It’s Monday morning and in twenty-five minutes’ time I have to go back to work. I love my job but I’m not ready to think about being there yet so I thought I’d distract myself by showing you what Steve and I did yesterday:Curtains!
We’ve been procrastinating about hanging curtains since the windows went in in November but my mum’s coming to visit this weekend and is going to want a little privacy while she’s sleeping on the sofa-bed. We couldn’t put it off any longer.
Steve hung the curtain rail which had to be attached to the ceiling – terrifying! It seemed like the fittings must surely slip straight out of the rawl plugs or the plasterboard crack but everything seems reassuringly secure!I chopped a second hand pair of curtains (remember the perfectly coloured ones from the warehouse sale?) and hemmed them, with only one “There is.no.correct.tension for this sewing machine!” crying fit. The stitching’s still a bit loopy – guess I need to give the machine a proper clean – but I’m ever so proud.
Also… please consider this post advance warning: I’m about to indulge in a week of home-related entries. I’ll be starting by showing you around our bathroom this evening with the rest of the flat to follow over the coming days. I’m not going to pretend our home is constantly spotless, effortlessly tidy or endlessly stylish, but – I don’t know about you, but I love having a nosy around other people’s homes, so I hope that at least some of you get a bit of a kick out of it.