Monday, October 18, 2010

"Fruit" From the Waiting Room

What do you do in a waiting room? From what I have seen the last several years, most people read, talk to other people waiting, watch T.V., or knit. I've done my share of reading. I mostly do a lot of handwork. This summer, just before Father's Day I started on a table runner. When I knew I would be hours in hospital waiting rooms and doctors offices, I grabbed the project, thankful that I had something started. I finally finished. I kind of like it on the back of the couch (the couch is another story and soon to be recovered).
The base fabric is natural linen. Old washed wool scraps were appliqued on in an overhand stitch.

Bound in homespun cotton. Here and there some embroidery stitches are worked into the design.
A reminder of warm summer days.



9 comments:

Look beyond the picket fence said...

I love all your creations! This looks great over the couch. It is nice that you can move it around to different places in the house. Beautiful work.
denise

Christine said...

You've done a fantastic job on the runner. Beautiful, and worth the wait in some sense!!

Debbie said...

Thank you Denise and Christine. I love that sort of handwork. I try to have something to pick up and work on. It is relaxing for me.
Debbie

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krista said...

This is beautiful!

A Romantic Porch said...

I really really like it on the back of the sofa. xo rachle

A Romantic Porch said...

well actually I spell my name "rachel" I guess my fingers got tongue tangled in the previous post! xo rachel

Mindy said...

Very nice! I really like the runner! Looks great on your couch!

Paula said...

Oh! I love it!!