Monday, August 20, 2012

A finished project

This runner has been on my "to finish" list for a couple of years now.  I am so pleased to have completed it.  My daughter loves chickadees, and I had wanted to make this for her birthday a couple of years ago.  When I bought the kit online, I mistakenly thought it was stamped cross stitch and embroidery.  I obviously didn't look too closely, for it was stamped embroidery, nearly all of it in satin stitch.
End motifs are like this

Entire runner -- I took this pic with the runner spread out on the floor.
I plan to give this to my daughter the next time I see her.  She can then put it away to have ready when the Christmas season arrives.  I'm not too worried about spoiling the surprise, as she seldom checks my Christmas blog, but even if she should happen to see it here, she will still be surprised by it, I guess.
One of the side motifs
It's a wonderful feeling to have finished this project at last!


  1. Oh my, your daughter will be so pleased! It is gorgeous! You did a splendid job of the runner!
    I love chickadees too and English robins, as they are like chickadees in their size and shape. According to my uncle, who hails from England, they are very much like our chickadees. I would love to see a real one!
    Thanks for sharing and enjoy your day.


  2. Sandi,

    Thank you so much for your kind, kind words about the runner. It was work. I must say satin stitch is not my favorite stitch to do. I am so relieved and thankful to have finished this project.

    I'm sure I have seen English robins in various illustrations. I too would enjoy seeing a real one.

    Thanks so much for stopping by to see my finished project!

    God bless,

  3. She will love it, you did a beautiful job on it!

  4. Anonymous10:48 PM

    Mrs. T - it is beautiful! Such lovely, lovely stitching. Your daughter will be thrilled with it, I'm sure.


  5. Les and Vicki,

    Thanks for stopping by and for leaving such sweet comments. It's such a relief to have finished this project at last. The kit also contained 2 round matching doily-like pieces, but I don't think I will even attempt to make them. The rest of the kit will probably go to a local thrift store unless my daughter wants to tackle them herself!

    Thanks again for stopping by! Please come visit my Christmas kitchen anytime!

  6. Great job, Mrs. T! I know that lovely feeling of finally getting a project done :-) Enjoy it!

  7. Thanks, Mary Ann! It's always so nice to see you here! You are such an encourager. Have a wonderful day!!

  8. What a beutiful runner. The threadwork is awesome! It's going to be a terrific gift.....

  9. Thanks, Linda! I am glad you like the runner. Thanks for stopping in; I know how very busy you are right now!

  10. It's so cool to see this assembled. That sure was a lot of work. I'm sure your daughter will be so happy to receive this. I love to get projects done too... what a great feeling!

    Have a wonderful day!

  11. Hi Mrs. Doug!!

    Yes, it sure was a lot of work. You saw it in progress week after week at church! It's a great relief to have it finished and get on to something not quite so labor-intensive.

    Have a great day!

  12. I am sure your daughter will be overjoyed with this wonderful heartfelt gift!!



  13. Thanks, Deb, for the kind words about the runner. I am so thankful to have it finished. It was not one of those projects that are a lot of fun to do. I did give it to my daughter a couple of days ago and she was very pleased with it indeed.

    Have a wonderful week!


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