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Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Father Christmas Table Runner, Cross Stitch and Friday-Night-Sew-In Plans.

Hello,

I have got back into sewing. I finished quilting and putting the binding on this table runner on Monday night.




Doesn't Father Christmas just want to make you smile!!!

I used some of the material I won from Jen .The pattern called for holly and berries on each edge block but I decided against this as it would hide the lovely material. This one will probably go on the coffee table for the Christmas season. The runner measures  40 inches long by 20.5 inches wide.

Last week we picked up my cross stitch from the framers. I was so happy when I saw it because I wasn't able to drop it of at the framers. Bonnie and David chose the frame. Great job guys. I want to get back into doing some cross stitch but have to finish a few things of first.

I have been going through things in the sewing room. I found this UFO. It belongs to my Mum. She doesn't like hand sewing very much. Whereas I just love it. I will be finishing this of and most probably putting it on the side of a tote bag. I will be doing this on Friday-Night-Sew-In. Did you know there are two nights this month. To help you finish of projects for Christmas or just for the year. Check out Heidi's blog for the details and for registering your name.

Happy days.
Bev C

13 comments:

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Great table runner Bev...and yes that Santa makes you want to smile!!! Beautiful cross stitch...I have some I want to finish off to...perhaps next year...Dzintra♥x

Notjustnat said...

What a nice Santa table runner. He has a very sweet face. Good to see you are back to stitching again Bev. Congrats on finishing the sampler. I used to do a lot of cross stitches, but they are now in the ufos box, must bring them out again sometimes.
Hugs
Nat

bluebird-lyn said...

Hello Bev, enjoyed reading your post...some lovely finishes...the Sampler Cross Stitch is gorgeous...would sit well in my living room...grin...Hugs Lyn

Michelle said...

I love your cross stitch, the frame is perfect, and I agree it would look right at home in my house too!!!

CJ Stitching and Blooms said...

Hello Bev. Your Christmas Table Runner is very pretty and your cross stitch sampler is glorous and looks super in that frame. Big Hugs Judy

Sue said...

I love your Father Christmas table runner. That is so cute.

I love hand stitching myself. It's relaxing. Been doing a lot of that today.

Merry Christmas!

Karen said...

The table runner is great. They are really gorgeous santas.
Love the cross stitch. It's always good to get them finished and framed.

BubzRugz said...

I agree, the frame is perfect to show off your sampler... looks good... Father Christmas is very jolly....
Hugz

Terriaw said...

Great table runner! I love his big beard and that adorable star dangling from his hat. This would look fabulous on a coffee table! Love your cross stitch sampler, especially that cute lil angel in the center. So cool to see if framed now.

Melissa said...

Love your table runner and your cross stitch was certainly worth framing!!!

teresa said...

The cross stitch looks wonderful in the frame... Nice to have it completely finished! I love your Santa tablerunner... it certainly made me smile!

Chookyblue...... said...

the cross stitch is beautiful........framed well.......I have been reinspired to get some cross stitches finished and start another one........

Tarnyia said...

The runner is fantastic.. love it xxx