I've mentioned before that I come from a family of crafty ladies both past and present. My cousin, Staci, is no exception. Her current obsession is quilting. Quilted table runners to be exact, which she sells on her Etsy shop: The Organ Grinder's Wares. Of course she is also whipping up the occasional tree skirt or quilt-along quilt because really, what good is an obsession if you don't go a little overboard right?
I am fortunate enough to own one of Staci's table runners. It is a charming accent to my table that makes me happy each time I look at it. I don't have to worry about it hanging evenly on all sides of the table (curse you tablecloths for torturing me when I helped decorate for weddings, I am forever scarred). And the colors are perfect and somehow blend perfectly into every season. But one of my favorite things about Staci's table runners is that fact that she sews them on our grandmother's old sewing machine. While so many old sewing machines are sitting in corners collecting dust our grandma's million-pound Bernina is still clunking away and turning out gorgeous work with the help of Staci's eye for color and steady hands.
Staci has kindly offered one of her table runners to one Narrating Life reader. This particular runner is called Happy Holidaisy. How cute is that? The colors are bright and fun and as Staci says, "perfect for someone who needs a burst of sunshine this holiday season."
One table runner: Happy Holidaisy
Measurements: 13" x 29.5"
:: Take a look at the cute Halloween table runners Staci has in her Etsy shop. Be sure to bookmark her shop as she will be updating it soon!
:: Leave a comment on this post: What is your favorite way to dress up a table? Table cloth? Cloth napkins? Butcher paper? Do tell.
:: Grab the Handmade Holiday button and post it on your blog or website for an extra entry! Please leave an additional comment letting me know you did so.
:: Comments will close on Wednesday, November 17th, at 10:00 PM MST. The winner will be announced on this post so be sure to check back to see if you've won!
Congratulations Sarah! Please email me ASAP to claim your table runner!
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