We've been working hard to make our new home "homey." As I mentioned in an earlier post, it's all one big room (except, happily, the bathroom is a private walled off corner), and we've had to create some sense of rooms within the one big room. I used my bookcases - of which I have many, thanks to the carpentry skill of Allen and the kids - to create walls. Rachel attached woven mats to the backs of the bookcases, since they all have open backs.
Allen and the kids also made and painted my kitchen countertops, and Rachel took a trip to the nearby city of Santa Rosa de Copan, purchased fabric, and created curtains for the cupboards. We do have serious dust issues, so covering the cabinet openings is important. We also like the less-cluttered look of not seeing everything in the cabinets.
There are still several more cabinet openings which need curtains. Rachel is taking a bit of time every day out of her schoolwork to finish these for me. I'll try to post a picture of the entire kitchen when she has finished.