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curtains

In between a week of dinner guests one weekend and weekend guests the following weekend I managed to get a start on replacing curtains through out the house. the bathroom and guest room now have fresh white muslin curtains. The den, sewing room and living room are next. all will be white muslin with a bias trim in a color that picks up one color from the room they are meant for. I love white muslin curtains. I'll probably start Monday, since I'm going to visit my daughter for a few days first.
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oldcodgers

In between a week of dinner guests one weekend and weekend guests the following weekend I managed to get a start on replacing curtains through out the house. the bathroom and guest room now have fresh white muslin curtains. The den, sewing room and living room are next. all will be white muslin with a bias trim in a color that picks up one color from the room they are meant for. I love white muslin curtains. I'll probably start Monday, since I'm going to visit my daughter for a few days first. ------------- I like the look of white muslin curtains and have them in most rooms of my house. Well, actually, I have blinds in all the rooms, and a white muslin valence across the top. In our bedroom & bath I found the valence with cut outs, on sale at Lowes. I had admire them a couple of months and then they went on sale at the end of the season. The valence in the guest bath has color on it to go with the brown ceramic tile. I enjoy being able to open the blinds and see out to our back yard at the trees, birds, squirrels, and I love to watch my two dogs play together. Barbara in SC
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Bobbie Sews More

I made laundry room curtains out of 250 thread count white cotton a few years ago. The curtains have two red ribbons running parallel at the bottom and the valance has one red parallel ribbon.
A couple of years ago I used the same material to make two panels for a bathroom curtain stretched taut between two rods. For some reason huge windows used to be the norm in bathrooms 90 years ago. I do appreciate the natural light but a girl needs privacy as well. This bathroom is going to have a complete gut in about two weeks and I'm planning on making a new valance to replace the dark green one that is presently in there. I haven't quite decided on what color this new valance will be but I plan on it being in the range of black.
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ItsJoanNotJoann

Mask off the window at shoulder height, and spray the bottom with this stuff:
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If you want to have a "stained glass" look try:
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My daughter used a similar product to disguise two small LR windows which faced her neighbor's kitchen window, and it looks so real people admire them, thinking they are the real deal (her house is also 90 years old..
HTH, NAYY,
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Beverly 
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BEI Design
Hmmmmmm, that's a great idea!!! Thanks! I'm going to check out Home Depot to see if they have it in stock as they have a myriad of Krylon paints (hammered, blackboard, 'dip,' etc.) If not, I get coupons from JoAnn all the time and they can be used for online orders.
I've done the Gallery Glass for two pictures that I hang in my bedroom in the winter. Beautiful but VERY time consuming.
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ItsJoanNotJoann

