Below is a table runner I made for my friend, Stephanie. Since I forgot to take a picture before sending it off, Stephanie was kind enough to do that for me! I am amazed at how nicely it coordinates with her refurbished kitchen queen in her brand new workspace!
In the package I also included a little Easter treat! I found the pattern here while ordering some of Sherri's patterns. If you decide to make it, let me know as there are a couple of "adjustments" that need to be made as I discovered while making it. You can get two bags out of two fat quarters and they go really fast - lots of time to make one or two or more before Easter! I also included an embroidered tea towel, and again forgot to get a photo, but I'm sure you can hop on over to Loft Creations today and see it all.
Saturday was my friend, Ulla's birthday! I began making the runner below as part of Stephanie's "No Strings Attached" challenge. As it evolved, I knew who it would be perfect for - Ulla! She and Mr. K. live through very long and harsh winters in Finland, and I knew the bright, cheery colors in this would help lift their spirits as the days get longer and warmer! I also tried a new way of quilting - little freehad swirls! For never having done this and not having a defined plan when I started, I must say it turned out really well!
I also included this embroidered tea towel in Ulla's package! It's from a Crabapple Hill pattern by Meg Hawkey. One year at the Sew Expo I purchased quite a few tea towels and lots of trim knowing that when we retired they would make great hand-embroidery projects! And I love nothing more than working on this sort of thing in the evenings, while watching tv with Mr. Squash!
Would you believe I'm working on more secret projects? They are a lot of fun and I enjoy sharing with my wonderful blog friends all over the world!
Mr. Squash and I have also just completed a major project. Stay tuned as I will reveal it in a day or two!