Wednesday, 7 August 2013

The Table Runner

,Hello Ladies,

I have a long, low level unit in my conservatory that has probably seen better days. I'm reluctant to replace it as its home to much of my crafting stuff and up till now I haven't seen anything I like that can take its place.
So I decided that a nice long table runner would cheer it up. A few weeks ago I made a Mandala from Winks blog A Creative Being.

I loved the way this turned out and the colour choices I had chosen, so I decided to base my runner on this. Now maybe again I'm running before I can walk and not a lot of thought or planning went into this. I mean how hard can it be, all I want is a long length of crochetness, easy peasy. Or so I thought until I finished this.

Even now I can't exactly tell you what I wanted, but in my head this was not it. With each round I did, I thought it would suddenly take on the picture in my head. You know the one that's in there but you just can't pass that on to the hook and yarn.
I think to say this poor table runner is ugly, maybe a bit extreme, but it certainly isn't on my love it list.
But I've put it on my unit and I keep going back and looking at it on the hopes that I will get a brain storm of what it actually was I wanted.
Being a newbie I'm sure there will be many other projects that don't turn out the way I expect them to, so maybe I'll  have to make a special box for the uglies, to remind me that not everything is perfect.

On a cheerier note, I would just like to share with you one of my favourite flowers.

I love these flowers, I bought them at the market yesterday and thought how lovely they would look on my table. 

Please feel free to make any suggestions on my runner issue, maybe you have the idea that's trying to get out of my head :)

Have a good day

Sally xx


  1. Sally, I think the table runner is very nice. But I understand how something you want to make ends up not at all like you have pictured, I have done this so many times, I think that is just what happens some times when you play with yarn.

  2. I have been there many times Sally, I can't tell you how many things I have made that haven't turned out just how I wanted them to be. Your Mandalla is beautiful and the table runner matches it perfectly, live with it for a while and if you really don't like it put it away and go back to it later, if you still don't like it you can have great fun pulling it out and starting something else.:)

    1. Thank you Linda, it's nice to know that I am not the only one that can see it in their head, but can't make it to the hook, lol.
      I think I'll follow you advice and get the table runner back out and see what happens.
      Sally x