Spring table runner by the River

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We finally had a beautiful weekend and it seemed like everyone in our little town was out and about!

Lots of golf carts and people walking around. I forgot to take my camera when we went visiting….darn it!

Batik Table Runner

I picked up a couple of new huge flower pots and couldn’t resist doing a little planting yesterday. I know that we may still have a chance for frost here in Iowa but I’ll keep an eye on them. I have one on each side of the bench…..Iggy survived the winter and will be in photos again!

Table runner on the deck with eagle

Early morning neighbor going by, I tried to get his attention so he would wave but he never noticed me up on the deck. Hi Bill!

Neighbor on his tractor

Remember when I showed you the mini table topper I made with Holiday Happening from Island Batik? Well here is the table runner made with the same collection. A tutorial is coming soon.

Holiday Batik Runners

When I was babysitting my grandchildren last week I snapped a photo of the table runner on their new dining room table.

Table runner on dining room table

Does anyone want to buy a round oak table?? I am in the mood for new furniture!

Table runner on dining room table

Since I’m showing pictures of the river, I thought you might enjoy this beautiful rainbow that I saw last week. My dad actually saw it first and told me to get my camera out. I barely made it before it disappeared.

Beautiful rainbow

Every time I see something like this I say I need a new camera with a better zoom.

Closeup of rainbow

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  1. Susana Lopez says:

    Connie, I’m so glad Sadie is a bit better with the medication. I know how you fill, sometime ago had to put down my dog, not a pleasant decision, let me tell U.
    Spring Table runner is beautiful and with the river view looks very Spring.
    Will have to get the pattern.
    Thank U and take care

  2. Hello Connie
    I love you designs, lovely work. It looks as though you live in a beautiful part of the world. 🙂

  3. You always have the prettiest table runners.

  4. I loved seeing the rainbow dip into the river. It looks so peaceful on your deck with the nice weather, comfortable seating and beautiful runner.

  5. Beautiful table runner!!! Also love all the pictures of the Mississippi River. Thanks for sharing

  6. Monica Kostak says:

    This would be perfect for donating to our quilds silent auction this summer. I look forward to the tut! Thank you for the wonderful idea and Sharing your beautiful photos. I am a new subscriber and enjoy and look forward to reading your emails Thank you

  7. I love the water. It can be so relaxing and fun at the same time. Pictures are nice. Like the chairs on the deck! Nice table runner. Hurry and learn all about wordpress – then you can give me tips when I do my upgrade (LOL)

  8. Beautiful table runner and topper … both fabrics and pattern. Love the added bonus of a rainbow, too!

  9. Love the pattern and the colors of that runner! Rainbow was pretty nice, too. Glad you got there in time.

  10. The photos from your deck are great. Love the pink flowering tree. It is dismal and rain/snowing here today. It may be coming your way. I love the table runner, will be watching for the tutorial. I have those lovely 1/4 yard cuts I won!! “smile”

  11. QuiltShop Gal says:

    Lovely table runner. And what an amazing photo of the rainbow and your view of the river. I hope you submit that photo to your local newspaper and/or a national magazine. Definitely consider entering it in a photo contest. Lastly, are you aware of http://www.dreamstime.com where you can sell your photos? Seriously, this is a great photo and you have many others that are as good, or better. I think you have a eye for such photos. You definitely have it for color and design of quilts!


  12. Gorgeous setting you and Builder Bob and Iggy have right at your noses. That rainbow proves the sun shines. Lovely table runner and I really like the new table and chairs your Grands have. Happy Spring Dear…

  13. Lucky you. You saw where the pot of gold was hidden … but you’d need swim fins and a mask!

  14. Hi Connie,
    It looks like things are moving along with your blog now. That’s great. I’ve had a smart phone for a couple of years now and have just begun to take advantage of the fact that I can take photos with it if I don’t have my regular camera.

  15. Isn’t spring wonderful? You have some beautiful pictures, thanks for sharing. Your new blog is coming along well too.

  16. You have such a beautiful setting and that rainbow looked like it was exploding. Wow!

    I’ve been thinking about what I want to plant in the big pots on my deck this year. Since I’ll be retiring from my full time job in early June and starting a different part time job, maybe I’ll actually be around enough to enjoy that deck and my flowers this summer.

  17. Beautiful pictures of your river. Is it the Mississippi?