Cold Winter memories. Remembered living on the 'home ranch' near Endiang in the 50's as a young child and the truly bitter cold in a house with minimal insulation. Living in Saskatoon in the mid 50's in a WWII returning soldiers style tiny house, again minimal insulation and it was also bitterly cold. Family moved to Williams Lake in the very late 50's through the 60's and 70's and again there was absolutely freezing cold winter weather. Deep snow. I remember snow to the top of the windows and shovelled high walled paths from the door to the roads.
Over those many years my Mom made and used door coverings to help block the cold that seeped in through the door frames. We had home made cold air stoppers for the bottoms of doors. Curtains were hung in interior door openings to close off parts of the house to conserve heat.
Charged my drill (that slowed down the project somewhat). Found the right bit to go with my wood screws. Gathered my tools and short aluminum ladder (garage sale treasure, so very useful for changing light bulbs and reaching into top cabinets and tops of fridges).
Hand sewed the blanket to the back of the curtain, used doubled heavy duty cotton thread and a curved upholstery needle, while my drill charged.
Moved my supplies downstairs. Step stool was just the right height. Used 6 screws to hang the hooks. Slid the curtain rings onto the dowel, rested the dowel on the hooks. Done. Draft cut way back.
Added bonus, when the curtain is removed there are several hooks ready for jackets and outdoor gear.
My cold air stopper (made many years ago) from a piece of vintage fabric; sewed a tube a bit longer than a door opening (about 32 inches), stuffed it tightly with fabric scraps, sewed the end shut. Useful.
Quick project. Already notice a reduction in the cold that was blasting through the edges of the basement door.
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