Friday, October 29, 2010

Antique Wool Vine Runner

Well, here she is in all her glory and hanging in her new home. I had planned for this spot all along and I am more than pleased. She fits right in, doesn't she? Now I kinda wish my turkey had a black background too. i made him many years ago and up until now he was just about my favorite...but can see what I mean.
 The runner is 39 inches long and made out of wool that I found at the Goodwill. the red was purchased at the store because I could not find red at the Goodwill. The vine and the back and many of the leaves are made from an army blanket that we got at an auction.
I am so happy that this runner is complete. I must admit that it was more work than I had anticipated. I did get a little frustrated and took a break from it for a little while but now I am happy that I went back and finished it right away. Thank you for waiting so long to see it.
This pattern was taken from  With These Hands by Maggie Bonanomi. It is a wonderful book and I will be making more of these patterns this winter. Enjoy your weekend!


Janet - underthewillow said...

It's lovely Dianntha and it looks wonderful there!


Linda said...

Dianntha, I love your runner, it is gorgeous. How pretty everything looks..hugs, Linda

Holly Hills Primitives said...

Beautiful job! I LOVE that book and hope to make the "bed" quilt after the holidays. Have a great weekend, Dawn

Robin said...

Nice. Makes me want to dig out my wool bits and see what I can come up with.

Laurie said...

Very lovely! I'm so impressed with the whole scene.

Tolentreasures said...

Your runner is BEAUTIFUL! You did a great job on it. You should be very proud!


Rugs and Pugs said...

Dianntha ~
Your runner is gorgeous and you picked the perfect spot for it!
Happy November :)

Anonymous said...

It's so pretty, Dianntha! It goes perfectly with your mantle. :)

Martha Ruth said...

Dianntha.... It's just as beautiful as I envisioned it when you first posted a peek at it; about half-way through I think.

I don't know what it is about the black background and those deep shades of green and taupe, with the little pops of red and white but it's just beautiful.

Congrats on a tuly lovely runner. I'm sure it will be a cherished family heirloom for many generations to come.