March, the official month of spring, has arrived! Although the ground is still covered with snow and ice, the light is changing; the sun is bright; the skies are blue, and the days are getting longer. Here in the northeast corner of New England, spring rarely arrives on its scheduled date; regardless, in ten days my calendar will tell me it's spring. Everything about me is yearning for spring...for the smell of thawing soil, the arrival of the songbirds and their lovely voices, the sight of bare ground and tiny green shoots poking up through the ever-warming earth, and the freedom of walking outside without bundling in layers of clothing first.
With spring comes spring cleaning. This time of year I like to sort, clean, and tidy up, getting as much housework done as possible while we are still mainly inside, so that I am free to work outside once the weather turns warm. (Oh, how those vegetable seeds sitting in my pantry call to me each time I walk in there!) Along with cleaning, I look for ways to replace the warm and cozy things of winter with items that give the house a lighter, fresher, more airy feeling.
I have recently been looking at shower curtains at local retail stores, drooling over the cheerful colors and patterns. I, however, always leave the store empty-ended, a bit discouraged at the high prices. I decided that making one would be the best solution, and I found some lovely linen, decorator's fabric on sale for $3.00/yd. in the softest shade of pale blue. I purchased two yards and didn't cut any of it. I simply hemmed the edges of the entire piece and added buttonholes at the top. For a fraction of what I would have spent purchasing a shower curtain retail, I have one that is quite suitable, I think.
Thank you all for the sweet comments you left last week regarding my little break. I made it through the craziness, and now I'm happy to be back. The sun is shining, and the snow is melting (even if ever so slowly)...every day is one day closer to the cleansing spring air. See you soon, as I have more spring sewing that I want to share with you. Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!
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