I did it! I finished the table runner. Okay here's the truth it wasn't as easy as I thought it would be. But I've learned a few things. I learned that if you keep poking yourself with your needle and pins you end up with a lot sores on your fingers and blood on your project. I really need to invest in a thimble. Also, stippling with my sewing machine was a wreck. I really need a better sewing machine before attempting that again. So I hand stitched the whole thing, luckily it's not very big. Yes very time consuming, but worth the work. It's the finished product that matters most.
I love it! The colors add so much sunshine and cheerfulness to our kitchen. I'm looking for my next project.