What an unusual sight:
Yes. Me. Sewing.
It was time to get some curtains. Imagine a ground floor lodging with reasonably big windows. Imagine a latitude with problemtic lightening conditions: either you are vegetating in artificial light for the bigger part of the day, or (in the season they call summer here) you are trying to keep the sunlight out in order to catch some sleep. (okay, slightly exaggerated)
A rather strange compromise are these freshly purchased curtains from IKEA. Sounds easy.. You wish! Of course they had to be shortened, but the self-appointed design authority of this realm also ordered that they had to be a tiny bit narrower. Well...
I could cope with all of that, the tiresome curtain discussion, customising odd coloured pinkish-faded IKEA ready-to-go curtains nobody seemed to like anymore - but this was too much: Mr Good-taste-in-curtains peaked over my shoulder while I was sewing and c-o-m-m-e-n-t-e-d. And he was right! He taught me a technique that improved the outcome of my sewing enormously! I was simply stunned. The result are now some pretty neat curtains in a colourway that neither fits the room nor our taste but we have a good laugh looking at them (and they fulfil their purpose). Finally, I came closer to achieving one resolution for this year, and not only pulled I out the sewing machine, I even learned something new. From a person least expected but most loved and cherished. Can it be better?
Without further ado here the meme that has hit me twice (by Dorothee and Amanda). Go on, girls, and who else bothered to read until here. See my 4's
4 jobs you have had in your life
4 movies you could watch over & over
4 places you have lived
4 TV shows you love to watch
4 places you have been on vacation
4 websites you visit daily
4 of your favorite foods
4 places you would rather be right now
Since this meme is all over, I am not going to tag anyone.
Need some cooling?