Sunday, December 22, 2013

Tablerunners complete - Times Six

So another long period of zero blogging has passed. Truthfully, not alot of creativeness has occurred. My father had a fall in late October and after a succession of setbacks he lost his battle to overcome all he had faced in the last two months. It is an incredibly sad time but I'm also comforted in the fact I had this man in my life for 39 fabulous years to that I am very grateful. He also got to meet my three children who were the lights in his life, he could never stop talking about them. I only hope he is watching from above as they grow into the beautiful little people they are.
Anyway, in my last post I mentioned I was making some table runners for the carers at the children's occasional care centre. For one morning a week for the last four years, first my middle child then the little one attended this fabulous centre.
Warning, picture overload

I wanted to make something to show my appreciation to these fabulous woman whom my kids adored. I think they liked them.

The backing with its little thank you stitching was also made from the Charm squares of Kate and Birdie Paper Co's 'Winters Lane' fabric. I'm totally in love with this fabric. Such beautiful subdued hues of Christmas colours with these accents of red. 

I made another one with a green binding (which I think I prefer) for my mother-in-law's friend who sometimes comes over to watch my little one for two hours or so whilst I run around crazy. This special time I get alone recently allowed me to spend my last hour with my father in Intensive care. To that I am immensely grateful. I was able to talk with him and hold his hand as he fought hard. If only I had known it would be my last hour though I would never have left. 

I ran out of the red Winters Lane binding fabric so went with a subdued green which I thought blended well. This was from the Moda line Chloe's closet. 

I backed this one with a plain homespun from A day in the Country.

This was also my first attempt at Machine binding and I now think I am hooked.

So not the most productive year, I'm hoping 2014 will be doubled in production terms.
I want to wish anyone reading this a very Merry Christmas to you and your families. I also wish you a safe, happy and healthy 2014.
Happy Stitching


Anonymous said...

My heart is heavy for your loss Susie,i am so sorry for your loss of a wonderful dad.
Love the runners you made i am sure they will be well recieved.
Merry xmas to you and your hubby and those beautiful kiddies you have and also a safe and happy new year.xx

lousnewsandcraftycreations said...

Treasure the happy memories of your lovely dad,they will see you through this terrible time.
Your table runners are all beautiful.
Meryl Christmas to you all Susie,and a happy New Year.xx

Sharon - Lilabelle Lane said...

The memories you hold you will treasure forever. Marry Christmas to you and your family. Hugs Sharon ...... Beautiful Table runners but you know that already :o) hugs

Nicky said...

I am so sorry to hear your sad news Susie. Our Dads are so special to us, and it sounds like your Dad was wonderful and will be so sadly missed. Thinking of you all....
I love your runners, you are a sweet person to go to so much effort to say thanks, the ladies would have all been thrilled I'm sure.
Merry Christmas to you and your family xx

Chookyblue...... said...

so sorry to hear you have just lost your Dad..............