I've been meaning to make one of these ever since I moved in. I bought the linen last summer and made the curtain then, but it's been up and bare ever since. (and grrrr -- it shrunk in the wash last weekend -- even though I preshrunk the fabric before I sewed it). This weekend I finally added the doilies. You would not believe how long it takes to "randomly scatter" the doilies to make them look balanced. I layed them out on my kitchen table and stood on a chair. Up and down and up and down.
The curtain usually sits out a bit further so the window frame can't bee seen, but I'm still taking the curtain up and down -- because the doilies are only pinned on. Well, actually now 2 are sewn on. It takes me a tv show to sew on two doilies. So last night during House, the first 2 were attached. I don't watch tv on Tuesdays, so it will have to wait until Criminal Minds comes on on Wednesday, then CSI and Grey's Anatomy comes on on Thursday. So I might be finished by Thursday night. Well, maybe -- the question is "Should I sew a lace border on the bottom to make the curtain reach the sill?"