Finished up another stocking earlier today! This one is for my daughter, Clare. I had chosen the fabric, but Clare determined the placement, the stitching, and the thread colors. I think she did a nice job, don’t you?
I apologize for the flipped photos – I can’t seem to figure out how to get them topside up!!
Here is a picture of both stockings done. The first one I decided to offer to our dog, Bess. Her stocking is tall and skinny because Santa brings her bully sticks. ; )
Both stockings were cut from a paper bag template (HA!), machine quilted and embroidered.
How is your Christmas crafting going? Whatcha workin’ on?
The seasons change so quickly and the holiday season is so short. I realize that it’s important to observe each holiday as it comes and to be fully present in family, in emotion, in love. That said, I am at work on Christmas items…and it’s not even Thanksgiving!!
As I sit at my machine making stockings for my family, I am enveloped in gratitude. I am grateful for a family to create for, for my talent, for a warm, safe home full of everything that I need and for my many fantastic friends (lucky girl, I know!), one of which is Renee of JaneEleanor, who inspired me to create stockings for my family simply by showing me a picture. Ha! Sometimes…most times, that’s all it takes, folks.
For my first, I’ve chosen a smattering of Amy Butler fabrics sewn together in random strips, then quilted. The cuff is in the works as I type. This one was more experimental for me and I’m excited to personalize each one for my kids.
Happy holidays, whichever you celebrate. Blessings and peace to you and your family.