Wednesday, September 26, 2012

A mini Christmas in September

We hung a string of lights and brought a mini decorated tree.
I can only take a moment, but wanted to quickly post a couple of pictures from our weekend and the mini Christmas we had on Saturday night.  We never get to have Christmas all together, so this little bit of Christmasing was a treat.  We drew names ahead of time -- adults with adults and kids with kids; there were 15 of us in all -- and then shopped at the dollar store.  A fun time was had by all!

Some of the celebrants

Although this one does not show our Christmas as such, I wanted to add it because it shows the beauty of our weekend's surroundings.  Perhaps later I can post more of the pictures of our mini Christmas!

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Red, green and white

... however, not Christmasy!
A finished curtain

A closer look at the design
I thought I would take just a minute and show you the curtains I just made for two dining room windows I had been wanting to partially cover.  This vintage fabric crossed my radar screen (it surfaced from a stash) again, and I decided to use it to make the curtains I needed.  Read the full story on my regular blog if you like!

And, on a Christmas-related note, I should add that the tension rods I purchased for this project will make it more likely that I finally get around to making Christmas curtains for these windows!