Scott and I were Christmas shopping a few weeks ago when he casually asked me, “Are you going to make Christmas stockings this year?” My response: “Eventually I want to make quilted stockings, but not this year. Too stressy.” Be assured that stressy is a word and it is a very real emotion.
On the way home Scott asked, “Can we go to Hobby Lobby?” Me: “Sure, what for?” Scott: “To get stuff so I can make stockings.”
The wheels began to turn in my head. What would this look like? And how much would he do before I had to step in a finish the rest.
Me: “Ok fine. I’ll make stockings.”
Really. The things I get myself into.
All in all, the three Christmas stockings took a little less than a week and a half to make (mostly in the evenings and a lot of the time I just sat there staring at the fabric/stockings trying to figure out what the hell to do). Considering I didn’t work from a pattern and haven’t made stockings before, I’m thrilled with how they turned out. There are imperfections, of course, but I’m probably the only one who would notice (except for the uneven name stitching). And the great news is that next time I make stockings I’ll probably have to do less blank-eyed staring and be able to work more efficiently.
I failed at photographing the progress, but here’s a hodgepodge of shots (you should be able to click on all to enlarge).
This will be my last post for the week and I’ll be back on Monday with Elle’s 8 month update.
I hope everyone has a truly blessed and beautiful Christmas.