Friday, September 21, 2012

Table Runner Reprise

Now this is what I love about Blogdom. Sometimes a gal gets a do-over. Okay, that and the fact that I can get into ruts, whichever you prefer.

The table looked so nice this morning except for one end of it with a ratty blue-striped towel that John had thoughtfully put down to protect it from newspaper ink. He's sweet like that. I began setting up my tripod because I tend to shake before my morning cup of coffee and it was still early.

*Snap*


Somehow I had it figured that that would be John's cue to move along.

*Snap*


He's still there.



There're only so many unusual disguise angles to take. Sometimes it's best to go for the direct approach. "Honey, could you move over there? Please? Thanks."


There! That's better!


Ahhh, that's a nice unusual, well, if it weren't all whacky lighting from being so early in the morning.


That's pretty good.

Nope. That's best of all. Thanks, Hon!

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And this just for the purists who don't want no stinking story. ☺


Have a great Friday and a beautiful weekend!

Love Vee

39 comments:

  1. The picture of your husband in the den is great, Vee! I LOVE your quilted runner and placemat!! The Zinnias are lovely -- one of the most colorful flowers God created. :)

    Have a wonderful weekend.

    Denise at Forest Manor

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  2. You are so funny! Love your fall table runner! Well done! Zinnias make me think of my Granny ... she was a hoot and a holler and would have liked your table runner, too!

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  3. The photo of your husband reading in the background is a keeper (the second one)...what a great photo

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  4. Hubby and I both looked at your blog this morning...and had a little chuckle! Oh, the joys of retirement! heeheehee! Love the pretty colors in your home...and your handsome hubby is handsome...as always!

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  5. Good morning! Love the runner and the placemat...perfect. But the pic of your hubby reading in the background was just perfect. Soo warm and homey! Enjoy your week-end!

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  6. First...what is life without a story? The runner is beautiful, and I loved the picture of the towel, how thoughtful, even if he was on the table...him in the chair at the end...a definition of marriage.

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  7. Love this little piece of photo journaling this morning! I do love a story!

    John seems to be such an accommodating soul...what a gem he is.

    As I was reading along and admiring your lovely runner and your good-natured hubby and your gorgeous vase and the colorful flowers in it, all of a sudden I noticed the transom window!! I adore a transom window!! Not sure why I've never noticed it before. If I shouldn't already be moving along with my school day, I'd be trolling past posts for more glimpses of that window. =D

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  8. Oh yes, that truly is the best of all. The table looks so beautiful. Great job on your runner. It is so pretty and perfect for the season. The photo looks so warm and cozy.
    How thoughtful of John to cover the table with the towel. I'm impressed.
    Enjoy your weekend.

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  9. So, so pretty a peek, into your life. Pics and story. Purrrrrrfection. :-)

    Lovely table setting or whatever it's called... Harumph, I don't even know the correct terminology for these photos. ,-)

    Oh please, don't call morning light "wonky" or anything. Morning light and ambiance lighting... Another Purrrrrrrfection! :-)

    "Auntie"

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  10. Your home and your husband look so cozy in the glow of morning lamp light.

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  11. You would think the camera clicks would have been a clue, LOL. But he was a good sport to move! Love the photos and your quilting goodies!

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  12. He looks more comfortable over there in the easy chair anyhow! But I prefer to read my paper at a table as well...so I can see whyt he was a little reluctant to 'pick up his towel' and move.

    Gret morning shots...of the table, the runner...and John:)

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  13. Fabulous. I do like that later shot with John in the background reading with the table in the foreground. So peaceful and fallish...
    Have a great weekend.

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  14. Lovely photos, but giving a definite feeling that autumn is here, despite the cheerful wonderful zinnias which always remind me of my grandmother.

    You table runner and mat are lovely! Too bad you didn't enjoy making them!But now you can say you tried this hobby. I need to learn to crochet and I remember you gave some good you tube links.

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  15. Such a pretty table setting! I think I have the same tablecloth. I have a question for you...I'm just full of them lately. ha ha! How do you keep Fiore off the table? My two would have the tablecloth pulled off onto the floor in no time if I wasn't watching closely.

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  16. I just wanted to add that I do use the spray bottle on the table sitting kitties and get after them, etc. Nothing works!

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  17. How nice to have this early morning visit with you. Well, early at your house. It's a tad bit later here, but that's only because hubby had an early start. Breakfast was a bit overcooked, but I didn't hear one complaint. He even thanked me for breakfast. We both have great guys!

    Your quilting projects are great and really add to the autumn theme.

