Tuesday, November 02, 2010

The Stockings were....

Well, the stockings aren’t hung, but they are cut out anyway. These are little Primitive Gatherings Patterns. I end up shipping most family gifts south, so this year I’m tying these to packages with the gift tags inside the stockings. Words like Joy, Believe, All Hearts Come Home At Christmas, and Love will be embroidered on each.


I knew I’d be tired at the end of the day this week. When I sew on my machine like that, the mistakes seem to snowball. But this will be relaxing at night. I won’t be using Valdani threads, I have a plastic tote of DMC floss. Sunday evening I piled my wool pieces around me—I keep them in a wicker basket instead of my sewing cabinet—and cut away. In the Wool class I took from Lisa Bongean, she taught us to save all scraps because you never know when you’ll need a toe for a stocking or a flower center or a heart for a crow to hold onto.

We have a chance of snow Thursday and Friday. It’s that time of Year. I need to get my Pilgrim stuff out and tuck away the black cats.

Gratitudes:

My Pellet Stove purring in the background.

Chelsey forgetting her laptop this weekend(It gave her a chance to pop in for an unexpected visit)

Leftovers for supper(less cooking)

17 comments:

Libby said...

Aren't stockings the best? You can use them in so many ways.
Don't laugh - but I am looking forward to the snow. I never tired of watching it fall or playing in it once it landed last year. Looking for more of the same this year *s*

Sue said...

Hi Melanie.
I love those stockings! It is that time of the year to get wrapped up on Christmas presents and such.
Been working on some wool projects myself lately and did finish the top for my mother's Christmas quilt. Just have to quilt it now.
I agree that it's a good idea to save all scraps since with wool you can use the tiniest pieces:) Plus, it's not cheap so that's another good reason.

Hope you are enjoying your new job still. Been thinking of ya and so nice to see your post.

Carol said...

I just love those stockings!

Finn said...

As always, simply lovely! I do love the stuff you make Mel, *VBS*
The wool in a basket sounds perfect, and your instructor is right, often it's just a small bit that is needed. Why drag out a whole big piece? No snow in our forecast as yet, but soon I suspect. Hugs, Finn

Darlene said...

Love your stockings - very, very cute!

Loris said...

The wool stockings are wonderful! Lovely work and a great idea!

McIrish Annie said...

It seems to early to think about Christmas! But I do love the stockings. Leaves are still falling here and raking is underway!

Karen said...

I made small stockings to hold small gifts year before last. And several bigger stockings including a couple made from wool. I need to be on your Christmas list. Just what you need, huh?

Mary @ Neat and Tidy said...

Your projects are always so very cute!

Colleen said...

Very cute stockings, Mel! And I save all the scraps too... I have a small scrappy box and a bigger bin for the wool to try to keep it more organized. Glad you got an extra visit from your daughter :o)

Jane Coslick said...

Hi Melanie,

Congratulations! You are my winner for the Cottages Book giveaway. Please send me your address.

Jane

Kirsty said...

very sweet! Great work.

Shakerwood said...

Cute, cute stockings. Don't you just love working with wool!?

deb said...

LOVE these!!!!!!!!!!!
Christmas is so close!!! I need to make a stocking for my new grand daughter.....I better get busy!!!
you are right about saving all the little wool pieces thats for sure!!!!

Evelyn aka Starfishy said...

Those are the cutest stockings! We used to live near a wool mill and Mom would come home with huge trash bags of all sorts of wool - we would cut it into strips and braided rugs like no tomorrow. I always love to see wool! Cheers! Evelyn

Greenmare said...

oh your stocking are just precious! did you get snow last weekend? we got just some icy raindrops and few flurries, not enough to stay around.

Karen said...

Cute, cute stockings. I made some similar for putting gifts in. They made a nice gift by themselves but with something handmade inside, twice as good.