by pennifold 22 Jul 2017

Well, I've finally finished all 8 of the Table runners for my Christmas ladies lunch this year.


I've taken out Meg's because she will look at this post and I don't want her to see hers!!!!!!

It's been bitterly cold here in Newcastle for the past week. I was only commenting to Jerrilyn what whacky weather patterns the world is experiencing!

Off to church soon, so I better go have a shower and wash and blow dry the hair. I've had it cut short so it doesn't take longer than 5 minutes to blow-dry now.

Hope everyone is having a great weekend. Love Chris

P.S. The colours of each runner was chosen by each lady. They just don't know how it's been put together. This is a Sweetpea design. Please excuse my boots and the camera clock is still on Daylight Savings Time, it's actually only just now 7.50am!

My table runner is the Navy one! Mum's is the pale blue one, the aqua one is Mum's 89 year old friend Val, the Teal one is Stasia's, the red,blue and gold is Sue's. The autumnal one is Kaye's, the red, green and silver is Chris Munroe's and of course Meg's is missing!!

The finished size is roughly 30 ins x 8 ins, these ones were made in the 5x7 hoop, but they do have larger sizes as well.

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by toogie 14 Feb 2018

I don't know how I missed these but they are all so pretty. I love this runner design and see it in her newsletter sometimes.

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pennifold by pennifold 15 Feb 2018

Thanks Toogie, they are so easy to do. You could do them in your spare time he he he!!!!!!!!!!!! Love Chris

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by peafarm 13 Feb 2018

Beautiful! I don't buy very many designs anymore--I am a troll seeing what is free--someone wrote about trolls--I am more the collector these days and don't get a whole lot accomplished. Of course there are a bit of troll in all of us, otherwise none of us would go after the freebies. Sweetpea has gorgeous projects and designs. I drool when I look at them, just as I am doing over these. I am all electric here in the states where I live and icy outside. My first floor heater went out and I think we are holding at 59 degrees here in the house--I am dressed with thick layers of everything and don't feel like moving. Hopefully the part under the house unit is what my husband thinks it is and has ordered and will be here by Friday. Love your projects.

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pennifold by pennifold 15 Feb 2018

Thankyou so much for commenting Patty, and I hope you get your heating fixed. Love Chris

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by mariagiannina 12 Feb 2018

Hi Chris, very nice! I also have this pattern, and was going to make for Christmas gifts, but I ran out of time because we were away for a month, and didn't get back home till Christmas week, so before we left home, I made 5 twisted pole runners. I hope to post the photos soon, not feeling 100% today.
Mary

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pennifold by pennifold 12 Feb 2018

Sorry to hear you are not feeling well Mary and I hope you can post your twisted pole runners, when you are feeling better - they sound interesting. Love Chris

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by kustomkuddle 11 Feb 2018

They are gorgeous!

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pennifold by pennifold 12 Feb 2018

Thanks once again Deb! he he he! You actually commented on them back in July last year when I made them. Love Chris

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by michemb 11 Feb 2018

terrific job, love the designs, they will be greatly appreciated I am sure,
hugs
Michelle

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dragonflyer by dragonflyer 11 Feb 2018

They have already been very much appreciated...these are the table runners that Chris made for her luncheon last year!

pennifold by pennifold 12 Feb 2018

Hi Michelle, you must have missed these last year. I rang all the ladies and asked what colours they would like and so each one is different. You can make them as long as you like really. Love Chris

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by meganne 11 Feb 2018

I have to add here that the photographs do not do these justice, they were all stunning!!!

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pennifold by pennifold 12 Feb 2018

You're too kind! Love Chris

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by robertahilde 24 Jul 2017

They are outstanding Chris, every single one.
It is cold in Melbourne too, but we use a wood burning stove to keep us warm day and night! - Hugs

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pennifold by pennifold 25 Jul 2017

Thanks Roberta, I wish we had our old combustion heater we used to have in Valentine. Our home is totally electric now and I'm not looking forward to our next electricity bill!!! ❤️ Chris

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by sjbrower 24 Jul 2017

These are all gorgeous!

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pennifold by pennifold 25 Jul 2017

Thanks so much for commenting ❤️ Chris

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by graceandham 23 Jul 2017

These look great. If anyone in the group has a party or wedding, you could call them all back to decorate the tables! We all want to move to Australia and join your Christmas friends group!

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pennifold by pennifold 24 Jul 2017

Thanks Betsey, you are most welcome to come! I always tell my friends about all you Cuties. Love Chris

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by brendalea 23 Jul 2017

Very nice job on the table runners. Happy Stitching :~)

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pennifold by pennifold 23 Jul 2017

Thanks so much, I have a few more things to do. Love Chris

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by liliana1 23 Jul 2017

Very well done, they look fabulous.

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pennifold by pennifold 23 Jul 2017

Thanks, I thought so too! Love Chris

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by elemausi 23 Jul 2017

Wow, this is a beautiful work, all are lovely.

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pennifold by pennifold 23 Jul 2017

Thank you so much for commenting, love Chris

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by stork 23 Jul 2017

They are very nice.....everyone is going to love them!!

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pennifold by pennifold 23 Jul 2017

Thanks so much, I certainly hope so. Love Chris

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by pennyhal2 23 Jul 2017

Your are a good friend and a wonderfully creative gal! I enjoy seeing your all your runners and look forward to seeing what else you do.

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pennifold by pennifold 23 Jul 2017

Thanks so much, I've got a couple of ideas floating around! Love Chris

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by basketkase 23 Jul 2017

Oh, Chris, these are all lovely........Meg has to show us hers when she gets hers........you do such beautiful work!!

