A couple of years ago, it was Stitchery ornaments, then another year I made 51 cross-stitch ornaments, last year I made little apron ornaments and 42 sand filled doorstops (appreciated by all who received one)
Earlier in my pre-Christmas frenzy of making small gifts, it was coasters. All of a sudden, this past week, it appears to be table runners for work colleagues.
I've already shown you the one made in Christmas fabrics for the lovely lady who brings me bread. This week, my boss (the bestest boss I've ever had) resigns, not only did I locate the most fitting corporate farewell gift (a movie poster about the Sunbury Pop Festival in 1972 - for a guy who's passion is the Australian Music Industry of the 1970's), but I've designed and finished a tablerunner for him.
I am so stunned that it worked out so well. I know that a tablerunner is not a great 'guy' present, but I know he'll appreciate the work that has gone into it.
So therefore, what could I do this afternoon? Make more dining room chair covers? Finish stitching my Heirloom Christmas Tablecloth?? Finish a small snowman ornament??
No... Of course not. I put pen to graph paper and design another tablerunner. I play with the coloured pencils and come up with two colourways - perfect - I have 2 other workmates that really deserve a more substantial present than coasters.....
I've put one together, it's a simple matter of chain piecing and stitiching in rows, but I've no idea how to finish off the edges - I've got to look at batting and backing choices. I don't want to play with bias binding, but that may be the only option. I'll sleep on it and finish it off during the week.
Anybody have any ideas how to finish the edges off??? Something simple???
Also - keep an eye out in the New Year - I've got a small gift almost ready - If you have a look on the side-bar - you'll see that I'm almost up to my 2nd blogaversary. Let us all get over the Christmas excitement before I offer up a small stitchers gift.