Thursday, May 31, 2007

I Finished the Curtains!




I just finished sewing the curtains for the living room windows and gosh darn it!! I am proud of myself! They look so good, don't you agree? I found some cool retro-style fabric and made four panels and then used some vintage ribbon from a yard sale to hold the curtains open. It's uncanny how well the ribbon matches the fabric colors, considering I bought the ribbon last summer and forgot all about it until I went searching for something to hold the curtains open. I like the contrast in the patterns and it makes the room look cool!






Then as a reward to myself for finishing the curtains, I picked some rhubarb and made a batch of Rhubarb Dream bars. You can find the recipe here. I substituted 2 cups of strawberries for the rhubarb so it is more like Strawberry-Rhubarb Dream bars, but whatever-- it's yummy!! I'd invite you over for a piece, but I don't think I can hold myself back much longer... Where's the knife and plate??



(*munching and chewing*) I hope you liked the pictures. I'm playing around (*swallowing*) and learning as I go. (*licking crumbs off the plate*) I'm being rude.. eating while I type, but the bars are just so good!! I'll save you a piece!

8 comments:

LaRonda said...

Very creative. Love the colors. I can almost smell the pie (or bars). Mmmm... You're a domestic goddess! I'm jealous. ;)

~ LaRonda

sufferingsummer said...

I do see a few (yeah right, a lot) of similarities. Same is true for you if you want to make a trek out to the west coast city world you are always welcome at our tiny little castle in the ghetto.
These curtains are fab-u-lous! I love the fabric and the ribbon, such lovely colors. I'm also drooling at all the beautiful greenery out your window that the drapes accent so well.
you should be proud!
mmmm rhubarb....mmmmm

jenny said...

L-- Thank you! I am pleased with the curtains! But I am no domestic goddess-- I bow to Martha Stewart.. You should have seen the floor below the windows! A toy bomb exploded down there!!

(patting belly) Those bars were yummy!

SS-- I have never been to the west coast. Someday... I'll be sure to show up on your doorstep and say, "Can Summer come out to play?"

When I look out the window from the couch across the room, I feel like I am in a tree house. Can't see now with all the leaves, but we have a view of Spring Gap mountain in front of our house. It's pretty in the fall!

I'll trade you rhubarb dream bars for your chicken pesto pizza!

BOSSY said...

Holy smokes: looks good. Both the curtains and the bar things. Now quit being so domestic before you make the rest of us look bad.

lady macleod said...

well done. Watch it I think you dropped some of the bar on c.

wakeupandsmellthecoffee said...

Love the curtains. Do you think you could make some for me?

talavera999 said...

ha ha i was about to say the same thing - can you make some curtains for me? - they look great! wish i could sew. i must must must get you that banana/choc cake recipe. sorry i am so crap. i am living on it at the moment - obsessed!! and two stone heavier. oh well

Elsie Button said...

this message was from me, but went under some weird name! am very freaked out!...

ha ha i was about to say the same thing - can you make some curtains for me? - they look great! wish i could sew. i must must must get you that banana/choc cake recipe. sorry i am so crap. i am living on it at the moment - obsessed!! and two stone heavier. oh well