Tuesday, December 07, 2010

long lost projects...







My patchwork Christmas table runner is finally,
finally done.  It was four years ago that I 
picked up a couple Christmasy fabrics with the
idea of making one.  Every year I would forget about
it until December, and by then I would be too busy
to make any progress on it.
This year I was determined to finish it...no matter what.
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Do you have any projects in limbo? 

26 comments:

  1. I have a knitted wrap that I started after Christmas two years ago. The plan was to wear it to the next year's "office" Christmas party. Well, that party is on Thursday night. While I've done a lot on it this year, it's still far from being finished. Maybe next year.

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  2. It was worth the wait. I love all the colors and it looks so cheerful sitting on the table.

    I have a few projects like that. It always feels so good when it's finally finished!

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  3. I love the tablecloth.....the square with the Dec calendar on it is so original adds such a special touch......

    Oh, I have many unfinished projects....knitting, weaving, sewing...do I need to add more? hahahha

    Maybe we will get alot of snow and I can sit by the fire and work on them.....

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  4. What a wonderful runner! Looks like you used some old dish towels? Great idea, and what a great kitchen too. Looks big and roomy.

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  5. I have several unfinished quilts one about as old if not older than your runnera was started in my teaching myself to quilt years ago before I figured out that you need to buy all your fabric at once or it won't be there when you go back. Others are just waiting for room to lay out the backing and batting.

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  6. That is beautiful...I love all the fabrics you used.

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  7. It is so pretty. I love the greens in it!!!!

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  8. I started a pair of felted slippers...at least 4 yrs ago (first one still on the circular needles...) oh well! ;o)

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  9. I love it! I've got a few projects in limbo right now. One is a flannel, button-up shirt that I really wanted to wear over Christmas, but it looks like it will remain in limbo.

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  10. Beautiful table runner...it looks wonderful in your kitchen.

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  11. More than I care to admit to! First and foremost is my goddaughter's quilt (she's six months old), my grandson's blanket, four scrapbooks... and so much more. I love your table runner, so festive and pretty... it was definitely worth the wait, right?

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  12. We can't discuss how many projects are in limbo...

    but I WILL say that your runner is GORGEOUS!!! Love it!!!

    ;-D robelyn

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  13. Do I have projects in limbo? I can not begin to count them. I am binding a quilt that I started a good six or seven years ago. I finally decided to send my quilts out to be quilted, because I am so far behind. I am so glad that I made that decision.

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  14. Oh honey, you have no idea!

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  15. Love the new Christmas-y banner. Love the sweet simplicity of the table runner. Aaaaah!

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  16. YES!! I started a patchwork crib quilt for my first daughter when I was pregnant with her. I finally finished the top 2 years ago, but still haven't got the batting or the back fabric and quilted the thing together and she just turned 5 last month!

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  17. I love the randomness of your table runner. It makes it all the more charming.

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  18. some things have a longer gestation period than others!
    what is the backing and did you do any fusing?
    it's beautiful as your banner, too.
    thanks!

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  19. Aloha Deb, I love your table runner, it's beautiful.
    Yes, I have projects still waiting to be completed. In fact I completed one that I had for a year and just recently completed and posted on my blog. I have more that I'm getting to, however slowly.
    TFS and have a Merry Christmas.

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  20. Pretty runner! Yes, a few years back I started piecing some Jacob's Ladder quilt blocks by hand. (Just a dozen for a small quilt.) It was being tedious to me for some reason, and I finally put them away and they sat for a long time. Well, I finally got my machine going recently, and have delved back into a lot of quilt projects. One was to finish those Jacob's Ladder blocks! So I finished piecing them by MACHINE, and it went so much easier and quicker! Got them arranged into a little quilt top, and will start quilting it soon. So it'll FINALLY (LOL) be finished. :)

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  21. I like your runner. The calendar piece is a great touch. I recently finished an apron that had been sitting around forrrrrever. I think we all have a few of those projects haunting us. lol
    Debbie

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  22. I like!
    I always like your Advent candles too.

    jody

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  23. I'm a bit behind here, but I also wanted to say how very pretty your Christmas runner looks. The December calendar is a wonderful idea.
    Another reader asked if you used a backing or fusing. I'd be interested in knowing that answer as well.
    Happy New Year!

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Thank you for taking time to leave a comment--I love reading each and every one! I will try to answer any questions you have in the comment section. Due to the amount of spam, I am sadly no longer able to accept Anonymous comments....Kindly, Deb

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