Monday, 8 April 2013

Cross stitched floral table runner!

Hello friends !!

Few months back , I had cross stitched this floral table runner but did not share as the lining for same was pending for a long time . I stitched this on a left over 11 count aida patch .  I took the pattern from Anchor Needle n thread magazine from India . The pattern was for a flower vase wrap . I used the theme and changed colors and also the placement of few motifs according to my choice .

I added a double crochet border with Anchor pearl cotton size 20 with rounded edges. I wanted to keep a simple border for this , kind of , just an outilne . I have just washed it and not done any blocking .


Cross stitch table runner

Cross stitch floral table runner

The twinkles on the right side are the reflection of the chandelier . I like this runner, simple yet stylish....isn't it ?


Cross stitch floral table runner

Cross stitch floral table runner

We are gearing up for hot summers in India with temperatures already touching a maximum of 40 ° C ( 104 °F ) There would be a rise of another 7-8 degrees to touch the peak . The schools are running half days and summer vacation will start from last week of April until mid June .

Yesterday , I tried the bullion stitch in crochet but everytime it turns out to be too frustrating . I have tried many techniques and tutorials from the internet , but just few stitches go fine and then again it is Urgghhhhh ! Have you made bullions in crochet ? Tell me , if there is an easy way to do it .

Do write in .
Happy week ahead !!
Preeti :)

Note : I will be reorganizing few labels in my old posts. In case if my old posts pop up again, pls ignore. You are welcome if you want to see them again :)

24 comments:

  1. Simple design but very beautiful. I have also received my first copy of needle n thread magazine and selected some projects and added it in my to do list.

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  2. Very pretty table runner! Thanks for your comments on my previous post, and yes, i do agree with you..its like this weight loss tamasha...ha ha

    nways, the flowers look great, and i am sure you smile when ever you walk past your runner :) Hats off to your patience in cross-stitching!
    And for the bullion stitch, i always use 2 hooks, one to hook and the other one to give me some space when i pull the hooking hook back..Something like this..

    http://www.crochetspot.com/how-to-crochet-bullion-stitch/

    Let me know if you have tried this..

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  3. Colorful and pretty !
    Have a nice week !
    Anna

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  4. again applauding to your patience! such a big project and all cross-stitched! i like the abstract pattern on it, and it looks nice on the table.
    well..here it is also around +35 and I actually don't like a LOT>but what to do? thank God we have fans and ACs, many people don't have such luxury.

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  5. Nice work :)
    You're from India? I had no idea!! :D Well I've started following your blog recently so I'm still learning about you :) I think you're the first blogger from India that I've crossed my path on the blogosphere! heheheh
    Hugs to you! have a great week!! :)

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  6. very beautiful..^^ have a nice day..

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  7. It's pretty Preeti. I like the way you worked the border. :)

    I don't like the boullion stitch either - too much irritation for me. I've seen a trick on Pinterest that shows how to use a straw to help with pulling the hook through all the loops. I just tried to find it, but I couldn't - hopefully you'll have better luck.

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  8. I've realized that you are also a challenger :D I loved your challenge on the side borders most!

    This work is a pretty one with very lovely colours! Well done!

    Have a great week!

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  9. so sweet ..have a nice day x

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  10. The runner has turned out very pretty. I have the same magazine but cross stitch is not my thing. Ahmedabad temperatures have touched 40 degrees too and we are expecting things to get worse! Good luck with the bullion, waiting to see your progress as I have never tried it. :)

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  11. Your table runner is gorgeous Preeti. You did an awesome job.

    Linda

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  12. the runner is just gorgeous Preeti.Love the colours so much. I also subscribe Needle and Thread but arrives in my mom's place which I get to see when I go there.I've never tried bullion stitch so no help there.sorry :)

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  13. Lovely Runner. Like the pink color & stylish design. Great Job.

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  14. Hi Preeti

    The table runner has come out very well. And cross stitch does need lotttttt of patience :)

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  15. Witaj! Dziękuję serdecznie za odwiedziny i miły komentarz:)))Bieżnik jest cudowny w ślicznych radosnych kolorach!!!Zobaczyłam zdjęcia:) Piękne są Twoje Indie!!! Serdecznie pozdrawiam

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  16. Wooow!! That's stunning ♥. Really great job, Preeti :-))

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  17. Grazie per la visita ed il complimento. :-)
    Un complimento per tutti i lavori ... sono molto belle!
    Bye, bye Elli

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  18. Hello Preeti. Popping over from Tangled Happy to say Hello. The table running is gorgeous! I'm off to do a bit of browsing around your lovely blog. :)

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  19. That's a lovely table runner, so bright and cheerful. Well done!
    I've never made bullion stitch, in fact I've never heard of it. But you got me interested, and I'll check it on the web.
    Stay cool! Here in California we are getting close to hot summer days too.

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  20. wow that is a beautiful table runner, love it. :)

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  21. So lovely table runner! Wish you happy summer vacation :)

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  22. Wow! Beautiful! It is a lot of work there!
    Congratulations!
    Thank you so much to visiting my blog!
    From Romania - Melly

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