A bit of background: My mom made beautiful cross-stitched Christmas stockings for all of us kids when we were babies. A while back, she made two for her parents too. Starting last year, I got to hang mine along with an almost identical one she made for my husband! The thing is, Mom and Dad have never had their own stockings. I decided it was high time that changed.
Starting last spring, I worked on the stockings off and on all year. I learned a lot along the way, and there are a few things I'd do differently if I were to do them over again now. For one thing, hand-sewing them together made me seriously consider buying a sewing machine! Anyway, without further ado, here are the finished products:
(Those are their "Oh my gosh!" faces. Yes, Dad too. He's Norwegian-American.)
I made lots of tree ornaments for everyone else. Much more manageable! Also, it turns out I really enjoy sewing on felt.
|Patterns: Wild Olive|
My apologies for the poor picture quality.
Maybe after that sewing machine, I should get a new camera!
This picture was, hands-down, the best gift I got this Christmas. Thanks, Kaitlyn!