Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Sister's table runner

I made this runner for my sister last spring and was able to give it to her early this
summer.  I don't get to see her very frequently.  She lives in Florida and I live in Las Vegas.  I did this slightly sneaky thing to insure that the size was correct. I sent a "survey" to all my sisters to mask what I really wanted to know.  In addition to type and size of dining tables, I asked favorite colors, and other things to create confusion.  The pattern is an Ondori  (sorry, but dont know pattern name or what book it came out of) that I adjusted the length to make it appropriate for her dining table.  I used Aunt Lydia's crochet cotten, size 10 crochet hook.


  1. This is such a beautiful runner and appears to be custom made for the table - and he had never seen this dining room table! It's accessorized with a beautiful handmade turquoise bowl, done by a local St.Petersburg craftsman and the combination of the modern shape of the bowl, the intricacy of the design of the runner on the glasstop table which has an ostrich-skin appearance on the table base and chair back - perfect combination for eclectic feel that he knew I would strive for when I received this surprise! Can't wait to see more stuff - for me and others...

  2. This piece seems ro be custom for this table and he has never seen the dining room table. The vignette is complete with a handcrafted aquamarine bowl made by a local St. Petersburg artist. The faux ostrich skin finish of the table base and curved backs of the chairs complete the look - properly eclectic. Without the runner I would never have placed the bowl on the table, so, it was the item to actualize this previously blah setting...moved on to select just the right drapes and it all came together!