I thought I had blogged about this "Party with Patrick" project by Patrick Lose:
Holiday Hot Pad
But I discovered I hadn't.
I decided to buy the digital design (here) for the Christmas light bulb - that way the machine does all the work sewing the satin stitches.
I added the bulb's light rays radiating out from each light using one of my machine 's built in quilting stitches.
And I couldn't stop there.
I had to add more of my touches so I stitched an embroidered quilt and stipple design on the back.
This design came with my Janome Memory Craft 12000.
I like the red fabric border.
It sets the front and back off nicely.
One of the ladies in our embroidery club gave me the nicest comment:
She said, "I should be very proud of my work.
It was very well done and anyone would be thrilled to receive it as a gift."
It's too pretty to use.
Today is a sew day for me.
I'm starting the next "Party with Patrick" Christmas project - "Shining Stars".
Have I encouraged you to sew?
I hope so.
It's a rewarding and fun hobby.