Grain Sack Table Runner June 21, 2013
How can you not like a grain sack table runner? I got the idea from a customer, who came in to buy a second grain sack. I asked her what she did with them and she said that they make a great table runner! Since the bottom of the sack is seamless, you take your seam ripper and remove the side seams. Voila!
This may sound like a walk in the park, but this is not a job for those flimsy, super market seam rippers! The thread is super heavy duty, which probably explains why the bags last forever.
Fear not. Just sit back and relax. I probably spent a total of six hours removing the seams, pulling threads and ironing the finished product.
It’s a great project for a road trip (if you’re the passenger!) and you end up with a generous 10-12 foot long runner, for $48! (That’s the price of grain sacks at the shop. )
Now, on to the really big news! Old Town Paints are in stock, in all their glory! We love the paint and the local people who make it! We’re going to feature OTP at tomorrow’s painting class, with one of the Old Town owners at my side, sharing her painting success stories.
If you’re in the area, mark your calendar for July 20th! We’re hosting an Old Town Paint Extravaganza, with prizes every hour, paint demonstrations and barbecued burgers, for lunch! We want to get the word out, in a big way, that our locally manufactured, no VOC, no-prep paint, for $29.95 a quart, compares beautifully to the biggest names in the industry! Be there, or be square!
I finally experimented with Miss Mustards Seed’s hemp oil, as a resist, for a second coat of paint. The owner of the company, kindly told me I used way too much hemp oil, but I’ve got the idea, at least!
My brother works out at the same gym I do. He took my picture this week and sent it to my 3 sisters. A big thanks to big sister Marianne, for letting me know my under arms are flabby! Now there’s a news flash!
Last, but certainly not least, I made this sign, as a gentle warning to my dear customers. They often tell me what’s going on in their lives. The good and the bad. I then channel Ann Landers, and proceed to give more than my 2 cents worth! What a bargain. At least you’ve been warned.
Well, folks, that was my week! Pretty exciting! Hope you’re doing splendidly and enjoying summer!