Saturday, November 15, 2008

Cabin Curtains made with LOVE by my Mom

As promised, here are some pics of the curtains that my Mom made for our cabin. The original curtains shredded in the washer. The new curtains are a dark beige plaid with red and green stripes. Here is what my Mom had to say about making the curtains.

Hi everyone, The material I found for the cabin, here in Florida, was almost identical to the old ones, Denise liked the curtains that had been in the cabin and wanted the new ones to duplicate them. I had never made curtains before, so I ordered an additional 4 yards, in case of mistakes and matching patterns (material is a plaid pattern), I do not sew, so it was a new experience for me, but I layed the material on my Mom's (large) bedroom floor and did all my measuring, matching up lines in the material and cutting there. I made curtains for the bedrooms from some old office drapes my niece gave me, the drapes had 2 linings, just pinned them and cut off the tops and hemmed them to fit the bedroom windows, these are ok I guess. - Mom

Here are a couple of samples. This is the window over my kitchen sink. I know there is a 'tile' missing near the upper cabinet. Long story, but my cold water pipe gets so cold, it knocks the peel/stick tile off the wall. In the future, I will redesign this kitchen. But, aren't the curtains perfect for this old cabin? My Mom made the curtains for over the sink, the 2 picture window's in the front of the cabin, both windows on either side of the fireplace and the 4 windows for both bedrooms. It took her all winter to make in Florida. Don't I have a great Mom? Ya know, she is Bill's favorite Mother-in-Law....his only Mother-in-Law...LOL

The valance on our front door.

Here are the curtains that she made for both bedrooms. They are HEAVY! Thank goodness, because those are the original drafty windows. See that TV? My Grandparents bought that for my Uncle when he went to Viet Nam in 1964! It's color TV - ahhhhh, what luxury to have a 5" TV in the bedroom. We only get one channel in the bedroom.

The double lined curtains in the bedroom. You can tell by the pic above that you just grab ahold of them and ZIP, they are closed....and ZIP they are open again.


The Tiquehunters Wife said...

Hi Denise!
I love everything about your log cabin! My husband and I built and lived in a log cabin about 15 years ago. To this day it was our favorite home and have very fond memories. One of these days I'll post a picture of it. We now live in a rustic home which started out to be our workshop. Due to all kinds of life circumstances--we converted the workshop while living in the Teeny Tiny Cabin. While not a log home--it is very much like one on the inside and we are very thankful!
I have been through Northern Michigan on the way out West and we found it very beatiful--we love the North country!
Thanks so much for stopping by the cabin and for your kind words left!
I really enjoyed my visit here!
Blessings to You!
Claudia O.

Denise said...

Thank you for stopping in Claudia. I enjoyed your blog, too.

Don said...

I love your cabin, it reminds me of "the days of yore." I'm not exactly what those days are, but that's what your place reminds me of!

It must be so nice to be at your place and just BE.

Shelley said...

Densie - will your mom adopt me??? Ha,ha! Those curtains are perfect and I love how the colors compliment your cabin!!

Denise said...

Don, thank you. I like to just BE sometimes.

Shelley, my Mom will be online to check in here soon. I'm sure that she will adopt you.

Jen said...

Great to have someone sew for you!
Your mom did a great job and good color choices.
I'm anxious to hear how the deer hunting went!

Denise said...

Jen - Bill saw one buck in 2 days. There is always Thanksgiving weekend.

gunn said...

You have a TV in the bedroom ? And you get one channel !
Wow, how do you rate such luxury?
And new curtains , from Mom! Let's here it for Mom.

I'm nearly green with envy.

Anonymous said...

Your log cabin is beautiful. My husband and I stayed at trout lake when we were first married years ago. Nice blog.