warped cutting mat

Curtains for Sleep

Hello!  Just a quick post to say hi; I’m getting settled in Texas.  I saved the sewing room for unpacking last, lest I get distracted and neglect the rest of the house.  But it’s in usable condition now.

See that blue cutting mat below?  Well, I warped it badly by storing it upright behind a bookcase in CA.  It turns out the Texas heat is good for something though: I left the mat lying on our balcony for about 3 days in the sun and heat, and it’s about 99% flat again!!  It sure is a lot easier to cut on a flat mat.

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I was in a hurry to make curtains for our bedroom–there’s a street light directly outside our window that lights up the whole apartment at night.  I ordered some white swiss dot cotton and black out drapery lining from frabric.com, and I was delighted when it was delivered a day early.   I couldn’t wait to get some curtains up.

I kept the layers separate so that I could tie the lining back by itself.  I like the back lighting on the swiss dot.
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The lining does a wonderful job blocking out light, and I slept much better last night.

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I’ve got a bedskirt in the works too, but I won’t bore you with the details.

Maybe you’d like to see a seersucker sundress though?  Hancock’s fabric store is barely a mile from my apartment, and they seem to have sales frequently–40% off seersucker cottons, yes please, just what I need to survive this heat.