What are you most proud of? Instead of black paint and drop cloth, I used my general purpose sewing machine and embroidery machine. My version is 63" long by 13 "wide on soft white cotton/poly fabric. Stitching all the ruler marks and following up with machine embroidering black numeral 1 through 7. The runner (back) is lined with a contemporary black and white geometric cotton print. Its handsome, superbly made, and ready for your table. Be sure to look at the matching Wine Tote No. 7 I made from the same soft white cotton/poly fabirc. Happy entertaining! What advice would you give someone starting this project? This is a long project. Take your time. Measure, measure, measure.