"Just living is not enough," said the butterfly. "One must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower."



-Hans Christian Andersen

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Stitch Me Up a Spring Runner

Hello everyone and thank you so much for visiting me today as I take part in my very first blog hop.  So exciting!  It's the Stitch Me Up blog hop hosted by Mdm Samm, Sew We Quilt, and Jane, Jane's Fabrics.  Thank you both for putting together a fun hop and such a great source of inspiration.  Everyone's creations are just lovely.  You all are so very talented.

For this hop we were provided wonderful designs to choose from.  The designs were created by Cyndi from Stitch, Stitch, Stitch, and Debbie from Busy as can Be.  The sponsors are Colonial needle and Presencia Threads.  I chose to stitch Bee Tree Designs, Elements, it has such a vintage look to me. I  love vintage embroidered linens and display them around my home.  This sweet design provided the perfect opportunity to stitch a Spring runner for my Easter table.  I used a pastel palette of presencia finca size 12 perle cotton and colonial needles for all of my embroidery. 


I love the simplicity of this design and the way it flows so I shaped the corners of my runner to enhance the look. The fabric is 100% linen backed with white Kona Cotton. 


I made a generously sized runner so that I could place my table decorations on it without covering up or obscuring the embroidery.


We're ready for our breakfast tea!  What a fun Hop...Thanks Mdm Samm and Jane for allowing me to participate.

Now I'm going to hop on over to visit these lovely blogs, please join me.

Kristin @ That Other Blog
Robin @ That Other Blog
Jane's Fabrics and Quilts
Dexter Days The World Through our Window
Sew Nicely
My Art, My So Called Life
Just Sew Sue
Co mne bavi
Life, Quilts, and a Cat too
Tea Time Creations
Read, Quilt, Cook, Pray
Cate's Linens
Shade Tree Quilting
Ladybug Dreams



67 comments:

Judy B said...

What a beautiful table runner, perfect for Easter and Spring! Thank you for sharing.

Patty C. said...

Just beautiful!!!

Britt-Inger said...

I love your table runner. It is so beautiful and well done. Thanks for sharing

Just Sew Sue said...

Gorgeous and so inspiring.

AnitaS said...

Your tablerunner is lovely and so elegant.

Cathy said...

Beautiful. Dainty and wonderful!

charlotte said...

How pretty! What a lovely idea for spring.

feltfree på Åsly said...

Beautiful your table runner.
Its looking very nice.
Thanks for sharing
Frederika

Sowing Stitches said...

Beautiful! The simplicity of the pattern truly allows your delighful stitching to shine like the sun! Your tablescape is so inviting and peaceful, if we were neighbors I would be knocking at your door this moment for breakfast tea! Thanks for sharing, Beulah

Frances said...

Than runner is so perfect for your Easter table. Your stitches and color choice are so lovely.

Jana said...

Wow! Your table runner took me to my grandma's kitchen. Thank you.

Jeanie said...

Lovely stitching, lovely runner, and lovely photography! Thanks for sharing!

Pauline said...

Perfect, what a show! You have a great eye for decorating. Have a Blessed Easter.

Judy Cooper Textile Images said...

Your runner is just beautiful! Very neatly done.

Just Quilt It said...

What an elegant table runner--your table looks beautiful. Lovely, lovely work.

Christine M said...

Your table runner is just beautiful. I love it! The white is so crisp and fresh looking. Thanks for sharing.

Mara said...

I want to come for some breakfast tea, mmmm.... your table just looks like it should be in a magazine.

Truffle queen said...

Stunning! I absolutely love your runner! It's on my "favorites" now - time to stitch one up! Thanks so much for sharing!

Fiesta said...

Beautiful and so sweet for spring

vicki said...

Your table runner is so pretty. It goes so well in your dining room, looks great with everything. thanks for sharing it. vickise at gmail dot com

Loralynn said...

I love your runner, it's so sweet! Perfect for spring time!

