Curtains for Mother’s Day

Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms out there!  I will be celebrating next weekend because my husband is in the middle of a big work thing right now, but I did get flowers.

For my Mother’s gift this year I made her some new curtains to replace the old, faded ones above the kitchen sink.

Pretend that strip of fabric up top is gathered into a nice ruffle…

My Dad gets some of the credit for this gift.  A while back he noticed how faded the old curtains were getting and he asked if I would be interested in making some new ones as a gift for my Mom.  When the curtains were originally made my parents bought the whole bolt of fabric and a lot of it was left.  He and a friend were going to be driving down from Seattle to Reno to bring me some furniture I was inheriting, so my Dad smuggled the leftover bolt of fabric into the car and brought it along.

Later, when I was visiting my parent’s, my Dad and I took the curtains down when my Mom wasn’t around and measured them.  I also studied the construction a bit.  They are very simple curtains with a ruffle above.

In addition to the new curtains, I made my Mom some matching hot pads since she liked the ones I made for my sister so much.  Hot pads may be my new favorite thing to make!

Matching hot pads.

I changed the pattern a bit from the ones I made for my sister.  I cut them a bit smaller, but the biggest change is with the loops.  I did them totally differently, copying some hot pads I own.  I like this new way a lot better!  I am thinking of doing a tutorial on making these hot pads.  Is there any interest?

Finally, I also made some Lemon-Almond Biscotti, which I gave to my Mom, as well as my Grandma and sister.  They are really tasty!  I got them from Dorie Greenspan’s book, Baking: From My Home to Yours.

Lemon-Almond Biscotti

Did you make anything for Mother’s Day?  Did you enjoy some good food?



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4 responses to “Curtains for Mother’s Day

  1. Karen, Such wonderful gifts because they came from your heart. Your curtains and hot pads come out so lovely! And your biscotti came out beautiful! Hope you had a wonderful Mother’s Day!

  2. What pretty fabric! How cute that you and your dad were in on your mom’s mother’s day present together. 🙂 I am sure she liked both the curtains and the hot pads as well as the biscotti. It is perfectly wrapped! I hope you had a wonderful Mother’s day celebration, Karen!

  3. What a perfect gift! I’ll bet she loved them. I borrowed the Amy Butler book from the library after admiring the hot pads you made your sister. Haven’t tried yet, but it’s on the list (and the library due date helps me prioritize this project)

  4. Very creative, bet they went down well such a great gift idea.


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