I did something really stupid, hence the Lesson #1 subject.
See, one should never, ever, EVER, try to measure fabric while talking on the phone and even worse, one should never, ever, EVER, CUT fabric while talking on the phone. Because even if you think you're doing it right, you are distracted and chances are pretty good that you're not doing it right.
Thankfully, the cutting errors (note the plural in that word) could be corrected without it being noticeable.
Here's the window above the kitchen sink. Take note that this picture was taken about 20 minutes before the next picture ... notice the STUPID snow in the next picture. Someone please tell me why we have so much snow in April. It's just not right, nor FAIR.
So here's what the finished valances look like. Not too bad, eh? Considering I didn't use a pattern for these, and it took me probably twice as long to make them because of it, I'm pretty happy with how it turned out.
I need to add some covered buttons on each of the 5 plaid points and I do think that I'm going to have to get my sweet husband to move the rod up higher because it's cutting off too much of my sky view. The rod is at the very top of the wood molding now so moving it up higher would require him drilling holes into the wall. He protested a bit when I suggested moving it higher because he's very protective of his nice new drywall and doesn't want holes anywhere. It's kinda cute and I smile just knowing that no matter how much he protests, I know he'll find a way to hang anything, wherever I want it.
I've lots to do today, most of it involves being in the kitchen getting ready for Easter.