Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Ranch Journal ~ March 27, 2018

There is precious little going on in nowheresville as I remain in take-it-easy mode. 
The chores are getting done, Smooch is getting walked, and I'm sitting around a lot.

I have occasionally been sitting at my sewing machine.
I call this one "How many pairs of glasses does it take to make a shade?":


I have to make one more trip to Home Depot before I can take the "after" photos,
but the shades are done and I like the way they came out.

Ok, you twisted my arm. Here's a picture of one of them:


24 comments:

  1. WOW it looks great!!!!

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  2. i love the shade, perfect is what it is and love the material you chose. also had to smile at your pink hat hanging in that photo. i remember seeing you in it

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  3. Beautiful!! Blue is so soothing to my eye.

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  4. Very relaxing room. Reminds me of a beach house. Cool colors and breezy shades. Your oasis in the desert sand. I like it!

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  5. The shade looks great. Can’t wait for the full room reveal (as they say on HGTV).

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  6. Smooch isn't showing any smirks over the multiple pairs of glasses. Classy girl that she is. Shade looks great.

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  7. You are very talented. The shade looks awesome.

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  8. OOO, you picked my favorite print. It looks great!

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  9. Looks good! You keep popping up with new talents. I think of you as a Renaissance Woman of the 21st century!

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  10. looks fantastic!

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  11. Smooch looks very content and happy. Excellent job on the Roman shades!

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  12. Gorgeous! I need to make some for our west facing sliding glass door!

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  13. You totally blow me away! I can't finish a sewing project even with all my ribs intact and even if I could it wouldn't look as good as yours does. So glad you chose the chicken foot fabric!

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  14. Beautiful!

    Laurie in NB, Canada

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  15. It looks Great!!!

    Amazing that you make shades while "taking it easy"!!

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  16. I bet Danni is there?

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    1. Aw :-)
      I’m not, but I did offer!

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    2. You could inaugurate the newly decorated friends'room

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  17. we imagined you sleeping on your special chair and here you are redecorating, as busy as squirrel!

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  18. An American in Tokyo3/28/18, 6:05 PM

    Very pretty! I like that they roll up(?) like that!
    I hope you are feeling slightly better these days! Quick healing vibes to you!

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  19. LOL! Your sewing machine looks much like my desk when I am doing homework! The shades a so lovely. Yet again, you prove why you are my favorite DIY person.
    Hopefully soon we shall hear about your trip to the Pacific Northwest and the Critter Farm.
    Linda D.
    Tucson, AZ

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  20. Hope you are healing quickly! The shade is awesome! Do you have a pattern for it? I have been looking for some new window treatments.

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    1. I mostly followed the tutorial in this post:
      http://brownpaperpackagesep.blogspot.com.au/2012/02/how-to-make-custom-roman-shades.html
      The key to success is the tube tape she uses. I'll be posting more about the process next week.

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  21. My sewing machine table looks just like that! All of the glasses end up there, then I round them all up, take them back downstairs and start the migration over. LOL!

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