They’re up, and lookin’ gooooood…………

Hubby’s been busy, and I confess I’ve helped a little………. making the tea and coffee, lunch, walking the dog, being his gopher, and sweeper-upper.

Actually, he got me sewing too. There were a couple of loose threads that needed to be darned in, so we took an end each.

I’m talking about curtains.
curtainsNothing quite so grand as these, but we now have curtains up at the main windows, and I must admit, they really look the business.


The towels we used were what we would call beige, but some fashion expert would describe their colour as ‘stone’ or ‘natural’. The matching thread, bought from a different outlet of course, was Oyster. (Beige is good enough for us!)
We have never been bright people, though try not to be drab. Neutral colours have always worked best for us (though I did have a pink lounge once, or should I say ‘Clover’ as described on the tin) which was why the walls in the last house were either white or magnolia.

Our boat is blue, and thus the furnishings are also blue.
Not that I mind blue, but it tends to fade and in a small space, such a dark colour can ‘diminish’ things further.
We have wood finishing inside, and the blinds that were originally at the windows were light tan in colour and chunky. We were forever knocking our heads on the damn things when we sat down in the evenings, and having the curtains now is more homely and we have ‘more space’. Optical illusions are brilliant in a narrow boat!

We did have a slight technical hitch though, and typically, it was the very last curtain to be hung.
Now you would have thought that buying 5 towels from the same shop with the same bar code and measurements would be identical. Nope, this final one was longer than the others by over 2 inches. Hubby therefore had to make a hem on the one that was OK and then modify the long one to suit.
AND I HELPED!
I was passing the pins, I was also holding the material as he cut, and I did a little bit of stitching as mentioned above.
I must be ill, or having an identity crisis or something, as I hate sewing.
hate sewing

About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! We have recently lost our beloved dog Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney, and now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of my GSD so had hers done too. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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