Friday, August 19, 2011

Hardanger Bargello Table Runner Progress...

Thanks to Jean over at Jean Creates asking what had I been working on over the summer or recently; got me thinking of all that I need to do to fulfill those deadlines and goals.  I love spending time with my kids during the summer.  I love not having to get up at 5:30 or 6:00am.  I love that the kids are old enough to fix themselves breakfast and lunch.  So, all I have to do is make a killer dinner!  I love not having to flee to pick them up at 2:30.  

All this, however, comes with a price.  I don't sew.  I have been so fortunate this Ramadan or August to have a part time maid come in and clean the house for me.  I still have lots to do but it sure has given me some free time.

My dryer started to squeak really loudly and now I have to change it out and there isn't any American sized dryer available in all of Oman.  'After Eid' says the young Yahyah! (the guy's name).  So, I run the dryer when the man isn't home as he doesn't like the squeak.  I keep an eye on it so it doesn't explode on me.  But then, this is said by the girl who eats expired yogurt and is sick for a day or two!

Anyway, Jean found my blog somehow and has been an avid follower and commenter and I love it!  Thank you Jean.

So, without further is my Hardanger Bargello Table Runner in progress.

Here is the complete top.  It is a LOT of work people.  I also damaged my right arm with so much hand work years ago and this is the only thing that I do regularly anymore by hand.  Quilting is all by machine.  However, there are always exceptions!

This is a little closer and the color is closer to this picture.  The color of the fabric and thread is a light lavender and very pretty.  I have two more colors to add and there will be an intricate design sewn in.

What have I done with it this summer?  I finished the outline of the piece.  I know it doesn't look like much, but it was just a lot of work.  I have all these loose threads to anchor still and then I missed one little section that I have to go back to do and then I have to figure out the next step.  

All in all, I am pleased with myself.  I love this work and can't wait to buy a little round table to put this on when finished!

Thanks for stopping by.  Off to make THREE cakes for the family!

To make this a little fun, can anyone find the break in the pattern where I missed some stitches?  It repeats so you have to tell me how many times I missed this! 


I'll give you until Sunday night, Middle East time so GMT+4.  Doesn't that sound cool?  GMT+4....


Abbi said...
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Anonymous said...

I think I know it :D Out of the 4 sides of this. One is complete and 3 are not. The centre part of each side where its stitched as a big V on the outer side on the 3 inner sides the small V is missing..hehe I hope I have explained it the right way :S

Jean said...

did u say cake? Yum! I'm coming over!Thanks for the bloggy love, my dear. I can't wait to see more with this project!


Wendy said...

How beautiful! Could you take some close up shots for us? I'm planning on trying Hardanger for the first time this week and I'd love to see close up shots of your work.

Coffeebean's Dailies said...

Sure thing Wendy. I just need to cook and will get to it later this evening!

Thank you for stopping by and commenting!

Chick Flick Journal said...

very pretty mashAllah

Coffeebean's Dailies said...

CFJ: Thank you. I really enjoy working on this craft!