We can never have toooooooooo much to do, can we?! Especially when it comes to needlework, we can’t, anyway! It’s not quite like cleaning bathrooms and grading papers and things like that, is it? (Oh, no!! It’s not!!) So, with that in mind, and knowing that the time is tick-tick-ticking away and summer will be gone in just over a week, I’m frantically preparing in advance the projects that I want to work on in the next few months. I don’t want to be hindered by the preparation work when I finally have time to start stitching!
With all that in mind, one project that I definitely want to do (and to complete fairly quickly) is embroidering my curtains for my room. They’re not really curtains – they’re cotton voile sheers, and I want to do some simple embroidery on them. The stitching I’m thinking about will be light. Heavy embroidery wouldn’t quite fit cotton sheers, would it?
I want to go simple, but at the same time, I want them to be fun. They can’t be “too fun,” though, because the room isn’t really “fun.” It’s cool and calm.
These are the colors I’ve picked out for embroidering the white sheers – and probably these will be reduced to about four colors, and maybe only three:
That’s the range. The room itself, once the paint job is done, is a darker periwinkle, with white trim. The new carpet will be… I don’t know yet… All the furniture is white, the bed linens are white… you get the idea.
But the curtains (we’re back to the curtains again) will be embroidered!
I figure by the end of September, life will be in good order again – the house finished, the school year underway and in a regular routine, and fall weather upon us – a perfect time for open windows and breezy curtains. Think I can finish this project by then? Hmmm….
Have you ever embroidered on sheer cotton voile? Have you ever embroidered your own curtains? Any ideas?
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