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Hawaiian fabric curtains

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I am so excited! About 30 minutes ago, I finished the Hawaiian fabric curtains for the window in my office at work!!!

Two different patterns, one for each side because (1) two layers of fabric block more light from my migraine-prone eyes, (2) the window looks onto the quad so one pattern will face that area, and (3) I'll have two patterns to switch between in my office if I want to.

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(1, 2) Curtains laying flat on the ironing board in our kitchen. My favorite pattern is the turquoise - bright and cheery!
(3, 4) Close-ups of the pocket for the curtain rod. If you look closely, you can see the uneven sewn lines...
(5, 6) Close-ups of how the curtains look on the rod.

When I first thought about making window coverings for my office window, I thought about crocheting a set of curtains with heavy yarn. One day, however, I held up a heavy lap blanket to the window and discovered a lot of light coming through. That's when I decided to find fabric I liked and sew a set of curtains.

I found the fabric a few weeks ago but let the sewing machine (and my reluctance to not be perfect) intimidate me until yesterday!

I started measuring, ironing, and sewing yesterday afternoon around 3:30pm, stopped to eat dinner (about 30 minutes), and stopped again at 8:30pm for the evening. By then I had finished seams on both sides and the top of 4 pieces of fabric. Saturday hours: 4.5.

This morning, I started measuring, ironing, and sewing again around 9:30am, stopped at 12:40pm to take the climbing roses to Paula, started again around 2:30pm and finished around 4:30pm. Sunday hours: about 5 hours.

Grand total: 9.5 hours.

Crocheting a set of curtains would have taken much longer than 9.5 hours!

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Wow...I'm impressed :)

I've been meaning to sew leopard print curtains for a year. You go girl.

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Enjoys crocheting, gardening, cats, NASCAR (especially Tony Stewart and Kyle Busch!), reading, photography, snorkeling in Kailua-Kona with sea turtles, Sizzler's Mega Bacon Cheeseburgers, hot and iced decaf coffee, dark chocolate, color (yarn, fabric), playing around with web technologies - not necessarily in that order! Still very much a beginner with quilting, knitting, and sewing. Donates crocheted lap blankets.

List maker, detail-oriented, organized, leans heavily toward perfectionism. ISTJ. Libra.

Married to Bill. Son Greg and daughter-in-law Lauren live in Oregon. Stepson Billy, daughter-in-law Rowena, and grandson Branden are in Maui, Hawaii. Stepson Bryan and daughter-in-law Britt live in the Bay Area.

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