Saturday, November 9, 2013

Grateful For...

My goal was to finish my 'Grateful For' table runner by the beginning of November and I did it! And I love it! Here is a quick but picture heavy post of my finished table runner....
Machine stitching the binding while watching 'The Sound of Music'...
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Outside on a gorgeous day (Oct 31st) hand stitching the binding on..
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And here it is finished by November 1st.
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I didn't have a plan for the pattern and no measuring was done while I was making it so I was shocked when I laid it on the table and it fit perfectly.
Some close ups..
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I added Alvin, the chipmunk that lives in our yard.
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And my son has named all the squirrels in our yard Jeffrey .. so I added them too.
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My label on the cutest pumpkin fabric..surrounded by bees.

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If you don't know the story behind my runner... last year I had my little family list a few things that they were grateful or thankful for. I wrote them on muslin and hand embroidered them. I was hoping to make them into a table runner last year for Thanksgiving but they sat in my sewing bag for a year.  So this year I was determined to get my table runner done by the 1st of November.
Done!
And I'm in love with it!
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I may even keep it on the table year round. 

9 comments:

Lisa said...

It's beautiful, Amy! I think I'd want to leave it up year round, too. Looks perfect on your table.

Barb said...

That is an incredible runner. So full of meaning and so pretty!

Manuela said...

Your tablerunner looks great.

Greetings, Manuela

Quilt'n Frenzy said...

Looks great! What a great idea!

Andrea said...

It's beautiful.

Robin said...

What a beautiful table runner you have created, Amy! I would leave it out all year.

Robin in Virginia

Crystal Rhew Staley said...

So pretty. It looks great!

Jan Gartlan said...

Well done. That is gorgeous.

Donna said...

Just beautiful and what a memory it will be,