Instead of sewing on Friday night, I washed two canvas drop cloths to make curtains for my living room. I have had sweet white cafe' style curtains since I moved in. I have wanted floor to ceiling drapes for a while but they just were not high enough on my list of priorities. My dear sister picked up the drop cloths at Home Depot for me while I was at the hospital. She also picked up the curtain rings. I already had 4 boxes of Rit Color Remover (in my opinion, a much better solution than bleach) to lighten color of the drop cloths. After they were dry I ironed them and then pressed a fold down the center. I used canvas that was 6' x 9' and I have narrow windows so three feet wide for each panel looked appropriate. I just cut along the fold with a pair of scissors and used 1/4" wide fusible tape along the cut edge. I ironed that on, flipped over the first hem, ironed that down and then ironed over another quarter inch. I sewed that on the machine on Saturday morning. I attached clips on the top (my son put the rods up for me a couple of months ago) and hung them. They are exactly the right length without any hemming...gotta love that! I really like the way they look and think they make the room look larger.
I have a window on either side of the front door. The windows are not centered on the either wall. Seriously, how hard would it have been to create a little symmetry in the front of the house?! Look how closely that rod is placed next to the adjoining wall. (Makes me just a little bit twitchy...)
On Saturday I finished up some sewing for the purse party I was having Sunday. One thing I needed to do was have at least one Christmas table runner finished. I quilted up this one really quickly and then sewed the binding on while I watched TV on Saturday night.
I stitched in the ditch around the pinwheels, meandered the outer border and stippled between the blocks. I love using white against the bright Christmas colors.
The purse party was very successful. I received lots of orders as well as sold several bags "off the rack". I will be displaying bags, accessories and quilts at an open house in early December. I am only taking pre-made items with me and will not be doing any custom work again until after the holidays. I have plenty to keep me busy until then!
As a matter of fact, the studio is calling my name right now!