Thursday, March 1, 2012

~ New Table Runner On the Horizon ~

Happy March 1st! The weather here today has been gorgeous, temps in the lower 70's as I put together this post. The dogs and I took a short sash say around the yard earlier, now for the evening I'll be pinned to the desk, it was great to get out for just a bit.

You may recall I've been reworking the dining room, as a reminder you can revisit that post HERE.  It's taken on a life of it's own over the last few weeks. Last winter my girlfriend showed me this piece of fabric, I immediately fell in love with the design, the weight and color scheme. Never thinking in a million years it would be a piece I would use in the dining room. They say copying someone is the highest form of flattery.
I wanted a coordinating fabric for the back and chose the one on the left. The deep chocolate brown flows well with the dining room curtains. I hope you can see the deep blues,  rich greens and touches of red. All the colors I love to use around me.
Mr. P has shared a lot over the years his love for horses and those he had as a child. I was hoping he would say something positive about the fabric. He did folks said, "now that's kind of pretty." Trust me, from him that's high praise. lol... So, it's a win win situation.

Now, I just have to find the time to cut it out and put it together..
After looking at the pictures and playing around with the fabric, I'm now leaning towards 2 separate runners with napkins. The fabrics are good quality and quite heavy. So, now another decision has to be made before I begin. :-)) One runner or two? I would love to hear what you would do.
Until next time....


Linda @ A La Carte said...

That is some pretty fabric. I love the colors and can't wait to see what you make with it! Hugs, Linda

Pinky at Designs by Pinky said...

If you have enough fabric I would definitely make 2 runners! They are both beautiful fabrics so would make beautiful runners! I sure wish I could sew!!! Have a wonderful weekend, Lynne. Hope Mr. P. is doing OK. I think about you both, often. XO, Pinky

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Good evening my dear friend..Now girl do you have enough fabric to make 2 small pillows for your DR chairs and use the other with the horsey for a runner?? Just me thinking out loud again..WOW!! now I have a headache ha ha!! I wrote you a book today hope you got it..started it this morning having my coffee like I use to with you and ended with my lunch ha ha!! Love ya girl..give the 2 B's my best..Hugs and smiles Gloria

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

Beautiful fabric! I like Gloria's ideas, if you made pillows you could see them all year, not just when the table is set!

Hope all is going well for you, and yours.


Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

I LOVE that fabric with the English Country scenes on it. Wonderful. Heavens...if you can have TWO runners...then have them!