When I unpacked our linens a couple of months ago, I had the arduous decision to donate a couple several sets of window and shower curtains. I still had the lace curtains I used in Germany, the not so stylish ones I used in South Carolina, the super duper inexpensive sets I used in New York, the handmade ones from our first time through here in VA and the most recent and beloved ones from Texas. Curtains are, without a doubt, one of the best ways to change up a room.
Unfortunately, most of the time, they cannot be reused in a different home. Window sizes, amazingly, vary! Who knew that windows come in so many sizes! And in the rare occassion that I have found myself in a home with similar sized windows, just as we have now, our family tastes have changed.
I am starting to find the same issue with my wallhangings.
Now that we have painted almost every surface of our house, changed a few furnishings and settled our spirits in our home, some of my quilts don't work where I think it will work. This quilt doesn't fit the green of our living room, and this wallhanging doesn't have it's own niche to call its home. And while I am glad the kids quilts still feel right on their walls (because they generally choose the same color scheme for their paint color), I am struggling to find a fit for my eyelet love.
It's obviously not the end of the world, but my home and the family is the start of my world, and currently is a blank canvas.
So I am starting with the kitchen!! The big beautiful brown is screaming at me, and this palette from my scraps screamed back at me too.
Scraps and remnants are amazing creatures. And this is why I never ever throw fabric away that's more than than a 2 inch square.
The curtains can go, but my scraps will not!
Let the games begin!