Sunday, October 14, 2012

Sale Sewing

A tablerunner for the Senior Craft Shoppe got quilted and its binding on in time for me to take it to the shop yesterday for my shift.
Bright sunshine washed out the colors a bit.

The walking foot is my best friend for quick and simple quilting!  Certainly the tablerunner could have been more heavily quilted in areas, but I'm overall pleased with how it turned out.


 
Lots of stitch in the ditch on this one too.  Hope someone likes it!  I have another batch of these pink and green block packages from JoAnn's to put together in probably exactly the same way. 

We had a very busy afternoon at the shoppe, lots of shoppers and looky-loos.  The day was tinged with tragedy, however, as I learned that a nighttime fatal car accident had taken one of our fellow crafters, along with her husband, last weekend.  I had three training sessions before starting regular shifts, and one of them was with this 50-something lady, who I enjoyed meeting very much and was looking forward to getting to know better.  We were supposed to work the day's shift together.  Instead, her replacement and I spent time gathering up all her items for sale, combing the store for her jewelry, quilts, purses/totes, and decorated T-shirts, to return to her family.  The accident was so significant, involving three vehicles, that several days later the police department shut down the major intersection at night so they could take digital measurements with special instruments to try to recreate the exact path of the vehicles, their speed, and try to determine if a red light had been run.  I had been reading about it in the paper for the past few days, never dreaming I knew one of the victims, since they did not name them until the article yesterday.  So awful!

12 comments:

Cynthia L. said...

Oh my gosh. What a horrible thing to have happened. I don't even know what to say. It certainly does remind us that life is precious.

Your table runner is beautiful and I love the quilting. I am sure someone will be very happy to display it in their home.

Barb said...

Sooo adorable!

Shay said...

What a tragic loss. Events like that really hit home especially when you know one of the people involved.

The table runner is tres cute !

Quilter Kathy said...

What a lovely tablerunner...so pretty! I'm sure it will sell quickly!

Lorraine said...

Life is indeed precious and can so quickly be taken from us....and a reminder to not put off doing those things on the " one day" list!

Janet O. said...

You did a beautiful job on the table runner, Annie.
Isn't it a surreal feeling when you find a tragedy has struck so close to home? You are connected in a strange way, but technically are not involved--it changes your perspective, though, doesn't it?

Marg said...

So sorry to hear of your very sad news. Life is so precious and what a tragic loss for their family and friends.
The table runner is really pretty. Love the design.

Denise :) said...

So very sorry to hear about the fatal accident and how it effected you. So sad for those families involved, too.

On a happier note, your runner is beautiful, Annie -- nicely done!

Stephanie said...

I'm sure this pretty table runner will find it's way to a new and loving home. Sorry about the tragic accident. It makes you reflect on how each day should be lived to the fullest.

Stephanie D said...

Just another reminder that today is a gift and tomorrow is not promised us. How very sad.

Libby said...

What a sad and tragic turn life can take. Reminds us all to stop and pull our loved ones closer every day.

Kate said...

So sorry for the loss of your new friend. People running red lights is such a scarily common thing. My niece had a accident a few weeks ago where someone ran a light. It totaled her truck, but thankfully she's OK.