I put one of those schemes to rest a few minutes ago. Years ago, I bought a huge roll of gorgeous cabbage rose fabric, with no particular use for it in mind ... had to have it because I loved it and I knew I would kick myself for all eternity if I didn't buy it. I don't remember exactly what the price was, but I do remember that it was low enough to barely be a consideration in the decision process.
The selvage on the fabric says, "Cyrus Clark Co., Inc. 'Warrington' MCMXCIX"
Months ago (maybe longer than that), I was in the sewing room working on something else, and I spotted the roll of fabric leaning against the wall. I said to myself, "Self, this fabric would be awesome as drapes for the living room!"
That's as far as the idea went until this morning. I carried the fabric downstairs to the dining room, which is our room with the longest open space when I push the dining table over to the side, and rolled the fabric out to see how much of it is on the roll.
Maggie was helping.
I am excited to tell you that there is more than enough fabric to make the four panels necessary for living room drapes! I stopped rolling and measuring when I counted16 yards, and I hadn't reached the end of the roll. That's plenty.
Just like the process I described about decisions for our front porch railing, now that I know I have enough material for this project, I can put this idea to bed until it's time to actually do something about it. Frees up brain space to dream about other stuff.