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pennifold by pennifold 23 Jul 2017

Thanks Vicki, high praise from you. I love your digitising, but am happy to leave it to you guys. Love Chris

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by rachap 23 Jul 2017

These make a nice French Braid the way you have displayed them., good instructions,etc?Every one is just prettier than the next!!I have looked and looked at this runner on Sweet Pea but thought it might be way too complicated. was is fairly straightforward

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pennifold by pennifold 23 Jul 2017

Thanks, it is very clever. Just lay down your wadding, then placement stitch sews and then you put down fabric and do the stitches. They are all very easy, love Chris

rachap by rachap 24 Jul 2017

Thanks, I guess I will give them a try.

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by sonjapotgieter 23 Jul 2017

Beautiful!!!!Lucky Ladies???Job well done!!Gorgeous

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pennifold by pennifold 23 Jul 2017

Thanks so much Sonja, love Chris

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by meganne 23 Jul 2017

Spoil sport! ROFLMBO!!! :-)
They look fabulous Chris, the girls will love them, but they all love everything you make for them. xxxxxx
hugs, me

PS, it's nearly finished, I'm so excited.

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pennifold by pennifold 23 Jul 2017

He he he! Thanks so much, and I'm excited for you too. Can't wait to see it all done. I'll come down for the official opening of your new sewing room. Love Chris

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by jrob Moderator 23 Jul 2017

Very pretty. I love the little extras you dropped in with your thread color choices.

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pennifold by pennifold 23 Jul 2017

Thanks Jerrilyn, yes, I put silver in Chris's and gold in a couple of others. Love Chris

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by sandralane 23 Jul 2017

These are all wonderful Chris, your table will be stunning as usual again this year I am sure. The ladies gifts will be very much appreciated with all the work that you put in each year, they shall treasure your fantastic gifts and efforts . Well done. Sandra.

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pennifold by pennifold 23 Jul 2017

Thanks so much Sandra, they all look forward each year to see what I'll come up with. Still got 2 gifts times 8 to make yet. I want an FSL article for their Christmas tree and I always make a tea towel with a design that matches my theme. ❤️ Chris

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How about I give you my crocheted snowflake pattern?

pennifold by pennifold 25 Jul 2017

Thanks Meg, but I have something else in mind. ❤️ Chris

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by lidiad 23 Jul 2017

Wow, you have done a great job, Chris!
Hugs, Lidia

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pennifold by pennifold 23 Jul 2017

Thanks Lidia - each one takes about 6 hours to complete. Them the backing had to be put on! ❤️ Chris

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by spendlove Moderator 23 Jul 2017

They look lovely - the navy one really shows the design beautifully.

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pennifold by pennifold 23 Jul 2017

Thanks Sue, yes, I love navy and white together. Love Chris

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by mariagiannina 23 Jul 2017

Very nice Chris!! You are very organised, I haven't started mine yet!! Weather is warm up here in the tropics, we are in shorts and t-shirts. Mary

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pennifold by pennifold 23 Jul 2017

Thanks so much and lucky you, it's now 5.30pm Sunday afternoon and it's now 18C (64F) - almost a heat wave he he he! Hope you are keeping well up in Queensland. Love Chris

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by noah 22 Jul 2017

Love them Chris hugs

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pennifold by pennifold 23 Jul 2017

Thanks Carolyn, me too. Love Chris

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by kustomkuddle 22 Jul 2017

Beautiful work. Amazing how colors change the entire vibe of each runner. The ladies should be pleased. DebB

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pennifold by pennifold 23 Jul 2017

Thanks so much Deb, I hope so too. Love Chris

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by shirley124 22 Jul 2017

Very nice table runners, the ladies will be delighted with them. My BIL is recuperating in Newcastle after a triple by-pass heart operation. He is staying with his son. He was enjoying the warmer weather to what we have been and still having down here in Tassie. He will think he is back home. Hugs

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pennifold by pennifold 23 Jul 2017

Hi Shirley, sorry to read your brother has been in hospital, but if he is in the John hunter hospital, it's the best outside of Sydney. I hope he is doing o.k. now.
You are right though about the weather being nearly as cold as Hobart, we certainly haven't been this cold in a very long time. Thank you for commenting. Love Chris

shirley124 by shirley124 23 Jul 2017

He 9 (Hubby's brother) had his operation in the Royal Melbourne Private Hospital. He lives over here in Launceston but his son lives in Newcastle. Sorry to hear you are having some cold weather also. Hugs

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by dragonflyer 22 Jul 2017

Great job on all of these, Chris...been hot here...100 degrees Fahrenheit as I write...

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pennifold by pennifold 23 Jul 2017

Thanks Kim, wow, that's what it used to get to in Adelaide during the summer when I was a wee lass. I don't mind hot, but when it's humid that's it for me, I'm outa there! He he he, love Chris

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by babash 22 Jul 2017

Very nice amazing how the same thing can look so different just by changing the colours used.
We are even cold here in Brisbane the last few days. Not as bad as out West though but enough to make you put on a track suit. Last weekend I was in shorts and T shirt.

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pennifold by pennifold 23 Jul 2017

Thanks Barbara, yes, I agree. I was so pleased when I saw each one finished and how different they all looked to the previous one.
Can't believe you were in shorts and a T shirt in the middle of winter, that's amazing. Love Chris

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by irenewayne 22 Jul 2017

These are nice Chris. It's been cold here in Warren as well, -3 or more the last week (in the mornings )
Irene

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pennifold by pennifold 23 Jul 2017

Thanks Irene, I can't believe how cold it's been. Love Chris

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by marron1 22 Jul 2017

these are really lovely chris

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pennifold by pennifold 23 Jul 2017

Thanks so much for commenting, love Chris

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