Pat said...

I love your table runner, great job!

Linda J said...

Gorgeous stitching and table runner in a gorgeous setting! Well done.

Thearica said...

That is simply gorgeous!

Carrie P. said...

It is gorgeous! thanks for sharing.

Julia said...

What a beautiful table runner..it brought back memories of my Grandmother teaching me how to embroider. Thanks for sharing!

Tammy said...

That turned out so pretty.

Carol said...

Your table runner is so elegant and beautiful...I love it! The stitching is perfect and it looks great on your table. Thanks for hopping with us.

Linda Coleman said...

That table is just too good to sit down at. Your table runner is superb.

Linda said...

Your table runner is beautiful! I love the rounded ends, too!

lauraluvsloons said...

Gorgeous springtime tablerunner. The embroidery work is terrific.

patchouli moon studio said...

Your runner looks so elegant on your lovely table.

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Oh my, that is just stunning! So, soft, pretty and elegant!

Brenda said...

This is beautiful! And it is so pretty setting on your table ready for Easter Sunday! What a blessing you must be to your family.

Sharon said...

Simply beautiful, you have taken me down memory lane...thank you

Sandy said...

I Love Your Table Runner and Table Setting! I'd Love to have Tea There!

apple blossom said...

beautiful table runner

Madame Samm said...

Hi Vee, please answer the door, are you still serving breakfast...I over here ....sewwequilt.com
Seriously...lovely stitching and lovely photo...what more can I say...

Debbie M said...

That is beautiful! I love it. You couldn't have done a better job! Its perfect.

krislovesfabric said...

Love the vintage look of this!

Kathy said...

Absolutely stunning! Beautiful job! Thank you for sharing.

Gill said...

What a beautiful runner - perfect for Easter!
Thank you for sharing!

Patty said...

Very pretty. I love this.

Kathy H said...

What an elegant table runner. It is beautiful and good idea to have it on the edge only so you can put things on top of it without covering up the beautiful stitching.

Beverly said...

I love what you did with the flowers. I just may pull mine out and do the them the same. thanks for sharing your fabulous stitching and your table runner is gorgeous and elegant!

Deb@asimplelifequilts said...

Stunning! I'd love to sit down at your beautiful table...

karen k said...

So pretty and just right for spring! Good job.

JudyCinNC said...

Did you use any sort of backing before stitching? Your work is so beautiful. Thanks to you for sharing with all of us. Judy C

Miss Nancy said...

Stunning, absolutely stunning! Beautiful stitching! Very well done! Thank you for sharing.

ukcitycrafter said...

What a lovely runner, I like how you've shaped the corners to compliment your embroidery.

ukcitycrafter@live.co.uk

Sandie @ crazy'boutquilts said...

Gorgeous! I love the stitches you used. :-)

Lou said...

Just beautiful!!! Looks antique!
Great job!

Robin said...

Simply stunning! It looks like a pic straight out of a magazine.

Cathi said...

That is an absolutely stunning table runner! Beautiful work!

madebymeinred said...

Lovely stitching with a delightful setting.

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

Beautiful table runner

sandra said...

What a lovely runner,it looks so elegant on your beautiful table.

LJ said...

Beautiful! The runner has a vintage feel which I like. Your sitching and stitches are done very well.

Jenny said...

oh what a pretty runner! I love the color and stitches you used!

Theresa said...

Just lovely!

Janet said...

It is beautiful!! I wish mine looked like that by now...

lefuntz said...

Beautiful, elegant and just in time for Easter.

Melody said...

So very beautiful.

Martina said...

Oh I looove this! So precious and beautiful!

Gwen said...

Wow! That table runner is absolutely gorgeous! And your stitches are so beautiful! VERY well done!

Scrapbook-ChickADoodle said...

Beautiful! Lovely colors and stitching. Congrats on being one of the chosen.

Diane said...

I love vintage embroidered table runners. Great job.

Hugs Diane

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