Tuesday, August 03, 2010

Beach time / Work time

We were at the condo the last couple of weeks and I thought I would share a little of how my time went. I of course got in as much beach time as I could. Having done enough skin damage in my younger days (there was no sunscreen then only lotion) ... for real.  I know I just dated myself.
           To make matters worse all of us tanning idiots enthusiasts fried our skin in baby oil and iodine...but I digress.

Now the old wise one, I go out really early or after 6 in the evening. Not only is it cooler, there is less crowds and one can really enjoy the natural beauty of the beach and ocean.

But before you think all of my time was spent in play, I did get a project I had been putting off finished.
Our condo has the standard sliding glass doors with vertical blinds. Although the blinds are a necessary evil, I have looked at them and wanted to soften the look. A couple of months ago I found some fabric at the thrift shop and you guessed it, it was my favorite color for the condo, white and itt was the right price, $5.00. I don't even know how many yards it had but I had enough to make two panels and a valance for the center. I did not want to close the curtains , just soften the blinds. I'm really pleased with how they turned out.

I have two or three yards left over. I'm sure I'll find a use for them but not just yet. Did I mention I don't particularly like to sew. I just couldn't pass up this fabric.

Thanks for stopping by and y'all please come again.

I am linking to A Southern Daydreamer for Outdoor Wednesday
                      Faded Charm for White Wednesday
                      Watery Wednesday
                      Garage Salening  with Debbie
                      Show and Tell My Romantic Home
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  1. the second image is so wonderful.


  2. You did a great job on the curtains! Also, thanks for sharing a couple of wonderful beach photos!
    The Tattered Tassel

  3. Your curtains turned out great and that is a lot of fabric for $5.00! Lucky you!! Happy WW!

  4. Those beach shots are so lovely!!

  5. These are great shots!! Thanks for sharing!

  6. I love hanging out in the sun and get a tan.

  7. i love the first photo..it feels like vacation time!:p

  8. Is that Myrtle beach? Absolutely beautiful. Congrats on your sewing project.

  9. What a bargain on the curtain material. Nice job.
    Joyce M

  10. What a beautiful beach. Great shots. Congratulations on finding the perfect fabric :)

  11. I love the curtain, it's elegant and dainty. :-) Thank for your comment...It's nice to know another teacher here in blogspot.Have a nice day!

  12. Super water photo...and I love your curtains...you made them? Wow...terrific.

    My Wednesday post if about a song in my heart...do drop by if you can. Here's the link

  13. The beach look sooo inviting, I love seeing the sand dunes. So many of them are disappearing into the sea.
    Your curtains look soft and lovely, well done.

  14. Your curtains really soften and finish the window area. That was a great idea and, I'm sure, a wonderful buy! Love the ocean pic!! Linda

  15. My sun worshipping days are long past too...we sat under an umbrella during the heat of the day on our beach trip :-)

  16. Hi Annette,

    Great idea to soften the window - I've always been a fan of valances - you framed that space nicely!


  17. Oh how I miss our condo at Daytona Beach...but we are still close to the beach in Brunswick Ga. St Simons Island is just 7 miles from us. I had to laugh about baking yourself in the sun using baby oil...been there done that. Seems it takes years to wise up. You are a girl after my own heart...love love to find bargains...can't beat five dollars to make such nice curtains. Great shots for watery wed.

  18. You did a great job on the curtains! What a deal for $5.
    Happy WW!
    ~ Jo :)

  19. Annette,

    Thank you for taking me to the beach today. I enjoyed it more than you know.

    Your window treatment turned out lovely.

    Happy Wednesday! La

  20. I love love love your curtains...you did an awesome job. I don't like to sew either but often find myself doing it. (just like ..for someone who HATES to paint, it seems I always have a paint brush in my hand!!)

    Your beach and water is awesome. I'm now embarrased to show you MY water pics...just an ordinary lawn sprinkler!! I live in West Texas where the nearest waters are little tiny lakes...:(

  21. You did a wonderful job on the curtains, they're gorgeous! I sure do wish I could sew...oh well, maybe I'll learn someday:)

    Lovely pictures too!

  22. Great beach photos and I really like your window treatments, they look great!

  23. Your curtains certainly did the trick! You got a great buy on the fabric - so that helps making them a little easier, right? Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment about my rocking chairs. Love it when you stop by and leave comments! Come back again soon! Sandi

  24. Your photos are super. You did a great job on the curtains too! I love sewing, but finding the time is the problem.

  25. Great photos. Love the first and second images. Thank you for sharing.

  26. So happy I happened across your blog, it's delightful! I can't wait to follow you along all of life's grand adventures!

  27. Very nice job on the curtains...love the beach too!!

  28. What cute curtains and the price was definitley right! I wish I could find the time to do some new curtain for my living room.......maybe this winter.
    Hugs N Herbal Blessings, Mandy

  29. You did an awesome job on those curtains...wish I could do that...I can't sew and barely can do stitch witch well. Thanks for joining in on the party, so glad you did. Have a great weekend. Debbie

  30. Beautiful beach shots. Your curtains look lovely ~~Sherry~~

  31. I did the same thing!! Frying my skin by using baby oil to tan....or should I stay burn!!
    Love the beautiful relaxing pics of the beach!! And great job with you curtains!! Now who said that you really don't sew??


  32. With temperatures everyone seems to be having this year, you do what you can to cool off. The beach would be great to walk through the cool water. You did an excellent job on your drapes.

  33. I just returned from the beach last week and I agree with you about the beauty of the beach without the crowds. Our condo has these ugly blinds also. Yours looks great now.

  34. Oh, how I love the beach! We used to live on the Oregon Coast, but it was a little too cool and wet for us, so we moved to the desert. I love the weather here, but I miss the Ocean. :(
    Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving such a sweet comment. We love our new floors. And you don't have to worry too much about them getting scratches and stuff. It just adds to the character. I welcome every scratch! Here is a link to Lumber Liquidators. That is where we purchased our planks. We were able to do our whole house (1600 square foot) for 2000 dollars!


    Hope you are enjoying your summer! Thanks again for stopping by and taking the time to comment. :)


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