I can check another project off the list...ahhh it feels nice! I finally hung some valances in the kitchen and I love them! I ordered fabric and worked on them for a couple evenings last week and then finally hung them. They make such a difference in the room. It's no longer so stark, now it feels lived in and much cozier.
This is the first time I've really tried to make nice curtains (before I've always just hemmed fabric as fast as I could). This time I lined them and worked a little bit more diligently to make them look nice. It was more work, but I'm pleased with the result. I also learned a couple things along with way, which is good since I want to make our bedroom drapes complete with blackout lining, so I have a better grasp of what I'll need to do. Bobby is happy that the sewing machine he got me for my birthday a couple years ago is really getting a workout.