Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Stockings

Christmas stockings are somewhat of an American tradition. I never owned one, until I spent Christmas with my friend Jessica Teeples in Georgia in 1999. Never wanting to spend any money on cute stockings, we ended up with the dollar store variety. Those have served their purpose just fine, but this year I wanted something nicer. The internet gave me inspiration, so the sewing commenced. My embroidery sewing machine is awesome. It can create things that look like they are straight out of the "Neiman Markus" catalog. It does take a while to set it all up, and to actually wait for the embroidery to finish, but I am loving the end result.


Of course fancy stockings need a fancy way to be displayed. Hobby Lobby had this cute "Peace" stocking holder set. 5 letters, 5 family members. Christmas is coming way too fast this year. I still have 2.5 stockings to make, and only 7 days to do it in.

8 comments:

Wendy said...

beautiful!

Maddy S said...

That's so cool. How long does it take to embroider one stocking?

Jill said...

Love your stockings!! No wonder we can't find ANY stockings in France. They must not do them here! Thanks for the heads up, I will stop searching! You really did an amazing job on those!!! Do you hire out :)

Mary Elizabeth Liberty said...

Jessica, those look amazing! WAy to put your new machine to the task~

Majo said...

Hartstikke mooi ! Knap gedaan !

Nancy Sabina said...

Those are so great! Love the fabric, too.

skideewink said...

Oh my goodness, those are B*E*A*U*T*I*F*U*L* Well deserving of the stocking holders!! You amaze me, your are so very talented. Can't wait for Friday Night. If you can't find any ugly sweater, just make a couple!!??

angela michelle said...

those came out beautiful. nice work!

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