Sewing to Astrud Gilberto and Stan Getz
A change was much needed in our bathroom; the curtains had become so faded that the once sage floral print looked like it was a watercolor that had bled. So off to the only fabric store within a fifty-mile radius: Joanne’s Fabrics.
I found very colorful outdoor fabrics with large floral prints but opted for the safer striped canvas which matched our current wall color beautifully plus gives it that seaside cottage appeal. (Girl from Ipanema playing enjoyably loud.)
Fifteen minutes into the project (with energy that Stan and Astrud’s Bossa Nova beat had provided me for the next forty-five minutes), and I’m already at the machine which, by the way, is the same one given to me by my mother when I turned twenty-one in the 70s. (I didn’t know that sewing was a rite of passage.)
One hour and fifteen minutes later I am giving the curtain a last minute touch, winding down with Corcovado –the project is complete. Finally, light through the window. I must admit–it looks pretty nice.
Let’s give it up for Stan and Astrud who helped to make this project a success! (hands clapping in the background)
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