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It's a table runner made using Norwegian Hardanger needlework techniques. She started the project in June and has worked on it off-and-on ever since (alternating it with other Hardanger and knitting projects whenever she can sit down in the evening or during a car ride). She will submit this project for her Level 2 pin in the Hardanger Embroidery category of the Sons of Norway's cultural skills program. Look at some of the details:
She initially planned for it to be a Christmas decoration: a runner for the center of our dining room table. However, she discovered that it happens to fit our foyer table perfectly, and it matches our decor--so that's where it will live! (Susan and I just bought this table for our foyer in August as an anniversary gift. Furniture is the suggested gift for a 17th anniversary, and this is one item of furniture that we thought we could use.)
Isn't that a perfect fit on the table's top?
Here are a few autumn-themed decorations for the table.