I received a phone call from Julie in Maine last week, asking if I would have a pattern available of Mary's Runner. (Julie reads my blog (Hi, Julie!) -- how cool is it that she took the time to call and talk?) I will have one shortly that measures 18 by 36 inches, the size Mary requested, but after talking to Julie, I am going to make a larger version for the floor as well.
Julie also asked me what I was going to do with the border. My original idea was the multicolored border you see above. Julie hoped that I would not take away from the circles in the center of the piece. That got me thinking . . . maybe it should just be a plain and simple border, to anchor the whole design. Now I can't decide what to do. I thought if I hooked a bit of both and took a photograph, I'd be able to see which would work better, but I still can't decide. I am thinking I shouldn't have hooked the two choices so close together . . . So I am going to rip out the plain border and re-hook it on the other end and take a couple more pictures.
I could use some help making this decision -- does anyone have any suggestions? Julie, are you there?