Years ago I knew a lady who had kitchen curtains for every season and I always thought that was a great idea, but never had the time or money for this luxurious extravagance.
My bedroom drapes are heavy and kind of drab ~ not that bad for winter when you want to hunker down anyways ~ but definitely not summery.
I've always wanted to make summer shears for my bedroom. It is a dark room from all my large trees, which is one of the reasons this room never photographs well, and I've always wanted to lighten it up for the summer. And to me ~ nothing says summer like sheers blowing in the breeze.
Just like everywhere else in the country, it has been to hot to open the windows this summer, so there has been no blowing in the breezes yet, but fall is just around the corner, so it won't be long.
I sewed ties of different lengths all along the top to create a care free/casual look to the sheers.
This fabric was such a bargain at only a couple dollars a yard and 108" wide, that it made these summer sheers an affordable extravagance.
And best of all ~ on those hot summer days when you want to block out some of the heat, but not lose the light ~ they are just perfect and create such a lovely atmosphere in the room.
Makes you want to curl up and take a summer afternoon nap. Actually I just noticed that the lump under the throw is the dog, doing just that. Don't dogs know how to totally enjoy life?
I'm a mother of one "out-of-college" daughter, inheritor of one cat,a dog and four chickens, full time medical secretary, gardener, painter of furniture, fixer-upper and handy woman around my house, passionate about decorating, lover of flea markets and yard sales, restorer of old things, but most importantly, a daughter of God. Blogging is a way to journal and share my life, passions, and journey with anyone interested enough to follow along.