I'm back- nobody even knew I was gone!- after a minor medical procedure, my world started spinning after a bad reaction to the painkiller I was prescribed, and it took five days to start to feel like myself again. Yesterday I didn't try to sew much- I didn't quite trust myself to cut fabric!- so I went for a ride and delivered projects that were completed before I took off.
For the wide valance/shade, I showed the client the following pictures of approximately 90" wide shades so she could decide which variation she preferred. As you can see, she chose the flat version with the least droop.
The workroom shelf messiness from 10 months ago looks oddly similar to its current state, doesn't it?