Wednesday, December 14, 2011

On the way....

We went to the strip pits one day last week, and right before we got to the area, we pass this field...first I spotted this small deer...took a couple photos...and said out loud, 'now where is your mama?'
Just a few feet farther on, Roger said, 'there she is.' We were gone at least an hour and a half or two and came back through there, and they were bedded down at the edge of the field. There is a house that sits at one end of the field...I don't know if it is 100 yards away even....
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I got my living room windows washed today...actually I did the one the tree sits in front of before I put the tree up. However, I am in a pickle now. The drapes I use, I washed...they are the type that has the rubbery white coating on the back...I cannot think of the word for that for the life of me. Now, I have washed these drapes numerous times...and they are old. But the ones in here in the dining room look good as new. Two pair in the living room look basically new.

Not the other set. When I went to take it out of the washer...it was stuck to itself. I don't know how to explain it other than that. And when I pulled it apart it pulled the back coating off. Just the one pair. I have no idea why. So, now I need to go find something new. And have I told you how long I have been looking. I even thought one time, well, I will just spend whatever it takes and get what I want. I couldn't find anything I actually liked.

So, I have put them back up for now, till no one can see in. But thinking about heading out here in a few minutes to see what I can see.

14 comments:

Sandra said...

insulated backing and i had some do the same thing a few years ago, but mine i could see the spots where the rubber disappeared and it drove me nuts because when the sun was shining i could see it. i did the same thing with a shower curtain. hubby painted the bathroom and i wanted new curtains/shower curtain and since those have been there for 22 years, i hit the road today and came home with nothing and got mad and put the old ones back up and said stay there another 22 years.

I LOVE LOVE LOVE THE DEER

Judy said...

Oh no, that's a bummer about your drapes. I know the kind you're talking about my mom had that type.
We've been seeing a lot of deer lately.

Ellie said...

Oh dear, how annoying. That's probably the last thing you need to think about buying at this time of the year.
Hope you find something you like soon!!!

EG Wow said...

Oh dear! I hate it when I feel pressured to find something! Best of luck, Rose!

Ginny said...

I have the same drapes, the backing is some kind of insulation as well. I think hot water will partially melt the plastic in the backing when they are old, but I'm not positive about this. I have avoided all this, because i have never washed mine!

Montanagirl said...

That's a real drag about your drapes. I used to own some of those - can't think what they're called either.

Gill - That British Woman said...

we are lucky we don't need drapes in this house. Can you wait until Boxing Day when the good sales are on,

Gill in Canada

Linda G. said...

I have a difficult time with curtains / drapes too ... What I have hanging is okay, but I would really like something different; can't find anything I like though. Nice pictures of the deer!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Oh Rose, I am so sorry--but it happens to all of us. I have had those insulated drapes in past... Nice--but hard to wash.

The drapes in our Great Room were here when we bought the house. They were nice ones --but I am afraid to take them down to get them dry cleaned (not washable)... IF and when I ever do--I'm sure I'll be buying new drapes. So far though, they work fine and are in good shape (other than being dirty I'm sure).... ha ha

Good Luck finding what you want.
Hugs,
Betsy

Susan said...

Those kind of curtains insulate from heat and cold. Also make a room really dark if you want. I've had them stick together also. Irritating. Just take your time, what you really want will come your way! Love the pictures of the deer.

Lois Evensen said...

I agree with all of the above that the deer are wonderful. :)

I once had drapes with the insulation, too. I haven't had them for years - in fact not since I moved into this house 33 years ago - but I do remember the time I washed them and they stuck together the way you described. Bummer. :(

Cheryl @ The Farmer's Daughter said...

Oh, I hate when things like that happen. Especially when things are so busy this time of year and you have to take time to look for something you didn't expect to have to have. I need some new draperies, too, but like you I haven't found anything I really like. Good luck!
The deer photos are great!

Carletta said...

The deer I've seen lately are mostly glimpses. I'm hoping when most of deer season is over they will be more comfortable coming out of the woods. A little one found the scattered birdseed under the feeder so I'm sure it will remember where to come. :)
Was that particular curtain on a window that received more sun? I know that happens.

Caron said...

I sympathize as it took me forever to find drapes.