(Have you ever tried photographing a curtain? Tricky, I tell you.)
I found a home for at least some of the yo-yo's I've been making of late. After complaining that I didn't like most of the applications of yo-yos (but am nonethless obsessed with making them), a friend sent me a link to this page, thus filling my head with ideas. This curtain quickly made it's way to the top of my priority list - above upcoming birthday gifts, holiday prep, book photography to finish up, or, um, all that laundry. Priorities, you know. Like this kitchen curtain. I followed the photo pretty closely (since I don't read Japanese, a skill I never thought I would want as much as I do these days). I like the look of the selvedge 'raw' edge of the linen, so I left that untouched at the bottom hem, and I think my pleats are a bit different than the photo as well (I pleated on both sides of the ribbon, versus just one). I must say that I'm impressed with the use of my (fair to poor) math skills on this one, as it actually fits the window just right - pleats, seams and all. Small miracles.
I might be a little quiet around here over the next few days as we take some time to gorge on fresh turkey (our second at-home, 'just the five of us' holiday. Ahh...), and then to visit with family in town. Oh, and speaking of turkey, while it sure is entertaining to watch my site stats more than triple in the past week because of this post, I'm sorry that you're not finding much help on defrosting your turkey. Try here.
Happy Thanksgiving, and safe travels to those of your celebrating this week!