Sunday, July 07, 2024

Mid year holidays ...

I have two weeks of holidays ahead of me, and I'm pretty excited about it. There are a bunch of things I'd like to accomplish, which seems to always be the case when I find myself on leave. I don't always get everything done, but it gives me something to strive for. These holidays I'd like to get some new photos taken for the painted bead heads in my Etsy store, make some more felt ornaments, write up the pattern for the table runner I've just made, and if I get really enthusiastic I'm going to try and organise my pantry. Seems like a lot, I'll try not to make myself nervous!

With kind social media help, I selected and applied the binding on the table runner I shared with you last week. The general consensus was to use the red plaid fabric for the binding, and it does look pretty:

The table runner is very pink overall, and looks so nice on the table. I have some different fabrics in mind to make some more soon, so I'll share those as I can. I do love the plaid fabric you see in the picture, I have it in a slightly darker red colourway, and a brown and blue also. I'm so nervous about running out of the red especially as I just love plaid bindings. I hope I'll be able to find a suitable replacement sometime soon. I keep looking!

Here's a close up of the quilting and the binding:

I took these photos yesterday, I was so enjoying the filtered sunlight coming in through the bay window - we've had plenty of grey days lately so it was a nice change.

And the last picture for today, walking the dog this afternoon, the trees in the park across the road looked so colourful, I just had to share:

That's all from me on a chilly Sunday evening, I hope you're all having a lovely weekend xox


Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

I use that machine stitch or something close to it when I do a little machine quilting

dq said...

Wonderful to have a lovely park across the street.
Your table runner is pretty in the red plaid binding.
Deana at

Janet said...

The table runner looks perfect. Another finish for you. You will get everything done on your list, you are very diligent.
I forget you are in winter. What a lovely park to have across the street.
Here in Texas we are preparing for Hurricane/Tropical storm Beryl to come in early Monday morning. Would love some rain but not winds.
As always thank you for sharing, snuggle up and enjoy life.

loulee said...

Isn't it great that we can put out an appeal on facebook or another such platform and have a great response and loads of advice within minutes.
Your table runner is so very pretty and the plaid binding is perfect.

kiwikid said...

Beautiful table runner and I like the binding! I use the same stitch for quilting. Great walking the dog photo.


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