived in Louisiana. I stained it on the front porch with stain and urethane left over from other projects. So the cost of this project was $0.
And O Wise One hung it on the wall above that window. And there it sat...................
Until I sat down at the sewing machine Saturday and finally made drapes. After almost a year I finally got around to it. Yep drapes in a day. Just simple drapes that could be taken down in summer and replaced with just a ruffled valance to let in all that summer sunshine. Made from recycled material from a long ago project. This was once a huge curtain that hung over a sliding glass door almost 15 years ago. Recut and remade to fit this window the total cost $0.
Now all I have to do is maybe make some lace sheers and find something to go on the top of that shelf : )
Preferably before another year.....
I am seriously considering making winter quilted drapes for that window. Wouldn't that be warm and help keep that heat in.
Blessings from The Holler
The Canned Quilter