lots of lazy daisies and some fancy flowers

Hi everyone,

I've almost at the last stage of my table runner. Though at this point, I am really wondering if I'll use it as a runner for the fear of stains. I am dilly dallying between runner and framed piece now. Not sure if framing such a long piece is practical.

I have added a lot of green vines to the border. Initially I started with simple lazy daisy stitch for leaves. The look was ok, but then I wanted some more sharpness to the shape of the leaves. For that look, I tried the reverse lazy daisy.

 Here's how the looks differ.

I love the reverse lazy daisy!! Now the piece is full of them  [smile].

Have you tried this stitch?

I also added a couple more flowers. The one below is called fancy daisy. I did not like the look or the color of it in the instructions and I skipped some fancy additions that were supposed to be stitched to the flower - like pistils projecting from between the petals. I like the one I made though.

Fancy daisy

This one below is called wild rose. I have tried a stitch which I have never used before. The original instructions had only five petals. I hated it. But I wanted to try the technique. So I increased the number of petals to 7 thus making the petals smaller.

I am all out of dark green threads now. The next set of flowers will all be with pale green leaves and fine growth.The last set of flowers have been started. The piece then needs to be washed and backed up. Next post will be the completed piece for sure!!

The weather outside has turned slightly colder and the leaves have all turned into the beautiful fall color.
The life of the leaves always fills me with awe..when they are born, they give joy to all . They nurture and feed and soothe everyone during their lifetime and when they are about to fall, they do so with so much color and grace.

What has begun once must always end,
Go down not with a whimper,
but with a bang.
Burn bright till the end and let it be known
That you've lived well..

Love,luck and sunshine,