I told myself ....
"I'm not going to make any holiday gifts or
seasonal crafts this year."
My friends and I have ENOUGH!
I know that sounds strange coming from a
CRAFTY blogger. :)
Life is BUSY.
I wanted to TAKE OFF the pressure.
FOCUS on the important stuff.
I was doing really good until I saw this.
Then I tried one snowflake...
I was hooked.
It was a fairly easy project.
I used some old red fabric that had
little gold dots on one side.
I didn't like those sparkly dots....
so I used the backside!
The lime green is linen.
I love linen on the table.
Guess what this is on the back????
I even had some lime green cotton
that matches almost perfectly
for the binding!
spending A DIME!
Sometimes it's FUN to eat your words.
And you know what???
I'll probably EAT my WORDS
a FEW more times before CHRISTMAS.
There are just TOO many inspiring things
floating around BLOGLAND!
I'll try NOT to get too
DISTRACTED on the FUN things
and TRY to focus on the
Do you have this FOCUS problem
I realized AFTER
fiddling with ironing selvages for this project
that I have a very BIG roll of
white bias tape that would have worked
I'll try to remember to use it next time!
I wonder if there'll BE a next time??
I think there will!
Thanks for the tutorial on these snowflakes Riel!
I used 6" squares for the snowflakes.
3" wide strips for the sashing.
I'm loving my new table runner!
Adding this post to some show and tells today
AmandaJean's, Sarah's, Karen's and Amy's blogs.
Seems there are LOTS of parties in blogland!
I love it! So bright and fun :)ReplyDelete
You are having fun with your quilting and that's an important step many forget. I don't think that is a focus problem.ReplyDelete
Love it Beth! Simply beautiful. Is it mean to say I'm kinda hoping you'll eat your words again and again and again? hee heeReplyDelete
Seriously love seeing what you make. You're sew inspiring!
Do you even live anywhere near snow? I didn't think so. Maybe that tablerunner would be happier up here in the great white north....it's lovely and I think I'm inspired to try one...but maybe with the bias tape.ReplyDelete
I love this and need one for my own house. Guess I have to add it to the infinately growing to do list!ReplyDelete
The green looks gorgeous with the red. I wouldn't normally think of a lime green for xmas but it totally works.
I saw that tutorial and yes I get distracted when I see things. I just finished telling myself this week that I have to slow down because I'm feeling a little over whelmed--one of those weeks.ReplyDelete
It is such a pretty runner that I think it was worth it. I'll resist this one while I'm tryig to finish some other gifts.
Ooohh...I like this a lot. Now you will definitely have to make another one since you found that extra bias tape!ReplyDelete
That's really nice!!ReplyDelete
Mwhahahahahahaha !!!!! Gotcha. hee, hee. It looks so great -- crisp and fresh and Christmasy !!!!ReplyDelete
No wonder you needed to make it, I love the snowflakes, they look like fun. The green linen is wonderful.ReplyDelete
Love it Beth. I think I also would use the bias tape next time.ReplyDelete
So cute! You have a great stash!ReplyDelete
Beth, I love love love this runner! Thanks for posting a link to the tutorial, too! Whoop whoop!!ReplyDelete
Absolutely beautiful! Now I need to make one too...ReplyDelete
It's great! And sometimes you just have to do what you're in the mood to do! (Yes, I have that focus thing going on, too. lol)ReplyDelete
What a great runner! And thanks for linking to the tutorial!ReplyDelete
What a great job you did on such a pretty runner!ReplyDelete
uhoh those are really too darn cute!! I think I'm going to have to add this one to my holiday sewing list, I love it!!ReplyDelete
This is so fun & festive! I think you can forgive yourself for wandering off the path for this too cute project!ReplyDelete
Oh, this is so beautiful! I'm glad that you ate your words. :-)ReplyDelete
Good thing you ate your words. It is beautiful. HugsReplyDelete
Those colors are SOOOO timeless!! Lovin' it!!ReplyDelete
Those are really too cute, Well, I think I'm going to have to add this one to my holiday sewing list, It is so easy to make without cutting any corners.ReplyDelete
oh my goodness these snowflakes are so cool...this looks amazingReplyDelete
This is beautiful!!!ReplyDelete
This is so fun Beth!!! I can see why you had a hard time resisting this project. Love the shade of green!ReplyDelete
wow...this looks gorgeous...i love that red and green comboReplyDelete
Just now seeing this—I love it! How could you not break down and make one? So festive and fun—just lovely.ReplyDelete