AND I nearly ran out of top thread! All at the same time!
The top thread held out just long enough to finish the area. And finally, here's a half-shot of the finished Valentine table runner, which I'm calling Love Birds for now:
And a detail of the birds:
I think they turned out very lovely dovey, which was the plan. This was my first time using 12 wt cotton thread for embroidery and I'm not sure I'm 100% pleased with it. But I think it will do, so I'm calling this project COMPLETED! Hope you enjoyed following along...watch for the pattern in the February/March 2014 issue of McCall's Quick Quilts!