Thursday, August 19, 2010

Moving and More

The move is done.......and all is well.  My Grandson and his Mom are settling in nicely to their new surroundings.  School starts for them both on Monday.  We went down to southern Indiana last Tuesday with a u-haul trailer.  She had everything ready to load and we were back on the road by 2pm and back in Lafayette by 6pm.  It was a long day for us all.

Now back to those roman shades.  Here is what I have accomplished so far.  I decided to add a layer of quilting to my shades.  I figured a little more insulation couldn't hurt.  I did not want to quilt every leaf so I just randomly picked about 5 leaf shapes out and did a little free motion quilting around them.  I used a variegated thread.  It was my first time doing the free motion thing so there was a bit of a learning curve.  I know not all my stitches are perfect, but pretty fair for a first attempt.
I know it is hard to see, but the leaf in the upper left is quilted.  You can click on the photo for a larger view.

So, can see by the above photo that I have sandwiched the batting in between the face fabric and the lining.  The lines of stitching you see on the lining are the small "pockets" I sewed in for the fiberglass rods.  Those rods will come into play when lifting and lowering the shade.  It helps to keep the folds neat and in place.  It will make more since when you see the photos of the shade actually attached to the mechanism.  That will hopefully be in my next post.

I did get an update email on the baby squirrels.  Looks like they had been without food for a couple of days.  There is one male and two females.  The male was the one that fell out of the nest.  All are taking well to the bottle feeding and hopefully all of them will make it.....time will tell.  At least I know I did all I could to help the little guys survive.


  1. Looking forward to seeing the shades!

    The baby squirrels are just adorable! Thanks for the update.

    The Freely living Life Family

  2. Thanks for the update on the squirrels. The roman shades look wonderful. Can't wait to see the finished product.


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