Tuesday, March 18, 2008

True Confessions

I have an obsession to confess ... it's seasonally appropriate kitchen curtains. The other rooms, not so much, but in the kitchen ... they must be changed each season.

Part of the problem with this obsession is that even though I have curtains for each season, when it gets time to change them, I decide I'm sick of the ones that I have and start to plan something new.

The plan becomes more and more elaborate until I get to the point where I've run out of time, the season has started and I still have last seasons curtains up.

Here are pictures of this year's winter curtains. Nothing elaborate or fancy. But I dreamed about these FOREVER! Don't you just love that fabric?? Look at those trees? And the fences? To me, the wintery scene is evocative of a warm and cozy fire in the stove; sitting and quietly sipping hot chocolate. Much like right now, except I sit in the glow of the computer and I'm drinking tea.

So, my latest curtain obsession? Birdhouse curtains ... not just any birdhouse, but paper foundation pieced birdhouses made from 1930's fabrics (won at an auction last year), with little appliqued birds and flowers ... how cute! And, they'll go with the wall hanging for the class that starts in a week and half ...

Have I started the birdhouses? Have a planned out every detail? Well, no! There are still two days until Spring starts and there is still snow on the ground, after all! Good grief!

I have the fabric, I have a rough sketch ... we'll see where it goes from here. I'll be sure to let you know if the Winter curtains are still hanging in June!


Jacquie said...

You change curtains by the season...Oh my goodness. And you make them too. It takes me YEARS just to get something to cover my windows. I like the fabric and your idea. And you still have two days to get them done!

Pieceful Afternoon said...

I've enjoyed your blog so much - I found it through a comment on another blog - and just had to look and see what it was all about since you called it "still a bit lame" - which is NOT right. This is seriously a very good blog. I love your notes and photos - and that curtain obsession - I love it!!! And the birdhouse curtains sound so darling. I like the winter curtains - and agree with jacqui - it takes me a long time to pick a curtain - let alone make a new one for each season - but I love the idea, and might think about trying it. Certainly would be a conversation starter. My favorites are 30s fabrics - so I know I'm going to "enjoy" those curtains when you post pictures. Happy quilting.

The Calico Quilter said...

Well, I don't feel so crazy now. I made winter and summer drapes for my office/den. The winter are a dark small plaid with the colors of the oriental rug - rust, teal, gold, ivory, sage. The summer drapes have the same colors but are a Waverly fruit print. Really feels like warm weather is here when the summer drapes go up!