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 ado...here 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 MIGHT SEND YOU A PRIZE OF SORTS!!??
I'll give you until Sunday night, Middle East time so GMT+4. Doesn't that sound cool? GMT+4....