Monday, December 19, 2011

Stockings at last!

The stockings were stuffed in the mailbox with care, in hopes they would travel to my grandchildren by air! Well it rhymes, but will never be a hit. Yes, I finally got the stockings mailed off to the kids just in the (St.) Nick of time! 

 All the stockings I have made for my nine grandchildren and two greats have been from denim jeans. You can see the seam that runs down one side. These make nice sturdy, home-style stockings. These stockings were smaller than the others because I had to beg for jeans from a lady who only had skinny ones. What is with that? If this trend continues I will be making crazy patched denim stockings next. Sounds cute, but too many seams. As it is I had to piece the toes, but it doesn't show under the toe patch, or on the back, so it is fine. The applique is all done  in wool. This is different from years past as well. I love wool applique! 

Just as I was beginning this project my Jan. 2012 issue of McCall's Quick Quilts arrived in the mail, and there was a cute snowman quilt in it. I used the pattern for those snowmen on my stockings. Great timing!
I seriously wondered if these stockings would ever get done this year. I am itching to sew on other projects, but that may not happen for a while. Christmas is just around the corner and I am all for deep breathing and relaxing when possible! January will be here soon enough and then I can become a serious sewer again.
 I made up this cute little pot for my sister. It contains a sprouting Amaryllis, which my mother always loved, along with a little Christmas trim. I think she will enjoy watching it grow. Have you ever had one? They are so pretty!

Merry Christmas friends! I have appreciated all the nice words of comfort and love sent my way this past year. I am constantly amazed at the wonderful friends I have made out there, and most of you I have never even met! May the blessings of the holidays warm your homes and your hearts.



Amy said...

Super cute and I really like that they are constructed from jeans. Your grandkids are going to love these.

Latane Barton said...

And, a Merry Christmas to you.
The stockings are tooo cute!! I love them. Glad you got them in the mail in time for Santa to fill them on Christmas eve.

Gypsy Quilter said...

What fun. They are so lucky to have a sew-ful grandma.

Libby said...

Skinny jeans *bah* They sure do make cute stockings, though *s* Merry Christmas and all the best to you in the new year!

Vivian said...

Those stockings are just too cute!! And what a wonderful recycle project!

Have a very Merry Christmas!!

Jeanne said...

Such a great idea! The stockings are all adorable. Merry Christmas, Marcie.

Carole said...

Happy New Year Marcie! Wishing you a wonderful 2012! Cheers!