To heck with spring cleaning! I'm going to do some spring redecorating. About two years ago, UHM and I painted the kitchen with Sherwin-Williams 'Sassy Green' which, depending on your monitor, is either a really cool color or looks like a sick avocado. I can assure you, on the wall it is really cool. At the time I wanted to do some kind of window treatment but just never got around to it - and UHM is all about light so she tends to avoid a lot of window treatments.
Lately, the harsh look of that window has been bothering me. Today, I convinced UHM that a valance would look great on that window - that it would 'soften' the look a little without impeding her view or our ability to use the window as a point of egress. Here's where there is Cardigan content - the window is large enough and low enough (and it slides) that we use it as a means of entering and exiting the house when we don't want dogs to crowd the doors trying to get in or out. Sad, I know.
Anyway, we were out and about today and, since I was driving, I drove us to a fabric store! The store is actually a quilting fabric store but since they have so many gorgeous fabrics I knew we would find the right one - and we did! It's Michael Miller's 'Anjou Pour Vous' and is part of his French Journal collection. We got a contrasting fabric to do a border as well - a bright tangerine - that will really pop against the Sassy Green.
I'm not a particularly skilled seamstress but I feel pretty confident that I can sew straight seams and hems then use curtain clips to hang this. Maybe I will even be able to get it done before next weekend! Pictures when it's completed!
Tomorrow we are going to Richmond to visit with Nick of Nick the Cardi - International Man of Mystery. Bogey wants to see his great nephew again (he met him briefly in Chattanooga). There should be some good photo and video ops.
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