WIP: Sew Along Table Runner

We love Halloween! So this past weekend we decided to start a Halloween craft together!

Using our Haunted Mansion charm pack by Moda, we planned it out together! You can check out our post here to see our layout and applique plans.

I had a good start this weekend due to some free time. Plus I knew that if I didn’t get a jump on it, my week would fill up fast with work. While my mom and I were able to work together a bit on our runners, we spent most of our time apart working separately.

This is my mom’s layout as she had it on her design wall. Pretty cute thus far! 

Later on she sent me a picture of her finished top! How quickly she worked!

Great job, mom! Our next step will begin this weekend when we design and layout our appliqué pumpkins!

Now for my runner….with a story.

My runner top was completed yesterday. I put a lot of the work in earlier in the week due to my hectic schedule of work and mom duties. I really wanted my runner to come out well so I took the time to square things up, press my seams open, and spray the snot out of it with fabric starch. It was looking great and I was super pleased with my finished product.

Then my son happened…

I told him to grab my runner so we could snap some shots for the blog today. He happily ran upstairs to get the runner and model like the goofball he is.

Then this happened.

Poor guy is prone to nose bleeds. He has them at night, in the morning, at school, while walking, talking, hell even when swimming. You name it, he’ll bleed.

While he was holding my runner, all perfectly pressed and immaculate, he suddenly exclaimed, “MOM! Bloody nose!” Of course this would happen right at the moment I have him hold my project I worked so hard on! Gah!!!

Lucky for me I have some Oxiclean handy for his nosebleeds.

I sprayed this stuff on all the spots and worked quickly to scratch out the blood spots on the runner. Oddly, it didn’t make a HUGE mess, it just happened to have dripped ALL THE WAY DOWN. Just a drop every couple of blocks down the whole way.

Sigh….

It’s now drying out on our patio. I just had to laugh. It’s been a rough week. We’ve had plumbing issues and I’ve had to deal with tension at work so my sewing was one of my joys that helped me get away from the bad things happening. So for it to get dirty with blood was just comical, in a Murphy’s Law kinda way.

I’m still proud of my work. It looks great and I’m ready to start the road to appliquéing my pumpkin on!

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6 thoughts on “WIP: Sew Along Table Runner

  1. Sorry to hear about your Son’s nose bleeds, I have a Son in college and he would get them all the time. One time he got a nose bleed during a ACT timed test, if he left the room he could not come back and finish the test. Your table runner is going to be a fun Halloween decoration, glad it cleaned up good! Looking forward to seeing the pumpkins added to this. Hugs, Heide

    • Oh my gosh! I can’t imagine having a nose bleed in the middle of a secured test. I teach so I know how serious testing is taken! Thanks for stopping by and leaving some love. I can’t wait to attempt my first appliqué!

  2. I feel your pain. Two of my boys were like this as kids. It was constant and happened everywhere imaginable. Glad you got it out with the Oxyclean. Hydrogen Peroxide will also work if you need it.

    Great runner tho!

    • It’s awful isn’t it? I hate that it happens to him. Oxiclean and HP are both on hand at ALL times in our house! Thanks for stopping by and commenting. I’m super pleased with the way this top came together!

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