The title of this post should have been Somebody Stop Me. And it should have been posted yesterday...around 1:30pm. Before I spread this beautiful aqua dupioni fabric on the playroom floor and nervously began to cut panels that I would magically transform in to casual yet elegant roman shades.
So I stopped myself. For no reason, really. I didn't mess up, I just didn't have the guts to keep going. I have never made window treatments before. And I'm totally a pattern girl. None of this fly by the seat of your pants mumbo-jumbo. I have scoured the web looking for a tutorial on roman shades that look vaguely like this:
And not only does that tutorial alude me, but so does the site where I originally found the photo. So all I'm working with here is a bolt of silk, a bolt of lining, this precious photo and a pair of dressmaking shears. Not even any idea of how to mount it once I bite the bullet and produce such a blindingly beautiful window treatment that delights everyone who visits.
But I have incorporated most of my vision for the den, which can be summed up like this:
Okay, since you can't stop me...who can help me? Any suggestions on how to magically turn my fabric into my soon-to-be decor? Or if you prefer to help in other ways, like bringing the margaritas (straight up) and watching me make a mess of the curtains, I will eagerly accept that too.
So while I leave my broken air-conditioned house with wet hair because my hair dryer died moments after my air-conditioner and with glasses because I scratched my cornea and can't wear my contacts for a week I will thank God with all of my heart that these are my biggest problems today. Because my friends Cary and Jonathan's biggest problem is that their sweet, sweet Errol is recovering from open heart surgery. Please visit him here. But you might want to wait until after work, because you will not want to look away until you have read every precious word of the fabulous blog.
Pray, pray, pray for Errol!