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Monday, August 4, 2014

Curtains For My Art Barn

My dear sweet friend Shirley gave me this wonderful fabric.
It just happens that I used some of this same fabric
 a few years ago when I made a slipcover for a chair
 that I am using in the Art Barn.
How perfect is that!
Here you can see the curtains.
I decided that I wanted them to only cover half the window.
I don't want to block the light.
I am working on a banner,
that I think will look pretty hanging over the windows.
When I get it finished and hung,
I'll show you and see what you think :)
There are still many things that need to get done,
but I am getting things put away and organized.
And loving . . .
My new creative . . .
Space :)
This is my new quilting frame.
I got it put together, 
but will not be using it for a while.
There is a You Tube video on how to use it,
so this fall when I have time to sew and get another quilt ready  . . .
then I will give it a go :)

If any of you have this frame, I would love to know.
I just might have questions for you,
when I start using it :)

Well, that is what I have been doing  . . .
What are you up to?

Keep Smiling.
Connie :)

62 comments:

  1. Hello Connie, I love the material. Your creative space looks, well more organized than mine LOL!Can't wait to see the banner and the covered chair.

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    1. Hi Nancy, I am working right along on it . . . I still have the insulation to do up in the loft, but it is so hot up there. This old gal doesn't need to have a heat stoke,LOL

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  2. Your new space is looking wonderful!! And your curtains are lovely. It is so good to have somewhere to escape to for creative purposes!

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    1. Hi Raewyn, oh, when it is done I am going to be in heaven out there . . . I feel very blessed with this new space :)

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  3. Now I want your art barn. Love the curtains, they are so pretty and can't wait to see the banner up.

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    1. Hi Betty, hopefully that will be my next post :) I am delighted that you like the curtains and my barn. Thanks to my sweet friend's gift of fabric . . . they turned out perfect for my space :)

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  4. Darling curtain, and a darling fabric too.

    Everything in your art space looks so nice.
    It looks like a craft store!

    Looking forward to seeing your banner, once it's finished.

    K.

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    1. Good Morning Kerin, thank you for your sweet words, I hope to get the banner finished this week. I'll be sure and post it:)

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  5. I just love that fabric, Connie! Your curtains look great and I think it is smart to just cover the bottom half. You don't want to lose all that great natural light coming in. You've got such a great space to create here!

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    1. Hi Kathy, I love my new space and this winter when I have more time for sewing and creating, it is going to be the perfect get-away :) I know that I would have shopped for fabric and came up with something, but I could not have found anything that is as perfect as this. My friend Shirley and I have many common likes and I am touched my her kindness. This fabric could not be more perfect :)

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  6. Connie- your 'ART BARN' is looking so wonderful.
    In fact...I love the name! How creative you are...and it truly looks so wonderful. I like the curtains and the whole thing.

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    1. Good Morning Patricia, Thank you so much . . . I feel truly blessed to have this wonderful space :)
      It is amazing how there are things that you can only dream of . . . and then one day, the Lord just says "yes" and everything falls into place.
      That is exactly how us moving to the country has been. Not only a wonderful little cottage, but also place to grow a garden, a shop for Steve and my art barn.
      Our cup runneth over and we are beyond grateful :)

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  7. Oh my GOSH, Connie. Those are adorable curtains. You did a GREAT job! Your art barn space looks fabulous. So neat and organized. Wowsers. I'm impressed. Susan

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    1. Hi Susan, thank you so much! Your words are so encouraging. I am having fun with my new space and feeling truly grateful. My art barn is a dream come true :)

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  8. Your new creating space is outstanding friend! Every detail is so fantastic! And I was thinking of doing half curtains as well....yours are perfect!!! Happy making lady! Nicole xo

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    1. Hi Nicole, I hope that I have been an inspiration and that you will show us your curtains when you get them made. I like the idea of always having some light shining in to my space. Thank you for your kind and thoughtful words :)

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  9. It has been so hot and I don't have air conditioning--my projects are piling up! I am very inspired by your great room and lovely curtains though :)

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    1. Hi Sandy, it is hot here, too. I find that early mornings are the best time to get things done. Afternoons are for resting and trying to stay cool :)
      I am delighted that you like my curtains. Here's to cooler weather, my friend :)

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  10. I love the idea of your Art Barn! A place to just create and not be looking around the house at what needs to be done. lol You have it all arranged so nicely and those curtains are just the perfect touch!

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    1. Good Morning Rebecca, I love the fact that I can get away from my daily chores, but I am going to have to look up crock pot recipes on the internet this winter. It will come in very handy on days that I want to be out there quilting. It is easy to get into a project and forget about dinner. Time flies when we are having fun, LOL. I am very happy that you like my curtains and my creative space, thank you :)

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  11. What a wonderful creative space. We all need one. xo Jenny

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    1. Thank you Jenny, and yes we do :)

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  12. Hi Connie, That is such a pretty fabric....I've always loved toile' fabric-a very pretty blue! I like your idea of only covering half the window......your Art Barn is soooo SWEET~~~What a great space! You will be very busy this winter, I'm sure. You do have heat?? Please show more goodies from your garden soon...I had my first homegrown tomato today (not from my harvest this year) It was Delicious!! Blessings for a wonderful week~~~keep smilin'...Roxie

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    1. Hi Roxie, even though the art barn looks finished, there are still some fundamental things that need to be done. I just could not wait to start organizing. That and the fact that I had no where else to store my stuff. We have a meter and will soon have it wired completely and then a heater for winter. Oh, and there is still the ends of the loft to insulate. A girl's got to be comfortable to create, right :) We have one tomato that we have been watching; it is orange at the moment, but as soon as it turns red it will be on our dinner table. Then we have a lot more to follow. Gardening is so much fun. I love grocery shopping in my backyard:) Thank you for visiting and for your sweet and encouraging words.

