I also wanted to show you my stained tablecloths. There are always a few small spots on my tablecloths that seem to defy removal. These are the homespun 100% heavy woven cotton type with fringe. I decided to cut them to size and fringe the cut edge. Using a small nail, I just poke the fabric over it, and use jute to make a tie back. The small stains aren't noticeable at all and being 100% cotton, they can easily be bleached out or dyed. They are pretty reasonable to purchase new for a heavy curtain if you like this style, or put your old tablecloths to good use. If you prefer just a valance, you could get several from one cloth. For bathrooms, remove the tieback and the heavy fabric affords privacy. You already know this, don't you. Here's a beige that I bleached out, and a mustard/ivory pattern that is a 52x52 size and not cut down.
Whenever I took Mom somewhere, right before we left she would ask "are you going to comb that hair?". And when I would wash the curtains - I have others that are just hanging fringed fabric in a valance style - she would ask "are you ever going to buy real curtains and take down those rags?". I didn't start stitching again until after she passed and I can just imagine what she would have said about the "aged" pieces!
Today I am turning my hoodies into regular collars. I found a great deal in tall sizes so purchased several, but I hate hoodies. The back pulls down, my shoulder bag always catches the hood, and I never use them anyway so I came up with a solution. Next post, I'll show you the method, or a large fire.
Have a great weekend! Stay safe ~ thank you for visiting!