17 June 2013

The curtain saga again.

Before I start - is there anybody who's got time today to try a technique out?  I doubt very, very much that it's 'new' but it might be useful.  I use it all the time now but explaining it is taking over BC3's time and cells!!!  Email me privately if you've time - email address is in my profile!!!

Well I've finished both the curtains.  First of all there's a picture of the one curtain in place taken from inside our living room - if you look carefully you can see a jiggly on top of the lower sash.  In the second picture (taken from street) you can see the reflection of the houses opposite!!      

Having done them we've now decided that I should make matching ones for the side windows.  If you look at this link you'll see what I've got there at the moment.  I quite like these for the side windows but 'im wot must be obeyed (Nick) said he'd prefer the sides to have matching curtains so I'll have to make a pair for them.  Not that he very often gets his own way but sometimes you have to let a man think he's in charge, don't you?  Ah, before all you guys start getting upset - I do realise (having been on this planet a looooooong time) that it works both ways!!!!

They work too - nobody can see into our front room BUT I can see out!!!!   

21 comments:

Val said...

Very nice, these. In this case, the Man is right. :)

Maureen said...

Thin Edge of the Wedge, Jane - like painting one room in a house......you'll need to crochet cushions and tablecloths and bedspreads and wall-hangings....

The curtains are wonderful!

Jane McLellan said...

Love the curtains!

Susan Hook said...

Your curtains look lovely!

Fox said...

Well done! They look great, Jane.
Fox : )

Lottiefla said...

Very pretty --- great work you've done with fine results. How much time did it take to make the curtains? The pattern is very nice.

Lace-lovin' Librarian ~ Diane said...

Beautiful! I need to make new curtains, but I haven't found a pattern that calls to me. Maybe I should just take the plunge and get started!

Michelle said...

Oh wow! They are stunning! I agree with Nick on this one and suspect you do too or it wouldn't happen?

God's Kid said...

Those are beautiful!!! :)

Jane Eborall said...

Oh, Lottiefla - I'll work it out for you. I'll time one row and then multiply that. Back later to tell you!!!

linb54 said...

oh my beautiful curtains! they turned out lovely!

linb54 said...

they turned out lovely! Thank you for posting pictures!

IsDihara said...

Fabulous curtains! Such talent...I bow before you in homage to your lacey greatness!

JB said...

Beautiful! I love how they look.

Crazy Mom Tats! said...

Wow! These are splendid, Jane! I know they were a lot of work, but SO worth it!

Margarets designer cards said...

Beautiful piece of crocheting, well worth the effort and looks great at the window
Margaret

Jane Eborall said...

Lottiefla - I've worked it out that by the time I've made the two side curtains I'll have spent roughly 78 hours on them. Pheewwwwww. That's a LOT of time!!!

tatting-marie said...

Your curtains look great, Jane. A job well done and you should be very proud, I do agree with your husband that the side windows need matching ones too.

Kathy Niklewicz said...

It seems to me that you completed those two panels in record time! I doubt I would have finished even one by now! They are truly works of art, and to me look woven rather than crocheted! An excellent pattern and beautifully done! Plus you continue to work on other things at the same time, such as the gorgeous bracelets!

Hillside Threads said...

Amazing amount of work. Something to be proud of. "A lace maker lives here". It would take me forever to make something like this.

Pigmini said...

See that nosey female isn't trying to peer in on those pics Jane.... LOL

Well Done! They're FANTASTIC!!

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