But I figured it can't be that hard. I mean, Jodi seems to pound one out every weekend. Well, I have a new found admiration for those of you regularly making runners, because this took me much longer than a weekend.
First, a few pictures and then some details:I asked Kashoan what color scheme she wanted. I'm not sure but her exact words may have been, "I don't know. Whatever." I chose for her. Green, red, and yellow/gold. Essentially this was very easy to make, just a lot of straight line sewing, which, not to toot my own horn, I've gotten pretty skilled at. (Toot Toot.) Plus, I didn't use precise measurements on each individual strip, so they're all wonky. I did this for two reasons: One being that I like wonky, two being that I'm far too lazy to do it any other way.
It was time consuming though. Although it looks as if there is no rhyme or reason to the pattern, I did work very hard to make sure that there was never too much red in one section or that the florals were never overpowering.I didn't buy any new fabric for this project, all of it came from my stash or from shirts I can no longer wear because I dribbled coffee down the front of them one too many times.
I wanted the flip side to be a bit more modern so I backed it in this Ikea bird fabric:(I suppose it would have been nice if I'd ironed it before taking the picture, but whatever.)
Kashoan received her table runner today and claims to love it, so I'm pleased. Even though it was a new-to-me project, I had a lot of fun making it. It was one of those semi mindless, kind of stress reducing projects that I can do while watching Law and Order. (Note:: If I can do it while watching L & O, it's probably gonna get done.) Now I want to make more table runners, but I can't make them for myself because my cat will just lay on them. There are no rules against such things in my house. So if I come to you and slyly ask what the measurements of your dinner table are, then you know what's up.
Now onto my pendant.
I was so excited by the prospect of new jewelry. Jewelry isn't in my budget right now. (Things that are in my budget: debt reduction and saving for a second car. POO!) I had trouble deciding which word to choose. I didn't want anything too sticky sweet or overtly upbeat, that just isn't me. So after much discussion with Jay and Kashoan, I finally decided on resilient. (Able to withstand or recover quickly from difficult conditions.)I think it fits me perfectly.