There is a state of emergency for our county and 8 others due to contamination of water from a chemical that crept into our water plant in West Virginia. No one can use the water except for flushing and for a fire hazard. Water is being shipped in from other states and every store is selling out as quickly as it comes in. It is a very eerie feeling to be told that we cannot use our water and it is indefinite...no answers as to how long this will last. It is one thing if a water main breaks...but this is totally different. It cannot be boiled and has a green color with a sweet smell like licorice.
Anywho, thankfully we have family in areas that haven't been affected that we can go to to take a shower and wash clothes. I am so thankful for the way I was brought up in hard times and taught how to survive. My husband was brought up the same way. Those days have came in handy throughout the years and I can see how God has blessed us!
So, to keep my mind occupied, I've been doing some sewing.
I have been wanting a different look for our kitchen window. The blue balloon shade just wasn't doing it for me and the light was making the blue actually look purple at times.
This is what I did....
I really like cafe' curtains and thought they would look nice for a change, and give a little privacy.
I like how the chandi is seen better and doesn't compete with the shade. Lots more light coming in too!
I always felt like I needed something on the window seal...now I don't. The little bird is perfect for the simplicity I was wanting.
It's so hard to get a good photo of this window...it always looks so dark but in reality it is really bright with lots of natural light. The curtains are lined too. Maybe one day when it is really sunny this summer I can get a good one.
I re-did this pillow with some ruffles around the blue floral center from a bag that my sheets came in. The "Shabby Chic" line from Target. I have lots of those bags so instead of using them as a bag, I ripped it all apart and did this. The blue and pink flowers match the blue floral really nice.
Then I made two of these with ruffles out of the Cherry Blossom fabric I had.
I think I am finally content with the pillows and have enough of the blue in both rooms to make it look cohesive.
But...knowing me, I'll find something else to sew so stay tuned, lol!
Please remember the 9 counties that are affected by this water problem we are all facing in your prayers. It's funny how when it's gone people realize just how important it really is in every day life. Thankfully my dishes are done....