Jun 22, 2018

Just muslin please

County Curtains is no longer.  So I started searching online for rod pocket top natural muslin curtains.  Etsy featured a lot, in dark prints.  Doesn't look like natural muslin to me.  I have a full bolt of Osnaburg which is a great fabric for curtains, but darker and flecked.  I want unbleached muslin.  So far, no luck in my search and since they would be very easy to sew by machine, I will probably make them.  I found a few styles other than my usual plain & simple with angled hems and higher ties.  Rather than spend the time and money to make a sample, I just used the Paint program to crudely envision the look.
 

My standard has always been the far left and will probably continue to be but the center style is something to think about.  The prairie style on the right looks a little too country for my taste, but after transferring that section to all windows in a full photo, they look pretty good.  So another decision needs to be made but not for a while.  My old sun-worn curtains will go back up for now.  The only problem with the prairie style is the need for lining.  Hemming an angle such as this would not go quickly and I'm sure I would have problems.  But making them myself would allow me to customize this style.  Plenty of time to think about it which is never a good thing.
 
Spending a quiet and very cool day on the laptop gathering photos to show Sam.  Much easier than trying to explain what I would like.
 
And a bit of good news.  I mentioned a while ago that Carole's friend's son was an addict and not able to find help without insurance.  I did a little digging (no idea why people can't do this on their own) and found a source for him to investigate.  He has been in treatment since June 4 and doing well, four more weeks before release. His drug use did not start with opioids, it started with weed and cocaine, as did his friends and most others we know of.  Wanting help is crucial for recovery, but his wife and kids are not interested in supporting him.  This has been going on for years, and most recently several Narcan saves.  He has stolen and lied and manipulated far past their tolerance level and there is no going back.  His own father gave up and could not take the continual stress of wondering if his son will die this day, hurt someone, go to jail, or be killed.  I hope he has the strength to accept this and continue recovery for himself.   
 
Have a great start to your weekend.  Give out more hugs!
 
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10 comments:

Edna D said...

Tonic Living has muslin and will custom make curtains for you. I have used them once in the past and was satisfied. The muslin they have, however, is cream and white. They do not have unbleached. The cream looks somewhat like unbleached. I know it is not what you are specifically looking for but I thought I would throw it out there.

Unknown said...

You're an angel...and, as for your curtains, swags are lovely in an olde print...and tobacco curtains also nice for a more primitive touch. I must say that I love what you're doing with your home...and hope you will give us a tour when you are ready. You are living my fantasy!

~~Nancy of The Bonnie White Hare

Anonymous said...

Yeah, sadly Country Curtains shut down a few years back due to death and retirement. They had a *huge* sale.

Last time I needed unbleached muslin to make a boatload of pirate costumes, I went to my local Joann's Fabric. At the time, they had it in both lightweight and a stiffer, heavier weight.

Anonymous said...

Marly, I read your blog, moved on to another and found out from her that Vermont Country Store now carries some of the lines from Country Curtains.
You might want to check that out! I will! Your house is looking great! I'm looking forward to pictures!
Cherie in Wisconsin

carolyn said...

I also heard that Vermont Country Store is going to start selling some of Country Curtains' items. They are not in the catalog yet. I have not looked on line. Why don’t you call and see what they have planned for the future?

Anonymous said...

Love your bloggin/Bitchin! Try "Curry Antiques" for curtains / "My Pillow" for recovering addicts employment/support "Wounded Warriors"!,,

capecodgirl565 said...

Usually any quilt shop should carry unbleached muslin. Love the left and center window images in particular. Sure it will all be beautiful when it's all done.

Barb said...

Sure hope that young man finds what it will take to recover. You remind me of me, I get something in my mind, can't find it and so end up making it myself. It is especially bad since moving to the west. It is super hard to find primitives out here or anything that goes with them. Thank goodness for the net where I can order things!

Anonymous said...

This looks very nice.M.H.

Marjorie said...

I can't believe that they no longer make unbleached muslin curtains! I even checked Vermont Country Store with no luck. What is this world coming to?

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