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  13. What a pretty and organised space tp play in. Love those crisp curtains too. Good idea making them 1/2 way up window.

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    1. Hi Judy, it is so nice to see you and thank you for your kind words. I really like the half curtains, too. The fabric is perfect and i love having the light shining into the room :) Thanks for the visit.

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  14. tHAT IS A lovely fabric.
    And your Art Barn looks so pretty.

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    1. Hi Ann, thank you so very much :)

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  15. The curtains look wonderful and your art barn is amazing.

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  16. I'm up to the same old thing...building a house, tending beehives, a bit of crocheting, and a bit of social. Lovin' life!

    Cindy Bee

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    1. Hi Cindy, you can not believe the many times that you run across my mind. I know that your life is a busy one and it is wonderful to get a visit from you. You "Bee" careful this summer and "Bee" sure that your "Bee" suit is buttoned up tight. You are a brave soul . . . my reaction to bees is to run, LOL.
      If it were not for brave girls like you, we would not have delicious honey on your biscuits :)

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  17. I just canned spiced pickled beets yesterday. I love your art barn....sigh....(coming from someone who has no space for crafting...sigh). I keep saying when the kids move out I'll use one of their rooms, but that's not happening for a while. Until then, my kitchen table, front porch, and bedroom are my crafting spaces.

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    1. Hi Kristina, your beets sound wonderful! I never thought that I would ever in my life have a space like this, so don't get up on your dream. You just never know what tomorrow might have in store for you:)

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  18. Hi Connie, thank you for visiting my place and for becoming a follower! I can see that you're into crafting of all sorts and I know that satisfaction that one can get out of making things with one's hands!
    It's interesting that you have a place called Leavenworth not far from you which reminds you of the Swiss countryside!
    Have a lovely week! Sandra

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    1. Hello Sandra, it is lovely to have you visit. As you might have noticed I added your blog to my favorite's list . . . it is wonderful to make a new friend.
      Have a fantastic day and do visit again. I love company :)

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  19. Your curtains look wonderful. My daughter would love that fabric, she has some cushions very similar. Your craft room looks wonderful, so much space.
    Ali xx

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    1. Good Morning Ali, It is wonderful to have you buzz in to visit. I love seeing your little bee and knowing that you have been here. Thank you for your sweet compliments. I feel very blessed to have this space and I am loving it more each day.

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  20. Wow, that is a LOT of organizing you have done and it looks wonderful. I do love that blue and white fabric, what a charming print on it. I can see that your Art Barn is going to be a place you will love spending time in. How nice to have a dedicated space where all your creativity can have full reign.

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    1. Hi Sara, it is wonderful . . . a dream come true :)

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  21. My how I would love to have fun with you in your craft room! It is wonderful! I love that fabric! The banner will look perfect!

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    1. Thank you so much . . . it would be fun :)
      I do hope that the banner turns out to work in my space.

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  22. Hi Connie!! Thanks for your comment on my blog last week--totally made my day!! Also, it forced me to go and update my blog to have a gadget for followers...something I had avoided but now may be just what I need in order to post more often!! :) We will see!!

    I love your creative space--it's awesome!! I can't wait to see your banner. Such a great idea!

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    1. Hello Michelle, I tried visiting your blog again and now all I am getting is your Google profile page. I'll continue to try, because I would love to follow you.
      Thank you for visiting and for your sweet and encouraging words:)

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  23. Connie,
    I love any kind of toile, and I especially love this print with the farm scene!
    I look forward to seeing your banner once you are finished with it too.

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  24. LOVE the fabric for your curtains and LOVE the colors for your banner! Blue is one of my favorite colors. Your shed is just awesome!
    warmly,
    deb

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    1. Hi Deb, I am having so much fun organizing it, but I'm about at a stopping point until we get the wiring in and finish the insulation. Our weather has been in the three digits and has been slowing down our progress. Thank you for you kind words, I truly appreciate it.

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  25. Love the curtains...so pretty!!
    ~Cindy

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  26. Such beautiful fabric and I think the bunting will look great. I am not crafting but cooking at the moment. Making jam and marmalade and preserving all my surplus from the allotment xxxx

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    1. Hello Fran, it sounds like you are very busy . . . having your pantry filled will be wonderful this winter:) Thanks so much for stopping in to say "hello" I always enjoy your company :)

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  27. Your Art Barn is simply amazing.....am so envious. Although I have a workroom, it is up at the top of the house up two flights of stairs and VERY small! Seeing all your shelving and everything neatly tucked away has given me inspiration and ideas!!! Love those curtains...so pretty. Celia

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    1. Hello Celia, thanks so much for visiting. I am delighted if I can inspire you, having lots of shelves does make a huge different and I have things tucked here and there wherever I can find a little nook :) I've even started hanging hooks from the ceiling. I know that they will come in handy.

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  28. Just loving your art barn, can't wait to see the bunting up!

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    1. I am delighted that you like it . . . me too, LOL.

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  29. wow, what a fabulous art space.

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  30. I think your art barn is just adorable! Those curtains are sooo pretty, I love the fabric.
    New follower,
    Patti

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    1. Hi Patti, thank you so much . . . I am now following you, too :)

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  31. You are so organized, Connie! Love the blue/white toile.

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    1. Good evening Marigene, I am so excited to see that you are following me back. I love making new blogging friends. Welcome, and thank you for your kind words :)

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