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Flickr theoretically can post directly to Dreamwidth, but today it chooses not to. It also chooses not to give me back my highly entertaining and heartrending account of my curtain adventures. Thanks to an unexplained interoperability error, the tale is gone, more transitory than even the campfire tales of old. Sic transit gloria fabuli. So you'll have to make do with an abbreviated version.

I made thermal linings several months ago for my living room and bedroom curtains, and lo, they are good. I also started on new yellow curtains for my sunroom, but shiny things distracted.

The leadlight windows in my bedroom had no curtains, which is bright too early in summer and cold in winter. So with $0.50 of navy polyester from an op shop, leftover thermal lining scraps, tape and hooks scrounged from some dirty old netting curtains, a bunch of salbutamol to resolve the asthma triggered by said dirt, and railings and old nails found in my garage, I spent Saturday sewing and now have:

Leadlight Curtains

They make my bedroom super dark, it's fantastic.

On Sunday after church and grocery shopping I peeled, cored and sliced 2kg of cheap apples to throw in the dehydrator, bleached a path across my back porch where I won't have to slip on moss (I'd have bleached the whole thing but I have this habit of stopping work when my exertions start making me nauseous), and bought another 16 metres of curtain tape. Then I spent the rest of the day watching West Wing while sewing the tape onto three of the four curtains for the sunroom.

I went to bed with a slight headache (either bleach or lengthy-sewing induced) but it's Queen's Birthday weekend so I could sleep as long as I like, and accordingly had many cool dreams. The coolest was preparing to fight against a larger force and splitting our rearmost battalion so each member held up flags as if they were a battalion each. Our enemy promptly surrendered. It was fantastic.

Anyway, at the proverbial 2am I was mulling over this dream and thought: "...I shouldn't have sewn the tape at the top of the curtains." This morning I checked and yes, the curtain looks okay hung up as I sewed it, but if I had an extra 6cm of curtain on top of the tape it'd reach to the ceiling and thus block out more light and cold. It's just to do this I'd first have to unpick twice 11.2 metres of seams.

Poll #13606 What should I do now?
Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 5


What should I do now?

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Scream
0 (0.0%)

Unpick 22.4 metres of sewing and resew
0 (0.0%)

Just go ahead as planned
1 (20.0%)

Make the last panel with 6cm above the tape, and leave the others to fix on Some Other Day
3 (60.0%)

Eat some leftover trifle
1 (20.0%)

Date: 2013-06-03 05:07 am (UTC)
choirwoman: (Default)
From: [personal profile] choirwoman
Optionally, also scream. You can always fix them if they really don't block out enough cold.

Date: 2013-06-05 11:55 am (UTC)
green_knight: (Dragonfly)
From: [personal profile] green_knight
I think that your poll needs tickyboxes, not radio buttons.

Eating trifle, definitely. Screaming is optional.

I picked 'make the last panel' on the principle of first drafts: if you love it much, much better, then you'll do the other curtains in the next round. If it doesn't make that much difference, you'l have saved yourself some work.

Either way, trifle.

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