My lovely mother in law made me a patchwork table runner for our very long table in the dining room a couple of years ago. Being a little contrary, I decided to change the decor in there this year, so the old table runner no longer matched too well.
Luckily, Kathleen didn't feel put out; instead she collected some pieces of suitable cotton to patch together a new runner. (The fabric came from my another family member running a fabric business in France; always good to keep it in the family!)
The new runner is so beautiful I made a card to thank Kathleen. Hope she likes it.
And for those worrying that I am being wasteful with a hand made item it will reappear during the festive season as the runner will go perfectly with our Christmas tree!