Saturday, February 22, 2014

Getting Ready for St. Patrick's Day

Have I mentioned I love being retired.  

Oh, yes, I do.  

Finally I have time to spend with my Hubby... and my hobbies. 

I bought this expensive digital embroidery software - TruEmbroidery - because it is for MACs. 

Yesterday I had to shout out to my tech guy (sweet Hubby) to help me insert a design.   

I was so frustrated.  

It only took him less than five minutes to figure out what I was doing wrong.

Anyways I'm sure I will learn how to use the TruEmbroidery Software…someday.  

It will just take practice…lots of it.

But today has been a fun day of embroidery after being without my sewing machine for a week.  

It's annual inspection is completed so I was able to stitch up my St. Patrick's Day design today.


I've been inspired too.  

I found a quilt design on Pinerest that I think would be lovely as a crochet throw.
My Inspiration.
Source:  Pinterest

I can see this in my mind as crocheted granny squares.

I could crochet the solid granny squares like these for the center in red and pink. 

Source:  Pinterest
And the red and pink yarn in colors like these for the outer round. 

Source:  Pinerest

Here's another inspiration. 

I like the color pattern and stitch used on this one too. 

I love this one too!
Source:  Pinerest
Unfortunately there is no written pattern for this one but maybe I can figure it out. 

Now I have to get over to Michael's and buy some yarn for my first inspiration piece.  

I won't be able to stop thinking about a red, turquoise, pink and white throw.  

How about you?

Have you been inspired?

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  1. Yes, I'm inspired! I want to make an afghan in the Cath Kidston colors.

  2. I love your stitching so festive! And all that crochet is so wonderful and very tempting.

  3. Sandy, I bet in a bit we will be oohing and aahing over the blanket. i love your enthusiasm for crafting. I am inspired by it. I LOVE being retired, too. Thanks for Divine Intervention! xo

  4. I have once again, been inspired by you! That crocheted blanket with granny squares idea is going to be so awesome. Love your seasonal embroidery art! Lucky you to have a tech savvy hubby. The NVO is always helpful too...but 6-8 more years before retirement for him. I am looking forward to it.

    Have a wonderful week Sandy!