Thoughts on edgings

I mentioned a few weeks ago that I'm working on table runners and edgings for them.  I have trouble doing the same edging over and over so keep looking for or coming up with different ones.  Mostly I find I just have to do something different, even if it's only small differences.  I looked through some old ones I've done over the years and decided to attempt to use a few of those.  Could I use them without making changes?

'Mandy' Edging © Wanda Salmans 2015
 Lizbeth #694 Harvest Orange Medium and #692 Mocha Brown Dark size 10

This one was actually made the same as last time - shocking!   I'm not sure how long ago I did it originally, 2005 maybe?  Back then I made it in completely in ecru, which gives it a different look than when done in two colors.  This is not hard though it does use the second shuttle a lot.  It will definitely have to be blocked when complete.

I used to work a lot with DMC Cebelia thread because I could get it in quite a few colors and sizes, though I still had a tendency to work in only one color at a time or only in ecru.  Recently I've been working almost exclusively in Lizbeth as there are so many colors and sizes available.  I'm trying to use more colors in my projects, like the edgings I'm working on.  I admire those of you that work in so many colors at the same time.  The tat-a-long doilies like Renulek's Wionsa 2015 that I've seen lately are good examples (Fox's and Diane's are great examples) of using lots of color.

I don't have any of the material for the edgings cut yet.  I've decided it would be better to make the edgings then cut the material to fit.  I usually try to make an edging about 12 inches and most of the time they are close, but not always.   And I try to make edgings that I feel go with the material, not just by color but by pattern.  That has a lot to do with what mood I'm in at the time...

I have added this pattern to my Patterns tab.  I'm not exactly happy with how I diagrammed it but the way I usually do the count just wasn't working with this pattern.

Now, on to the next edging.  What color will it be?

"Your attitude is like a box of crayons that color your world. Constantly color your picture gray, and your picture will always be bleak. Try adding some bright colors to the picture by including humor, and your picture begins to lighten up."
Allen Klein

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