Getting Started on Christmas 2017

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Getting Started on Christmas 2017

by CindyW » Sun Mar 19, 2017 1:30 am

I retired in this past summer, and after an autumn of travel and getting settled into a new, temporary home, I've been cross-stitching like crazy. The first item I did was a Christmas stocking for my 93 year old mother-in-law. Her previous stocking was a forty+ year old felt stocking and this past Christmas it was full of holes! This year she'll get a new one. I finished it differently than most of the ones I do, but her family puts LOTS of gifts and candy in stockings, so she needed a big one. I stitched the cross stitch fabric to prequilted cotton, using a machine satin stitch, then finished the stocking. The soft pastels are her favorite colors. I hope she'll enjoy it.

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Re: Getting Started on Christmas 2017

by fccs » Sun Mar 19, 2017 1:35 am

The stocking is beautiful - both the stitching and the finish! Well done. She'll love it!!
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Re: Getting Started on Christmas 2017

by CindyW » Sun Mar 19, 2017 1:38 am

I found this pattern in a book recently and decided I needed yet another piece of Christmas decor (my daughters say the house looks like Christmas threw-up when we decorate!). I've since framed this with a red mat and walnut and gold burnished frame. It was my first foray into stitching on linen, over 2 threads. After I got the hang of it, so it only took me a weekend to stitch.

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Re: Getting Started on Christmas 2017

by Ajay » Sun Mar 19, 2017 3:21 am

Supercool.....im stitching some stockings for friends.....but have a clue how to turn into stocking once done
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Re: Getting Started on Christmas 2017

by fiddler » Sun Mar 19, 2017 8:31 am

What a lovely stocking. She is sure to love it. I love the second one too :applesauce: :applesauce:
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Re: Getting Started on Christmas 2017

by Serinde » Sun Mar 19, 2017 8:54 am

ARGH! The "C" word! :shock: :tizzy: (But they are lovely, and that stocking is so thoughtful.)
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Re: Getting Started on Christmas 2017

by rcperryls » Sun Mar 19, 2017 12:38 pm

:applesauce: :applesauce: Both are lovely projects and I'm sure the stocking will be appreciated! I admire your getting such a head start on
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Re: Getting Started on Christmas 2017

by Mabel Figworthy » Sun Mar 19, 2017 1:47 pm

I particularly love that beautiful stocking! But otherwise, er, well, what Serinde said :-D
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Re: Getting Started on Christmas 2017

by karen4bells » Sun Mar 19, 2017 4:27 pm

:applesauce: :applesauce: :applesauce: :applesauce: Beautiful stitching!!! Love the stocking as well as the red one!!! :applesauce: :applesauce: :applesauce:
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Re: Getting Started on Christmas 2017

by kingfisher68 » Sun Mar 19, 2017 9:58 pm

Really love the gorgeous stocking. So pretty & I am sure your MIL will be absolutely delighted with it. Love the colours & it is so neatly stitched :whoop: :applesauce: :applesauce:

Like the red one & am amazed you did all that over a weekend! :applesauce:
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Re: Getting Started on Christmas 2017

by poppy » Sun Mar 19, 2017 10:29 pm

What a wonderful present for your MIL: The nativity scene is so beautifully stitched, it is a lovely design too.
I really like your Christmas picture. I could never stitch this in only one week-end, especially on linen!
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Re: Getting Started on Christmas 2017

by Squirrel » Sun Mar 19, 2017 10:54 pm

WOW what a neat idea on the stocking - it is gorgeous and beautifully finished that is for sure. Love you wall hanging too. :applesauce: :applesauce: :applesauce:
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Re: Getting Started on Christmas 2017

by AlwaysGoofy » Mon Mar 20, 2017 5:24 pm

Those are both beautiful projects. I'm sure your mother-in-law will love her new stocking. Who wouldn't love to have that hanging by their fireplace this year?
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Re: Getting Started on Christmas 2017

by DahliaDoll » Tue Mar 21, 2017 12:12 am

Your work is beautiful!

I, also, have lots and lots of Christmas décor.
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Re: Getting Started on Christmas 2017

by CindyW » Fri Apr 28, 2017 12:54 pm

Another Christmas stocking is stitched! This one was really complex, so it took me 2+ months to stitch. The finishing will happen sometime later, as I need to make a quilt for a new great-nephew, and stitch another stocking.

My oldest daughter will receive a proposal this summer (she doesn't know it!). Assuming she will accept, I've stitched stockings for her soon to be husband and this is for his son. I'll follow with one for his daughter. I did Charles Ross stockings for my husband, my daughters, and myself 30 years ago. I've done his designs for my son-in-law, and the anticipated son-in-law. I think this one will coordinate with them nicely.

This is the son's stocking:
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Re: Getting Started on Christmas 2017

by rcperryls » Fri Apr 28, 2017 12:57 pm

What a wonderful "welcome to our family" gift that is!! And beautiful! I'm sure he will love it.

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Re: Getting Started on Christmas 2017

by CindyW » Fri Apr 28, 2017 12:58 pm

Here are the 30 year old Charles Ross stockings. I hid the names because my daughters have very unique names.
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Re: Getting Started on Christmas 2017

by rcperryls » Fri Apr 28, 2017 12:59 pm

:applesauce: :applesauce: :applesauce: :applesauce:

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Re: Getting Started on Christmas 2017

by CindyW » Fri Apr 28, 2017 1:02 pm

This is the Charles Ross stocking for my anticipated son-in-law.
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Re: Getting Started on Christmas 2017

by CindyW » Fri Apr 28, 2017 1:05 pm

As for a non-Christmas item, I stitched a Welcome Sampler for my daughter's new home:
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