Tuesday, March 09, 2010

Doily curtain

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?"

10 comments:

natalea said...

very cool Martha! I like it!
xo nat

Jo Wholohan said...

LOVE it martha, looks beautiful xx

Leslie Jane Moran said...

Any doilies left? How about a doily fringe to meet the sill? Love the curtain. Nice job.

Heather said...

Imagine my surprise seeing this. I have been collecting doilies to do just this thing on my 4 front window shades.. I am worried it will take me forever to sew them on though.. harder than a simple curtain.. but I still want to!!

Yes, old crocheted lace..

Joanne Huffman said...

Beautiful curtains! I like the idea of lace on the bottom (sorry, I know it's more work, maybe there'll be some good TV coming up).

Anonymous said...

I wonder what the writers of the crime shows would think.. the viewer stitching diollies while watching?

What about an extra piece of of linen (extra wide hem).. embellished with crochet cotten at seam line... best thought I could come up with , Mom
P.S. It really looks lovely!

vivian said...

great idea Martha, and yes to the lace at the bottom!

A bird in the hand said...

I've wanted to make one of those for years, too. But I don't know where to hang it, what with all my huge windows...

Trudi said...

YES! I like these and thank you for the giggle about standing on the chair - it makes me feel a little bit normal...the things we do huh?

Happy weekend,
Trudi

grrl + dog said...

what a fantastic idea -

I wanted a light style for my studio..

looks divine with the light coming through.