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  18. Oh such a nice picture of John sitting in his chair reading. Love how you faded out the edges.
    I like how that one leaf sits there like it's just fallen there. : )

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  19. The photo of John reading in the armchair.....pure Norman Rockwell!!! Love the runner and matching mat. You sew can quilt, Vee! ;-) xo

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  20. ou crack me up! What a sweet husband. Mine likes to say to me... reading the paper IS doing something! :)

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  21. You're too funny Vee. Yup, your man is a good guy to put a towel under the paper and move out of the line of camera fire.
    I need to post more often, I spend more time visiting than I do blogging. My IPad has made this possible but I need my laptop for the mechanics.
    Judith

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  22. Oh POOR JOHN!!! Men sometimes just don't get it.

    Zinnias look gorgeous too. Love the quilting.

    Vee, I'm all for cooler temps than what we endured in Maine in August.

    I can't WAIT to see the autumn colors.

    Love,

    S

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  23. The story is great, but I'm glad you showed the plain Jane shot as well. Lovely colours - soft Autumn. Isn't John a good sport?

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  24. What a guy! Moved just so you could take a picture! Our guys are so tolerant, aren't they??? :) They must love us an awful lot!

    Now, Vee, I love the fall colors that you've got in your runners there. I don't know what you were complaining about - I think they look great AND with that brown/white pitcher and zinnias - voila! Picture Perfect Autumn Pic!

    And the "Lone Leaf" - what's its story? :)

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  25. The photo of your table with pretty vase of flowers and quilted runner, with John on the background sitting in his chair reading his paper, could be a Norman Rockwell painting, Vee! Well done!

    Everything, thankfully, went smoothly for us yesterday! Hope the other half of selling now goes well!

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  26. Oh Vee, your sweet John reminds me of David...... always being so thoughtful.

    I love your table runner and place mat!!! Perfect fall colors ..... I'm 'almost' wanting to try quilting, but I'm a bit hyper and it's hard for me to sit still very long.

    Zinnias and Morning Glories are my favorite flowers you always have both..... and they're so beautiful!
    Happy weekend,

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  27. Oh what a lovely series of photos. I love the last one of John reading in the living room. Perfect! And the quilted runner and square are very pretty! Happy Fall to you. Hugs, Pam

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  28. Love the photo series...but commentary is just a hoot! bwahahahah

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  29. What a delightful post Vee - you are so funny. I love your pictures and your cute story of how you got your husband to move. As mentioned above, the picture of him in the easy chair is a winner and definitely Norman Rockwell worthy!!!

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  30. nice post thanks for sharing looking for to visit more..blessings

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  31. Nice table runner, you did a great job on it. I bet your husband has a laid back personality like my husband does. I've got my eye on the pitcher you have your flowers in. - Abby
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  32. Love it!

    I didn't get to post a comment yesterday - we are having a yard sale Saturday morning.

    I love what you did with your table runner. I am thinking of making more things as gifts this year.

    Have a lovely weekend!

    Deanna

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  33. Hi Vee!
    I am vising from my aunts blog, mrsrabe.blogspot.com. I see your comments and think, 'what a sweet encouraging lady!' SO I came to visit you :-) I like this post, its fun! Great pics too ;-) The flowers are beautiful!

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  34. Saturday

    No comments! Fiddle-de-deee... I want to check my Icon. I changed it, but it's not showing up changed, on my own blog. -pout-

    Sooooo, I will comment here. With luck, my old pic of Gabe in his Pumpkin Hat, will show up, as my Icon pic. Instead of me.

    Fingers crossed!

    Happy Harvest Home,
    "Auntie"

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  35. Yesss!

    Now, when will the pic-change, show on my Profile Gadget on my own blog I wonder? Harrrrrumph... -grin-

    Happy Harvest Home,
    "Auntie"

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  36. Zinnia's are such colorful flowers. I really need to plant some next year. The runner is B-utiful! Such talent! And that picture of your husband reading... Classic.

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  37. Such a beautiful table runner. Great photos and I liked your narration :) You both seem very happy anmd content.. and your home is cozy and warm!

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  38. Vee, so sorry you had problems on my blog- I have corrected it. Thanks for your sweet comment! Happy fall!!

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  39. Your tomatoes look great! I had to take out two plants because I need space for my winter garden. I had about 10 green tomatoes. I've never made fried green tomatoes before but was prepared to do so. But my green tomatoes are ripening and turning red (just sitting on my counter)!

    Love the runner but especially love that beautiful pitcher!

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