Friday, June 28, 2013

A busy but happy dance.....


Wow! It has been longer than expected to do any blogging. I have been really busy with my quilt group as we started a fun group SAL and Christmas in July is next week too. Lots of fun things happening which I can share with you next week.

I have also been busy with an ornament exchange I am doing with a blogging friend. It must remain a secret until she receives it. I have set a goal to send it on its way by next Friday at the latest. I am enjoying the Christmas feeling around here with everything I am working on right now even though it is the middle of the summer.

In the meantime, I do finished a new crochet poncho last week which I have not shared as of yet. I wanted to make a poncho that would look really good with jeans. It is chilly and rainy in Holland this week so it is already coming in handy. I used this pattern from Drops. I then added a double scalloped edge with picots to the bottom. The neck turned out to be far too large and I added three rows of tc to the neck before adding two lacy rows of which I wove in a crocheted tie to the second row. If you decide to try this pattern, I would recommend you make a size smaller than you need to make up for that huge neck size. I am really happy with how it turned out. I like being able to throw on a poncho if I feel chilly and like having them in colors that work with what I happen to be wearing that day.


Have a creative weekend!
Heidi

14 comments:

  1. Beautiful crochet finish! I am looking forward to seeing your other projects too.
    Hugs!

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  2. Bring some sunshine when you come home from CC, please! Or I need to take the poncho home with me..... LOL

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  3. Wow wow wow!! Jee lieve Heidi wat heb je daar een prachtige poncho gemaakt, heel mooi ook die kleuren (lieve zucht). Zal je het hele jaar geweldig staan, zelfs over een bikini (knipoog). En lees ik het goed Kerst in Juli, kan niet wachten met je volgende post zal vast weer té gek zijn. Het was heerlijk bij je vertoeven op je blog en hoop dat alles verder helemaal goed gaat met je. Maar zo te lezen vast en zeker! Heel veel lieve groetjes stuur ik je, huggies from Cin

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  4. What lovely blues in your poncho, Heidi. I'm sure it will be ideal to slip on when the weather is chilly.

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  5. This is so very pretty! I can just see you enjoying it on those cool days in Holland!

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  6. I saw you wearing it today on skype. It is really pretty, as you were making it is was easy to see it needed to be tighter around the neck. It came out great.
    Love Mom

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  7. I haven't been doing much sewing lately but I always enjoy seeing your projects. You are so talented.

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  8. Your poncho is very pretty, Heidi. I love the colors you used. And you are right - it goes very nicely with jeans!

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  9. Love this!! Looks so comfy, cozy!!

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  10. That is so very beautiful Heidi, i bet it's really comfy.

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  11. Dat ziet er lekker warm uit en de poncho is echt heel mooi van kleur. Je zou er zo in wegkruipen.
    Dikke hug, Bep.

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  12. You are busy, aren't you? I love the poncho. And I know you're loving the SAL. Too early for me to think about Christmas in July, though. :-) (ps you are missed at CHL - but I'm glad that you are busy and happy!)
    Jackie

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  13. Ooooh, WOW ! That poncho is really beautiful and promises good warmth for the winter days. You did a GREAT job, Heidi! (as usual ;>)

    XOXOXOXO
    NADINE

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