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Saturday, June 16, 2012

"Saint Mary's Panoramic Table Runner."

Hello,

Another Friday-Night-Sew-In has been and gone. Last month I sewed during the day and this time I did as well. Not so many interruptions sewing during the day. I decided it was time to make the table runner using the the last piece of the "Mary MacKillop" fabric.

Final measurements for the runner are approx 54 inches by just over 14 inches.


I used the same backing for the runner as I did for the Doona cover I recently made. There is so much to look at on this runner and I am sure it will be a conversation piece on the table. Great to have a finish for the end of the week.

This past week in West Australia has been a weather watcher's paradise. Several severe storms and a Tornado thrown in to the mix. Thankfully we have a calm weekend forecast. We were told to batten down the hatches and prepare our properties. We all did that and the next day I went out to the front garden to see how things had gone. Only one tree blown out by the wind. I was quite surprised to see something down close to the ground though....

"Picotee Cosmos"
The teeniest little "Picotee Cosmos" that had decided to bloom. This little plant is about 2 inches in height if that. They are supposed to grow between 1 to 2 metres. I guess the strange windy weather mixed with some long awaited rain it decided to bloom.

The big Brother/Sister decided to get into the act too.

Enjoy the rest of the weekend. Back on Monday with "Happy Monday."

Happy days.
Bev C

10 comments:

Fiona said...

The runner is great... the fabric was such a great find... glad you survived the storms okay... what a cutie pie Cosmos fighting through...
Hugz

Margaret said...

The table runner is a great talking piece so much on it and the lovely little cosmos bless its little roots popping up there to brighten our day.

Christine M said...

Your table runner is lovely Bev.

Michelle said...

It would be pretty hard to cut up such a gorgeous piece of fabric, it is perfect as a table runner... :O)

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Gorgeous table runner Bev! Isn't it funny what turns up in the garden at unexpected times...We had jonquils in May...enjoy your weekend xo

marina said...

Hope your weekend weather is more stable.
Your runner looks lovely.

Maria said...

Yes the table runner looks great. Cosmos are pretty tough flowers.

Charlie and Wendy said...

Hi Bev, your table runner is lovely and the little cosmos is beautiful, Wendy

Tarnyia said...

We had some wonderful rain all the way up here too and gladly none of the wild weather... I did travel to Perth on the Monday and there was rain and wind all the way down it was wonderful to see that the farmers have finally got some long awaited rain... it was looking pretty grim for them up till then xxx

Katherine said...

Visiting from FNSI and love the fabric you have used on your table runner. We couldn't believe what WA was getting last week either. Glad all is well