In between a week of dinner guests one weekend and weekend guests the following weekend I managed to get a start on replacing curtains through out the house. the bathroom and guest room now have fresh white muslin curtains. The den, sewing room and living room are next. all will be white muslin with a bias trim in a color that picks up one color from the room they are meant for. I love white muslin curtains. I'll probably start Monday, since I'm going to visit my daughter for a few days first.
A friend uses curtains on the lower half of her den windows for privacy, but not on the upper half so she can see out. Her house is on a slight hill so that no one can see over the curtains. Barbara in SC
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Bobbie Sews More
I love reading all the creative ways people use curtains and craft projects to decorate and provide privacy on windows. I love simple but beautiful.
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oldcodgers
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That sounds so - I lack the words. I'd never manage a task like that between two visits! You are amazing. And I am very likely a bad worker. There are so many things that keep me distracted. I wish I had learnt a proper attitude to work as your generation did. Probably didn't feel nice at the time you were taught but helped you loads in your later life. Anyway, muslin curtains look always nice, I think, especially if you trim them as you did. Personally, I have to make new curtains for the bedroom, and panels, too. Both fabrics lying around here for really years and I don't get round to do it. I will, though, as soon as I finished a few other urgent and necessary tasks. And then I can show my face again in here. ;-)
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Ursula Schrader
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That is a brilliant idea! I know those colours, DD made pics with them in occupational therapy. There the kids get a template, kind of, on a sheet of paper in a punched pocket. They have to paint the outlines and later fill in the colours, then, after drying, they can take the stuff home and put them on their windows. You know, flowers, snowmen, princesses, you name it. And I have, so far, never seen it used in the way you describe here, although that would be the prettiest way. I think I might do something to the glass in the entrance door... Bad Beverly, BAD! ;-)
U.
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Ursula Schrader
When I did the two pictures for my bedroom I had recently had a king- size bedspread made and there was just barely enough left to make valances. Before making the valances though I took my material to work and photocopied it and enlarged the image. I used that as my pattern under the glass to be able to lay down the 'leading.' I found Gallery Glass paint colors, mostly, that were reflected in the material to fill in the leading. Only one or two colors had to be blended to achieve the desired shade.
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ItsJoanNotJoann
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Sounds like fun! Glad it was so easy to do. Where can the works of art be admired (in the virtual world, that is)?
U.
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Ursula Schrader
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I know, just like with the embroidery machine... Although I didn't get one so far and probably won't in the near future since DD is getting too old for embroidered things the 'cute' style, and I love to embroider by hand, and the day has only 24 hours, if you know what I mean. BAD girl! Your wickedness will probably let you grow a hundred years old. ;-)
U.
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Ursula Schrader
I enjoyed doing the project but it was not easy and it was a very lengthy project. I vowed to never to do another Gallery Glass project even though the end result was beautiful.
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ItsJoanNotJoann
There are hundreds of potential embroidery projects which do not fall into the 'cute' range. I love my 'elegant' scroll-embroidered sheets, for instance.
And I just made "Property of" identification tags (on grosgrain ribbon) for the birthday gift sewing supplies I sent off to Blair in NYC. Endless uses...
;-D
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Beverly 
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BEI Design
Ursula, Don't sweat it. You have more urgent things to do now. when you have time you'll get to your curtains.
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oldcodgers
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Yes, Beverly, I knew even before I clicked the send button that I wasn't correct. How I loved your dragonflies! And that stuff on your sheets was wonderful! I don't dare to think into what realms my creativity might take me. For sheets & Co. I'd think of something more Bauhaus probably but anyway, all the possibilities... But what can I say? I lack the time and the financial cushion to embark on such an addiction. I already still spend too much on sewing and hand embroidery, so I'll have to make do with custom-made industrial name tags, although the ones on grosgrain are - who might doubt - endlessly more stylish. ;-) As it is, I hardly get my housekeeping done. I still haven't written that application for the health measurement, 'Kur' as they say in Germany, and you go to a BAD place: Bad Driburg, Bad Pyrmont, Bad Sassendorf... (SCNR). (Of course you know that the prefix Bad means Bath, like in Bath, UK. ) (Yes, I know, granny... egg..., sorry!)
U.
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Ursula Schrader

Endless... I have more designs then I will ever be able to use, but when they come in at US$1.00 from my favorite online site, I just can't resist. :-}
They were pretty plain vanilla, just a way for her to be able to keep her supplies from gaining legs when she takes them to the costume shops.
I spent an inordinate amount of time Saturday searching all my extremely unorganized stash piles, looking for a perfect piece of burgundy faux suede to make a lumbar pillow cover for my DSister-I-L. I KNEW I had kept it. Finally found it, along with about 12 large pieces (2.5 yards or more) of Malden Mills Polarfleece! Yikes! I think I must have decided I needed more (or a differnt color) every time they sent me an e-mail sales message. Aaarrrggghhh! But I have plenty on hand to make warm jackets, capes and/or throws. Not sure that justifies my Very Bad Habit, though.
I always laugh at the German prefix "Bad", I'm pretty sure some of DH's ancestors came here from various "Bads".
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Beverly 
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BEI Design

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