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Early Stockings?

Posted on | February 11, 2020 | 7 Comments

Maybe early, maybe late – depending on which Christmas you are aiming for. These stockings had no deadline, so I am saying early.

This is a set of four stockings made from a panel, from a long time ago. I can’t remember the manufacturer.

The design was lovely and only needed some outline stitching.

My machine has a setting that gives a hand stitched look to the outlining.

I am happy to now store these away with the rest of the Christmas goodies to wait their turn until December.

I am also keeping my Christmas theme going with completing felt ornaments. This is a different set to last week. Slightly larger at 3 by 3 inches. The design is by Home Spun Whimsy. Lori Moore is doing a Monthly free mug rug design on her Face Book site. I didn’t want a mug rug so turned the design into ornaments.

I wanted to keep them a little firmer that just felt, so I cut up some old x-rays and slid that between the layers before stitching them closed. How many of those old films do we all have piled up around our homes?

We are getting plenty of rain here and more to come. As yet, not as bad as NSW with their floods. It seems crazy to see areas that were covered in fire only a matter of weeks ago now being flooded. As I heard reported just the other day, we only need a plague of locusts and our Summer will be complete. We still have three fires burning in our state and hopefully the forecast rain will be of help there.

Hang in there.

Cheers, Karen

7 Responses to Early Stockings?

  • They are such lovely designs….you are definitely ahead of schedule…Good for you! Very cute ornies too. We are a bit damp up here at present xx

  • Those are sweet designs on the stockings, and your snowmen are cute. Great projects ready for the next holiday season.

  • Fiona Robinson says:

    Oh gosh the panel stockings are lovely… such great characters and so clever to do the machine hand stitching… I haven’t seen that. The ornaments are lovely too… sadly I don’t have Xrays… they are always so useful. I tried to get some old ones once from doctors but privacy doesn’t allow it apparently!! haha and now they do it all electronically

  • You are really getting ahead of the game this year! Good for you! They are all so pretty, too.

  • Those stockings are definitely EARLY… lol… & beautiful too. Great job…xox

  • Jenny Benton says:

    Lovely Christmas selection, such a good idea to get them done early and tuck them away till later. I’m sure my machine has that stitch too, but I’ve never used it. Might be a good idea to check it out, now you’ve reminded me.

  • Joan says:

    What an adorable panel that is. I love the stockings! Fires then floods…lets hope you don’t see locusts anytime soon!


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