Sunday, November 20, 2011

BUCKEYE TABLERUNNER

I didn't blog last evening as I spent the better part of the evening looking for the binding I was just sure I had prepared for the table runner I was making for my sister for her birthday.  Rhonda had picked out the fabric and pattern when she was here visiting in August.  The pattern is called Buckeye Beauty from Quilts Through the Seasons book by Eleanor Burns Quilt in A Day Series.  I finally cut the table runner out and sewed it together a couple of Saturdays ago when my friend Jan and I got together to sew.  It was really easy and only took me a couple of hours to put it together.  I pieced the backing together with the scraps left over and was just sure I pieced the binding strips and pressed them too. 


I finally got around the quilting it yesterday and was ready to put the binding on.  I looked everywhere for that binding.  I couldn't find it nor could I find the leftover fabric which means I was still pretty sure I made the binding.  But where is it?  I looked in my studio, I looked in my stash closet, I looked in my new taken over the spare bedroom sewing room.  It was nowhere to be found.  Finally I gave up and cut new binding from the cream background fabric.  I didn't like it as well but I was too frustrated to look anymore.  As I'm sewing the binding on and ready to turn the corner on the last side.... guess what I found!  Yep, you guessed it, the red binding I originally made for it.  There it was, bigger than life, or as my mother would say, "if it were a snake it would have bit you".  Right there on the table my sewing machine sits on, just behind the pin cushions.  (Can you see the red binding rolled up behind the big pink tomato pincushion?)  How did I miss that?  I know I looked there at least once and probably two or three times!  It seems I look for more things than I care to admit lately.  Am I that scatter-brained, or forgetful, or getting old and losing my mind?  I prefer to think I just have "too many irons in the fire"!  Oh well, the binding is on and the table runner is finished.  I can take it to her when we go home for Thanksgiving.  Her birthday isn't until December 8th and she will be 29 plus 20! :o  But I won't see her on her birthday so she'll get it early.  Plus she can use it on her table for Christmas. 
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  1. What a nice sister you are!
    PS, you aren't the only one who looks for stuff and it's right under their nose :/

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