Monday, August 24, 2015

Grain Sack Fabric Tablerunners

It seems like life continues to be a series of small projects to accomplish, lately. Maybe that's because we've been able to get more things done with organization and unpacking all the million boxes we had, many of which were and still are marked "Decor". eeeck. I try not to overwhelm myself, but plug away at one thing at a time on my long list of "need to do". One of those projects has been getting a couple of tablerunners sewn for the little round table in the kitchen, and then the Dining Room.

Yes, you heard right.
I actually have my sewing machine set up downstairs.
 I more excuses for sloppy table runners.

This little table has a leaf extension, but without it there is a large "crack" that doesn't meet well where the table joins together. Hubbs has tried to refit it for more stability, but I know it's well over a hundred years old. It's probably closer to 120, so we just try to be mindful that it's a little rickety, and not without flaws.

I bought several yards of grain sack fabric a few years ago 
from Decor Steals I think, but this image came from Farmhouse Wares.

I bought one that's shown above, and then another time bought the flax with a black stripe that you can see below. I used it as a tablerunner for my Dining Room table in the Fall. It's 54 inches wide so I just folded it in half.

September 2013

Since it was so wide, 
I could get a runner for both tables
 out of each of the pieces of the fabric.

I love this fabric,
 it actually is more like a heavy linen, than grain sack.

I'm using the white stripe now for Early Fall,
but I'll change out to the black stripe 
when it's closer to Halloween and Thanksgiving.

I'm working on bringing Autumn to the house,
and I'm trying to walk the line to keep it from looking like a chain store aisle.

I really love Fall and it's hard not to go overboard,
so I'm trying to restrain myself.
We'll see if I can manage that...

Hope you don't mind seeing things in small doses,
and little projects I'm doing each week.
I don't have a lot of "Reveals" up my sleeve.
Life is pretty quiet around here,
and actually that's just the way I like it.

Hope you'll come back Wednesday Evening for

joining in at these parties:

The Scoop at Stone Gable
Tweak It Tuesday at Cozy Little House
Wow Us Wednesday at Savvy Southern Style
Dream Create Inspire at Lehman Lane
Share Your Style Common Ground
Your Turn to Shine at Anderson and Grant
Foodie Friday and Everything Else at Rattlebridge Farm
Inspiration Gallery at Craftberry Bush


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