Recently a reader named Gillian left a comment and asked about the table runner that I started last year so I pulled it out, ironed the wrinkles and took some new pictures.
I was all gung ho on this project for months and then when the Fall leaves started to turn and I started decorating for Halloween I gave it up. I am slowly adding flowers and veggies to the center patchwork area and when I get enough added I will layer it with batting and start quilting.
I can just see it now, in my mind's eye, all finished and bound with black and white polka dot fabric. I have embroidered lettuce, cauliflower, tomatoes, onions, turnips, carrots, and am working on strawberries and flowers.
I just don't have enough hours in my days- this probably has at least 120 hours of hand embroidery in it and it will be something to keep and not sell. Of course I didn't plan for it to be this large of a project- I thought I was going to just whip it up in a week or so! In time for Easter last year I was thinking! heehee- well! Maybe next year!!!
There was no pattern- I cut the mushroom caps and stems free hand and then stitched them down and started embroidering! No lines just free needle work! It's liberating! o hoop either! Just sitting and stitching until it makes a picture.
It's like seeing an old friend.
I think I started spinning all hot and heavy and that's when my attention to this cooled off a bit.
I do love it and hope to finish it one day in the not too distant future, so thank you Gillian for asking about my progress and I will post it here when I get more done.
Happy Stitching, xo, calamity kim