Sunday, October 24, 2021

Nothing to See Here

 I promised myself I would post regularly, as a way to measure progress and also as a way to motivate myself to create.

The recent trip to Mississippi really played a number on my back. I haven’t felt like doing much of anything. Thankfully, I can tell it’s getting better now. 

I had painted my small kitchen table a few months ago and had plans of making a table skirt. Like most ideas that come to mind these days, I forget them almost as quickly as I think them.

While browsing my favorite thrift store last week, I found a stack of these unused curtain panels. The lightbulb turned on and I bought enough to make my table skirt. They were so easy to do... I cut off the tabs and made one simple hem. I threaded a tension rod through the pre-sewn hem and that was it! I only found one tension rod at the thrift store, so I’ll be on the hunt for three more this week.

Notice I’m set up to sew in my dining room. I have so much clutter in my sewing room, I now feel overwhelmed trying to work in there. Soon I will need to declutter and rethink that area!

I pulled out a few washcloths and started some trim for dish cloths. That’s it!!! 

I’m hoping to share a better report next time!

I’m leaving this recipe here for future reference. But if you are from eastern NC, you know what Red Potatoes are. My friend shared this recipe with me. I made them last night for today’s lunch. I only used half the potatoes and didn’t adjust my spices down enough, and mine were too hot. However, the broth is delicious when made correctly, so I will keep this recipe ! 


  1. Love that table and curtains - perfect!
    I am glad you are getting to feeling better. Don't over do it

    1. Ha! I rarely over for it; that’s part of my problem. I’ve let myself get so out of shape and weak. 😬

  2. Thanks for the recipe. It sounds like something TheHub will love!
    Table "curtains" are adorable.

  3. Oh my gosh, I love the table skirt and how you used the curtain panels to make it. That is genius! I like the trim on the wash clothes too, so so pretty. Those will make nice gifts. :)

    1. Thanks Belinda. I enjoy doing the washcloths while watching tv.

  4. The table skirt is really cute. I'm not motivated at all about anything lately.

  5. Very smart move to make the table skirt from the curtain panels, and it looks very fun.
    Oh, I hope you can get your sewing room reworked so it can be your happy place, rather than cause you frustration.
    The potatoes sound very spicy. I would love it, but am not supposed to eat spicy. (bummer)

  6. I love your table and the what a clever idea to use the curtain panels for a skirt. I am very interested in your towel trim. I have always wanted to do something like that. They are going to look awesome. Have a wonderful weekend and Happy Halloween.

  7. Hello :-)
    I hope your back is better.
    Wishing you and yours the very best for 2022

  8. My husband is painting my sunroom this weekend. It's going to make it much more pleasant to sew or work at my desk. It is also my husband's office.

    Blessings from Harvest Lane Cottage,
    Doing what I can where I am on a shoestring budget


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