Christmas Table Runner
I debated whether to call this post what I did, or “Adios I Don’t Need You Anymore,” but I thought I might convey the idea that I’m checking out. I’m not going anywhere, THIS is what I meant:
These are the drugs I no longer have to take. Three meds for the asthma that I had for 25 years. The Advair is hideously expensive and makes the drug company billions every year. Bye-bye, Big Pharma! The prescription on the right is for migraine—if I took that at the first sign (visual aura) I could knock some of the fury out of it, but the drug made me feel SO AWFUL for about six hours that sometimes I made the conscious decision to suffer through the full-blown migraine because I hated it so much. Once I took two by mistake thinking they were Excedrin because they look alike, and I felt so bad I almost went to the hospital. I lost so many days over the last 10 years to debilitating migraines. But now I don’t need you, either! Bye-bye and good riddance! The other stuff is OTC, but I don’t take them either because I no longer have chronic joint pain and stiffness, and I sleep great every night. I think I’ve had one headache in six months.
Okay, so here’s the table runner I’m working on:
The strips on the left/bottom have been sewn together, the others are in the queue. I spent some time cogitating designs and I had one all set to go, but yesterday I went to Scrabble Club, and while there I used the ladies’ room and noticed the tiles on the wall had been cut to varying widths and lengths and I just liked it. So that’s what I did.
Here’s a close-up:
The narrowest strips are 1” wide finished. The greens look black, and the strips are actually straight, unlike how they look in the photo. I am using the crappy camera, obviously. All the fabrics are metallic, but the camera doesn’t pick that up, either.
I am deciding whether to use hot-fix crystals (rhinestones) or snowflake sequins for sparkle. I think the crystals. I also have some white beads that could look like snow, but that requires hand sewing and I don’t know if I want to put that much effort into it.
It feels good to get my hands back into fabric.