The only drawback is that the the rising sun streams straight through the bedroom window, and directly into my eyeballs, at 6am. And my bedroom is white. And the curtains are white. And as much as I am a total sunshine supporter, full beams of the stuff bouncing off the white walls and curtains, straight into your eyeballs, first thing at the crack of dawn, is, well, a bit much.
So I hit on the idea of making a pretty blind, to sit in the window recess behind the curtains. Just to take the edge off those gorgeous rays.
With a bit of creative thinking, I decided to adapt a quilt table cloth made by my aunt. My aunt lovingly cut the squares from little dresses and blouses that my sister, cousin and I wore when we were little girls in the seventies. Pretty much every square tells a story from my childhood. The dress I used to spin in when I was five years old. The dress, with little people on penny farthings, I wore to the zoo with my dad's sunglasses. I thought I was so cool. Lots of happy times.
With some nifty alterations, the holes have been removed from the quilt my aunt made, ties have been sewn, and my blind has been hung.