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Saturday, October 3, 2009

Liberty table runner and "Kathleen Harrop"


I started this machine embroidery a little while ago. Then my embroidery machine had to go into be serviced. I had the centre block already done so chose two more of the same design to go on the other two blocks. The designs are designed and digitized by Sue Box from her Golden Classic Collection. The Liberty prints had birds on them as well so this complimented the embroidery designs.
The liberty prints were two curtains samples which I had on hand. I used up all of it except for about a half inch strip. This was lovely material to sew with as it was slightly heavier than patchwork material. The final measurements of the runner is 37 inches long by 14 inches wide.

I found this multi-coloured rose which is a once only flower of its kind on "Kathleen Harrop" climbing rose the other week. I have waited to see if the other buds on the same stem would be the same but they are not. "Kathleen Harrop" is a Climbing Bourbon from 1919. This rose is a sport of "Zephirine Drouhin". It has semi-double pink blooms and is sweetly scented. It is also thornless which is great.
"Zephirine Drouhin" has very bright cerise pink flowers so I guess this is a bit of a throwback to its heritage.
I hope to get out into the garden this weekend. I know I have some painting to do as well.
Happy gardening.
Bev C


retdairyqueen said...

Nice runner and rose

Anonymous said...

That's an extraordinary runner - love the colors and what a unique rose!

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

What a gorgeous runner Bev...and what beaut fabric...I love it!!! Nice rose too...how unusual...Have a lovely Sunday, Dzintra♥x

Simone de Klerk said...

Such lovely embroideries and I love the tablerunner you made with them. Incredible!!!
The rose is very special.

chris said...

The rose is beautiful Bev, my roses have just started flowering and in a couple of weeks they will be quite a picture.

Mylene said...

What a beautiful table runner!

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

Your machine embroidery is lovely Bev - what a sweet table runner!!

Bobbie Lynn said...

Beautiful rose : ). You did a great job on the table runner. The embroideries go perfect with the beautiful fabric. You have been very busy in your sewing room. How wonderful. Happy sewing!