This week I have been immersed in all things Christmas and I have some sneak peek photos of my progress to share with you.
For some time now I have been planning to make Christmas stockings for the kids. A few years ago I designed them but unfortunately they remained in my sketch book unable to see the light of day. Sadly I just never seemed to find the time to make them up. There were always too many things on the "to do list" and not enough hours in the day. That is until now.
I formalized the original sketches that I had drawn quickly in my sketch book. Here they are with coffee mug in the distance!
The I took up needle and tread and started to embroider. Once the stitcheries were complete I then set to work on the sewing machine and made three patchwork pieces each in a different colourway. I think the red is my favourite.
Before long they were beginning to look like Christmas stockings, much to the delight of the kids who were secretly watching my progress from afar.
To finish them off I crocheted a length from 8 ply cotton to make a bow and then fixed some brass bells to the ends. That way they will tinkle as little hands explore their contents on Christmas morning.
With three Christmas stockings now complete I set to work on a Christmas table runner design that had been buzzing around in my head for a few weeks.
Once it was sketched I started on the embroidery, which is always the part I enjoy most. Next I sewed the scalloped border and hand pieced the mini stars, they are so cute!
Here is the table runner taking shape;
Both of these new Christmas designs will be up on the Stitching Cow website next week, so look out for them. With 2 months before Christmas you will have plenty of time to stitch them up yourself.
Until next time happy stitching!