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 cone. 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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