Ask anyone who has had the dubious honor of living with me during the past 5 years: I love drapes! I love picking out drapery fabric, I love sewing drapes, I love moving drapes from window to window in my house until I finally decide that I don't like them anymore and I get to make drapes all over again. For anyone who has a stressful, particularly cerebral occupation, making drapes--which is kind of a no-brainer--is like therapy, but better than therapy because, of course, your mother's character is not called into question and after it's done, you have a lovely new element to a room in your house. If you are just starting to sew, I suggest that you make drapes your first project.... save for a few artful details, they really just are big rectangles. The ones pictured above are my most recent drapery project.