Sunday, October 6, 2019

From The Back Shelf...




Finally and at last! This table runner has languished in the "unfinished project area" of the sewing room for a long time. I've always liked it, but didn't really have a plan for it. When I needed a thank-you gift for someone, I decided to finish and present it to them. A plan! That's how it is with a lot of my ongoing projects- they wait, and wait, and wait a little longer. Eventually they find their way to completion. So I'm not too hard on myself for having lots of projects in the works.




This one was so old that I had to have a quilting friend remind me of some of the details. We took a fusible applique class on a quilting cruise. And it's old enough that we hand cut all those fussy pieces. Die cutters were not yet trending when we did the project. So that's a lot of cutting! Longarmer Debra Johnston quilted it after I free-motion stitched all the edges of the design elements to prevent fraying. That's a lot of stitching!


And I received a gift from quilting friend Joanne Nolt who made this handy cross-body bag. I love the colors, and it's just the right size to carry what I need.



The back view shows the outside pocket, which is also convenient. I love these colors- did I mention that already? I recognized the Jane Sassaman fabric print she used. It's a favorite and I even have some of this in another color.


And yet another gift, this one from my daughter Joanna. It's "The Thinker". She makes me smile when I glance at her. She's an air plant that needs very little care- just a sunny window and a spritz of water from time to time. If you look closely in the photo at the upper left, you'll see Frosty the horse happily grazing in his paddock.


5 comments:

The Inside Stori said...

Sometimes these oldies but goodies provide great satisfaction when they are finally finished…Good job!

Celeste said...

Good to know old projects do get finished. Great work.

Powdered Toast Man said...

That reminds me that I need to get a table runner for my table.

Robbie said...

What a nice gift the table runner will make! It is lovely!!!! And your cross over purse! How cool is that. Love the air plant!!! You'll have to take pics ongoing.

Florida Farm Girl said...

It's amazing how those UFOs can accumulate over the years. I'm trying to reduce my stack as well. That table runner is lovely.