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Sharing my findings!
Posted By Lena Kantis On 5 March, 2010 @ 07:22 In Embroidery,Home Dec,Inspiration | 1 Comment
Having a big house is both good and bad. Good when it comes to having a big family and lots of friends staying over, bad when it comes to keep it tidy and organised. Due to this I can find things that I have not seen for some time. We have during a long time put a lot of stuff in cardboard boxes, and taken them down to the basement for storage. Now I am trying to organize a fitness room in our basement so therefore I have to try to get rid of some old things, to get more space to be able to workout.
To give you a bit more of background for my sewing samples of the week, I guess it is probably best to first tell you the following. In Sweden we do decorate our windows. I do not know any other country that I have visited, that is paying so much attention to how the windows are looking. We have curtains in all kinds of looks and fabrics. In all our windows we also have plants in pots, and also some small lamps that we use during the evenings when it gets darker. We usually change curtains for each season and holiday. Especially in the kitchen!
These are things I found in the basement:
One quilt, the very first I made over twenty years ago in Bargello technique, both fun and easy. In the background you can see curtains with the print of Harry Potter; I sew them at a hotel in Cleveland, Ohio. This used to be my son Simon’s room. He has now got a bigger room as my other son Emil moved out.
For Emil’s room I made this curtain, which was also used as drapes, because there were no blinds in the window when we moved into the house. I added the appliqué with the giant shark half a yard (45 cm) long approximately. Inside the appliqué there is an iron on batting.
To give you a bigger understanding for what I mean with the Swedish window decorations, I have added some pictures from the HUSQVARNA VIKING® Design Collection #204 “Elegant Art Embroidery”  as well as a few ones from HUSQVARNA VIKING® Design Collection #178 ”Mega Décor”. 
You can make your windows look totally unique too.
Have a great sewing week!
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