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Settling in

Is going to take a long time!!! But at least we are here, and a luncheon in 2 weeks for Elder will spur us on to getting things done. So far I have 2 window treatments up. One seen in the last post and this one in our master bedroom.

A slightly crooked Roman Shade. Will have to do some work on it to get it level.

I have the 2nd one ready to be put in place, waiting for help with that. And the bonus room shades are next in line to finish. And then, only 10 more to go! Plus 7 valance treatments after that!

Some other shots of the chaos.

Dining room before I moved things in to finish shades. Welcome sign on the porch.
The initial arrangement in the kitchen.

But no matter how I get the insides of a home settled, it isn’t a real home until the family are in it.

These two aren’t too sure about things, especially with all the construction going on.

They are still leery about things and trying to find their new normal.  As are we. The kitchen stuff is put away, but not necessarily where it will live eternally. It’s just in a trial period. And the lack of storage is real. But then mostly it’s because we aren’t sure where to store things right now. Losing an attic is hard! We have a garage attic, but it’s not very big and not yet floored. So the garage is completely packed and will be for a long while.

And now, back to unpacking or roman shade making.

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I’m Home!!!!

Finally! Not with furniture yet, but at least we have a kitchen table and 1 bench. And some of my stuff. Everything else arrives tomorrow! And now to get all those shades finished and on the windows. Especially my bedroom window!

Pier 1 table and bench

Rugs bt Amazon and Overstock

Mirrors by Hobby Lobby and JCPenney ($23.00 for both of them!)
And the touches that make it more a home.
College Grad Girl (in 2 weeks) and Diva Girl as babies.
Valance in the Knitting Room.

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Saturday Stash #17

Is completely a bust. Well, maybe that’s not quite true. I succeeded in not adding stash, but I also succeeded in retaining the stash I have. So just a repeat of last week’s totals as I did not knit a stitch all week. But I did stitch, just the machine, needle, and thread kind.

Stash On Hand: 62,700 yards and 340 skeins
Knitted Stash: 0 yards and 9 skeins
Purchased Stash: 0 yards and 0 skeins again!
Ending Stash: 62,700 yards and 340 skeins.

Now, on to the fun stuff.

In the past few weeks I have started the makings of 9 Roman Shades. 4 are just waiting for hardware to arrive, 1 is waiting for total construction, and 4 are waiting for hems and hardware. Then I just have 4 more to buy fabric for and make. or change my mind on what type of treatment will go there. Something ready made could work!!

I have also bought fabric for 7 Valances and have completed 1. Go me! Such an over achiever, not! But for the most part it is due to not having all the pieces or parts needed for the cutting and sewing. Or because I just bought the fabric 2 days ago! Along with scissors, since mine are in….storage! Along with all my other crafting needs except my machine, and luckily, a box of 5 bobbins I threw in my machine case. Whew!

Here are 2 recent finds/finishes:

For the Spare bedroom the valance and shade materials. I just LOVE!!!! this combo!
Sorry for the low light, but it really is more an exact match
between the colors then the phone camera can capture.
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I am just sad there is only 1 window in this room!!! How I would love to splash more of these fabrics in the house.

And for the front room, which will be my crafting/computer/TV room this sweet Valance:
I was lucky to get this remnant free from the drapery sewing room I help at.
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I also lined it with another free fabric from the sewing room. Now it’s reversible if I ever want to change it up. Which is why I am unsure about doing a Roman Shade in the room. If I went with plantation shutters over the lower portion of the window it would work for either side. The reverse is a paler combo of cream/gray/yellow green/seafoam. The material I was eyeballing for a shade is a stripe of gold, gray, taupe, and black. Considering nothing in the room is going to be that color, I am reluctant to go full on gray/black in there. The recliner for that room is dark brown and the valance material surprisingly goes well with it. I guess we will see how it goes once the room is put together.

And if you would like to see current house photos, click here.