Thursday, December 5, 2013

Christmas-y Sparkle

I'm so happy…my Christmas cards are done!

And in between Christmas shopping and outside decorating, I managed to squeeze some time in for my embroidery and crocheting. 

My free motion quilting is a little getting better. 

I sure hope I can finish quilting this Santa fabric panel before Christmas.  

I picked out the Christmas-y fabrics to frame my Christmas Tree embroidery design. 

Yesterday I appliquéd the Christmas Lights on to my next Party with Patrick project, "Holiday Pot Holder".  

This time I bought the appliqué embroidery design on line. 

I was disappointed that it wasn't a complete "in the hoop" design for all four light bulbs but rather just appliqué embroidery files for the light bulb in three sizes.  

So I had to manually position each appliqué in my hoop and stitch each light bulb out individually.  

Wish I could manually stitch a satin stitch this nicely though. 

I don't think it is cheating if I let the machine do the stitching. 

I finished the last round of hexagons in white (54 of them!) on my hexagon throw, "Sparkle".  

Each hexie has a long end tail that I used to slip stitch the sides of each hexie together.

And I found the perfect edging for "Sparke".  

It a Pom Pom edging I found (here) at Robin's "Once Upon A Pink Moon" blog.  

I love it in RED!

I just found Robin's blog and it is fantastic.    

  Oh, yes I finished the Pom Pom edging yesterday!!!

"Sparkle" is done!

It's a heavy throw but deliciously cosy and warm.

No snow here yet.  

Once the service guys are done with installing our new AC today I can drag out my interior Christmas decorations and really go into high speed decorating.

By the way our new furnace is a two-stage gas furnace.

With our old furnace we could always hear it when the blower turned on.

We can't hear this one at all.    

And here is "Sparkle"!

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Hubby asked if I was going to give it away since I already have too many crocheted throws.

I don't know if anyone else is crazy about my color combination but I sure do love it.

Now I ask you, "Can one have too many crocheted throws?"

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  1. Wow, so many beautiful creations! You're incredibly talented.

  2. No you can't !!! Your craft work is going ahead in leaps and bounds.

  3. Never enough throws! I am sure they would make welcome gifts! Raffle one off at Bunco night!! Your handiwork is inspiring, Sandy, xo

  4. You have been so busy!!! I love the finished blanket, and you are right that border is perfect.
    Hugs to you,