Our living room is a long room that's essentially three in one - office, dining room and living room. Four, if you count the fact that it's also our foyer.
Anyway, with the room being so multifaceted, it's become something of a habit of ours to let things pile up on the table. Papers to grade, mail, books, keys....
I've been wanting to make the table look a little prettier. The hope is that things won't pile up but since we all know that's not going to happen, the fact is, I just wanted a pretty table.
So this weekend, I made a table runner while Carson was away.
I planned to use these three fabrics but stuck to the green and orange ones.
I ironed (on the floor because our ironing board died and was thrown away)
I made a really long runner (yes, I did know it was uneven)
And somehow broke a needle in my machine
In the end, the living room looked like this:
(that's Singing in the Rain in the background. I watched two movies while sewing, pausing them when I ran the machine so I could hear.)
I cut and sewed and lined up and reinforced
It was this time when I finished
But here it is in the morning, underneath my glass bowl
(yep, those are gumballs. they make this apartment popular in the building)
This was the time consuming part: the other side is a bunch of random fabrics stitched together.
So here's to hoping the pretty will make a bad impression on all keys, papers and books that try to hang out on the table.