Thursday, October 16, 2014

Relief

Relief that one of the drawing room (it's being decorated) curtains circa 1985 has survived the washing machine.  One down - five more to go.  Well done Next who made them.  I don't relish the rehanging; the weight of the curtains - up a ladder, whilst achey fingers try to manoeuvre the hook into the hole hiding under the fixed pelmet.  This will be the last time.  Hurrah!

22 comments:

maurcheen said...

I'm redecorating at the moment, I feel your pain. I've always been magnolia & shades of autumn person, colourwise, but one of the daughters has brought a blue/green factor into the scheme. It freaks the bejasus out of this colour-blind auldfella!;-)

rosneath said...

Indeed, well done Next, who'd have thought it?

I know what you mean about hanging curtains, up a ladder, the weight of them over your shoulder and those pesky rings hiding when you want them.

I always find that when I get down after all that, I look up and see something just not quite right and have to get up there again! Annoying.

You take care!

Ms Scarlet said...

Ack, 1985 is no age for a curtain. If they fall apart then take them back!
Meanwhile, be careful up that ladder.
Sx

Ms Scarlet said...

Not sure if my comment registered because I hadn't signed in... I won't be drawn over what I had written.
Sx

Pat said...

maurcheen: oddly it is a particular shade of magnolia I'm after. Just bought a sample to try. Alastair used to think I was dotty to bother about shades rather than colour. He was colour blind too but he did like yellow:)

Rosneth: I've just had a word with Mick - handyman - and he says he'll help me. He offered to do the dining room ones a few months ago but I wanted to do them myself. Not this time tho'.

Scarlet: no age at all - a mere 29
years - I'm sure they'll replace them.
I'll leave you ajar then:)

johng1962 said...

Don't you dare hang them yourself!! xxx

Pat said...

john: I don't think I do dare now:)

angryparsnip said...

My children and Albert turn pale white when I try to get up a ladder.
And that is only the first step !
So I save up the ladder stuff for them and Albert my handyman.

You take care now.
cheers, parsnip

Kim Ayres said...

Now I know why you were asking if I was going to be in the area back in the summer... ;)

Mage said...

You are a far better wonan than me.

Pat said...

Kim: dinna fash! I'll keep some little task for you whenever you venture this way.

Pat said...

Mage: that is not so. Really!

Pat said...

Parsnip: the time has come when I have to show a modicum of common sense. Not easy!

OldLady Of The Hills said...

Like almost everyone else, I urge you not to go up that ladder and hang those drapes yourself, my dear dear Pat! OY! The danger when we get to a certain time of life.....Do be very careful, dear Pat....!

I LOVE that you are getting your home in such spiffy shape....Good for you, my dear! It is an awesome undertaking, isn't it? But so very satisfying when it is all done. I cannot do anything anymore---but my Housekeeper can....Thank The Lord! LOL!

Granny Annie said...

I hope you have help with the curtains. I cannot hand a shower curtain by myself. It hurts too much.

Pat said...

Naomi: in spite of the disruption the results are very pleasurable.
The room is just half done but I keep going in to admire the lightness and brightness.

Granny Annie: my handyman - Mick has offered to do it and I'm going to let him:)

sablonneuse said...

I hope you have room to dry them if it's not the weather to hang outside.

As lots of others have said PLEASE don't climb up a ladder and hang them yourself.
xx

Vagabonde said...

That does sound like a big job. We do not have drapes here, we have what they call Plantation Shutters, and they are easier to deal with.

Pat said...

sablonneuse: the drying has been many and varied. I've used the dryer, hanging in the garage, hanging outside, the balustrade and over the kitchen table in from of the Aga. I really don't intend to hang them myself.

Vagabonde: Plantation shutters or indeed blinds sound very attractive to me just now.

Vagabonde said...

Just came back to tell you that yesterday I emailed your post about St Michael to my daughter. I added that this maybe why she dates so many Michaels. She just sent me a message saying she did not know anything about St Michael or that his day coincided with her birthday. I bet she’ll tell the current Michael (I think she is serious about that one.)

Guyana-Gyal said...

I used to hhhhate washing-curtains time. If the cleaning-girl didn't go to work, my mother would nag, beg, plead for me to take them down, then hang 'em again. As for the pelmet. Moan groan.

Pat said...

GG: that's what I'm talking about:)