First of all, I apologize for being *horrible* at making follow-up posts! HOW many times have I posted about ideas and things I was going to get around to and then...nothing?
Well, here's one! Remember this sari-quilt that my friend gave to me a while back?
With the help of some old wooden brackets and some sections of wooden flagpole salvaged for me by another friend from her workplace (thank you!), I hung the quilt on the wall of my bedroom last night:
I'ts just too beautiful NOT to look at every day, but I wouldn't dare put it on my bed where it would be ruined by my cats. It's almost folded in half - I really wanted both the rectangular center and the overlapping chevron-y/parquet-floor-like pattern of the sari borders to show (and if there are any quilters reading this who know what that's actually called, please comment and let me know so that I can sound like less of a doofus in the future).
It needs something underneath besides bare wall, though. There's a long, low bookshelf in the living room that I'm thinking about bringing in. More on that later.
(Also, following up on the follow-up thing...hee..I shall endeavor to get you some updated dining room pics over the weekend!)