I Just Got Soooo Lucky

October 19, 2012

Now that my craft room is clean, I’ve been able to check off a couple of projects from my to do list.  One was another panel of my kitchen curtains.  I screwed up with the grommets, doing the first 3 panels  with an odd number and that was no good.  FYI, use an even number.  You don’t want the end of one panel finish pointing out, you want them pointing in.  Confused?  I was able to make it work by taking the middle panel and cutting off a grommet and refinishing it.  Then I was able to overlap the end of the other two panels  and make it look finished.  Still confused?  Trust me, it worked.  But the problem was that the panels weren’t wide enough to cover the end brackets.  And I didn’t have enough fabric left to make a 4th panel.  I finally got around to ordering another yard and this afternoon I made the panel.  I wasn’t rushing.  It turned out well.  One end was about a quarter to half inch longer than the panel it was meeting but I switched panels around and they worked.  And it was at that point that I gasped and prayed that the fabric was right side up because I never checked before I put the grommets in.

kitchen curtains

The universe was smiling down on me because the fabric was right side up.  I cannot express how relieved I am.  Because once again, I don’t have enough fabric to make another panel.

While I’m at it, here’s my other set of valances.  I never posted a picture, just complained about what a pain they were.  I do think they look nice.

my other kitchen curtains

The kitchen is very nearly done.  I have just two or three more small projects to work on and then I will deem it complete!


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