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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  When the curtains were originally made my parents bought the whole bolt of fabric and a lot of it was left.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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