No Sew Drapery

no sew drapery
  • Long curtains of heavy fabric
  • The artistic arrangement of clothing in sculpture or painting
  • Drapery is a general word referring to cloths or textiles (Old French drap, from Late Latin drappus ). It may refer to cloth used for decorative purposes - such as around windows - or to the trade of retailing cloth, originally mostly for clothing, formerly conducted by drapers.
  • Cloth coverings hanging in loose folds
  • curtain: hanging cloth used as a blind (especially for a window)
  • cloth gracefully draped and arranged in loose folds
  • Make (a garment) by sewing
  • Attach (something) to something else by sewing
  • fasten by sewing; do needlework
  • create (clothes) with cloth; "Can the seamstress sew me a suit by next week?"
  • (sewing) joining or attaching by stitches
  • Join, fasten, or repair (something) by making stitches with a needle and thread or a sewing machine
no sew drapery - Creative Window
Creative Window Treatments : Curtains, Shades, Top Treatments & No-Sew Styles
Creative Window Treatments : Curtains, Shades, Top Treatments & No-Sew Styles
A handbook on creative window treatments. It features how-to instructions for basic window treatments, including advice on installing hardware. It also covers designer window options, top treatments and accessories. There are no-sew projects and techniques, like etching, faux stained glass, silk and dried flower arrangements and creative uses of shelves and shutters. Colour photographs and illustrations show the reader how to create simple rod-pocket curtains to more advanced swags and cornices.

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recipes from my gramma blanche
recipes from my gramma blanche
I have been trying to organize stuff, get rid of stuff and move books about so they fit better I took some time today looking through this tin box of handwritten recipe cards written in 1995 by my then 72 year old gramma....(she passed away in 2006) she was the one that made strawberry bread and always had a garden and fed 12+ people every night of the week some of the cards look to be written by someone other than her and I wonder if they were handed to her and she just gave them to me since she either knew the recipe or had no interest in them she lived in arizona until she married at 17 and moved to california with my grampa and was a seamstress in a drapery factory in los angeles during the korean war....she was always sewing, cooking, smoking and drinking iced sanka.....she was never a warm and fuzzy nice gramma that you cuddled, but somehow she raised 4 kids, 2 grandkids and loads of foster kids until my grampa retired (1982) and they moved to clearlake california far from family and friends......retired from taking care of everyone, lol and she spoke of how hard it was to cook for just 2 people....and as they aged they ate less and had few reasons to cook the big family style meals she was used to....SO by the time i got these recipes they were no longer in her daily repertoire and she wrote them from memory......some from her own cards....but I am now grateful to have them.....i mean she was making profiteroles weekly....calling them cream puffs and if i told her they were profiteroles she would ask what that was just her repertoire....welsh rarebit, beans and cornbread, enchiladas and fried chicken once a week, she kind of had a schedule tuesday was burritos made with the refried leftover pinto beans from monday, systematic and I could learn lots from her! Neither she nor my grandfather finished school, my mom was the first to graduate High School in the entire extended family, we are talking 12 siblings and all their kids on my grampa's side and 8 on my grandma's, but my grandparents were the elder of the kids in both their families (1965) and my dad tells the story that my aunt, my mom's younger sister would not have graduated high school had he not tutored her in was hard for my uncles and my cousins as well, since by about the 3rd grade my grampa told me my math was beyond his school book learning.......they had lots of common sense and farming skills and worked hard all their lives......but I remember my uncle saying that he and I were the only two that completed college.....that was about the year 2000.....
Grandma Lila and Grandpa George Wood
Grandma Lila and Grandpa George Wood
My Dad says this photo is taken outside his grandparents' home in Long Beach on Gardenia Avenue, at the front of which they ran Wood's Drapery Shop. Later they would move a few miles north to Bellflower so that Lila, ever the Eastern Washington farm girl, could raise chickens and rabbits and grow a variety of fruits and vegetables. George Wood was no city slicker himself. When he lost an eye (to cataracts, or something like that) in the 1930's, he scoffed at the notion of getting a glass eye. He told the doctor to instead just sew the lids shut and make him the pair of glasses he is wearing here, with one opaque lens to hide the removed eye. His opposition to meddling with nature extended to rejecting the observance of daylight savings time. If questioned by someone who discovered that his clock or wristwatch was an hour off, he would point a finger skyward and declare, "Nobody's going to tell me the sun doesn't know what time it is!"

no sew drapery
no sew drapery
Curtain Grommets 1" Inner Diameter 8/Pkg-Champagne
dritz home no sew medium grommets. comes in 3 natural color options for coordinating with all materials. grommet opening 1 diameter grommet overall 1 5 8. grommet rim width 1 4. for rods up to 13 16 diameter for sheer to drapery weight fabrics. grommets are machine washable. do not iron tumble dry or dry clean. also can be used as an accent throughout a curtain as an overall creative twist. definitely a product with creative possibilities. grommet tool not required. package contains set of 8.