Sunday, July 14, 2013

New decor

I haven't been doing any weaving or dyeing like I should be but have been busy dealing with the roving order and then yesterday we worked on getting the new valances from Country Curtains up in the bedroom and bathroom. We live in the woods so don't really need window coverings but I had been looking at these valances for a few years.....finally I ordered them and am wondering why I didn't do it sooner. They're so sheer they don't take away from the view of the trees at all. I love them. Today we'll work on getting valances up in the guest room/office - they aren't sheer like this but will match the wallpaper border and matching paint job below the chair rail border.

Yesterday was spent mattress shopping - ours wasn't very old but broke down way too quickly. I spent a lot of time laying on mattresses in the store - too many choices but we made the decision to buy a Stearns & Foster, I think it will do wonders for my back when it arrives in around 10 days. Since we were on a roll we bought a Sealy for the guest room bed - I laid on that bed last month, it's the worst bed ever and I'm embarrassed I ever let anyone sleep on it. In 10 days time our guests will be sleeping well too.

Today I'm hoping to make some blueberry jam if I have enough sugar......I thought I had an extra bag but the hummingbirds have been devouring it. Am hoping to spin up some roving samples of the new colorways. Need to get back to dyeing but it's so danged hot - might have to resort to getting out to the dyepots at daybreak and just work until late morning.


  1. Country curtains has some beauties and those look perfect there! I'm curious if you tried out the Temperpedic type mattresses? Glad you found something that will be comfortable for your back!!

  2. Cindie, I too have long admired those exact curtains. We have always bought from Country Curtains and have used their curtains in every house we have owned. Love your bedroom window view, very pretty with all the trees.

    1. We've used Country Curtains in 4 houses now and I love them but I hadn't used them in this house because I hadn't put in any curtains, the house came with beautiful blinds that I only put down in the summer for a couple hours in certain rooms to keep the sun out. We put the Country Curtains sheer seashell/starfish curtains in the beach cottage - they make the house.

  3. Hey, I thought the bed was plenty comfy.


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